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April 21, 10:30 AM Weather Forecast Update

Here are our snowfall totals & when you can plant your sensitive plants.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021 9:32 AM
Updated: Apr 21, 2021 5:39 PM

Snowfall totals varied from 0.4-4" from the reports received.  Highest amounts were in our eastern & southeastern parts of the viewing area.

SNOWFALL TOTALS TUESDAY:

4.0"  2 E Bunker Hill

3.0"  2 E Frankfort

2.7"  2 NE Lafayette

2.5"  3 E Galveston

2.5" Kokomo

2.5"  Veedersburg

2.5"  Crawfordsville

2.5" 2 NE Russiaville

2.5"  Greentown

2.0"  2 ESE Wheatfield

2.0"  Rochester

2.0"  Kentland

1.9"  Shadeland

1.7"  Burnettsville

1.5"  Winamac

1.5"  Covington

1.5"  Monticello

1.4"  WLFI Ob Site

1.4"  Montomorenci

1.0"  Rensselaer

0.8"  Fowler

0.5"  Remington

0.5"  3 E Brook

0.4"  Morocco

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The worst cast scenario played out in parts of southeastern Tippecanoe, eastern Montgomery, Clinton, Carroll, Cass, Miami & Howard counties last night. 

Skies stayed clear much of the night & winds went light to calm.  Area of freezing fog developed with the clear, calming conditions & devastating freeze occurred.  All fruit was completely wiped out from southeast Tippecanoe County to Howard & Cass counties & also eastern Montgomery County.

To have this happen three years in a row in the same area is a big rarity.  The probability of such a feat is very low.  The last time we have had so many consecutive years of devastating late freezes in our southeastern counties (to wipe out the fruit crop & cause much vegetation damage) was 1966-1968. 

According to Dr. Walt Beineke of Purdue University, those 1960s late hard freezes wiped out the emerging Black Walnut blossoms & leaves.

This was an issue for parts of the area 1976-78 late springs too with damage. 

Here in 2021, last night, areas farther west were spared by cloudiness with steady temperatures of 30-33.

LOWS WEDNESDAY MORNING:

33  Lafayette-Purdue University Airport

33  Demotte

32  Lake Village

32  Morocco

32  Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

32  Kentland Muncipal Airport

31  Remington

31  WLFI Ob Site

31  3 E Fowler

31  Covington

31  Attica

31  Pine Village

30  Rochester-Fulton County Airport

28  Winamac

28  2 NW Crawfordsville

27  Peru Municipal Airport

26  Monticello-White County Airport

25  Frankfort Municipal Airport

24  Grissom ARB

24  Stockwell

24  1 S New Market

24  Kokomo Municipal Airport

23  Delphi

23  Waynetown

22  Flora Municipal Airport

21  Galveston Airport

21  Logansport-Cass County Airport

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Scattered snow, rain, rain/snow & graupal showers are likely today.  An isolated rumble of thunder or two is possible this afternoon-early evening as  some sun appears & clouds really build in the cold air aloft with low freezing levels.

Some of these showers will be gusty & squally with a downpour of graupal or snow or snow pellets that covers melted areas & even pavement briefly.

Temperatures as of 10 a.m. are 31-37 over the area with some scattered snow & snow pellet showers developing.

Temperatures will rise to 43-51 with west-northwest wind 10-25 mph.

It does not look as cold tonight for a good chunk of the area with lows 29-33 as light west to southwest wind commences with cloudiness around.

Then, by late morning Thursday, we will already be at 43-48 with west wind 10-15 mph.

Skies will be partly cloudy, turning mostly sunny.

Highs on Thursday should reach 53-60.

Lows Thursday night of 32-37 are likely & that should be it with the freezing!!

After 61-68 Friday, showers Friday night-Saturday AM with highs 58-63, we should see 62-68 Sunday & 74-78 Monday.

Tuesday looks windy & warm with highs 80-85 with Tuesday night lows of only 60-66.

Showers/storms are possible in a couple of main rounds Wednesday & Thursday with highs in the 80s.

Much of the severe weather risk is in two areas:  Texas & Louisiana to Arkansas & Iowa to Minnesota.

Here, some MARGINAL RISK may sneak in.  The main stronger wind fields & dynamics will bypass us to the nortwest & south, keeping severe weather risk isolated.

Our highest severe weather risk parameters seen since August 2020 are setting up for the May 2-5 time frame.  It is unclear which day the risk will peak, but SLIGHT to ENHANCED RISK parameters are seen on soundings.  Unstable, dynamic, sheared environment for some severe weather is showing up now.

Highs will be in the 80s.

West Lafayette
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Kokomo
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 40°
Rensselaer
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Fowler
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 41°
Williamsport
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Crawfordsville
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 41°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
Delphi
Partly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Monticello
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Logansport
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
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