Dayton hits first heat wave of 2018

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:40 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:53 AM

A stretch of warm days is needed but how warm and for how long?

In the Miami Valley, a heat wave is classified as three consecutive days or more at or above 90 degrees, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Dayton saw two 90 degree days in a row in May and this weekend, we added two more. It officially hit 92 degrees Monday making this stretch an official heat wave in Dayton. The airport climbed to 90 degrees Saturday and 92 degrees Sunday and Monday.

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The most recent heat wave was July 23-25, 2016. The last heat wave Dayton experienced in June was June 10-14, 2015. That stretch produced five days at 91 degrees! 

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The International Space Station will fly over Dayton this week

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:13 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks and when the International Space Station will fly over Dayton this week.

The International Space Station is circling the Earth every 90 minutes! You don’t need a telescope to find the ISS, just knowledge of when it will be visible in your area.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

For Dayton, the ISS has several times from July 18-20 when it should be visible to the naked eye. 

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Wednesday morning around 5:48 a.m., head outside and look up. The ISS will be about 74 degrees above the horizon, which is almost directly overhead. The ISS will travel from the northwest to the east/southeast in about six minutes. Thursday at 11:11 p.m., the ISS will be about 48 degrees above the horizon and will travel from the west/southwest to the northeast in about six minutes again. Finally, on Friday, the ISS will be about 41 degrees above the horizon for a flyover around 5:40 a.m.

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The higher the International Space Station is above 40 degrees, the easier it is to see. Look for a bright object in the night or early morning sky that moves like a plane, but doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction.

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WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Cooler temps, low humidity continue midweek

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:05 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Nice weather continues into midweek with slightly cooler temperatures, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Humidity levels will also remain low through this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Highs will top out in the lower 80s. Dry weather is in the forecast Thursday with temperatures rebounding into the middle 80s.

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Rain chances increase by Friday afternoon with much needed rainfall expected for the coming weekend. Temperatures will remain near or slightly below normal this weekend due to clouds and showers.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool, less humid conditions through the day

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:03 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Skies will become mostly sunny as we head through the day with slightly cooler, less humid conditions, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

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Temperatures will still reach into the middle 80s. Even cooler and less humid air will arrive this evening with a comfortable Wednesday on tap. Skies will be clear tonight and Wednesday with temperatures starting the day near 60 degrees and climbing to a high around 80 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

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Temperatures will moderate into the middle 80s Thursday and Friday with the threat for storms returning to end the week.

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WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

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Track the storms as they move into the area with our Interactive Radar.
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