Saturday, May 30, 2009

Things Have Become More Calm And Are Looking Good For The WLFI Viewing Area! The Storms Have Passed Now Get Ready For Some Good Fishing Weather!!

Well, things are so different from just a few short miles as our Indiana Weather Blogger Teri shows us below. This was how things looked here in Lafayette, looking at the South East as all those storm clouds passed just to the south of our area earlier this evening.
And only a few short miles to the east in Clinton county they was looking at funnel clouds, hail, dangerous lightning, and heavy rains. Most of us did not see anything! Others only seen a quick shower and some light thunder which is what we seen here in Lafayette. While others had some heavy heavy rains with Doppler showing a possible 2" to 4" inches falling an hour along with some large hail reported anywhere between .75" inches to 1.00" inch in size! This was around the Clinton county and Boone county areas. Also we seen some rotation head over one of our counties! Yes, Clinton had some good rotation and Boone county as well.

Here is a look at my Storm Relative Velocity map below. This was at 8:11PM this evening. You can really pick out this rotation very well. Still to help I put a line around the area.
The Best news that we all wanted to hear is there where no tornadoes reported with this cell!! This is wonderful news. There was a funnel cloud reported however no touch down!! Thank Goodness.......... All these cells really started to become more fierce after they started to move into our eastern counties. This is when we seen those severe thunderstorm warnings come out. We are still in this severe thunderstorm watch until 2:00AM Sunday morning. The NWS will keep this watch out just to be safe as we still may see some more pop up thunderstorms as the night goes on. However all is looking calm over the WLFI viewing area and it looks like it will stay that way. I think anymore thunderstorms to pop up will stay to our south from I70 south.......... So we are currently looking good! And to prove it Teri also shows us two wonderful pictures of the calm after the storm. You can see the fire orange color that fills these clouds below.....Thank You Teri for sending in these awesome pictures. I don't think she has even sent in a bad photo! lol .. Also thanks for hanging with me once again! Now have a wonderful Sunday! I'M calling for Sunny skies!!!! This will be great fishing weather. We may just have to do that?!?! :) We will save our next chance for rain until later on Monday night into Tuesday! I will see you all here again on Monday!
For the Future if any of you want to send me your weather pictures you can send them to storm18mini@aol.com Have a GOOD ONE Bloggers!!

As Of 8:03pm

AS OF 8:26PM EDT..........

Clinton county you look good rotation wise! If you are in Boone county please be ready to take cover as there is still a lot of rotation being picked up for your area at this time.

For the rest of the WLFI viewing area we look pretty good at this time. Counties we will still continue to watch to be safe this evening will be Montgomery county and then south fountain county. Otherwise after these cells continue to move off the our east the worst storms will stay south of the area!

I will keep you posted!

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Rotation Update as of 8:09pm!!!!!!!! There is still a lot of rotation with this cell in Boone county! Clinton county is looking good at this time. However you are still under this tornado warning until 8:15PM EDT. The rotation is over extreme south Clinton county and then in northern Boone county. If in these areas get to your safe spots.



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The Cell in South Clinton, county and Boone county is the one to watch this evening. You are Under a Tornado warning. I'M picking up some rotation with this cell at this time. This cell is moving south east. Look for Dangerous lightning, Heavy rainfall, and marble sized hail. If you live in these areas be ready to have that Plan "B" ready!!!!

Checking In With An Update! As Of 7:45PM.....EDT.....

Tornado warning out for Clinton county until 8:15 PM EDT........ No more rotation in Carroll county at this time! The severe thunderstorm waring for White county is now no longer in effect!



The Severe thunderstorm has been put into effect for Carroll county for this same cell that is moving out of White county. This warning is in effect until 8:15 Pm EDT. This cell is moving south east at around 25 mph. In this cell you can look for some possible small hail around Pea sized. Lightning, and heavy rainfall. There have been some slight rotation picked up with this cell. Watching!!

Also extreme south east ports of Tippecanoe county is under a severe thunderstorm watch as this cell is moving off to the south east as well. Clinton, county is also in this same severe thunderstorm warning.
Once these cells continue to push off to our east we will start to look a little better! I will keep you posted.
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
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The NWS did put this warning into effect for White county until 8:00pm tonight. With this cell you in White county should look for heavy heavy rainfall as radar is showing rain around 2" to 4" inches an hour. And possible pea to Marble sized hail. This cell is quickly moving off to the South East. This cell is weakening nicely at this time as it continues to push off the the east.
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The Latest Weather Data Is In..... The NWS has put the Whole WLFI viewing area under a Severe Thunderstorm watch until Midnight EDT. The WLFI viewing area has seen some scattered thundershowers this evening. However nothing severe as of now. There are some severe thunderstorm watches out for areas to our south as well. This is where I look for the worst storms to be tonight. They have all the wind shear to work with along with higher CAPE values and EHI. There Lifted index will be between -5 to -8 possible meaning there looking at a much more unstable atmosphere.

However we will keep watching and I cannot rule out a possible stray strong thunderstorm or scattered shower at this time. Currently I think we will miss out on most of the severe weather as the latest is pointing to it staying to our south. However as you all know in Indiana nothing is ever set in stone! We will continue to watch things closely tonight.....

I will check back with another update as needed.

It's The Weekend!!!!! Looking Dry But What About Next Week?????

Well, you can see Teri, sends us this picture showing us those threatening rain clouds yesterday evening move across the area here in Lafayette. Some areas did see a brief shower that did not last long but still a shower is a shower. Over all we missed out on most of the rain. There was however a few severe thunderstorm warnings to our south just south of the WLFI viewing area south of Fountain county. Those cells was moving south south east which did not pose a threat to our area thank goodness. More good news is these cells did not have any reports to the NWS which is always a good sign! ;)

Now.......... It is the WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! YES! :) We all love the weekend lol And I look for a rather nice weekend at that! Take a look at this map I put together below.You can see I'M going to keep our area mostly dry today! We do still have that slight chance for a quick light shower however for the most part I think we look pretty good! Areas to our south and then west will have the best chances for more rain around another quarter to maybe a half inch possible. Us however I would keep around a Tenth inch if we where to see any rain. And then Sunday you may want to think about getting out the sun screen do to all the SUNNY SKIES I'M calling for! :)Yes, I look for a high around 79* to 80* degrees and lots of clear blue skies! Who cannot love that right??

We will be watching later next week for yet another chance at some heavier rainfall and possible thunderstorms. Next week we will have more widespread chances for rain and thunder. We will all be here and ready to go as usual! ;o) As we are heading into the Summer months we will be on top of anything that Mother nature throws our way! In Indiana that is just the way we do things.......... We stay on top and keep each other updated! That is what makes Indiana A GREAT place to live!

Believe it or not my sisters birthday is coming up in three days! I already got her a little something although she deserves so much more! She is a wonderful person and one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. She is talented in so many ways and always has a smile on her face! Still we are brother and sister and I as any brother have do give her a hard time every now and then. And still to this day when I get out of line she gives me a smack upside the head lol. You think I would learn by now!?! Hummmmmmmmm :) lol.....

