Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weather Pick of the Week Today, Before "R" Storm Lambastes Lafayette

Get out and enjoy today! It will be gorgeous with periods of sunshine and highs in the middle 50s. I am packing for my big marathon this morning but will check back with you on yet another named storm on the way for Lafayette. I need a male "R" word so make sure to send in your suggestions. Latest model runs do not have it as strong as last week's Philberta which is certainly good news for our rivers. Thunderstorms cannot be ruled out so we will have to watch it carefully! The biggest severe weather threat at this time is in southern Indiana.

I am just check in and since we had such a great list of names submitted I will have to use the first name I came across in the e-mails....SO THE WINNER IS STORM REGGIE. Rob in Lafayette says it means powerful river and since we are watching the rivers closely it fits very well. I cannot thank you all enough for all the great e-mails. You certainly made my day and I promise to run a 7 minute mile for all our weather bloggers in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning...I will do it on mile 17 since Reggie is our 17th storm since January 1st. I will have a stopwatch and let you know how it turns out.

I do have good news for the rivers. Latest model runs are coming in close to one inch with storm Reggie....The heaviest rain will once again stay south of our area closer to where the warm front will be located. I dropped highs tomorrow into the 40s because this warm front will never make it here. Even though it will be a chilly raw rain, it will keep the 1 to 2 inch amounts well south of us and reduce our chances for thunderstorms. This will also keep the best chance of severe weather confined in southern Indiana to Cincinnati for tomorrow afternoon. More to come.......REGGIE, REGGIE, REGGIE!!

17 comments:

Annie said...

How about Rory? You know, like Rory Storm & the Hurricanes?

Anonymous said...

I vote Rufus!

~Heather

Anonymous said...

Storm name : how about ...

Raamah -
its hebrew , it means thunder, or sound of thunder !

Thanks Brandon

Anonymous said...

This is fun! I like all the names listed. I am thinking the name for the next storm should be Rudolph. Meaning Famous Wolf. We have had so many beautiful photos from Wolf Park on this blog. Those wonderful animals have to endure the weather as well. A Wolf is a powerful mighty animal, which these storms have been and this one could be!

Racheal

Anonymous said...

I like Ripley,it is a true male name.
Believe it or not here we go again!

Teri

Anonymous said...

What about Rongo? Polynesian, meaning the god of rain. Like we need more?

Mark

Anonymous said...

Mike, what about Reggie, meaning powerful river? Scary thought that this storm could cause more flooding! and make our rivers so powerful!

Rob in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike you are going to have a tough time choosing a name, all are good, wouldnt want to be in your shoes! A name....Roland! Roland powerful and mighty! Appears Indiana could be in for it again! And Roland is going to show his strong will,and hang on for a while!

Sassy...... or perhaps you could compine all names, Roryrufusraamahrudolphripleyrongoreggieroland?

Anonymous said...

Mikey,

what about the name Randolph. Meaning randolph in english. :-]

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike, added a note to my thought of a name for our next storm, Rudolph, the name is German, and has nothing to do with Santa. but it has felt like Christmas. My family and I read your blog everyday. I hope the weather will be nice on Friday. I am having a birthday party. I will be 15. here is to Rudolph the famous wolf and to Wolf Park

Rachael

Anonymous said...

The boy's name Randolph \r(a)-ndol-ph, ran-do-lph\ is pronounced RAN-dolf. It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "wolf shield". From the same root as Randall. English politician Lord Randolph Churchill.

Anonymous said...

The boy's name Randolph \r(a)-ndol-ph, ran-do-lph\ is pronounced RAN-dolf. It is of Old German origin, and its meaning is "wolf shield". From the same root as Randall. English politician Lord Randolph Churchill.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mike, the Name Reggie has two meanings a powerful river as well as a powerful ruler, it is the male form of Regina, meaning the same.
To all in this weather system be safe! And Mike good luck running!

Rob in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Whew - again, I am happy to see the storms/precepitation stay south of Lafayette (I do feel for those in the southern part of the state, too). It is nice to see, this morning, that the Wabash fell below flood stage! I see we may get hit on Sunday/Monday - wondering if this system may stay south of us also?
Good luck with your marathon - we are all cheering for you!
River Lover
W Lafayette

Anonymous said...

It also is the name of the Great former Indiana Pacer.....IIIITTTSSS MILLER TIIIIMMMMEEEE

Anonymous said...

Mike sounds like there is another storm system on its way Sun and Mon! Is this storm to be named a female name starting with the letter S? If so I think she should be named Shania, meaning,I'm on my way! I am writing now because we are leaving for the weekend to celebrate my birthday and I will be spending a lot of time in the swimming pool.

Have a great run tomorrow!

Rachael in Lafayette.

Jim said...

Mike - I don't forecast for 60's through next week for Kokomo. In fact the only 2 temperatures recorded above 60 were January 6th and 7th and they were low 60's. No 70's yet!.

Last year I had 80 degrees already!

This whole weather pattern is depressing. If we cannot get a good snow of 6 inches plus then bring on spring! I am really ready and I think I can speak for everyone!

Jim
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