Peak Sunday Wind Gusts & the Outlook to Early December

Strong Alberta Clipper produced strong winds Sunday. We are tracking an active, wetter, warmer pattern into early November.

Posted: Oct 28, 2018 10:25 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 12:46 AM

After morning rain & isolated thunder, then sun & strengthening winds, more clouds rolled in with a few showers with strong winds afternoon-evening.

Peak measured gust was 50 mph west-southwest of Dayton.

One report of wind damage was received:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
354 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2018

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0329 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 W DAYTON 40.37N 86.81W
10/28/2018 TIPPECANOE IN PUBLIC

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS PARTS OF METAL
ROOFING TORN LOOSE FROM BUSINESS: CROSSROADS
GALVANIZING.

Reported wind gusts in the viewing area (E = Estimated by spotter, M = Measured by anemometer at proper height on proper site.)

Farmers provide a good base of our observations with their properly-sited weather stations. A BIG thanks to you all for your vital data!

3 W means 3 miles west of West Lafayette.......this is what the numbers & letters mean.

M50 mph. 4 WSW Dayton

M47 mph.  2 SSW Rossville.

M45 mph. Lafayette (Tecumseh)

M45 mph. 7 E Michigantown

M44 mph. 3 E Camden

M43 mph. Purdue University Airport

M43 mph. Crawfordsville Municipal Airport

M42 mph. 1 WNW Galveston Airport (Cass County)

M41 mph. 3 S Lafayette

M40 mph. Danville-Vermillion County Airport

M40 mph. 3 SW West Point (Tippecanoe)

M40 mph. Chalmers

M40 mph. Frankfort Municipal Airport

M39 mph. 3 E Fowler

M39 mph. Beard (Clinton County)

M39 mph. 5 SW Ladoga

M39 mph. Kokomo Muncipal Airport

M38 mph. Grissom Air Reserve Base

M38 mph. Monticello-White County Airport

M38 mph. Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

M37 mph. 1 W Alamo (Montgomery)

M36 mph. Morocco

M36 mph. 4 NE New Richmond

M36 mph. Rochester-Fulton County Airport

M35 mph. 5 SE Linden

M35 mph. 4 NE Ladoga

M35 mph. Logansport-Cass County Airport

M34 mph. 7 NE Winamac

M34 mph. Just N of IN 18 Between Round Grove & Barce

M33 mph. Peru Municipal Airport

M33 mph. 3 WSW Round Grove (White)

M33 mph. 5 ESE Earl Park

M32 mph. 8 NE Rensselaer
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Active, wet, warmer pattern is settling in & should continue to mid-November...........

Sunshine & 50s to 60 Monday (AM low near 38) should give way to increasing clouds & 64-67 Tuesday as winds increase from the southwest (after morning low 40-45).

Showers & a couple isolated storms are likely Tuesday night with a low only at 48-53.

Rainfall will last through Wednesday morning, but there may be a break for a bit in the afternoon before rainfall returns in the evening.

Highs will run in the 50s to 60.

This rainfall will be with us Wednesday night & through part of Thursday.  Thursday will be cooler with a northeast to north wind at 15-30 mph with highs near 51.

Total rainfall Tuesday night-Thursday should run 0.80-2" area-wide.

After a cool Friday with 40s to 50 with lows in the 20s to 30, warm front should pass through Saturday.  This will turn the winds to the southwest, making for much warmer 60s ahead of a strong storm system.  Front should pass around November 6 here.

Rain & some storms are likely here.  It appears the best potential of any severe weather will run west & southwest & south of our area.

After some rainfall near November 9, mid-month big storm system may bring rain, storms & some severe risk with warm, windy conditions.  A secondary storm may follow in succession.

Much colder weather will follow.

Wetter, Warmer Pattern to be Replaced with Burst of Winter Cold Late November Before it Moderates..............then Returns In Early December.......

Check out the Arctic high domination of the central & eastern U.S. on November 20!  Lots of cold air east of the Rockies!  Strong cold front will reach the Florida Keys, Cuba & even southern Mexico with a nice drop in dew points & temperature, the likes not seen since March or April.

Some minor snow would not surprise me in late November with the colder pattern.  It should warm up for a bit after Thanksgiving before it turns sharply colder several days into December.

Article Comments

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Kokomo
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Rensselaer
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Fowler
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Williamsport
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Crawfordsville
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Frankfort
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Monticello
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Widespread rainfall by Sunday.
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