Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Heaviest Rain Ends But Flooding Concerns Continue

Latest water levels on the Tippecanoe have leveled off close to 24,000 cubic feet per second. A one-hundred year flood is 32,000 cfs. The good news is that the heaviest of the rain is over . The bad news is that many areas have had 5 to 8 inches of rain from northeastern Benton County to Eastern Cass County. We could still see another quarter to a half-inch of rain the rest of today and tonight which may cause a second crest to move down the Tippecanoe River this evening. We will keep you updated. The worst of the flooding is located near Horseshoe Bend in the Springboro and Camp Tecumseh areas.

Severe Weather Update: The Mesoscale Convective System which brought record rains has zapped a lot of the energy from the atmosphere. It does look like we could still have a few showers and thunderstorms late today and this evening, but the better chance for severe thunderstorms will be from Indianapolis south and east. But we are not totally out of the woods. The atmosphere is still very unstable with plenty of wind to work with so any storms that do develop we will watch closely. Most of the thundestorms will take place between 4 and 8 p.m. Keep in mind even outside of thunderstorms we will have wind gusts near 40 mph. So another rough evening is on the way with the flooding concerns and wind.

I will have all of the rainfall totals tonight, the latest on Live Doppler 18, and some much needed sunshine in the forecast!

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