Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Second Line fo Thunderstorms Losing Steam, But Beware of the Wind!

Here is a brief update on the Illinois line of storms that has prompted a couple severe thunderstorm warnings. The actual line does appear to be rapidly weakening with lightning strikes quickly dwindling as it moves toward Indiana, but it will once again bring some heavy downpours and plenty of wind. The wind is the big thing to watch out for because even though these storms are falling apart the pressure gradient continues to tighten which means our gusts to 50 and 60 mph will be moving our way shortly. Expect another half-inch to one inch of rain between now and 10 p.m.

130 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just think if this was snow....we would be set up for a perfect blizzard.

Anonymous said...

NO KIDDING!!!!!!

I am up to 2.25" rain

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Yes Mike the Severe thunderstorm warning is over for Danville as well!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

I was just reading that the Wabash will hit 20.0 ft by Friday in Lafayette. Then should recede. Whats your figures on this Mike?

Anonymous said...

We received an updated forecast with respect to flooding along the Wabash River. If the Wabash should rise to near 20 feet in the Lafayette area we should expect several areas roads to be effected. That will combine with the already developing problem of flooding taking place in low lying areas. Caution should be used when traveling side roads in particular. See below.


FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL FRI FEBRUARY 20.THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE WABASH RIVER AT LAFAYETTE.
* FROM THIS MORNING TO FRI FEBRUARY 20.OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 10:12 AM WED THE STAGE WAS 10.9 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS MORNING & CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 19.9 FEET BY FRI AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY THUR FEBRUARY 19.

* AT 20.0 FEET.EXTENSIVE FLOODING IS IN PROGRESS. FLOOD WATERS BEGIN TO COVER STAIR ROAD LOCATED ON THE SE SIDE OF THE RIVER JUST OFF SR 225 IN NE TIPPECANOE COUNTY. MANY RIVER CABINS ARE ISOLATED BY HIGH WATER. RIVER CABINS NEAR I-65 ARE AFFECTED BY HIGH WATER.

RIVER ROAD NEAR WABASH VALLEY HOSPITAL FLOODS. RIVER RESIDENTS BECOME CONCERNED.

Anonymous said...

I'M seeing the winds start in again and the clouds moving in as the storm is just breaking the Tippecanoe county line.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that several of my neighbors have moved there cars from underneath trees. Good Thinking! At least we got to see the sun today.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Looks like a strong cell developing in SW part of Tippecanoe County. Think they we will put us under a T-Storm Warning?

Anonymous said...

Hi all, just got in from work, was neat watching the rain and wind from the 4th floor of the school. Blue skies 20 mins ago, now very dark and raining, wind is picking up again..Looks like a nice little cell moving in, Wow Its really dark!

Teri

Anonymous said...

This is a doozy, very windy and very heavy rain....

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Wind is here on southside of lafayette. trash can just hit my car.

Anonymous said...

Alot of people out walking, think this caught them off gaurd!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow sheets of rain coming down by the hospital!!! The wind is picking up huge gust that made my windows raddle!!!!

TM Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Just got really dark in Frankfort. :-(

Anonymous said...

Any rain measurements from around Frankfort or SW Clinton County (Mulberry, Colfax area)? I've got Weatherbug set to Clinton Prairie and it says we've had 2.92" of rain so far today. I sure believe it! And the dark is rolling in with the next wave.

Anonymous said...

wow was looking outside bc of dark coulds then all the sudden lots of wind bad then lots of rain...its heavy right now by 26 and 65
renee in laf.

Anonymous said...

well the heavy rain didnt last long lol
renee

Anonymous said...

East of Frankfort near I-65 exit... power just flickered out. Next line is moving in right now - sky is very dark and wind is very audible as it moves in.

Anonymous said...

Report of a Semi on its side on SR38 in front of SIA

Anonymous said...

Short lived with the sheets of rain the sky is getting ligter, looks like sun is trying to peak out, however the winds are getting stronger...Gald I am home:)

Teri in Laf

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights said...

A quick cloudburst, about five minutes duration here, with gusts that had the rain blowing horizontally. It's already brightening to the west.

Anonymous said...

Looks really dark here in Remington, raining just a little. The wind seems to have calmed.

Anonymous said...

Teri its still windy where I am too.
renee

Anonymous said...

In that quick downpoor I'M now up to 2.02" inches of rain.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Oh that's what it is! I am hearing all kinds of emergency vehicles right after all of that wind and rain. I live on 38 not too far from SIA. Hope everyone is okay.