Have a great weekend everybody! I will see you all here again Monday!

Until then thanks for reading....................

Friday, May 29, 2009

Did Lightning Really Hit The Eiffel Tower?? And Could We Be Looking For An El-Nino This Year??

Alright..... Hey there!! I said I would have a map so you all could take a look at our one month outlook for precipitation over our area and here it is below. You can see we are in the area marked EC which means Equal chances for both above and below days of precipitation. One thing we will continue to watch for this year is a possible El-Nino jet stream pattern! El-Nino effects different areas of the USA, in different ways. El-Nino is known as the Wet One however it effects our area usually with droughts. Could this be the case this year?? We shall see..... I will keep you posted!I do see us starting to get into another stormy pattern starting as soon as next week possible! Yes, we will start to see more rain chances for our area..... Maybe even some more storm chances! But we will talk more about that on the Indiana Weather Blog a little later! First off it is Friday!!!!! YES! It is the best day of the week! ;) We will look for some Partly cloudy skies today with highs around 79* degrees. We will start to see some more clouds move into our area later on tonight as yet another cold front will push through our area bringing in some light rain chances! Yes, we will see some light rain pop up for our area later on tonight into early early Saturday morning. Currently I'M looking for rainfall to be around a Tenth inch or so. Currently not looking for much at this time.

Now I did find something from the NASA site about some lightning hitting the Eiffel Tower!! Can you believe it?? I thought you all would like to see this as well as I did. So here is the best picture I could find. It is a little blurry looking but still you can get a good idea..... Also here is a little something posted about this event. A rare phenomenon it was that is for sure!! Have another wonderful day Bloggers! I will check back soon....................
Believe it or not, bolts of lightning are shooting out of the Eiffel Tower. Photographer Hakim Atek caught it happening on May 25th:

"I saw some lightning out the window of my home in Paris," says Atek. "So I set up a tripod and pointed my camera at the Eiffel Tower. I never expected to get such an amazing picture."

But did the Tower really make its own lightning? The surprising answer is "yes."
"The upward branching in this photo shows that the Eiffel Tower actually initiated the discharge," says lightning researcher Richard Blakeslee of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. "In other words, instead of starting in the cloud and coming to ground, this flash started when the tower 'launched' a leader that propagated upward toward the cloud (which still served as the source of the electric field needed to get the process going). As the leader ascended, it branched out. Eventually one of the branches reached a region of sufficient charge to 'short out the cloud' and produce the return stroke pictured above."

According to Martin Uman's classic text The Lightning Discharge, upward-initiated discharges are "relatively rare," accounting for less than 1% of all lightning, "and generally occur from mountain tops and tall man-made structures." K. Berger, who studied lightning from a mountaintop location 30+ years ago, was one of the first to describe the phenomenon.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Red Sky Last Night Was For Sure A Delight!!

Well, this was just some of how things looked last night! We seen a mess of showers and even a few thunderstorms out to our south and west in parts of IL, that slowly made there way into the Indiana area. The storms did not effect our viewing area however as you can see areas of Terre Haute, Bloomington, and even parts of Indianapolis, seen some scattered thunderstorms out and about. There was a few hail reports with these storms with the biggest hail reported being around one inch. We was not to worried about these storms here in the WLFI viewing area. This was because as these cells moved into Indiana they was starting to weaken as we lost the daytime heat and we had more stable air. IL, was looking at Lifted Index of around -2 to -3 and Indiana was looking at (LI) of only -1 to +2. We still may however see some left over scattered rain showers in the morning as this front will still be making its way through our area. We are not looking for much but still a slight chance for some left over rain and thunder scattered possible. Otherwise we will look fomr some more mostly to partly cloudy skies much like Yesterday.

Now here is another thing I wanted to show you all. This is last nights sunset!The sky just turned a hot pink last night as the sun was setting. I have only seen the sky this pink one other time in my life and that was just last year. This had to be one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in some time. It not only turned the sky pink but the ground and everything around it! Here is another picture I took of the car to try and show how everything was pink.You can see the car in the picture is blue however nature is doing a good job to change that color lol. It was just a wonderful glow! I had a few people ask me if we was expecting to see some severe thunderstorms last night as they thought this pink sky might have been some kind of warning sign or something! I had to calm them down by letting them know that is was to do with dust, sun angle, and ice crystals in the air and clouds. The way the sun was setting and the angle it hit the ice crystals in the clouds is what made this pink color. An easy way to think of this is to think of a prism. When you hold it up to the light at different angles you get many different colors. So as the sun set the pink sky quickly went away..... Another saying that most of you have heard is "Red sky at night sailor delight, Red sky in the morning sailor take warning" And last night's sky was for sure a delight! ;)

I will check back here real soon. We will take a look at our month outlook for expected precipitation! Will we be above average?? Will we be below average?? Or will we be equal?? Find out later on tonight! ;) See you then.....

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Burning The Midnight Oil To Keep You All Poted! ;)

After a day of widespread showers all over the area yesterday we will now slowly start to calm down. We do still have the slight chance for some light off and on scattered showers today but again that is a slight chance. However it will be again few and far between. Really nothing to worry about for that matter! Many areas only seen a trace of rainfall in yesterday's event while others seen rainfall just under an inch. Lafayette, was around 0.10" inches while Remington, areas was pushing one inch. The heaviest of the rain showers did stay to our north and west in IL, as first thought which was a big help for our viewing area! We did see a few quick bursts that early morning but otherwise we stayed mainly dry. So how is today looking?????
Well, there you have it. It's not looking like a bad day! We (may) see some light scattered showers possible today but otherwise I think we will stay mostly cloudy and mostly dry today with highs in the low 80s. I still will not rule out a few peaks of sun possible like we seen yesterday as well. We will also look for this cold front to push through our area later on this evening which will cool us off just a bit. Not much we will drop from the low to middle 80s down to the upper 70s. Our average high temperature for this time of year is around 80* degrees with our record high around 90* degrees! No, we have not hit the 90s yet this year but it won't be to long before we do! We will talk more about our temperature forecast coming up later on tonight! For now I thought you all would enjoy this weather poem I found today. I have it posted for you below.

Thunder and Lightning
When a storm begins in the clouds, It sometimes may look frightening. You see a quick electrical spark-- Flash! goes the lightning!
Long and thin and streaky and fast, Its glow is oh so brightening. Watch for the electric spark-- Flash! goes the lightning!
When a storm begins in the clouds, It truly is a wonder. You hear a rumble loud in the sky-- Clap! goes the thunder!
Lightning bolts are heating the air, Over clouds and under. When the air expands enough-- Clap! goes the thunder!

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This poem has a little learning along with it! One thing that I always wondered before I really got into forecasting weather was What makes the sound of thunder? And this poem really says it all..... Lightning is around 54,000 degrees *F which is around six times hotter then the surface of the sun. When lightning strikes the ground it heats the air around it expanding it. Once the lightning finishes going through the air what we hear as thunder is the air collapsing back together making that big CRASH or BOOM we all know so well!

