March 14, 2019: Warmest Day Since October 10 with Peak Measured Gusts to 58 mph

It has been a wild 24 hours.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 9:22 PM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2019 3:21 PM

Check out the Plains dust blowing in from the historic Plains "bomb" mid-latitude cyclone.  This was dust thousands of feet up blowing from this historic high wind event that spread a massive dust storm originating in New Mexico, Texas & Oklahoma.

Severe weather outbreaks occurred northwest & southeast of the viewing area wtih the confirmed tornado counts mounting.

We saw pea hail near Brook, Roselawn & Brookston with nickel hail near Russiaville reported from two lines of storms moving through the area.  One passed in the late morning-midday & the other occurred in the northwest early to mid-afternoon.

I always go through severe weather reports & wind reports with a fine tooth comb & looking at the wind graph from the Kentland Airport, it appears that the 58 mph gust occurred just prior to the t'storm.  So, I have changed it from "t'storm gust" to "non-t'storm gust".

It was the warmest day since October 10!  That shows you though how cold October & November were with all of those snow events we had with some of the earliest snowfall in October since 1906.  It has been a long, long winter!  It all started October 11, really!

We saw two main rounds of high winds in a 20-hour period.

The first round downed steel beams of an engineering lab building under construction 1 mile west of Purdue.

The second round brought a some more limbs down with of gusts of 40-58 mph over the area.

Then there was snow......................with a 35- to 40-degree temperature drop.

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