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Bread and milk: Why do we panic-buy those foods before a storm?

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 7:58 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 7:58 PM

Why Do We Panic To Buy Bread & Milk Before A Storm?

 

 

Whenever severe winter weather approaches, grocery store aisles are always clear of eggs, bread and milk.

But why is that the case?

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The CDC recommends bread as a no-cook food to stock ahead of a storm, but not perishables like milk and eggs. A power outage means those foods may not last until the storm passes.

The Atlantic reported that buying perishables may be a matter of psychology.

Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely said it’s a matter of seeing others doing something and feeling the need to join in. “If we go somewhere and we see other people buying those particular things, all of a sudden (we’re) even more interested in those (things),” he said.

“It’s like saying, ‘The storm will be over soon and I won’t be stuck in this situation for long,’” clinical psychologist Judy Rosenburg told HowStuffWorks.

So it may be fine to get bread, milk and eggs as long as you have enough non-perishable foods as well.
          

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Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Forecast for the Vectren Dayton Air Show

This year for the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the weather will try to cooperate, but it’s a good idea to be weather-aware, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

There’s the chance for a few showers or storms. Organizers say visibility and cloud levels determine the type of show pilots will perform. If there are low clouds, they may run a flat/low show, which will keep the planes closer to the ground so spectators can see them. If clouds are broken or clear, the planes can fly higher.

>> Storm Center 7’s Kirstie Zontini flies with U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Saturday: Highs will be around 80. Clouds will be broken for the afternoon. and it will still feel muggy. A passing shower or storm can't be ruled out in the morning or afternoon, but it won’t be very widespread.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Sunday: We’ll see more sunshine and it will be a little warmer with highs in the low to mid-80s. It will still feel muggy for the afternoon. The best chance to stay dry is for the afternoon.

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Don’t forget to put on sunscreen, even with scattered clouds. Also stay hydrated, Zontini said. Thankfully the weekend will feel a little more comfortable than how it was at the beginning of the week.

Air show leaders said there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun. 

There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Strong storms possible for afternoon, early evening 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:19 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be a day to keep a close eye on the weather, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

While the overall severe weather threat is low, there will be the chance for a few strong storms in the afternoon and early evening. Gusty winds, lightning and locally heavy rainfall will again be possible. Storms should taper off during the night.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Temperatures will reach up to near 80 degrees Friday and cool into the upper 70s on Saturday. There is still a chance for some passing showers on Saturday but rain chances are expected to decrease for the second half of the weekend.

 

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WPAFB Thursday Weather: Summer showers, storms expected for afternoon 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—With summer officially arriving this morning, some summer storms are expected as we head into the afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Showers and storms will become more numerous toward evening with some locally heavy rain possible.

On and off showers and storms will stick around Friday with a few strong storms possible. Highs will stay near 80 degrees the rest of the week. Scattered storms may threaten the start of the air show this weekend but the rain chances should drop by Sunday.

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Threat for flash flooding through Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 11:30 PM

Flooding on Third Street

Clouds will linger with still a chance for a passing shower or storm overnight. Patchy fog will be possible late in areas that have heavy rain. Temperatures will drop into the lower 70s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • On-and-off storms through midweek
  • Locally heavy rain possible
  • Heat to ease into the weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST

Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms return, but will be more widespread across the southern counties. Outside of the storms, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

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Thursday: Partly sunny skies with a bit less humidity. A passing shower or storm is possible again in southern counties. Temperatures will climb into the lower 80s.

>> Cloudy with a chance of podcast

Friday: Scattered showers and storms spread back across the area with locally heavy rain possible. A few stronger storms are possible as well with highs again in the lower 80s.

Saturday: A chance for showers and storms are expected again. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s.

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Sunday: Skies will be partly cloudy There is a slight chance for a passing shower or storm, mainly in the southern counties. Highs will be in the lower 80s. 

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