And now it is time for the Weather quote of the day!!!!! And how TRUE this one is!! Have a wonderful day bloggers. I'M off to bed. I have been burning the midnight oil and I'M now starting to run low after being up for 36 hours straight! What day is this???? lol Have a wonderful day!

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update As Of 8:43PM..... Things Are Still On Track And Looking Good!!

OK, I'M back with the latest. We are seeing these scattered showers really start to become more widespread around the WLFI viewing area. Still they are looking light at this time. These scattered showers are so few and far between that not everyone is going to see them. Still I will keep rainfall totals between a quarter inch to a half inch possible however I think most of us will stay closer to another tenth inch to a quarter inch possible. Here is the radar image as of 8:30pm.
You can see the area of rain showers I have marked going through Terre Haute, that is moving slowly into the WLFI viewing area. This is just some of the scattered mess for tonight! Otherwise I don't think we will worry about any storms like we have been saying all day. Lightning seems to be staying in IL, at this time which is a good sign. This system is not over just yet so don't think that. And it did give way to some heavy rainfall at times as some of you lucky ones got to see lol. We will be seeing this scattered rain showers through out this evening. I will be back here a little later on tonight with Wednesday's weather outlook and when the SUNNY SKIES will return!! The sun is closer then you think!!

Otherwise thank you for hanging with me today! :o) And remember to still keep your rain gauges at the ready! ;)

What A Difference A Few Miles Makes When It Comes To Our Weather!!

Well, just to really show you all how scattered these showers have been today take a look at the difference in current rainfall totals from just today between Remington, and Lafayette, areas.

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Remington, Currently 0.96" Inches.....

Lafayette, Currently 0.08" Inches.....

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Just look at that! :) What a difference a few miles can make here in Indiana! Well, Some areas are yet to see a single drop however as we see above some are just under an inch already. We will see some of what is currently in IL, work it's way into our viewing area later on this evening into tonight. I'M going to go ahead and up our expected rainfall totals a bit to between a quarter and a half inch possible on top of what we already have..... This is a wet system but a scattered system..... Also I still wont rule out a few rumbles but overall I don't see anything severe.....

Yes, currently we are dry but we will not underestimate this system that is for sure! So keep the rain pales out and I will check back as needed.......... ;)

Things Are Right On Track At This Time!

I have yet been to sleep today lol but still doing good! :) I'M popping in after looking at some of the latest weather model runs and up to this point things are still right on track and looking good! You can see this is a look at my Doppler radar at just about 12:40pm this afternoon. We are starting to see some light pop up scattered showers enter Chapaign, IL. You can see how scattered they really are! Also I have noticed some scattered showers trying to pop up to our south around KY, areas. Now after looking at the latest weather models the timing for more wide spread showers to pop up is still looking (after) 1:pm. This is when we will really notice the scattered showers starting to pop up in the WLFI viewing area. Not everyone will see rain at that time. Think of this as the starting point! ;) We will then see this rain start to fill in by this evening.

We did wake up with some scattered showers early this morning around 6:am and 7:am then that quickly moved off to the north east. Most of us picked up a quick 0.08" to 0.30" inches across the WLFI viewing area. I still look for most of us to pick up another .25" inches of rain and slightly higher amounts for our northern counties like Newton, and Jasper, before today is over with still some locally higher amounts in thunderstorms possible. Over all we have stayed mostly dry today but the rain is on the way!

I have to get ready to go out for just a quick bit then I will be back here tracking side by side the best weather bloggers around! I will see you then..........

The FL, Low Pressure System Makes It's Move On Us. How Much Rain Could It Bring?? :o/ Hummmmmm..........

Yes, there you can see that Helio Castroneves, is your 2009 Indianapolis 500 winner!!!!! He has had a wonderful month of May that is for sure! He was the fastest at the Time Trials as he started Pole. His pit crew was the fastest on Carb Day. And then he and his team won the Indy 500. They have been joking about Hollywood not being able to write something like this! Now a Three time Indy 500 winner. Could he be the first to win in Indy five times?? Time will tell. One thing that is for sure! He has got to be one of the happiest guys around right now as he climbs the fence to thank all the greatful fans.......... A Great race it was and I really hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!Well, the track was on fire that is for sure but how does our weather compare?? Well, for starters we will be on the look out for some more scattered rain showers today as the Low pressure system that had such a major effect on the FL, area dumping over 12 inches of rain in areas heads our way! Now I don't look for near as much rainfall as what they seen thank goodness! However we will start out with some light here and there scattered showers today much like we seen yesterday. Then we will see the better chance for some more wide spread scattered showers later on this afternoon to this evening.

Currently it is looking like sometime this afternoon into this evening for the better chance of showers. Currently today I look for some light rainfall between a tenth and a quarter inch possible with some more left over showers into Wednesday morning as well. We may hear a few light rumbles possible here and there but (Nothing) severe or even big for that matter! So no worries! Because of this we will put in the possibility for some locally higher rainfall amounts possible in thunderstorms. Still currently it is looking like the heaviest of the rains should stay to our north and west. However I will continue to watch this and if there are any big changes in this system I will pop back in and let you all know! ;) You can see where the Low Pressure System is currently at in the map above. This is taken at 1:44AM this morning. This is the system that we are tracking today! It is hard to put a time with this system because the rain showers are looking so scattered however we will do the best we can. We look at these weather models to give us an idea as to what the weather will do. Yet they change all the time so we will do our best to keep up with them and stay on top of things!

Once we get through this day of light rain and then Tomorrowas well, Things will slowly look better as I see the sun making a comeback by Friday just in time for the start of the weekend. So hang in there Bloggers! Stay dry and I will check back later on this evening.................... See you then. ;)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Occasional Scattered Showers Today. What's In Store For Tomorrow?

Hey everyone it sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend!

Real quick I wanted to show you all what we are looking at today on the local radars! You can see above this is a radar image as of 1:00pm this afternoon. You can see we are just looking at some light scattered rain showers. Nothing big or severe so no worries! Just light scattered showers off and on today. Most areas will only pick up around a tenth inch of rainfall today. Currently I'M only picking up lightning down around Terre Haute, and south west areas which is good news for us here in the WLFI viewing area. Areas around those scattered thunderstorms could pick up rainfall between a tenth inch to a quarter inch possible. Otherwise we are looking at mostly cloudy skies with occasional peaks of sun possible.

We do have this warm front that is stalling over our area which will help to bring us some more light rain scattered showers within the next couple days. But how much rainfall could we see??? And or when is our best chance we could see it??? Well, I will have all this and more coming up here on the Indiana Weather Blog later on tonight! Also we will talk a little about your Indianapolis 500 race winner!!!!!

Be sure to check back tonight for the latest.......... I will see you then..........

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Your Track Side Forecast Is Looking GREAT!!!!! Get Ready To Grill!! ;o)

Hey my Blogger friends!!

