Clipper system to arrive in region by weekend

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 8:05 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

The weather pattern that has enveloped the Miami Valley can be very conducive to "clipper systems". These storm systems originate from Canada and move rapidly across the Great Lakes. They usually bring quick bursts of light to moderate snow along with gusty winds. They also typically bring a rapid drop in temperatures after they move by.

The weather pattern that has enveloped the region can be very conducive to "clipper systems."

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These storm systems originate from Canada and move rapidly across the Great Lakes. They usually bring quick bursts of light to moderate snow along with gusty winds. They also typically bring a rapid drop in temperatures after they move by.

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But there are several different names given to these clipper systems depending on where they originate. 

The most common Canadian storm system is called the "Alberta Clipper."

SEE: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

But there also are two more names if the systems develop in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell explains the differences between an "Alberta Clipper," a "Saskatchewan Screamer," and a "Manitoba Mauler" in this video.

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Rain chances continue into the work-week

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 5:19 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 4:13 PM

Some rain possible to start the work-week in the Dayton area.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few isolated showers this evening
  • Chance of rain to start the work-week
  • Warmer temperatures return later this week

Today: Mainly scattered showers with an isolated downpour possible in the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures only climbing to about 77 degrees with mostly cloudy skies.

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Tonight: Clouds will stay with us this evening and overnight as a few isolated showers continue to move through parts of the region. Not everyone sees rain, but a few will. Temperatures overnight will eventual drop into the lower to middle 60s. Some fog is once again possible overnight, according to News Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

Monday: This area of low pressure is still influencing our weather, with it the chance for rain stays with us. Temperatures top out in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few showers are again possible under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: More dry time is expected, but the chance for rain still can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies are on tap. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Friday: We top out in the lower 80s with a few daytime clouds.

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More rain expected to end the weekend

Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 9:07 PM

Rain sticks with us to start the week in the Dayton area.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Rain chances stay with us for the next few days
  • More dry time later this coming week
  • Warmer temperatures build back in

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Today: Showers and storms are expected to pop up in the afternoon and into the evening hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

Tonight: A few lingering spotty showers will continue to be possible overnight, but overall more dry time is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 60s overnight.

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Sunday: More spotty showers are expected, with the best chances coming in the afternoon hours. It’ll again be a cooler day with highs in the middle to upper 70s.

Monday: More rain is on tap to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: The chance for rain continues, but more dry time is expected overall. Temperatures will get back into the lower to middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

Wednesday: More dry time is expected, but a stray shower can’t be ruled out, especially further east. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

The chance for rain sticks around this weekend and even lasts into the middle of the work week.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies with highs in the middle 80s are expected.

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Severe weather downs trees, ignites fire in Miami Valley

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 3:26 PM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 4:45 PM

Heavy rains flooded Edgard Avenue during the afternoon on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Update @ 4:35 p.m.:

The strong winds also damaged trees around the area. In Miami Twp., a giant tree was uprooted in front of a business located at the corner of Centerville Road and Graceland Street. 

Racheal Cullins, who works at the business said she was on the phone when all of the sudden she heard a really loud boom. She looked outside and the tree fell had fallen in the yard, away from the building. 

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Had the tree fallen the opposite direction, the tree would have fallen on the building, she said. No injuries were reported.

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In addition, multiple tree branches fell in Deeds Park in Dayton, blocking making the road impassable. There also were no injuries reported. 

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The Miami Valley has been under several severe weather watches Friday afternoon. The heavy rainfall and lightening strikes are responsible for flooding and two structural fires in the area, officials said. 

Early Friday afternoon, lightening struck an apartment building in the 1600 block of Seabreeze Court in Washington Twp. A second alarm was requested as firefighters worked to retain the fire to the roof of the building. 

A second working fire at a single family home in Beavercreek was reported just after 3 p.m. Fire crews worked quickly to put the fire out, and no one was injured. 

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There was minor damage to the home, and the family will continue to live there, firefighter said. 

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Fires aside, there’s been some flooding under a bridge on Third and Webster streets  in Dayton. The flood is causing motorists to drive cautiously, but cars are not stranded. 

We will continue to bring you the latest damages reports in the area as we get them. 

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Showers, storms taper off tonight

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 4:22 AM
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Rough weather predicted for the remainder of Friday

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DETAILED FORECAST

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Tonight: Showers and storms, some heavy, will gradually taper down after midnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will fall into the middle 60s overnight.

Rough weather predicted for the remainder of Friday

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Saturday: Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage through the afternoon hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

Saturday: Expect showers and storms to increase in coverage through the afternoon hours. Temperatures will hold in the upper 70s.

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Sunday: Much of the area will be dry in the morning but more showers and storms will develop during the afternoon hours. Highs will hold in the upper 70s.

Monday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds in the morning with a chance for some showers and storms in the afternoon and early evening. Highs will reach into the lower 80s.

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Tuesday: Partly sunny skies are in the forecast with a slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm, mainly in the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound back into the middle 80s.

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Wednesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance for a pop up storm. It will be warm with highs in the middle 80s.

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