Monday, February 28, 2011
Indianapolis 2.94" Inches.
Kokomo, 1.39" Inches.
Fort Wayne, 1.28" Inches.
Frankfort, 1.03" Inches.
Lafayette, 1.00" Inches.
Otterbein, 0.88" Inches.
Attica, 0.84" Inches.
Logansport, 0.75" Inches.
Kentland, 0.62" Inches.
Remington, 0.57" Inches.
Flood warnings are still in effect for parts of the WLFI viewing area. The Wabash is expected to crest again on March 2nd at around 1:am EST. It's expected to crest at 17ft. Flood stage is at 11ft so this would be a good 6ft above flood stage! As I have said before "If your anywhere near the rivers please take note of this and stay weather ready!".
Well, the main severe weather did in fact stay to our south as expected last night however southern parts of the state got pounded with high winds. Damaging winds! I have so many wind reports from these areas it's not even funny. I posted just a few for you all below. Some of these sound like weak tornadoes! But keep in mind strong straight line winds can do just as much damage as a weak tornado! However with how much rain was seen last night some of these could have been rain wrapped weak tornadoes. (Hard to see) They will need to be checked out!
STORM REPORTS! (WIND)
Wind Speed UNK 4 SSE MUNCIE DELAWARE IN...POWER LINES DOWN.
Wind Speed UNK KOKOMO HOWARD IN...EVERGREENS /40 TO 50 FOOT TALL/ KNOCKED OVER NEAR US 31 AND STATE ROAD 22.
Wind Speed UNK JASPER DUBOIS IN...POWER OUTAGES IN JASPER. REPORTED BY WAVE AND WEHT.
Wind Speed UNK 1 S INGALLS HANCOCK IN...ROOF BLOWN OFF OF HOUSE.
Wind Speed UNK WINSLOW PIKE IN...TWO GARAGES HAD THE ROOFS BLOWN OFF. TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. LOCATION NEAR OTWELL, CATO AND WINSLOW.
Wind Speed UNK 5 NE CELESTINE DUBOIS IN... 4-5 HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN ELLSWORTH. SEVERAL INJURIES.
God bless everyone effected by this severe weather! Our harts go out to them!!
As for tonight I expect these cloudy skies we currently have to start clearing out making for a cool crisp night! Low tonight around 19* degrees with light winds between 5 and 10 mph.
And Tuesday we will be calm and dry with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies across the area. A high around 47* degrees and a low Tuesday night around 27* degrees. Winds nice and calm between 3 and 5 mph.
Have an awesome day bloggers!
I just wanted to pop back in once more to say (GOD BLESS) everyone in the southern parts of the state tonight. Conditions are looking like tornadoes. If anyone has any friends or family in these areas please make sure they know whats coming! Lots of lightning, Hail, Heavy rain, and even rain wrapped tornadoes are possible!
God bless everyone in the severe weather areas! Keep everyone safe and sound. Please Protect them and watch over them! Amen!
Stay tuned bloggers. I'll continue to check back as needed!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN
PUTNAM...PARKE...SOUTHERN VERMILLION...SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY AND
SOUTHEASTERN FOUNTAIN COUNTIES UNTIL 1145 PM EST/1045 PM CST/...
This cell is moving northeast at around 50 mph. The severe thunderstorm warning has been issued because of Doppler Indicated quarter sized hail and winds gusting to 60 + mph.
Stronger cells in that red box area are packing hail the size of a quarter, Along with gusty winds of 60+ mph. And Frequent lighting! It may be a little bumpy for a little while bloggers!
02/27/2011 E0.25 INCH BOONE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0940 PM HAIL 2 NW THORNTOWN 40.15N 86.64W
02/27/2011 E0.25 INCH BOONE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
PEA SIZE HAIL ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN COLFAX AND THORNTOWN
This was the hail report when this cell was in Boon, county. Since then it has not shown any signs of this size hail. Right now I'm not picking up any hail on Doppler as it pushes through the Kokomo, area. Here's a look!Right now I'm not to worried about this cell!
...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN HAMILTON...
WESTERN TIPTON...EASTERN CLINTON AND CENTRAL HOWARD COUNTIES WILL
EXPIRE AT 1015 PM EST/915 PM CST/...
THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE
THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED
Here's the latest look at the Severe thunderstorm warning box. Kokomo, your in this warning!
Doppler is indicating possible pea sized hail and gusty winds!
THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED
Radar image was raken at 9:33pm EST. You can see where I'm picking up some possible pea sized hail in areas of Montgomery, county! Thunder is being heard in Lafayette at this very moment! These cells are moving north north east.
You can also see a severe thunderstorm warning box has just issued by the national weather service.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BOONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN CLINTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
EAST CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
WESTERN TIPTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
* UNTIL 1015 PM EST
This was issued for dangerous lightning. And quarter sized hail possible! These cells are moving north north east at 60 mph!
More details and updates as needed!
Main impact zone still expected to be in southern Indiana, and southeast of there. With the best chance of severe still south of I-74. So with it being that close I wouldn't rule out a possible strong storm or two in the viewing area however the worst will stay south. With that being said don't be alarmed to see The National weather service still issue a thunderstorm watch or warning here and there as that is possible.
Now at this time here is what I believe the main thunderstorm threats will be tonight.Tonight with the storms we will see winds between 10 and 20 mph gusting in storms between 35 and 40 mph possible. 45 and 50 mph gusts the more south you go into the stronger storms. Also Minor flooding will be a threat tonight with 1" to 2" inches of rain expected. If you live near the rivers please take note of this! The National weather service has already issued a number of Flood watches and warnings through out the area. Small hail cannot be ruled out however nothing major! And then Lightning is a threat with any thunderstorm.
As for any of you who may be scared about a Tornado threat! I'm keeping the viewing area in a 2% chance! I think the big tornado threat will be in that main impact zone well, to our southeast!
That's the latest as of now bloggers. We are already seeing scattered showers in areas around Rensselaer, and Mount Ayr, in Newton, and Jasper, counties. I expect more scattered showers / thundershowers to become more wide spread as we head closer to 7:pm EST and after! I will continue to check back with in storm updates as needed!
Even though we are in the Stray strong storm or two range this doesn't mean we're in the clear by any means! Here's what I believe our main storm threats will be over the next few hours as of now.You can see I look for heavy rainfall anywhere between 1" and 2" inches possible! This will cause some minor river flooding and maybe even some low land flooding in areas. Also I expect winds to be gusting to 35 - and 45 mph in storms with winds gusting as high as 50+ mph the more south you go! Currently south of the viewing area.
Also I cannot rule out some possible small hail with CAPE values where they currently are. And then dangerous lightning is a threat. I always make that a threat on my severe list because even if the storm isn't severe lightning is always dangerous!!
Right now I think we will start to see some scattered rain showers move into the area later on this evening around 8:pm EST give or take a little. That's the latest for now bloggers. I have a few things I need to do and then I will be back here this evening before the storms move in with yet another look at things! So stay tuned.
I will have more details on the likelihood of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across the area as well as timing coming your way later on this afternoon / evening! So be sure to check back to JIWB for the latest.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Well, some look more happy then others lol. However pugs usually always have a depressed look lol. Maybe he is happy?!?! Who knows! :)
The dogs love the snow however the owners not so much. It's never fun when the doggies come in with wet feet and track all over the place. That's just one of the perks of winter I guess! ;) The good thing about a snow this late in February is it wont last long! For everyone out there that is ready to do away with this white stuff your in luck! It's melting faster then you know it.
Just how much snow did we see from this event? Take a look at these local snowfall reports below.You can see the main impact area in the dark blue. This is where we seen a wide area of snow ranging anywhere between 3.0" inches all the way up to 6.3" inches up around Fort Wayne. I have reports of 4.0" inches in Frankfort, As well as 5.0" inches in areas of Tipton, county.
I have talked to a lot of people this winter season and so many of them say that they haven't seen a winter with snow on the ground all season all in years! So how much snow have we seen this winter season up to this point? To be quick, A LOT!!Yes, after this snow system that moved through the area Lafayette's, current yearly snowfall total is up to 32.8" inches! We usually only average around 26.2" inches a year which means we are running a good 6.6" inches above our yearly snowfall average. WOW! That's a lot of snow for Lafayette. Just amazing. I'm only 18 so I don't remember ever seeing a winter like this one. It's been a record setting winter all across the country. Just unbelievable.
