First big snow, then a spell of bit­ter cold

The 6.1 inches Day­ton tal­lied Satur­day was big­gest one-day to­tal since 2013.

Dayton Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By Richard Wil­son Staff Writer

Snow­fall around the Day­ton and Spring­field ar­eas broke records

last week­end and brought the most snow to fall in one day in more than five years.

More snow fell in Day­ton on Satur­day than on any Jan. 12 since weather records have been kept,

and the fore­cast shows frigid tem­per­a­tures move in this week­end.

A to­tal of 6.1 inches of snow was recorded in Day­ton, break­ing the pre­vi­ous record for Jan. 12 snow­fall of 5.8 inches set in 1964. That’s still about half the snow­fall for the most recorded in a sin­gle day — 12.2 inches set Jan. 26, 1978, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Wilm­ing­ton.

Around t he Mi­ami Val­ley, Spring­field re­ceived 7.9 inches of snow and Beaver­creek recorded 8.4 inches, but the high­est snow­fall to­tals were in south­ern Ohio. In But­ler County, Fair­field recorded 10 inches.

WHIO Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Jesse Maag said Satur­day’s snow was the most Day­to­ni­ans had seen fall on one day since 6.1 inches fell on Dec. 6, 2013.

“The fore­cast was ac­cu­rate on lo­ca­tion of high­est snow to­tals and tim­ing of the storm. We re­ceived slightly more snow than an­tic­i­pated,” Maag said.

The snow led to slick road­ways, and run­ways.

The Ohio De­part­ment of Trans- por­ta­tion Tweeted Sun­day that it had 1,196 crews on Ohio road­ways.

Clark County was un­der a Level

1 snow emer­gency when two semi­trail­ers crashed just af­ter 9 p.m. Satur­day on I-70 near Enon.

The col­li­sion caused a fuel leak, and state troop­ers, fire­fight­ers, medics and a haz­mat crew re­sponded to the fiery wreck.

Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the flames, and the left lane was kept open while the other lanes were blocked for sev­eral hours to ac­com­mo­date pub­lic safety crews clean­ing up the scene.

The driver of one of the trucks was trans­ported to Spring­field Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter with mi­nor in­juries, ac­cord­ing to dis­patch logs.

An­other fiery crash in­volv­ing a semi­trailer was re­ported on I-70 West near Peters Pike and Day­ton In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ac­cess Road.

Slip­pery con­di­tions forced au­thor­i­ties to tem­po­rar­ily close the ramp from I-70 East to I-75 North on Sun­day.

The in­ter­sec­tion at Paragon and So­cial Row roads in Wash­ing­ton Twp. was closed Sun­day morn­ing af­ter a Cen­ter­ville salt truck slid off Paragon and a pri­vate salt truck slid off So­cial Row.

An air­craft car­ry­ing more than 100 pas­sen­gers that had landed near Cincin­nati from Las Ve­gas slid off pave­ment Sun­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Cincin­nati/North­ern Ken­tucky In­ter­na­tional Air­port’s Twit­ter page.

The plane was not land­ing but taxi­ing from one area of the air­port to an­other, ac­cord­ing to a spokesper­son. No pas­sen­gers or em­ploy­ees were in­jured.

Maag said he ex­pects an un­event­ful week in terms of weather, ex­cept for pos­si­ble snow Fri­day night and some frigid tem­per­a­tures mov­ing in next week­end.

“We have an­other sys­tem mov­ing in that could bring us more win­ter weather on Fri­day night through the morn­ing hours on Sun­day,” Maag said. “It’s way too far out into the fu­ture to talk snow to­tals or even spec­u­late on whether it will be rain, snow or ice. Af­ter that sys­tem moves through, we’ll ex­pe­ri­ence bit­ter cold tem­per­a­tures on Sun­day and Mon­day.”

‘We have an­other sys­tem mov­ing in that could bring us more win­ter weather on Fri­day night through the morn­ing hours on Sun­day.’

Jesse Maag WHIO Me­te­o­rol­o­gist

A crash in­volv­ing two semi-trucks caused a fuel leak dur­ing a snow emer­gency Satur­day on In­ter­state 70 in Enon.

An ODOT truck plows I-675 north­bound near Beaver­creek. A Delta air­craft car­ry­ing more than 100 pas­sen­gers slid off the pave­ment while taxi­ing at CVG Air­port in He­bron, Ken­tucky, on Sun­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to the CVG Air­port’s Twit­ter page. No pas­sen­gers or em­ploy­ees were in­jured in the ac­ci­dent.

Snow piles up as a man waits for the bus Satur­day on Wood­man Av­enue.

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