Saturday, October 31, 2009
Well, it is finally here. Yes, it is Halloween and I have a treat this year weather - wise for all my bloggers. So lets get started! First off what are some of you doing this Halloween weekend? Maybe some Pumpkin carving? Some Halloween party's? Or how about some scary movies and lots of sweet snacks? If you have any outdoor plans will the weather allow them? That is the question and I have the answer. Real quick lets take a look at today's forecast below!Halloween Quick Cast.
Today we will look for a treat rather then a trick! This already sounds good lol. We will start out with some cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. However as the day continues we will see the clouds start to break up and become more clear. We will see Partly cloudy skies take over by this afternoon. Highs will feel much cooler then they did yesterday! I look for highs in the low to middle 40s around 45° to 46°F degrees. The good thing is winds won't be as high as they were yesterday! I look for winds between 10 and 20 mph. Lows Halloween night will be rather cold near freezing. Lows will be around 32°F degrees tonight. The trick or treat-ers may need a light jacket as they hit the streets for extra candy this evening...
For the way things look right now I think the weather will allow your outdoor fun today. Sure it is going to be a little cool however we can handle that. My sister and I made a harvest soup for All Hallows Eve last night for dinner and I have to say it was GREAT! Today on the other hand we will have lots of sweets to fix up along with adding a few more decorations before all the scary movies tonight. We usually stay up through out much of the night watching movies with no lights other then the Jack O Lantern till we can't watch anymore! lol. You can see we have already carved out the pumpkins below.
You should have seen my Sister carving her pumpkin lol. She was so grossed out by the inside mess I was laughing so hard... And that reminds me, Did any of you know you can eat the Pumpkin seeds? Our Mother told us about this a few years ago and now it is something we do just about every year. I have already been eating the seeds from my pumpkin the past two days. For those of you who don't already know they taste pretty much like a peanut. If you like peanuts then you should like baked pumpkin seeds. Here's how to make them below. Just make sure you don't tell my Mom I posted this lol :)
Wash seeds after carving your pumpkin.
Dry on a paper towels.
When dry lay them on cookie sheets and sprinkle with a little salt. Bake in 225° degree over for 1 hour.
Then all you have to do is grab your seeds and enjoy! I love em! One thing I wanted to do this year was find out the real meaning of Halloween. What it is about and how it got started. I thought I would post a little something about it below so you all can know what it is really about and how it got started as well. It's pretty cool how much holidays change over the years.The History Of Halloween
Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).
The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.
By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.
The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple and the incorporation of this celebration into Samhain probably explains the tradition of "bobbing" for apples that is practiced today on Halloween.
By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints' Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls' Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints', All Saints', and All Souls', were called Hallowmas.
And now you know the truth of Halloween. So many people have so many different takes on this very holiday which is just fine! But now you know how it really got started and what it is really about. Now have a very Happy and Safe Halloween Bloggers. I'M off to enjoy and get ready for a Halloween movie night with lots of snacks lol. Anybody want some? ;) Have a great weekend....................
Friday, October 30, 2009
Rensselaer, 1.22" Inches
Kentland, 0.98" Inches
Lafayette, 0.60" Inches
Mellott, 0.50" Inches
Attica, 0.23" Inches
Williamsport, 0.21" Inches
You can see that Rensselaer, comes in the the current highest of today with Kentland, not far behind with 0.98" Inches. I will have more rainfall totals posted later on from around the area. Now some states have not been as lucky as we have when it comes to rainfall amounts! I have seen a few other reports from areas of MO, where they have had rainfall just over night from anywhere between 2.71" Inches all the way up to 4.22" Inches dumped. And it gets worse! If we go a little more south to areas of AR, then we will see rainfall dropped over night between 4.78" Inches to an unbelievable 5.19" Inches of rain and it is still coming down in these areas! They can look for another half inch to and inch and three quarters on top of what they already have! This is where the real flooding is / will be taking place! Above you can see this radar image taken earlier on this morning around 9:14am EDT. This is all the rain forming along that cold front. What is going to make this system such a wet and dangerous flooding system for so many others to our south is because it is moving slowly to the north north east. You can see the way it is moving in this image above. Basically training rain.You can see all the moisture it has been pulling up from the golf as it continues to move to the north north east. You gotta feel for everyone that this system has effected to our south as there were five tornadoes reported in LA, alone yesterday! With another two reported just to there north in AR. Here are the reports from the LA, area below.
