Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Gustav Brings Back The Thunderheads to Lafayette


It was fantastic showing a couple of isolated thunderstorms on Live Doppler 18 last night. Here is what it looked like from a distance. You could make out thunderheads in the distance last night just before sunset and it is a sign of things to come in your forecast. I never thought I could get so excited about seeing rain. You would have thought snow was in the forecast. The numbers do not lie. Some parts of the Midwest have had the driest August and early September weather pattern since the 1930s dust bowl years. You can see the extremely dry August with a ton of parched land and some curling corn.


Now you can see why we have had more cricket chirps than raindrops here in the Lafayette area. The corn crops are ready for some rain and it is on the way! I will have more on how much rain you can expect and the timing here on the blog today.


Weather Footnote: Dealing with above normal snowfall and an early pool of cold air building to our north. This could increase snow totals for us this winter if it continues into October.

I never give on snow do I? Well after yesterday's bombshell I dropped on all the winter weather lovers I at least can give you hope and it is just a reminder that the milder, less snowy winter I forecasted is anyting but set in stone.

Developing.....

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Changing your predictions already, just like all the forcasts last year

Anonymous said...

Hey weather changes everyday and Mike way to stay on TOP! :)

Im looking forward to winter so keep snow in the forecast. :)

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I sure do hope you're right about rain in the next few days, Mike. It might wash some of the pollen out of the air. For the last few days hubby and I have both been dripping like a pair of leaky faucets... darned ragweed! As for the winter, I hope we get at least one "real" snowfall. In Buffalo, where I grew up, that would be in excess of 6"... anything less than that is considered flurries by Buffalo standards. Keep up those winter weather updates as things develop.

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights

Anonymous said...

I really hope for a warmer winter.
We are all going to need a break from high heating bills.

I love this weather, however like Cheryl in Bookfield hights, I am affected by the ragweed as well, not fun!We do need rain.

The sunrise was beautiful this morning, along with the fog over the fields. Wished I would have had a camera with me.

The humidty was nasty, my car windows kept steaming up and so did my glasses!

All enjoy your day!

Teri In Laf.

Anonymous said...

Remember when many where wishing it would stop raining. Be careful what you wish for. Enjoy the weather whatever the day brings. If it's raining it will stop. If it's bright and sunny that too will change. Have a great day no matter the weather.

Anonymous said...

You bet ya, be careful for what you wish for! I was checking radars we could be in for heavy rain! There are towering clumus clouds out my window in Lafayette, I dont like the looks of the storms!

Anonymous said...

We have some thunder here in Lafayette by the fairgrounds.

No rain yet looking at the radar there is some scattered thunderstorms right now nothing severe which is good we want rain without severe weather. And we are not in a severe weather risk!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike we are now getting a heavy RAIN!!!!! I don't think it will last long though but we will take every bit we can get!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin. Here on 900E and SR 26 black clouds to the north, but no rain here either. I hear thunder too. Looks like more to the west, maybe by 6pm?

ML

Brow said...

Yep, got a nice popper coming our way here in Monticello right now...should be here in the next 10-20 minutes.

Hows it feel to get rain in Laff?! :)

Gonna run out nude in this...yeah, its a sick thought.

Anonymous said...

It is really nice to get this rain but I would not go that far Brow lol.....

Look's like this is going to be a hit and miss day so will everyone get some rain maybe not.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

This rain system is moveing slow :) yes at around 7 MPH which is fine with me and the ground it is loveing the rain. A nice fresh rain. The temp has droped as well nice and cool now at 75.4*. System is just about through.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

The rain is now dieing off and we have a total rainfall amount of
.70" inches.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

0.7 inches Justin? Wow, here on the East side of the county no rain at all yet, not a drop. Send it our way.

ML

Anonymous said...

.70" inches. Sorry but the system is just about out of Tippecanoe. I guess I took it all I'll be sure to send you some later LOL.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Brow said...

What tha?! Still no rain. Maybe...just maybe a FEW light drops but nothing even worth calling rain.

Funny how some weather activity brings us out of the woodwork. :)

Anonymous said...

LOL Brow, My daughter and I got caught in the rain just as school was dimissed, Our School is about 6 blocks from our home, dry as a bone at home. Pouring 6 blocks away, poor kids, We the went to the store, not raining there either, then the sky opend on us.We are soaked to the bone. LOL really was fun!
Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

The national weather servce has us under a severe risk of storms.Everyone carry an umbrella tomorrow, and dont leave it in the car like I did today LOL

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone we have been getting rain for some time now. Loveing it.
I think we are slowly getting caught up on rain. Which is a very good thing because our yard really need's it!.

Everyone sleep well with the rain lightly hitting the window. :)

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hi all yes the rain is falling, I really wonder how much we will get.

Anonymous said...

MAN IS IT HUMID