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.
- March 14, 2019: Warmest Day Since October 10 with Peak Measured Gusts to 58 mph
- Some Gusts +60 mph Possible
- Warmest Day of the Day!
- March 10, 1:15 PM Update: Another Wind Event.....Warmest Day Since October 31 On Thursday
- Peak Sunday Wind Gusts & the Outlook to Early December
- Local Weather History: The Severe Storms of August 24, 1947 with 78 mph WInd Gust Measured at the Purdue Airport
- November 6, 6:30 PM Weather Forecast Update: Peak Measured Gusts Today & a Look at the Cold & Some Snowfall Ahead
- March 11, 10 AM Weather Update: Warmest Day Since October 30 This Week, But with a Catch