Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rain & Wind Arrives But No Severe Weather Expected


Good to check in with you and it is nice to be tracking our first significant rain on Live Doppler 18 since October 24th. The rain is right on schedule and it looks like by later this evening most of us will be able to squeeze out about a quarter of an inch of rain. Wind gusts will stay in the 30 to 40 mph range and we could still have a rumble or two of thunder. Lightning tracker has been very quiet as you see above and there have been no weather warnings. The latest lightning scans as of 3:45 has absolutely no lightning now being reported across all of Illinois and Indiana. Make sure to check out our new lightning tracker on wlfi.com. Based on the latest model data our severe weather threat remains low. Now get ready for a wild ride that could include some cat tracks of snow in Indiana by late tomorrow night. We do need to cool things down because our Golden Snow Shovel contest is just about ready to be launched. I will have details on this and much more tonight!


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is nice to be able to try out the new rain gauge today! :-)

A nice wet rainy day! A nice day to me is when it is ether Raining snowing windy or something on that track! LOL I guess I'M weird!! :-p

I currently have .06" In the gauge!

Justin

Anonymous said...

I am having to close the south windows for its raining in. Once again as soon as school was dismissed, it started raining, at least it was not a down pour.

I am already feeling the temp drop. Cat Tracks by late tomorrow night, did I read Mikes post right, snow???:((((

All keep cozy, a nice eve for a movie, popcorn and apple cider,

Teri in Laf

Brow said...

Dreary out...and here comes the cold.

Justin, let me know what time you are coming to clean up my leaves. :D

Golden Snow Shovel Contest! Yay!

Anonymous said...

I'll Be over the 2nd Tuesday of this week! :-p

Justin

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN:) Hope you had a great one! Are you going to tell your age LOL. age is just a number by the way:)))

Are you tracking Hurricane Paloma?
I think this is the 16th hurricane so far, not sure though.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Well Teri No Joke I'M really only 16!! I'am Not jokeing! :-)

Well my big secret has just now been let out!

And I did see some of it have not been watching it close though!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Justin, you are one mighty intelligent 16 year old:)I turn 25in Jan. I wish LOL!

No matter your age, as Mike stated, "we are thankful for all your great weather observations and reports on a daily basis":)

It's always tracking fun tracking wx with you and other bloggers.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Oh, and did you get your new rain gauge as a B-day gift? I sure need one!

T

Anonymous said...

Ya I did it was nice to get to use it today!

I am really 16 just did not want to say anything in the beginning for I thought no one would take me sereisley. :-)

Justin

Anonymous said...

Justin, good for you:) Like I said age is only a number, I just wish my numbers were lower LOL!

I hope you get a new wind sensor soon, fun for tracking those winter winds:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to that!

I have fun tracking weather with all you as well! And thanks!

Justin

Anonymous said...

You are Welcome Justin, once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Keep us informed on the rain amounts and keep on tracking:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Will do Looking like only a quarter of an inch! :-)

Justin

Anonymous said...

After rain storm Fitzgerald, I have a total rainfall of .21" In the gauge!

Today is looking great going into this afternoon! I have currently nice and clear blue skies! I will have to get out this evening and do some raking!! If the few light rain showers hold off! :-)

Have a great day Bloggers!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey bloggers looks like our next best chance of seeing any bigger rain is going to be on Tuesday!

Thank goodness the cooler weather is back!! I love it!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

"deadline for this contest will be 24 hours prior to the official first snowfall. All entries with the correct date will be placed in a drawing that will take place after the first measurable one inch of snowfall."
this is a terrible rule so anyone can guess after hearing the forecast for the next day. It should be more like two weeks ahead of time so it takes real skill and luck.