Anonymous said...

The temps have dropped 8 degrees in 15 mins.. In now 52*

T

Anonymous said...

I live in frankfort. But, I dont have a rain guage. I plan on buying one though since I am always on thsi blog. Might as well help out a little while I am reading! :-)

The wind gusts are picking up big time now!!!

Anonymous said...

Just heard thunder and the winds have really picked up now.

Anonymous said...

Currently I'M not seeing any more lightning in IL, other then with this line of storms that is / has been going through.

So after this lighting Winds are all to talk about! High winds and so far most reports have been for roof damage and Trees falling.

Justin.

William said...

Lightning and thunder and wind and rain O' My here in remington. MA I sent mike some pics of your creek out of its banks.

Anonymous said...

Reports of a mobile home that has flipped near wyandot in dayton

Anonymous said...

Typos.. it should have been this and gauge.. lol :-)

Those wind gusts were making me nervous for a sec there.

Anonymous said...

Make sure your cell phones are charged, and flash lights ready, I am whatching the power lines blow! Hope they hold on.. the cable is flickering a bit, not the power yet..

Anonymous said...

We have a little thunder in Frankfort as well now.

Anonymous said...

Where is the power flickering?

Anonymous said...

I hope the power stays on or I will noe be able to be on here! :(

Lets just hope!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

geez. this wind makes me nervous!

Anonymous said...

My power is fine so far here in Lafayette. It is later on that I will be worried about it!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

I've got my Iphone charging up and flashlight on standby

William said...

Vincennes: US-41
356012

2/11/2009 3:03:42 PM
Air Temperature 61°
Humidity 47%
Dew Point 41°

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Wind Speed 24 MPH
Wind Gust 45 MPH
Wind Direction SW

Anonymous said...

That makes me nervous because the power flickered here and the worst has yet to come??

William said...

Frankfort: SR-28
356003

2/11/2009 4:06:34 PM
Air Temperature 58°
Humidity 68%
Dew Point 47°

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Wind Speed 22 MPH
Wind Gust 32 MPH
Wind Direction S

Anonymous said...

sorry I forgot to sign, power is not flickering but the cable is..

Teri in Laf

William said...

Cloverdale: I-70 at US-231
356008

2/11/2009 4:10:50 PM
Air Temperature 52°
Humidity 66%
Dew Point 41°

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Wind Speed 29 MPH
Wind Gust 52 MPH
Wind Direction SW

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you to whoever reminded us to charge our cell phones! As I just broke my car charger last week!

Anonymous said...

Winds have died down somewhat southside lafayette

Anonymous said...

Monticello getting rain and wind starting to pick up as i blog.... Becky

Anonymous said...

as i was sitting here reading the warnings i heard a howl, looked out the window and heavy rain with SLOT of wind literally just started a min or two ago. drove by norway dam being its 2 and half miles from my house and its flowing have one and half gates open. nothing like last year as of now. wind died down for now!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Oh My the wind is rattleing my windows(out by the new hospital) stopped raining but the wind is increasing with hard wind gusts

Anonymous said...

the temp seems to have dropped quite a bit. feels chilly now.

Anonymous said...

becky from monticello where about u live im on the east side just across washington street bridge about a mile just off of the lake. just hear first clap of thunder. wind blowin a lil bit again not as bad as it was tho

scott monticello

Anonymous said...

Looks like the highest gust might have been around 48mph

Anonymous said...

i was just reading the comment about the mobile home. i live in a mobile home in west lafayette and my whole place was rocking and windows rattling. very scary!

Anonymous said...

William send them to me! I sent some to Mike but shoot, they are outdated as of now. Creek is REALLY in flood...debris from last time (around tree trunks) is almost covered up with flood water. Benton Co must have gotten a hard rain. We have only added .05 to the total making it 1.07 inches. It is thundering and the wind came plowing through. Highest gust has been 28 mph. Got a neat pic of the sky I will send to MIke.

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

I just read that there is 2-3 feet of water standing in the parking lot at Frankfort High school!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Mike my latest rainfall at this time is at 2.08" inches and still counting

Justin.

William said...

MA i will look for your email i think you have mine send me a request via email and i will be glad to send those pics..

Anonymous said...

is there anyway to make it to where u update the page that the oldest comments be on bottom rather then the top?

Anonymous said...

