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Check Out Neat Image of Lake Breeze on Precision 18 Radar

July 10th, 2013 at 4:47 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Check out the lake breeze (& its popped a little shower!).  North of the lake breeze it is 77 at Lowell, but it is 85 at Morocco.  Breeze will grow more diffuse with time, but it may cool you off into the 70s in northern Newton/Jasper & pop a shower or two.  No lightning is currently showing up in that shower in northern Jasper.

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Update

July 10th, 2013 at 11:00 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.:  EXTENSIVE DAMAGE ON THE WEST SIDE OF PERU…………….LOOKING AT CHOPPER VIDEO NOW & IT IS A 1-2 MILE-WIDE AREA OF 70-105 MPH WINDS 9FROM VIDEO RIGHT NOW). 

JUST FROM 2 MINUTES OF CHOPPER FOOTAGE, LOOKS LIKE A MACROBURST (TREES, LIMBS FAN OUTWARD FROM CENTRAL POINT) WITH WINDS AS HIGH AS 105 MPH, BUT NWS WILL HAVE THE FINAL CALL. 

THEY WILL BE ON THE GROUND TO DO SURVEY & THEY CAN TELL YOU MORE THAN I CAN FROM JUST VIEWING AERIAL FOOTAGE FOR A BIT.

 SOMETIMES MACRO/MICROBURSTS CAN PRODUCE HORIZONTAL WIND ROLLS OUTWARD FROM IT THAT INTENSIFY DAMAGE & MAKE IT LOOK ALMOST TORNADO-LIKE.

WE’LL SEE, AS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN AN EMBEDDED GUSTNADO AT THE FRONT OF THE STORM OR A BRIEF TORNADO TRACK THAT CURRENTLY CANNOT BE VIEWED BY AERIAL FOOTAGE OR WASN’T SEEN BY WEATHER RADAR, AS IT WAS JUST SECONDS.

 

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WEST SIDE OF PERU DAMAGE:

Carol Cohee, Mike Applegate pics:

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UPDATE 1:58 P.M.:  Any sporadic severe wind/hail threat is over.  Rain is exiting from west to east pretty rapidly & the afternoon should improve with clearing & gradual decrease in the humidity.

Flash Flood Warning in effect for eastern White, northeast Carroll all of Cass & most of Miami County  as torrential rainfall has led to street & roadway flooding with ditches & creeks rising quickly.  Ponding is occurring in fields.

Carroll County flood warning is until 8 p.m., while White, Cass, Miami flood warning is until 3:45 p.m.

If you have ANY pics of ANY storm damage, I would greatly appreciate them!  You can use the ReportIt! tab on our website or send them directly to me at chad.evans@wlfi.com

Thank you all so much for your timely, accurate & valuable storm reports today!  -Chad

STORM REPORTS:

Trees & powerlines down in narrow swath from Walton to Onward

Large limb down at Co. Road 850 E & Route 28 5 miles Southwest of West Point

Part of roof blown off Kroger Grocery Store on West Side of Peru

Structural damage on the westside of Peru with trees & powerlines down

M60 mph  Peru

M56 mph  Grissom Air Reserve Base ASOS

M54 mph  4 SE Fowler

M52 mph  5 S West Point

M51 mph  2 W West Lafayette

M51 mph Cass County Airport AWOS

E50 mph  Remington

M50 mph Burlington

M49 mph West of Frankfort

M45 mph  Clinton Prairie High School

M41 mph  Attica

E40 mph  West of Odell

M40 mph  Purdue University Airport ASOS

M38 mph  3 NW Michigantown

Trees Down In Flora with Damage to Corn.  Corn Breakage Observed.

Tree Down On the Northside of Lafayette

Large branches down in Lafayette

Trees Down in Colfax, Rossville & Mulberry areas

Trees Down in Mexico & Peru

Limbs Down in Logansport

UPDATE 1:43 P.M.: BACK EDGE OF ANY RAIN NOW EAST OF U.S.41.  SKIES CLEARING RAPIDLY IN EASTERN ILLINOIS & FAR WESTERN PART OF VIEWING AREA.

