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Increasing sunshine, good skiing weather

A cool but dry weekend throughout the Miami Valley. Ski fans can start enjoying the benefits of this week’s record breaking cold weather. Perfect North is open this weekend and other ski resorts continue to build snow bases. Sunshine will increase throughout the day as highs reach into the mid 40s.

TODAY: AM clouds give way to sunshine. Highs near 45

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather establishing new records from Mississippi to Maine.

Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to nearly 30 percent of the country being covered in snow as of Wednesday.

Snowfall and slippery roads were blamed for more than a half-dozen deaths across the country since Monday.

Earliest single-digit temperature on record for Dayton

Single-digit temperatures were felt across the Miami Valley on Wednesday morning.

Dayton officially reached a low of 5 degrees. This is the earliest Dayton has ever dropped into the single digits. On Nov. 17, 1959 the low was 9 degrees.

The previous earliest record of 5 degree temperatures in the fall was on Nov. 24, 1950. The record has been smashed by 11 days.

Remember the high on Oct. 2 was 94 degrees. This was the latest Dayton ever saw temperatures that hot. The previous record was Sept. 30, 1897.

Storm creates icy mess across much of Maine

A storm that moved into the state Monday evening brought with it a wintry mix that left roads slick ahead of the Tuesday morning commute.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for much of the state, except the western mountains and Aroostook County, where a winter storm warning is in place, and the Down East coast, which will be largely spared, according to the National Weather Service.

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