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Expect a weather record this morning


An expected temperature of 22 this morning will be another weather record for Dayton, on the heels of a record-setting snow on tax day.

The record morning temp on this date for Dayton is 23, and that mark is expected to be challenged as the forecast is calling for a low of 22, Storm Center Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said late Tuesday night. This morning's record low is being generated by a continuing cold front that promised to deliver a thick frost as well as a hard freeze overnight.

Otherwise, look for sun and just a few clouds through midday. The frost will melt quickly and the temps will rebound nicely to 50 with some spots reaching the lower 50s in the Warren and Butler county areas. Skies will remain clear through the night with temps dropping through the 40s and into the mid-30s by sunrise. Some light spotty frost is likely, but nothing as serious as Tuesday night.

Wednesday: Officially, the Dayton International Airport recorded 1.1 inches of snow, a record for the date. The snowfall brings the total for the winter (and spring so far) to 53.6 inches -- still good for third place all time, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said Tuesday night.

The second-place mark for total area snowfall for the season is 54.8 inches, set in 1950-51. The topper is 62.7 inches set in the winter of 1977-78.

Tuesday's recorded snowfall also is the third latest of an inch or more for Dayton, Simpson said. One inch or more of snow fell in Dayton on April 18, 1953, and April 17, 1961.

The high temperature for the day in Dayton was 38, another record for the lowest high on this date. The old mark was 40 degrees, set in 1960. Snow fell on that day as well, but not nearly as much as this year.

Thursday: Sunny all day and warming nicely into the low 60s.

Good Friday: Some early sun gives way to clouds. Showers arrive, perhaps for some by late afternoon, but more likely in the evening. A stray rumble of thunder is possible Friday night. Highs Friday will be in the mid-60s.

Saturday: Any showers still around will end early. Clouds will give way to afternoon sun. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s early, and rise to about 60 in the afternoon.

Easter: Partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.


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