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March 20, 1:30 PM Update

Big temperature plunge after high winds, but t'storm wind & tornado damage all south & southeast of us.

Posted: Mar 20, 2020 11:27 AM
Updated: Mar 20, 2020 6:11 PM

Temperatures are now down to 40-48 from northwest to southeast over the area as of noon.

Highs lastnight-this morning peaked at 64-70 over the viewing area, however:

70 Frankfort I-65/28

70 Purdue University Airport

69 2 SE Covington; 3 E Attica; WLFI Ob Site

68 Rochester-Fulton County Airport; Frankfort Municipal Airport; 2 E Lake Cicott US 24; 2 NE Lafayette; 3 E Attica

67 2 NW Crawfordsville; Winamac; Crawfordsville I-74/US 231; Flora Municipal Airport; Galveston Airport; 5 W Delphi

66 Kokomo Municipal Airport; Logansport-Cass County Airport; Remington I-65/US 24; Grissom ARB; 2 E Fowler; Kokomo US 31/600 N

65 Crawfordsville Municipal Airport; Monticello-White County Airport; Morocco; Remington (Mary Anne's); Rensselaer I-65/Iroquois River; Kentland Municipal Airport

64 Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport; Lake Village

Dew points reached as high as 65.

Peak measured gusts:

45 mph 3 E Fowler

43 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport; 3 E Attica

41 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport; West Lafayette-Purdue University Airport; Newtown

40 mph Frankfort I-65/28

39 mph Crawfordsville Municipal Airport; Monticello-White County Airport; Grissom ARB; Kentland Municipal Airport; 2 SW Rossville

38 mph Galveston Airport; 2 SE Linden

37 mph Pickard (Clinton County)

36 mph Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport; Rochester-Fulton County Airport

35 mph Rensselaer I-65/Iroquois River; 5 W Delphi; Chalmers; Peru Municipal Airport

34 mph Lake Village; Beard

32 mph Remington I-65/US 24; Morocco

31 mph Winamac; Remington (Mary Anne's)

Damaging winds & some likely tornadoes occurred in a band from northeast Texas to Ohio lastnight to this morning.

There were scattered storms here, but no severe weather reported.

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Wabash should crest 4-5' above flood stage Lafayette to Covington.

Multiple creeks are cresting 1-2' above flood stage.

From here on out.........KEY FORECAST POINTS:

1.  Spotty rain/snow to spotty snow today-tonight with some spotty snow possible Saturday morning.  Some pockets of clearing tonight with 20s.  30s to 40 Saturday with clouds & some sun.

2.  Clouding up Sunday with 40s after 20s in the morning. 

3.  Some snow is possible late Sunday-Sunday night before changing to rain/snow, then rain before ending.  Brief 1" or less of accumulation possible, mainly over northern half.

4.  Rain Tuesday-Wednesday AM with 40s, then 50s to 60s as warm front comes through Wednesday.

5.  Severe weather risk is possible Thursday (MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK parameters seen) with 68-73 & south-southwest winds to 40 mph.

6.  Rain/snow is possible following with highs 30s, 40s with lows 20s.  Minor snowfall accumulations cannot be ruled out.

7.  60s to 70 may suddenly appear around April 1 with severe risk (MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK parameters seen).

8.  Much colder weather with freezing at night & even a few flakes may follow this sudden, brief warm-up.

9.  Severe risk returns mid-month with rather robust parameters seen at or exceeding SLIGHT as our first 80 of the year may arrive.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 40°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 36°
Rensselaer
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Fowler
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 34°
Williamsport
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Crawfordsville
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Frankfort
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Delphi
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Monticello
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 36°
Logansport
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
A much cooler day with strong winds and some late-day showers.
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