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Snow remnants, temperature drops expected through the day

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:01 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 7:05 AM

ROADS: Snow covers Dayton roads as winds cause drifting

Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Green, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren

Roads in the Miami Valley region continue to be slick after being blanketed by snow Friday evening, following hours of rain and sleet earlier in the day.

However, snow will slowly taper off from west to east over the next few hours. But, gusty winds will create blowing and drifting of the snow through the night, even once the snow stops falling. This will create some rough travel, especially in rural areas. 

With a bit of a faster end to the snow – it looks like total accumulations will range from one to three inches for areas along and west of I-75 but areas between 75 and I-71 could pick up closer to four inches.

Earlier in the evening, blowing and drifting snow and icy conditions led officials to issue level 1 snow emergencies for Clark, Champaign, Darke, Logan, and Montgomery counties.

Greene County is currently at a level 2 snow emergency.

Between two to four inches were expected from Friday into Saturday morning across most of the Miami Valley region, as temperatures dip into the lower teens. 

Related: Who has the most snow? Check out totals

The wintry mix of snow and sleet has transportation officials cautioning residents to stay off the roads except for absolutely necessary trips. 

Throughout the evening, the Ohio Department of Transportation map showed vehicles traveling below normal speeds on all the major interstates and highways. 

STAY ALERT: Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

The snowy weather lingered in the eastern half of the Miami Valley headed into the evening hours Friday, but by about midnight, most of the region should saw a break in the snowfall, said Kirstie Zontini, WHIO-TV meteorologist. 

But it will be cold, with the high temperature on Saturday being 19 degrees.

Saturday is expected to have some leftover flurries and dusty winds, with temperature dropping to about 5 degrees during the night, said WHIO-TV meteorologist Eric Elwell.  

Related: Dayton-area traffic: Snow, freezing rain causing issues

The bad weather caused problems for motorists. 

A semi-trailer overturned on Interstate 70 in Clark County and a crash involving a medic at North Dixie Drive and Frederick Pike impacted traffic in Harrison Twp. 

RELATED: Winter Weather Advisory issued today as winter storm moves in

Traffic was light on many roads across the region by early evening, as people seemed to hunker down. 

Earlier on Friday, the city of Dayton had 45 trucks on the road — nearly its entire fleet — salting highways, thoroughfares, bridges, hills and major connector streets, said Fred Stovall, Dayton’s director of public works. 

“We want to make sure what we call our primary 1 and 2 streets are clear so everyone can get home,” Stovall said. 

Crews will eventually get to the residential streets, but that may not happen until Saturday, depending on how much snow falls and collects, he said. 

Related: Winter storm timeline: Conditions worsening as snow continue to fall

The city does not plow residential streets unless they have 4 inches of snow, but it does treat them if they have ice. 

Temperatures are dropping, and the rain has turned to sleet and the wet roads are icing over, Stovall said. 

The storm led to the canceling or the postponement of numerous events across the region. 

The city cancelled all recreation events through Jan. 13, including citywide basketball and the MLK youth World House party.

Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio. 

Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times from three to four seconds to eight to 10, he said. 

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WPAFB Tuesday Weather: Showers continue for the day 

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.

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WPAFB Monday Weather: Showers to move in late morning, early afternoon

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—A dry morning commute is expected today, but grab the umbrella as you head out as rain is expected to move in, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

The best chance for this rain will come in the afternoon, but we may see that rain as early as the late morning hours.

Showers are expected this afternoon and this early evening, which means your drive home will likely be a wet one and you’ll want to give yourself some extra time. A few lingering showers are expected later this evening, but more dry time is expected after sunset.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Highs today will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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Tree pollen staying high this weekend 

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 5:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:50 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini talks about the pollen counts this weekend.

This time of year if you notice your allergy symptoms, it is likely because of a toss-up between tree pollen or the mold spores, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

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Tree pollen is what typically spikes in April and May. Mold spores, during a wet time of year, also can be high. This time of year we can get low amounts of grass pollen in the air as well.

This weekend, sunshine and warm, breezy conditions will allow the tree pollen to climb quickly, while dry weather will allow the mold spores to drop. 

If you suffer from spring allergies, you likely will notice your symptoms this weekend.

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Frost Advisory for parts of the region in effect overnight

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Great weather continues through the weekend.

Mainly clear skies will remain with chilly conditions overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures drop into the middle 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible, especially east.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Clear and chilly overnight
  • Frost Advisory is in effect from 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday for Clinton, Greene and Warren counties
  • Lyrid meteor showers peak late Saturday night

>> Live Dopper 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Saturday: Expect high clouds to allow for filtered sunshine. Temperatures will continue to climb with highs near 60 degrees.

>> WHIO Weather App

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

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds will end the weekend with near seasonable temperatures in the lower 60s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Monday: Partly cloudy skies will start the workweek. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: Skies will become mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

>> County-by-County Weather 

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with a high near 60 degrees.

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