Yesterday was a hot one. In fact, it was the hottest day of the year (so far) at the Purdue Airport with 95.
At our WLFI ob site, we were 0.3 of a degree from tying the peak temperature of 2020. We hit 94.3. Highest so far has been 94.6. Heat index yesterday peaked at 100 at our WLFI ob site & 98 at the Purdue Airport.
We had a couple isolated storms in our eastern counties. Grissom Air Reserve Base picked up 0.62" rain in about 15 minutes.
95 Purdue University Airport
94 WLFI-TV...3 E Attica...3 SE Covington
93 Kentland Municipal Airport...2 SW Rossville
92 Kokomo Municipal Airport...6 NE Winamac...Morocco...Peru Municipal Airport...5 W Delphi
91 Rochester-Fulton County Airport...Grissom Air Reserve Base...Frankfort Municipal Airport...3 E Fowler...Logansport-Cass County Airport...Galveston Airport
90 Monticello-White County Airport...2 NW Crawfordsville...90 Flora Municipal Airport...Remington
88 Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport
87 Crawfordsville Municipal Airport
Peak Heat Indices:
103 3 E Attica...3 SE Covington
102 Kentland Municipal Airport...Morocco
101 3 E Fowler
99 Kokomo Municipal Airport...Remington
98 Purdue University Airport...5 W Delphi...2 SW Rossville
97 Flora Municipal Airport...Galveston Airport
96 Peru Municipal Airport...Frankfort Municipal Airport
95 Grissom Air Reserve Base...6 NE Winamac
94 Logansport-Cass County Airport
93 Rochester-Fulton County Airport
92 Monticello-White County Airport...Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport...2 NW Crawfordsville
As of 2 p.m., temperatures are 87-93 with heat indices 90-100.
Today looks hot & very capped with lots of sunshine & 90-96 with heat indices 94-104. If any storm can pop through the cap, it would be along the lake breeze front moving into our northern counties.
In the boiling heat, a few isolated to spotty storms are possible each afternoon-evening Monday through Thursday. They will be very hit or miss.
Highs will run 92-99 with heat indices 99-108. Overnight lows will run near 70 to the mid 70s.
Tuesday......& the same thing applies Wednesday & Thursday......
It stays quite hot right into next week, but at least we may get an MCS with a squall line or part of one into the viewing area Friday evening-night. Some data has suggested it will impact areas mostly southwest & south of our area however. It will depend on the track of the MCV from Iowa & Missouri.
The heat wave may become very intense in the Plains next week with 105-110 central Nebraska to Oklahoma.
We do not look to get a decent cold front through our area with any cool-down of much consequence until after July 15 (it appears at this point). We will keep you updated!
Just count on one hot July until we see a larger pattern change by the first few days of August!
Temperature anomalies to mid-July:
Rainfall anomalies to mid-July:
Latter July temperature anomalies:
Latter July rainfall anomalies:
Start of August temperature anomalies:
Start of August rainfall anomalies: