May 16th, 2013 at 12:22 pm by Lindsey Monroe under Uncategorized
Law enforcement out of Daviess County in Washington, IN reported water over US Highway 50 east of Washington and also State Road 57 south of Washington.
One inch of rain was measured by an automated weather station in Washington. Radar estimates up to three inches of rainfall at some locations in Daviess County.
There has also been radar estimated rainfall totals in an upwards of three inches in portions of Lawrence County, IL where there is also an urban and small stream flood advisory in effect until 1:30 p.m. CDT.
A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for southern Knox-Daviess-Martin counties until 4:30 p.m. EDT. Several reports of heavy rain and flooded roadways have come in from those locations including the cities of Vincennes, Shoals and Washington.
No other severe weather warnings are in effect at this time.
Storm Team 10 will keep you posted throughout the day with the very latest. Here is the direct link to the Live Streaming Storm Team 10 Fury http://www.wthitv.com/subindex/weather/radar_center/live_radar
May 9th, 2013 at 8:39 am by Lindsey Monroe under Uncategorized
Today: Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible heading through the afternoon hours, some storms could be stronger containing gusty winds and hail. Heavy rain is possible as well. An upwards of .50″ is possible with higher amounts within thunderstorms. Temperatures will be warm, reaching the upper 70s.
Tonight: Thundershowers will become less numerous during the overnight. Temperatures stay mild with overnight lows near 60°.
Tomorrow: Scattered rain and thundershowers will be around again on Friday, but temps will be a bit cooler with highs in the lower 70s.
Extended Outlook: Dry and cooler conditions move in for Mother’s Day weekend. Highs will be near 68 Saturday, only 60 on Sunday with overnight lows in the upper 30s Sunday night into Monday morning.
May 3rd, 2013 at 8:02 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather
Today: Rain showers will be off and on this afternoon. It won’t be an all day wash out, but it’s a good idea to keep the rain gear handy. Better chance for a little more widespread will be this evening. Count on needing your windshield wipers for the evening commute home. Temperatures will be just a bit cooler today, topping out in the lower 70s. Below is Futurecast at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT. Rainfall totals look to stay light (under .25″), but higher amounts are possible in thundershowers.
Tomorrow: By tomorrow morning, the rain will subside to the south and west. The best chance for rain stays across southwestern portions of the Valley. Temperatures turn much cooler, highs will only be in the lower 60s.
Headed to Indy for the 500 Festival Mini Marathon tomorrow? Tiny chance for rain, but otherwise looks cloudy and mild.
Sunday: We’ll continue to see lingering rain showers through the second half of the weekend. Again, not looking for an all day wash out, but there will be periods of rain around on Sunday. Highs rebound slightly into the mid 60s.
Extended Outlook: Drying out by Monday. Next week is looking relatively dry and mild. Temperatures return to the lower 70s to start off our work week and will rebound to the mid to upper 70s by the end of the week.
April 23rd, 2013 at 9:06 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather
I’ve been in living in the Terre Haute area for a little over a year now, and the community service effort never seizes to amaze me. Friends helping friends, neighbors helping neighbors, complete strangers from town ‘x’ that have no connection to town ‘y’ always seem to come together when others are in need.
The most recent example is the flooding that has painted a calamitous picture across the Valley. I can talk about Flood Warnings, river levels and see pictures of flooding from the weather center at WTHI, but the impact of flooding was really put into perspective when I and other News 10 staffers joined the sandbagging efforts of a local community yesterday.
Not only did I meet and have good conversations with members of this community, but I also met people from out of the area who heard about the flooding on the news and wanted to come help out. By the time the sun started to set (around 8:30 eastern time), I heard a familiar story by so many. “I’ve been out here since 10 a.m.,” ….”I heard about this and came as soon as I got off work,” …”I’ve been out here working all day”. It was phenomenal, and nightfall didn’t seem pose a stopping point for these folks.
Covered in dirt, tired with achy hands, arms and backs, men and women of all ages continued shoveling sand into white bags and tossing them into the backs of donated pick-up trucks. All that doesn’t seem so bad when you know your efforts could save homes, businesses or the property of others.
So I just want to say thanks again to everyone who took time out of their day to help “a community”, whether it be your own or someone else’s.
April 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather, WTHI Blog
Today: Clouds will increase during the first part of the day followed by scattered rain showers and isolated storms returning for this afternoon. We’ll reach the upper 60s this afternoon before the cold front, which is responsible for bringing the rain, will push through allowing for falling temps.
Timing & Amounts… Rain looks to move in mostly after midday today and become more widespread through this evening. Up to a quarter inch of rain is possible with locally higher amounts within storms. Severe storms are not expected. However, the rain showers and storms will continue through the overnight hours adding three quarters to one inch of additional rainfall.
Tomorrow: Highs will only be in the lower 50s Wednesday, rain showers come to an end early and skies turn partly cloudy.
Extended Outlook: We’ll stay dry and cool through the end of the week with highs in the mid 50s Thursday and back into the lower 60s by Friday. Rain showers return Saturday.
April 22nd, 2013 at 11:25 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather, WTHI Blog
Straight from the National Weather Service regarding the Flood Warning throughout Vigo County…
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION IF YOU’RE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY INCLUDING VILLAGES OF HUTTON AND VIGO.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
923 AM EDT MON APR 22 2013
923 AM EDT MON APR 22 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR RAPID RIVER RISES AND AN OVERTOPPING LEVEE IN...
SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
* UNTIL 900 PM EDT TUESDAY
* AT 914 AM EDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A FEW FEET OF SWIFTLY MOVING
WATER OVER ROADS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROBERTSON
ROAD...CANTRELL DRIVE AND ARBUCKLE PLACE NEAR WHERE THE HONEY
CREEK LEVEE AND GREENFIELD BAYOU JOIN. THIS MAY BE DUE TO A
POSSIBLE BREACH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE HONEY CREEK LEVEE. SHOULD
A BREACH OF THE LEVEE BE CONFIRMED OR FLOODING WORSENS...THIS
WARNING MAY BE UPGRADED TO A FLASH FLOOD WARNING.
* FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY...INCLUDING THE VILLAGES OF HUTTON AND
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...WABASH
RIVER...HONEY CREEK...OXENDINE BAYOU...HAYWARD SLOUGH...GREENFIELD
BAYOU AND ASHMORE CREEK.
THE WABASH RIVER AT TERRE HAUTE WAS AT A LEVEL OF 27.3 FEET AT 9 AM
EDT. THE RIVER APPEARS TO BE NEARING CREST IN TERRE HAUTE...
ALTHOUGH RIVER LEVELS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW 27 FEET UNTIL
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
April 19th, 2013 at 12:27 pm by Lindsey Monroe under Weather, WTHI Blog
Just in from the National Weather Service are rainfall totals from April 18th. Many locations across the Wabash Valley received between two and four inches of rain. Some locations to the northwest of Indianapolis reported an upwards of 5″ of rain. The significance of that number to the Wabash Valley is the simple fact that creeks, streams and rivers from the area with highest rainfall totals all flow toward to Wabash River. Due to that, we can expect our rivers to rise and continue to flood over the next several days. An ongoing Flood Warning remains in effect.
To find the latest information regarding river levels, visit the Hydrologic Prediction Center here: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ind
Putnam – 4.16″
Owen – 3.90″
Greene – 2.67″
Parke – 2.66″
southern Vermillion – 3.04″
Vigo – 2.60″
Knox (Vincennes) – 2.22″
Martin – 1.01″
eastern Daviess – 1.74″
western Daviess – 3.11″
More information from the Indianapolis National Weather Service here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=latestcoopmaps
Edgar (Paris) – 1.80″
Coles (Mattoon) – 2.96″
Crawford (Robinson) – 1.75″
Effingham – 2.88″
Douglas (Tuscola) – 3.05″
Cumberland (Neoga) – 3.57″
Lawrence (Lawrenceville) – 2.15″
More rainfall total reports from the Lincoln, IL National Weather Service here: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=ILX&issuedby=ILX&product=LSR&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0
April 19th, 2013 at 7:55 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather
FLOODING: The first concern of the day is flooding, a repercussion of all the rain we received across the Valley yesterday. There is currently a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Douglas, Coles, Cumberland and Effingham counties until 8:30 a.m. CDT today. An ongoing Flood Warning is in effect for the remaining counties within the Wabash Valley for elevated river levels. There are a few travel restrictions in place due to high water covering roadways, especially in rural areas and secondary roads. Please remember the motto during flooding events, turn around, don’t drown! Even if it takes a little longer to reach your destination, it is important to find an alternate route instead of driving through high water.
Today: Behind the cold front that brought all the rain yesterday, temperatures are much cooler. We’re starting off with temps running about 30-35 degrees colder than just 24 hours ago. We won’t get out of the mid 40s this afternoon. Winds will continue to be on the gusty side, out of the west up to 35 mph at times. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a very slight chance of a spotty rain shower this afternoon.
Tonight: A freeze watch will be in effect tonight through early Saturday morning at temps drop back near 30° during the overnight hours. If you have any vegetation growing (flowers or gardens), make sure to cover them to prevent any frost damage.
Extended Outlook: Skies will slowly clear out and become mostly clear by Saturday. Sunshine returns, but the warmer temps do not. Highs will only be in the lower 50s. It will get a little warmer by Sunday with highs in the lower 60s. Rain returns next Tuesday.
April 17th, 2013 at 9:28 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather
Today: The unsettled weather pattern continues, but there will be several dry hours this afternoon with only a chance of isolated rain and thundershowers. A warm front will lift through the Valley today, so temps will be a bit warmer with highs in the mid 70s.
Tomorrow: Thursday will start off dry, warm and breezy. Temps in the mid 60s with wind gusts from the southeast up to 25 mph. A few isolated thundershowers will fire-up ahead of the cold front tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise it will be warm and windy. Highs will reach near 80° and winds will pick up out of the south gusting near 35 mph at times.
Severe potential…. is highest from approximately 11 p.m. Thursday through 3 a.m. Friday…
As we head through late Thursday night, the cold front will bring widespread thunderstorms, some reaching severe limits. Preliminarily, it looks like this will be a high wind event. Hail and lightning are concerns as well.
The line of strong storms exits to the east by 8 a.m. Friday. Lingering showers will be possible, but temperatures will be much cooler! We’ll only see highs in the lower 50s Friday afternoon.
April 10th, 2013 at 9:06 am by Lindsey Monroe under Weather
Today: Cloudy, warm and windy conditions continue today. High temperatures will reach near 80° this afternoon with winds out of the southwest up to 20 mph. A good portion of the Wabash Valley will stay dry during the afternoon hours today with a chance of an isolated shower to the north along a stalled frontal boundary.
Tonight: A cold front will approach the Valley during the overnight hours tonight bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. Some storms have the potential to reach severe limits with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Heavy rain from 1-2″could produce localized flooding as well. Timing…. the line of storms will move into western IL just after midnight and impact our area mainly after 2 a.m. through early Thursday morning.
Tomorrow: The threat for severe weather comes to an end by Thursday morning and much cooler air filters in. Highs tomorrow will only be in the mid 60s. Lingering rain showers will be possible.
Extended Outlook: We’ll see a drastic change in temperatures from today to Friday. Highs will only be in the lower 50s for the end of the week and first part of the weekend. We’ll see a warm-up by Sunday that will continue into next week with rain chances returning as well.