Monday, August 10 beat the other oppressive days of Summer 2020 to make it the most oppressive day of the summer so far. Every observation site had dew points exceed 75 with some reaching as high as 82. Heat indices were near or exceeded 100 area-wide.
Highs Monday (86-93):
93 6 SE Covington
91 Purdue University Airport....WLFI...3 E Attica....2 NW Crawfordsville...Kentland Muncipal Airport
88 Rochester-Fulton County Airport...Grissom ARB...Logansport-Cass County Airport....6 NE Winamac....Morocco...1 SSE New Market
89 5 W Delphi....Galveston Airport
87 Monticello-White County Airport...Kokomo Municipal Airport....Peru Muncipal Airport...Flora Municipal Airport
86 Renssealer-Jasper County Airport
Peak heat indices Monday (97-115):
115 6 SE Covington
111 3 E Fowler....Kentland Muncipal Airport
108 3 E Attica
105 Grissom ARB....Morocco...Galveston Airport
103 Purdue University Airport...Flora Muncipal Airport....2 NW Crawfordsville
100 6 NE Winamac...Peru Municipal Airport....1 SSE New Market
99 Logansport-Cass County Airport
98 Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport....Monticello-White County Airport....Rochester-Fulton County Airport
97 Kokomo Municipal Airport
Between lastnight & today, a band of 2-4" of rainfall occurred from southeast of Rensselaer thorough White, Carroll & northern Clinton counties. Many other places saw +1" of rainfall.
The Serial Derecho today produced wind damage in every county, but three (per reports): White & Pulaski
It seems unlikely that these two counties would not have any wind damage.
Preliminary storm reports (W = wind, H = Hail +1" in Diameter, T = Tornado)......I did receive a report of large limb down near Rossville, but it is not plotted on this map (report came after this was made). I will do revisions tomorrow.
Peak winds gusts +45 mph:
If we had any short-lived tornadoes they would be with these notches & circulation just north of Kentland & near Beaver Lake:
Some patchy fog is possible early this morning with lows 66-71.
With partly cloudy skies & highs 83-91, a few isolated showers/t'showers are possible along & south of 26 in the afternoon as the cold front sinks southward.
Patchy fog & 60s are likely tomorrow night, followed by a bit of a drop in the humidity & bit cooler conditions Wednesday to part of Friday. Patchy fog is possible at night with lows 58-64.
Front should come back north as a warm front Friday with a few storms.
We will be once again on the edge of intense heat with multiple rounds of storms possible Saturday through part of Monday.
Although the best wind fields for severe storms will be northwest of our area, we still need to watch it. At least some isolated severe weather could occur.
We will monitor any storm complexes can hold on or their MCVs pop new storms in the area.
We will also monitor instability & any small branch of strengthening wind fields aloft, like what happened Monday.
We may cool briefly next week, then heat & humidity follow once again.