Monthly Archives: January 2013

Severe Threat Tonight And Early Wednesday

The Cincinnati area remains under a SLIGHT risk for severe storms late tonight and early Wednesday; the Storm Prediction Center has placed the southwestern Ohio Valley, the southeastern Mississippi Valley, and much of the Mid-South under a MODERATE risk for … Continue reading

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Update On Storm Threat Early Wednesday

The next 24 hours will be fairly quiet in the Ohio Valley, but a threat for storms continues in the Ohio Valley Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Severe weather is not a guarantee, but the threat for severe weather has … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At A Strong Storm Threat Early Wednesday

Last last week, there were indications from computer forecast models that there would be some instability available for thunderstorms  in the Ohio Valley Tuesday night and Wednesday. Based on upper-level support alone, the support for heavy rain Tuesday night and … Continue reading

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Weekend Starts Quiet, Ends With A Mix Of Precipitation

The area of low pressure that gave the Tri-State a quick shot of snow is heading east in a hurry; high pressure over the Mississippi Valley is already moving in from the west. The clearing line along the Indiana/Illinois border … Continue reading

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Accumulating Snow Likely Friday

Two different areas of low pressure and a large upper-level disturbance approaching the Ohio and Tennessee Valley tonight will produce snow in the Tri-State tomorrow. This is not going to be a big winter storm, but accumulation will be widespread. … Continue reading

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Remembering The Great Blizzard Of 1978

The winters of 1976-1977 and 1977-1978 were among the worst the Tri-State has ever seen. In January 1978, 31.5″ of snow fell in Cincinnati, the most amount of snow in a single month since official records began in November 1870. … Continue reading

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More Snow Coming Soon

The flurries and snow showers passing through the Ohio Valley today will end tonight, and clouds will gradually dissipate this evening and overnight. With high pressure nearby tomorrow, our attention turns to a late week system that looks to bring … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff: Cooling Stack Enhanced Snow In The Tri-State This Morning

Have you ever heard of “cooling stack enhanced snow?” Odds are you probably haven’t, but it was the reason behind light snow bands in the Tri-State this morning. When “lake effect snow” or “lake enhanced snow” falls in the Ohio … Continue reading

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Temperature And Wind Chill Trends Through Mid-Week

As promised over the last several days, arctic air is on the move. The core of this arctic air will remain over the Great Lakes and southern Canada through mid-week, but it will still be very cold over the Ohio … Continue reading

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36 Years Ago Today: The Coldest Morning In Recorded Cincinnati History

Today marks the 36th anniversary of the coldest low temperature on record in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport dropped to -25° on January 18, 1977; the high temperature that afternoon was only 0°. It was brutally cold in the … Continue reading

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