Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Greetings from Sunny Florida! I am Bringing Back some Sunshine with Me!

Hello! Yes, it is me Mike with your weather update from blazing hot Florida. I am checking in with you even though I am more than 1,000 miles away and still on vacation the rest of the week, I still make sure I keep in touch with our weather at home. I am glad everybody is safe and sound and I did worry about the "meteorologist jinx" happening while I was gone and boy did it ever last night and this morning. The jinx refers to a big weather event that always seems to hit Lafayette when I take a vacation. Tom Skilling in Chicago has told me he has the same problem! :) On a more serious note, my hats off to all the weather bloggers and of course Weather Team 18! You all did a terrific job last night and this morning. I am glad things are settling down after a night of training thunderstorms that brought 3 to 6 inches of rain to northern Indiana and some severe weather. The good news is that the stormy front that brought all of this weather is moving out of our viewing area and no more significant rain is expected.

I have talked to our weather watcher Mark Robertson on the phone in Monticello who has been working with Gordy Cochran at White County Emergency Management throughout the day and the good news is that if the forecast holds the Norway Dam will continue to steady off and fall overnight and Wednesday. A Flood Watch continues until Noon Wednesday just in case we have any more pop up storms. This includes areas downstream on the Tippecanoe River in White and Carroll County. Any additional heavy rain that occurs will have the potential of causing water levels to crest even higher. So for now we all will keep our eyes on Live Doppler 18. The good news is right now no more heavy rain is anticipated which should keep the Tippy from rising any more. Here are some more good tidbits.The latest Norway Dam water level is at 7,000 cfs as of 2 p.m. Lowland flooding can occur when it reaches 9,000 cfs, but again this is not expected.

My plane leaves Florida tonight at 7:30 p.m. I will do my part and bring back lots of sunny and dry weather from the Sunshine State. Everybody is doing well here in Florida and it was great to spend lots of great time with my parents and grandmother. The latest heat index is up to 100 and we have already hit the pool to stay cool. I look forward to getting back to Indiana and will be back officially in the office on Monday. The latest long-range maps do show a nice quiet sunny pattern at least through early next week with not only relief from the humidity, but plenty of dry weather. Our next good shot at rain will likely not be until next week. That is just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy! I will talk to you soon. Now I am going to go eat a big feast Mom has whipped up before we head back North! No more surprises, okay. :) Take care.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear you are coming home soon Mike, although, vacation is tough to give up!
All bloggers did a great job, my there was alot of damage to our friends in the northen counties due to a tornado?? amazing stories, I dont think one of us faithful bloggers got much sleep last night and this morn.

HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing in Mike, we missed you! Brian and Steve did and great job last night, and Kelly today also. Bring the beautiful weather with you tomorrow. Glad you were watching our weather here at home for us from Florida, now go enjoy those girls of yours.

ML

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin for the % chances vs your timeline for tonight on the previous comment page, I am always one for the "timeline" as you know.

ML

Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you Mike glad you are haveing fun and yes all the bloggers did a great job!!!! The WLFI weather team did a great job as well.

And yes I don't think anyone got to much sleep last night I think I went to bed at 2:30am or 3 0 clock
and was then woke up at 6:00am but hey it was fun as long as no one got hurt!
Looking forward to you coming back to IN, We will all see you soon.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Justin, on the site www.weatherbug.com, it looks like we are downgraded to only a 20% chance of storms now. Are we in the clear??

ML

Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign my name to the first blog posted.

bloggers just found this site, if you get time check it out the photos are amazing! remember the track those storms were on,
counting my blessings:)

http://cbs2chicago.com/slideshows/tornadic.storm.damage.20.788082.html?rid=3

Teri In Laf

Anonymous said...

I still have a 30 to 40% but Im not thinking we will have to worrie about anymore bad thunderstorms today still I will keep watch just in case you all know IN, But as of now I think we could still see maybe a pop up shower but nothing bad.

