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Dangerous Heat Continues in the West; Multiple Areas of Excessive Rainfall Possible Today

Dangerous heat continues across the West with widespread Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories. The West should see relief from hazardous heat by Friday. The heat will expand into the northern Plains on Tuesday. Heavy to excessive rainfall today in the Mid-Atlantic to Carolinas, southern Rockies, and west Texas into the ArkLaTex may lead to areas of flash, urban, and stream flooding. Read More >

Local Eclipse Info For the NWS Wilmington, Ohio Area

 

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Here is cloud cover climatology for the afternoon hours on April 8th. The image on the top shows the average of all years, while the image on the bottom shows only El Nino Years. The current forecast suggests El Nino conditions will be present this winter and may linger into next Spring. This typically leads to a bit more cloud cover across our region in April.

 

Regional Cloud Climatology for April 8 (1979-2022)

Regional Cloud Climatology for April 8 (El Nino Years)

Map plots courtesy of Brian Brettschneider, NOAA.


 

Below are visible satellite images from the afternoon of April 8ths in the past decade or so. As you can see, there is a wide variety of cloud coverage patterns over the Ohio Valley from year-to-year. Click on images to enlarge.

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2010 and 2011

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2012 and 2013

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2014 and 2015

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2016 and 2017

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2018 and 2019

Regional Visible Satellite Image from April 8, 2020 and 2021


Eclipse Path Information

 

The eclipse path will stretch from Mexico to Canada, straight through the Ohio Valley. Portions of southeast and east-central Indiana and west-central Ohio will be in the path of totality. Image courtesy of NASA.

 

Eclipse Path

 

Location Partial Begins Maximum Totality Totality Magnitude Partial Ends Eclipse Duration Totality Duration
Ada, OH 1:55 PM EDT 3:12 PM EDT 102.4% 4:26 PM EDT 2hr, 31min 3min, 56sec
Bellefontaine, OH 1:54 PM EDT 3:11 PM EDT 101.8% 4:26 PM EDT 2hr, 31min 3min, 44sec
Celina, OH 1:53 PM EDT 3:10 PM EDT 102.0% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 31min 3min, 50sec
Chillicothe, OH 1:54 PM EDT Not in Totality 97.9% 4:26 PM EDT 2hr, 32min Not in Totality
Cincinnati, OH 1:52 PM EDT Not in Totality 99.4% 4:24 PM EDT 2hr, 33min Not in Totality
Columbus, OH 1:55 PM EDT Not in Totality 99.6% 4:27 PM EDT 2hr, 31min Not in Totality
Dayton, OH 1:53 PM EDT 3:10 PM EDT 100.7% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 32min 2min, 43sec
Delaware, OH 1:55 PM EDT 3:12 PM EDT 100.7% 4:27 PM EDT 2hr, 31min 2min, 37sec
Falmouth, KY 1:51 PM EDT Not in Totality 98.0% 4:24 PM EDT 2hr, 33min Not in Totality
Hamilton, OH 1:52 PM EDT 3:09 PM EDT 100.3% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 33min 1min, 42sec
Independence, KY 1:51 PM EDT Not in Totality 99.0% 4:24 PM EDT 2hr, 33min Not in Totality
Osgood, IN 1:51 PM EDT 3:08 PM EDT 100.6% 4:24 PM EDT 2hr, 33min 2min, 30sec
Piqua, OH 1:53 PM EDT 3:11 PM EDT 101.9% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 32min 3min, 48sec
Richmond, IN 1:52 PM EDT 3:09 PM EDT 101.9% 4:24 PM EDT 2hr, 32min 3min, 50sec
Versailles, OH 1:53 PM EDT 3:10 PM EDT 102.4% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 32min 3min, 58sec
Vanceburg, KY 1:53 PM EDT Not in Totality 96.3% 4:26 PM EDT 2hr, 33min Not in Totality
Xenia, OH 1:53 PM EDT 3:11 PM EDT 100.2% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 32min 1min, 21sec
Wilmington, OH 1:53 PM EDT Not in Totality 99.4% 4:25 PM EDT 2hr, 32min Not in Totality
 

