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Power restored to thousands following severe weather

Published: Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 1:54 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 08, 2017 @ 12:45 AM

Watch as a line of severe storms races through eastern Indiana into western Ohio. This time-lapse shows a shelf cloud arrive before heavy rain, hail and high winds moved through Friday evening around 4pm.

UPDATE @ 5:41 a.m. (July 8)

Power has been restored to a majority of Miami Valley homes following thousands of outages caused by severe weather Friday afternoon and evening.

DP&L reports all but 21 residences in Montgomery County have had power restored, while single-digit outages are reported in Preble, Greene, Clark, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties.

Power remains offline for a handful of Miami Valley homes after severe weather left thousands in the dark Friday afternoon and evening. Courtesy DP&L.

UPDATE @ 12:45 a.m. (July 8): Just more than 700 people remain in the dark, including 250 in Clark County, according to the Dayton Power & Light online outage map.

Other county outages include:

170 in Greene

 78 in Montgomery

 47 in Preble

UPDATE @ midnight: More than 1,100 Dayton Power & Light customers remain without power after strong storms moved through the area late afternoon and early evening:

750 in Clark

171 in Greene

157 in Preble

 90 in Montgomery

Also, Duke Energy’s outage map shows more than 650 outages in Middletown and Madison Twp. in Butler County and Franklin, Franklin Twp. in Warren County.

UPDATE @ 6:54 p.m.:  Approximately 2,657 Dayton Power & Light customers are without power after the late afternoon storms:

1,101 in Preble

   635  in Miami

   548 in Montgomery

   197 in Logan

   176 in Greene   

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: A little more than 1,000 Dayton Power & Light customers are without power because of the late afternoon storms moving through the area:

455 Montgomery

238 Preble

172 Miami

119 Logan

  34 Greene

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m.

Power has been restored to almost all residents in the Miami Valley. Here are the latest numbers by county: 

21 in Montgomery

57 in Logan

427 in Darke

103 in Shelby

64 Miami


Thousands of DP&L customers are without power as strong thunderstorms move through the region. 

RELATED: Severe thunderstorm watch issued; storms develop this afternoon

RELATED: Track conditions with Interactive Doppler 7 Radar

At 1:50 p.m., these are the outages reported, according to a DP&L outage map. 


1,623 in Montgomery County

1,045 in Logan County

427 in Darke County

103 in Shelby County 

64 in Miami County

A DP&L spokesperson said they are monitoring the weather and have crews lining up to work to restore power and all outages have been isolated. 

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Showers continue for the day 

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 12:31 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Another soggy day is in the forecast with on and off showers expected, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

It will be breezy at times with temperatures still a bit below normal, hovering in the upper 50s by late afternoon. Showers will gradually taper off late tonight with temperatures dropping back into the upper 40s by morning.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

The region will dry out on Wednesday but it may take much of the day for the clouds to break. Highs will rebound to near 60 degrees and then climb into the lower 60s Thursday as sunshine returns.

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WPAFB Monday Weather: Showers to move in late morning, early afternoon

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A dry morning commute is expected today, but grab the umbrella as you head out as rain is expected to move in, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

The best chance for this rain will come in the afternoon, but we may see that rain as early as the late morning hours.

Showers are expected this afternoon and this early evening, which means your drive home will likely be a wet one and you’ll want to give yourself some extra time. A few lingering showers are expected later this evening, but more dry time is expected after sunset.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Highs today will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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Tree pollen staying high this weekend 

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 5:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:50 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the pollen counts this weekend.

This time of year if you notice your allergy symptoms, it is likely because of a toss-up between tree pollen or the mold spores, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Tree pollen is what typically spikes in April and May. Mold spores, during a wet time of year, also can be high. This time of year we can get low amounts of grass pollen in the air as well.

This weekend, sunshine and warm, breezy conditions will allow the tree pollen to climb quickly, while dry weather will allow the mold spores to drop. 

If you suffer from spring allergies, you likely will notice your symptoms this weekend.

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Frost Advisory for parts of the region in effect overnight

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Great weather continues through the weekend.

Mainly clear skies will remain with chilly conditions overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures drop into the middle 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible, especially east.


  • Clear and chilly overnight
  • Frost Advisory is in effect from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties
  • Lyrid meteor showers peak late Saturday night

>> Live Dopper 7 Interactive Radar


Saturday: Expect high clouds to allow for filtered sunshine. Temperatures will continue to climb with highs near 60 degrees.

>> WHIO Weather App

>> Clear skies in time for Lyrid Meteor Shower this weekend

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds will end the weekend with near seasonable temperatures in the lower 60s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Monday: Partly cloudy skies will start the workweek. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with a high near 60 degrees.

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