How Much Earlier Than Normal Is This First Fall Occurrence of 36 Degrees?

September 19th, 2012 at 12:15 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

How abnormal is it to drop to 36 degrees by September 19? Well it is about 10-15 days earlier than normal, generally, in the viewing area.

Below is a map with the normal first occurrence of 36 the viewing area (& overall state) in the fall.

On These Dates In Local Weather History September 20 – October 29

September 19th, 2012 at 12:02 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

September 20, 1973

During the early morning hours of the 20th, a bow echo blasted through our northeastern & eastern counties.  The storms began as supercells in northern & northeast Illinois with hail over baseball size southwest of Chicago & quickly evolved into a bow with winds as high as 81 mph south of South Bend & winds to 65 mph Rochester to Peru to Marion.

September 20, 1855

Heavy rains of over 2” finally exited the area.  These occurred due to the remnants of the “Middle Gulf Shore Storm” (hurricane), which hit Louisiana & Mississippi hard (950 mb surface pressure measured at landfall), combined with a cold front, passed.

September 21, 1950

A tremendous, devastating hailstorm pummeled Logansport in the late afternoon.  Damage estimates amounted to $11 million (1950 dollars) as hailstones of 2” diameter (driven by strong winds) broke windows, damaged homes & buildings & broke out street lights.  It is considered one of the worst hailstorms on record for the city.  Other large, destructive hail, damaging winds & flooding occurred in Montgomery, Howard, Tipton & other parts of Cass County.

September 22, 1895

Near-record heat gripped the area.  September 18-22 reached into the lower to middle 90s across the viewing area, nearly equaling the great late season heat wave of late September 1891.  The low temperature was just 75 degrees on the morning of September 18, one of the warmest daily minimum temperatures ever recorded in September in West Lafayette & the latest occurrence of such a high low temperature on record.

September 23, 1995

All-time record low temperatures set for September across the viewing area.  The last time central & northern Indiana was this cold in September was September 29, 1839 & September 28 & 29, 1834.  Like in 1834, 1839 & 1995 had temperatures reach the mid to upper 80s in early & mid October after such an unusually-early killing freeze.  Crawfordsville dropped all the way to 23, Boswell 24, Perrysville & West Lafayette 25, Romney 26, Kokomo, Delphi & Tipton 27, Whitestown 28 & Winamac & Rochester 29.

September 24, 1866

September 1866 was very wet in the viewing area, especially in our southern counties.  7-11” fell for the month viewing area-wide & substantial flooding occurred in eastern Indiana & western Ohio mid-month that was some of the highest experienced up to the time.

September 25, 1942
Historic, record cold wave occurred across the viewing area with highs only in the 40s & the earliest snowfall/snow flurries ever recorded.  0.5″ of snow fell in the morning at Rensselaer with 0.1″ at Rochester & 1″ at Wheatfield.  Lows in the upper 20s occurred to end the month on several nights.  However, highs of 80-85 returned by September 30.

September 26, 1981

Trees & power lines were knocked down in Newton, Jasper, Benton, White & Pulaski counties by damaging straight-line winds as a squall line passed.

A viewer from White County sent me an email & explained that he was on a school bus headed home when this line hit.  He told me that it was a tremendous storm with the bus rocking from the wind & completely eveloped in dust off the surrounding plowed & unplowed soybean fields.  The bus had to sit at a standstill until the worst of the storm passed.

September 27, 1899

Unprecedented, record September cold snap blasted in.  The 1899 cold wave ranked up with 1834, 1942 & 1995 in terms of cold magnitude for so early in the season.  In fact, September 1899 still has the earliest date on record in which the temperature has dropped below 25 degrees at West Lafayette.  1899 also had the earliest autumn freeze on record at Indianapolis.  A low of 31 occurred just before midnight on September 26 & a morning low of 24 was recorded on the 27th with a high temperature of just 50 degrees on September 29.

Interestingly, in true Hoosier weather form, West Lafayette hit 80 on October 3 & highs of 87 on October 14 & 15th.  As a matter of fact, the high of 87 on the 14th is still the record high temperature for the date.  Only October 14, 1975 even came close with a high of 85.  87 was also reached in 1938 on the 15th to tie the 1899 record.