Cincinnati, OH (KCVG)

April 8th Climatology

Name Period of Record % Data Available Average Record High Record Low
Precipitation (in) 1871-2023 100% 0.18 2.11 (1957) 0.00 (2023)+
Snowfall (in) 1893-2023 99% 0.1 4.2 (1909) 0.0 (2023)+
Maximum Temperature (F) 1873-2023 100% 60 80 (2021) 34 (1983)
Minimum Temperature (F) 1873-2023 100% 41 68 (1889) 20 (1983)

 

High temperature distribution on April 8 for CVG

Low temperature distribution on April 8 for CVG

Precipitation distribution on April 8 for CVG

Snowfall distribution on April 8 for CVG

 

Cloud Climatology on April 8 for CVG

 

April 8th Climatology - Cincinnati, OH

 

YEAR MAX MIN PRCP  SNOWFALL SNOW DEPTH 
1871 MM0MM
1872MM1.62MM
187378560MM
187453440MM
187578560MM
187658410MM
187756480.67MM
187868500.01MM
187962380MM
188048370MM
188146400.74MM
188268600.04MM
188358420MM
188448360.04MM
188563340.03MM
188653280MM
188768380MM
188858400MM
188962380MM
189080660.07MM
189156320MM
189257440.02MM
18937968T0M
18945234T0M
189553470.080M
1896493100M
189742390.410M
1898593400M
189941370.01TM
1900744700M
190149400.010M
19024226T0M
190365471.020M
190464510.280M
19055829T0M
190670540.170M
19075137TTM
190868390.920M
190955350.010M
1910693900M
191146370.080M
1912583400M
191353320.220M
191438280.04TM
1915734300M
191634300.514.22
191739280.080.3T
19185033000
191972580.1300
19205032000
192168500.800
19228061T00
192358300.0300
19246734000
19257543000
192655371.5400
192751380.2900
192846320T0
192970580.3300
19305633000
19317642000
193260440.3300
19337134000
19346844000
193545370.100
19364723000
193751370.2400
193864380.7600
193943330.03T0
194057420.2100
19417644000
194247390.6600
19437251000
194467530.1600
19457243000
194665480.3600
194751350.41MM
19487345000
19495339T00
19505533T00
195155420.0200
19526134000
19535838T00
19546838T00
19555926000
195637290.060.61
195748300.850.10
19585830000
19597864000
19605835T00
19615432000
196267400.1200
196368390.0600
19644535TT0
196573460.6500
196647310.1300
19675738000
19687056T00
19697949000
19707637000
19717133000
19723420TT0
197353400.1500
197447310.980.40
19755334000
19765938000
19775233000
19786644000
197958370.1900
198071520.2800
19817349T00
198241290.191.1T
198348410.6200
19845538T00
19854729TT0
19866644000
19876537000
19886039000
198941340.29T0
19905924000
199174600.200
199268450.0700
19937250T00
19946332000
199578521.1200
19964630TT0
19975725000
199873522.11T0
19997756T00
200053310.0300
20018068000
20027355T00
200346370.0300
20047047T00
20056746000
20065038000
20073828TT0
20087451000
20095732000
201064390.4200
201178540.0100
20126543T00
20137353T00
201460430.02T0
201571540.45T0
201644280.14T0
20176428000
201844250T0
201973580.0200
202080560.4900
202169570.0200
202249350.0600
20235839000
 

Columbus, OH (KCMH)

April 8th Climatology

Name Period of Record % Data Available Average Record High Record Low
Precipitation (in) 1879-2023 100% 0.15 1.07 (1957) 0.00 (2023)+
Snowfall (in) 1885-2023 99% 0.0 2.0 (1909) 0.0 (2023)+
Maximum Temperature (F) 1879-2023 100% 58 83 (2021) 30 (1983)
Minimum Temperature (F) 1879-2023 100% 38 67 (1889) 19 (1983)