No it is the way the blog is setup. YOu can collapse the comments.

Anonymous said...

cool thanks

Anonymous said...

hearing sirens in monticello haeded toward logan on 24 or headed down 39 toward bufalo

Anonymous said...

Or you can click on Links to this post and should take you to the newer posts that is what I do.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Good regional radar Look at the red west of us http://web.wthr.com/webimages/radar-image.html

Anonymous said...

Should we still expect more wind since it's cooling off?

Anonymous said...

Is the wind supposed to pick up more?

Anonymous said...

I have a nice storm going thru can hear the thunder...wind has picked up alot. 40+mph and not letting up. Another round of rain is coming thru and I have a pine tree in my yard laying on its side, not up rooted, just blowing that hard. Dang. Had windows opened earlier and was enjoying the slight breeze. Maybe if I open now, it was dust my living room, LOL
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Where about are you located Jamie?

Anonymous said...

Southside laf. report light rain light wind at this time.

Anonymous said...

I am located in northern carroll county....just one mile south of the white county line. Between Monticello and Burnettsville. South of HWY 24. It was raining so hard...about 10 mintues ago....I could not see the trees about 60yrds behind the house. With the rain. It was freaky. I am not a big fan of storms. Just went and looked out around my house from my windows and don't see any damage. Wind has dropped some but and rain has stopped.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

where abouts jaime i live by the lake if u turn right at 39 ur 3 min from my house

Anonymous said...

I'm closer to Burnettsville than Monticello. You live on Shafer? my Mom is over that way. She lives ontop of Norway Hill going toward 39.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Pass that way at least several times a week headed to the big town of Monticello. Just left there about 4 today. We were getting rain and my mom wasn't and then she was getting it and we weren't....crazy.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

More Mod rain about to move into Lafayette!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

skies look nasty to west of us, and it has calmed some here. But what is that they say....calm before the storm. Well, after all we are in IN...
Jamie

Anonymous said...

i live on freeman. if u hang a right off of 24 headed toward burnville at the flashing light for 39 i live just over the tracks and down the hill. all is calm here at the moment

Anonymous said...

So you are like west of me. Guessing near riverview. I have to say...travel the county way to town via that way.
Jamie

Jessie said...

does anyone know what's expected for the tippy river? my house is below oakdale dam but I'm at college and my fam's in texas...if it's gonna flood I want to know so I can rush back and get a few things.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping this won't happen but gosh! How hard does the wind have to blow (speed) to burst through my window? It sounds scary and I'm afraid it'll break, but I guess that's just fear and not really thinking rationally. I know it'll be windy but not enough to bust my window right?

Anonymous said...

I don't know who posted about the windows...but I too have thought of that. The way they were rattling earlier, I pulled the curtains and we moved away from them. Kind of scary...I have now clue what it takes to do that.

Anonymous said...

Yep Justin, is raining,, the winds are strong..I just went down to check my basement, ugg!! WATER!

My daughter just got home from tanning with a friend:( She was acutally frightned,,(she is not scared of storms) Stated a large limp fell on the car she was in, happened on Kossuth Street. lots of old trees.No damage but scared the daylights out of her.

Oh, and I finally heard from family in OK..they were just missed by the tornados..but did have hail damage.. thank goodness thats all. Pray for all those folks,,gee 8
deaths..

Teri

Anonymous said...

Mike My aunt just let me know that her power has been out for around four hours now. She is out in Monroe here in TIppecanoe county!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

WOW Teri Glad to hear your family was ok and safe!

The winds are bad I was just in the other room and you could hear the winds as if there was no wall there!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Wow...that isn't good on the wind. Teri, glad your family is ok. It is kind of quiet here. hmmmm wonder for how long....what do you see up this way Justin?
Jamie....northern carroll co.

Anonymous said...

2.38" rain here in Tipton....I took my hand held anemometer out and got a gust of 40 mph.

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

I know Justin!, the wind is howling..sounds odd, at times I think I am hearing a semi, a long low humm...The house is creeking, I can hear things blowing around out there..not sure I want to look, is still raining...

Teri

Anonymous said...

Richard....a friend of mine will take me down the river when weather and temp is permitting before the leaves come on to see and take pics of eagles. His parents house is on the wabash and said there is a ton of them off a inlet and we would enjoy it. Just crossed my mind....not as if I would be going tonight or soon, LOL
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Just heard on the news Tipp county is under a level 3 advisory...My daughter should not have been out!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Jamie With you being in the northern parts of Carroll county then most of the heavy rain bands and high winds are just south of you.

