Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Windy" Is The Word Of The Day!

Hello Indiana weather lovers!
First off I had a comment last night that I would like to answer real quick before we move on.

Anonymous said...
That blob by passed Lafayette once again, not a drop of rain! Whats up with that! happens all the time even with snow!

Thank you for asking "Anonymous"! :)

As this "blob" was moving into the WLFI viewing area it was showing signs of dissipating. As it entered our more dry air, at this time it started to evaporate. As we seen this happen was when I said and I quote
"It is looking like our southern counties will see the better chance at this moderate rainfall"

Which they are the ones that seen it. Areas of Fountain, and Montgomery County both seen this moderate rain pass through within that next half hour. This was not a cell that as it moved over Lafayette, then broke up and poof it was gone for no reason. This was a classic cell that was weakening as it moved into our more stable dry air. We was looking at Dew points around 50* to 54* degrees F. Which yes, is in the comfortable range however this would make our humidity around 31%. The closer the rain got the more it weakened and dissipated. Reason for Lafayette, not seeing any rain? Evaporation.

Hope this helps. If not let me know!


Now we got some wild weather to talk about today! I have partly cloudy skies back in the forecast however they are not coming for free! Yes, there's always a catch. :) If we want the partly cloudy skies then we have to take the windy weather that comes with it! And I'm not talking about light winds Oh NO. We are looking for high gusty winds near 50 mph possible by later on tonight into Monday.

Do you still want the Partly cloudy skies? :) There are already some High wind advisories out to our north if not some already issued for our area then we can expect them here before long. You can really see the maps showing these high winds with how tightly packed the isobars are. We have already put out our Halloween decorations as did many others on my block. Lets just hope they know to tie them down so they don't blow away! Boy you can sure tell it is Autumn! lol. And if the wind is not enough we have a big cold front that will push through our area on Monday. This will cool us off into the low 60s as our high! Which means we will fall into the low 40s at night. Yes, the cool crisp nights are here. It will be nice to sit out watching the trees change color with a big cup of hot coffee or tea in hand.

And take a look above. You can see I was telling the truth about leaves already falling in areas of Lafayette. This was at Armstrong park. I took this picture a few days ago when I was out jogging. I love to jog in the fall as there are so many beautiful things to enjoy. And I don't know why but it is always more fun to jog through the leaves. Ha Ha Call be crazy I don't care! :) There are just so many things I love about this season as well as Winter I could go on for hours. However we have not the time. ;-) Let me get to your quick cast blog cast below.

Today we will look for some Partly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area through out the day. We will see highs in the low 70s around 70* degrees and lows tonight will range in the low 50s around 53* degrees. Winds today will be between 10 and 20 mph however the winds tonight will be the BIG story as they will continue to get stronger slowly as the day continues. By tonight into Monday we will see winds between 25 and 30 mph with gusts to 40 - 45 mph as seen in the image at the top of this post. Be sure to tie anything lose down so it don't blow away. Currently I cannot rule out a 20% chance of a stray shower in the WLFI viewing area by later on tonight possible. Don't cancel any plans! Remember this is a 20% Chc, at this time.



Monday we will see more Partly cloudy skies through out much of the day. Highs will be cooler as the cold front passes over dropping our highs into the low to middle 60s around 65* degrees. Lows will be cold in the low 40s around 43* degrees. Something we are not use to just yet. Winds in the morning will still be a little breezy between 20 and 25 mph with a few gusts to 30 mph possible.




I will be checking in later on today with another update! WINDY is the word of the day that is for sure. Also remember if your out driving later on this evening / tonight be sure to drive safe and take your time. As you already know winds like this can effect driving! Here is a little something below.

I will check back soon. Thanks for reading....................




Wind can be especially dangerous for trucks, recreational vehicles, campers, and vehicles towing trailers. Driving at slower speeds is the best defense.

When meeting large trucks and buses, be prepared to make steering corrections for sudden bursts of wind.

Wind generally reduces the driver's steering control. Tail winds push the car, which increases speed. Head winds slow the car down.

Crosswinds may cause the car to sway. Be prepared to make adjustments in speed and steering to compensate for wind conditions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the updated Justin! I hope the winds wont blow too many leaves off, They are just starting to change, as you stated.

Have a great day all.


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