September 28, 1999

3 significant HP supercells produced a series of downbursts & brief tornadoes with golfball hail from Pine Village to Yeoman, Attica to Flora & Otterbein to Brookston to Fulton.  Heavy structural, tree & crop damage occurred sporadically in these 3 tracks.  Winds gusted to 103 mph near Montmorenci, while an F1 tornado with winds to 105 mph hit Buck Creek.  100 mph wind gust occurred near Fulton.  Damage to structures, powerlines & crops amounted to millions of dollars.

September 29, 1967

A strong fall cold front produced a line of t’storms which spun up a F2 tornado northwest of Wheatfield, in Newton County.  1 person was injured & damaged amounted to $25,000 (1967 dollars).

September 30


October 1, 1892

A hailstorm was reported on Purdue’s campus as storm along a surface cold front passed.  Over 1” of rainfall was also reported as the temperature fell from a high of 86 to the 50s during the evening.

October 2, 1917

1917 was the wettest October on record over a good chunk of the area.  The 10.91” that fell for the month, made it the wettest on record at Kokomo.  At Frankfort, the 9.07” is still the wettest October on record.  The wettest October at Crawfordsville occurred two years later in 1919 with 10.44”.

October 3, 1863

October 1863 ranked as one of the coldest Octobers of record in the Midwest.  Rensselaer reported numerous days in the 30s & 40s after October 20 with 2” of snowfall on October 23 & 0.5” on October 30.  Rensselaer also reported that the warmest temperature of the month was 75 on October 16th at 2 p.m.  Temperatures fell well into on the 25th & 31st at Rensselaer.

Snowfall was also reported at Lafayette on October 23 & 30, but the temperature reached 70 on November 13.  Rensselaer was 66 at 2 p.m. on November 13.

However, Arctic blast returned in late November with a 3-6” snowfall just before Thanksgiving.  Rensselaer recorded 5 at sunrise on November 30.

October 4, 1839

October 1839 remains as one of the warmest on record still for the Midwest.  Early Signal stations at St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, as well as private stations in Ohio indicate a very warm October.  Nearly half of the 31 days were in the 80s at St. Louis.  Oddly, record cold occurred in late September with widespread 20s to end September.  At Huntertown (north of Fort Wayne) Rapin Andrews recorded 21 to end September.  Most of the Corn Belt escaped a freeze in October.

It wasn’t until November 9 that another widespread hard freeze occurred with 20-26 at all stations at sunrise from Chicago to Cincinnati to Louisville & St. Louis.

Early records & journals continually indicate “smokey” conditions following the heat & drought of the summer & fall as prairie & forest fires swept the region.

October 5, 1897

Record heat in the area: High temperature reached 91 degrees at West Lafayette.  This record still stands today & only 1922 had a temperature close to it on this date with 89.

1897 was a hot, dry summer & fall, but really 1894 up to 1897 had a lot of drought, especially in the late summers & falls.

October 6, 1837

Widespread, significant rainfall occurred across the region as the remnants of a major hurricane (with landfall near Galveston, Texas) in early October.

October 7, 2012

Early- to mid-October usually brings the first light freeze of the season over the viewing area.

The average first date of 32 degrees occurs at Delphi & Kokomo on October 8.  October 9 usually brings the first light freeze to West Lafayette, while October 10-11 brings the first 32 to Fower, Attica, Whitestown & Frankfort.  Crawfordsville to Perrysville sees their first 32 normally around October 14.

October 8, 1841

Artist George Winter wrote that the Wabash was very low at Logansport with the bedrock bottom exposed.  He was sketching scenes of the Wabash country in Cass County at the time.

He was especially known for his work of painting & sketching portraits of our Native Miamis in the Logansport area in the 1830s & giving little tidbits about the weather at the time in his notes.  Addtionally, he also sketched & painted scenes of our native prairies, barrens & forests at the time from Fulton, Miami, Cass & Tippecanoe counties.

The very low Wabash was due to a very warm period with a series of extreme droughts in the 1838-1841 time frame from the southeastern United States to the Midwestern U.S.

October 9, 1906

The earliest snow on record fell in Lafayette.  The high temperature was a record-breaking minimum high of 39.  Other flakes flew at Rensselaer, Delphi, Winamac, Rochester & Logansport.  The high reached just 41 at Kokomo, Crawfordsville & Marion.  An unprecedented 2-7” of lake effect snow fell in Marshall & Fulton counties.  Plymouth received 6” of snowfall.