 

High temperature distribution on April 8 for CMH

Low temperature distribution on April 8 for CMH

Precipitation distribution on April 8 for CMH

Snowfall distribution on April 8 for CMH

Cloud Climatology on April 8 for CMH

 

April 8th Climatology - Columbus, OH

 

YEAR MAX MIN PRCP  SNOWFALL SNOW DEPTH 
187959330MM
188047310MM
188148370MM
188267500MM
188353340MM
188448330.03MM
188556330.060M
1886472300M
1887673600M
1888503000M
1889603400M
189075560.040M
1891513000M
189251430.060M
18938364T0M
18945030T0M
189556481.070M
1896482800M
189742370.44TM
1898593000M
189941350.1TM
1900653900M
190146420.010M
190239240.140.2M
190361470.820M
190462490.280M
1905532800M
190666500.110M
190751370.010M
190866390.570M
19095431T0M
1910653400M
191146330.060M
1912543100M
1913502800M
191435250.10.4M
1915683900M
191636300.562M
191737270.030M
191851330.010M
19197162T0M
192044260.010.1M
192168500.830M
192277590.370M
19236429TTM
19246133T0M
1925704700M
192656330.740M
192748350.130M
192839300.010.1M
192969550.110M
1930503100M
1931713700M
193259460.340M
1933613400M
1934674500M
193543370.540M
1936462400M
193749390.250M
193863381.030M
193940310.01TM
194059440.270M
1941734400M
194249360.050M
1943684200M
194462500.030M
1945704100M
194659450.080M
194755340.160M
194874460.1700
194950320.15T0
19504626T00
195157440.3400
19525029000
19536134000
195472350.25T0
19556127000
19564031T0.1T
195739300.650.81
19585829000
19597455000
196051320.0300
19614928000
19626432T00
19635135T00
19644835TT0
196572440.9700
196644250.130.20
19675532000
19687054000
19697838000
19707232000
19716929000
19723019TTT
197352420.3300
197449320.60.30
19755124000
19764830000
19774328000
19785938000
197963330.1700
198066480.3600
19817653T00
198243200.020.40
198348400.6500
19845729T00
198545300.080.80
198664400.0900
19876034000
19885436000
198941340.1700
19905622000
199175640.3600
19926641000
19937544T00
19946225000
199571490.0600
19964528TT0
19975423TT0
199874510.79T0
199979490.0600
200054330.2400
20018367000
200271480.0800
20034837T00
200470450.0800
20056643000
20064733000
20073726TTT
20087848000
20095334000
201068410.0900
201161510.0100
201264470.0200
20137353T00
201462440.0200
201567540.5600
201641300.18T0
20176132000
20184325000
20197157000
202074530.600
202178590.2600
20225135T00
20235833000
 

Dayton, OH (KDAY)

April 8th Climatology

Name Period of Record % Data Available Average Record High Record Low
Precipitation (in) 1894-2023 100% 0.15 1.31 (1957) 0.00 (2023)+
Snowfall (in) 1894-2023 99% 0.0 4.7 (1909) 0.0 (2023)+
Maximum Temperature (F) 1894-2023 100% 57 83 (2021) 31 (1983)
Minimum Temperature (F) 1894-2023 100% 37 66 (1889) 15 (1983)

 

High temperature distribution on April 8 for DAYH

Low temperature distribution on April 8 for DAY

Precipitation distribution on April 8 for DAY

Snowfall distribution on April 8 for DAY

Cloud Climatology on April 8 for DAY

 

April 8th Climatology - Dayton, OH

 

