March 11, 5 PM Weather Forecast Update: Damaging High Wind Event Thursday

Damaging wind event Thursday with warmest day since October 30

Posted: Mar. 11, 2019 3:32 PM
Updated: Mar. 11, 2019 4:54 PM

Some rain is possible late Tuesday night-Wednesday AM, followed by cloudy skies.  Another round is likely Wednesday night to early Thursday morning (with a few embedded t'storms).  Total rainfall from both waves of 0.40-0.75" is likely. 

Severe risk will be just southwest of the area.  We need to monitor closely.

Also, a narrow band of some gusty showers are possible with passage of the cold front Thursday evening in already very windy environment.

High wind event is likely Thursday with sunshine.  Gusts 50-70 mph are possible with sustained winds 25-40 mph.  Some power outages & tree damage is possible.

It looks like similar wind to the April 1988 event that brought gusts up to 70 mph.

One of the strongest surface lows in the past 40 years (surface pressure to 978 mb in Kansas to Iowa) will bring severe weather outbreak to New Mexico, Texas & Oklahoma & blizzard to Colorado, Nebraska to the Dakotas.

This pressure gradient with sunshine will result in the highest winds mixing to the surface.

It looks like the warmest day since October 30 with highs 67-71 after rising temperatures to 58-64 Wednesday night.

Windy weather Friday (gusts to 45 mph) will be accompanied by a few rain/snow showers & highs in the 30s to 40 & lows in the 20s.

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West Lafayette
Clear
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Feels Like: 44°
Kokomo
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Feels Like: 40°
Rensselaer
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Fowler
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Williamsport
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Crawfordsville
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Frankfort
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Delphi
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Monticello
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Logansport
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Showers early Wednesday.
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