Also with the snow last night we forecasted gusty winds. And gusty winds we seen. Take a look at these peak wind reports from around the area below.You can see most of the winds peaked late late last night between the times of 12:00am EST and 5:00am EST. We still had some breezy winds as most were heading to work and school however they really calmed down before 10:am. But look at the wind gusts! Anywhere from 35 mph in Indianapolis, all the way to 38 mph in Kokomo, and Fort Wayne! This has been a crazy winter for sure.
So the next question is "Will we see more snow in the forecast or more rain?". Well, lets take a look at your quick cast for the answer.
Weekend Quick Cast.....
Saturday we will look for mostly cloudy skies across the area however around a 20% chance for a few hit and miss scattered light rain showers cannot be ruled out. Overall mostly cloudy. Expect a high around 39* degrees with a low that night around 32* degrees. Winds light between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday we will look for mostly cloudy skies with a few breaks in the clouds possible from time to time. More clouds will move into the area later on that evening / night with heavy rain moving in by Sunday night through Monday! Rainfall could be between .75" and 1.00" inches! Maybe even more yet!! I'm watching this event closely. Along with the rain that night into Monday some strong gusty winds will also be possible! Expect a high Sunday of 53* degrees and a low around 51* degrees.
So for now it's looking like Rain before anymore snow! This snow we just had could be just about it. The forecast focus this time around will be Sunday night through Monday. I will continue to watch this weather event and I will keep you posted as we continue to get closer. For now I wish you all a great evening! And an Awesome Weekend weather - wise and otherwise.
You can see in the radar image above who is seeing snow at this time and who is still in the form of rain. You can also see that area without any precipitation in the lower left on the image. That's the dry slot moving into Indiana.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tonight I look for rain showers to move into the area closer to 7:pm - 8:pm EST before changing over to all snow after midnight or 1:am EST. We will have winds tonight between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 25 mph near 30 mph also as we head into Friday. So some blowing and drifting snow will be possible with this snow event! Expect a low tonight around 25* degrees.
Friday we will wake up with snow showers across the area. However they will be out of here by late morning! Winds will be breezy to start things Friday morning. Gusting near 30 mph possible. However they to will calm as the day continues. Expect a high on Friday around 34* degrees with a low around 19* degrees.
Now as for the expected snowfall amounts?? Take a look at this snow - cast map below.
I do see a possible 6" inch band setting up near some parts of the viewing area. You can see I have parts of northern Tippecanoe, county in that 3" to 6" inch range With areas of northern Montgomery, county in a 2" to 4" inch range. Just north of Monticello, in the 2" to 4" inch range and north of Remington, in a 1" to 3" inch range.
We do have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the following counties.
Clinton, Fountain, And Montgomery, counties. This Advisory is in effect from 7:pm this evening through 10:am EST Friday.
And a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the following counties.
Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe, Benton, Newton, Jasper, Cass, White. This Warning is in effect from 7:pm This Evening through 10:am EST Friday.
Please be careful heading out tomorrow morning as things will be slick! And windy! I'll check back again if needed.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Here is a look at your video forecast below.
Here are the details on the Winter Storm Watch in effect for the WLFI viewing area.
Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the whole WLFI viewing area. This watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning.
Again right now the snowfall amounts are not set in stone! I will have more details on how much snowfall we could see right here on the blog by tomorrow night. So be sure to check back for the latest.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Tonight we can expect a mix of rain and snow. Some minor icing is possible however nothing major! Snowfall less then an inch. In the snow accumulation area in the radar image above will see slightly higher amounts snowfall amounts. Expect a low tonight around 23* degrees with winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday we will look for mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies. Maybe a few left over scattered snow flurries in the early morning however overall we will become mostly to partly cloudy through out the day. Look for a cool high around 35* degrees with a low Tuesday night around 22* degrees. Winds between 3 and 5 mph.
And Wednesday we will look for partly cloudy skies across the area through out much of the day. I do expect to see some more clouds start to move into the area later on Wednesday evening / night with some light rain also possible later on that night into Thursday. Expect a high around 45* degrees with a low Wednesday night around 33* degrees. Winds between 5 and 10 mph.