Tornado Reports From LA,
NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED FROM A TORNADO SPOTTED BY A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG I-20 BLOCKING ALL EASTBOUND LANES.
SIGNS TORN UP AND AUTO DEALER ON FIRE OFF I-220
POWERLINES DOWN AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEMPLE ROAD AND OLD BROWNLEE ROAD. OVERTURNED TRAILER NEAR OLD BROWNLEE ROAD
EYE WITNESS REPORT OF A TORNADO IN PLAIN DEALING. MULTIPLE REPORTS OF TREES DOWN INCLUDING TREES DOWNED ON A HOME. SEVERAL REPORTS OF TREES DOWNED IN THE MOT COMMUNITY
STEEPLE ON CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT TORN OFF AND ONTO A CAR
And last but not least this is a report that really gets to you. This is a wind report from Vivian Caddo, LA. The wind speed was not known.
*** 1 FATAL *** TREE WAS DOWNED ALONG HWY 1 NEAR VIVIAN AND A VEHICLE STRUCK THE TREE KILLING THE DRIVER. REPORT FROM LOCAL MEDIA.
We need to pray for the people effected by these dangerous storms that struck the south last night! And just be even more thankful we only seen rain.....
Now as for how much more rain we will see today I think I will cut the totals back a little. We was calling for near three inches however this time I think we will look for another half inch to maybe an inch and a half on top of what we already have. Wind I'M also cutting back this morning. Yes, I'M just changing our forecast for the better lol. I had been looking at winds between 40 to near 50 mph. However I have gone through the latest data and I think we will keep them between 30 and 35 mph today. The main low pressure system is setting up a little more north and west then first expected. There for we will still see winds however the highest winds or the main target will now be more north around areas of Northern Illinois, or Wisconsin as well as Minnesota, for sure!
So stay dry and stay safe. Be careful driving on the roads as there will be lots of leaves down. Even more on the neighborhood roads and that will make thinks slick! Wet and leaves don't mix very well... I will check back as needed.
Oh before I forget. I will be back with your Halloween forecast later on tonight. Thanks for reading....................
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Winds will not be much better as after looking at the latest model data I have winds forecasted between 35 and 45 mph some could gust closer to 50mph in open areas. This is going to be a wet windy storm.
I will check back as needed. Be ready as the rain will only get heavier as the night goes on into Friday..... Stay put and stay dry bloggers.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
First off let me go ahead and let you all know about today's outlook as well, as Thursday. Today we will be looking for a few left over showers to finish moving through the area this early morning. As we head into the early noon hours we will see things start to look better with mostly to partly cloudy skies. This will hold up into Thursday.
Thursday we will see skies really try and clear out with partly to mostly clear skies over the WLFI viewing area. With clear skies like this we will see highs kick up to the upper 60s near 70°F degrees. This will be a nice treat you many of you. We will however see clouds slowly move in later on Thursday night into Friday. That is when we will see things really kick up! Take a look at this below.You see that low pressure system to the north of this image, (Look just north of MN) This is what will cause many of our problems this Friday. You can see as this low pressure system moves north of our area we will see these isobars get really close together. As many of you know when we see isobars packed like this it can only mean one thing! You guessed it. WIND! However you can also see in this GFS model, All the cooler temperatures to the west of Indiana, just inching there way closer and closer. Once the cold front finally makes it's move on us after Friday we will see temperatures fall from the low 60s to the middle 50s to the low 50s to the upper 40s in a matter of three or four days.
