Saturday, March 7, 2009

Warmest Weather in 4 Months Holds on for Another Day

Do not cancel plans most of the rain will hold off until tonight and Sunday with the main weather threat being lowland flooding at this time. Some areas could see upwards of three inches of rain. An isolated strong storm is also possible on Sunday.witht the main threat being damaging wind gusts. Today's highs will be back near 70. A south wind will be at 10 to 20 mph..A weather blog update is on the way which will include which areas have flood watches and what the rain means for area rivers.

BRB....

52 comments:

Brow said...

Yay! More warm weather!

Yeah I am starting to poke around check out the other weather that we have coming in.

Almost seems like its going to hold true what Mike said about most taking place south of us.

Anonymous said...

I am happy about more warm weather!
Not the rain though, Cant wait to read Mikes update

Anonymous said...

What does BRB mean? I'll be embarrassed if it's something I should have figured out myself!

Anonymous said...

Be right back...you people really do need Mike to function

Anonymous said...

No we do not need Mike to function, however Mike is one of the best Met. around this area! And we do enjoy reading his updates..

Following the weather is a fun for most bloggers.

We dont get live weekend weather updates locally on TV and Mike keeps us informed.

And some do not know the computer slang, nor how to read radars.

If poss bad weather is on the way, We have Mike to thank to keep us updated.

Anonymous said...

SPC has us in a Slight risk area for severe weather today, with the main threat being hail if we do get a severe thunderstorm.

Still haven't seen any new forecasts regarding Tuesday. NWS offices in Indiana are not focusing on Tuesday much attm, but Springfield Illinois office mentions that Tuesday needs to be watched closely.

There are still some forecasters who have us under the gun on Tuesday. We still have today and tomorrow to get through, but Tuesday definitely looks like the much stronger, more dangerous event.

-Ven

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ven. Where are you located? if you dont mind me asking.

I watched Indy news this am and they did make mention of possible tornados for Tuesday.

I do see that hail, high winds and heavy rain fall could be a problem for Sunday. Wonder about lighting?

Anonymous said...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
426 AM EST SAT MAR 7 2009

INZ021-028>031-035>049-051-052-081000-
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-
BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE-
PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-VIGO-CLAY-
426 AM EST SAT MAR 7 2009

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE NORTHERN HALF OF CENTRAL
INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT. AN ISOLATED SEVERE
STORM WITH LARGE HAIL CANNOT BE RULED OUT. THE STORMS TONIGHT MAY
PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN WHICH COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING. LIGHTNING
IS A HAZARD WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM.

WINDS WILL GUST TO AROUND 35 MPH TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY ON SUNDAY. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE
SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS. WINDS OUTSIDE OF THUNDERSTORMS ON
SUNDAY WILL GUST TO AROUND 35 MPH.

MORE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY.

Anonymous said...

Yep there is the thunderstorms looking like it is staying to the north of Remington, IN, which is what is expected for today!

I have to go pick up my glasses today so I will pop back in a little later on this afternoon.

I know what your thinking! Guy always on the computer and has glasses "He's a dork" LOL.....:o)

Justin.

Anonymous said...

No problem.
I'm in Lafayette btw.

I'm skeptical about today's severe chances, even though we're in the slight risk area. I think our chances are much better tomorrow.

Tuesday's system is much stronger, however. Every day the forecast high for Tuesday keeps going up, and now it looks like we could get up near 70, whereas the last few days the high was supposed to be only in the 50's. Looks like moisture return for Tuesday keeps going up.

As usual it will all be about timing so something we have to watch for sure.

I like winter, so I'm looking forward to more snow next week/weekend. I don't think Spring should start until April, but that's just me!

-Ven

Anonymous said...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE WABASH RIVER AT LAFAYETTE.
* FROM TUESDAY MORNING TO LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
IS CANCELLED.
* AT 9:00 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.2 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY AND CONTINUE TO RISE
TO NEAR 12.0 FEET BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 12.0 FEET...HIGH WATER AFFECTS A FEW LOW RIVER CABINS AND COUNTY
ROADS.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling us where you are, Ven...I was wondering also. You seem pretty knowledgable abt the wx.