I'm a big cold weather lover and a big snow lover however I'm ready for some warmer weather! I have things I need to get done outside and it's just to cool and wet to do anything right now! So I'm looking into the near future for some warmer weather and here's what I found!
Over the next 8 to 14 days I still don't see any big warm ups. Just more average to below average temperatures across the area. Mother Nature gave us a NICE TREAT last week and then TOOK IT AWAY! So over the next week / two weeks no major warm ups. Hang in there bloggers! I'll keep looking!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Just look at this monster of a system below.This thing stretches all the way from ND, / SD, all the way to NY!! WOW what a system! People in the SD, ND, and MIN, areas can expect to see winds gusting to 40 and 50 mph! WOW And take a look at the snowfall expected in the SD, areas.Feet of snow on the ground by the time this thing passes through. You can see 12 + inches of snow expected. Just amazing! I'm a big snow lover as you know so I would love to be up there right about now lol. This system for people in that area will be a dangerous one! With 12+ inches of snow expected and winds gusting to 40 and 50 mph. Visibility will be down to zero and the roads will be totally snow covered! Road crews will have a hard time trying to keep up with this one! If you know of anyone in these areas please give them a call and tell them to STAY HOME and keep posted with their local weather station! Don't go out in this dangerous system.
Still this system will have its effects on Indiana, as well. Just not in the form of a blizzard!
I'm looking for more of a rain to snow mix event for our area starting as soon as tonight! We are seeing a warm front push through the area keeping temperatures pretty steady at this time. Not falling very much. This warm front will be followed by a cold front tomorrow that will give way to some scattered rain showers across the area changing over to a rain / snow mix after 4:pm or 5:pm EST. Also falling temperatures as the day continues tomorrow. Take a look at this Prog Chart for 1:am est tonight below.This is showing the rain that will move into the area later tonight. Light and scattered. Now here's your weather forecast break down below.
Monday we will look for mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers in the morning and afternoon hours. Expect the rain to try and change over to a rain / snow mix around 4:pm - 5:pm EST. snowfall less then a half inch expected. Highs will be around 45* degrees however the temperature will continue to fall as the day continues and the cold front passes through the area. Low Monday night around 25* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph. Breezy! Expect a few gusts near 20 mph possible.
Tuesday we will look for partly cloudy skies across the area. Maybe a few light left over snow flurries in the early morning hours however overall we will be partly cloudy through out the day. Expect a high around 37* degrees with a low Tuesday night around 24* degrees. Winds between 3 and 5 mph.
As for anymore warm ups to come??? Well, looking into the 1st of March I don't see any big warm ups over 48* degrees to the low 50s. This week I believe we will average in the 30s and 40s as our highs.
I will check back again soon bloggers. Have a great evening and a great week!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The other thing we had to deal with today was the wind. Or should I say (Is the wind!) As it's still pretty gusty at times. I have many wind reports from around the area. Here are just a few below.You can see wind gusts in the Indianapolis, area at 40 mph. Lafayette, not far behind with a wind gusts to 31 mph. I did make it out to Armstrong park earlier this afternoon for a 2 mile run and that wind wasn't making things easy! However I will say that it was pretty cool to be running around a frozen pound with snow still on the ground in a T- Shirt lol. You don't get to do that everyday. 63* degrees and snow on the ground?? lol I have to say it was pretty nice! :)
So how much longer do we have with this mild weather and windy weather??
Well, I do see some 40s and 50s to finish out this week. However I also see 30s as high next week with 20s as our lows. So hopefully you all got out and enjoyed this mild weather while you could! Here's a look at your quick cast below.
Tonight we will continue to see clouds move into the area with around a 30% chance for a few light scattered hit and miss rain showers. Also winds will continue to gust to near 35 mph at times.
Friday we will look for mostly clear skies across the area. Expect a high around 54* degrees however this will be early and the temperature will fall as the day continues. Low that night around 25* degrees. Expect winds between 10 and 15 mph with a few wind gusts to 20 - 25 mph possible.
Saturday we will look for Partly cloudy skies with more clouds trying to move into the area later that afternoon / evening. High of 44* degrees with a low Saturday night around 30* degrees. Winds become more calm between 5 and 10 mph.