October 10, 1959

Severe t’storms produced straight-line winds of up to 81 mph in Tippecanoe County.

October 11, 1906

A highly-unusual intense cold snap occurred in early 1906.  On this date, the temperature dropped to 20 degrees at West Lafayette.  The all-time record low temperatures was set in 1925 with 18, however this occurred late in the month on the 30th.

The early hard, hard freeze put the kibosh on much fall color as many of the leaves withered & turned brown in the frosty cold.  Plymouth dropped to an eye-opening 16.

Kokomo dropped to 22, while Crawfordsville & Marion bottomed out at 23, Whitestown had 19.

Very oddly, the temperatures would not get that cold again until early December & readings were up to 80 again by the 16th.

October 12, 1901

After the extreme drought & heat of 1901, the wettest 24 hours on record for October occurred over parts of the viewing area.  3.92” of rain fell at West Lafayette, 3.87” Kokomo, 3.81” Marion, 3.65” Rensselaer, 3.57” Crawfordsville & 2.27” Whitestown.

October 13, 1840

In northern Newton/Jasper counties a severe t’storm & a tornado was observed at a remnant Pottawattomie village.  “The sun rose clear, but was soon obscured by scudding clouds, which betokened rain,” according to a hunter on the Kankakee marsh at the village.

By afternoon, ”the sky had become more & more threatening during the time passed in the hut, & the wind was rising”.  The tornado was said to have “roared & bellowed like ten thousand maddened bulls.  It was something terrific.”  It was said to be “a great yellow, curvetting cloud……rolling down the heavens.”  Many trees “were snapped ………[sounding] like heavy artillery”.  “Wilder & wilder raged the tempest.  The driving rain came down in blinding sheets.  A flood of water rushed through the wigwam a foot deep.”

“Log poles were bent like reeds” & the Pottawattomies tried with tremendous exertion & a flurry of activity to prevent their huts from being toppled.  After the storm, “nature seems to smile [with the sun] from the wreck & desolation everywhere visible.”

October 14, 1987

October 1987 was very chilly, gloomy & wet.  From October 21-30 (at West Lafayette), we did not rise above 58 degrees & only 9 of the 31 days of the month did not have overnight lows in the 20s & 30s.  Only 3 days during the month reached above 70 & never got above 72.  It was largely gray & overcast for the latter half of the month with many days in the 40s.

Rainfall was above-average, but not excessively so.  Light rains & drizzly days lingered on.  Some places reported drizzle/light rain on half of the days during the month.

October 15, 1871

“In October strong winds prevailed.  The summer was very dry, and unusual fires raged along the marsh and in the islands of timber……….The October fires of 1871 ………..will long be remembered.  Although a very dry season and many wells failed and cattle suffered severely from thirst, yet the corn crop was good.”   The History of Cass County states, “according to records kept by old residents, the severest drought Cass County has experienced was in the summer and fall of 1871, the year of the great Chicago fire.  It was also very warm, with an early spring.  Cherry trees were in blossom on April 9th.

October 16, 1892

The morning low at West Lafayette was just 64, one of the warmest readings so late in the season.  The high temperature was 80, however, 6 degrees from the record of 86 set in 1963.  Only October 16, 1879 was as warm as this morning with low at 64 in Lafayette.

October 17, 1828

Fall-winter 1828-1829 was “unusually dry”.  So dry was it that steamboats could not navigate the Wabash & ship goods to merchants in Lafayette & Delphi.  They were instead shipped by wagons from the Ohio River “very much to the injury of the merchants & disappointment of the people.”  This contrasted with the major floods of spring & summer after a very mild winter in 1827-28.

October 18, 1996

The viewing area continued to clean up after a severe weather outbreak on October 17, 1996

A QLCS with three embedded supercells produced several intense microbursts & macrobursts.  10 homes were heavily damaged near Newport.  5 homes were damaged near New Market & Mace in Montgomery County.  One home was moved 1/2 foot off its foundation & structural damage occurred to a factory.  Wind damage was reported in Crawfordsville to near Manson in Clinton County from a narrow swath of straight-line winds north of the microburst & macroburst.

A macroburst occurred near Logansport & injured 3 people via flying debris driven by an estimated 90 mph wind gust.  Several homes & businesses were damaged in Logansport & the roof was blown off a church.  The worst damage was around the church.  There, wind gust likely peaked at 95 mph.  It would take such a gust to totally remove the roof from the church.