One thing we ALL need to keep in mind is how far and wide apart we all live. Please watch your
OWN area radar and updates during severe wx. What is forecast for Indy may not be what is forecast for Laf or areas north. My SIL drives me up a wall as she watches Indy news/wx and wonders why we arent getting that or "Indy says...". I just go "Gr-r-r" if you want to know what it is going to do HERE you have to watch the forecast for HERE not Indy, LOL.

I learned a LONG time ago to watch what is happening in IL, both SW/W/NW as that is where OUR wx comes from. If Springfield, IL is watching Tues closely then we also need to be paying attention as most severe storms (in early spring/summer) come from the SW and where is Springfield from here? SW of here!

OK that is your wx lession for this morning and I am off my soapbox for awhile. I get fired up when the time changes--I HATE Eastern time. I like early morning daylight versus daylight at 10:00 P.M. We used to be in the Central Time Zone and that is where our whole state needs to be. We live right on the EDGE of the time zone changes so immediatley west and north of here it is an hour earlier. Gr-r-rr!

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the glasses Justin! I have needed them since I was in the 6th grade:(

Ven have you posted on Mikes blog before last night? I dont recall you posting before.

You seem to know about weather tracking, What sites do you use?

Anonymous said...

I have talked with many friends and family this morning, All have headaches. I think the B pressure has something do with the headaches. (Weather headaches.

My toe is hurting, and hair is a frizzy mess.

Anonymous said...

I've posted once or twice before but anonymously.

I generally check out the following sites:

SPC, various NWS local offices, Accuweather, Stormtrack, and occassionally my searches lead me to others I can't really remember.

The SPC site has a lot of cool things to check out once you familiarize yourself with it. The forecast discussion links are great on the NWS sites. From my experience NWS Northern Indiana and NWS Central Illinois (Springfield) are pretty good...NWS Indianapolis isn't very reliable in my opinion.

-Ven

Anonymous said...

Hello again:) Winds are picking up a bit in Laf. a temp of 67.7* and 69% humidity. Dew points 57.

You are correct Mary Anne, all need to watch their local radars if they can.

I agree about the darn time change! I do not like it at all, like most who live in Indiana.

Thank you Ven for the info. Sounds to be like a busy few days for wx tracking.

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

The rain is a com'n

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1023 AM EST SAT MAR 07 2009

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN WESTERN INDIANA...

WABASH RIVER...

.AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WILL CAUSE THE WABASH
RIVER TO RISE. LOWLAND FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE
WABASH RIVER FROM LAFAYETTE TO HUTSONVILLE. FLOODING WILL AFFECT
SOME LOCAL AND STATE ROADS...LOW AGRICULTURAL LAND AND SOME RIVER
PARKS.

SAFETY MESSAGE...MOTORISTS SHOULD NEVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATER. TURN
AROUND AND GO ANOTHER WAY. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM FLOODED AREAS.
RECREATIONAL AND AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO
CHANGING RIVER CONDITIONS.

FOR DETAILED FLOOD INFORMATION GO TO WEATHER.GOV/IND ON THE WEB.
FROM THE BLUE MENU BAR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE...CLICK ON RIVERS
AND LAKES.

Annie said...

MA, you are so funny. I am with you on the DST--I don't like waking up in the dark, and I never quite get used to the extended light in the summertime. I miss the old days! :)

I'm not usually a fan of big storms, but maybe Sunday's or Tuesday's will throw me into labor!! :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Here is what I'M looking at for the storms Sunday.....
--------------------
I think rain will start in later on tonight and will become more heavy as we head into Sunday morning. Along with maybe a few thunder rumbles. The stronger storms will work through Sunday afternoon with some Gusty winds possible as I currently have winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph some could be higher in storm.

Here is what I think will be the main threats currently.
--------------------
We could see some small hail in storms.

Winds will be GUSTY at times to 35 and maybe higher in storms.

Tornadoes cannot be ruled out this is Indiana. But for now we will keep them around 5% chance. And never let your guard dawn!!!!!

