DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The snow comes to an end and we will have another cold night. The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for Thursday morning between 1 am and 11 am.
10:40 AM UPDATE: The rare April snow really put on a show this morning. 2News viewers shared their photos through the Report!t feature on the 2News app and website.
The highest snowfall total reported in the Miami Valley was 4.5 inches in Celina and Wilmington. 2.4 inches accumulated in Dayton. A new daily snowfall record was set last night. 0.8 inches accumulated before midnight on Tuesday April 20. The previous record was 0.4 inches set in 2013. 1.6 inches fell after midnight on Wednesday April 21. The record snowfall of 3.5 inches set in 1901 will hold.
After April 21, there’s only four days with measurable snowfall on record: 0.5″ on April 23, 0.2″ on April 24, 0.5″ on May 2, and 0.5″ on May 9.
7:55 AM UPDATE: We will continue to see a few snow flurries into the afternoon. The sun will come out a bit today, and this will help to melt the snow that fell overnight. It will still be unseasonably cold with highs in the low 40s, and the wind will make it feel about 10-degrees colder. More scattered rain and snow showers will be around by late afternoon, but no snow accumulation is expected.
A little mixed precipitation lingers into the evening before ending tonight. The sky will clear out a bit, and this will set us up for a cold, frosty night. A freeze is likely once again.
7:28 AM UPDATE: The weight of the snow may cause damage to tree limbs. Dave Alexander from the Mix 107.7 Morning Show shared these photos with Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. His pear tree was blooming yesterday and now all of the branches are on the ground. A lot of snow was able to accumulate on the flowers and it was too much for the tree.
There may be a few power outages due to tree damage.
4:20 AM UPDATE: Wilmington is now up to 4 inches of snow.
5:07 AM UPDATE: The snow has ended across the Miami Valley. A few flurries may continue off and on into the afternoon with little to no additional accumulation.
2 News Viewers are sharing their photos of the rare winter snow.
3:40 AM UPDATE: So far snowfall totals across the Miami Valley range between 1.5 inches and 3.5 inches.
The snow is coming to an end this morning. You may find a few flurries off and on into the afternoon.
10:50 PM UPDATE: Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis said snow has finally arrived in the Miami Valley, and that there is a chance a snowfall record could be set for this time of year.
Sleet, rain and snow are being seen all throughout the area, with counties further north already seeing plenty of snowfall. Rain and sleet are expected to hit Montgomery County, and snow could be following close behind.
9:30 PM UPDATE: The National Weather Service is forecasting that winter weather will move further south than originally expected. Now, Darke, Shelby and Logan counties could see snowfall.
7:30 PM UPDATE: The National Weather Service is tracking approaching clouds that will bring freezing temperatures and snow. The clouds trajectory places the Miami Valley in the path of snow, which will fall overnight.
5:30 PM UPDATE: Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis is tracking freezing temperatures moving through the Miami Valley this evening. The winter weather is expected to bring with it between one and three inches of snow, as well.
Wednesday will see more rain, with a chance of snow mixed in. Storm Team 2 asks readers to be on the lookout for slick spots in the road when driving Wednesday morning.
12:15 PM UPDATE: Dayton has a 39 percent probability to accumulate at least 1 inch of snow. Since the snowfall will happen during the night, it will aid the potential accumulation.
Rain to change to snow tonight with a rare late April accumulating snow event expected. Snowfall rates and the fact that the snow will fall during the night will aid the potential accumulation. Most of the snow will accumulate on grassy areas and elevated surfaces. pic.twitter.com/lHYSVIwtW3— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) April 20, 2021
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 degrees are possible. Take steps now to protect your tender plants from the cold. Outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly to prevent freezing and possible bursting.
A band of precip will move across the area tonight behind a cold front. While this will start as rain, as temps fall, it will change to snow. The snow could be heavy enough to result in some slick roads, mainly north of I-70. Good news? It will end before the Wed AM rush. pic.twitter.com/E0Y4rkJkpg— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) April 20, 2021
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