No hail or tornadoes were produced.  Less than two weeks later, another damaging severe outbreak would strike.

October 19, 1883

There were two comets that astronomers observed in 1883, Brooks-Swift and Pons-Brooks, and the paper notes that either one could be responsible for unleashing the debris swarm that supposedly buzzed Earth. Had the path of the comet changed ever so slightly, the scientists say, “we would have had 3,275 Tunguska events in two days, probably an extinction event.” Tunguska was a humongous explosion in Siberia in 1908 that was probably caused by an asteroid impact; the detonation was so powerful that people 40 miles away felt like they were burning.

October 20, 2012

Average growing season length varies from 155-185 days in the viewing area.  Morocco to Fowler has an average length of 160 days, while most of the viewing area has a 165-175 day length growing season.  In southern Fountain, Montgomery & Boone counties, the growing season length is, on average, the longest (at upwards of 185 days).

October 21, 2012

The average first occurrence of 28 degrees is around October 18 Morocco & Rensselaer, October 19 at Fowler, October 20 at Kokomo, October 21 at West Lafayette.  At Delphi, it is October 22, Frankfort & Whitestown October 23, Crawfordsville October 28.  Lake Michigan influence make October 30 the average first 28-degree temperature at Rochester & Winamac.

October 22, 1883

Mount Mount Krakatoa, near Sumatra, had of the most significant volcanic eruption events in modern history, killing at least 40,000 people in late August 1883.  Spewing tons of material into the lower atmosphere, this led to a global cool-down for months & the effects were certainly felt here.  The worldwide temperature dropped 1.2 degrees Celsius.

According to Robert McNamara of Krakatoa Volcano Eruption 1883 Was a Worldwide Weather & Media Event:

“The sound of the massive volcanic eruption traveled enormous distances across the ocean. At the British outpost on Diego Garcia, an island in the Indian Ocean more than 2,000 miles from Krakatoa, the sound was clearly heard. People in Australia also reported hearing the explosion. It is possible that Krakatoa created one of the loudest sounds ever generated on earth, rivaled only by the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815.

Pieces of pumice were light enough to float, and weeks after the eruption large pieces began drifting in with the tides along the coast of Madagascar, an island off the east coast of Africa. Some of the large pieces of volcanic rock had animal and human skeletons embedded in them. They were grisly relics of Krakatoa.

American newspaper articles in late 1883 and early 1884 speculated on the cause of the widespread phenomenon of “blood red” sunsets. But scientists today know that dust from Krakatoa blown into the high atmosphere was the cause.

The Krakatoa eruption, massive as it was, was actually not the largest volcanic eruption of the 19th century. That distinction would belong to the eruption of Mount Tambora in April 1815.”

This eruption brought a horrendous winter of snow & cold in 1883-84 with a reading of -30 in the viewing area during the winter.  Late fall 1883 was snowy & the winter long & rough.

October 22, 1869

October 1869 was incredibly cold with lows well down into the teens late month.  Snow also fell with a snowstorm on this date that dumped 6″ on Logansport & Lafayette.  1869 is generally regarded as the coldest October on record in the viewing area.

October 23, 1856

Tornadoes reported in Fountain & Boone counties.  In Fountain County, “The damage on the West Plains & Shawnee Prairie has doubtless been very great.  Such a tornado has not been before experienced on the Wabash within the memory of the ‘oldest inhabitant’”.  The other damaging tornado at Thorntown, Boone County: “……down on the principle streets, while fences & stables were damaged in every part of town.”

A tornado also hit the central Illinois town of Littleton, as well, with “nearly every house in the place entirely destroyed.”  There, the all-brick Methodist church was “torn down to the foundation.”  Deaths & injuries were  reported in Illinois, but no record of such in Fountain & Boone counties has been recovered.

October 24, 2001

A squall line of severe t’storms produced widespread straight-line wind damage & one tornado in the viewing area (F0 near Pine Village).  Structural damage was reported across Benton County & a television & radio tower were toppled near Chalmers.  Damage to grain elevators occurred southeast of Tipton.

October 25, 1805

An early-season heavy snowfall struck central & northern Indiana.  At the White River Mission, a fort on the White River in Madison County, a diary mentioned that “it began to snow hard” on the afternoon of the 25th.  It also stated “the Indians were frightened on account of it.  They said they had never seen the like, this time of year, in this place….”  By the morning of the 26th, the entry read, “it looks as it does in mid-winter.” Fort Wayne reported 12” of snowfall.

