September, 2012

Harvest Moon!

September 29th, 2012 at 4:55 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

Tonight is the Harvest Moon!  The viewing should be excellent.  It’s the Full Moon closest to the first day of fall, the equinox.  It rises just after sunset and stays up all night, providing lots of light.  The Harvest Moon is probably the most famous of all Full Moons.  Here’s a little something to get you in the mood, or if you can’t view it, close your eyes and enjoy!   ko~

Movin the Messmers

September 26th, 2012 at 5:35 pm by under Mark Allen's Journal, WTHI Blog

I helped move my daughter and her family over the weekend.

No ‘big deal’, but it reminded me of a couple of things I thought I’d share. It reminded me again how much I love living in a small town. A town where friends and neighbors show up to help you move.
Not because their lives aren’t terribly busy too but because they care.
When I carried junk from the basement it reminded me how blessed I am to live in this great nation.
I could hear the chuckles and outright laughter as people piled through fifteen years of household junk.

When I watched my son-in-law haul a 15 foot trampoline spread out across my pickup truck like a giant parachute I was reminded of what a red-neck clan I call loved ones.

But I think most of all I was reminded that we weren’t there just to help them move.
We were there to help them understand how much we love them.

And for me, that makes for a very ‘big deal’ weekend.

Showers Continue Today

September 26th, 2012 at 8:46 am by under Weather

A stationary boundary just to our south with help bring scattered rain showers and isolated storms to the Wabash Valley once again today. Flooding is already a concern from yesterday’s rain in some locations, so be on the look out for standing water on roadways and avoid driving through those spots. Otherwise, we’re looking at high temperatures reaching the mid 70s this afternoon.

Spotty showers and storms are possible during the overnight hours as temperatures fall into the lower 50s. As we head into Thursday, the system situated to our south will once again pose the opportunity for scattered showers, mainly across southern portions of the Wabash Valley. Highs will top out near 74°.

Tracking Rain and Storms

September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 am by under Weather

A warm front will slowly approach the Wabash Valley for today. This will pose the opportunity for scattered rain showers and possibly some thunderstorms as we head through the day today. It will not be a complete wash out, but off and on showers are likely with the potential to see some heavier rainfall within thunderstorms. Warmer air is in place as well as temperatures climb into the mid 70s.

As we head through the overnight hours we’ll keep the chance for showers and isolated storms as temperatures stay mild, only dropping back near 62°. We’re not quite done with the rain yet. A secondary system will work its way through on Wednesday, once again looking for scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and a bit warmer with highs in the upper 70s.


Chilly Morning, Comfortable Afternoon

September 24th, 2012 at 8:01 am by under Weather

Patchy frost is possible this morning as temperatures are starting off in the 30s. A Frost Advisory remains in effect until 9/8c a.m. In fact, we broke a low temperature record this morning here in Terre Haute at 34° during the 6 o’clock hour. The previous record of 35°  was set back in 1928. Otherwise, it will be a sunny afternoon with high temperatures reaching 70°.

Changes will roll in for tonight in the way of cloud cover and scattered rain showers by early Tuesday morning. The clouds will keep temperatures a bit warmer as we fall into the lower 50s overnight. Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely for Tuesday as temperatures climb into the mid 70s.

We’ll keep an unsettled weather pattern with us during the entire week with day to day rain chances through next Sunday as temperatures stay mild in the 70s.

A Chilly Weekend

September 22nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm by under Weather

The gusty wind we have experienced all day will start to calm as we head into the later evening hours. With the calmer wind and clear skies, temperatures will fall all the way back into the mid 30s! Areas of patchy frost are likely to develop as well. The clear sky will stick around for Sunday but temperatures won’t be much warmer than what we had today. Temperatures will struggle to get into the lower 60s. Then for Sunday night into Monday morning, temperatures will be even cooler dropping back near 32°. A Frost Advisory has been issued for all of our Indiana counties from 2 a.m. til 9 a.m. on Monday.

Looking ahead at next week, Monday will be the last sunny and cool day. Warmer temperatures return for the rest of the week as well as day to day rain chances.

Cooler Temps for the Weekend

September 21st, 2012 at 7:19 pm by under Weather

Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will move through tonight as cooler temperatures settle in for the weekend. Rain and thunderstorms will exit overnight tonight with gusty northwest winds dropping overnight lows into the mid 40s. Partly cloudy skies will be around for Saturday with daytime highs only reaching the lower 60s. Gusty northwest winds will continue through the day on Saturday and into Saturday night where overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s. Mostly sunny skies will be around for Sunday with temperatures staying cooler than average in the lower 60s.


Last Full Day of Summer!

September 21st, 2012 at 8:37 am by under Weather

Today is the last full day of summer! The cloud cover will increase as we head through the first part of the day leading to scattered rain showers developing this afternoon and lasting through this evening. High temperatures will top out in the lower 70s. Rain showers are still likely mostly before 1 a.m. then the sky will start to clear. Temperatures will fall back near 47°.

Fall officially kicks off at 10:49 a.m. EDT on Saturday. It will be a partly cloudy start to the day becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. It will be a much cooler day with a stronger breeze out of the northwest gusting up to 25 mph. Highs will only reach the lower 60s.

We’ll drop back into the upper 30s during Saturday night into Sunday morning then more sunshine for Sunday afternoon but temps stay cool topping out in the lower 60s. Temperatures in the 70s will return next week.

Sprinkles Today, Widespread Rain Tomorrow

September 20th, 2012 at 8:43 am by under Weather

Scattered sprinkles are possible this morning as a weak frontal boundary approaches from the west. This passing system will give us more in the way of cloud cover this afternoon as compared to yesterday. Temperatures will be just a bit warmer though, topping out in the mid 70s. (Check out the image of the rainbow that was visible this morning looking west from Terre Haute)

For tonight, we’ll drop back near 48° under partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and isolated storms are possible for Friday along a stronger cold front. Otherwise mostly cloudy and breezy with wind gusts out of the southwest up to 20 mph. High temperatures will be near 71°. Friday will not be an all day wash out, but if you do have outdoor plans, make sure the pack the umbrella just in case.

Looking ahead at this weekend, temperatures will be much cooler back behind this front with highs near 66° on Saturday and 67° on Sunday under mostly sunny skies. A warm up returns as we head into next week.

Below Average Temperatures

September 19th, 2012 at 6:24 pm by under Weather

Mostly clear skies will be around tonight with light south winds. Temperatures will be chilly in the 40s but will be warmer than last nights overnight lows in the 30s. Expect partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures for Thursday with daytime highs climbing up into the mid 70s. Partly cloudy skies will stick around for Thursday but will increase in coverage for Friday as a few scattered rain showers try to move in. Temperatures will cool back off for the weekend with partly cloudy skies and daytime highs back down into the mid to upper 60s.