Brighter and larger supermoon to appear Sunday

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 4:46 PM

Here is why the full moon December 3 is so special.

December 3 will not only be our next full moon, it is also considered to be a "supermoon."

A supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs around the same time it is near the closest approach to Earth during orbit, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. This point is called the perigee. December's supermoon is actually the only full supermoon of 2017.

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In Dayton, the moon will technically be full around 10:46 a.m. Don't worry though, when the moon rises around 5:43 p.m. it will look huge!

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A "supermoon" is said to appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon when it is furthest from Earth, although it is usually hard to notice with a naked eye.

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Either way, take some photos of the moon looking big and bright in the night sky on Sunday and share using the hashtag #SkyWitness7.

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Few showers, cooler temps to start the weekend

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

Few showers arrive late Friday.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet and cool tonight
  • Increasing clouds, slight chance for showers Friday night
  • Temps to drop back below average for the weekend

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

This evening: Mostly clear skies are in the forecast with temperatures dropping back into the 50s.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

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Tonight: Skies will be mostly clear. Temperatures will fall back into the middle 40s by morning.

Friday: The day will start with lots of sunshine, however some clouds will arrive in the afternoon. There will be the chance for a few passing showers in the evening and then again later Friday night. Temperatures will reach into the middle 60s.

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Saturday: Expect quite a bit of clouds with a slight chance for a passing shower or sprinkle. It will be breezy and noticably cooler. Highs will top out in the lower 50s.

Sunday: Sunshine returns with temperatures beginning to rebound slowly. There will likely be frost to start the day before temperatures reach back into the middle 50s.

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Monday: Sunny skies are in the forecast with a chance for some patchy morning frost. Afternoon temperatures will climb back into the upper 60s.

Tuesday: Skies will be mostly sunny with warmer temperatures soaring into the middle 70s.

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Patchy fog again possible tonight 

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:52 PM

A pleasant finish to the day after a gloomy start.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Skies clearing tonight
  • Patchy fog possible late
  • Cooler but dry for the weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

This evening:  Skies will continue to clear with temperatures dropping back into the 50s

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Tonight: Just a few clouds lingering with patchy areas of fog possible late. Temperatures will fall into the lower 40s

Thursday: After some morning fog, expect lots of sunshine and milder temperatures topping out in the middle 60s.

Friday: The day will start with sunshine but clouds will increase late. There is a chance for a passing shower in the evening or at night. Temperatures will reach into the middle 60s.

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Saturday: Skies will be partly cloudy with a cool northerly breeze. High swill top out in the upper 50s.

>>County-by-County Weather

Sunday: Sunny skies return with temperatures still running a bit below normal. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

Monday: Sunny skies will start the new week and temperatures will warm up to near 70 degrees.

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Tree pollen staying high this weekend 

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 5:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:50 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the pollen counts this weekend.

This time of year if you notice your allergy symptoms, it is likely because of a toss-up between tree pollen or the mold spores, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Tree pollen is what typically spikes in April and May. Mold spores, during a wet time of year, also can be high. This time of year we can get low amounts of grass pollen in the air as well.

This weekend, sunshine and warm, breezy conditions will allow the tree pollen to climb quickly, while dry weather will allow the mold spores to drop. 

If you suffer from spring allergies, you likely will notice your symptoms this weekend.

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Frost Advisory for parts of the region in effect overnight

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Great weather continues through the weekend.

Mainly clear skies will remain with chilly conditions overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures drop into the middle 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible, especially east.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clear and chilly overnight
  • Frost Advisory is in effect from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties
  • Lyrid meteor showers peak late Saturday night

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DETAILED FORECAST

Saturday: Expect high clouds to allow for filtered sunshine. Temperatures will continue to climb with highs near 60 degrees.

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Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds will end the weekend with near seasonable temperatures in the lower 60s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Monday: Partly cloudy skies will start the workweek. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with a high near 60 degrees.

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