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Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 12:07 PM
— Did you know February 5 is nationally recognized as National Weatherperson's Day?
Get to know the Stormcenter 7 team of Meteorologists a little more personally:
Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell
Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs
Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini
Meteorologist Brett Collar
According to the National Weather Service, the day commemorates the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries, one of Americas first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774 and he took the first balloon observation in 1784.
This is a day to recognize the men and women who collectively provide Americans, and those of us here living in the ever-changing weather climate of the Miami Valley, with the life-saving information we need to plan our lives.
The Stormcenter 7 Team of meteorologists works 24-7 to analyze weather data and monitor the ONLY Live Doppler 7 radar right here in Dayton, and the National Weather Service radar in Wilmington, Ohio.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 5:10 PM
— Skies will be clear with comfortable conditions as temperatures drop into the middle 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
Thursday: Lots of sunshine is expected with temperatures rebounding back into the lower 80s. Humidity levels will remain low. An Air Quality Advisory is issued for Thursday for Butler and Warren counties in anticipation of high ozone levels.
Friday: Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast but temperatures will heat up into the middle 80s.
Saturday: The heat and humidity will begin to build with partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for some afternoon and evening pop-up thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
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Sunday: It will be quite warm and humid with partly cloudy skies and a chance for pop-up thunderstorms.
Memorial Day: Expect it to be partly cloudy and humid Monday with a continued chance of mainly afternoon/evening pop-up storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 4:54 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 4:54 PM
— There’s really no place that’s 100 percent safe in Florida when it comes to hurricanes.
Even Orlando got hit twice in 2004 by hurricanes Charley and Frances.
And, although Florida enjoyed a more than 10-year hurricane drought after 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Florida Panhandle in 2016.
Still, Homeinsurance.com has ranked Florida’s cities based on their evaluation of NOAA-identified storms from 1965 to October 2014, doling out scores based on the number of storm events, number of storm-related deaths, property damage and storm-related injuries.
The top 10 safest cities in Florida during a hurricane, according to the insurance study, are:
The entire ranking is below.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
— In the winter we talk about wind chill and in the spring and summer, it is the heat index that is important, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Both are apparent or "feels like" temperatures. The heat index is a "feels like" temperature that looks at the actual air temperature and how much moisture is in the air, either with relative humidity or dew point. When it is hot, it can be uncomfortable. When it is hot and muggy, it is a different level for our bodies.
The amount of moisture in the air impacts how well our bodies can cool off. When you are hot, your body starts to sweat, that sweat is then evaporated from your body into the atmosphere. If the moisture content of the air is high, it is harder for that evaporation to take place, and harder then for your body to cool down.
Here is the actual equation for calculating heat index:
HI = -42.379 + 2.04901523*T + 10.14333127*RH - .22475541*T*RH - .00683783*T*T - .05481717*RH*RH + .00122874*T*T*RH + .00085282*T*RH*RH - .00000199*T*T*RH*RH
As the air temperature and relative humidity increase, the heat index will as well. If it is 88 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would be 93 degrees. If it was 100 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would reach 124 degrees. This makes being outside when it is hot and humid more dangerous.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:02 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Humidity levels remain low for the day as plenty of sunshine is expected. Temperatures reach back into the lower 80s.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
Friday’s forecast continues the calm weather and warm temperatures in the mid-80s.