Winter Storm Warning issued

Published: Saturday, January 04, 2014 @ 4:38 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014 @ 12:12 AM

            Fog from a creek near North Valley Rd. and U.S. 35 in Greene County is lit up by the morning sun on Friday when the temperatures were in the single digits. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
            Ty Greenlees
Fog from a creek near North Valley Rd. and U.S. 35 in Greene County is lit up by the morning sun on Friday when the temperatures were in the single digits. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all area Counties except Clinton County, which is under a Winter Storm Watch on Sunday.

A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for all area Counties late Sunday into Tuesday.

Saturday overnight, a cold front will bring scattered light snow to locations mainly north and west by daybreak. Temperatures in the upper-20s to low-30s.

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Sunday, light scattered snow to start, mainly north and west. Precipitation will spread south and east as the front slides into the area. Snow will become steadier and heavier across our northwestern counties during the afternoon and evening. Locations Oxford - Dayton -Springfield and southeast will see rain mixing with snow Sunday afternoon, with the possibility of all rain, before changing to all snow in the evening.

Temperatures will vary with location. Lower-30s northwest to mid-30s southeast. Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue Sunday night as wind increase behind the front. An arctic blast of cold air drops temperatures significantly by Monday morning with temps near zero by or before sunrise Monday. Wind chill values close to -20 by morning.

This means snow-covered or wet roadways will freeze and cause hazardous road conditions for the Monday morning commute.

Monday, icy roads expected with mostly cloudy, breezy and frigid conditions throughout the day.

A few scattered light snow showers are still possible with temperatures below zero and falling through Monday. Wind chill values could reach -30 in the afternoon, and close to -40 overnight. Temperatures this cold will not allow salt to melt anything left on the roads. Also, frostbite could occur in less than 10 minutes.

Tuesday, partly cloudy and frigid. A passing flurry is possible. Starting the day between -15 and -20 degrees. Highs near zero. Wind chill values near -40 in the morning and -20 in the afternoon.

Wednesday, more clouds arrive on Wednesday our next storm approaches. Scattered snow possible by Wednesday evening into early Thursday. Temperatures are expected to rise a bit on Thursday allowing rain to mix in with snow before ending.

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Air Quality Advisory today in Butler County

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

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The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Thursday, May 24, for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties. 

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The agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index, according to a statement.

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Here are actions the agency suggests residents takes on Air Quality Advisory days:
  • Take the bus, carpool, bike, or walk instead of drive
  • Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m.
  • Do not idle your vehicle
  • Combine trips or eliminating unnecessary vehicle trips
  • Keep your vehicle maintained with properly inflated tires and timely oil changes
  • Avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment 
  • Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains 
  • Never burn leaves or other yard trimmings
  • Suspend use of fire pits, campfires and charcoal grills
  • Conserve electricity by turning out lights and unplugging unused appliances and electronics

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Winter Weather Advisory canceled

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

A Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled for Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Warren, Butler and Clinton counties in Ohio and Wayne and Union counties in Indiana, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson announced this afternoon.

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UPDATE: Flood warnings continue for region

Published: Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 5:18 PM
Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 5:18 PM

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Miami Valley region is under a flood warning with another inch of rainfall possible before the end of the day.

According to the National Weather Service, between 1½ and 2 two inches of rain has fallen across the region since Sunday, with up to 3 inches of total rainfall expected by this evening.

The flood warning, in effect until 10 p.m. said that area creeks and streams are expected to rise as a result of the rainfall.

The flood watch, which means that there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts, is in effect through Monday evening.

The warning affects Butler, Warren, Preble, Miami and Montgomery counties with the cities of Carlisle, Dayton, Eaton, Englewood, Franklin, Hamilton, Huber Heights, Kettering, Lebanon, Mason, Miamisburg and Middletown expected to experience flooding.

The National Weather Service advises never to drive into areas where water covers the road.

Greene County says high water at Clifton Mill has forced it to close.  A cancer event planned for Tuesday night has been cancelled.

(Story from the Dayton Daily News)

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Miami Valley

Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 5:27 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 5:27 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a  Winter Weather Advisory for the following counties in Ohio:

  • Mercer
  • Auglaize
  • Darke
  • Shelby
  • Miami
  • Preble
  • Montgomery

And for the following counties in Indiana:

  • Wayne
  • Fayette
  • Union

The advisory will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Accumulations of up to three inches of snow is expected which could make roadways slick.  Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing by morning. 

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.  The National Weather Service advises drivers to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.

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