I took these photos at 9:25 last Saturday evening (June 21, 2008). They were taken across St. Rd. 16 from North White High School in Monon. I was facing east with the sun behind me. I zoomed in on the one picture to get that fiery red center.
Hope you can use them. If not, just enjoy them. We enjoy all the pictures that you show on the weather.
The old AC/DC song "thunderstruck" is playing in my head this early morning as I track storms across Illinois. Our weekend weatherman Brian Wolfe is in here tracking storms as well. He is doing a great job learning our computer systems, but does need work on his singing this song above. :) You can say the "thunder" chant in the song above sums up the weather story of the day quite well. This line of thunderstorms could produce a brief gusty thunderstorm this morning. The first line will not be too strong to start early today in our viewing area but later today we will have to watch out for a few stronger thunderstorms. We are in a slight risk of severe weather today. The main threats will be large hail and damaging wind.
Tristan Scheffer. Taken by Tristan Scheffer. Winamac, IN June 22, 2008 at 13:24.
You can see some of the hail that pelted Winamac over the weekend. It was one of at least a dozen hail reports. Unfortunately there was some damage to corn crops near Remington. A good mile of corn was flattened like a pancake. We have had an amazing 56 damaging storm reports in our viewing area since May 30th. We are averaging just over two reports per day over the past three and a half weeks. It comes out to 25 wind reports, 24 hail reports, and 7 tornadoes. This begs the question about if we will also have to worry about flooding. After all we had the worst flooding since 1913 just south of Indianapolis. The good news is I do not see a repeat of this. The main jet stream which helped a front stall with close to 10 inches of rain in some areas near Franklin is well north of the area. This does not mean we could have a few areas with over an inch of rain the next few days. But I do not see another flood event. The bad news is that more flooding is possible for areas of Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Iowa closer to the battle zone closer to the jet stream. Our weather team will keep you updated on those "thunderheads". Make it a great day. Now back to Live Doppler 18.