Trees reportedly down Mulberry, Rossville & Colfax areas per Corby of Clinton County Highway.  Gusts 45-60 mph still possible Logansport, Peru to Kokomo.

UPDATE 1:26 P.M.: BACK EDGE OF ANY RAIN NEARING U.S. 41 NEAR THE STATE LINE.

Carroll, Cass, Howard, Clinton, Miami now have Severe T’Storm Warning per NWS Indianapolis & Northern Indiana offices.  Gusts up to 60 mph & penny to quarter size hail possible.

Intense storms run from Monticello & near Delphi to Logansport & Peru, headed for Kokomo as they bend southeastward.

UPDATE 1:24 P.M.:  NWS Northern Indiana has issued Severe T’Storm Warning for central Miami County until 2:15 p.m.  Gust to 60 mph & penny hail possible.

UPDATE 1:14 P.M.:  Intense storms Monticello through Delphi to Flora & Burlington, moving into Kokomo, Logansport & Peru shortly.  Very sporadic 45-60 mph gusts are still possible with locally-heavy, torrential rainfall.  Some limbs & even trees may come down in these areas, including Peru, Logansport, Kokomo.  Any severe potential over west of U.S. 421.

It is still breezy to windy just behind MCS in places with gusts of 25-35 mph at times.

UPDATE 1:08 P.M.:  MCS is pulling through with clearing skies in our northwestern counties.

Tippecanoe Severe T’Storm Warning cancelled.

Monticello, Delphi to Burlington gusts 45-60 mph possible.

108 households without power in Tippecanoe County, according to Duke Energy.

STORM REPORTS:

M54 mph  4 SE Fowler

M52 mph  5 S West Point

M51 mph  2 W West Lafayette

E50 mph  Remington

M49 mph West of Frankfort

M45 mph  Clinton Prairie High School

M41 mph  Attica

E40 mph  West of Odell

M38 mph  3 NW Michigantown

Tree Down On the Northside of Lafayette

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UPDATE 12:48 P.M.:  Severe T’Storm Warning for Tippecanoe County issued by NWS Indianapolis until 1:15 p.m. for some 60 mph gusts.

Gust estimated at 40 mph west of Odell & measured gust to 52 mph 5 miles south of West Point.  Gust here at West Lafayette 51 mph.  Measured gust to 54 mph southeast of Fowler with winds sustained briefly at 38 mph.

Gust measured to 45 mph at Clinton Prairie High School with sustained winds at 32 mph.

UPDATE 12:40 P.M.:  Sporadic, haphazard gusts 45-60 mph possible Tippecanoe, White, Carroll counties.  Measured gust to 51 mph at 12:37 p.m. at station.

Measured gust 5 miles south of West Point to 52 mph at 12:23 p.m. with several gusts of 50-52 mph 12:21-12:33 p.m.

Torrential rainfall is accompanying the storms.

Back edge of the rain at I-57 in eastern Illinois to Morocco to Rensselaer to Winamac & moving east.  Conditions will improve this afternoon, but not before we deal with the MCS.

UPDATE 12:28 P.M.:  Gust measured at to 46 mph at 12:31 p.m. from storm at station.  MCS is moving SLOWLY!  It is also expanding north, though individual storm movement is southeast.

Gust 52 mph measured about 5 miles southwest of West Point.

Again, sporadic, sudden strong to severe gusts are possible from the storms (& some hail, locally-heavy rainfall).

There are numerous reports of trees, tree limbs & powerlines down in Vermilion County, Illinois.

 

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UPDATE 11:49 A.M.:  Storms are moving slowly.  Will keep shower/storm potential to early afternoon, but will then exit with now back edge of rain at Lincoln & Bloomington, Illinois & approaching I-57.  In fact, skies are clearing just north of the Kankakee River to parts of central & north-central Illinois!  It is currently MOSTLY SUNNY at Chicago & Kankakee!

MCS is working southeast with more discrete cells from White to Pulaski counties & in far southeast Carroll to Clinton counties.

Sporadic strong to severe wind, some hail & locally-heavy rainfall threat continues.

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UPDATE 11:21 A.M.:  Warning cancelled for far northern Jasper.  Golfball hail reported at Route 2 & I-65, just north of the Kankakee River, per ISP.