Justin.

Brow said...

Meteorologist Jinx?! You did this to us Mike? Did you think it was fun waking me up all night long with that thunder? LOL!

Good to hear that you are having a good time.

Yeah, it was great to come here and get updates throughout the night. Justin was so busy keeping us informed, I had to look in my address bar to see if the site was renamed www.justininlafayette.com. :p

Great photo link Teri!

Have a good evening everyone and start enjoying that cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Brow, if you are a CUB'S fan you should check out this site!Well even if you are not still a wild video!

http://video.nbc5.com/player/?id=282703

And Justin I agree, you are on top of things good job!

Teri

Anonymous said...

It'll be good to have you back Mike, we missed you. :)

Anonymous said...

I posted this in the after the winter storms, then in the spring during thunderstorms now again, I think Mike should throw a blogger party!!!!! We are all so ever true lol! We love you Mike!

Anonymous said...

Well things are looking good.

Is everyone ready for a great week ahead?

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I hope we are in the clear Brian Wolfe said on the news cast,that the cold front has not yet reached us so we could be in for more storms this eve/tonight?

Anonymous said...

Those southern Illinois storms look bad right now, we are right between those and a cell to our north. Yes, looking forward to a great week-last full week before TSC school starts next Tuesday. Everyone try to get some sleep tonight.

ML

Brow said...

There is a small line developing and moving mostly north of Monticello at this time...looks like we all may get wet from it.

Doesn't look like anything threatening but watch those puddles.

Looks like the major concern is southern Indiana as they are getting a taste of what we had last night.

Back to you Justin. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Brow LOL.

No I don't think we will see anything but maybe a slight chance of a little rain but nothing more if that. Things look great!!! And I for one am looking forward to a good nights sleep!!!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Well everyone everything looks just great so Im heading off to bed. I'll check in tomorrow morning see you all here then. sleep well and enjoy this nice calm night.

Talk to you all later it has been a long day LOL.... And again great job to all of you teri, Brow, mary anne, willaim, and all the other great bloggers. :)

NIGHT!!!!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Morning Mike how's it feel to be back in the corn state? lol...

Well bloggers did you all sleep well last night?
I did I was out like a light! HA HA

Well everyone enjoy your day we got some shopping to do here in a few so I will talk to you all later. Boy its nice to get a little break in the weather right.

Make it a good one!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

more rain on the way tonight??? clouds and radar sure look that way. the b.pressure is falling

brow said...

Yep, I slept like a rock last night and ready to do it again tonight!

Nite all!

Anonymous said...

Me too slept well, tonight I will try sleeping with the windows
open:) Maybe not still humid.

Night all!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone boy this week looks great with mild temps still maybe a little Humid at times but really not to bad all enjoy your day. :)

Mike see you back on TV Monday!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone it is 11:51pm and I guess I'll be the first to ask how do you all like this great weather and by that I mean low cool temps?

I love it it feels like fall out there and my two fav times of year is fall and winter and sorry to say but Im ready for fall!!!!! :)

Mary anne I was outside earlyer and the sounds of nature is sooo nice to hear how is it around you?

Enjoy your day all Im off to bed NIGHT.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Does feel like fall, fall prety but thats all! Looks like more rain! They incescts are loud

Anonymous said...

storms getting close? up north and in IL

Anonymous said...

I think I speak for all when I say we hope you are back soon Mike!!

Anonymous said...

We miss you Mike!! Looking forward to your regular blog again, back to school for TSC tomorrow, I am sure your girls are excited! It feels like fall out, cool mornings. It is amazing how August weather changes here!

ML

Anonymous said...

Yep, Mike we have missed you, hope you had a wonderful vacation.

School starting in the middle of the summer is a drag. It's still going to get hot, hot, hot, and our kids are going to want to play in the pools, and let alone getting them to sleep when its still light outside! Still state fair time!