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Tornadoes strike Miami Valley

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:15 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:25 AM

3 areas showing the aftermath of last night's destructive storms

Severe weather Wednesday night brought multiple tornado touchdowns throughout the Miami Valley.

The National Weather Service said it’s believed a tornado or multiple tornadoes were responsible for the damage.

One tornado was reported in the area of U.S. 35 at the split with the U.S. 35 Business Route in Xenia. Another tornado was reported about four miles west of New Carlisle.

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RELATED: NWS spotters looking to confirm tornadoes in at least 3 counties

Widespread damage was reported in Park Layne, where the Sunoco, McDonald’s, Victory Motors and other businesses were damaged.

Park Layne storm damage apparent in daylight

PHOTOS: Storm, possible tornado damage

“I got there slightly before the emergency response team,” said Brady Smith, who said he could smell exposed gasoline at the Sunoco. He reported damage at several businesses.

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“This is likely a very strong tornado on the ground,” Elwell said. “We’ve had a very dangerous weather situation.”

Three-thousand people were locked down during the Xenia High School graduation ceremony at the Nutter Center at Wright State University, reported NewsCenter 7’s Caroline Reinwald.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security forces were checking late Wednesday to see if damage was caused by storms over the base.

RELATED: Storms force customers, employees to take shelter in stores

“At this time, we do not know if a tornado touched down or not” on the base, spokeswoman Marie Vanover said late Wednesday night.

Wright-Patterson weathercasters issued a tornado warning at 8:33 p.m. The warning was extended at 9:15 p.m. and again at 9:35 p.m.

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Jason Slyger, of Sabina, Clinton County, said he saw a tornado touch down near Jeffersonville and the Jackson Twp. line about 8:30 p.m.

“You see the storm, you see a V and all of a sudden you see debris in the air,” he said.

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Cool, less humid conditions through the day

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:03 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Skies will become mostly sunny as we head through the day with slightly cooler, less humid conditions, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar

Temperatures will still reach into the middle 80s. Even cooler and less humid air will arrive this evening with a comfortable Wednesday on tap. Skies will be clear tonight and Wednesday with temperatures starting the day near 60 degrees and climbing to a high around 80 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

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Temperatures will moderate into the middle 80s Thursday and Friday with the threat for storms returning to end the week.

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WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

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Track the storms as they move into the area with our Interactive Radar.
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Some rain to start the week

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 9:58 PM

More rain to start the work-week in the Dayton area.

There is a change for a few isolated showers/storms this evening, according to Meteorologist Brett Collar. Rain is more likely to appear on Monday, and it will not be as hot this coming week.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few isolated showers/storms this evening
  • More rain likely Monday
  • Not as hot this week

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Tonight: More dry time is expected overnight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night with temperatures dropping into the lower 70s.

Monday: More showers and storms are likely, especially in the afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through. It’ll be warm again with highs in the middle 80s.

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Tuesday: Aside from maybe a pre-dawn shower, it looks like we should be dry. Decreasing clouds are expected with highs around the middle 80s.

Few storms this evening in the Dayton area.

Wednesday: We top out in the lower 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Thursday: A nice day is on tap for your day. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Friday: The chance for showers and storms returns with highs around the middle 80s.

>>County-by-county weather

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Chance of rain increasing for beginning of work week

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 9:55 PM

Mild this evening, chance for rain Sunday in the Dayton area.

Mostly sunny skies with a high around 92. With the humidity, we’ll see heat indices somewhere between 95 to 100 degrees, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

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  • Heat Index 95 to 100 degrees today and tomorrow
  • Rain chances begin tomorrow through Tuesday morning
  • Heat and humidity will drop off by Tuesday

>>Mercury and Venus visible

Tonight: More clouds are expected overnight tonight. It’ll be a mild and muggy night as temperatures drop into the lower 70s.

>>County-by-county weather

Sunday: A few clouds are expected to start your day, and there is the slight chance for some light rain early in the day. However the better chance to see a few pop up showers and storms will come later in the afternoon. It’ll be a hot day again with highs in the upper 80s.

Monday: The best chance for rain is today, as a cold front moves through. Showers and storms are expected, some of which could be strong to severe. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s.

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Tuesday: A pre-dawn shower can’t be ruled out, aside from that it should be a dry day with decreasing clouds. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and pleasant temperatures return. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny skies are on tap for your day. Highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.

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