Slick conditions lead to crashes across Miami Valley

Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 2:01 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 6:20 PM

FROM SCENE: Slick conditions cause crash on U.S. 35 East in Dayton

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m.

Medics and law enforcement officers are busy keeping up with all the crashes in the region.

Temperatures are dropping and the snow is still falling.

The majority of accidents are minor, but there are reports of slick spots, particularly on hills, that are impassable.

>> Fatal crash with multiple other injuries reported in Greene County

Road crews also are busy treating roads throughout the area. 

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

Road crews are putting salt down across the Miami Valley as temperatures drop amid snowy conditions.

Just outside Dayton, a vehicle slammed into a guardrail on U.S. 35 East. No other cars were involved in the crash, and there were not believed to be any injuries.

In Piqua, a two-vehicle crash along County Road 25A reportedly involved a medic unit responding to a call.

In Butler County, there were some crashes, including one on the High-Main Bridge in Hamilton, when one car swerved into another. Other crashes were fender-benders.

Lebanon dispatchers reported some vehicles unable to drive up a hilly road.


Two vehicles rolled over in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in Clark County.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, there are slick conditions leading to the crashes in the east end of the county. At least one person was taken to a local hospital.

>> Clipper arrives, snow falling across region

The Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol also reported they were responding to multiple crashes.

In Champaign County, wires are pulled down on North County Line Road and state Route 4 after a semi crashed into a pole. Another accident involved two cars in the same area, with the cars ending up in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office reported there were a couple minor crashes.

Several slide-offs but nothing serious was reported in Mercer County.

In Greene County, the OSP’s Xenia Post said dispatchers handled a couple crashes, including one on state Route 44 (Springfield Street).

The Dayton Post of the OSP reported one crash in Preble County and another outside Englewood in Montgomery County.

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Freeze Warning in effect; temperatures climb into weekend

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM

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  • Freeze warning in effect south of I-70 until 9 a.m.
  • Sunshine returns today
  • Warming up through the weekend

>> Why freeze warning only issued for the southern Miami Valley


Today: It will be a chilly morning with temperatures in the 30s with frost expected to develop, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. We’ll see sunshine through the day. Temperatures will finally get closer to normal again with highs in the upper 50s. It will be a clear and chilly night.

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

Saturday: It will be a nice start to the weekend. The day looks to be dry, but clouds will likely increase for the afternoon. Highs will be around 60.

>> WHIO Weather App

Sunday: It will be another beautiful weekend day with highs in the low 60s, which is right where temperatures should be. There will be plenty of sunshine.

>> Live Dopper 7 Interactive Radar

Monday: Temperatures will continue to climb as highs reach the mid-60s. Clouds will increase and thicken up into the evening. A passing rain shower at night can’t be ruled out.

Tuesday: We’ll see scattered, mild rain showers. It will be breezy and cloudy. Highs will be around 60.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Moderate temperatures continue for the weekend

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:28 AM

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WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be another cold start and while there may be frost, the area will start snow-free, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

Lots of sunshine is expected into the afternoon with temperatures pushing back into the middle 50s. Skies will remain mostly cloudy tonight with some high clouds moving across the area this weekend.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather

Despite the mix of sun and clouds, temperatures will continue to moderate over the weekend and should reach into the lower 60s by Sunday afternoon. There will be a slight chance for a few showers late Monday with a better chance Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Freeze warning for some overnight; warmer weekend ahead

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:21 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Gradual warm up towards the weekend.

Freeze Warning will go into effect at 2 a.m. Friday for Montgomery, Greene, Warren, Preble and Butler counties.


  • Clearing skies, cold tonight
  • Sunshine, milder weather Friday
  • Dry and mild through weekend

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Overnight: Skies will be mainly clear and temperatures will fall to near or below freezing for several hours overnight.

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

Friday: Sunshine will end the workweek with a steady warm-up getting under way. Highs will reach into the middle 50s.

Saturday: Expect lots of sunshine but with some high clouds moving by. It will be milder with temperatures topping out in the upper 50s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy skies and mild conditions will end the weekend with highs in the lower 60s.

Monday: A bit more cloud cover will be around through the day. There also is a slight chance for a passing shower, mainly south. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

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Tuesday: Expect lots of clouds and a chance for showers. Highs will reach back into the lower 60s.

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Why freeze warning only issued for the southern Miami Valley 

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:51 PM

Freeze warning for the southern part of the Miami Valley

Since the first day of spring, March 20, the days have become longer and the strength of the sun has increased. 

This change in incoming solar radiation will directly impact the rise in our daily average temperatures. 

Typically during this time of year, overnight lows fall to the lower 40s, but that doesn't mean some nights can't be cooler. 

In fact, according to the National Weather Service, the average last date of 32 degree temperatures is around April 19, but have been recorded as late as May 21 for Dayton. 

While we can see freezing temperatures into May, it's the warmer days that trigger the beginning of the growing season. 

Areas south of I-70 generally start their growing season before our northern communities. 

Because of this, on nights when temperatures drop close to freezing, the National Weather Service will begin to post freeze warnings. 

Dependent upon how far into the growing season we are, there may be time when only the southern counties get placed under a warning. 

As more vegetation is evident in northern counties, freeze warnings will then be issued if necessary. 

There could be a few days to a couple weeks lag between growing seasons in the Miami Valley.  

A few ways to keep your plants safe: 
  • Bring plants indoors to protect them from the colder temperatures 
  • Cover plants and bushes with sheets or burlap (not plastic) to trap heat from the soil, keeping the plant warmer through the night 
  • Remove cover early in the morning when temperatures climb above freezing 
  • Water plants to add moisture to the soil, this will help to insulate the plant's roots

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