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Posted: December 21, 2013

River flooding records broken over weekend


By Breaking News Staff


The Great Miami River is flooding, and the level near Troy has already reached it's highest point in half a century.

That's one among several areas in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley affected by flooding and high waters.

The Great Miami near Troy was at 16.58 feet Sunday evening. The highest mark of 16.40 feet was recorded June 11, 1958.

Historic numbers, but the marks are not touching those recorded during the Great Flood of 1913, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has extended Flood Warnings for several river systems from Celina in Mercer County to Kings Mills in Warren County.

Flood Warnings are in effect until 5:30 p.m. Sunday for Union and Wayne counties in Indiana, Auglaize, Champaign, Northwestern Clark, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Northern Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties in Ohio.

Specific Flood Warnings for the Great Miami River are as follows:

  • Near Troy extends until Tuesday afternoon
  • In Sidney, Wednesday afternoon
  • At Taylorsville, Tuesday night
  • Miamisburg, Tuesday night
  • Middletown, Tuesday afternoon

A record high temperature for Dec. 21 was tied at Dayton on Saturday.

At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the temperature at the Dayton international Airport reached 65 degrees, tying the record high temperature for this date set in 1967.

A second record was set for the daily maximum rainfall at Dayton, at. 2.46 inches. The old record was 1.55 inches, set in 1998.

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