October 26, 2010

Narrow squall line, known as a QLCS, raced through the viewing area in the morning.  Winds gusted to 80 mph in northern Jasper County & an EF0 tornado occurred in Howard County.  An industrial ag building under construction was unroofed at Crawfordsville & a radio tower was toppled northeast of Frankfort.

October 27, 1844

Clean-up continued from a round of storms on October 26.  Trees & fences were reportedly downed in Tippecanoe & Cass counties.

A damaging tornado with injuries & deaths occurred at Kansas City on the 25th & at 9 p.m. on the 25th, a large tornado destroyed homes near Westport, Missouri (near St. Louis) with deaths & injuries.  It was reported to be near ¼ mile wide & on the ground for at least 8 miles.

This was apart of the famous Lower Lakes Storm that “swept the lakes clean of sail” with hurricane force winds.  The barometric pressure with this storm system dropped to 977 mb in southern Ontario.

October 28, 1860

Ample rainfall in September was followed by killing frosts & freezes in mid-October.  Curing the prairie grass, massive fires occurred in the dry, dry late October of 1860.

Judge Hall described the blazes on the remaining prairie west of Oxford at this time: “…….goes straight forward with a velocity proportioned to the force of the wind, widening as it goes, but the center keeping ahead; it spreads sideways, but burning laterally, it makes by comparatively slow progress; & if the wind is moderate & steady, the spreading fire is not difficult to manage, but if the wind veers a point or two, first one way & then the other, it sends this fire beyond control.  The head fire in dry grass & a head wind is a fearful thing & pretty sure to have its own way unless there is some defensive point to meet it.”  Benton County was referred to as Mas-kot-ia by Native people or “the place of fire”.

October 29, 1996

A QLCS with small LEWPs within it passed through the WLFI viewing area 7:50-10 p.m. on October 29, 1996.

Widespread straight-line wind damage was reported countywide in Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Fulton, Benton, White, Fountain & Tipton counties with damage in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Numerous trees, tree limbs, powerlines & power poles were downed by the winds & literally hundreds of farm buildings sustained damage area-wide.

A home’s roof was heavily damaged in Crawfordsville, trees fell atop a camper at Concord (Tippecanoe County), hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted at Newtown.  Rensselaer, Monticello, Rochester, Crawfordsville, Russiaville, Lebanon & Windfall all reported significant damage to the communities” trees with numerous homes reporting roof damage.  Grain augers were overturned by the winds at Lebanon.

Going Colder For Tonight, But Increasing Tomorrow’s Numbers

September 18th, 2012 at 10:05 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Some areas have already dropped to 40 as of 10:15 p.m., so lows of 32-37 seem more reasonable than 35-38.  Patchy frost is likely with warmer temperatures near 69 with breezy conditions & sunshine tomorrow.

Coolest Night Since April 27!

September 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

We only dropped to 39 in May 2012.  Tonight, as we drop to 37, we will reach the lowest level since April 27 when we dropped to 32.

Patches of frost are possible, mainly in rural areas & areas outside city limits.

Few Spotty Showers

September 18th, 2012 at 2:18 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Cold air aloft is bubbling up the cumulus with a few spotty showers, mainly in our northeastern counties (there is lake effect influence, too).

Any shower coverage will run 15-20% & any showers look pretty brief.

First Frost & Freeze (& Average Growing Season) Data for the Viewing Area

September 18th, 2012 at 1:27 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Late September to early-October usually brings the first light patchy frost of the season (36 degrees) over the viewing area.

The average first date of 36 degrees occurs at Morocco September 28.  September 28-30 usually brings the first 36 to Rensselaer, Monticello, Delphi, West Lafayette, Fowler.  It averages out to October 1-2 at Attica & Pence, while October 5-6 brings the first 36 to Covington, Perrysville, Crawfordsville, Frankfort & Whitestown.  At Logansport, Winamac, Rochester & Peru, the first 36 is usually around October 7.

Early- to mid-October usually brings the first light freeze of the season (32 degrees) over the viewing area.

The average first date of 32 degrees occurs at Delphi & Kokomo on October 8.  October 9 usually brings the first light freeze to West Lafayette, while October 10-11 brings the first 32 to Fower, Attica, Whitestown & Frankfort.  Crawfordsville to Perrysville sees their first 32 normally around October 14.

