Nicholas Ferreri

More rain totals

July 23rd, 2014 at 6:44 pm by under Weather

Here’s a complete look at the rain totals that came in from this morning’s round of rain and storms.  Some heavy rain did fall in portions of the area, so as you look at these reports, you’ll notice a significant range in rain totals.

One important note, the CoCoRaHS observers who submit these reports, record on a 7 AM – 7 AM schedule.  So, although, there was still some rain falling in portions of the area after 7 AM (mainly to the south of Fort Wayne) that rainfall is not included in these totals.  So, actual storm total amounts may be slightly higher for some spots.  By 8 AM, though, the rain had left our area.

COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS IN NORTHERN INDIANA
:
:                                               SNOW   SNOW  WATER  
:                                        PCPN   FALL  DEPTH  EQUIV
:

INWL11  : BLUFFTON 0.9 SE          *   : 1.43 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWL05  : BLUFFTON 3.6 N           *   : 1.42 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INHT07  : WARREN 1.6 ENE           *   : 0.55 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INGR12  : MARION 5.6 NE            *   : 0.46 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL32  : WOODBURN 2.8 WSW         *   : 0.44 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS29  : SYRACUSE 0.9 SW          *   : 0.37 / 0.0 /  0.0 /   MM
INAL07  : FORT WAYNE 9.1 SE        *   : 0.30 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS41  : NORTH WEBSTER 2.3 N      *   : 0.24 / 0.0 /  0.0 /   MM
INKS03  : WARSAW 1.1 NNW           *   : 0.23 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS51  : WARSAW 1.4 N             *   : 0.22 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INLG05  : LAGRANGE 1.3 ENE         *   : 0.22 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INEL46  : SYRACUSE 3.3 NNE         *   : 0.21 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWB19  : (AA9SH)LAGRO 5.2 NW      *   : 0.21 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWB13  : WABASH 1.5 SW            *   : 0.19 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWB17  : WABASH 1.2 NNW           *   : 0.19 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWB10  : LA FONTAINE 1.1 NW       *   : 0.18 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS46  : WARSAW 2.7 ENE           *   : 0.17 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL42  : FORT WAYNE 7.1 WSW       *   : 0.16 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL49  : FORT WAYNE 5.6 N         *   : 0.16 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB21  : CROMWELL 2.7 SW          *   : 0.16 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSJ16  : GRANGER 2.9 W            *   : 0.16 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL51  : FORT WAYNE 2.6 NE        *   : 0.15 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INLG11  : LAGRANGE 9.9 E           *   : 0.15 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL36  : LEO 2.2 NW               *   : 0.14 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL39  : FORT WAYNE 7.0 NE        *   : 0.14 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INAL05  : HUNTERTOWN 2.6 ESE       *   : 0.13 / 0.0 /  0.0 / 0.00
INAL46  : FORT WAYNE 9.9 NNE       *   : 0.13 / 0.0 /  0.0 / 0.00
INKS32  : LEESBURG 6.7 ESE         *   : 0.13 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB24  : KENDALLVILLE 4.5 NW      *   : 0.11 / 0.0 /   MM /   MM
INJY07  : PORTLAND 3.0 SSE         *   : 0.10 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS52  : WINONA LAKE 1.1 E        *   : 0.10 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB06  : AVILLA 2.4 W             *   : 0.10 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INHT11  : (WA9QGL)ANDREWS 3.2 ESE  *   : 0.09 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INLG06  : LAGRANGE 9.4 ESE         *   : 0.09 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB11  : ALBION 3.7 S             *   : 0.09 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INHT01  : HUNTINGTON 0.3 W         *   : 0.08 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INKS07  : SYRACUSE 3.0 ESE         *   : 0.08 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB23  : COLUMBIA CITY 8.4 N      *   : 0.07 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWY11  : COLUMBIA CITY 5.4 N      *   : 0.07 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWY04  : COLUMBIA CITY 0.5 NNE    *   : 0.06 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INWY17  : COLUMBIA CITY 4.6 S      *   : 0.06 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INNB27  : AVILLA 3.0 SE            *   : 0.05 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN03  : HUDSON 4.6 N             *   : 0.05 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN12  : HUDSON 0.3 SE            *   : 0.05 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN09  : ANGOLA 4.1 N             *   : 0.04 / 0.0 /   MM /   MM
INDK13  : BUTLER 0.5 NNE           *   : 0.04 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN02  : HUDSON 4.1 NNW           *   : 0.04 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INDK05  : AUBURN 0.8 NE            *   : 0.03 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN25  : ANGOLA 1.2 S             *   : 0.03 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN26  : HAMILTON 0.7 N           *   : 0.03 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN05  : HAMILTON 1.7 E           *   : 0.02 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INSN07  : ANGOLA 8.7 ESE           *   : 0.02 /  MM /   MM /   MM
INGR26  : (KB9CRA)GAS CITY 0.3 N   *   :   MM /  MM /   MM /   MM

:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS IN NORTHWEST OHIO
:
:                                               SNOW   SNOW  WATER  
:                                        PCPN   FALL  DEPTH  EQUIV
:
OHDF01  : DEFIANCE 0.9 E           *   : 0.90 / 0.0 /  0.0 / 0.00
OHPL01  : CECIL 0.3 N              *   : 0.75 /  MM /   MM /   MM
OHDF06  : DEFIANCE 9.4 NE          *   : 0.40 /  MM /   MM /   MM
OHWL05  : ALVORDTON 0.5 E          *   : 0.15 /  MM /   MM /   MM
OHWL08  : PIONEER 2.3 S            *   : 0.09 /  MM /   MM /   MM
OHWL02  : BRYAN 1.3 E              *   : 0.06 /  MM /   MM /   MM
:

 


More on the lack of 90s this summer

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:02 pm by under Weather

Following up with Greg’s post from earlier today, I thought I’d share some more factoids about our lack of 90s so far this summer season.

He noted that our average yearly total of 90+ days is 13 and that, this year, we’ve only had 2 – both coming in June.

So, I thought I’d compare our summer so far with our most recent summers going back to 2010.

Remember, the summer season according to the weather record books begins on June 1.  So, for this post, I’m considering temps from June 1 through July 22 in my calculations.  If you look at the summers of 2010, 2011 and 2012, you’ll see that by this date in each of those years, we had already surpassed our “typical” amount of 90s for the year.  But, last year and this year, we are far from that total with our amount of 90s only in the single digits.  With more cool air in sight, the potential for any additional 90s this month is looking slim.

90°+ days between June 1-July 22

90°+ days between June 1-July 22


Awaiting rain…

July 21st, 2014 at 6:53 pm by under Weather

June was a wet month for the area and ranked as Fort Wayne’s 14th wettest June on record.  We ended the month 1.65″ above average for rainfall but, so far, here in July, we are 2″ below average for rain.

Our next chance at rain comes late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, but it’s not looking like a widespread or a soaking rain by any means.

Futurecast Predicted Rain Amounts Tue Night-Early Wed Morning

Futurecast Predicted Rain Amounts Tuesday Night-Early Wednesday Morning

Computer models only show a couple-tenths of an inch of rainfall possible with this rain as it moves through and, due to the scattered nature of the rain, many spots may not even pick up any raindrops.

Here’s a look at the expected timing of the rain.  We could see some rain start to scatter in around the vicinity of midnight with scattered rain chances extending into Wednesday morning.  As of now, most of Wednesday will end up dry.  However, we are tracking the movement of the incoming system closely.  If it moves through slowly, we may see some redevelopment of rain/storms later in the morning and afternoon/evening.

 

 


Streak of July 70s coming to a close

July 20th, 2014 at 12:35 pm by under Weather

As long as the clouds don’t pull any surprises today by blocking out too much of the sun, we’re set to end our going 5-day stretch of consecutive highs in the 70s that began on Tuesday.

Observed High Temps in Fort Wayne (July 15-19)

Observed High Temps in Fort Wayne (July 15-19)

It would seem that, with this being the hottest time of the year, and July’s average highs in the mid-80s, we might have to go back a long way in the records to find another multi-day stretch of consecutive 70s (or cooler) in the month of July.

That’s not the case, though.  Just last year, we had an 8-day July stretch of 79° or lower high temps that started on July 24 and was still going at the month’s end.  August 1 last year was also below 80°, so the cool end to July was actually part of a 9-day streak of such below average temps.

Outside of July 2013, you’d have to back next to July 2009 to find another July spell of 70s.  That year we had 2 separate 4-day stretches at 79° or below and a 5 day stretch that started at the end of the month and continued into early August.

Hope you enjoyed the cooler, lower humidity days last week because this week is starting off quite hot and humid with highs around 90° on both Monday and Tuesday.


Saturday’s TRF finale forecast

July 18th, 2014 at 6:25 pm by under Weather

There’s lots still on the agenda for TRF’s final day on Saturday – most notably the Raft Race (From Noon-5 on the St. Mary’s River) and the fireworks finale at 10 PM downtown.

Both temperatures and humidity will be at comfortable summer levels, making it a very nice day to be out enjoying the fun.