I would look for a heaver band of rain here before long. Nothing storm wise as in Thunderstorms if that is what you was asking!

Justin.

Jessie said...

tippecanoe river flood levels?? anyone??

Anonymous said...

Jamie, hope all stays calm your way! Stay safe.

Hey if we are able to have a blogger gathering, do you think you will go? If so you can bring artichoke dip:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin....we had the thunder and some mild lightening earlier. Things have calmed down. Can still hear the wind whipping up. No window rattlers for sometime.
Thanks again.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah Teri....I would love to go...yes...would bring the dip and who knows what else :) Daughter is in travel softball, so hopefully it would fall on weekend we are free. Wind has picked up a great deal! WOW! Now that was a window rattler. Daughter said she is scared. But I can't see much now, since it is so dark.

Anonymous said...

Rain is hitting all sides of the house! Was coming from the south now is every which way..

T

Anonymous said...

dang!

Anonymous said...

Okay everone talking about window safety. I went through Hurricane Andrew in South Florida. I had a HUGE picture window in my condo. We put a twin size matterss up against it and nailed it to the frame, sounds kind of silly to some people but with the winds from a major storm like that, no tape or boards would have stopped that glass from blowing in. The glass would penetrate into the mattress if the winds would have blown it in. We survived abviously but safety always comes first even if you have to put a mattress on your window !

Anonymous said...

Dumb me just ran out to read the rain gauge and it feels like a hurricane out there! Blowing all over! ;)

I did get the amount and it is a BIG 2.65" inches! I could not believe it! But I'M telling the truth!

Now I'M all wet and pumped up! :D

one word WINDY

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Well take care all. I'm heading out. Husband texted me on his way home. Said he wants burgers on the grill. Is that man crazy or what. Think he will have a wonderful time keeping grill going. LOL. Oh well, we will see. It is raining again here and the winds aer staying up there. Be safe all and will check in later.

Anonymous said...

LOL Justin, the rain is cold as well! If I heard Mike right, things may not calm intill 4:00 to 5:00 am..

Jamie,jesting about the dip, a gathering we deserve after this crazy winter!!!

Oh gee, my daughter is asking for the computer so she can check myspace LOL..

Teri

Anonymous said...

CHeck out these two reports from high winds here in Indiana.

DELAWARE IN 4012 8528 BARN AND HOUSE DAMAGED NEAR PRARIE CREEK RESERVOIR. (IND)

HARRISON IN 3821 8613 ROOF BLOWN OFF A BUSINESS AND A POWER POLE SNAPPED ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE CITY. ESTIMATED 70 MPH WIND GUST. (LMK)

Teri it is a cold rain! I love weather and last big rain and wind we had I believe was when we had Hurricane Ike or what was left of it and I was out most of the day in the rain and high winds with my water rain jacket on taking pictures! It was a lot of fun! Call me CRAZY! :D

Justin.

Anonymous said...

A level 3 again?? darn it, I wanted to go out and get Taco Bell.

Guess will have to stay in..shoot.soup for me:((

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to notice some water levels increasing here near Monon. Nothing to big yet.

Anonymous said...

I lost power and will not be able to post as my pc will stop any min now! ALL STAY SAFE!!!!!

SEE YOU SOON I HOPE!

LOST POWER!

JUSTIN.

Anonymous said...

I remember Ike,,we are getting on heck of a gust..now this one scares me Oh my, I need to check something!

Teri

Anonymous said...

The wind is blowing really hard and I have a lap top but I will be out of bat any minute now!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Before I lose power I want to let you all know this is not severe thunderstorms or anything like that the is all Wind and we should not have to worry about severe thunderstorms tonight!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

At this time, nothing has happened in Rochester. Wind is picking up, but the local station is only reporting gusts to 33 mph, but we did peak at 40 mph around 5:20. Of course, I was in a meeting at that time.

F/C

Anonymous said...

I will see you all again when ever I get power back! Ok!

I'M going as long as my PC will go BAT wise! lol.....

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Okay tried to go outside, this is getting scary..my heart is racing... the power lines are whipping around,, hard to open the west door.. too dark to tell what hit the house.. or what was blown off...fire dept just went out again..

Breathe Teri breathe!!

Anonymous said...