As for the wind issue we can see above that we will need to tie things down! I know this model is a little hard to read / see because I had to make it smaller to fit in the blogger box. However I will tell you what we are looking at! You can see the Yellow to light orange colors over the Midwest area. This is where Indiana / Lafayette, is. What this model is showing us is the possibility for 40 to 45 knot winds. Which when in Mph becomes between 46 and 52 mph winds! And this 850 mb model is not the only one calling for high gusty winds at this time. I also have Bufkit models showing me winds gusting between 40 and 45 mph on Friday. As you all know this is not set in stone at ALL! However I just wanted to show you all what I have been looking at the past few days.
And if this windy mess is not enough then take a look at what I got for you below.Yes, with all the blowing wind I also have current expected rainfall between a Half and one inch. However at this time it is "Very" possible for it to go higher. It's just at this time calling for more would be a stab in the dark. It's still to early. But I think this is a good starting point for rainfall amounts on Friday. I will continue to watch this developing system as well as continue to keep you all posted with the latest! This is just a post of what we are currently looking at. I expect things to change as it gets closer and that is why I'M here! To let you know the changes.....
Now last but now least lets take a quick sneak peak into the Halloween forecast. Is it a trick or a treat? Halloween is looking like a treat this year for a change! Currently looking rather dry after Fridays storm pushes off to the east. Winds will die down and we will look for some mostly to partly cloudy skies. The main thing we need to check on is the temperatures right? For all the trick or treater's. Well, highs I think will range in the upper 50s with a low that night in the low 40s. Maybe a light jacket for the younger kids. I also forecast lots of Fun and Candy. Now that is a forecast we can count on! lol. :)
Thanks for reading bloggers. I will check back soon..........
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Today we will look for partly to mostly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. As we head into this afternoon to this evening we will see rain start to move in. I expect to see rainfall any ware between a quarter and a half inch. Highs today will be mild in the middle 50s. Not bad not bad at all.
Wednesday we will start off the day with a few left over showers possible however this will not last long or all day for that matter. We will see clouds start to break as the day goes on and we will then become Partly cloudy over the WLFI viewing area. Highs will be warm once again in the low 60s with lows that night in the middle to upper 40s.
Now temperatures this week after today will be in the middle to upper 60s near 70 degrees. This will last into Saturday. Then as we hit Sunday and the start of the next work week we will see highs fall back into the middle 50s once again. It is this time of year we usually see these temperatures swings.
Our next chance at a good rainfall after today will be near the end of this week. Yes, Friday is the next tracking day. We will see a big cold front make a move on us bringing a line of heavy rain along with it. A ruff idea or rainfall amounts at this time are around an inch with locally higher amounts possible, However this is still many days away and I will have more updates on that as it gets closer.
That's all I have for now. Sorry it is so short. Just be glad it's not storm season, In which I would have nothing. No radar, No nothing! Hopefully I'll be able to use my pc again soon. Thanks for reading. I'M off to work for the neighbors!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Yes, this is a picture my Aunt sent in of her dog Archie. I know for a fact he always gives her a hard time. lol. I'M just thinking about the mess he is bringing into her house after all the rain we have seen this week! :) And what dog don't love playing in the leaves? I don't think I know of any. I do know every year I rake the back yard my dog always waits until I finish to jump in the pile and undo all my work! lol. You think I would learn to keep him inside by now. But who am I to take his fun away? :)
Even the Parakeets are getting into this Autumn weather! It is almost Halloween and they are ready to carve there pumpkins. ;-)
LOL I love this picture. Ziva, above is my sisters parakeet and as you can see she loves the camera! How can you look at this picture and not get a smile on your face? I can't do it. Ha Ha. My boy Memo, below is not as much of a fan of the camera as Ziva, is.