YEAR MAX MIN PRCP  SNOWFALL SNOW DEPTH 
189452300.00MM
189559470.210.0M
189647270.000.00.0
189741330.52MM
189860250.000.0M
189944350.020.0M
190071450.00MM
190148400.000.0M
190244260.03MM
190364470.36MM
190462340.150.0M
19055624TTM
190667410.00MM
190751400.210.0M
190869550.480.0M
190952400.000.0M
191057280.00MM
191150320.000.0M
191257320.000.0M
191348280.000.0M
191436250.01TM
191572420.000.0M
191634290.292.0M
191736260.050.5M
191849300.000.0M
191972600.000.0M
19204629TTM
192166480.950.0M
192276580.540.0M
192357290.01TM
192464330.000.0M
192573390.000.0M
192652360.570.0M
192749380.300.0M
192841300.010.1M
192969590.360.0M
193053320.000.0M
193175440.000.0M
193260440.260.0M
193364330.000.0M
193466380.000.00.0
193542400.390.0M
193646240.000.0M
193747370.330.0M
193860360.630.0M
193942320.01TM
194056400.250.0M
194170420.000.0M
194245360.360.0M
194369400.000.00.0
194464510.350.00.0
194571410.000.00.0
194664460.000.00.0
194753330.100.00.0
19486942T0.00.0
19495037TT0.0
19504928T0.00.0
195155420.080.00.0
195255310.000.00.0
19536035T0.00.0
195464350.040.00.0
195559260.000.00.0
195636280.01TT
195738280.910.30.0
195857320.000.00.0
195966500.080.00.0
196051320.04T0.0
196149270.000.00.0
19626634T0.00.0
196361400.170.00.0
19644334TT0.0
196570470.680.00.0
196645290.10T0.0
19675433T0.00.0
19687049T0.00.0
196976470.000.00.0
197073400.000.00.0
197172340.000.00.0
19723115TTT
197353380.060.00.0
197446280.874.70.0
197554260.000.00.0
197651280.000.00.0
197743290.000.00.0
197863410.000.00.0
197962330.270.00.0
198069490.160.00.0
19817554T0.00.0
198239230.060.80.0
198346380.420.00.0
19845233T0.00.0
198545280.040.40.0
19866441T0.00.0
198760360.000.00.0
198856350.000.00.0
198941350.26T0.0
199057250.000.00.0
199173610.160.00.0
199268370.000.00.0
19937049T0.00.0
199460280.000.00.0
199571510.020.00.0
199645260.000.00.0
199751200.000.00.0
199873500.460.00.0
19997751T0.00.0
200053310.100.00.0
20018366T0.00.0
200269500.050.00.0
20034233T0.00.0
200465470.080.00.0
200563390.000.00.0
200646320.000.00.0
20073625TT0.0
200875430.000.00.0
200953310.000.00.0
201059370.750.00.0
201165470.040.00.0
20126346T0.00.0
201372540.000.00.0
201461420.030.00.0
201571491.220.00.0
201641270.130.10.0
201761290.000.00.0
201840210.000.00.0
20197256T0.00.0
202076561.31T0.0
202171590.190.00.0
202249370.030.00.0
202358350.000.00.0

Additional Eclipse 2024 Information

 

Video Courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

 

Path of Totality

Using observations from different NASA missions, this map shows where the Moon’s shadow will cross the U.S. during the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse. The map was developed by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) in collaboration with the NASA Heliophysics Activation Team (NASA HEAT), part of NASA’s Science Activation portfolio.


After the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.


We can’t normally see the corona ­– the Sun’s outer atmosphere – because the Sun’s surface below it is so much brighter. But during a total solar eclipse, the corona becomes visible, offering unique opportunities to study it.


When the Moon completely blocks the visible surface of the Sun during a total solar eclipse, viewers can remove their eclipse glasses. A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where eclipse glasses can be momentarily removed.


When a solar eclipse reaches totality, nocturnal wildlife sometimes wakes up, thinking that it’s nighttime, and non-nocturnal wildlife might think it’s time to head to sleep!