Saturday, October 25, 2008

Homecoming Weekend Dries Out Before the Siberian Express Hits

Here is the big weekend weather update you have been waiting for! After receiving .53" of an inch of rain here at WLFI we no longer have to worry about any more rain. This is perfect timing with the Purdue Homecoming taking place today. Maybe our Boilers can pull off a win and get on a roll. If you are not going to the game you may want to take a nice drive as the fall colors are peaking around the state of Indiana. The skies may stay on the gloomy side today but the trees will more than make up for it! We should also have good camping weather as well and it is looking good for trick or treaters at Turkey Run State Park. Now how about the snow? Well, our chances have gone down to less than 10%. Notice I did put our snow concerns very low on the chart above and for good reason. There just will not be much moisture to work with the cold blast moving our way. The air mass arriving Sunday night is arctic in origin and is bone dry so I broke the news last night at 11 p.m. that most of us will likely not see any snow. It was a tough thing for me to do but none of my models including the WLFI model were holding out much hope. The snow chances may have fizzled but the arctic air mass is gaining steam. Look at those 11 p.m. temperatures last night up in Alaska and northern Canada! Ouch!

These areas above in the single digits, teens, and 20s have plenty of snow cover on the ground. Alaska has had its coldest and snowiest start to autumn in decades and this has allowed an awfully cold air mass to build up to our north and it will get a good push our way by a strong jet stream. It will feel like December here at home by late Sunday night and Monday. The other boot is about to fall!
A 30 degree fall in about 8 hours is quite impressive, but not as impressive as the wind storm about to hit our area. Expect 40 to 45 mph wind gusts Sunday afternoon and early evening ahead of our arctic front. The wind speeds at jet stream level will be up to 125 mph. Now that is what I call the Siberian express. The wind will still be gusty by Monday morning taking wind chills down in the teens so remember to wear the layers. The good news is this rough stuff will be out of here by time the kids trick or treat next Friday with a nice warm-up. It should be quite a treat but for now get ready for a December trick up nature's sleeve. Have a great weekend! Take care.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well things should start to look better now that the rain system is starting to move out of our area in the next few.

I will be sure to post my total rainfall on here in the morning.

See you all then.....This was fun!!:-) Teri don't get to scard with your movie!! LOL.....

Justin in Lafayette

October 24, 2008 10:39 PM

Anonymous said...

Justin, I just read your post from last night:) The scary movie I was watching was Wind Chill LOL! Was about couple who were stranded in their car during a snow storm, with all kinds of ghosts around.

We were sitting on the sofa with all the lights out, the movie was getting really spooky when I heard the loud noise outside, that is when the line of storms came through, with rain and wind. and my trash can blew into my neighbors house I almost jumped out of my seat, funny!

Glad to hear about the warm up for Halloween, the little ones will enjoy while on their venture to get their bags full of candy!

Yes we still go door to door, for we live in a neighborhood where eveyone knows each other, so its safe.

All have fun watching the Big Purdue Game today!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

LOL Teri, That would have freeked me out to LOL..... I seen preview to that movie but never seen it.

Mike I have a total rainfall of
.61" in the gauge this morning.

That was fun watching the rain and gusty winds move in last night I think Teri and I was the only ones watching it. Well other then Mike he's always watching.....

More gusty winds on the way. All grab your heavy jackets and hats it will be COLD.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the wind adviorsy is just for the counties North of Tipp.? I watched indy news this morning and they said 45mph wind gusts for them. And North of Tipp Co up to 60mph!

What is Tipp Co in for??? its already getting cold.

Anonymous said...

Yes We are expected to have some gusty winds between 40 and 45 Mph.

A big cold front is going to be moveing in by later tomorrow and we will feel it. You can also see on Jet stream maps that there is a big dip showing a big pocket of cold air on the way.

Everybody tie down your Halloween decorations!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

So Justin, do think we will be under a wind adviorsy too? What does it take to have one issued??

Anonymous said...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEED OR FREQUENT GUSTS
WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 40 AND 60 MPH.

Anonymous said...

Here is something to help from the NWS.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT EITHER SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH
ARE EXPECTED TO LAST AT LEAST AN HOUR...OR THAT WINDS WILL GUST
TO BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH.

So we will have to wait and keep a close eye on it. When winds get this high it can make driveing much harder so you need to give yourself more time to get where your going. And be careful.....

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

You are right Justin, we will just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings wx wise.

I think its is cold already, a damp cold, that can chill the bones!

I am on Fall Break, so its sooo nice to be lazy, and watch the weather with all of you,

I have chili cooking on the stove along with apple crisp in the oven, a fire in the fire place and watching more, yes more scary movies, I love Halloween time:)

We did go for a drive this morning, and the trees are beautiful, however alot of leaves have fallen.If all are able, get out and enjoy the fall colors before the winds kick up!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Tipp Co is now under the WIND ADVISORY !

