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Randi Rico
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Here's the race by race forecast breakdown for all the events for #Cincinnati   #FlyingPig weekend. The #weather looks sunny and warm.
http://www.wlwt.com/news/flying-pig-forecast/32684914
Randi breaks down the weekend forecast for each event.
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Enjoy today's sunny #weather. Tomorrow #Cincinnati will hit the 40s before some nighttime snow.  Some...not a lot.
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/sunny-skies-then-some-snow/31064710
We hit the halfway point to spring. Some sunshine and mild air today and tomorrow may make you think we are in the clear...but snow returns tomorrow night.
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Ready for winter #weather ? First snow of the new year heads toward #Cincinnati tonight. Starts around midnight.  Right now the heaviest bands should be in our northern counties...but that could change if the center of the storm shifts at all as the heads across the country today. 
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/snow-returns-tonight/30530048
Clipper arrives after 11PM tonight. Typical clippers drop 1-3" of snow but Randi says some areas could see more.
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The #weather headed toward Halloween resembles a slasher film! From 80 yesterday to 40s by the weekend.  Here's the latest update on when the rain and storms will roll into #Cincinnati
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/rain-and-storms-bring-changes/29379034
Randi has the timeline for the rain and the big drop in temperatures.
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Finally able to use the line "it's a dry heat." Looks like hot but not humid #Weather for #cincinnati http://www.wlwt.com/weather/Summertime-Heat-Without-Humidity/25849834
Enjoy the 80s the next two days. Storms arrive before the weekend.
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So the big headline is the warm up to the 60s later this week. But the forecast isn't ENTIRELY warm and wonderful.  Some flurries this morning then a good bit of rain arrives for the evening drive.  Check out the #Cincinnati  #Weather forecast here: http://www.wlwt.com/weather/warm-up-begins/24518808
Long awaited warmer weather starts today, but rain may slow the evening commute. Some towns to the north could see icy spots.
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It's the biggest snow system of the season for #Cincinnati. Our #weather has been taking it easy on us....til now. Fluffy snow piling up quickly!
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/winter-storm-moving-in/31290452
Snow arrives this morning and it will be coming down at 1"/hr at times in the afternoon.
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Our 50° streak is over for #Cincinnati . The #weather is back to normal for late January. Check out a chance for rain to snow to end the weekend.
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/back-to-reality/30856080
Yes, it is still January...and it feels like it. Randi has the chance for some passing rain showers and flurries over the next few days.
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Finally warming up in #Cincinnati ! If you want to enjoy the #weather this weekend my videocast shows when we should be getting hit with the rain.

http://www.wlwt.com/weather/warmer-this-weekend/29857580
One more chilly day before the warmer air arrives this weekend. Randi breaks down when we'll see the rain.
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Temperatures were as cold as 32 in parts of Indiana this morning! Over in Ohio and Kentucky the blanket of clouds kept most places almost 10 degrees warmer.  Here's the forecast in a flash. #Cincinnati #Weather http://www.wlwt.com/weather/sunshine-finally-shows-up/29294236
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Can you hold out two more days?  Warmer #weather heads to #Cincinnat in time for Opening Day
Videocast:
http://www.wlwt.com/weather/Round-of-Snow-Midday/25149704
A cold front brings snow 11AM-4PM.
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Already getting a lot of questions about the forecast for Tuesday/Wednesday of next week. This far out a TON can change. Right now it looks like a big storm is headed for the MIDWEST...somewhere in the MIDWEST will get hit hard. (Note I said MIDWEST...not Cincinnati specifically) There will be a lot of moisture chased by cold air coming in out of Canada. There is no way to accurately predict this many days out where the bullseye will be for heavy snow vs areas that get rain/mixing/minimal snow. If you see hype on social media about this over the next few days PLEASE take it with a grain of salt. Details will come in line as we head into late weekend/early next week. Any predictions of amounts/maps that you see before then will be total speculation and subject to changes and shifts of 100miles plus. So please rest assured we will be watching the changing forecast for Tue/Wed and bring you the latest so you are aware of what we will see as the system approaches.  #Cincinnati #weather #forecast  
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Morning Meteorologist for WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati
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Hey everyone! Thanks for turning to WLWT for all your weather information. I'm in charge of making sure you get your mornings started right, and you are ready for whatever weather may interrupt your day. I was born and raised in Mentor, Ohio, just outside Cleveland. In the "snowbelt" actually, the heart of lake effect snow. And as any good little student (with two teachers as parents) I was obsessed with getting snowdays! So I obsessively watched the meteorologists there, and when the chance came to shadow one of them for school I went, and I've been hooked ever since.

I went to Ohio University to study broadcast news and meteorology... and to play outfield for the Ohio Bobcats softball team. When I wasn't out on the diamond I was in the TV studio getting my start doing both weather and sports for WOUB-TV.

Right after graduation I packed up everything and moved to Columbus, Mississippi to do weather on the morning show at WCBI-TV. It was there I got first hand experience with hurricanes. During that time I also completed graduate courses to officially become a meteorologist. I am proud to hold both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association's Seals of Approval.

By 2004 I wanted to be closer to my family (and see some snow again) so came back to Ohio and went to work as weekend meteorologist at WDTN just up the road in Dayton. It was definitely a case of "be careful what you wish for because" I had plenty of chances to re-think my love of snow while standing "live" in piles of it up to my knees!

In 2007 I made the move to Cincinnati! This city just has so much to do and so much to eat! While eating may be my favorite pastime, I also spend a lot of time playing and watching sports. I cheer for the Reds and the Bengals (as long as they aren't playing the Browns or Indians). I'm also a big rock and roll fan... or "rockhead" as my radio friends say. So when I'm not at work you can probably find me at some rock show or sporting event around southwest Ohio...that or running around after our son Austin.


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    1999 - 2003
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