Maybe some low land flooding in areas with this batch of rain and storms.

We are expected to be at flood stage 11.8 ft around the 10th or Tuesday if you will. and crest at 12.04 ft late Tuesday evening.
---------------------------------

I'M looking for rainfall for the Lafayette and Remington areas to be between a half inch to an inch possible. Rainfall could be higher in storms as one of my models are showing closer to that two inch mark.

I have to go get a few things done before the rain comes tonight into tomorrow! I'll check back with all Bloggers here soon..........

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Annie! I thought maybe you had had that baby by now! For sure, GF one of these low pressure systems will bring it on!

Talk about being on the edge! Around noon today i had a temp of 65* or so with a strong south wind...now it is down to 51* with a cold wind from the north! We have lucked out so far with the heavy rains. Rainfall of 3.42 has fallen in western IL.

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

The good news now is I dont see any watch or warning boxes for that area north and west of us, other than flood of course.

MA

Anonymous said...

Temp is 72.9 degree in Lafayette>Sun is shining!!! Not Good!

Anonymous said...

looks like a line of storms is trying to form in Illinois.

Anonymous said...

Lafayette broke a record today. Old record 72 currently around 73/74.

Anonymous said...

getting close, dark in Laf. I thinke strong storms between 8-9 tonight, well maybe after 10 LOL we dont know

Anonymous said...

Very timely:

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ALLSOPP

SINCE THE NWS DID NOT SPECIFY THE SPECIFIC COUNTIES FOR WHICH THIS BULLETIN WAS INTENDED, WE HAVE RESTRICTED IT TO ALL COUNTIES FOR WHICH THE ISSUING WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE. INCLUDING:

IN ILLINOIS: BOONE, COOK, DEKALB, DUPAGE, FORD, GRUNDY, IROQUOIS, KANE, KANKAKEE, KENDALL, LA SALLE, LAKE, LEE, LIVINGSTON, MCHENRY, OGLE, WILL, WINNEBAGO. IN INDIANA: BENTON, JASPER, LA PORTE, LAKE, NEWTON, PORTER.

Anonymous said...

Yep I see a line forming in Central/Western IL moving this way. Drat...

talked to a cousin in Crown Point where the temp is at 38*!!

MA

Anonymous said...

Maryann, looks like the line of stroms will hit your area, not bad at this time, as you know, looks like the storms are now are moving from NS and not NE as early this morning
I dont know about weather, just check out the radars you all post.

And thank you for them

Anonymous said...

Justin! I dont understand the radars! Are these storms moving WNS? looks like all is moveing our way

Anonymous said...

"Temp is 72.9 degree in Lafayette sun is shining!!not good" You people have got to be some of the most depressing people around.We've been couped up all winter,get a beautiful day,sun is shining,birds are singing ,flowers are popping up after along winter,its a day only the lord could give us,and all you want to talk about is rain and storms.It is almost spring and this is Indiana!You have about as much control over that as you did your freakin snow storms or lack of.Enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

Sunshine is WONDERFUL! but not with the storm systems that are moving in. Sun adds fule to possible severe storms. Most of us want to know what could be heading our way. Not depressed just ready for what nature throw on us.

Could be bad, in your case good.

Anonymous said...

Nasty!!!!

Overnight showers and thunderstorms will move into central Indiana. Heavy rain is likely as well as strong winds inside thunderstorms. Sunday, the chance for showers and thunderstorms sticks around, and a few storms could become strong to severe. The entire state is under a "slight" risk for severe weather. We could see hail, strong damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes

Anonymous said...

WOW...the sunshine and warm temps brought out some anger in ANON who posted at 4:14!!

Line of showers/storms is filling in quickly now and moving ever closer.

To the one(s) who dont know how to read radar, usually the "line" of storms moves from west to east (can be from SW to NE or NW to SE or W to E) while the individual storms move to the E or NE. When a front is coming in the cooler/drier air pushes the warm sector to the east moving storms ahead of the front. wow...hope that makes sense. correct me, anyone, if I have not said that correctly!

It is getting darker here. Me thinks it is about to rain!

