Friday, May 30, 2008

Prangley's Precast: Keeping Your Family Safe



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I am concerned about a supercell thunderstorm moving into our viewing area after 5 p.m. You can also head to weather on demand in the weather section for more safety tips. Stay safe.

33 comments:

Brow said...

Really cool to see inside the WLFI headquarters for that.

I bet your wife gets tired of you telling her about the weather? I am a Web Developer and I am always telling my wife where and how to click on things around the web. Heehe.

Gonna try to slip out of work earlier today so that I can make it home before the nasty stuff hits.

Anonymous said...

I am ready to go to my unfinished basement now!

Anonymous said...

That video stuff is awesome.....keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

My weather radio just sounded off and said tip is is a severe thunderstorm warning.

Justin in Lafayette.

Jeremiah said...

Wow Mike,

Really enjoyed the behind the scenes of what you do at work! How cool! I love thunderstorms, and am actually glad to see one finally come to our area (as long as everyone is safe of course!)
Thanks for the video!
Also will actually my new CoCoRaHS rain gauge will get a workout tonight! Finally! Cant wait to post something besides 0.00 inches!

Jeremiah

Jeremiah said...

oops, forgot to preview my last post...delete will actually from the last paragraph! lol

Anonymous said...

Justin, I just purchased a new weather radio, having trouble programing it,when yours went off , where is the warning? LOOKS AS IF IT IS 9:00PM WHERE I LIVE, VERY DARK! CLOUDS LOOKING ODD

Anonymous said...

It was for battelground mainly
and is and is over now.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

right now here in lafayette we are geting alot of rain and lightning no rotation in the clouds though so a good sign there.

Justin in Lafayette.

Bill Crum said...

Lots of rain at 7:25. Wind not too bad... Has been raining for about 10 minutes? Clouds seems to be breaking?

I'm just off of Central and 18th street in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

nice tennis shoes Mike!!(with the tie)

Anonymous said...

the weather raido just sounded off again for a severe thunderstorm warning for east central tipp.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I was watching the sky, told my daughter this a cloud that needs to be watched close, just a few seconds the sirens went off

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone I'm not at home in Lafayette right now so would love to get some updates on what's going on down there. So far it looks like there have been 2 tornado warnings and 2 severe tstorm warnings already with two more tornadic cells to the west and approaching shortly? Any damage reports?

Anonymous said...

there was some tree's damaged in battelground as far as Iknow nothing here in lafayette.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

A break in the rain so I went to the official NWS gauge and dumped out 1.85 inches rain. We had no wind with this, it came straight down.

More coming from the west.

Mary Anne in Remington

(more on the Bulls/Bears team at a later time :-)

Anonymous said...

Shortly after 7pm a co-worker & I witnessed rotation in the clouds above the Purdue/Village/Chauncey Hill Mall areas and we had lost power at work shortly after.

Driving home during a lull in the storm (I live near the TV 18 studios), every traffic light was out. Power was out about 99% of the way home. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remind the viewers to treat any traffic light that is out as if it was a 4-way stop: I nearly got side-swiped 3-4 times just crossing US 52 at Yaeger Rd. and I did see a cop go after someone who did that at the corner of Northwestern & Stadium!

Anonymous said...

again the severe thunderstorm warning has expired for tipp so the weather radio said.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you have peeked your head out of the station resently but there is strong inflow just above WL right now. In laymans terms the storm is tracking one direction and the low level clouds are moving in the oppisite direction as the storm sucks them up...

Anonymous said...

I moved here from Kansas to get away from this stuff! Go away, storms!

Anonymous said...

Here in Lafayette no real tree damage that I can see, but lots of bird nests and babies blown out of the trees. We have more storms on the way, thundering and raining! Radar looks wild!

Anonymous said...

here in lafayette we are starting up again with alot of lightning and some thunder. the weather radio has been doing it's job keeping me informed as well as mike prangley I have been watching WLFI all this time. Thank you WLFI.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Mary Ann for the rainfall amounts, wish I had a rain gauge, for if this were snow we would be digging out for a long time. Glad you are safe, wonder If Bulls/Bears have power and took this weather system seriously??? Hope they are safe as well. And their ribs on the bbq were cooked before rain soaked.

Anonymous said...

That last comment was priceless. Especially the part about the BBQ.

Anonymous said...

You always provide the best coverage during any storm...tonight you have gone above and beyond, I am not sure how long you have been on continuous, I sure hope you get some dinner. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to your viewing area.

Anonymous said...

BIG BIG THANKS TO MIKE AND THE WHOLE WLFI WEATHER TEAM. And hope all of are comments helped you out
thank you so much.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Awesome coverage tonight both online and on-air!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike I couldn't see the coverage tonight as I'm in Michigan right now but can't wait for your next blog post to get all the information about what I missed. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think we all did a great job WLFI and all us bloggers.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Justin, thanks Mike and Steve, you gave everyone advanced warnings, and thank you both with staying with us on TV, your the best! The people that post on this blog did a wonderful job as well. Hope everyone gets a peaceful nights sleep.

Romney Scaredy Cat said...

Excellent Job tonight by the WLFI Weather Team !!!! It was so comforting to see Mike & Steve working together for us once again during a busy evening of dangerous storms! I love Mike to pieces, but Steve was there for us the night of the April 1994 tornado and it is just adds another bit of comfort to me when he comes back. Thanks again and let us hope and pray these events are rare or better yet non existent the rest of the season !!! Prangley & Shearer team # 1 ~ Way to Go !!

Bull/Bear Forecast Team said...

Ribs were excellent... finished just in time for the wind to kick up....

We here at Bull/Bear Forecasting are always trying to tweak our forecasting abilities. On my way home I saw the error in my ways...

See link:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3946/p00085xo9.jpg

I won't spoil the surprise, but when that happens it always rains...

Thanks to Mike yes I had my 7 yr 5 yr and 14 month old girls in the bathroom, with pillows and blankets. I saw the clouds with slight rotation directly over my house.

As of right now(11pm) my line from Decatur Il to Muncie has formed...(can I take a little credit?)

Though our rain did form...well we at Bear/Bull can't be correct all the time.. Afterall it's mothernature I am trying to second guess.

Danger for the surrounding area is about done, though, I just heard a big rumble(north Tipp Cnty)... Time for me to tuck Mrs Bear in bed(I think she would object to being Mrs Bull(that would be a cow)...

Glad everyone was safe and made it through ok....

Bull/Bear Forecast Team

jacki s. said...

BEAUTIFUL storm tonight, but sorry to hear about damage in battle ground.

we were cleaning a place just off of creasy lane shortly after 7pm this evening and the tornado sirens went off. we were instructed to go to their severe weather shelter, so i didn't really get a chance to see the storm!! :( but better safe than sorry!!

luckily here at our home on 18th street there isn't any damage and our power never went out(according to the babysitter). i'm gald that everyone made it through the storm ok and (to my knowledge) there aren't any deaths or serious injuries! (But i can't but admit that i was totally stoked about FINALLY getting a big storm!!!)

keep up the great work mike and steve! i know our family really appericate everything you do!! Now go get some sleep! you deserve it! (thank goodness you don't have to use the cots!!!)