Severe t’storm with 1″ hail & gusts to 60 mph is just barely skimming southwest Fountain County with Severe T’Storm Warning for Parke & Vermillion counties.

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UPDATE 11:01 A.M.:  Hail in that far, far northern Jasper storm may now be golfball-size.  Severe part looks to track right along the Kankakee River.  Another storm is popping just east of Rensselaer.

Otherwise, MCS (or large complex of showers/storms) is moving into area from Illinois & working east-southeast.

UPDATE 10:54 A.M.:  Severe T’Storm Warning now only for far northern Jasper & until 11:15 a.m. Eastern, 10:15 a.m. Central.  1″ hail & gust to 60 mph possible.

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UPDATE:  10:18 A.M.:  Severe T’Storm Warning northern Newton, northwest Jasper until 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Central for 1″ hail & gusts to 60 mph.

However, the worst of it will miss Newton County, but the far northern part of Jasper may get clipped by the severe part.

Complex of showers/storms is moving in.  Few sporadic severe gusts, some hail & locally-heavy rainfall is possible.  This will be out of here by afternoon.

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Cam’s Weather Vlog for 07/10/13

July 10th, 2013 at 10:55 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

WLFI Video Blog Entry July 10, 2013

Forecast Discussion:

It appears that the Storm Prediction Center of America has expanded the risk for Severe Weather and for good reason. Storms are beginning to pop ahead of the cold front and will continue to do so as it makes its way towards the Ohio Valley .Each county in the viewing area with the exception of Newton and Jasper will remain under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather until the front passes to our southeast during the early afternoon. The main threats from these storms will strong wind gusts in excess of 60 mph or more and damaging hail larger than an inch in diameter. Once these storms gain a little more organization, isolated rotation embedded within the line may not be out of the question. Obviously this is a situation that we will continue to monitor and keep you updated on as the day progresses.


Showers/Storms This Morning-Midday

July 10th, 2013 at 9:48 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

UPDATE 10:54 A.M.:  Severe T’Storm Warning now only for far northern Jasper & until 11:15 a.m. Eastern, 10:15 a.m. Central.  1″ hail & gust to 60 mph possible.

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UPDATE:  10:18 A.M.:  Severe T’Storm Warning northern Newton, northwest Jasper until 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Central for 1″ hail & gusts to 60 mph.

However, the worst of it will miss Newton County, but the far northern part of Jasper may get clipped by the severe part.

Complex of showers/storms is moving in.  Few sporadic severe gusts, some hail & locally-heavy rainfall is possible.  This will be out of here by afternoon.

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Steamy, Some Showers/Storms, Then Bit Cooler & Less Humid Weather

July 9th, 2013 at 10:03 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

It was a hot, humid day with heat indices as high as 104 degrees.  Even tonight, temperatures are still running 76-80 degrees as of 11 p.m.

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After a few spotty showers & t’storms this evening, we are fine now.  Most of the storms were in eastern Indiana & western Ohio this evening, where there were a few warnings & sporadic wind damage occurred on some cells, per SPC sotrm reports.

Numerous storms popping from Nebraska to Kansas & a few beginning to go Iowa & Missouri.  Storms will tend to congeal into an MCS or complex of showers/storms.  It will tend to migrate eastward & may affect the area late, late tonight-Wednesday morning.  A few sporadic strong to severe gusts are possible with it, with an isolated hailer or two.  Some locally-heavy rainfall is possible, given PWATs of 2″.  This means we can squeeze out a lot of water from any storm (given dew points around 75 degrees).

Any more showers/storms will exit & skies will turn partly cloudy by afternoon with wind going northwest, then north at 15-25 mph.  Lower humidity will gradually work in.  Dew points will run around 72 in the morning & fall to 62 by evening.  However, highs tomorrow will still run 85-90 degrees.