He loves the pumpkin however he is on the go 24-7 and would not stop moving for five seconds to get a nice picture! He's a little punk lol. And he knows it! ;) He has such a crazy one of a kind personality. This bird picks on my sister all the time. And I know what your thinking. "How does a little parakeet pick on a human?" Answer, EASY! My sister has rocks on a shelf on which she lets the birds sit. Well, Memo, thinks its funny to pick up the quarter size rocks and throw them at her while she works on the computer. And not just at her but right into her freshly poured glass of soda! :) And I cannot forget about the many fly by poops. LOL. Teri, seems to think I teach him to do these things! "Me?" Never..... Waaaa Haaa Haaaa ha. :D
Now let me get to your quick cast weekend forecast! LOL Fly by poops HA HA.......... Oak I'M done now! ;-)
Quick Cast Blog Cast.....
Today we will see AM, clouds and PM, sun. Once the morning clouds start to clear we will look for some Partly cloudy skies to over take much of the WLFI viewing area. Highs will feel rather cool as they are expected to be in the upper 40s closer to 48°F degrees. Lows will be in the low to middle 30s. We can expect to see winds between 10 and 15 mph.
Sunday we will have to keep a slight chance for some scattered showers to move in that night. We will look for Partly to mostly cloudy skies through out the day with a 20% to 30% chance of some scattered showers to move in later on that night into Monday. Rainfall is expected to be between a Tenth and a possible quarter inches in some areas cannot be ruled out just yet! Highs will be in the upper 50s with lows that night in the middle to upper 30s. Winds I expect to be between 10 and 20 mph.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Logansport, 2.06" Inches.
Kentland, 2.05" Inches.
Monticello, 1.96" Inches.
Lafayette, 1.85" Inches.
Remington, 1.83" Inches.
Attica, 1.65" Inches.
Williamsport, 1.14" Inches.
Logansport coming in with one of the highest this time around. I knew after looking through the latest model runs that we could not call for anything less then close to two inches in local areas. And this rain also helped the leaves to really come down around that area that's for sure! We had them all cleaned up yesterday and now morning has come. It looks like we never touched them!
So after all the rain we seen through out last night the new question will be. "Are we going to see more today?" Well I have put together a quick map below to help answer your question. Take a look below.
Today we will see highs range in the low 60s so it will feel cool but not cold. I cannot rule out the chance for some hit and miss light scattered showers in areas of the WLFI viewing area as this cold front continues to make its way to our east. We will see cloudy skies through out today.
As this cold front pushes through the area we will see cooler temperatures take place tomorrow as I don't look for highs to get out of the 40s. Currently looking for a high Saturday of around 48°F degrees. The rest of the week is not looking bad temperature - wise. We will see temperature ranging between the upper 50s to low 60s which will be around average to slightly below. No big temperature changes at this time. Just remember to grab your jacket before you head out Saturday morning! ;-)
I will check back in with you all again real soon. Right now I need to pick up some Bird Seed for the Parakeets. They eat like there is no tomorrow! lol. Have a great day..........
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Above is the close range look in IL, which is where the rain currently is. This is what we have to look forward to later this afternoon / early evening into Friday! I have been going through more weather data all morning and I'M here to let you all know that the expected rainfall totals have gone up from what we was calling for yesterday. We are now expecting to see rainfall between a three quarters of an inch to one inch with locally higher amounts closer to an inch and a half possible in areas. Some areas could see closer to two inches however this is hard to tell at this time. Areas who see training will see the BIG numbers! And I will have more updates as I get new data. Take a look at the national view below.
National Radar Image Taken At 11:11AM EST..... Just a lot of rain that is for sure. We are already seeing Flood warnings and flash flood watches posted for areas to our south in places like Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and areas of Mississippi. Earlier this morning flood warnings did not make it up to Arkansas, however as the day goes they seem to continue to climb north. We can expected rain to start this afternoon and continue into Friday. Keep the umbrellas handy and stay dry! It's going to be a wet one.I will continue to check in off and on today as needed. Be sure to send in your rainfall final rainfall totals. And you can always send weather / Nature pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I will check back as needed.....
