What a game last night. Wow.
It still stings that Purdue was so close against Virginia, but just short. It bothered me all night & all morning because I wanted it so bad for those guys who had to work & earn every, single point. They busted their tail every.....single.......practice & game ALL YEAR. However, I am so, so proud of this team. They completely epitomize of what a Boilermaker is. It is a program based on blue collar hard work with nothing handed to you. No arrogance, no bragging, just hard work...............things we all should live by. It is grit & toil & rough & pain-staking every step of the way. It is working hard not for the prestige & credit, but because that is what we do! The university & athletic programs have been built on this.
Just think............they way that game turned out with the #1 defensive team in the country. Doesn't matter if you win or loose, that game was a win for us.
I grew up 35 miles from Bloomington in IU country in an IU family, but I can tell that I admired Gene Keady from an early age. The way he conducted himself, the way he coached, the example he led.............he is what a coach should be. I always remember just admiring the blue collar, defensive play of Purdue even surrounded by a very strong IU following. Purdue always did things the right way.
Matt Painter continues that legacy today & how awesome to see Keady with this team & how he continues to support the program.
I still remember Matt Wadell coming to my junior high basketball camp & I was awed.
Heck of a game & a season. Purdue, you gained an entire nation of fans lastnight!
Team.............my kids draw pictures of all of you Purdue players............your posters are up on their walls. We have volleyball, basketball, softball posters up.............they look up to you so, so much!!
My daughter tries to mimick Carsen Edwards' moves!
1-2" of snow accumulated in our southeastern areas yesterday evening. A narrow band of 2-4" fell from Boone & Tipton to Blackford & Adam counties in Indiana. Frankfort Disposal COOP reported the greatest total with 2.0". Randy Rogers on the east side of Frankfort measured 1".
Trace amounts occurred in Greater Lafayette & over most points northwestward.
Newton, Jasper, Benton, Warren, Fountain, Pulaski, Fulton, Tippecanoe & White County observers reported 0 to trace amounts.
Farther east & southeast, the measurable amounts occurred:
2.0" Frankfort Disposal
1.8" 6 Miles Southeast of Crawfordsville
1.0" East Frankfort
0.9" 3 Miles North of Frankfort
0.3" Young America
Tim Garbison sent me this image of the huge flakes falling near Attica.
There was also a lot of rainfall with amounts of up to 3" occurring Thursday-Saturday. This resulted in rises in creeks & streams & much ponding in fields.
Flood Warning is up for the Wabash River from Delphi & downstream through Lafayette & Covington for minor flooding. Warning is also up for the Wildcat in Tippecanoe & Carroll counties for minor flooding.
Clouds & wind helped us from bottoming out temperature-wise lastnight. Lows ran 24-30, but wind chills dropped to as low as 11.
Today will be a brighte than yesterday, but a cold day (more clouds northeast & east parts of area) with highs only in the 30s to 40 with a strong northwest wind to 32 mph at times. A few flurries are possible in the far northeast & east for a while.
Tonight will clear, but it will not get as cold as what we are capable of. Lows will drop & level off at 23-26 due to the commencement of a light southeast wind late.
I truly believe Saturday was our last bout of accumulating snowfall & our lows of 23-26 tonight are the last of such cold weather for the spring.
28-32 will likely still occur, but not 23-26.
We warm up all week with some days of drying:
Conditions......Morning Low....Day Time High
SSW 5 mph Increasing to 10-20 mph
SSW 5-10 mph Increasing to 15-30 mph
SSE 5 mph
Scattered Showers & Isolated Thunder Developing....43-47...60-65
SSE to S 10-20 mph Increasing to 20-30 mph
Showers, Isolated Thunder, Then Showers Tapering In the Afternoon...54-58...58-63 Then Falling to 48-53 In the Afternoon
SSW 15-25 mph Becoming Northwest 10-20 mph
TOTAL RAINFALL: 0.40-0.80"
ENE 2-5 mph
SE 5 mph
Monday (April 9)
SSW 10-15 mph
There is a lot of warm weather ahead! There will be a lot of days of above normal temperatures in April! Although there may be a brief cold snap with frost & freezing mid-month, warmth prior to that & after that will result in an overall warm, warm April!
Rainfall still looks to average near to just slightly above normal. Normal rainfall for the month is around 3.50-3.80".
There will be some dry time for soils to dry out for field work (& planting) to commence