Indiana’s Weather For Monday

August 6, 2012

Today features lower humidity, a bluer sky, and greener grass.

Indiana’s weekend weather was wetter than Michael Phelps’ laundry. We finally struck precipitation Gold, with biggest one-day total in Indy since the first of May!

The first of May was also the last time a tornado had been confirmed in the state, and that also returned this weekend, thankfully on a small scale. The rough weather in Northern Indiana late Saturday afternoon spawned small tornado in the La Porte county town of Rolling Prairie. There was damage to a carport and the roof at one residence, and a barn was destroyed nearby.

My Facebook & Twitter accounts filled up faster than the rain gauges. Just a couple:
@bradmeiser on Twitter: “1.7 inches in Broad Ripple”
David Millhoan ‎on Facebook: “2.0 in Knightstown!!!!!!!!!”
Mike Hartman on Facebook: “We had 1.4 in the home gauge this morning (in Franklin.)”

But not everyone was Singin’ In The Rain. Totals were lowest just southwest of Indy. I’ve attached a complete map of totals, and you can see some huge differences. All in all, however, the most widespread rain event in months was a sight for sore…dry eyes.

1.82″ South Bend
1.51″ Indianapolis
1.31″ Fort Wayne
0.41″ Evansville
0.19″ Muncie
0.05″ Bloomington
0.01″ Terre Haute

Indy hit the upper 80’s Sunday, and should return there today. If that forecast holds: it’ll be the first back to back days under 90 degrees since June 25-26! Yesterday’s high of 79 in South Bend was the first high temp in the 70s there since June 13.

17.49″ Precipitation year-to-date
26.73″ Normal by this time
9.24″ Deficit at this time
30.36″ LAST year’s total by now

The average high today is 84 and the average low is 65. Records are 99 and 50. Sunrise time is 6:49 and sunset is 8:52.

The actual high yesterday was 88. The forecast was 86.

Back to “9” today (very high.)

After dipping yesterday, it’s back to “medium-high” through Wednesday, then “high” on Thursday.

Today: Sunny. High 88.

Tonight: Clear. Low 61.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 91.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 67.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 92.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 70.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 87.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. Low 68.

Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 83.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 64.

Saturday: Partly sunny. High 82.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 63.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 81.

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