I just got off the phone with TEMA and they are getting our storm spotters in place and ready to go. The latest news from White County is that the water levels are rising near the Oakdale Dam. Heavy rains combined with some water released by NIPSCO has the flow up to 10,126 feet. Flooding becomes a concern when the flow reaches 13,000 feet. Although flooding is not imminent at this time we will have to continue to monitor the situation with more rain on the way on top of the 1 to 2 inches of rain reported across portions of White and Carroll Counties. Here is our latest crawl....I will cut in on television as needed.
WEATHER TEAM 18 UPDATE: A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR VIEWING AREA UNTIL 5 P.M. THE MAIN LINE OF DAMAGING STORMS WILL ARRIVE BETWEEN 2:30 P.M. AND 3:00 P.M. IN OUR VIEWING AREA AND RACE EAST AT CLOSE TO 50 MPH. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. ALSO LARGE HAIL AND BRIEF, ISOLATED TORNADOES CANNOT BE RULED OUT. OFFICIALLY WHITE, CASS, PULASKI, FULTON, AND MIAMI COUNTIES ARE NOT IN A TORNADO WATCH BUT THESE AREAS ALSO IN A RISK AREA FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. ALL OF US NEED TO HAVE A PLAN B AND STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST. A FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES SOUTH OF THE OAKDALE DAM IN CARROLL COUNTY. WATER FLOW IS NOW AT 10,126 FEET. LOWLAND FLOODING BECOMES A PROBLEM WHEN THIS REACHES 13,000 CFS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR IT WITH MORE RAIN ON THE WAY THIS AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO IMMINENT THREAT.