Saturday's TRF Forecast

Saturday’s TRF Forecast


Children’s Fest forecast

July 17th, 2014 at 6:37 pm by under Weather

Friday will be an excellent day to take the kids out to the Children’s Fest at IPFW, as we will see temperatures in Fort Wayne around 79° with not a lot of humidity in the area.

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The Friday forecast for Children’s Fest

The festival will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. This event features fun and games your children can enjoy! Free amusement rides and a costume parade are just a few of the things going on at the Children’s Fest. The event puts specific importance on education and hands-on activities.

This post was contributed by WANE Weather Intern Matt Hook.


A record tied and one to be set

July 16th, 2014 at 9:20 pm by under Weather

On this pleasant, but much cooler than average day, we actually tied the record for the record cold high temp with our high of 71°.  No other July 16th on record had a high temp lower than that.

And that’s not all in the weather records dept., we’re on track to have a record cold late night/early morning as Thursday begins.  Our low temp will drop into the upper 40s tonight with only a partly cloudy sky.  Our expected low of 49° is 2 degrees colder than the current record of 51° set in 1976.

Blog 2

A quite cold night is ahead with temps gradually warming up this week.


Attention weather watchers…

July 15th, 2014 at 9:34 pm by under Weather
Image Credit: (CoCoRaHS)

Image Credit: (CoCoRaHS)

Did you know you can be a part of a program where you provide weather observations from your own backyard that can help out your local meteorologists.   Any person can participate…it doesn’t matter how old or young you are.  The program is called “CoCoRaHS” – the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

Next month, there will be a special training in Portland, Indiana – if you’re interested in learning more.  We received the following press release about the event and I wanted to pass it along to you:

“Have you ever wondered who measures and reports rain and snow amounts during storms? Are you a weather enthusiast who might enjoy reading a rain gauge, measuring snow and reporting your critical weather observations each morning? If so, then you are exactly who the National Weather Service and the Indiana State Climate Office is looking for to expand a growing national network of volunteer weather observers called the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, simply known as CoCoRaHS.

The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office, the Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue and the Jay County Emergency Management Agency will host a CoCoRaHS training session on Thursday, August 7, at 6:30 PM. The training will take place at the Jay County Courthouse Auditorium located at 120 West Main Street in Portland.

This hands-on session, lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, will educate volunteer observers on how to accurately set up and read their rain gauges and report the data via the Internet. There is no cost for the training. However, observers will need to purchase their own rain gauge to participate and all observers are required to use the same type of rain gauge to participate. This allows for consistent and accurate comparisons from one site to another.

Attendance at this training session is free and pre-registration is preferred. Everyone is welcome. To register, contact Samantha Rhodehamel of the Jay County Emergency Management office at 260-726-6910. You may also send an email to rfrazee@co.jay.in.us. More information can also be found online at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/?n=iwxcocorahs or http://www.cocorahs.org


60s in July

July 14th, 2014 at 9:50 pm by under Weather

Yep, that’s what our Live Doppler 15 Fury Forecast is calling for – a high of only 68° tomorrow (July 15)!  That’s a big change from our typical summer warmth and 16° cooler than our average 85° for the date.

Over the past 5 Julys (2009-2013), we’ve seen 3 other occasions where we’ve dropped into the 60s for highs.  July 1 & 28, 2013 and July 1, 2009.  On all three days, 69° was the high temperature.

This unusual level of coolness that we’ll experience tomorrow will be followed by a gradual warmup as the week goes on.  However, over the next 48 hours, we will be quite close to tying or setting a couple records for lowest high temp for July 15 and July 16.  Take a look:

 

Highs the next 2 days will be close to record low highs.

Highs the next 2 days will be close to record low highs.

 


Parade forecast and weekend outlook

July 11th, 2014 at 10:36 pm by under Weather

One of the biggest events in Fort Wayne each summer is the Three Rivers Festival Parade.  Kicking off at 9:45 am and running through noon, there is a chance some scattered rain could be around.  So, grab an umbrella and your poncho and you’ll be in good shape should the rain make its way in.  It looks, though, like the highest potential for rain will come during Saturday afternoon and night, however.

Three Rivers Festival Parade Forecast

Three Rivers Festival Parade Forecast

By late afternoon Saturday, any storms that develop will have their fair share of heat and humidity to use to grow into some strong and, perhaps, severe storms.  Our best potential for severe weather exists from later Saturday afternoon through Sunday at midday as a front exits the area.  Stay weather aware and please keep checking back in with NewsChannel 15 for updates.

Our Weekend Storm Outlook

Our Weekend Storm Outlook

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