LABOR DAY WEATHER HISTORY:
It was one wet August over much of the viewing area. There were a few local exceptions, but by & large totals were above to much-above normal for the month.
Parts of Newton, Jasper, White, Pulaski & Tippecanoe had one of, if not, the wettest August since 1895.
At West Lafayette, August 2014 will go down as the 4th wettest since 1887 in the Purdue/Purdue Ag Farm data set (in process of archiving the records back to 1879):
The heaviest totals, per Doppler radar, ran across northeastern Jasper to Pulaski County & then in a couple of bands from southeastern Jasper, across White County. Yet two other areas of very heavy rainfall appear to have occurred in north-central Benton & northeastern Tippecanoe counties. These areas appear to have picked up over 10″ of rainfall for the month.
Below are measured rainfall totals for the month per NWS COOP, AWOS/ASOS, Mesonet, CoCoRaHs & WLFI stations.
A few showers/storms may pop at any point during Monday as outflow boundary from tonight severe event to our west passes, but coverage will tend to run 20-30%.
However, a squall line may affect us in the evening. It may train some & with some lingering rain/thunder behind it into the overnight-early Tuesday morning, it is possible that a few locations may see +2″ of rainfall. As usual, rainfall amounts will vary in the area, however, from 0.60″ to +2″.
Friday-Sunday morning 4.40″ of rainfall fell in Kentland & 5.00″ fell in parts of Benton County.
This said, given the wet August anyway & the t’storms on the way, the potential exists for some flash flooding Monday evening-night.
Scattered severe wind gusts are also possible with it & perhaps a bit of large hail.
With better wind fields aloft, these storms look more organized & longer-lived than the pulsey storms with isolated severe weather as of late.