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Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 6:11 AM
— Google released their top searched items for 2017 and three of the searches were weather related, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Here’s the list:
1. Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma was Google's the most searched topic in 2017. Irma was the first category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The powerful hurricane devastated Barbuda where it destroyed 95 percent of the island. Irma also moved to Florida where it made landfall twice, once in Cudjoe Island and again in Marco Island. Winds peaked for Irma at 185MPH.
RELATED: Hurricane Irma reaches category 5
2. Matt Lauer
3. Tom Petty
4. Super Bowl
5. Las Vegas Shooting
6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight
7. Solar Eclipse
The first coast to coast solar eclipse in almost a century was a sight to see...Safely of course. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth casting a shadow on the earth. The solar eclipse August 21 had a path of totality that went from Oregon to South Carolina. On April 8, 2024, Dayton will be in the path of totality.
RELATED: 2017 Solar Eclipse
8. Hurricane Harvey
Another one of the devastating hurricanes of the 2017 season. Texas and Louisiana will never forget Harvey. Hurricane Harvey was a major Category 4 storm which sat over south Texas and Louisiana for days dumping record breaking rain and creating catastrophic flooding. Harvey was the first major hurricane to make US landfall since 2005.
RELATED: Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas
9. Aaron Hernandez
10. Fidget Spinner
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:57 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: Plenty of sunshine with a few clouds this afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the middle 60s which is right where we should be. Skies remain mainly clear tonight and cool with lows in the middle 40s. Perhaps a few areas of patchy fog by morning, but nothing significant expected.
Friday: It will be a dry morning with some sunshine. A quick front will swing through, which could spark off a few afternoon/evening showers. Activity looks light and isolated. It will be a mild day again with highs in the mid-60s and a little breezy.
Saturday: Clouds will decrease through the day. It will be a little cooler than normal with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 30s overnight, so some spotty frost could develop.
Sunday: Spotty morning frost is possible. It will be a nice end to the weekend with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions. Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.
Monday: A warm-up begins with plenty of sunshine and highs around 70.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:03 AM
— Mostly clear skies are expected this weekend, leading to good viewing conditions for a full moon, with Jupiter also visible near the moon, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The full “pink” moon is Sunday night and clear skies are expected, Zontini said.
“The full moon this month is called a ‘pink’ moon not because it will look pink, but because of the spring flowers that bloom this time of year,” Zontini said. “It will be easy to see the full moon this weekend because the sky will stay clear.”
The moon officially becomes full April 29 at 8:58 p.m.
“Sunday evening you will notice a bright looking star below the moon in the evening hours. Monday evening, April 30, look for the moon after sunset and you will see Jupiter right next to it,” Zontini said.
“You will know it is a planet because it will shine steady and not twinkle like a star.”
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:52 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
This evening: Skies will continue to clear with temperatures dropping back into the 50s
Tonight: Just a few clouds lingering with patchy areas of fog possible late. Temperatures will fall into the lower 40s
Thursday: After some morning fog, expect lots of sunshine and milder temperatures topping out in the middle 60s.
Friday: The day will start with sunshine but clouds will increase late. There is a chance for a passing shower in the evening or at night. Temperatures will reach into the middle 60s.
Saturday: Skies will be partly cloudy with a cool northerly breeze. High swill top out in the upper 50s.
Sunday: Sunny skies return with temperatures still running a bit below normal. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
Monday: Sunny skies will start the new week and temperatures will warm up to near 70 degrees.
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.