Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Large hail and wind threat arrives in our area after 10:30 p.m.

We are watching tornadic storms just south and east of Indianapolis. In Illinois we are keeping an eye on large hail bearing storms with some gusty winds near 45 mph. There have been isolated tornadoes southwest of Champaign. But as this thunderstorm area matures it will turn into a mesoscale convective system over the next couple hours. In this set-up large hail would be Lafayette's main threat. We still may have an isolated high wind gust and of course in a tornado watch we will still have conditions favorable for isolated tornadoes. As of now....large hail and flooding rain head my list of our main threats. Please stay alert and stay tuned.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok I was looking at the SPC and the mane reports have been wind and some hail.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Thunder and lightning just now starting at 10:44pm here at lafayette by the fairgrounds.

Justin in Lafayette.

Michael G. said...

How about getting better updates on the radar?!? The last few days have been horrible. Tonight, at 10:35 the radar said it had last updated at 10:12...

I'm near Attica and when you're saying tornados are heading this way, I want to be able to see the track.

Anonymous said...

this is a very scary situation!

Anonymous said...

Ok right now this system is just to the north of lafayette and still moveing north.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Justin, it is very calm here right now, not liking the feel of things, dogs are restless, I heard a small rumble of thunder as of now.

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Michael G. said...

It's starting to rain here...thunder has been ongoing for awhile...I'm logging off.

Romney Scaredy Cat said...

I am TERRIFIED !!! I am ready to take shelter in our basement with husband & 4 Children of which the youngest two are very restless and making me more nervous ! I have made a safe spot (i hope) in the NW corner of our old homes basment since we have No furniture down there I've pushed things together and layed wood over that ! I PRAY we will get through another rough night, but I am not sure how much more I can take ~ PLEASE give us good news Mike !

Anonymous said...

The storm cell was just above attica and moveing north east.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hey Justin, my weather alarm just went off! thanks again for your help, the lightning is starting here by the oakland school!

Anonymous said...

Romney Scaredy Cat, we will make it through this week I hope!!! Perhaps we all should have a bloggers party after the storms pass!! Meet ya all for pizza, and a glass of wine after this! Boy the wind is picking up here in Laf, I just might head the the basement my self. I am the worst when it comes to storms. take care!!!

Romney Scaredy Cat said...

Thanks for the encouragement, but I think that after this week I really need to seek therapy ! I am overcome with so much fear! Yes, I know my prayers do help, but bad things do still happen to the faithful! The two youngest have finally fallen asleep on the couch and we are ready to grab them up and go if needed ! This weather is driving me mad and my family thinks I am CRAZY ! I am just so scared !!! Holy candle has been lit all day, I think that I need to see Fr. Tim to get more!! Stay safe to all of you and say your prayers !!

renee said...

I saw lots of lightning and some close so backed away from the window lol. We were playing a game and that ment being close to the window.

Seems to be calm now on 26 in Lafayette.
After being so imformed the last round of storms I feel less scared now. Well for now bc my cuz is still here so I am not alone hehe.I feel you romney.I had a tornado dream last night..I used to get lots of them.