I'M just popping in real quick on your Memorial day with the latest on your Track side forecast! I do think we will stay dry out there for the race today with some Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and mild highs jumping back into the low 80s again! Yes, I know earlier this week we was calling for highs around 75* degrees but I did say this was a weak front and as you can see we will cool off some but not to much. However I don't think you will need the jackets out there today! ;) The rain chances are (really slim) for the race today however if being the key word (If) we where to see anything it would be just a quick light mist with rainfall less then a tenth inch around a trace or so! But I'M going to say we keep the race dry! Now we may see some light rain try to move into our area later on after the race later on tonight into early Monday with Monday afternoon being the better chance for some light rain. Not storms just some rain possible.

We are watching this low pressure slowly makes it's way towards us as we could start to see some of it's rain by closer to Tuesday night into Wednesday possible. And I will keep you all posted on that as well. Until then have a GREAT time if any of you are heading down to the track! And for the rest of us go out and have some good family fun! :)

I'M going to head out and start helping with getting things ready for the cookout tonight! Race Day is a big deal here at our house! ;) Everybody remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and (God Bless All The soldiers And There Family's) And God bless everyone on this Memorial Day weekend!

I'll check back soon....................

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

Beautiful Beautiful weather we have been seeing this past week here in the great state of Indiana!!!! We seen nothing but sunny skies warm temperatures and yes, as you see above beautiful flowers! Yes, Teri sends in this flower picture of some Spring pink peonies..... We use to have some of these in our yard a few years ago and they are very nice looking this time of year! As I have tolled Teri before She really has an eye for taking nature pictures as we all can see above! Thanks Teri for sending me this wonderful picture! Keep them coming! ;)

Now yes we all have been enjoying this weather but how much longer do we have before more rain returns????? Well, I have your answer! Many I'M sure are wanting to know how the weather will be down at the track this weekend! So we will start with that!

I do think we will stay mostly dry at this time! Now today we will look for some partly cloudy skies along with more warm temperature's around 84* degrees. My two main weather models are showing the slight chance for some scattered (Light rain) showers later on tonight into early early Sunday morning. This rain would be really light with amount staying close to a Tenth inch or Less more like a Trace..... So in this case I'M not looking for much if any! Now Sunday is looking mostly cloudy with again the slight chance for a few light hit and miss scattered showers. Again this would be really light (If any) I do however think they will get the race in with no problem! The thing with these weather models is this. They are not something we can totally trust 100%. Weather models change all the time as most of you already know. I have one telling me that rain will not be a problem and another still looking for a Trace of rain on Sunday! So this is why I will keep it a slight chance! But you can rest knowing that I do not see a wash out which is GREAT NEWS!!! ;)I do however see some cooler temperatures moving in by Race Day! Now we will not fall into the 50s or 60s which is good! But we will fall back into the 70s which is a nice temperature change after we have started getting use to these wonderful 80s! You can see this weak front will push through our area by Saturday into early Sunday morning bringing Sunday highs to around 75* degrees. No this won't last for long as I see us back up pushing the low 80s by Wednesday. Which is also when we will start to see that Low pressure system move into our area that has caused such major problems down in the sunshine state of FL, I don't see us getting anything like what they have seen. However rainfall will move our way! This is currently our next best chance for some decent rainfall. I will as always keep you posted with the latest..... :)

Now Memorial Day is coming up as it is Memorial Weekend! Teri also sent me some wonderful videos for Memorial Day. So I thought I would post them so you all could enjoy! Another BIG thanks to Teri! Here are just a few links she sent me below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TxU3gcgj38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDCRlND2SrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOtUrZaFEM8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAZs9KnaKdY

Also here is a link to one of my videos that I put together on youtube for Race Day that you all can check out below..... Now everybody have a GREAT!!! Memorial Day weekend. I will check back as needed but otherwise I will see you all here on the Indiana Weather Blog again Monday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylZl0CJ880E

Have a very HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Indiana Look's At Sunny Skies While Florida Watches The Rain Fall!!!!!

Yes, this was the sunset last night here in Lafayette. You can see it was a nice calm milky sky. We all have been enjoying this nice dry warm weather this week but what's to come and or how does the weekend look????? I will let you all know but first lets take a look at this massage below!

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR
* A PORTION OF NORTHEAST ((FLORIDA.))
* THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
* ALTHOUGH THE FLOW OFF THE ATLANTIC WATERS IS BEGINNING TO
WEAKEN...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL RAIN BANDS TO
BRIEFLY ADVANCE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. IN
ADDITION...THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE...
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY TO RETURN TO THE AREA TONIGHT OR
FRIDAY. PRIOR HEAVY RAINFALL HAS SATURATED THE GROUND ACROSS THE
WATCH AREA...AND HAS PRODUCED SOME FLOODING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
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Well, you may be wondering why I'M posting a flood watch for parts of the state of Florida right?? Well, this is a major system that they have been seeing this week with record rainfall and flooding in many areas as you can see above! ((God Bless Everyone Effected By The Storm))Well, I post this because we will see this system start to move up our way here before to long! This is another reason why we will be looking for some more wet weather to return to us by the start to the work week! Yes, it will soon be good by sun and hello rain again! But first we need to get through the weekend!! ;) So lets take a look!!

Today we will see more beautiful Partly cloudy skies with warm temperatures in the low to middle 80s around 84* degrees!

Now Saturday I'M thinking we will stay mostly dry with some mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies with highs again around 84* degrees. Now there are still a few models showing the slight chance for a little light scattered rain shower later on that night into Sunday early early morning then we look rather nice for Sunday / Race Day!

Yes, I'M currently going to keep Race Day rather dry with mostly cloudy skies with the chance for a few peaks of sun possible! Still I will continue to watch this and I will as you already know keep you posted! ;)
We will however cool down a little bit by Race Day as we currently look to fall closer to the low to middle 70s! You can see Lafayette's average and record temperatures. We are above average but still below the record!! Not by much as you can see. Still our nightly lows have been falling to the upper 50s which is still a little cool! We have still yet to open up the swimming pool this year which usually we already have it up and running by now! We are right around average lows for this time of year which is good to see! Maybe we can open it later on sometime next week?!?! :o/ So we all should continue to get out and enjoy these warm 80s while they are here before we cool off again by Race Day!



Look here for the latest on your Race Day forecast coming again real soon.......... I will check back! :) Thanks for reading!!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Sunny Skies Have Been Wonderful And The Rivers Are Looking Good! But Could We See More Wet Weather By The Start To The Next Work Week???

I'M still watching your Race Day forecast and I can tell you the currently it is looking mostly dry however we do still have that slight chance for a light rain before the day is up!! I have some models saying we will hold off the rain until later on Monday and others telling me we will see some light scattered rain in the evening! So many models and so much confusion. This is why I will continue to watch your Race day forecast and I will fine tune everything up until the day of the Race which as you all know is this Sunday!
Will you all be doing your cookouts???? My family will and I can't wait! We do a cookout every year and we all get together! This is one of the best spring holidays there is! lol :)

Now I know we had wonderful weather here in Lafayette and the whole WLFI viewing area yesterday! Did you all enjoy?? I did and I really soaked up the sun rays that is for sure! But will we have another nice day today?? Weather-wise "Yes" And the rivers are still falling and looking much better! Take a quick look below.....You can see above that the rivers are looking better at this time! Yes, we are still at action stage but are also still falling..... This is not only good news for all who live along the rivers but also great news for the Farmers! The crops are starting to look better however next week the rain will return! Yes, this week we will all want to enjoy while we can! More rainy weather will be back by the start to the next work week! We will talk more about this later on tonight!

