August 29th, 2014 at 5:09 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

8:18 p.m.

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:



6:38 p.m.

Marble hail is likely near Dunn to near Free & south of Earl Park.

Will monitor to make sure hail size does not get larger.



6:10 p.m.

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



6 p.m.

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.



5:36 p.m.

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.



5:09 p.m.

T’storm northeast of Kentland has 100% of hail with size maxing out at 0.75″.  Brief, local gust to 45 mph possible, too.


24 Responses to “Updates”

  1. Teri says:

    WOW! Thank you Chad!

  2. Jim says:

    Chad Kentland has been hit twice. Rainfall 2.5 inches. Lighting thunder. Power off then on. No hail.

  3. purdue game look kinda wet right now

  4. Teri says:

    One heading towards Lafayette?

  5. Jim says:

    Wind gust max 35

  6. Bill in C'ville says:

    Winds only gusted to 16mph just west of C’ville.

  7. if it does this tomorrow very bad lighting well take more beers

  8. Bud says:

    The cell that just passed over look more impressive on radar than the resulting rainfall. Received .09 inches. A few rumbles of thunder and a few flashes. Wind gust of 17 MPH.

  9. Just got home from Fair Oaks Farmhouse Restaurant. Decided to take #231 rather than I-65. Holiday weekend and traffic is awful. Didn’t want to get into torrential rain on that. We got clear south of Rens before we ran into rain. We went under a dark frontal bank of clouds ahead of the rain. You could tell it was just pouring behind us (to the north). Got home…hoping for a shower…only sprinkles here! hard to believe Kentland got 2.50 inches of rain!!

    I have .03 inch rain in the gauge!

    MA in REM gust was to 21 mph

  10. Bud says:

    Mary Ann, surely Kentland is measuring their rainfall for the month in feet by now. We on the other hand in CM:)

  11. Bud says:

    Sorry MA, missed your e.

  12. if you see lighting tomorrow go inside

  13. Jim says:

    Mary Anne you get any of these storms or did they miss you?

  14. Totally missed me! I have .03 inch rain.

  15. Jim says:

    Really. Holy cow

  16. Autumn says:

    The Earl Park Fest is a huge mud pit!

  17. Teri says:

    I measured 0.07″ of rain from yesterday. Beautiful sunrise this morning.

  18. if we get sun stroms will get going easy so hope for no sun

  19. I hate this for the EP Fall Festival. It is such a good time for all. I have many friends there in campers. Drat….and forecast for more rain. :(

    A warm 73* here already with a dewy of 70* I have soup kitchen delivery this morning, not even looking forward to going outside!!

    MA in REM

  20. Jim says:

    Mary Anne. Going to be a mud pit down there all weekend . Earl Park used to be a lot of fun. Recently it’s been dying out less vendors that’s a shame.

  21. Jim says:

    Mary Anne looks like rain this pm and Monday. Earl Park will be a mud pit all weekend. Used to love going there. Recently less vendors a lot more drinking fools. Have ruined it a tad bit.

  22. Autumn says:

    We camp too, MA. I’ve never seen the entrances & parking lots look like this. Lotsa cars were getting stuck last night. Hoping it has a chance to dry a bit today.

  23. Oh Autumn…hate to hear those conditions. That committee works SO hard getting ready for the festival. I used to spend the weekend there. It was SOO much fun to walk around the campgrounds at night and visit, have a bite to eat, drink a beer, just have good clean fun. I hate to see that rain on the first night. Guess they wont have to water the track for the tractor pull (MY FAVE thing to see).

    Looks like a line of storms/rain forming right over our area again this afternoon. It also looks like they are training, going over the same area over and over. We could use a drink over this way :-)

    Talked with friends of ours who were in a separate party at Farmhouse Rest last night. It was a deluge there, could not see the parking lot from inside the bldg, and lightning hit, knocking out the computers…and ALL the orders messed up! Nobody knew who ordered what. And when we left the place was full. What a mess.

    MA in REM