A storm system brought snow and a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain as well as a cold rain across the Miami Valley.
Along with gusty winds, this made temperatures cold and low visibility for many drivers that were out late. It also made for quite the display of thundersnow that not only could folks hear but also see the lightning.
This is caused by strong winds being lifted into the storm system and causing instability with the differences in temperatures and precipitation types, similar to thunderstorms in the warmer months.
A mix of precipitation fell across the area because of the difference in temperature here at the surface and aloft (in the mid atmosphere).
In many cases, this mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain cut down on the pure snow totals. Here is a list of the unofficial snow totals across the Miami Valley.
Bellefontaine (Logan Co) = 6.0″
Piqua (Miami Co) = 5.4″
Fort Loramie (Shelby Co) = 5.0″
Versailles (Darke Co) = 5.0″
Rockford (Mercer Co) = 4.5″
St. Paris (Champaign Co) = 4.5″
Sidney (Shelby Co) = 4.3″
Wapakoneta (Auglaize Co) = 3.5″
Waynesfield (Auglaize Co) = 3.5″
Cedarville (Greene Co) = 3.2″
Dayton (Montgomery Co) = 2.7″
Tipp City (Miami Co) = 2.2″
Libery Twp. (Butler Co) = 2.0″
Fairborn (Greene Co) = 2.0″
Eaton (Preble Co) = 1.7″
Lebanon (Warren Co) = 1.5″
Xenia (Greene Co) = 1.5″
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