I will catch up with you all again real soon..... For now I'M off to get some rest! I'M pooped! lol ;) Enjoy the sunny skies again today! And be on the look out for another Race Day Outlook here soon!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will We Be Dry For Race Day??? How Long Will The Sunny Skies Last??? Are The Rivers Falling??? So Many Questions!! :)

Well, this is the picture we will be looking at today! I know so many people was out yesterday just enjoying the beautiful weather and loving that sun!!!!! I know I was and the doggies went out to lay around in the sun as well. And if you missed out on the sunny skies for some reason yesterday then get ready for another beautiful day today! Yes, you can see in that satellite image above that the skies will stay clear and warm temperatures will stick around once again! Currently I'M looking for highs around 86* degrees can you believe it?!!! Could we need to kick on the A/C already????? I'll let you make that call! LOL :) We hit a high yesterday here in Lafayette of whopping 84.2* degrees!!!!! By looking at this I think it is safe to say that the weather models had under estimated the highs! Now I know a lot of you are wanting to know how the Race Day forecast is coming! Well, here is a quick sneak peak above. You can see that currently I want to keep it dry! So I'M currently calling for Mostly cloudy skies with a high in the low 70s. I do still think we will stay mostly dry with a slight chance for a light rain later on that evening to that night! Now this is still a long way away so I will continue to watch this and I will keep you updated with more Race Day forecasts coming real soon.


Otherwise I think we will stay mostly dry this week with today looking like Sunny skies and warm temperatures around 86* degrees. Thursday is also looking like Mostly Sunny skies and highs still hanging around the low to middle 80s around 84* degrees. Even lows are starting to warm up as they are looking around the upper 50s for the next few days! It will be great weather to get out the telescope and do some start watching! That is what I'M going to do this week! I just got a new Telescope and I can't wait to try it out! And last but not least I wanted to let you all know how the rivers are looking at this time! We are still under the flood warnings however things are looking and or becoming better every day! You can see that the Wabash river has crested at 19.83ft last Saturday at 10:pm. And now we are watching the rivers fall! Yes, we are expected to fall all the way down to flood stage which is at 11.0ft by tomorrow / Thursday! Yes, things are coming around after all this nice sunny weather we have been seeing!

Now I will be beck later on tonight to talk more weather with you all. Also we will have more Race Day weather outlooks as we keep getting closer! Will we get those cookout's in???? Will the Track stay dry????? So many questions!! :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Wonderful Week Is In Store For Us All!!!!!

Hey Bloggers! It was just a wonderful weekend weather-wise..... Yes, it was a little cooler then most of us was use to but nothing we couldn't handle! The good thing about this forecast I have is the dry weather! This is just what we need and also what the farmers want / need! I think we will have a little bit for everyone in this forecast! ;) But fist I found this from the National Weather Service and thought you all would like to know! Here it is posted below.

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With the beginning of the new one inch hail severe thunderstorm criterion on April 1st, NWS Indianapolis now has a new product at its disposal to communicate the threat to the public and our partners of storms that are strong, but not quite severe. Remember that severe thunderstorms are defined as any storm producing one inch hail or larger, winds to 58 mph (50 knots), or a tornado. Strong storms are those thunderstorms which approach, but do not exceed, these limits.

For these strong, but not quite severe storms, a Special Weather Statement (SPS) product may be issued, headlined as a Strong Thunderstorm Advisory. An example of this product is below. These products will be issued as necessary, unless conditions dictate that all immediate focus be turned only to a large number of severe thunderstorms in the area.

For questions and more information, contact us at w-ind.webmaster@noaa.gov

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN659 PM EDT THU APR 2 2009

INZ064-065-071-072-022330-BARTHOLOMEW-DECATUR-JACKSON-JENNINGS-659 PM EDT THU APR 2 2009

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM ADVISORY FOR JENNINGS...NORTHEASTERNJACKSON...SOUTHEASTERN BARTHOLOMEW AND SOUTHWESTERN DECATUR COUNTIES UNTIL 730 PM EDT...

AT 657 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINEEXT ENDING FROM 9 MILES EAST OF SEYMOUR TO 8 MILES EAST OF SEYMOUR...AND MOVING NORTH AT 35 MPH.

SMALL HAIL...AND WINDS AROUND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

* THESE STORMS WILL BE NEAR... HAYDEN AROUND 705 PM EDT... BUTLERVILLE AROUND 710 PM EDT... SCIPIO AROUND 715 PM EDT... AZALIA AROUND 720 PM EDT...

BE PREPARED TO TAKE SHELTER IN THE EVENT THESE STORMS INTENSIFY AND BECOME SEVERE...OR A WARNING IS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
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Now above is a map that I have put together for you all. This is a look at Today's weather outlook! You can see we will have our fair weather friend! That's right High pressure in place that will keep us mostly clear with highs in the upper 70s around 77* degrees! Yes, all that southern warm air will be coming our way this week! Boy Oh Boy will it feel nice! ;) Also we will be staying nice and dry this week which will help the crops dry out and will allow the rivers to continue falling. I'M sure a lot of our yards are taller do to all the past rain we have seen!

Well, I look for things to start looking much better this week. And I also have something for all you warm weather lovers! Yes, I see temperatures hitting the middle 80s this week! So we put all this together and we are calling for dry and warm! It just don't get much better then this that is for sure!

Here is your Quick Cast Blog Cast I have put together for you below. This should tell you all what we have to look forward to this week!

Quick Cast.......................

Today look for some Partly cloudy skies with mild highs in the upper 70s! Around 77* degrees. Also winds will be nice cool and rather calm between 15 and 20 mph. This is looking like great grilling weather! Lows will be in the low to middle 50s.

Wednesday will be another beautiful day much like today with more clear skies / Sunny skies maybe a few high cirrus clouds but that would be about it! Highs will hit around 81* degrees with a light wind between 15 and 20 mph. Look for lows in the upper 50s to low 60s possible.

