The Miami Valley enjoys four distinct and beautiful seasons with a variety of popular activities. Residents celebrate the variety of weather (most of the time) in the area. Most would say that spring and fall are their favorite!
Winter lasts from December through February with average temperatures around 25 degrees F. Low temperatures can dip to single digits, but do not often drop below zero. Northern Ohio receives much more snow than our area due to the lake-affect moisture patterns. Yet in the valley we might receive 20 – 30 inches of snow during the season. One thing that many residents tire of quickly during our winters is the long stretch of “gray” days. We often get beautiful days with warm temperatures in January and February that tease us into thinking Spring is here early – wrong!
Popular Winter Activities: Sledding at area parks when the snow accumulates. Ice Skating at the Kettering Ice Arena located at the Kettering Recreation Complex. Going to Dayton Bombers Hockey games at the Nutter Center on the North side of Beavercreek. Holiday Christmas parties and concerts are numerous in Dayton.
Spring temperatures begin to warm the Dayton landscapes by mid March and are in full swing by the time April rolls around. Temperatures range from 40 through 70 degrees F throughout the spring months. This season often brings the most rainfall. Grab an umbrella!
Popular Spring Activities: Hiking at local Metro Parks. Fishing. Gardening, Golfing at Springboro’s Heatherwoode or Beavercreek’s Public Course. Baseball is a popular sport in the area with the Dayton Dragons and the Cincinnati Reds. Bellbrook hosts the first festival of the season – The Sugar Maple Festival.
Local Schools conclude the first week in June and vacation season begins. June tends to be more mild compared to the drying heat of July & August. Summer can be extremely hot and humid in the Miami Valley, but the heat doesn’t often limit outdoor activities like you might find in southern states. Temperatures can reach into the 90s frequently in July and August.
Popular Summer Activities: Swimming at local community pools and water parks. Camping at nearby state parks and camp grounds. Canoeing is popular on area rivers including the Little Miami River. Bicycling along the Greater Dayton bike path that connects Dayton to Beavercreek, Xenia, Yellow Springs, Waynesville to Cincinnati. The Dayton Air Show draws huge crowds each year. Tennis and golf come into full swing in the area.
Cooler fall temperatures refresh the region in mid to late September. This season is often the most enjoyed by local residents as the air is crisp with low humidity levels. Bright fall foliage is often ablaze in the area generally toward the end of October.
Popular Fall Activities: School Football Games. Bonfires, Hayrides and Haunted Houses. Hunting Season. Hiking is also popular in the fall. Fall Festivals are popular throughout the region. Waynesville’s Sauerkraut Festival is among the most popular.
Whatever season it is when you are shopping for a home in Kettering, Centerville, Bellbrook, Beavercreek, Springboro,Troy, Xenia, Waynesville, Tipp City, Vandalia, Fairborn, Miamisburg or Huber Heights, Top Dayton Realtors Don & Cyndi Shurts of RE/MAX are ready to help you find your dream home - rain or shine.
LOCAL TV WEATHER CHANNELS
WDTN's STORM TEAM (Local TV channel 2)
WHIO's STORM CENTER (Local TV Channel 7)
ABC22/FOX45 (Local TV Channels 22 & 45)
The weather can often be unpredictable in the Dayton Ohio area. From year to year it is always a little different. But you can always rely on Dayton real estate agents Cyndi and Don Shurts to be reliable and trustworthy real estate consultants! Feel free to tell us about your dream home by calling our phone numbers on the right or send us an email to INFO@MiamiValleyDreamHomes.com and we'll be happy to help you find your next Dayton Ohio home.