Several planets visible in the next few mornings

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has what to look for Sept 16-18 in the early morning sky!

Use the waning crescent moon Saturday through Monday to find a few planets visible in the early morning sky, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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About 90 minutes before sunrise look to the eastern horizon. Try to find an area with an unobstructed view of the horizon. 

Saturday before sunrise you can see Mars and Mercury close to the eastern horizon; above them will be Venus and above that is the crescent moon.

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Sunday, the moon will be a little closer to Venus and Mars will be slightly above Mercury, but won’t shine very brightly. 

Monday, the thin moon will be just below Venus, and Mercury will shine below the moon.

Remember the planets will not twinkle like stars do. If you find the lineup please share your pictures with the hashtag #SkyWitness7

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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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WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 5:34 AM


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

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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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