Saturday, September 13, 2008

High Pressure Captures Ike & Heats Lafayette Up!

I guess nature has Boiler fever as well and it is giving us its version of Boilering Up! I have great news. It looks like the rain will hold off until later this evening after the big Boiler victory. The same high pressure that steered Ike into Texas has gained strength overnight and today. This is keeping our area in the hot, dry part of the storm at this time. We could hit 90 degrees today! The other thing this high pressure is doing is it has shifted Ike's storm track farther northwest. This is important because the best chance of flooding rain from this system will continue to stay to the north and west of this system. Since Ike's remnants could very well pass now over Tippecanoe County tomorrow afternoon we will still have heavy rain but the higher risk of flooding will stay more to our west and north. So right now I am leaning toward 2 to 3 inches of rain for Lafayette, 1 to 2 inches of rain south and east of Lafayette and maybe a few isolated 4 inch amounts up near Mary Anne in Remington. This should keep any flooding on the Wabash and Tippecanoe to a minimum.

Severe weather outlook: We will continue to watch it carefully but more good news. As of now we are no longer in a severe weather risk today, tonight, or tomorrow. But we need to keep our guard up for possible strong storms Sunday morning into early afternoon.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well it look's like the stronger wind's may hold off till sunday after 9am that is what the map's are saying now. Still wind gusts between 30 and 45 mph.

So maybe we will get some sleep tonight :) Thank's mike for the update.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing about getting sleep tonight Justin! Glad you updated us again Mike, thanks.

ML

Anonymous said...

Any one have a clue as to the wind speed at this time? my weather station was blown completely off my tower!

Brow said...

Yeah, I've been watching the radar and maps just about all day long and noticed that most of the mess has shifted further north.

I need to go relax too so I can stay focused during tomorrows Colts game. :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

Anonymous said...

I think this may be a time for resting,however STORMS ARE ON THE WAY

Anonymous said...

Yep Brow GO COLTS!!!!! :)

Look's like the rain / Thundershowers will start later tonight around 2:00am as of now nothing severe. The timeing for the high wind gusts still hold's up at this time. I will be up to see what come's in tonight just to be safe and then try to be up early tomorrow to stay ahead of the storm. see you all here!

All get a good night's rest.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hear Mary Anne GASP at Mike's forecast for my area??? Holy Toledo! Teri and I are watching radar with an eagle eye as rain/storms to my west edge ever closer. The wx radio went off awhile ago for a flood warning in Lake/Porter Counties to my north. They had so much rain up there last night I feel so badly for them!
I was hoping for a full night's sleep tonight..it is now looking doubtful. I can NOT sleep during a storm until I have checked ALL Radars and read all bulletins :-))))

Later.....

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean Mary anne I do the same thing I have been watching the radar's and all map's just to be safe as well. Who know's how much sleep we will get tonight. :)

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Mary anne Jasper, Nweton, and starke, countie has been put in a flood warning! as of now.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I see that, Justin...thanks for the heads up. TWC just said in a crawl that rain totals of 8-12 inches rain are possible! Far Northwest and Northern IN. That is so scary !!

MA

Anonymous said...

WOW! Mary Anne and Justin, the radar is crazy! So much rainfall moving to the North East! Mary Anne and all of our friends be safe:)


Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

I dont like the sound of the NWS forcast! MA what do you think????
Teri

Anonymous said...

I am worried about the counties north of Tipp major flood situation!

Anonymous said...

And Teri it still has NOT rained here. I guess it is waiting for me to lay down, LOL! I just checked a lightning tracker and there is not much with it. I dont like it when it does this at night when I cant see what it is doing!

I will check in later.

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

Mary Anne, I am listning to my wx radio, sounds bad for the Counties above you, yet if the heavy rain does not hit your area still streams and rivers will flood. Your creek! My Goodness!!!

T

Anonymous said...

Hey Mary anne and teri Nothing look's to bad at this point and time storm wise. Just heavy rain when it come's!! mary anne you may not see any rain till closer to midnight.

Yes all the flood warning's is something! hope all stay's safe!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hey MA radio just went off! Flash flood warning for your area! Be safe! I know you are on top of this:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Yep teri, flash flood warning for Newton and jasper countie.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Justin what are your thoughts on high winds and rain for tomorrow?

Teri

Anonymous said...

I think still around 9:00am tomorrow there is a good chance of high wind gusts around 40mph maybe a gusts near 45 mph. as for rain in our area around 1 to 3" inches is possible the heavy heavy rain's more up north of Tippecanoe, we could start to see some rain's / thundershowers by around 2:00am tonight.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Justin, we better get some sleep! I have a feeling that we could be in for it! It is still so muggy out there, I had to turn on my AC!

I hope we wont be back on here at 3:00 am again LOL!

Take care all,
Good night Teri

Anonymous said...

Well it's 1:19am Im going to try to get some sleep see you all here in the morning.....ZZZZZ :)

Night all.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Morning all! the radars are really going strong! There is heavy heavy rain in IL moving NE.

Wonder what we will see here in Tipp. Co.

And yes Mary Anne I no sooner got to sleep when the wx radio went off for another flash flood warning for you area and around:(

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

MORNING ALL.

I got a total rainfall amount this morning of only .10" not much! Im still looking for the high wind gusts later this morning into the afternoon.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I think Tip co wont see much rain at allThe winds look like they might hit east of us

Anonymous said...

There goes the wx radio again, flash flood warning for counties north of Tipp.

Keep us informed Mary Ann.

Justin where are you getting your info about high winds?, I am only getting rainfall amounts. I use wxunderground, and weatherbug and others


Teri In Laf

Anonymous said...

I use the Sky track map's and stuff that Mary anne told me about.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin, I use the same but I must be looking at it wrong. Because I never get the wind reports.

Did you ever find a wind sensor?

Teri in laf

Anonymous said...

LOL I have found some but have not got one yet :) lol.....

We are getting rain right now how about you Teri,

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Yes Justin, light rain, I spoke with my friend who lives near Pine Village, he reported it has been pouring for about an hour there!

LOL about the wind sensor,mine is still not fixed! Would be a good day to have it up and working!

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Benton, countie has just been put into the flash flood warning.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Tippecanoe, fountain, clinton, carroll,boon,and montgomery, countie is under a wind advisory.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Yes the adviory is untill 8:00pm with 30 mph winds, and gusts 50mph or more.

Darn!!!!

Teri in Laf