8:45 PM Weather Update

We had a few storms congregate in area of maximum wind convergence on the front & in best instability. We have had warnings, but no reports of severe weather as of 8:45 pm.

Posted: Aug. 2, 2018 8:43 PM
Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 4:43 PM

I have received a couple of reports of pea to dime hail (Kentland & near Monon), but no severe reports.

These pulsed up very nicely, though & really all focused on our area!  They all seemed to flare up where CAPE was maximized at 3000-3500 J/kg (UNSTABLE!) in Newton, Jasper, Benton.  There, convergence along the front has been the absolute best (like two snowplows plowing away meeting each other blade to blade).  There is no shear or good dynamical support, however.  This was an interesting one for sure!

Heavy storm in central/eastern Benton now & moving ESE, which had brief 1-1.25" hail & 60 mph gust signature just east of Fowler.  That storm had the best severe signature of the night.  That is the only one that is so slow to weaken.  The others are collapsing pretty rapidly.

Once this Benton storm weakens, we should be good for the night for any bigger storms.  However, looks like it is indeed going to bring a good storm to at least a chunk of Tippecanoe County, including West Lafayette & Lafayette.

After that, watch for fog tonight, especially in areas that received rainfall this evening & that is more & more real estate.

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