Gusts a few days ago with the ice were as high as 53 mph. Today they were as high as 55 mph.
A few limbs & trees were reportedly downed. A few power outages occurred, though not as many as the day of the ice.
Much of the area saw 1.5-3" rainfall. Light amounts of 0.50-1" were along the Kankakee River.
Heaviest amounts were in Miami & Cass counties. Southeast of Bunker Hill, near Loree, 5.47" rainfall was measured. That was the highest total in the viewing area. The lowest total was 0.51" near Demotte.
Nice weather is ahead for the weekend after a frosty Friday night (& Friday will still be windy with wind chills 18-22 in the morning with +30 mph gusts).
Showers/storms are likely later Tuesday to Tuesday night & early Wednesday morning.
MARGINAL RISK of severe may creep into our far west. Higher risk (more SLIGHT) would tend to be over Texas to Oklahoma & potentially a pocket in northwestern Illinois.
Dry slot with sinking air & lower dew points will bring nice, warm Wednesday.
Showers/storms look to return Thursday.
Severe weather is likely over the South with SLIGHT to ENHANCED parameters showing up.
Rain & storms are possible around March 27-28 with windy weather, warmth & severe weather risk.
SLIGHT RISK parameters show up here.
Brief cold shot arrives afterward.
More rain/storms return March 31-April 2.
MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK parameters show up here.
Robust risk shows up in the South with ENHANCED RISK-type parameters when model analysis & analog data are combined.
Given the frequent bouts of rainfall, rivers will remain rather high into early April with flood stage being reached or exceeded multiple occasions.
ECMWF shows the above normal temperatures here for the early half of April!
It does look wetter & rather stormy.
April 17-24 period looks cooler than normal overall, likely corresponding with our last light freezes & widespread frosts.
It looks drier during this time, allowing field work to be done & corn planted.
Overall, the month of April is trending warmer than normal overall, especially with the very warm first half & far end.
For April, I certainly agree with the ECMWF notion of rapidly-worsening drought in the West to Plains & the Southeast drying.
However, I do think our area & the Midwest & Ohio Valley overall will have above normal rainfall. So, I penciled that part in.