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Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 1:45 PM
Updated: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 5:09 AM
— A powerful storm up the East Coast has caused flight cancellations this morning.
This powerful type of winter storm is known as a Nor'easter, said Storm Center 7 Kirstie Zontini said.
LOCAL WEATHER: Frigid temperatures remain this week
“A Nor'easter gets its name because the winds in the coastal part of the storm are typically moving from the northeast. These types of storms usually develop between September and April and can develop between Georgia and New Jersey,” Zontini said.
“The area of low pressure hugs the coast staying around 100 miles east or west of the Eastern coastline. A Nor'easter will typically move northeast, continuing to strengthen, peaking near New England or eastern Canada,” according to Zontini.
“Storms like this can go through what is called ‘bombogensis’ which is when a low-pressure system rapidly intensifies, dropping 24 millibars or more in 24 hours.”
A Nor'easter usually produces heavy rain or snow and is also known for very strong wind gusts and dangerous surf. The big cities that can fall in the path of a Nor'easter include Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston, Zontini said.
“During the winter, these storms develop off the East Coast because it is when the polar jet can dip south, bringing very cold air to southern states,” Zontini said.
“The warm gulf stream waters hug the East Coast and warm the air over the coastline. The cold land air then can move toward the relatively warmer air over the ocean and feed or enhance the development of theses low-pressure systems.”
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:36 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 4:33 PM
— Lingering clouds will make for a breezy day, but warmer temperatures will return next week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
Tonight: A couple of stray showers will still be possible this evening, but most areas look to stay dry. Clouds will break more overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 60s.
Sunday: It’ll be a touch warmer as most of us get in the lower 80s. Partly cloudy skies are expected and while most will stay dry, a stray shower or storms cannot be ruled out.
Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Tuesday: A dry start is expected with highs in the middle 80s. The chance for rain returns in the evening.
Wednesday: A few showers are likely, maybe a few storms as well. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
Thursday: A hot day is expected with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:15 PM
— This year for the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the weather will try to cooperate, but it’s a good idea to be weather-aware, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.
The rain trickled at the beginning, but skies were clear as performers took to the sky.
For Sunday, it will be a touch warmer with most spots reaching the lower 80s.
Partly cloudy skies are expected, and while most stay dry, a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out, Storm Center 7
Organizers say visibility and cloud levels determine the type of show pilots will perform. If there are low clouds, they may run a flat/low show, which will keep the planes closer to the ground so spectators can see them. If clouds are broken or clear, the planes can fly higher.
Don’t forget to put on sunscreen, even with scattered clouds. Also stay hydrated, Zontini said. Thankfully the weekend will feel a little more comfortable than how it was at the beginning of the week.
Air show leaders said there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun.
There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.
Full coverage of the Dayton Air Show
Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 4:56 PM
— More heat and humidity this weekend with the hottest temperatures in nearly five years by Sunday. More showers and storms likely for next week, said meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.
Today: A hot and humid afternoon with a few isolated storms possible. For those areas that develop storms, the potential for hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain is possible. Storms will be slow moving, so the potential for minor flooding exists. The rest of the area will be quite steamy with highs around 90 degrees and feeling like the lower to middle 90s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Drying out later tonight, but staying warm and muggy. Overnight lows around 70 degrees.
Sunday: Another hot and humid day with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees.
Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid again on Monday. Highs once again rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees. Chance for a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon or evening.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and storms. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures well into the upper 80s.
Wednesday: A chance for showers and storms remains in the forecast with highs in the middle 80s.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:19 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be a day to keep a close eye on the weather, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.
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While the overall severe weather threat is low, there will be the chance for a few strong storms in the afternoon and early evening. Gusty winds, lightning and locally heavy rainfall will again be possible. Storms should taper off during the night.
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Temperatures will reach up to near 80 degrees Friday and cool into the upper 70s on Saturday. There is still a chance for some passing showers on Saturday but rain chances are expected to decrease for the second half of the weekend.