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.