July 11, 11 PM Weather Forecast

More hot, muggy to oppressive weather ahead with storms...

Posted: Jul 11, 2021 8:57 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2021 11:05 PM

Today will go down as the third day more than 1 degree below normal temperature-wise (mean temp).  The last time we did this was four days in a row >1 degree below normal at Greater Lafayette was May 28-31. 

Only one day in June was really below normal, that being June 22 in what was a very hot month.

July 9ths 73 high ranked as a tie for the third coolest high on July 9.

Coolest July 9 highs on record (1879-present):

1.  70  1905

2.  72  1952

3.  73  1997, 2015, 2021

4.  74  1883

5.  75  1884, 1918, 1961

Abundance of widespread clouds & the rainfall have been the big factors in keeping temperature down into the 70s & 80s, rather than those consistent near 90 to the 90s temperatures.

It has also been quite wet since the end of June.  Much of the rainfall for the summer has fallen since June 25 with some areas seeing 90% of their summer rainfall so far in the last 16 days.

Meanwhile, epic heat continues in the Far West with 116 in the Central Valley's Tulare.  Even way north at Mt. Shasta, temperature hit 100.  Red Bluff, California hit 113 this weekend & Montague Siskyou, California soared to 102.  The morning low at Death Valley was 103 & highs have been around 130. 

Other highs of widespread record stature include:

117  St. George, Utah

105  Wendover, Utah

102  Salt Lake City

101  Mountain Home, Idaho

93  Glacier Park Airport, Montana

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Multiple funnel clouds were reported from near Thorntown to Romney to near Attica this afternoon.  In this case, low-level shear, vorticity & CAPE were focused in the low levels along warm front.  If wind fields aloft would have been stronger & CAPE much deeper with hotter temperatures at the surface, then these storms would have had more robust severe weather & tornado risk.  Occasionally in this sort of situation you will get a brief EF0 touchdown or two.  We had a similar situation last year on the southside of Lafayette when one of these funnel in a t'shower touched down in a corn field just south of Veteran's Memorial Parkway & Wabash National.

Thank you all for your pictures of the funnels from Wednesdayin Benton & White counties, the wall cloud & small funnel yesterday in Fountain County & the funnels today!

Heavy rainfall has also occurred with these slow-moving cells with 3.06" measured near Wainwright Middle School in Tippecanoe County. 

Rainfall is EXTREMELY variable from trace amounts to +3" over a small area in our southern counties.

+5" has been estimated by Doppler radar west of Stone Bluff, while 4 miles away, only 0.10" occurred.

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Any lingering showers will fade tonight, but a few may re-develop early in the morning.  Some patchy fog is possible later tonight.

Fog & low clouds will break & cumulus towers will grow up rapidly to scattered showers & storms by afternoon Monday.

Coverage may reached 50-60% with risk of a couple/few isolated severe storms in the 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. time frame.

Isolated EF0 to low-end EF1 tornado is possible, along with an isolated severe gust or two.

Like today, locally-heavy rainfall is possible, but totals will be quite variable.

Highs will run in the muggy 79-85 range after 60s tonight.  With dew points 70-75, it will feel more like 85-92.

Winds will turn to the south & south-southwest at 10-15 mph.

After some patchy fog & 60s to 70 Monday night, any fog & low clouds will break up & cumulus towers form Tuesday.

However, storm coverage will be less, as more capping moves in from the west as the day goes on.

Nonetheless, kept it as 30% coverage of storms.

Highs of 85-90 are expected with heat indices of 91-97.

Winds will be southwest at 10-20 mph.

Wednesday & Thursday look capped & hot & muggy with highs 88-94 & lows 68-75.  Heat indices daily will run 96-103.

Southwest winds of 10-25 mph are likely with nothing more than a couple isolated storms each day.

100 for actual air temperature will not be too far to our west & southwest!

Thursday night looks especially oppressive with lows 73-77 with dew points 72-76 with a southwest breeze.

Friday looks capped & hot until line or complex of storms with severe weather risk (possibly SLIGHT or Level 2) moves through in the evening.

Highs of 88-94 are expected with heat indices 97-104 & southwest winds 20-30 mph.

100 for actual air temperature will not be too far to our west & southwest!

As for Saturday, it appears that the new firing line for storms will be with that complex's MCV & outflow boundary.  That would put the storm risk (& severe risk) southern Illinois to Kentucky & West Virginia.  Another MCV may pop severe storms in Missouri where the two complexes may congeal Saturday evening & race to Virginia to Tennessee to northern Arkansas before gusting out & collapsing with time.

A few storms may pop on the actual cold front in our area Saturday evening, but coverage looks to be 30-40%.

With front in vicinity, I kept 40% coverage of storms for next Sunday & kept temperatures 86-91 with high humidity.

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