You see the popular orange and lemon shake-ups at the fair. Nature gave us its own version of shaking things up. Luckily for us the worst of the wind missed the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. But the fairs going on up in White County and Jasper County were not so lucky.
It was quite a start to fair week here and it lived up to its stormy reputation. Wind gusts up to 60 mph hit the area with reports of tree limbs and trees down from near Morocco to Medaryville, Royal Center, and near Nead in Miami County. Wind speeds were closer to 40 mph here in Tippecanoe County at the Fairgrounds. Now the next big question is if we will have any more severe weather. Well, we are still in a slight risk through this evening. While our atmosphere has stabilized quite a bit the sunshine is popping back out and this could spark a few more thunderstorms. I think the biggest threats will once again be lightning, brief heavy downpours, and isolated damaging wind gusts. Our weather team will keep you updated on this and the good news is that any more severe weather that does pop should be much more isolated than we saw this morning.
Also, thanks for your patience on Live Doppler 18. As you know we have done a complete overhaul on it and in this transition we have run into a few problems matching the base maps and the radar echoes up. This problem will be resolved ASAP and we are working on it as I type this. The good news is we have not one but two back-up systems to keep you and your families safe which includes Precision 18. Have a great evening and thanks for all those that came out to the Zoo Run Run this weekend and it was also great meeting a lot of folks out at the High School Musical. The play certainly lived up to all the hype! Speaking of good news you will want to tune in tonight for the latest on when real relief arrives in your forecast! Nature's free air conditioning is on the way!