Thursday much of the same! :) More Partly cloudy to sunny skies with highs a little warmer yet around 84* degrees. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Extended Outlook.
This week is looking beautiful with partly cloudy skies to mostly sunny skies. We will look for highs this week in the upper 70s to low 80s! And lows this week still mild in the 50s. I think we will keep it dry this week with our next best chance for rain coming closer to next week around Wednesday! Now remember the weather models change all the time and this is still far out! However this is currently our next best chance of rain at this time! Until then lets just enjoy the dry warm spring weather!!!!!
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So there you have it!! This week is looking GREAT!! But how will Race Day be????? Yes, the Indy 500 is coming up! It is this Sunday. Is it just me or has it come fast this year? Well, we will talk about this here on the Blog real soon. Hopefully we can keep it dry like last year! It would make things so much more enjoyable! However when your there at the 500 race I really don't think you would mind a little rain! lol :) I will have your Race Day forecast posted on here real soon. Until then I wanted to show one quick picture of my sisters Chihuahua Willie, and my Rat Terrier Dobby. These two doggies are the best of buds! And this picture really shows it!! Dobby had to go to the Vet yesterday because he broke off one of his nails on his front foot. Poor little guy! But he is doing great and Willie has been following him all over giving him kisses and making him feel much better! This picture says it all..........
Have a great day Bloggers! ;o)

Monday, May 18, 2009

What Do We Have To Look Forward To This Week??? !!Hummmmmm..........

Hey Bloggers! How was your weekend?? Did you all enjoy the nice clear weather for a change and the break from the rain? I know I did and I'M sure the farmers will be happy with this clear weather that is allowing them some time to dry out! I went passed many crops the other day and just about every one of them had some degree of standing water!! Some more then others!

So how much more of this clear weather will we see? And when can we expect our next batch of rain to move in? Well, I will have all you need to know here on the Indiana Weather Blog later on tonight! Also How long will this dry pattern last? We will talk about all this here Tonight!

Be sure to check back! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Final Rainfall Totals Are In! And Flooding Is A Big Problem!!

OK lets get right to it with all those BIG rainfall numbers!! You can see above that Lafayette, comes in with one of the highest amounts of the night at a huge 2.65" inches for a final total! Down in Fountain County was not far behind with 1.53" inches followed by Monticello, with 1.35" inches. We knew that heavy rainfall would be a big threat and that is just what we seen. Low land and field flooding was all over many areas. along with the rivers! The latest Wabash river outlooks are now expected to crest at moderate flood stage which is at 20.0ft!!! This is expected to crest today around 8:pm this evening! If you do live around these rivers please stay tuned to the NWS for the latest watches and warnings. And stay safe!Flooding was not the only thing seen around the area last night that is for sure! Take a look above at this image sent in from my aunt out in Monroe here in Tippecanoe county.. This is whats left of a sign that blew off the roof of a small Stop And Go along side US 52. Two parts of this sign blew across the highway into her yard. Thank goodness it did not take out any on coming traffic! They said the wind was pounding the side of the house hard in storms! Also I had reports of small trees down around that area along with some roof damage to a few houses! Here are a few more images sent in by my Aunt of some twisted metal laying around the yard across highway US52 from Wainwright school. This was all do the gusty winds! Now here is a picture of something a little more major that just shows you all how bad these wind gusts really where last night! This is the Shell Gas Station On Greenbush and Ealmwood. You can see the roof over the pumps was blown off by the winds!This is why we never let our guard down last night! I want to give a BIG thank you to my Aunt Carrie for sending in these great pictures of just some of what our storm last night really did! And hope all are now safe and sound!

Here are a few more weather reports from around the area I have posted below...

ATTICA FOUNTAIN IN
ONE TREE DOWN OF UNKNOWN SIZE AT 170 SOUTH (IND)


CLARKS HILL TIPPECANOE IN
BARN DESTROYED. FOUR OTHER BUILDINGS DAMAGED NEAR CR 700E AND SR28 NEAR US52. (IND)


OXFORD BENTON IN
TREE DOWN IN OXFORD. SIZE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. (LOT)


5 W BURLINGTON CARROLL IN
LAWN ENFORCEMENT REPORTED NUMEROUS BARNS DOWN IN CUTLER AND TOWARD BURLINGTON. HORSES WERE TRAPPED IN ONE OF THE BARNS. (IND)


Bad weather reports all over the place that is for sure! But things are looking much better today with a little cooler temperatures and yes, still wet in many areas! However we will still keep some sun in the forecast today with some Partly cloudy skies trying to peak out by later on this afternoon. So don't cancel any plans!!!! ;) We will have a nice little break in the weather with a little dry spell! That's right I thank all the area farmers will like this forecast as I'M looking to keep it dry until closer to next weekend!!! This should help give the ground some time to dry out and cause the area rivers to fall! Which is just what we need!!!

Have a great weekend fellow Bloggers! I will keep in touch and see you all here on the Indiana Weather Blog again Monday! Thanks for hanging with me through the storms. Your reports are GREAT! ;)

A Wild Night Of Storms But A Beautiful Start To The Weekend!!!

Flood warnings are out for much of the WLFI viewing area at this time..... Above is the main story we are all talking about after our major rain / Flooding storm we seen last night! Above is the Wabash river outlook. You can see we are looking to crest on Sunday at 8:pm at around 16.2ft! This is just over five feet above flood stage which as you know is at 11ft. Everybody pray for all these people who are being effected by all this heavy rainfall and Flooding.................... I will be back later on today to post a map with all the BIG rainfall numbers from last nights storm! I did not run out to check the gauge last night do to all the dangerous lightning! However I can't wait to see how much we rain we really got! Look for the final amounts to be posted by this afternoon!

Now how are we looking to start off our weekend?? Well, here is a map I have put together for you all below!
Yes, we will have a GREAT start to the weekend that is for sure!! Now we will have a little left over rain in the early morning hours then we will start to clear out by noon time only to see some partly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s so don't cancel any of your plans!!! Lows will be in the lower 50s with light winds today between 10 and 20 mph. Nothing like we seen last night where we seen some peak gusts to around 30 mph with higher gusts in storms reported! And speaking about reports! More people have lost power in last nights storm! Take a look at some of these current power outages below.

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Totals 975

Bartholomew 1

Carroll 1

Clinton 178

Floyd 57

Fountain 30

Grant 10

Montgomery 189

Tippecanoe 388

Tipton 1

Vermillion 2

Vigo 27

Warren 91
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And last but not least your Sunday is also looking nice with mostly clear skies and highs in the upper 60s. So a little cooler but not bad! Lows will be in the middle 40s. Winds will be even more calm between 5 and 10 mph. This nice dry weather is just what we need to dry up some of this water. We have had well over our limit! Farmers are not going to be happy with all this standing water flooding the crops causing them to hold off their planting..... Well, hopefully this small dry streak we will see this week will help improve things and the local farmers will be ready to go!

I will again check back this afternoon with all your final rainfall totals from around that area! Until then I'M off to grab some sleep! Thank you for Blogging with me and I will see you all here on the Indiana Weather Blog again on Monday! HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!! ;o)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Things Are Looking Much Better Severe Weather-wise! Flooding -wise Not So Much!

Benton, Newton, Jasper, Fountain, White, and Tippecanoe counties you are looking much better severe weather-wise! You will still be seeing this moderate to heavy rainfall through out the early morning..... Many areas have already picked up over two inches of rain.

