Friday, June 13, 2008

Worst of the weather moving east!

Update at 3 p.m.

We are watching the worst of the storms now moving east of Tippecanoe, Carroll, and Montgomery Counties.

NEWS CHANNEL 18 WEATHER ALERT:A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR WHITE COUNTY UNTIL 5 P.M. AND A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN BENTON COUNTY UNTIL 6:15 P.M. DO NOT CROSS WATERS COVERING THE ROADWAY. IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT 12" OF WATER TO FLOAT A VEHICLE. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH CONTINUES FOR OUR ENTIRE VIEWING AREA EXCEPT BENTON, NEWTON, AND JASPER COUNTIES UNTIL 9 P.M.

No storm reports have been received from TEMA or other counties at this time. If you are in Howard County the worst of the storms will be moving through between now and 4:30 p.m. The main threats will be heavy rain and lightning with isolated wind gusts near 45 mph.

There will only be a few showers associated with the third line of rain that moves through this evening. I will be back with an update on the storms and your much better Father's Day weekend forecast!

47 comments:

Brow said...

Ok all together now...

WHEW!

Bring on the sunshine, warm weather and Dad's Day grillin'.

Anonymous said...

The storms fired just to my east into White County. In fact, I called in a very suspicious cloud that hung over I-65 for a long time. I told them (JCPD) it looked like a wall cloud, which it did but was not rotating but looked like it could at any time. It was on the SW flank of the storm which worried me, too.

I have only recorded .01 rain and that came this morning. WX radio says Benton County (SE part) has had 3-4 inches rain. I am so sorry for those affected.

Radar to the west looks like a third line is trying to form.

Mary Anne in Rem

Anonymous said...

Well I have to say Im glad the storm was not as bad as they was forecasted to be yesterday however we did get a good amount of rain here in Lafayette with a half inch.
Which we really don't need as we all know :)feel bad for all thoughs who is getting flooded out.
Hope all is safe and sound.
I say we all enjoy the week and enjoy the sun this week look's great.
Thanks mike and kelly for all your updates.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Well look on the bright side, if you like yard work the ground is soggy enough to pull those ever growing weeds up easily.

And our water bills are lower for we have not had to water our lawns and gardens!!!!

jacki s. said...

weather on demand for saturday was cute....brian forgot to edit his blooper!!! it's all good, you "da man" wolf-eeeeeeeeee!!!

thank god it's a beautiful weekend!!! (now anyone want to voulenteer to mow my lawn? haha)

Anonymous said...

Are you on today Justin? Looks like storms headed our way for this afternoon. Can you give us any timeline? Thanks! Happy Father's Day to all! Hope we can get the BBQ in today!

ML

Anonymous said...

Yep Im here and my weather radio just sounded off with a severe thunderstorm watch for what look's to be for the whole WLFI viewing area. I'll be back with your time line!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Yep Im here and my weather radio just sounded off with a severe thunderstorm watch for what look's to be for the whole WLFI viewing area. I'll be back with your time line!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Ok just checked out some things and there is a system up in CHI, I'LL, moveing south south east so I think that is whay we are in a severe thunderstorm watch now as of the time line look's like any of the worst of the storms are going to be here around 7:00pm through midinght! again this just gives you an idea. I'll be here all day watching these storms and doing my best to keep you posted.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Looks this line is staying north, however there are some pop ups already in ILL. Look to be severe, and heading in our direction. My alarm sounder at 8:00 am, what a surprise!!! I was sleeping in, and thought at first it was my alarm clock, yuck!!!!

Any way this watch is effect untill 3:00 this afternoon, then another line is moving in.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE DADS OUT THERE!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY

Anonymous said...

look's like the co, to get this system is going to be newton, jasper, pulaski, and fulton co,
so I think we can get thoughs fathers day cookouts in.
7:00pm through midnight still holds for the worst.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

For the storm later on this evening we have been moved up to a moderate risk for severe.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Justin, Moderate Risk is not good!!
I wouldnt be surprised if a Tornado Watch will be issued later on in the day. Humidity and dew points on the rise!

You should get out and enjoy your pool! WOW! the wind is really picking up and getting cloudy

Teri in Layette

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin, I will check back frequently all day, grilling early for lunch I guess, we will see what happens later on.

ML

Anonymous said...

Whats with the high winds that just suddenly kicked up in Tipp. Co. blew my porch swing over! Lasted about 5 mins. Scary!!!!

Anonymous said...

The wind is now dying down here in Laf it was all bcause of a system tracking just to the north of lafayette that kicked up the winds.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

For the system comeing later Im watching some bowing in it which means high winds with this system.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

were the storms north that strong to cause such high winds in Laf??

Was that just a teaser as to what is to come tonight????

Anonymous said...

There is another watch issued, who is all included in this watch???? Is Tipp Co. sounds like all is north of us but the radar does not show that......HELP!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes we are in another severe thunderstorm watch and its not for the WLFI viewing area.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Ok weather radio just named off the co, the whole WLFI viewing area is in a severe thunderstorm watch.

Clouds are at 450FT with hail moveing south south east.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I really dont like the looks of this line of storms, the clouds around 2:00 this afternoon were fantastic! Wild what were they? I have never seen such clouds, wished I had a cam! I really think we all need to have Plan B in place, the storm in the west are full of hail and very high winds....MOMMY!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone got there cookouts done because the storm is just now going through newton, and jasper, co,

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Tippecanoe could be getting it soon, wind is pickin up and getting cloudy, but the temp has not dropped. Darn I hve bbq chic,on the grill!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Great why do I pick the storm days to go to my moms out in the country. I am going to do lauandry and depending on when it hits I am not going to be left there alone when they go to work tonight so I will head back here. I looks like it will hit b4 that though..anybody have a time frame?

Anonymous said...

Rain is very close, 10-20 mins or so, the worst of the storm will be in our area as Justin said around 7:00, I think this system is moving faster than what all thought.

renee said...

Ok thanks guess I better hurry up and finish baking cookies and get to walmart and my moms b4 it hits...the storms always seem worse there bc the winds so I bet I will be a bit freaked.

Anonymous said...

Starting to get nervous here, will we need to go to the basement you think? Let us know how it hits Lafayette so we know what to expect!

Anonymous said...

If you live in Benton Co, keep your eye to the sky , this one may miss you however it does contain hail. Now for Laf..... storms keep forming, we could be in for the strong winds and hail, Were is our new radar that is to be posted on WLFI,,the timeing process! "RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACK YARD"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the timeline weatherteam!! 7:21 for Lafayette? Is this storm building up worse, looks terrible on radar.

Anonymous said...

This storm is still moveing south south east there is hail clouds are at 500FT.

Anonymous said...

the skie looks real bad keeping my eye on the radar as well as the sky we are starting to see some rain as well as alot of wind.
Well keep you posted.
stay safe stay calm.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

counties in the path of the storm is carroll, tipton, clinton, boon, howard, cass, stay safe be ready!!!

Justin in Lafayette.

renee said...

OMG I thought I could go to walmart and then get to my moms b4 it hit WRONG. I can out of wallmart to see these very scary clouds and I took some pics with my phone.The one part looked as if it was dark grey smoke comming accross and moviing very fast so I got in the car and called my mom to tell her I dont think I can make it and then the wind picked up so bad it was blowing shopping carts and the treees were bending bad..I was trying to stay calm but it freaked me out so bad I was shaking. Then the rain came down sidways for a moment. But wow the wind was scarry!!!!!!!!!I am home save now.

Anonymous said...

anyone near fountain and montgomery co, needs to be ready the storm is coming your way.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

We are now culming down here in Laf by the fairgrounds. we had high winds no hail heavy heavy heavy rain the whole thing only lasted about 25-30 min.

Justin in Lafayette.

Romney Scaredy Cat said...

Hey all, I am NOT going out to see what damage there is around here, but I can tell you the wind was NASTY and my family and I did go to the basement ! The power did flicker but still on ! I am calling family south of me now !

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how White county fared? I've got boy scouts at Camp Buffalo just north of Monticello and heard a report of an unconfirmed funnel cloud.

Anonymous said...

hey mike what happened down kossuth i don't have any power there weren't any tornados right?

Anonymous said...

On East side Duke energy out for about 45 mins, glad it is back on. 0.24 inches of rain, not too bad.

ML

Anonymous said...

I live on kossuth st. Before the storm hit I outside with my daughter trying to point out different clouds to her and what to watch for, then the wind kicked up, She was not at all frightened, I WAS, I grabbed her,to run inside and the wind cought the storm door and smashed my fingers! It came up so fast!!!! The power did flicker, and took awhile to get computers up and going again.

Trees limbs are down ever where, I want to go for a drive, but my daughter wont go, for now she knows that storms can be very dangerous!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was one heck of a storm, The darn weather alarm went off early this morn. and I have kept my eye to the sky and the computer all day. did manage to get out for a while before the storm hit.

Where is the tree down on Kossuth worried to go look

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is safe and sound we here in lafayette by the fairgrounds only got high winds and heavy rain but really nothing to bad we got 0.25 of rain.

Romney scaredy cat sounds like you did good and are getting better with storms as long as you get to your safe spot you should be ok.

Hope all the dads had a great day the storms aside.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I just spoke with my mother, she lives off of Kossuth St. She said there is a HUGE limb laying on her neighbors roof. she said it looks as though this giant tree just split in half. she is without damage to her home thank goodness. I cannot believe we only got 0.25 of rain, the roads were flooded. There is still standing water everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Again with no current temp during the weather at 11.
Oh, and Justin, this is the internet - why would I care what you think the weather will do? Wow, you have a radio. WE HAVE THE INTERNET!

Anonymous said...

A lot of us enjoy Justin, he does a great job keeping us informed. if you dont like what he thinks about the weater then dont read, so if you have the internet then you should know the temp is 64. You get your self a radio!!!

Folks in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

This is a friendly WEATHER BLOG, we wont let one person with bad attiude spoil it,

Justin, never mind the comment from that person.

We do appricate all your efforts in keeping us informed, You do an A++++++++ job.

Hope you get some rest, and please dont that rude comment keep you from posting........Wonder if that person got a bump on the head from a tree branch?????

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