Flood Watch for Tippecanoe RiverMarch 15th, 2014 at 10:11 am by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Highs today will vary from low 40s in the north to near 60 in the south with around 50 in the Lafayette area.
Complex metamorphosis of rapidly-strengthening single storm system will occur over Kentucky & Tennessee tonight with clipper gelling with upper low from Desert Southwest & influx of Pacific moisture. Also, baroclinically-induced low-level jet will pump low-level moisture northward, resulting in a blossoming of precipitation south of our area.
A few snow showers/flurries are possible Sunday-Monday here, but it will not be a big deal. The main snow & wintry mix will occur well south & southeast of our area. It will be windy Sunday-Monday. Gusts Sunday may reach 40 mph from the north & northwest.
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS TIPPECANOE RIVER IN INDIANA... TIPPECANOE RIVER AT NORWAY DAM AFFECTING CARROLL AND WHITE COUNTIES RECENT SNOWMELT MAY CAUSE FLOODING DOWN STREAM OF THE NORWAY DAM. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... .LOWLAND FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE TIPECANOE RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF NORWAY DAM IN CARROLL AND WHITE COUNTIES. HIGH WATER FROM THE NORWAY DAM MAY AFFECT LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER. RECENT SNOWMELT MAY CAUSE FLOODING DOWNSTREAM OF THE NORWAY DAM. A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS...WEATHER.GOV/IWX UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS... RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR THE TIPPECANOE RIVER AT NORWAY DAM. * FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 8 AM SATURDAY THE FLOW WAS 9640 CFS AND RISING. * FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. * FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET. * FLOOD FLOW IS 13000 CFS. * FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED DURING THE WATCH PERIOD. ________________________________________________________________________________
Wow the birds are active this morning! It truly sounds like spring! Just walking out briefly I heard all of these birds!