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Widespread storm damage reported in Miami, Montgomery counties

Published: Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 4:24 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 5:38 AM

Storm damage in Kettering

Cleanup is underway after strong storms struck several areas Monday night. 

Thunderstorm wind damage was reported in West Milton and Beavercreek. 

An inch of hail was reported around 4:40 p.m. in Maria Stein. 

PHOTOS: Storms hit area, inflict damage

RELATED:  Strong winds send boat into tree

UPDATE @ 11:03 p.m.

Strong storms leveled a barn near Ludlow Falls in Miami County Monday night.

RELATED: Strong winds split tree at Miami County home, send fishing boat into tree 

Lori Baker, who was visiting her parent's home on Horseshoe Bend Road in Union Twp., Miami County. 

LUDLOW falls storm video


Baker said she and her family noticed rotating clouds and winds from a window, but didn't anticipate the damage they found when the storm passed. 

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RELATED: Thousands left without power after storms

"We opened the door to check for hail damage and saw the barn was gone," Baker said. 

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Debris from the barn built in the 1970s can be seen scattered throughout the home's yard, and Baker said no one was injured. 

A number of storm damage reports were made in the area of Horseshoe Road with one homeowner finding a fishing boat mangled around a tree on the street. 

Over 800 Miami County homes and another 5,700 in Montgomery County remain without power, according to a DP&L outage map.

Strong winds leveled this barn on Horseshoe Road near Ludlow Falls in Miami County Monday night. (James Buechele/Staff)

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Widespread damage reports are springing from the severe thunderstorms that moved through the region Monday afternoon (Reports were made between 6 and 7 p.m., according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch as well as dispatch reports outside Montgomery):

  • In Bellbrook, Large tree on a house that also brought down wires and power poles on Wead Place. No injuries have been reported. VIDEO from Wead Place
  • In Ludlow Falls, a tree hit a house in the 100 block of Vine Street. A boat was left wrapped around a tree on Horseshoe Bend Road. No injuries have been reported. 
  • In Oakwood, a tree reported onto a house in the 400 block of Peach Orchard Avenue. No injuries have been reported. 
  • In Kettering, trees uprooted and wires down along Far Hills Avenue
  • In the Centerville-Washington Twp. area, wires are reported down on Pine Forest and Langdon drives, the 400 block of North Village Drive, North Johanna Drive and East Franklin Street, Woodfield Place, the 100 block of Laurel Oak Drive.
Storms overnight brought wide spread damage in the Miami Valley
  • In Harrison Twp., a tree reported down on Ark Avenue and Otis Drive
  • In Dayton, trees reported down on West Third and Broadway streets, Mayfair Road and Hillcrest Avenue
  • In Trotwood, tree reported down in the 4900 block of Bloomfield Drive

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.: In Butler County, a tree limb was reported down near West Taylor School and Brooks roads north of Hamilton, according to law enforcement.  

In Miami County, a large tree limb is down on the roadway in Pleasant Hill and sections of trees are down north of U.S. 48 in Ludlow Falls. 

We’re also fielding reports of a tree and wires down on a vehicle in the 7500 block of Markley Road in West Milton, where a caller reports a tree down on a vehicle, and Davis Road in the area of West Milton. 

Fire officials have confirm there are no injuries in the Markley Road damage report.

No one was injured when storms Monday afternoon, June 5, 2017, downed this tree and wires on Markley Road in West Milton, fire officials said. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

In Mercer County, quarter-size hail, about an inch in diameter, was reported in Maria Stein, by trained weather spotter.

UPDATE @ 5:16 p.m.:

Thunderstorm warnings for remaining counties in the Miami Valley have expired. 

UPDATE @ 4:41 p.m.:

Emergency management in Mercer County reported a tree across the road at Oregon and Township Line Roads.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Auglaize, Darke, Miami, Mercer and Shelby counties until 5:15 p.m.


Damage has been reported in the Rockford area in Mercer County as a severe thunderstorm hits the county.

A trained spotter reported several tree limbs estimated to be in the range of 7 to 8 inches in diameter were reported down near Rockford.


Quarter size hail also was reported near Celina around 4:10 p.m. by emergency management in Mercer County

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Dayton Air Show forecast: Warm with chance for showers, storms

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the chance for showers and how warm it will get.

This year for the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the weather will try to cooperate, but it’s a good idea to be weather-aware, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. 

There’s the chance for a few showers or storms. 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.

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Saturday: Highs will be around 80. Clouds will be broken for the afternoon. and it will still feel muggy. A passing shower or storm can't be ruled out in the morning or afternoon, but it won’t be very widespread.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Sunday: We’ll see more sunshine and it will be a little warmer with highs in the low to mid-80s. It will still feel muggy for the afternoon. The best chance to stay dry is for the afternoon.

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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.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Strong storms possible for afternoon, early evening 

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.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

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.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

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.


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WPAFB Thursday Weather: Summer showers, storms expected for afternoon 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—With summer officially arriving this morning, some summer storms are expected as we head into the afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Showers and storms will become more numerous toward evening with some locally heavy rain possible.

On and off showers and storms will stick around Friday with a few strong storms possible. Highs will stay near 80 degrees the rest of the week. Scattered storms may threaten the start of the air show this weekend but the rain chances should drop by Sunday.

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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.

>> LIVE Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

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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.

>> Cloudy with a chance of podcast

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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