As for Montgomery, Carroll, and Clinton counties this system is still passing through your areas. This system is still moving off to the east north east. Once this main line gets out of the WLFI viewing area Flooding will be our only threat! And that will be enough! Clinton county you are still in this severe thunderstorm warning until 11:30PM. Also South East Montgomery you are still in the severe thunderstorm warning until 11:45PM.

Now here are the latest Flash Flood Warnings that are in effect for the WLFI viewing area!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHERN FOUNTAIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
TIPPECANOE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE...
* UNTIL 230 AM EDT


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

CASS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
WHITE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA
* UNTIL 345 AM EDT


...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM EDT/MIDNIGHT
CDT/ FOR WARREN COUNTY...


...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM CDT...300
AM EDT FOR BENTON AND SOUTHERN IROQUOIS COUNTIES...

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I will keep checking back as needed! Things are looking much better from here on out severe weather - wise! Flooding wise is another story! Please if you do not have to go anywhere then please stay home! That is the best thing you can do at this time! SO many people have already got stuck in high watch tonight! Flooding is something you should take note of and be safe!!

Real quick take a look at all the reported people without power do to this storm and or the high winds we seen.

Current Customers Out
Totals 701
Clinton 3
Floyd 138
Fountain 10
Fulton 3
Hancock 1
Montgomery 158
Ripley 2
Tippecanoe 325
Vigo 3
Warren 58

Reports From Fountain County!

This cell heading into Clinton county looks to give way to Heavy rainfall of 1" to 2" inches an hour with possible pea sized hail not ruled out! Also (Stay Away of your doors and windows) Lightning is very dangerous at this time!!!
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Severe thunderstorm warning has been lifted for Fountain county! However a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Clinton county until 11:30PM tonight!

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Reports just came in from Fountain county with Pea sized hail Heave Heavy rainfall and frequent lightning strikes!

If your in this area stay away from windows and doors!

This cell is still slowly weakening as it continues to push off to the east north east. Counties to our north around Newton, Jasper, Benton, White, are now looking much better severe weather - wise. However moderate to heavy rainfall will continue into the overnight hours! Flooding is now looking like our MAIN threat's tonight!

Stay tuned I will check back!
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM EDT
FOR NORTHERN PARKE...NORTHERN VERMILLION...FOUNTAIN AND WARREN
COUNTIES...


These are the current severe thunderstorm warnings that are still currently in effect!
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Here are the current Tornado warnings that are also still in effect!

TORNADO WATCH 309 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 2 AM EDT SATURDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS


IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 24 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL INDIANA
BOONE CLINTON HAMILTON
HANCOCK HENDRICKS HOWARD
JOHNSON MADISON MARION
MORGAN RUSH SHELBY
TIPTON
IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA
DELAWARE HENRY RANDOLPH
IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
CARROLL
IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA
FOUNTAIN MONTGOMERY PARKE
PUTNAM TIPPECANOE VERMILLION
WARREN
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ANDERSON...CRAWFORDSVILLE...
FRANKFORT...INDIANAPOLIS...KOKOMO...LAFAYETTE...
MUNCIE AND SHELBYVILLE.

Fountain County Update!

OK the cell this is now entering Fountain county has lost some of the bow which is a good sign! Still I would not rule out some winds gusting to 30 or 35 mph. Along with still that Pea sized hail Dangerous Lightning and then as we have seen this HEAVY RAINFALL! The cells tin our northern counties have weakened and our looking much better! Still we will continue to watch this storm system closely as we are not out of the woods! Stay tuned!!

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Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Cass and White counties until 3:45Am Saturday EDT!

This cell moving into Fountain county is still showing some bowing! Currently we could see winds in this system of 45 to 50 mph possible. Along with Pea to Marble sized hail and Doppler showing rainfall of 2" to 4" inches a hour! If you are in fountain and or warren county be ready for some straight line winds and dangerous lightning!! I will keep you posted!
Lights are flickering here in Lafayette. These cells heading to Fountain and around counties will give way to high gusty winds Pea to marble sized hail, Dangerous lightning and HEAVY rainfall!!! Stay tuned!


The cell that is just to the west of Fountain county is showing some bowing which points to some high gusty winds!! With this cell you can expect some Damaging winds!!! There have been many reports in IL, with these cells of large hail anywhere from .75" inches to 1.75" inches in size!

DEVELOPING.....

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We are still not picking up any rotation at this time which is GREAT news! Still we have had Pea and Dime sized hail reported here in Lafayette! We are for sure not out of the woods just yet! We have more training thunderstorms to our west moving into fountain county here real soon. Then into the tippecanoe county area! When we start seeing training thunderstorms like this that is when we start to see all this flooding!! So now flooding will be another big threat!

The cells have weakened a slight bit. Still it is nothing to over look! These are dangerous storms that is for sure! The cells to our west still to come will bring much like what we have been seeing already tonight! Heavy rainfall of 2" to 4" inches an hour! and possible pea sized hail. Flooding is our main threat at this time!

I will check back!
We are watching these cells moving into northern parts of Fountain county for some rotation. There is no rotation just yet but we are in this tornado watch until 2:am. This is for the Whole WLFI viewing area! Because this watch is still in effect we will continue to keep a close watch!


We are now picking up hail here in Lafayette IN, Pea sized!



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR
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WARREN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
* UNTIL 100 AM EDT/MIDNIGHT CDT/



We are still in this severe thunderstorm warning with this cell severe cell in Tippecanoe county and white county until 10:00pm tonight! Lightning is again very dangerous! Please remember the lightning safety tips! Good news is still no rotation with these cells at this time! Hail is still being picked up! And Doppler is showing these cells with 2" to 4" inches of rain an hour and possible pea to marble sized hail! This is the worst of this system and after it pushes off to our east we will be watching the moderate rainfall through out the rest of the night! Flooding will also still be a threat!





These storm cells have had a past of giving way to large hail!!! And some rotation. It is not showing rotation right now but Lightning and Hail is a main threat! These cells have weakened a slight bit however we will continue to watch this very closely! These cells that our currently in Tippecanoe county will be moving off to the east! The cell that was showing rotation earlier is moving into White county and areas of Monticello, Again NO rotation as of now! Still watching closely!



These cells are giving way to DANGEROUS lightning!! Stay away of Windows and doors. These cells are moving east at around 25 mph.. Dangerous lighting heavy rainfall and small hail cannot be ruled out! These will be our main threats along with some high winds in storms! Our current echo tops are around 50,000ft which is severe! I will keep you posted!

Developing.....

We are now picking up some rotation with this cell in North western warren county!! If you live in this area be ready to move to your safe spots and have a plan B ready and in Place! WATCHING CLOSELY! Threat's with this cell are Marble sized hail Heavy down pours Dangerous lightning and a possible tornado with all this rotation we are watching. This cell is moving off to the east!

Another Tornado warning is in effect for North Western warren county! I'M not picking up rotation with this cell currently! This warning is in effect for this cell does have the potential to give way to a tornado.

I'M not picking up any more rotation with that cell in IL, crossing into IN, However we are still looking at HEAVY RAINFALL! Lightning, And possible Pea sized hail. This cell is showing signs of weakening still I'M watching CLOSELY.