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Really these yellow ladybugs are not that bad however they can drive you crazy that's for sure. The thing we don't like about this time of year are the
SWARMING LADY BEETLES... Since 1991 the incidence of lady beetles swarming on houses and buildings in yardeners’ yards has been increasing. In one respect this is good because the use of broad spectrum pesticides was reduced, permitting more of these insects to live. The bad feature happens when your house has been selected.
Ladybugs are attracted to the light colored houses. Especially, homes that have a clear southwestern sun exposure. Older homes tend to experience more problem with aggregations due to lack of adequate insulation. The ladybugs come in through small cracks around windows, door ways and under clap boards. They want to hibernate in a warm, comfortable spot over the cold months of winter. Ladybugs gather in groups when they hibernate, so if you see one, you can be sure more will follow. The best way to keep them out is to repair damaged clap boards, window and door trim and to caulk small cracks.Our blogger Brow, sent me this picture yesterday of a yellow ladybug without any spots! Kind of an odd ball if you will. Maybe odd ball is not the right word choice. Really there are many ladybugs without any spots. Some have them while others don't. A question that many people ask is, "Q. Do the spots tell you how old they are?" A. No. Different ladybugs have different numbers of spots. Some have no spots while some have as many as twenty four. Ladybugs generally complete their life cycle within one year. The spots are with them all their life. They don't get more spots as they get older, nor do they lose spots.
An entomologist can use the spots as a guide in determining what kind of ladybug it is, but it is not the only piece of information gathered. For an average person the spots can greatly help, but the shape and coloration are going to be just as important. Some different types of ladybugs may have the same number of spots. Thanks Brow for this picture. I myself have only seen very few without spots.....Now the thing we have to talk about in our wild Indiana weather is "Rain". Yes, you can see in this prog chart I have put together for you all above. We are tracking that stationary front that will finally make a move on us by later on tomorrow afternoon / Friday morning. We will see heavy rainfall over take much of the state with expected rainfall amounts currently between a half inch and three quarters of an inch possible. At this time I would not rule out a few locally higher amounts possible in areas. All this rainfall is expected to start tomorrow. We will start out with cloudy skies as rain is expected to move in later on that late afternoon / evening, And then into Friday. And you can bet I will have more updates about the rainfall totals as we get closer.
You can also expect highs today around 70°F degrees. As for the rest of this week we will see highs in the 60s once again. Currently looking to stay around average for the next few days into this weekend. I expect to cool off to the 50s by this weekend however to start the next week we may see low 60s move back into our area.
I will check back again soon bloggers. Thanks for all your support!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Frequent Updates Starting Tomorrow... What's The Deal With The Yellow Ladybugs?... DEVELOPING..........
ORIONID METEOR SHOWER: The Orionid meteor shower is underway. Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet, and this is causing meteors to shoot out of the constellation Orion. Earlier today, amateur astronomer Jefferson Teng photographed an Orionid fireball over Shanghai, China:"I woke up early in the morning to observe the shower through my bedroom window," says Teng. "This one was quite bright considering the light pollution in Shanghai."
Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, with dozens of meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise. For best results, get away from city lights, but as Teng discovered, country darkness is not absolutely necessary.
One more thing! Have any of you noticed all the Yellow Ladybugs out lately? Wow there have been a LOT here in the greater Lafayette, area. What does this tell us when it comes to forecasting? I will let you know the story behind these Yellow bugs real soon. Brow also sends us a picture of these ladybugs. I will have that posted tomorrow as well. Thank you all for understanding the slow updates this week. I will check back here tomorrow with the Ladybug info. Until then continue to enjoy the mild temperatures! ;-)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday we will see much of the same with more Partly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area. More clouds will move into the area later on Wednesday night into Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s possible with lows in the middle to upper 40s closer to 48°F degrees. Winds will again be between 15 and 25 mph.
As for the next chance at rainfall, I don't see any rain in the forecast until closer to Thursday. So for the next few days we will see mild partly cloudy skies. The reason for the rain moving in on Thursday will be do to a stationary front that is just sitting over the Iowa area ta this time. This slow moving front will finally start to make a move on us by closer to Thursday. Currently not looking like a total wash out however as the front continues to develop and models become more clear I will have more info and expected rainfall totals posted.
