Winter Weather

Bad Weather Pushes Back Ohio Tornado Drill

Mar 2, 2015
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Ohio emergency management officials say a statewide tornado drill has been pushed back two days because more wintry weather is on the way.
 
Tornado sirens around the state were to blast Wednesday morning. But because another winter storm is on the way, the test has been delayed until 9:50 a.m. Friday. The test will last three minutes.
 

National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio

Ohioans aren't getting a reprieve from the long weekend's record-breaking cold temperatures. 
 
Cities across the state were starting the day with temperatures below zero Tuesday, with some reporting record low temperatures for the second day in a row.  

The city of Dayton has opened several warming centers through Thursday. The Greater Dayton Recreation Center on W. Third St.
, the Northwest Recreation Center on Princeton Ave. and the Lohrey Recreation Center on Glenarm will all function as warming centers during regular business hours, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Here's a look at the weather over the next few days from the National Weather Service:

From our partners at WHIO.

snow, snow plow, transportation
Brian Bull, WCPN

Polar vortexes, lengthy cold snaps, blasting windchills…essentially it’s been a winter wonderland turned arctic nightmare for many in Ohio, especially motorists.

ODOT spokesman Steve Faulkner says he’s been tracking his department’s efforts to keep highways and streets clear and safe since the first snow event in mid-October.  Flash-forward to late March, and what do state road crews have to show for it?