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Heat Index As High As 104° As of 3 p.m…………Relief Coming After Some Storms

July 9th, 2013 at 3:25 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Temperatures are as high as 92 as of 3 p.m. with heat indices up to 104.  Clouds & rain-cooled air are keeping it cooler Morocco-Winamac, but as the sun comes back out, it will heat up there quickly.  There is still quite of debri cloudiness from the complex of showers/storms from earlier from our far northern counties to Chicago & into Michigan.  New storms have tended to fire on the outflow boundary of the round of showers/storms from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Columbus, Ohio to Cincinnati, Ohio.  There have been some Severe T’Storm Warnings in central Ohio, specifically around metro Columbus.

Some storms are still possible this evening-tonight.  Triggers may be differential heating zone & diffuse outflow boundary laid up across the viewing area, all caused by earlier showers & storms swiping our north a bit.

Then, showers/storms will tend to fire & pass late tonight-tomorrow morning as cold front approaches.

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Relief is coming as much lower dew points & bit cooler air moves in for Thursday-Saturday.  Wednesday.  However, another surge of 90s will move back in Sunday-Tuesday with the potential of the hottest weather so far this season by Tuesday with highs of 92-96 & heat indices of 100-107.

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Update

July 9th, 2013 at 1:11 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

The southern end of a large, elongated complex of showers & storms is moving into/through our northern counties.

It is & will continue to produce some sporadic, strong to severe, damaging straight-line winds from Wisconsin to northern Indiana.

It appears this will move out this afternoon, we’ll get a break, then some new storms will form with time later today-tonight.  Sporadic,  damaging, severe gusts are possible, along with potential of hail in any storms are pretty discrete.  Locally-heavy rainfall is possible from any storm.

Then, a complex of showers/storms with sporadic severe gust potential, will pass late, late tonight-tomorrow morning.  Locally-heavy rainfall is possible from any storm.

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Cam’s Weather Vlog for 07/09/13

July 9th, 2013 at 12:52 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

WLFI Video Blog Entry July 09, 2013

Forecast Discussion:

As we’re caught in between lower pressure to our west and higher pressure to our east, the low level jet continues to supply the region with the hot and humid conditions we’ve dealt with for the past few days. Afternoon highs are expected to top out near 90° later today; once you add the humidity, it may feel as hot as 100°. With heat indices as high as they will be at times later today, it’s best to limit outdoor activity if at all possible. The low to our west will lift northeastward over the next 24 hours ushering in scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region throughout the morning and afternoon. Our best chance of rain will come from the cold front associated with our low; it will arrive later tonight. it’s likely that this front will generate a line of storms capable of producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and hail larger than an inch in diameter. We may see some lingering rainfall into tomorrow afternoon but a much drier air mass will begin to settle into the region with the arrival if a high pressure system following the passage of that cold front. Afternoon temperatures will fall to 80° by Friday afternoon with mainly sunny skies before our temperatures begin to bounce back. We’ll be right back in the low 90s again just in time to kick off the next work week.


Update

July 9th, 2013 at 10:34 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

A large complex of showers & storms is moving through Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa with some of the showers/t’showers now moving into the viewing area.

Current data suggests these showers/storms will pass through this morning-early afternoon, followed by a break with hot, humid conditions.  The heaviest of the rain/storms will pass north of the area, but we are getting some now & will get some more as this round passes through.

A few more storms are possible this evening-tonight, followed by perhaps a complex of showers & storms Wednesday morning.

A few strong to severe gusts could accompany some of these storms.

 


Update

July 8th, 2013 at 9:59 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

After a hot, humid day with a few spotty showers/storms, it is still warm & muggy tonight.  Spotty storms have been popping & moving southeast out of northern Illinois to Ohio.

A few storms are still possible in the viewing area through the overnight with lows only at 69-73.

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Scattered storms continue to evolve over Iowa, as well & model high-resolution guidance still suggests an MCS or complex of showers & storms developing.  This would tend to move southeastward & may effect us tomorrow morning-midday.  A few strong-severe gusts cannot be ruled out with this, should it develop.

HRRR model projection of radar, lightning & peak gusts tomorrow mid-morning is below.  As always, in these summer situations, timing of storms will be monitored.  Little tweaks in timing can mean a lot!

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After a lull with developing sun tomorrow afternoon with hot, humid conditions, a few more storms may pop tomorrow evening-night, followed by a potential MCS Wednesday morning to midday with a few strong to severe gusts possible.