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Cool and blustery today on heels of wind advisory

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 3:44 AM
Updated: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 1:08 AM

Winds may gust up to 50mph in spots.

Winds will gradually diminish overnight with clouds beginning to arrive toward morning. Temperatures fall to about 30 degrees by then. A Wind Advisory for Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene and Logan counties has expired.

>> Trees fall on wires as high winds affect region

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Cold, blustery day
  • Threat for a few snowflakes north
  • Sunny skies for the weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

Today: It will be a cool and blustery day. Skies will become mostly sunny with highs in the lower 40s.

Saturday: Sunny skies will start the weekend with highs in the middle 40s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Sunday: More sunshine is in the forecast with highs rebounding to near 50 degrees.

Monday: Clouds will increase through the day. There is a chance for showers toward evening. Highs will reach the lower 50s. 

>> WHIO Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar 

Tuesday: A few showers possible early in the morning with partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Temperatures will be falling from near 50 early through the 40s in the afternoon.

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Coroner’s office responds to crash in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:07 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

Scene of fatal accident on Danner Avenue in Dayton

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office responded to a crash in Dayton early Monday morning.

The crash was reported at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of Danner Avenue and Richley Drive. 

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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2 in custody after cruiser struck, pursuit in Dayton

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:01 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 3:12 AM

2 in custody following pursuit in Dayton

A pursuit that started when a pickup truck struck a cruiser ended in Dayton early Monday morning with two in custody.

The pursuit started shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Germantown and Gettysburg when a black Chevrolet Silverado reportedly struck a deputy’s cruiser.

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The pursuit ended around 1:50 a.m. in the area of Gettysburg Avenue and Frytown Road. Two people, a man and woman, are in custody.

No injuries were reported.

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Propane gas leak causes explosion at Tipp City home

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:40 AM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:40 AM

Gas leak house explosion in West Milton

A propane gas leak caused an explosion in the basement of a home in West Milton Sunday morning.

Larry Jinkins said he was asleep when the explosion happened in his home around 8:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Iddings Road.

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Jinkins, his wife, five kids, and three dogs were in the home at the time of the explosion. 

He said the fire department told him they were very lucky they were not hurt. 

Jinkins rented the house that is now uninhabitable. He said they had a temporary gas line due to a former gas leak that needed to be put underground.

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The family is being aided by the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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Air Pollution Advisory continues today for smog

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:08 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about what this is and who is at risk!

An Air Pollution Advisory for smog remains in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties.

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Temperatures are expected to be in the lower to middle 90s, with sunshine and light to moderate south/southwest winds, which are conducive for high levels of ground-level ozone, or smog, and may lead to elevated air pollution levels.

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The Air Quality Index reading is anticipated to be approximately 115 on Monday. It was 108 on Saturday and 112 on Sunday.

Any reading of 101 or higher is deemed “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” according to The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, in conjunction with the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, which issued the announcement Thursday. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency also issued an alert.

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Children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. It’s OK to be active outside, but take more breaks and do less strenuous activities. Symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or unusual fatigue may indicate a serious problem.

Residents should contact their health care provider if any of these symptoms occur. The general public is not likely to be affected. 

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ground-level ozone (smog) is an irritant to the respiratory system formed when bright sunlight mixes with emissions from vehicles and small gasoline-powered engines. These emissions collect in a stagnant air mass and form smog. 

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To reduce smog, especially on days when these notices are issued, residents are encouraged to do the following: 

AVOID DRIVING IF POSSIBLE. Carpool, vanpool or take the bus. Vehicle emissions cause almost 50 percent of ground-level ozone. Walk or ride a bike for short trips. 

REFUEL YOUR VEHICLE ONLY AFTER 8 P.M.: If you can avoid it, don’t refuel when air pollution advisories have been issued. Vapors from gasoline contribute to the smog problem. 

COMBINE ERRANDS if you have to drive or delay them until the advisory is lifted. 

LIMIT YOUR USE of small gasoline-powered equipment such as lawn mowers. 

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