Average growing season length varies from 155-185 days in the viewing area. 

Morocco to Fowler has an average length of 160 days, while most of the viewing area has a 165-175 day length growing season.  In southern Fountain, Montgomery & Boone counties, the growing season length is, on average, the longest (at upwards of 185 days).

The average first occurrence of 28 degrees is usually mid to late October in the viewing area.

The first 28 is usually around October 18 Morocco & Rensselaer, October 19 at Fowler, October 20 at Kokomo, October 21 at West Lafayette.  At Delphi, it is October 22, Frankfort & Whitestown October 23, Crawfordsville October 28.  Lake Michigan influence make October 30 the average first 28-degree temperature at Rochester & Winamac.


Spotty Showers, Now Main Band of Showers & Few T’Storms Approaching Just Ahead of Strong Cold Front

September 17th, 2012 at 10:34 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Special hello to everyone in Remington, as I spoke with the boy scouts up there this evening!  I really enjoyed the evening!

Special thanks to all those who made Saturday Walk with the Wolves successful at Wolf Park in Battle Ground.  I had a great time being apart of it!

Spotty showers continue in the area, but the main band of showers & a few t’storms is just ahead of the strong cold front in Illinois.

This band will pass through during the overnight.

There may be a lingering shower in the morning, otherwise, count on skies becoming partly cloudy then some spotty showers popping in the afternoon with strong northwest winds up to 30 mph & highs only in the 60s.

Luck gets first career win

September 16th, 2012 at 10:23 pm by under Sports 18

Andrew Luck picked up his first career win with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday when they beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-20.

I just want to say that I did call the Colts win in my post last Sunday!

I really believed Luck would bounce back against the Vikings. He completed 20-31 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The big stat is that he didn’turn the ball over! Luck had his moments where he still looks like a rookie and he will have plenty more times looking like a rookie the rest of the season. But I was happy to see the improvement. However, the Vikings defense compared to the Bears defense is vastly different.

I was very impressed by the play of wide receiver Donnie Avery. Many have said that he is bust but I think for at least one game, Avery showed his critics he can still play. The Colts need him to be a reliable target because Austin Collie might not see the field for awhile.

I thought the Colts defense bounced back well too after allowing the Bears to walk up and down the field on them in week one. The Colts held Adrian Peterson to just 60 yards rushing on 16 carries. Also, they sacked Christian Ponder four times and made a forced him into a fumble. Now, the negative part for the defense is they let the Vikings rally back and tie the game up at 20-20 late in the fourth quarter. That can’t happen but also the offense should have helped put the game away. Cory Redding really stood out for me! Great pick up by the Colts!

How clutch is Adam Vinatieri? I mean the guy is a future hall-of-famer!

The Colts improve to 1-1 on the season and I believe they will get the win over Jacksonville next week. It would be something to see the Colts be 2-1 entering the bye week.

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Wildfire Smoke This Evening

September 16th, 2012 at 7:59 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Wildfire smoke from Pacific Northwest fires is moving into the area this evening up in the atmosphere.  Smoke extends all the way back through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska & the Dakotas.

This will bring a smokey sunset of golds, oranges & grays with the thick smoke reacting with sunlight.

It was a beautiful early fall day with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 after crisp morning lows in the upper 40s.


COVINGTON    81/48



MOROCCO    79/47

KOKOMO    79/47

ROCHESTER    79/47


WINAMAC    79/46

WLFI-TV    79/47



ATTICA    78/47


ATLANTA    78/47

PERU    77/47



Patches of Frost Tuesday Night-Wednesday Morning……….Chilly Pattern to Early October

September 16th, 2012 at 11:34 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Monday may be warm near 81 degrees for the night, but strong cold front will knock high temperature back to near 63 for Tuesday with lows of 36-41 by Wednesday morning.

The weather pattern for the rest of the month looks chilly.  In fact, Tuesday-Monday, I see NO high temperatures above 70 degrees.  Patchy frost is likely again late month.

It does not look exceptionally wet, but there are a couple/few quick shower events that will occur to early October.  Overall, it is a northwest flow pattern with unseasonable, deep upper trough in eastern U.S. with mid to late October-type weather.

However, much warmer weather will arrive in early October with the potential of 80s!