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June 5, 10:45 PM Weather Forecast Update

Three Dry Days, Then Some More Rainfall

Posted: Jun 5, 2019 9:45 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2019 11:26 PM

Looks like a series of wet downbursts affected our area from Tippecanoe to Montgomery counties. 

These were embedded in a broad swath of 30-55 mph wind gusts overall.  There was a gust estimated by a spotter of 60 mph at Otterbein & a gust here 3 W West Lafayette measured 54.5 mph.  Purdue Airport measured a gust of 50 mph.

We had one near Linden with winds of 60-70 mph.  Trees were damaged....some were toppled & blown on to houses.

Two of the worst downbursts were 1) on southside of Lafayette with winds likely 70-75 mph. 

This one caused shingles to be stripped from roofs & numerous trees, large limbs & power lines/poles to be downed.  Many trees fell on homes & cars. 

This was a very confined area that began southeast of downtown & around Miami Elementary.  Gusts measured at the Swift Fuels Warehouse near 52/VM peaked at 53 mph.  Gusts at Benjamin Crossing did not even reach 35 mph.

2) Another one likely produced winds of 70-80 mph just south of town. 

Multiple trees were downed, some very large.  Power lines & poles were downed.

Gusts of 70 mph & 73 mph were recorded in a small zone north of 28 & Gladens Corner to near Concord.

Gusts measured nearby were only 25-35 mph.

Torrential rainfall of 2-4.50" per hour occurred with this downbursts.

Rainfall varied tremendously.

From nothing to 5.5" it was all here today.

Even in Tippecanoe & Clinton to Montgomery counties it varied from very little to +2".

West side of West Lafayette measured 0.80" with up to 2.7" on the southside of Lafayette.  The Purdue Airport measured 1.21"

Highs today reached 80-87.  It was the muggiest day of 2019 overall with peak dew points area-wide at 71-75.

The highest temperatures Morocco to Kentland to Fowler & Kentland occurred this evening due to strongly sinking air behind all of the heavy, severe storms south & southeast of the area with the rising air.  Dew points dropped to as low as the 50s with this sinking air.  A couple private weather stations in Benton & Jasper counties reached 88-90.

Thursday, Friday & most of Saturday look good with highs lower to middle 80s with a bit lower humidity.  Overnight lows of 57-64 are likely.

Thursday's skies look partly cloudy, but Friday looks like a mostly sunny day.  Saturday looks mostly sunny early, then becoming partly cloudy with a sharp rise in the humidity late in the day with a couple isolated showers/storms possible.

A scattering of showres & storms are likely Sunday with around 50% coverage.  However, it appears that rainfall will tend to exit Monday, so I restricted Monday's 40% coverage to just the morning, followed by a breezy (southwest winds), very warm day with high humidity.

The heaviest rains with this system will stay south & southeast of the viewing area.

Our totals will vary from less than 0.05" to as much as 1", given the scattered nature of the rainfall.

A line of fast-moving storms is possible late Wednesday afternoon-evening with some severe risk as a weak cold front & upper trough pass through.

Thursday & Friday may turn a bit cooler & comfortable with highs 70s to lower 80s & lows in the 50s after humid 84-88 day Wednesday.

Looks like extended periods of drier weather June 13-25.

Still looks like we may have an active pattern late June to the first of July with some "Ridge Riders" of MCS, MCCs (complexes of storms) on periphery of building ridge in the Plains & upper trough over New England & the Mid-Atlantic.

It looks very warm to hot & muggy with the highest temperatures & highest heat indices around or just after this period (highs 90-93, heat indices 99-108).

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