And last but not least "How long will the mild temperatures last?" Well, At this time I look for a good four days of mild temperatures which will bring the cool 50s back by this weekend. Warm weather lovers get out and enjoy while you can.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy your Monday and I will check back soon.....
Saturday, October 17, 2009
***Frost Advisory In Effect For The Following Below***
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...
SAT OCT 17 2009
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT
Above is a quick look at the warm up that we talked about in my last blog post. I have gone through the weather data once again this evening and it is still calling for a slight warm up by the start of the work week. We are currently looking at temperatures possible in the upper 60s. This warm up won't last long so for those who enjoy the warmer weather, Get out and enjoy it while you can. Cool weather lovers hang in there as the cool will return! :) For now have a wonderful weekend bloggers.. I will check back soon..........
Friday, October 16, 2009
First off we started out the day again with some light scattered showers across the area. Not much! However here is a look at some rainfall totals from around the area below.
As you can see most stayed around that Tenth inch mark or at least under the quarter mark. It has been a wet week that is for sure. I think it is time we have some dry weather don't you? Well, it is looking like we will get our wish this week. The weekend is looking good at this time with dry and partly cloudy skies on Sunday. However as for the Temperatures! Well, I can't do everything. :) On the other hand there are a few models pointing to a slight warm up coming next week. Not a major one however highs in the upper 50s to low 60s may be possible. It is a few days off so I will continue to watch that and keep up updated. Until then here is a look at your weekend outlook below.So really the weekend is looking pretty good with dry weather expected for the most part. Still cold yes. But I think we can handle that! ;) I'M not seeing any snow in the forecast this week however I'M sure it won't be far off! We have been a good 15 to 17 Degrees below average this whole month! As I type the Lafayette, current temperature is at 43.3° degrees. This is our average low for this time of year! Pretty amazing if you ask me! We called for a cold start to October and that has come true. For the next 8 to 14 days our temperatures will be about 50% below average. Keep those jackets out maybe even light coats. And put another blanket on the bed. Nights still dropping into the low 30s. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Is the word of the day! Here is a look at the Winter temperature outlook below. You can see we are expected to see equal days of average and below average temperatures. As we look at this map and how our first few weeks of October have been we can see we will be cold enough for snow! However how many snow chances will we see? That is the big question. With this El-Nino jet stream pattern this winter we usually see the storm track set up more to our east. Will that be the case this year? Take a look at the winter precipitation outlook below.I love snow and cold weather so I will continue to look for it this season. (We have to see at least one good snow or I will be moving far north to MN, lol) :-) You can see we are pretty close to the drier / equal mark on this map. Does this mean I'M ruling out snow? No. I still think we have a good chance. It won't be like the winter of 2007 when we had the La-Nina jet stream pattern. La-Nina is when we see a wetter pattern take place over our area and there for more snowfall! The only bad thing was it stuck around into the Summer when storm season took place. We had a fun winter however it came with a price that is for sure. You can see the warmer water in this image below. This is the latest image taken on September 17th 2009.So for now we will get through a few more days of cold temperatures across the area. Then if the weather models hold true we will have a slight warm up coming your way. I will continue to watch this developing story and I will check back soon..... Thanks for reading....................
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I will check back later on with a look at the extended forecast. Until then..........
Well, not as cold as it looks above lol however I just like that picture :-P Ha Ha. Models are pointing to highs having a hard time getting out of the upper 40s for the next few days. I have highs today around 48°F Degrees. Lows in the 30s. My sister will be at the covered bridge festable today. I have already told her about these cool temperatures and to make sure she stays warm. The heavy jackets will be needed that is for sure! I'M still getting color back in my hands from my trip to the feast lol. And if these cool temps in the 40s are not enough! I look for rain showers to over take much of the area today. Nothing to heavy however this will be enough to make it a moist cold trip for all heading down to the covered bridge festable. The last thing we need is for people to get sick!
Here is a look at your quick cast below.