Rensselaer: I-65 at SR-114
356002

2/11/2009 6:50:34 PM
Air Temperature 44°
Humidity 97%
Dew Point 43°

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Wind Speed 35 MPH
Wind Gust 53 MPH
Wind Direction NW

Anonymous said...

My PC is still holding up! BAT won't last to much longer so Winds are blowing hard! My firend in Fountain also lost power about 15 mins ago!

Justin. in Now power Lafayette.

Anonymous said...

Justin we both must have been hit at the same time....Dang..this is horrible...

Teri

Anonymous said...

LFD is getting a work out tonight..

Anonymous said...

What time should the worst wind be over in Tippe?

Anonymous said...

POwer went out and I lost my PC but the power is back FOR NOW!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Teri How are things your way?? I would not count out loseing the power again.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

still have power in monticello. noticed the wind picked up enough to make the house creak once. glad im not at work tonight! worked first shift in the rain but better then in the wind. work for those that dont know is the railroad by either staley plant depending on the job. bet its hard to stand up. i have a tent looking thing (called a garage in a box) that covers my bass boat, to my liking it is still holding up, how not sure just looked out the door on the east side of house and can literally see the truck rocking back and forth. dog is barking at the wind must think someone is here. debating about cranking the heat as to if power goes out?


scott monti

Anonymous said...

My mom lives near McCutcheon High School and she just called me saying their power is out. Our lights are flickering over here on SR 38 in Lafayette so I lit all of the candles and got flashlights ready. Pieces are falling off our apartment building, gutters and such that probably weren't fastened tight enough to begin with. I hope power doesnt go out because I cant sleep without a fan, especially with all of this racket the wind is making!

Anonymous said...

ill second the need of a fan

scott

Anonymous said...

Not good Justin..I need to get out and check the house..power has been going on and off.... Need to check on my mom! Looks like my neighbors cable or phone line in down...

Back in a few..maybe if we dont lose power again..

Teri

Anonymous said...

just heard what sounded to be tree limbs go screatching by the window in the computer room. question remains to look or not to look. nothing broke that i know of. with the intense wind maybe was just rain?

scott

Anonymous said...

Teri we all hard a loud noise outside before the power went out however I did not look yet!

Just so everybody knoes if I don't talk back to you all it is because my power is out!

the winds are just BAD! I did look out the window and I could not see anything out of place!

Justin.

Michael said...

I live near Attica and have felt the house shudder quite a bit from the wind. It's definitely an eerie feeling.

My wife called me and said the power is out all over the south side of Lafayette on 350, up Old 231 and even through Shadeland.

Anonymous said...

I JUST KEEP WATCHING THESE HUGE PINE TREES NEXT TO MY HOUSE IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO BLOW BRANCHES OFF THESE THINGS, HOPE THEY HOLD UP THROUGH THIS WIND TONIGHT !
EVERYONE NEEDS TO STAY INSIDE AND BE SAFE !!!!

Anonymous said...

I live in Flora (Central Carroll County) and there are power lines down over one of our main roads, our flag pole just got bent in half and a huge rocking chair on our front porch was picked up and carried about 30 feet out into our alley!

it's nasty out! i don't remember this strong of wind for this amount of time ever!

Jessie said...

Wow, it looks like you guys have it a lot worse than I do...I'm out by muncie, the wind is strong enough to make the doors slam around when the windows are open, but nothing's gone flying yet.

I am keeping a VERY close eye on the Tippecanoe River level...I might go home if it reaches 15ft so I can move some things out (my family is in texas), but from what y'all are saying, driving through Flora/Rossville would be an incredibly bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Wind is dying down a lot here SR 38 near SIA almost sounds calm now outside. I think the worst is supposed to be over at 8 so yay for power for my fan so I can sleep well tonight! Hope everyone else sleeps well and stays safe!

Anonymous said...

The power has flickered several times here in Frankfort on the east side within the past 30 minutes. I really hope we don't lose power. I think it's a possibility though if these wind gusts keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Just caught up reading the posts. Kinda wild out there, huh? I checked the anemometer and caught a peak gust at 41 mph at 6:38 p.m.. I've been watching it, looks like it is steady around 18 mph here in town, I bet it is a nightmare in the country! Ended up with 1.26 inches rain, how about you, William? BTW I will send you an email with a request for pix.

good news about your family, Teri!

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

Have any of you had this thought? IF the winds were this high in a severe t-storm I would BE in hiding, how about you???

MA

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