Miami Valley approaching 2 years without Winter Weather Warning



As 2020 comes to a close, the Miami Valley region could go multiple years with no Winter Storm Warnings issued for the area, according to the National Weather Service.

[8:20 PM] In case you're wondering... it's been awhile. 703 days to be exact. That was the last time we had a Winter...

Posted by US National Weather Service Wilmington OH on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

It’s been more than 700 days since the NWS Wilmington office last issued the advisory.

A Winter Strom Warning is issued by the NWS when heavy snow of six inches in 12 hours or eight inches in 24 hours falls. There are also Winter Storm Watches that warn residents that conditions are favorable for a winter storm event and Winter Storm Advisories which are issued when three to five inches of snow falls in 12 hours,

The last time a Winter Storm Warning was issued was on Jan. 20, 2019.

On that day, the Miami Valley saw as much as 9 inches of snow reported, with most communities getting around 3 to 4 inches.

Bellefontaine saw the most snow with nine inches, according to NWS. While Beavercreek only recorded two inches.

The storm was the result of a low-pressure system from the Rocky Mountains into the Tennessee Valley, according to NWS. It resulted in a range of winter weather, including snow, freezing rain and sleet.

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