Otherwise the rest of the WLFI viewing area is seeing these scattered thunderstorms popping up. Currently they are not severe as the Echo tops are staying around 25,000 to 30,000ft.

The current severe cell is just to our west on the IL, IN state line!

I'M here and in Storm mode!

The tornado warning has been canceled. This cell is showing possible pea to marble sized hail and is about to move into Warren county. Doppler is showing 2" to 4" inches of rainfall an hour possible. This cell is showing some signs of weakening however we will not let our guard down!!!


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

EASTERN FOUNTAIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN TIPPECANOE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...


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I'M not picking up near as much rotation with the cell heading into Benton county however still rotation just south west of Benton county. This is still a cell to be watched as it continues to move North East at around 25 mph. The Severe thunderstorm warning has been put into effect for the whole Benton county!

We will continue to watch this cell closely but things currently looking a hair better rotation wise.

Update.....

Still picking up some rotation in IL, this cell is heading into Benton county if you are in the path of this storm please take note and have a plan "B" ready to go!

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Still this tornado warning is in effect however I'M not picking up as much rotation which is a good sign. Still we are watching this very closely and I will keep you posted.

A Tornado Warning has been put into effect for IL, just north of Champaign, This cell is currently showing some slight rotation and is moving North East at around 26 mph.

* LOCATIONS OF THIS CELL IMPACT INCLUDE...
CISCO...
CERRO GORDO...
MILMINE...
BEMENT...
MONTICELLO...
IVESDALE...
SADORUS...

Developing.....

Update..

TORNADO WATCH 309 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS


. INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ADAMS BENTON BLACKFORD
BOONE CARROLL CASS
CLINTON DELAWARE FAYETTE
FOUNTAIN FRANKLIN FULTON
GRANT HAMILTON HANCOCK
HENDRICKS HENRY HOWARD
HUNTINGTON JASPER JAY
JOHNSON MADISON MARION
MIAMI MONTGOMERY MORGAN
NEWTON PARKE PULASKI
PUTNAM RANDOLPH RUSH
SHELBY TIPPECANOE TIPTON
UNION VERMILLION WABASH
WARREN WAYNE WELLS
WHITE





THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
WESTERN BENTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA...
SOUTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT...815 PM EDT...


Extreme South West Newton county and Extreme Western Benton county are under that severe thunderstorm warning until 8:15pm tonight. This is for a cell that has formed in just out to the south and west of Benton county moving North North East. Doppler has picked up some Pea sized hail possible and the biggest threat is Doppler showing 1" to 2" inches of rainfall an hour with this cell.


DEVELOPING........



Rain Rain Go Away Bring The Sunny Skies Our Way!

Hey I'M back with just a quick update! Did anyone notice that our good friend checked in on us Yesterday?? It's true! Check out some of the older comments to find out who! ;)Now what do we have to look forward to tonight? Well, we will see another cold front try to push through our area again by later on tonight. This means some more thunderstorms will be possible! You can see in the radar image above that this squall line is currently in IL, and moving our way slowly but surly! Now the timing may change a little however I believe some of the WLFI viewing area will see some scattered rain showers move in by closer to 8:pm this evening. Then the main front is looking like it will try and make a move on us by around Midnight. We will continue to watch this and I will be back if the timing should change. You can count on it!

So our main threats will be, More Heavy Rain. We can look for rainfall between a Half inch to Three quarters of an inch when all is said and done.

Lightning will be a threat again as with any thunderstorm so just remember your lightning safety tips and you will be fine! ;)

And last but not least Gusty winds once again! Yes we could see more winds gusting to 30 - 35 mph later on tonight. Currently it is looking like this would be closer to 11:pm or Midnight as well.

Still we will not rule out a possible stray severe t-storm however our CAPE values are looking around 1.000 j/kg which is good and Lifted Index is looking to stay around -4. Also it is looking like wind shear will stay in IL, and south west. Our tornado threat is only at a real slim 5% chance at this time and I think we will keep it that way! Which is not bad based on the latest weather maps. Main Severe looks to stay to our west and south. Still I will be popping in as needed. I would not cancel any plans you may have for Tomorrow as I don't look for an all day rain! I think we will wake up with a few left over lingering rain showers and things should start to clear up by early morning. Then we all will be able to enjoy some Partly cloudy to sunny skies that afternoon. Which we all could use! :)

I will check back later on!

Flash Flood Watches Still Out For Our Northern Counties! And Could Some Dry Weather Be On The Way???

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...


THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS AND INDIANA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...IN ILLINOIS...


BOONE...COOK...DE KALB...DUPAGE...FORD...
GRUNDY...IROQUOIS...KANE...KANKAKEE...KENDALL...LA SALLE...
LAKE IL...LEE...LIVINGSTON...MCHENRY...OGLE...WILL AND
WINNEBAGO. IN INDIANA...BENTON...JASPER...LAKE IN...NEWTON AND
PORTER.

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FLOOD STATEMENT

...A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN INDIANA...


BIG BLUE RIVER...EAST FORK WHITE RIVER...EEL RIVER...MUSCATATUCK
RIVER...WABASH RIVER...WHITE RIVER...

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Yes, we do still have those Flash flood watches and flood warnings in effect for our parts of the WLFI viewing area.. You can see above where the river is currently at and that is around 12.64ft which is just over a foot and a half above flood stage which is really not to bad! However we are expected to crest today around 8:pm this evening at around 14.9ft like we have been talking about on here the past few days..... We all knew that flooding would be a main threat in yesterdays thunderstorms and it was! Also farmers are having to deal with some crop flooding in areas. This may slow things down for them. What we really need is just some good old sun shine for a few days to dry up all this water. We are just waterlogged in areas. Lafayette had a total from Tuesday to Wednesday of 2.50" inches!! Can you believe it?? That is a big amount of rain that is for sure! And we still have some more rain on the way! When you ask? Well, by later on this evening into tonight!
Above is a map I put together to show you all what we are looking for. This is our next system we will track and our next chance at some more thunderstorms. This image is late tonight into early Saturday morning. Now currently it is looking like we will see the rain starting to move into parts of the WLFI viewing area between 8:30pm and Midnight. Current models are showing most of us picking up rainfall between a Half inch to Three quarters of an inch possible. Maybe a few locally higher amounts in thunderstorms is likely. And you all know that I will pop back in later on this evening with the latest on not only timing but also rainfall amounts! So do check back! ;)

I do think we will have some time to dry out and I know all the farmers will like this! Some of the latest model runs are showing Indiana with almost a full week of dry weather!! Yes, currently it is looking like we will try to dry out by Saturday afternoon with some partly cloudy skies and highs around 73* degrees..... We will however be watching our temperatures go up and down from the middle 60s and then back up to the lower 70s again! I know some of you would like it to be warmer yet but for now lets all just enjoy these nice cool temperatures. Summer will be here before you know it!

So I will check back again later on this evening with the latest!

Until then.................... Thank you for reading and for all your wonderful comments! ;) Keep On Bloging!!!!!