Thursday, August 7, 2008

Decent storm and a lot of rain

Monday night August 5th into Tuesday Muncie had about two inches of rain. This storm produced a tornado report north of Muncie near Wabash. Here there was a report of a large tree down on the east side of town, a few barns and farm strucutres destroyed in the county, brief power outages with at least one gust of aroud 60mph. Lots of cool lightning to bad my camera having difficulties. This system more typical of a fall like disturbance with a mid-level trough just reaching into Indiana and the storms moving from the North west. More of these type storms in late summer and early fall will make for an active second severe storm/tornado season here.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Hot as Hell

Highs to be in the lower 90's this week in Muncie with a few chances of rain here and there. We will need it as with temps this high evaporation rates will be great and crops will dry oout quickly. The heat index will be at dangerous levels. Here is an an explanation of heat index an and accompanying chart to determine levels at a glance.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hurricane Dolly

Dolly has provided for some good images and some damage from high winds and flooding. Some areas recieved about 15 inches of rain. This is a lot of rain for this area to deal with. They are hoping lingering storms will move out of the area today so we have no major levee breaches. Here is a good ireport of pics I found

Saturday, July 12, 2008

T-storm this Morning

Storm Prediction Center has most of Indiana in slight risk today saying more T-storms could develop this afternoon. No storm reports from this morning just some heavy rain. I'm not thinking any severe near Muncie this afternoon, though perhaps some more rain. A little clearing taking place now. This could form a moisture boundary with all the rain this morning.
Looking to start getting good pics of local storms on here soon. I might wanna read up on lightning safety. I have a hard time following my own advice though.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

No severe storms July 8th

Muncie recieved about a half inch of rain with a brief downpour in the afternoon. Did get warm and humid with high of 88 (about average) low of 70. Weather looks calm for next few days is much cooler today with high looking like only about 81.

Monday, July 7, 2008

SPC has Muncie in Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Muncie, Indiana in the slight risk category 7/8/08 stating high winds and hail as the main threats. Cold front should be moving through tomorrow afternoon perhaps at peak of daily heat. Strong midlevel unilateral westerly flow indicates low risk of tornados right now. Probably should keep an eye on this though as lower level southerly flow may interfere resulting in some turbulence.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mixed results for July 4th forecast

Well, I guess I'm a bit rusty, but I'll be back to my perfect forecasts
On the up-side It quit raining in Muncie about 10:00 A.M., very consistent with my rain will be done by 11:00 A.M forecast. (there was a trace of rain about 8:30 P.M.)
On the downside the high temp was only 72, which I overcasted by 10. I underestimated the mid level disturbance, seeing that it was likely not to dig much more. It did not, though it did provide enough lift to keep the clouds around almost all day, thus throwing off my high temp.
My low temp of 64 was off the actual of 59, I expected the 59 early morning on the fifth because of the clearing skies that never quite happened.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 4th forecast

O.K. so I cheated and waited for Wednesday morning guidance to make forecast. Think ETA doing best with temps and cloud cover though adjusting higher day and lower night temps. System moving in will produce rain here Thursday July 3. Do not think enough moisture to hang around and screw up weather for the 4th. So here it is High:82 Low:64 (about 2:00 AM 5th) If any rain still around Muncie will be gone by 11:00 AM..
and here is NWS forecast for 4th Independence Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Northeast wind between 6 and 8 mph. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Still cool in Muncie

Still cool with high pressure zone entrenched. High 75 Low 59. Watching the July 4th forecast, right now NWS has 30% chance showers/thunderstorms and still cool. Tomorrow I will post my detailed forecast for the 4th. See if it is any better than the NWS.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Todays weather

I am going to post here daily with local weather and meanderings about other big weather events. Will share some of my fav weather sites here soon maybe there are some gems others don't know about? Would love to hear from others.

Weather in good old Muncie, IN...was calm today with only a trace of rain. Cool with a high of 75 and a low of 62. Average high: 83 Average low: 62. Has been rainy as of late though not as much as further south in Indiana with devastating floods last week!

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