TodayMay 2nd, 2013 at 3:29 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
We just hit 81.3 as of 3:30 p.m. at WLFI. A few showers/t’storms are just now popping in Newton County. Severe T’Storm Warning in effect for Champaign County with gusts to 60 mph & 1″ hail possible. Measured gust of 58 mph with pea hail reported west of Champaign.
A few more of these will pop today in our area west of that Winamac to Camden to Frankfort to Lebnon line with thermomdynamics supporting this isolated severe wind/hail threat. Any severe storm would behave in a pulse way where it briefly pulses up, belches out its wind &/or hail, then diminishes. This is very typical of storms driven by largely thermodynamics, not dynamics & thermodynamics in tandem.