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Posted: Mar 25, 2021 10:27 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2021 12:30 PM

11 a.m.:

Cloudy...45...W 6 mph...Rain 1.21"

Widespread 1-2.50" rainfall occurred yesterday evening-lastnight.

2.51" was measured on the southeast side of Lafayette, with 1.96" in northern Miami County to 1.60"north of Medaryville to 1.22" north of Frankfort.  1.50" was measured at Logansport.  The lowest total in the entire viewing ara measured was 0.67" at Covington.

Wabash is expected to crest 3' above flood stage by this weekend at Lafayette.  Wildcat at Lafayette is steeply rising now with a 3-4' rise since 5 a.m.  It should crest 1-2' above flood stage tonight.

There are still a few power outages on the southeast side of Lafayette (down to 13 households now) & at Kokomo, as well as areas of eastern Clinton County.  TIPMONT shows some outages from Lafayette to Veedersburg to Crawfordsville.

Peak measured wind gusts last night:

59 mph  Michigantown

58 mph  SE Lafayette

52 mph  Flora

52 mph  Galveston

51 mph  6 NE Greentown

51 mph  5 S Montmorenci

50 mph  WLFI Ob Site

48 mph  3 E Fowler

46 mph  Purdue Airport

45 mph  Remington

44 mph  5 W Delphi

43 mph  Athens

43 mph  2 W Rochester

43 mph  3 E Attica

43 mph  Waynetown

41 mph  2 N Kirklin

40 mph  Fickle

40 mph  Frankfort Municipal Airport

40 mph  Crawfordsville Municipal Airport

40 mph  New Market

40 mph  Covington

38 mph  Kokomo Municipal Airport

38 mph  Ladoga

37 mph  4 SE Forest

37 mph  Monticello-White County Airport

37 mph  4 SW Kewanna

36 mph  Kentland Municipal Airport

35 mph  Rochester-Fulton County Airport

35 mph  Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

35 mph  Morocco

35 mph  5 NE Monon

In this early spring, we have an early severe weather event in northern New England to southern Quebec.  Note the Severe T'Storm Watch & all of the Severe T'Storm Warnings:

Saturday looks like one of the warmest days of 2021 (so far) as warm front surges northward tonight!

Highs of 68-76 are expected (coolest north).  THERE IS ONE FLY IN THE OINTMENT.  If the low stratus deck lingers too long or gets trapped here, then it will be cooler.  However, right now, there is better consensus that the low cloud deck will erode away from south to north through the morning-midday.

Winds will be south-southeast to south at 15-28 mph.

We have a MARGINAL RISK (isolated severe storms) of severe weather from SPC tomorrow evening-night for wind & hail.

Timing of storms across the viewing area would be 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Numerous, widespread storms & severe storms support a very large SLIGHT to ENHANCED severe risk area from the South to Midwest.

Sunday looks partly cloudy (more clouds north & northeast....more sun southwestward), windy & cooler with wind gusts from the northwest to 40 mph with highs 50-58 north to southwest.

We warm up again next week with severe weather risk Oklahoma to Illinois Tuesday, then part of our area Wednesday (MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK parameters show up).  Severe weather risk then returns to our area Saturday, April 10 with MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK parameters showing up right now.

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3 a.m.:

Sprinkles...45...NW 30, G46 mph...Rain 1.21"

Strong winds crossing US 421 now...

Latest measured gusts:

58 mph  SE Lafayette

51 mph  5 S Montmorenci

49 mph  WLFI Ob Site

48 mph  3 E Fowler

45 mph  Purdue Airport

45 mph  Remington

43 mph  3 E Attica

40 mph  Crawfordsville Airport

40 mph Covington

40 mph Fickle

40 mph Frankfort Airport

37 mph  Monticello-White County Airport

35 mph  Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

35 mph   5 NE Monon

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2 a.m.:

Rain...45...NW 27, G45 mph...Rain 1.15"

Howling wind & sheets of driving rain.

Beginning of the strong winds are now along & west of US 231 (except in Montgomery & Boone counties where the higher winds are wrapping around low into those counties), increasing & working eastward.

Latest measured gusts:

46 mph  5 S Montmorenci

45 mph  WLFI Ob Site

44 mph  Remington

43 mph  3 E Fowler

41 mph Purdue Airport

40 mph New Market

38 mph 3 E Attica

38 mph  Ladoga

38 mph  Covington

38 mph  Crawfordsville Airport

36 mph  Kentland Airport

35 mph  Jasper County Airport

35 mph Morocco

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12 a.m.: 

Rain...55...NE 21 mph...Rain 0.95"

Rain continues in the area.  Winds are sustained at 20-25 mph in our western half of the viewing area with gusts to 30 mph.  There is less wind eastward.

Center of low is around Lebanon & deepening rapidly.  Much stronger winds should come in during the 2-5 a.m. time frame.

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10:25 p.m.:

Heavy rain, thunder...56...NE wind 21 mph...Rain 0.62"

Heavy rain over the area with embedded t'storms in our southeastern half.  Temps varyfrom 42 far northwest to 60 southeast. 

Strong storm with 0.88-1" hail risk & wind gust to 45 mph in Howard County, racing northeastward at 80 mph!  Another is on its heels with hail & wind threat with brief tornado risk as center of surface low undergoes rapid intensification.

If your ears are bothering you or you have a headache or arthritis pain, it may be tied to the rapidly falling air pressure.

So, any risk of an isolated strong to severe storm (even brief tornado) is eastern Clinton, Howard to Miami counties now.

This, even with temperature near 60 & much of the buoyancy elevated....but shear & low-level helicity (spin) are maximized over the low center.  Any storm that can orient itself with the center of the surface low may produce a quick tornado in those mentioned counties over the next 30-45 minutes.

Lafayette
Cloudy
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Hi: 50° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 36°
Kokomo
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Rensselaer
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Lafayette
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Hi: 48° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 36°
Danville
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Frankfort
Cloudy
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Hi: 49° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 24°
Frankfort
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Monticello
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Hi: 48° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 33°
Monticello
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Logansport
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