UpdatesAugust 29th, 2014 at 5:09 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
A semi-organized line of gusty storms is moving north-northeast through the viewing area. It currently runs from Crawfordsville to the Kankakee River.
Isolated gusts to 50 mph are possible.
Jim in Kentland gusted to 35 mph with 2.50″ of rainfall since this afternoon.
Joel Vancel caught this shot of the storms coming into the Lafayette area:
Marble hail is likely near Dunn to near Free & south of Earl Park.
Will monitor to make sure hail size does not get larger.
Notice weather station near Demotte with a sustained southwest wind at 26 mph with t’storm.
Saw CoCoRaHs obsever east-northeast of Kentland reported 0.91″ in “20 minutes of very intense rain” & “strong gusty winds”.
I would be curious of any measured wind gust in that area. Jim, I think you have an anemometer. If you are on, any gust information would be great!
T’storms will tend to rapidly decrease in coverage after 10p
T’storms are moving north-northeastward & are tending to gelling into at least a broken line.
Locally-heavy rainfall, isolated wind/hail, lightning with a peak of 40% coverage will occur.
Outside of rainfall or rain-cooled air, it is very warm to hot & humid.
Scattered t’storms continue to develop & move north-northeast. Coverage will continue to increase & peak this evening at 40%. Isolated severe wind/hail threat is still in place & they may still gell up into a north/northeastward-moving line.
Pea hail was reported south of Morocco with a gust of 32 mph measured at Morocco with 0.57″ of rainfall from t’storm.
T’storm northeast of Kentland has 100% of hail with size maxing out at 0.75″. Brief, local gust to 45 mph possible, too.