July 22, 2:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

Heat wave is over after storms yesterday (few severe), now dry, nice weather.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 1:59 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 5:48 PM

The three worst storms in the area yesterday were in northern Newton, northeastern Fulton & far eastern Warren counties.

Wind & damage reports have been verified in these locations.

Numerous branches, power lines, poles & large trees are down around Morocco & eastward from +60 mph gust.

Minor roof damage & tree limbs, whole trees & some powerlines are down northeast of Attica near Black Rock.  Extremely heavy rainfall occurred with that storm with up to 3" in less than 1 hour.  CoCo observer measured 2.63" north of Williamsport.  Debbie at Rainsville measured 2.80".

This seems to be from a wet downburst.  Nearby to the west on 55 about 5 miles southwest of Chatterton the gust was measured by properly-mounted wind equipment at 21 mph.

Gust of 59 mph were measured from storm west of Rochester in Fulton County.  4 Miles Northwest of this location, the gust was just 36 mph.  A gust of of 56 mph was measured east of Rochester.

T'Storm Wind Gusts from Sunday (40 mph or Greater) with E = Estimated by Spotter & M = Measured by wind equipment:

E60 mph 8 Miles Northeast of Attica

M59 mph 4 Miles West of Rochester

M56 mph Just North of Athens (Fulton County)

M54 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport

M49 mph Purdue University Airport

M48 mph Kentland Municipal Airport

M45 mph Grissom Air Reserve Base

M45 mph Rochester-Fulton County Airport

M45 mph 4 Miles East-Northeast of Michigantown

M42 mph Attica

M41 mph Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

M40 mph 2 Miles West of West Lafayette

E40 mph West Lafayette

M40 mph Fowler

M40 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport


The next 7-8 days look dry.

It appears that the coolest weather of the period will be today-tonight, then we will gradually warm up.  Late-week cold front should mainly affect New England & not here.  We will warm up with an increase in humidity.

80s should dominate the week with lows in the 50s at first, then the 60s.

We should see 90 by Friday &/or next weekend with lots of sunshine later today & right up through the week & weekend.

Next potential of any storms would tend to be around July 30.  The best potential of severe weather with that cold front will be over Nebraska, Iowa, North & South Dakoata to Minnesota & Wisconsin to far northwestern Illinois.  Here, severe weather look isolated.

After that, we should cool off again from 88-92 to more like 78-82 with lows in the 50s.  Heat indices may reach 96-101 with that heat.

Another cold front around August 1-2 will help to really establish a comfortable regime here with highs 76-81 with lows in the 50s for several days afterward.

Overall, cooler, wetter pattern should occur in early August, but I do foresee potential of a late-season heatwave towards late August.

Widespread 90s are possible again with lows in the 70s & heat indices +100. 

They do not look as high as the peak 105-116 values of this recent heat wave, but 100-111 seems reasonable.

"Ring of Fire" pattern with complexes of severe storms are possible from the Dakotas & Nebraska to Iowa, Minnesota, then to Michigan & Ontario & northern New England.

That pattern may break near Labor Day, it appears.  We may see storms & 90s give way to 70s on or after Labor Day.

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