This date in ’78….a real live Blizzard in the Midwest! These links contain a nice review of the stats, with plenty of good ol’ black and white pictures. Were you here back then? I lived through it as a kid in northeastern Indiana, missing day after day of junior high school. So sweet…lol… I didn’t […]
Conditions looks good for us Tuesday night to see Saturn as it makes a close pass by Earth. The planet is best seen through the eyepiece of a telescope but you shouldn’t need one this week as it will be at “opposition,” or the point in its orbit when it is closest to the Earth. […]
#TBT: Patty Spitler & I also were in the CarmelFest parade in 2012, on the day when the July 4th high at IND was 102 degrees. The picture I have from that year isn’t quite as jolly. We missed the all-time Independence Day high by a degree that day. That still stands from 1911. Lafayette […]
July 3, 1971—the world loses Jim Morrison, and gains Dave Smiley and the universe is again aligned. I recall the night I taught him to read a newspaper. Good times! Happy birthday!
More heat and humidity, but the one change today is that more people will be under the gun for scattered showers and storms. The Storm Prediction Center has all of central Indiana in a marginal risk for storms that could produce damaging wind gusts. Rainfall totals can also be heavy. There will be lingering showers […]
Weather has completely postponed the Indy 500 three times. The first was back in 1915. They postponed that one the day before because it had been so wet. It was completed on Monday. A completed rainout didn’t happen again until 1986, when the race was cancelled in the morning. The next day was also washed […]
There were 148 tornadoes that occurred in a 24 hour period from 1:00 PM EST April 3rd to 1:00 PM EST on April 4 th. The combined path length of all tornadoes during this period was approximately 2500 miles with 315+ fatalities, over 5000 injuries, and an estimated $600+ million loss (in 1974 dollars). Not […]
I was somewhere I haven’t been in about a decade and just maybe I had some fun with it this week. Watch RTV through the month of May for their 70th anniversary celebration.