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Overnight Rainfall

April 24th, 2014 at 8:39 am by under Weather

 

Futurecast has the heavy rainfall beginning around 5 am Friday

Futurecast has the heavy rainfall beginning around 5 am Friday

Rainfall will be moving in overnight Thursday and early Friday. Here’s how Futurecast depicts the rainfall with the heaviest rain across our area beginning at 5 am.

Futurecast 9am Friday morning with some heavy rainfall

Futurecast 9am Friday morning with some heavy rainfall

The heavier rainfall continues through 9am before ending.

Rainfall totals could be over a half an inch

Rainfall totals could be over a half an inch

Rainfall totals will be between .5″ to around .9″ north according to Futurecast.


Fury Alert Severe Weather Special Airs Tonight

April 23rd, 2014 at 8:07 am by under Weather

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Don’t forget to tune in for our Fury Alert weather special tonight. You can learn more about severe weather and what you and your family should do during a weather emergency. We have a new component to this years show as well. You can join us on Twitter. Our ‘handle’ is @Wanewx. You will be able to interact with our weather team live and ask questions as our weather special is airing live on WANE 15.


Frost likely overnight

April 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 am by under Weather

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As temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing tonight should gardeners push the panic button? In some cases the answer is yes. When a ‘tender’ plant freezes it turns the cells which are normally green into black or brown cells. The ice crystals can also further injure a plant by damaging these cells so that water cannot travel through the tissue which limits growth and can ultimately kill the plant.

Cover your plants with a tarp or sheet and not with plastic as plastic is too thin to insulate the plants leaves. According to home gardening sites: “Just ensure that when you cover your plant, the cover reaches the ground, trapping warm air under the plant’s canopy. The better the cover does this, the safer your plant will be from frost.”


Lyrid Meteor Shower

April 21st, 2014 at 8:36 am by under Weather
Composite image of Lyrid and non-Lyrid meteors, seen over New Mexico from April 21-23, 2012. (NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser)

Composite image of Lyrid and non-Lyrid meteors, seen over New Mexico from April 21-23, 2012. (NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser)

Tonight is a perfect night for viewing the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Here’s what NASA has to say about it:  “Lyrids are pieces of debris from the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed for more than 2,600 years. In mid-April of each year, Earth runs into the stream of debris from the comet, which causes the Lyrid meteor shower. You can tell if a meteor belongs to a particular shower by tracing back its path to see if it originates near a specific point in the sky, called the radiant. The constellation in which the radiant is located gives the shower its name, and in this case, Lyrids appear to come from a point in the constellation Lyra.”

Here’s what Earth, Wind and Sky says about it: The 2014 Lyrid meteor shower will pepper the night on the evening of April 21 until before dawn April 22. The predawn hours are typically best – and April 22, Earth Day morning, is the peak this year. You might also want to try the evening hours this year, though, because the light of the last quarter moon, rising at midnight, will interfere.”

Although the weather will not be ideal you may be able to catch a glimpse with skies clearing between 4 and 6 am on the 22nd.


New Military Satellite Launched

April 18th, 2014 at 11:23 am by under Weather

The U.S. Air force has launched a new high tech weather satellite that will help with tactical weather forecasting and severe weather. This information is crucial to many U.S. Military operations. Read more about it here.

 


Palm Sunday Tornadoes

April 17th, 2014 at 8:44 am by under Weather
Palm Sunday Tornadoes of 1965 (NWS IWX)

Palm Sunday Tornadoes of 1965 (NWS IWX)

Ever since I moved to Indiana back in 1989 I’ve heard stories about the “Palm Sunday” tornadoes. I’ve heard several personal accounts of what happened that day back in 1965. Here is a documented account of what happened that day, not only in Indiana but throughout the Midwest.

 


Another Record Broken

April 16th, 2014 at 11:12 am by under Weather
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Temperatures continue to break. This morning an almost 80-year-old record was broken as the temperature was 23° at 6am.  This cold is a carry over from yesterday where the high temperature was only 36 and set another record which you can read about in Nicholas’ post.  The forecast high today is 50 which is 11° below normal and this morning we were 17° below normal so in just 24 hours we are off 28°. The last two days will have erased the above normal days we had this weekend and puts our temperatures for the month below normal as of today.


Overnight Snow Totals

April 15th, 2014 at 11:47 am by under Weather
Snow totals

Snow totals

Many places had measurable snow overnight Monday and early Tuesday. It seems the heavier snow was located across Allen county in Indiana. Other areas to the the north, south and west all received about 1/2″ or less.


Lunar Eclipse Pics

April 15th, 2014 at 5:26 am by under Weather
Lunar Eclipse (NASA)

Lunar Eclipse (NASA)

Most of us missed the eclipse this morning but it was spectacular around the world. Here is a great collection of pictures from NASA.


The winds and the rain

April 10th, 2014 at 11:24 am by under Weather
Futurecast rainfall

Futurecast rainfall

A weather system will move in today from the pacific and bring a brief period of moderate rain across the area. Rainfall totals should be around .25″ and end after midnight.

Futurecast winds

Futurecast winds

The other problem will be the winds moving in from the southwest with sustained speeds of 25 mph through afternoon and reach gusts to 35 mph.

Futurecast winds changing to northwest

Futurecast winds changing to northwest

These winds shift to the northwest as the front moves through by early evening. You can see this shift on the Futurecast graphic.