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Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 4:42 PM
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 10:12 PM
— UPDATE @ 10 p.m.: A tenth of an inch of snow and voila! It’s a Dayton record for the most number of days in April with measurable (at least that amount) of snow, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
According to data released as of 8 p.m. by the National Weather Service in Wilmington…. a tenth of an inch of snow has been measured at Dayton International Airport for Monday, April 16, 2018.
This sets a record at 5 for most number of days in April with measurable (at least a tenth of an inch) of snow.
Cincinnati also broke the record, with 5 days of accumulating snow in April.
Sunshine and 70s last week, snow showers and cold this week.
Mother nature can’t seem to make up her mind.
Temperatures have plunged 40 degrees since Friday and it seems like winter just doesn’t want to let go.
So how unusual is it to see snow showers in late April? Actually, it’s not that rare.
"It is important to note though that we have had snow in May before," Elwell said, "but we can never rule that out."
The latest seasonal measurable snowfall record is a half-inch of snow on May 9, 1923.
But Elwell doesn't think we'll be seeing May snow.
We are on track, however, to make it into the top 5 for snowiest Aprils on record.
And Elwell believes we are about to turn a corner and say goodbye to the ever changing weather pattern, and it could be as early as this week.
"The stronger sun angle this time of year will eventually win out, and the warmth of spring will return. But don’t look for as fast as a warm-up as we saw last week," he said.
Elwell strongly suggests holding off on any significant planting other than cold season vegetables right now. While the average last freeze date in Dayton is April 19, temperatures in the region have dipped below 32 degrees as late as May 3.
And the way this year has gone, Elwell said it wouldn’t surprise him if we hit another record.
The advice has always been to wait until Mother’s Day weekend to do any planting. This year, that falls on May 13.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:57 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:20 PM
— More clearing is expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Overnight: More clearing is expected overnight. It won’t be as cool, with temperatures dropping into the middle 40s for most of the region.
Monday: After a dry start in the lower 50s, rain is expected to move in headed toward lunchtime. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Periods of rain are expected, but there will be some breaks, especially in the evening.
Tuesday: A few more scattered showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: A pre-dawn shower is possible, otherwise it should be drying out. Highs will be in the lower 60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower 60s.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
DAYTON — Old North Dayton’s Ahiska Turkish mosque Sunday afternoon celebrated its grand opening.
The event at the Osman Gazi Mosque, at 1508 Valley St., was open to the entire community, and featured dignitaries from across the globe.
Celebrations included a picnic in a park owned by the mosque and a prayer service.
The Dayton area has a growing community of more than 1,000 Ashiska Turkish families, according to estimates.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:32 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:05 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 6:50 a.m.:
The two-vehicle injury accident that occurred on northbound Interstate 75 Sunday morning is under investigation, according to police.
All three of the adult males involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital with unknown conditions, according to Sgt. Cash of the Dayton Police Department.
One of the occupants involved was described as being in “pretty bad shape.”
It was not clear what exactly happened in the Sunday morning crash but the Crash Reconstruction Unit is attempting to piece it together, Cash said.
UPDATE @ 5:28 a.m.:
All of Interstate 75 is now open after a vehicle accident caused a nearly three hour shutdown.
UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:
The left two lanes at northbound Interstate 75 are open between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident shut the road down for nearly three hours.
The right lane remains closed.
Northbound Interstate 75 is closed between State Route 4 and Stanley Avenue after a two-vehicle accident in Dayton Sunday.
Crews were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. to the accident.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:
The fire that started at a duplex in the 200 block of Warren Street in Dayton is under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire that started in the rear of the two-story building Sunday morning, according to District Chief Brad Baldwin of the Dayton Fire Department.
Baldwin said the fire was well involved when crews arrived.
Flames blew out of the front and sides of the duplex when crews made entry to the front of the first floor, Baldwin said.
Firefighters tried to control the flames as the buildings on both sides of the duplex were evacuated, according to Baldwin.
It is not yet known what started the fire or if anyone was inside at the time.
Damage estimates were not yet known but the roof had caved in.
Firefighters are on scene of a working two-story duplex fire where flames were reportedly showing in Dayton.
Crews were dispatched around 6:20 a.m. to the 200 block of Warren Street.
Buckeye Street at Warren Street is closed.
We are hearing reports that adjacent buildings are being evacuated.