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Meteor caught on WHIO-TV weather camera

Published: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

A meteor was caught on the WHIO Troy tower cam.

The American Meteor Society which keeps logs of fireball sightings across the United States reported more than 150 people saw a fireball late Sunday night/early Monday morning. 

The highest concentration of reports were in Wisconsin and Illinois. 

The fireball was even caught on the WHIO-TV weather camera that overlooks downtown Troy.

Great videos of the bright spectacle in the sky appeared online including some impressive dash camera video from Lisle, IL police department.  

What is a fireball?

A fireball is just a very bright meteor. It is as bright as the planet Venus which we can see in the evening or morning at different times during the year. 

A meteor is a piece of space debris that enters the Earth’s atmosphere and begins to burn up. 

Many report seeing different colors when they spot a fireball. The color actually has to do with the make-up of the space rock. 

If a piece of the meteor makes it to the Earth’s surface it would be called a meteorite. Fireballs are actually quite common, with thousands in the sky each day, typically they occur over the ocean where people don’t see them.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m.; possible passing shower, storm

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 12:11 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— A Flash Flood Watch is effect until 6 a.m. for the following counties: Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Greene, and Warren. 

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Partly sunny, warm, and muggy again with the chance for a few passing showers or storms for the day.

Severe weather threats remain low, however, areas south and east of Dayton could see strong, isolated storms with gusty winds and hail. Temperatures peak in the 80s.

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Wednesday will be dry and comfortable with a mix of sun and clouds. Warm temperatures in the upper 70s continue. 

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Unsettled weather for out-of-town guests this weekend

Published: Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 6:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 4:40 PM

More showers and storms are likely through the weekend in the Dayton area.

Welcome to the Miami Valley! We’ve been stuck in an active weather pattern for about a week and that will continue this weekend as well.

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If you are visiting or just making plans this weekend, here’s what you need to know. 

1. It will be warm! Saturday highs will be around 80 degrees and Sunday we climb to the lower 80s. Dew points also will climb, which means it will feel a little humid this weekend as well. 

2. There will be storms to track. This weekend won’t be completely dry, but there is a lot of dry time to enjoy! Saturday pop-up storms will be possible at any time but especially in the afternoon. The storms will be isolated in nature, so keep your eye to the sky because it might be sunny in one spot and stormy in another. Sunday most of the morning and afternoon looks dry. Some storms will develop again towards the evening hours. 

3. Do you have allergies? The Miami Valley is known for being a struggle for allergy sufferers and this weekend there might not be much relief. We have noticed the tree pollen count has been dropping. This is a natural progression as we move through the middle of May. Grass pollen, though, is now picking up. The rain we see will help a little to keep the tree and grass pollen down. Watch the mold spores though, they can climb during a muggy and mild stretch.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Showers, storms to continue into early next week

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 11:44 PM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Occasional showers with the possibility of a rumble of thunder for the day. Though severe weather is not expected, mostly cloudy skies will be. Highs hold in the lower 70s.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Showers, storms to continue through the weekend with a passing shower possible on Saturday and scattered showers with one or two stronger storms likely Sunday evening. Monday brings a chance for showers and storms as well. 

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Temperatures peak in near 80 degrees. 

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Increasing threat for showers through Friday

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 11:25 PM

Chance for passing showers and storms return today, especially south of I-70.

Patchy light rain and drizzle will taper off; some patchy fog is possible overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures fall into the lower 60s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Showers redevelop Friday
  • A bit cooler Friday
  • On and off storms into the weekend 

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DETAILED FORECAST

Friday: Expect mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers. A rumble of thunder is possible but severe weather is not expected. Highs will hold in the lower 70s.

>> Pollen very high this week 

Saturday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for passing showers and storms. Highs will rebound to near 80 degrees.

Sunday: The day will start mainly dry under partly cloudy skies. Clouds will increase late in the day with scattered showers and storms becoming likely by evening. One or two stronger storms will be possible. Highs will climb into the middle 80s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Monday: Expect a chance for showers and storms with highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies are expected with only a slight chance for a lingering shower. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.

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