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

There is thunder/lightning and rain in Remington!

MA

Anonymous said...

Its fuel.and i'll also be prepared.but explain to me what are you going to change with this approaching storm,by talking about it.Why should I waste time and energy on something that I have absolutely no control over.Oh it just started to thunder.When it rains I'll come inside,when it gets chilly I'll put on a coat,when it gets cold out I'll put on a bigger coat,when the sunshines I'll bask in it and enjoy it.My mom taught me that,Thank God for her common sense.

Anonymous said...

Its fuel.and i'll also be prepared.but explain to me what are you going to change with this approaching storm,by talking about it.Why should I waste time and energy on something that I have absolutely no control over.Oh it just started to thunder.When it rains I'll come inside,when it gets chilly I'll put on a coat,when it gets cold out I'll put on a bigger coat,when the sunshines I'll bask in it and enjoy it.My mom taught me that,Thank God for her common sense.

Anonymous said...

apologize for double post

Anonymous said...

Hey Mary Anne getting dark in Lafayette. No rain at this time. I was enjoying the sun and reading a book "The Messenger", now is dark and I have to turn on the reading lights to finish:(

Many bloggers should read the book.

Messenger

Lois Lowry..

Might make all the naysayers think!

Anonymous said...

Ma in Rem you need to reread the post on 4:14 they didnt sound angry to me.My take was they could'nt understand why all the doom and gloom about thunderstorms,when the sun was shining and Lafayette was setting a record.But I could be wrong myself.

Anonymous said...

RE: 4:14 post, the word "anger" was a bit strong and I totally apologize. When I get "into" wx mode I am fully loaded I guess and dont realize maybe some (most?) are not as gung-ho as some of us are! I am so sorry if I upset ANON and didnt mean harm.

Checking radars it looks pretty benign right now, although I see another line forming south of here in central IL which will move our way, meaning both here and Laf area over the next few hours. I have recorded .04 rain so far.

Take care, all!

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

And the Novel "Messenger, is for teens as well as adults.

Anonymous said...

Yes Mary Anne maybe some rain for the Lafayette area here before long the good news is currently I don't see anything severe and the lightning is starting to dir down.

Still maybe a few light rumbles.
The storms are moving at this time NE.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Also, some of us get nervous and scared over severe weather. It helps to talk about the weather, what is going on, and what we can expect. I know it brings me comfort during severe weather and I am thankful for this blog!

Anonymous said...

ahhh warm weather for another day
renee in laf

Anonymous said...

and a cold front on the way:(be safe all! Looks like Tues could be bad.

anon

Anonymous said...

Tuesday will be the worst day.

Dr. Forbes on the Weather Channel was on last night saying there could be a tornado outbreak with strong long-lived tornadoes on Tuesday.

Forecast models have been too different for several days to warrant a severe outlook for Tuesday, but the last few model runs have been consistent and, come tomorrow, we will likely be put in a severe weather risk area for Tuesday.

Tomorrow there will be isolated storms with some hail and wind threat, certainly something everyone should pay attention to. The flood threat is real too this week as the area could see several inches of rain tomorrow and several more inches of rain this week before more snow is on the way next weekend!

Tuesday could be dangerous so everyone should be prepared.

-Ven

Anonymous said...

I have some lightning and thunder here in Lafayette, I'M watching this one thunder cell start to move into my area. Nothing bad at this time but maybe some booms if your in the Lafayette area. Well, Tippecanoe CO, area.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Currently the cloud Tops are only at 350FT So maybe some good booms at time but still not severe!

Just a normal thunderstorm.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Just gave our dog, Dhugal, his "last out" for the evening... seeing some brilliant lightning flashes to the west and hearing the thunder start to roll, but no precip yet. That one little cell on the radar looks energetic.

Welcome, spring!

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights

Anonymous said...

I have a MOD Rain right now in the Lafayette area.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Pouring In Laf, a nice thunder boomer going on here

Teri

Anonymous said...

The rain just got here to the east side... lost the satellite signal briefly, then poured for a minute or two and is now slacking off to virtually nothing. Oh well, it'll damp the dust down.

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights