Monday Severe Storm Potential

October 13th, 2014 at 12:31 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

A strong low pressure system will impact the Wabash Valley today, bringing in the potential of strong to severe storms during the late afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire Valley is under a “slight risk” of severe storms.

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This afternoon (through 5 p.m. EDT): Pre-frontal storms will be rather scattered in nature and push through this afternoon. We will then see a break in the rain through 5 p.m. before the main line of storms moves in from the west.

Highest threat of severe weather is approximately 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. EDT: Thunderstorms will be likely along a squall line moving from west to east throughout the evening hours. There is a threat of damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph along with brief spin-ups within the line itself.


After 11 p.m. EDT: The main line will exit to east and lingering rain showers and storms will continue into the overnight.

Winds will remain strong gusting as high as 30 mph at times throughout the day and this evening.

Storm Team 10 will bring you the very latest with the changing weather situation both on-air (if warranted) and online throughout the rest of the day.


June 10th, 2014 at 3:37 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog


 This map shows what is causing us to have showers and thundershowers. And, with plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, we can’t rule out the possibility of heavy rain at times.  The low pressure you see in Illinois will gradually move up into Indiana, but our chances of rain will continue through at least Wednesday night.


June 6th, 2014 at 4:38 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

Here is an excellent link explaining how important a role weather played in the execution of D-Day.


Wednesday Severe Storm Potenial

June 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 am by under Weather, WTHI Blog

A tricky storm forecast is setting up for Wednesday with multiple storm “complexes” possibly impacting the Wabash Valley.

Round 1: The first is developing to our west today will move southeast into our furtherest west Illinois counties during the very early morning hours on Wednesday. If it holds together, we could see severe storms throughout the Valley.

Timing: 4 a.m. – 8 a.m. EDT

Threat:  Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain

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Round 2: Depending on where the first complex of storms fizzles out and if the atmosphere recovers, a second complex of storms could redevelop and intensify Wednesday afternoon.  The exact timing and positioning is rather uncertain at this time because a lot depends on the first storm system.

Timing: Approx. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

Threat: Damaging wind gusts, large hail, heavy rain (1-2″ with isolated spots up to 3″), flash flooding and rotating thunderstorms

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Thunderstorms will push out Wednesday evening and quiet conditions return for Thursday and Friday.

Stayed tuned to Storm Team 10 for the very latest on the changing weather situation through tomorrow evening.

Protect your iPhone from hackers

May 30th, 2014 at 7:29 pm by under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog

Hackers are making their way to iPhones…kind of.

This trend started in Australia, and is now making its way to the United States.

Here is what’s happening…

Hackers have gained passwords to some iCloud accounts. iCloud is the service Apple uses to keep all of your photos, documents and music in the cloud. (stored on-line) One other ironic key feature Apple uses iCloud to help protect your phone from getting stolen.

Hackers are gaining access to the Find my iPhone feature. After they gain access they are locking iPhones, demanding $50 to be PayPal’ed to them before they actually let you regain access. In the meantime, in theory, you wouldn’t be able to use your phone.

First things first…if this happens to you, don’t pay them.

There are several ways you can help protect yourself from this being an issue.

Change your password, if you change your password…you should be able to keep yourself protected before it becomes an issue.

Also, back your phone up…and back it up often.

If you are finding this after it has become an issue, don’t sweat it it…a factory restore will fix your problem.

You can do this by plugging your iPhone into your computer, and following the prompts in iTunes. Now, be warned, this option will wipe your phone out, basically turning this into a brand new phone…like when you first bought it. That is where back-ups come in handy.

Another option, it is a little bit of a drive for us in Terre Haute, but Apple is offering to fix the problem at their Apple Stores…now, the closest one to us would be the Keystone Crossing Mall on the north-side of Indy. This option will also wipe your phone. They will basically do the system restore for you.

If you decide to go that route, make sure you make an appointment ahead of time.

The bottom line, what sounds like a bad situation may not be as bad as it seems, just take some steps to help keep yourself protected!


May 27th, 2014 at 7:08 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Uncategorized, Weather, WTHI Blog

Warm and rather humid conditions will continue Tuesday night and Wednesday.  A weak cold front will drop south into the region Wednesday afternoon and bring a better chance of more widely spread showers and thunderstorms.7day


May 26th, 2014 at 4:50 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

Looks like we’re headed for a warm stretch of weather for the last week of May.  Occasional thunderstorms are also possible.7day


May 12th, 2014 at 8:09 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog


Here is the expected position of a cold front tomorrow afternoon-evening.  Ahead of this front, thunderstorms and rain will develop.  Behind the front, the air is about 20° colder than it was on Monday.  We can expect the cooler air to hang around for a few days, along with the possibility of scattered showers and perhaps a thundershower.  The temperature will gradually rise as we head toward the weekend.

Watch the Lunar Eclipse LIVE tonight!

April 14th, 2014 at 5:48 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

The Lunar Eclipse begins at about 2am, but coverage starts earlier.  Go here: http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

Rain pushes in, cold air follows.

April 13th, 2014 at 9:19 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

As we head into our Sunday night and wake up for our early morning commute, rain will be moving in with our next wave of energy. A low pressure will kick eastward and drag a cold front with colder air behind it in for the start of our new week. A very basic idea looks like this…


This front is sparking rain showers and thunderstorms as our Sunday night approaches. We will go from daytime highs in the 70s today to highs really dropping into the 40s mostly for our Monday. As this front approaches, it will push that warm air up and cool off, condense, and fall as rain and even cause some friction for lightning. We can see this line move in late tonight. Timing is looking to be near midnight.


The heavy rain and thunderstorm chances will be in front of the cold front and along the front as seen above (11 PM). More widespread rain will take over as the morning hours move in, and throughout the day. Expect the rain showers to be on and off for your Monday. Get the rain gear ready!

This is what one of our models is painting for rainfall potential through the night and into Monday evening…rainfall413

I was personally adding up to around .6″ of precipitation totals with more possible around the Effingham, Richland and Cumberland Illinois counties.

Temperatures really fall behind this front, here is a look at our 7day. Keep in mind our “High” tomorrow will occur at midnight and fall through the day. The low will probably happen late Monday night then.


Expect temperatures around the mid 40s for your Monday late afternoon and evening. Have a great start to your work week and stay dry and warm! JD