Richard said...

Seems like we are jumping right into winter and skipping fall!!! Have we had a true Indian summer yet? If not I would like a month of it!!!

Anonymous said...

SEEMS TO BE THE PATTERN OF THE SEASONS LATELY, TO SKIP ONE RIGHT TO THE NEXT, VERY EXTREME. I WOULD ENJOY AN INDIAN SUMMER AS WELL, WE WENT FROM AC TO FURNACE.

Anonymous said...

How is everyone doing this morning?
Waiting for the high winds to start?

Anonymous said...

It's raining in Laf

Anonymous said...

Ya I'll be on here off and on...
Everybody have a great day..

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Thank You,Brian for the heads up on the wx.Hold on to your hats everyone and please stay safe. Looks like we are in for a bumpy ride.

Anonymous said...

There was a 62 Mph wind reported just south of MN,

Reported at Noon.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Hi all, the winds are now picking up in Tipp. Co, darn I feel a draft in the house:(

Was a pretty morining despite a few sprinkles, and so far this afternoon has been pleasent.

Right now I am watching a newly planted tree being blown around, wonder if it will stay in the ground! Not sure what the wind gusts are for my weather station gave out!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Ya Teri, The wind is going good here to. The one good thing about it is when you look out the window and you see the leaves blowing around it really looks like a Fall day!!!!!

I have not found any new wind reports if I do I will let you all know.

Hey teri have you heard from Mary Ann, lately?? I have not seen her on here in a long time!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

The WIND ADVISORY is now in effect for Tipp Co untill 8:00pm instead of 6:00pm, and counties north Tipp till 10:00pm.

Justin, I have heard from Mary Anne, she is one busy gal.

Funny about the leaves, my neighbors have huge trees and the leaves are blowing my way, I only have pine trees in my yard. So my yard, well my deck is heaping over with leaves, Almost like drifting snow LOL.

I am really loving this day! Enjoying while I can, funny I had our winter coats hanging on the line to dry, and boy did they dry fast. Sounds like we will need them in morning.

Teri

Anonymous said...

I am confused on how long the wind advisory is issued for. the scroll on the home page says untill 8:00 and other are saying till 10:00.

I do know that on the East side of tipp co, I am seeing lawn funiture overturned.

Anonymous said...

Teri, you are talking about it being cold for tomorrow well you are soooo right. also there is already a freez warning for Benton County, From 1:00am through 9:00am CDT. Best get your coats off the ling LOL.....

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Brian thank you for the updates, the wind gusts are really getting strong.

I am watching plastic pumpkins being blown down our street. Sad I dont know who they belong to.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

I just pulled up my weather bug and it says scatterd snow flurries that cant be right right

Anonymous said...

Wow this wind is really something I just could not pull myself away from the window. Watching the low level wind shear blowing the leaves like a mini tornado. It was really cool.....

It is getting chilly out there now I have a current temp of 49.6* and falling. I love it though.

The air is really dry as well.

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

There is another wind report up in NY, with 60Mph still no reports for Indiana, I guess thats good news. But boy that wind sure is something!!!!!

Teri, I know what you mean about the Pumkins and stuff I had to go pick ours up two or three times today!

Justin in Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Well hopefully the winds will calm before bed time, My dogs are barking at the wind, blowing leaves ect. They are sure someone is at the door!

They wont stay away from the window either Justin, LOL.

Well time for another scary movie:)

I am dreading morning temps.

All keep warm

Teri

Anonymous said...

EWWWWW! Brian used the word "Blustery" in his forcast for tonight and tomorrow. Bundle up gang.

Anonymous said...

Yep 20s tonight and 40s tomorrow I LIKE IT!!!!! :-)

Sleep well bloggers and stay warm you might need another blanket on the bed tonight.....

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Baby its cold outside:) Strange to see blue on the radar this time of year, its showing in northen IN

All have a great day, back to work for me from a nice Fall Break

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Baby its cold outside:) Strange to see blue on the radar this time of year, its showing in northen IN

All have a great day, back to work for me from a nice Fall Break

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Yep Teri, It is cold and we go from a wind advisory right to a Freez warning for most of the WLFI viewing area.

A hard Freez is what is expected for tonight and early morning tomorrow.....Mike we need a HOT COCOA ADVISORY!!!!! :-)

I got some tree limbs to go pick up I will talk with you alll later have a great day and stay warm.....
WOW Halloween is 4 days away which means Nov is coming up Fast!!!!! Let the cold begin..... :-)

Justin in Lafayette