Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:06 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:06 PM

Image from a dashcam video provided by Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest.  Contributed photo
Image from a dashcam video provided by Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest. Contributed photo

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast.

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  • Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour. A dark sky is expected. This meteor shower is associated with fireballs which are very bright. The shower peaks pre-dawn April 22.
  • Eta Aquariids- This shower peaks May 5 before dawn. There are typically 10-20 meteors per hour.
  • Delta Aquariids- View before July 27-30. The best viewing is before dawn. There are usually 15-20 meteors per hour. This year there will be a full moon.
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    • Perseids- This is a very active shower. August 11,12,13 head outside from the late evening through dawn. The moon this year won’t get in the way.
    • Draconids- This shower peaks October 8. It is better in the evening hours with only a handful of meteors per hour. 
    • Orionids- This shower peaks October 21 before dawn. There are 10-20 meteors per hour. The moon might get in the way.

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    • South Taurids- This shower peaks November 4-5. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight and there will be no moonlight. 
    • North Taurids- This shower peaks November 11-12. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active overnight. 
    • Leonids- This shower peaks November 17 or 18. Look before dawn on those mornings to see 10-15 meteors per hour.
    • Geminids- This shower peaks December 13-14 with about 50 meteors per hour! It is best in the early morning before dawn. 

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

    Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM

    Forecast for the Vectren Dayton Air Show

    The chance for rain will be around for the start of the weekend. That means those heading to the Vectren Dayton Air Show will need to be prepared, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

    We're also keeping an eye on the heat at times this weekend.

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    Saturday: The chance for a few storms will be in the forecast, especially for the first part of the day. Conditions are expected to improve through the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

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    Sunday: It will be a mainly dry day, but a stray shower or storm can’t be completely ruled out. Sunday will be a touch warmer as we see highs in the lower 80s. However, with a lot of concrete at the Dayton International Airport, surface temperatures will be closer to the mid to upper-80s.

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    Air show leaders said those coming to the air show this weekend they’ll need to stay hydrated, adding 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 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.

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

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    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.

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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.

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    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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    WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Scattered showers, storms return 

    Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 12:09 AM

    WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Scattered showers and storms return, but will be more widespread across the southern counties.

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    Outside of the storms, skies will be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s.

     A passing shower or storm is possible again Thursday, mainly in southern counties. Overall partly sunny skies for the day with temperatures climbing into the lower 80s and a bit less humidity.

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