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YOU NEED THIS: WHIO Weather App

Published: Friday, November 18, 2016 @ 2:01 PM

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The free WHIO Weather App will keep you alert and informed of changing weather conditions. You’ll be able to access the live radar before you hit the road.  

Install the WHIO Weather App free now from the Google Play or Apple store. Right at your fingertips, you'll have access to:

  • Live radar to track rain and storms
  • School closings 
  • Hour-by-hour forecasts 
  • Hyper-local forecasts for your county 
  • Forecasts wherever you travel in the U.S. 

HOW DO I ADD MY CITY OR LOCATION IN THE APP?

Once you have downloaded the app, it is time to setup the locations you would like to monitor. Remember, these can change whenever you'd like with a push of a button. 

  • Once in the WHIO Weather app, look for the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen  
  • Click Current Location to save your first city 

After that, you can save up to 10 locations by typing in the city and state. These locations can be anywhere you wish to receive weather updates. 

SHOULD I "ENABLE" BACKGROUND TRACKING? 

A new feature in the app is its ability to track storms even when the app isn't open and update you wherever you go...even out of state. If you travel into a location that is being impacted by weather, you will automatically be updated through the app. 

  • Once in the App, click the 'plus sign' at the top left of your screen 
  • Go to the Settings button at the bottom of your locations tab
  • Click Background Tracking, this will take you to your phone's settings
  • Make sure under the 'Location' option you chose 'always'

DO I HAVE TO BE ALERTED TO EVERYTHING WEATHER RELATED? 

The WHIO Weather App is unique because it allows you to choose which the weather alerts for which you want to receive notifications. All watches, warnings and advisories that the National Weather Service issues are available in our app. 

  • Make sure there is a check by the alerts you want to receive
  • You can turn off any notification you don't want by clicking the check mark 

WHY DIDN'T THE WARNING GO OFF ON MY PHONE? 

A special feature on the WHIO Weather App is the ability for the app to notify you ONLY when your GPS or saved locations are in the POLYGON for a warning. The National Weather Service draws polygons when it issues warnings and advisories. If your location isn't in the polygon, the alert will NOT go off. 

WATCHES on the other hand are issued for entire counties, not polygons. If your location falls in a county where a watch is issued you WILL get an alert. 

ISN'T THE 7-DAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER WEATHER APP? 

Unlike most apps that rely on a computer to just dump weather data on to their app, the StormCenter 7 Team updates the forecast on the WHIO Weather App each day, multiple times a day. With the WHIO Weather App you are getting a detailed forecast specifically created for the Miami Valley. It's not from a meteorologist many states away.

 

HOW DO I SEE THE LATEST LIST OF SCHOOL/ BUSINESS CLOSINGS AND DELAYS? 

We've added the latest list of school and business closings and delays in the WHIO Weather App so you can check the list from wherever you're located. Simply open the app, along the bottom is a tool bar, 'Closings' is the third option from the left. This will take you directly to the most recently updated list. This new feature will better help you plan your day, allowing you to adjust as needed when your kids' school or your place of business issues a delay or closes due to road conditions or other reasons. 

 

I MISSED A NEWSCAST, HOW CAN I GET MY FORECAST? 

If you miss a TV newscast, you can still keep up with the latest video forecasts our meteorologists create throughout the day. These short weather video segments tell the weather story of the day, how it will impact you, and contain their scientific explanations for unique elements of the forecast you won't get in a written story or graphic. This is a great tool during severe weather days and when a big winter storm may impact the Miami Valley. These custom video forecasts created by the StormCenter7 team of Meteorologists can be found under the 'Video' tab. 

 

WHAT CAN I SEE ON THE INTERACTIVE RADAR BESIDES RAIN AND SNOW? 

The Interactive Radar is available year-round in the WHIO Weather App. Features on the app allow you to see lightning strikes along with satellite and radar. Under the 'Radar' tab you can click on the 'Layer' icon to overlay things like watches and warnings so you can see where storms and alerts are in relation to your location.

Mild today, rain returns Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:02 AM

Thin clouds across the Miami Valley early this morning. Temperatures are cool again, and will start in the low 50s and upper 40s. 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST 

  • Temperatures in the 70s Tuesday
  • Cooler midweek with rounds of rain 
  • Weekend looks warm but unsettled

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts 

RELATED: Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

DETAILED FORECAST 

TODAY: Clouds will thicken through the day. A stray sprinkle is possible, but it will be mostly dry and quiet throughout the day. Highs climb to the middle 70s which is warmer than normal. 

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WEDNESDAY: Another system will approach the Miami Valley. A few showers can't be ruled out in the morning, but rain will become more widespread with the chance for some storms to mix in through the afternoon hours. Severe threat is low, but pockets of heavy rain will be possible. Highs in the upper 60s and breezy.

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THURSDAY: Some dry time, but cloudy and cool. A few afternoon showers will redevelop. Highs in the middle 60s. Drying out into the evening. 

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

FRIDAY: Some dry time early and through the afternoon. Sunshine and scattered clouds. Temperatures warm back up to the middle 70s. Some passing showers return in the evening. 

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and muggy. Scattered showers or a few storms possible during the day. Highs around 80.

SUNDAY: Some showers around early then clouds decrease during the day with some dry time later in the afternoon and evening. Highs around 80 again.

 

 

 

 

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Cooler temps, rain expected later this week

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 5:10 AM

Skies will become mostly clear with temperatures slowly dropping through the 60s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Dry and cool tonight 
  • Some sun, seasonable Tuesday
  • Stormy pattern develops midweek

RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  

TRAFFIC: WHIO Traffic Center

DETAILED FORECAST 

Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected with some increase in clouds toward morning. Temperatures will fall into the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Sunshine will start the day with increasing clouds. Highs will rebound into the middle 70s.

RELATED: WHIO Interactive Radar 

Wednesday: Scattered showers and few thunderstorms will be likely. Highs will hold in the upper 60s.

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Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for passing showers. Temperatures will be unseasonably cool, only reaching into the middle to upper 60s.

Friday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds along with warmer temperatures. There will be a chance for showers late in the day or evening. Highs will rebound into the middle 70s.

Saturday: Skies will be partly sunny with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees.

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Despite some clouds, here’s how to find Mercury, Venus

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

DAYTON — Some lingering clouds may block the view for some Tuesday morning, but it is still worth it to head outside before dawn to see Mercury and Venus. 

Sunrise in Dayton will be around 6:16 a.m. Tuesday. About an hour before, look to the east. 

Right along the horizon you should easily find the waning crescent moon — the phase before a new moon. It will look like a thin sliver in the sky. 

Above the moon you will see what looks like a bright star. That is actually the planet Venus which has been easy to spot all month. The harder planet to find is Mercury. Mercury will be to the bottom left of the moon, and will shine very close to the horizon. 

These planets won't twinkle like a star does. If you have an unobstructed view of the horizon it will make it easier to see. 

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Skies clear overnight; temps drop into the mid-50s

Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 12:28 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 11:40 PM

More clearing is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 50s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Skies clear overnight
  • Sunshine expected Monday
  • More storms possible Wednesday

Track storms with live interactive radar

Monday: It will be dry with some more sunshine, though a bit cooler with highs near 70 degrees.

RELATED: WHIO Weather App

Tuesday: Increasing clouds return with highs in the lower to middle 70s. There is the slight chance for a few showers, maybe storms late night.

Wednesday: The chance for showers and storms returns with highs in the middle 60s.

RELATED: Check out #SkyWitness7

Thursday: A few lingering showers are expected, especially earlier in the day. Highs again will be in the mid-60s.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies are on tap. Highs will be in the lower 70s.

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