Peak measured gusts from Hurricane Ida are below. Several anemometers failed due to power outage or they were blown away, but a few hung on to measure the peak wind. Right now many anemometers are still off-line due to damage or power failure.
Port Fourche measured sustained winds at 149 mph with peak gust to 172 mph on Sunday at 12:50 p.m.
Summer 2021 is now the 16th hottest since 1879.
Hottest Summers 1879-Present (Purdue University 1879-1943.....Purdue University Airport 1944-Present):
1. 79.0 1936
2. 78.7 1934
3. 77.7 1995
4. 77.5 1933
5. 77.3 1983
6. 77.0 1931
7. 76.7 1881, 1921
8. 76.5 1901
9. 76.2 1944
10. 76.1 2010
11. 75.9 1919, 1943, 2020
12. 75.8 2011
13. 75.7 1913, 1914, 1940, 1949, 1952
14. 75.6 1880, 1953
15. 75.5 1887
16. 75.4 1925, 1932, **2021**
It has been the haves & the have nots with the rainfall since yesterday late afternoon.
Highest totals in the entire viewing area have been over southern Tippecanoe County straddling W 800 S & E 800 S just north of Romney (east of Odell to northwest of Clark's Hill). That narrow zone saw 3-3.50" rainfall.
Some scattered storms are possible near & south of 26 afternoon-evening.
Rainfall coverage should run up to 45%.
Overnight, we may see the potential reach up to parallelling 18.
This, as Ida slows front down & it gets hung up near I-74.
Some scattered showers & storms are possible tomorrow (best coverage along & south of 18), though the heavy Ida rains will pass southeast of our area.
Our rain will be caused by the surface front beginning to move back south as a surface low pressure rides along that front.
Rainfall coverage will run 40%.
Nice weather prevails Wednesday-Friday! Each day will feature abundant sunshine.
Highs of 76-83 are likely with lows in the 50s with refreshing northeast winds daily before turning to the east Friday.
The humidity will be low with dew points in the 40s & 50s.
The winds go back to the south Saturday & dew points climb quickly to 64-69 by afternoon. Highs look warmer at 82-88.
After lows of 65-70 Saturday night, thinking that the weak surface cold front will come through Sunday with a few scattered storms (30%).
Highs should be in the 80s with south wind.
Monday & Tuesday do not look cooler really as front washes out south of us & the wind resumes to be from the south.
Highs will run in the 80s to 9s with heat indices in the 90s to 100.
A surface cold front should pass most likely early Wednesday with some storms possible (35%). Coverage doesn't look particularly great, but the instability, wind fields & shear actually support SLIGHT RISK scenario. We will monitor.
Winds will then turn to the west-northwest that afternoon with highs near 80 to the mid 80s.
Also note potential of another tropical system in the Gulf. This time, Texas to western Louisiana may be affected the most.
It appears that our cold front will push this system away from our area with no impacts here.
I am still thinking Florida, Bahamas to the East Coast will see better potential of tropical development in late September as the Saharan dust clears & the focus of development shifts from the Gulf & Yucatan to that area.
The stronger cold front should pass around September 14 with a few showers & storms (30%).
Behind it, we will go from 80s to 90s to highs 69-75 with lows 44-48. This will be the first taste of Fall of 2021.
So, after the domination of above normal temperatures to mid-September:
Mid-September features a trend to below normal temperatures.
Meanwhile, explosive fire storm will be underway in the Far West, especially in California with Santa Ana & Diablo winds downsloping & making for record heat, strong winds & extreme fire scenario.
This record heat may also extend into the Pacific Northwest & British Columbia.
We then go back above normal as the heat moves eastward. From the end of September to mid-October, temperatures average above normal.
Again, a shift in active tropics from the central & western Gulf & Yucatan to Florida, Bahamas, Carribean area to East Coast will likely occur.
The overall trend is below normal precipitation September to October. Wildcard is the tropics, but with the main area of tropical development shifting farther east, it would tend to keep us on the drier side.
We will continue to monitor.