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  • T-storms target parts of Indiana overnight; Cooler for Mother’s Day

    Good Saturday evening! Sct showers kept temps from rising (only officially 70° in Indianapolis) but have also prevented thunderstorms from developing. The showers that settle south this evening are not in unstable air and rain chances look limited. The most unstable air is in southwest Indiana just before 5 PM and would support t-storm development. We could see an up tick in storm activity by 8 PM per latest short range modeling. There is a cluster of storms forming near […]

  • Cooler weather for Mother’s Day after mild Mini Marathon; storm chances return

    30s IN MAY Early morning low temps dipped to  37° in Lafayette and Crawfordsville.  A chilly start to end the work week.  For some locations, this is the second straight morning with early morning lows in the 30s.  Officially Indianapolis reached the 30s on two occasions last May.   BACK TO NORMAL The chilly work week concluded with 70° high temperatures.  Sunshine and a northwest wind helped elevate the temperatures.  Wait, a northwest wind?  The current configuration of the jet […]

  • Snow and temperatures fall overnight, create slick conditions for morning commute

    A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of northwest Indiana as a heavy snow storm moves across the state Wednesday. The warning will be in effect until 10 p.m. Counties north of the metro area are under a Winter Storm Warning, while Indianapolis and nearby cities remain under a Winter Weather Advisory. Tippecanoe County, just south of White County, already received about 6 inches of snowfall. Areas northwest are expected to see 10 inches or more. Download the Indy […]

  • LIVE BLOG | Strong storms produce vivid lightning, hail and more in central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS  (FRIDAY 8-22-2014) Severe thunderstorm watch has expired but a few flash flood warnings remain in effect.  Storm complex earlier in the night brought heavy rain and damaging winds.  A new batch of storms is possible again later tonight and through sunrise Friday. A live blog is below with updates as they happen.

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    Late night storms bring damaging wind threat

    STORMY OVERNIGHT Heavy storms continue to press east, south-east from northeast Illinois.  Theses storms have had a history of producing 80 mph wind gusts and rotation.  The line of storms will continue dropping into far northwest Indiana and into the FOX 59 viewing counties by 1 PM. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED The Storm Prediction Center has extended and added more counties to a severe thunderstorms watch in effect through 4 AM Wind gusts to 80 mph possible along with possible […]

  • Steamy, stormy weekend, Tuesday tornado update and a look at July 4

    SPOTTY STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON Happy Friday! Dry time should continue for most of us but there are a few isolated showers and thundershowers developing in the heating of the day. A few downpours are possible in hit and miss fashion through sunset. Balance of the night rain free.   MUGGY AIR IS BACK Humidity has surged – dew point up from past 2 days and only going higher. The “muggly’s” are here through the weekend. Storms in this air mass can […]

  • Humidity, storm chances rise with big change set for the 4th of July

    STILL STICKY This is as low has the humidity will get for the next six days–no real bargain, is it? Humidity is set to surge again Friday as winds return southeast Friday afternoon. Look for a comfortable night (for summer) coming but still sticky with light winds. Patchy fog could thicken up again early Friday morning away from city. Early Thursday morning visibility dropped to near zero in Muncie and Marion Thursday morning. RAIN CHANCE RISING We still have dry […]

  • Tuesday tornado survey a Wednesday funnel, some dry time coming

    TUESDAY TORNADO Yesterday’s tornado rated EF 1 with 90-100 mph winds. This is the first EF 1 or higher tornado in Marion Co since 2008 (Friday night tornado May 30th on the east side). Tornado touched down at 2:32 PM and traveled 2.3 miles ending at 2:40 PM. JUNE RAINFALL How is your garden? – With all this rain probably well. June rainfall over 6″ – wettest month since last April (15 months). It has rained 16 days this month […]

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    Tornado Tuesday, timeline and how this tornado may have formed

    TORNADO TUESDAY The thunderstorm that dropped a tornado in Plainfield Tuesday started spinning 1 hour earlier in down state Indiana.  What looked to be a rather quiet day with a few heavy downpours and possible a gusty thunderstorm quickly turned into a EF1 tornado touchdown shortly after 2:30 PM. The parent storm as early as 1:45 pm demonstrated rotation around 1:45 PM and the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Hendricks and Morgan Co.  The rotation was indicated […]

  • Gusty storms Monday, with more showers and storms overnight

    STORMY MONDAY AFTERNOON Gusty thunderstorms rolled across the city for the evening commute.  Heavy storms arrived at 5 PM with over half-inch of rain in minutes.  This storm collapsed and brought a strong gust of wind through the city toppling trees and power lines.   REST OF THE NIGHT Scattered storms, the heaviest in NW Indiana will continue this evening then a new surge of storms will push from southwest Indiana predawn.  Locally heavy rainfall is the primary threat for AM […]