If nothing else, it now won’t be the driest month EVER in Indianapolis – just the driest June.
The Indy Airport was brushed by a huffing, puffing wind storm. Google “derecho” and you’ll see plenty of stories about yesterday’s storm complex that marched through several states. I’ve had a few folks on Twitter and Facebook tell me they’ve got some post-storm cleanup to do. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard talk like that.
If you’re north of Indianapolis, you got much more than just a few hundredths of an inch. I’ve attached a chart that shows rainfall amounts from Friday afternoon through another round of storms early Saturday morning. Clearly a weather civil war has broken out, and the north is winning.
PRECIP TOTALS FRIDAY+SATURDAY MORNING:
.76″ South Bend
.43″ Fort Wayne
.11″ Indianapolis (Eagle Creek)
.04″ Indianapolis (Airport)
.00″ Terre Haute, Bloomington, etc…
Yesterday’s dribble means Indianapolis officially broke a dry streak that started June 4.
The boundary layer/frontal system is a LITTLE farther south for the weekend, but the best chances for scattered storms will still be from Indy northward, and will be in the afternoon and evening. Storm could once again become severe with respect to wind and hail. That’s affecting temperatures, with places south of Indianapolis still tapping triple digits. That means (another map attached) a Heat Advisory for Indy northward, and an Excessive Heat Warning to the south.
Indianapolis itself should stay under one hundred today, but might still get to the record books. Going into today, the record is 97.
The official Indianapolis high Friday was 103. That breaks another 1934 record. It was the second straight day in June for 100 degree readings at Indianapolis. The last occurrence of back to back 100 degree days was July 8-9, 1988.
PP NETWORK HIGHS SATURDAY:
92 South Bend
The average high today would be 85, and the average low 65. The records are 97 and 46. Sunrise time is 6:21 and the sunset comes at 9:17.
9 (Very high.)
We stay “low-medium” through Tuesday.