Today will be a cold rainy day through out the WLFI Viewing area. We will look for scattered rain showers to move through our area today. Rainfall is not expected to be heavy however Models point to rainfall between a Tenth and a possible quarter inch in areas. Dress warm if heading to the covered bridge festable as highs will have a hard time getting out of the upper 40s. Highs expected to be around 48°F degrees. Lows around 38°F degrees. Winds will make it feel even cooler as they are expected to be between 10 and 20 mph with a few gusts to 25 mph possible.
Thursday we will keep in the chance for more scattered light showers possible. Mostly cloudy with a 40% to 50% chance at some scattered light hit and miss showers in the WLFI viewing area. Highs will again be cold around 46°F degrees. Lows around 38°F degrees. Winds will be a little more calm between 10 and 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph possible.
Well, I'M off to play taxi lol. I'll check back soon.....
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We talked about going on Saturday however we went Sunday because of all the rain on Friday. It was nothing but mud on Saturday. Even when I went you could still see all the muddy mess from the day before. Take a look below at just one of the many mud holes that we passed.I had my camera phone ready to go taking many pictures of the blog however this is the only one I took. Reason? My hands got to cold to hold on to my phone! LOL And I was not going to risk dropping it into the mud. :) My Dad walked up to get some stew and ask I wanted any. I said "Nope" But that HOT Coffee looks pretty good right about now! And I have to say the coffee was the best part of the whole day! :) I spend so much time telling you all to dress warm and be safe in the weather events we have, That I forget to do the same myself Ha Ha :)Well, we had the Feast of the hunters moon last weekend and also the Covered bridge festable started last Friday. I know many many people head down there to Parke county this time of year to hit the deals and enjoy the scenery. I know my Mom, Sister, Aunt, and Uncle, will all be heading down there this week. My sister has made it real clear the thing she love the most about heading down to the covered bridge festable. And that is the drive down there. Because this time of year we see many trees changing colors. Reds, Orange, Yellow, you name it! Just like this picture I just took yesterday from my front yard.Fall is here however I think my tree is always the last to change. I have already had a few jobs to do with leave removal this month. It has come fast do to all the below average temperatures we have seen and also the cloudy days. The beautiful colors will be visible as you head down there. However if your not heading to the covered bridge festable and still want to see all the leaves without leaving home then have I got something for you! I always have a trick or two.
For those who don't want to drive to see the fall colors then you can just click the link below.
And last but not least, How does the forecast look today? Well, lets take a quick look below.
Today we will look for some Partly cloudy skies across the WLFI viewing area through out much of the day. As we head into this evening into tonight we will see the clouds on the increase. We will look for highs today in the low to middle 50s and lows tonight drop into the upper 30s once again. I look for winds to be light between 10 and 15 mph.
Wednesday we will see something a little different. Yes, I look for mostly cloudy skies with a 20% to 30% chance of a stray scattered shower not out of the question. Rainfall would be light however I cannot rule rain out. We will see highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. COOL is the word of the day! Lows will be in the middle 30s. If heading down the the covered bridge festable be sure to have a heavy jacket handy! As well as a umbrella just in case.....
Thanks for reading Bloggers. I will check in again soon..........
Monday, October 12, 2009
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I want to hear all about it! :-)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CDT /10 AM EDT/ SUNDAY...
9 AM EDT /8 AM CDT/ SUNDAY...
Well, today we have sunny skies outside which is a change from what we have been seeing the past few days. It is a good day to head down to the Feast of the Hunters moon. Or if you want the ground to dry out a little then Tomorrow I also look for some Partly cloudy skies! It will fee a little chilly so if your heading down there you may want to bring a jacket of some kind!
Have a wonderful weekend bloggers. I will be sure to check in again soon..........
Friday, October 9, 2009
We can't wait for that lighter rain to move over our area for a while! :) We have been going crazy for raun however this may just be a little to much! ;-) I will continue to watch things closely! And I will keep you posted as needed. Stay dry and drive safe..........