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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
842 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023
Issued at 842 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023
Deep closed low is currently located over eastern Nebraska and is
moving eastward now. Intense DCVA and associated strong forcing will
primarily track over the northern portion of the area into the
southern Great Lakes and this should be where a more
intense/widespread wind threat should evolve, from the line of
convection in northwest Illinois. Further south, trailing more
positively tilted vort maxima and still appreciable midlevel height
falls will likely still be sufficient for linear evolution with
time. Another factor favoring at least a quasi-linear trend is
veered low level flow and generally straight hodographs supporting
splits and cell mergers which have been observed over western
Illinois the last hour or two.
0-3-km shear vector orientation is more parallel to these
southernmost segments that will impact much of central Indiana into
the evening, somewhat limiting the QLCS mesovortex/tornado threat
some. Nevertheless, any embedded mesocyclones or localized surges
and resultant line reorientations will need to be watched closely
for tornado potential. Even if shear vector orientations aren't
optimal, the magnitude of shear is particularly high and can
Latest ACARS from IND shows a trend toward stronger ascent with
cool/moist PBL below capping EML deepening as CIN decreases. Near-
term model guidance continues to show a fairly narrow corridor of
enhance instability and little/no inhibition ahead of the QLCS. In
fact, thermodynamic profiles may be quite favorable for deep
coupling with stronger momentum aloft, and strong winds (locally
significant). Wind damage continues to be the main threat.
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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County
Issued at 900 PM EDT FRI MAR 31 2023
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
LAFAYETTE CLOUDY 66 58 75 S14G31 29.44F
KOKOMO* CLOUDY 61 59 93 S22 29.50F
MARION* CLOUDY 60 57 91 S23 29.53F
MUNCIE* CLOUDY 63 56 78 S21G31 29.55F
INDIANAPOLIS MOCLDY 63 57 81 S17 29.53F
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Friday March 31, 2023
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 62 degrees north, near 63 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. Winds are from the south at 21 mph with gusts at 33 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 17 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 30 mph with gusts at 48 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 70 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Warsaw and Kokomo.
Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.
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LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County,IN
319 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023
DAY ONE Through Tonight.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible through the
afternoon. A few severe storms will be possible during the afternoon
A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move through central
Indiana this evening between the hours of 9 PM and midnight. Damaging
winds to 75 mph and the threat of a few brief tornadoes will
accompany this line of storms.
Strong winds gusts up to 50 mph are possible this evening even
outside of thunderstorms.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday.
Strong wind gusts up to 50 mph are likely on Saturday.
There is a chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon through
Tuesday night. Severe storms are possible during this period,
primarily Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is expected late this afternoon into tonight.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, IN
828 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT SATURDAY
TORNADO WATCH 98 IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EDT SATURDAY
REST OF TONIGHT Showers with a chance of thunderstorms through
midnight, then clear toward daybreak. Some thunderstorms may be
severe with damaging winds. Breezy with lows in the lower 40s.
Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph, decreasing to
40 mph toward daybreak. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Windy and
much cooler with highs in the upper 40s. West winds 20 to 30 mph
with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy through midnight, then clearing.
Much colder with lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph
SUNDAY Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear through midnight, then becoming
partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the mid 40s. South winds
around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
MONDAY Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Warmer with highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain
MONDAY NIGHT Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Not as
cool with lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.
TUESDAY Showers likely. A slight chance of thunderstorms in
the morning, then a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Breezy
with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.
WEDNESDAY Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Breezy with highs in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. A chance of showers through
midnight, then a slight chance of showers toward daybreak. Much
cooler with lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Cooler with highs in the lower 50s.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
12-48 Hr ETA Surface,
12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc,
24 Hr. Comparsion,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms:
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
APR 6-APR 10 APR 8-APR 14 JUN JUN-AUG
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Temperature: Below Below Above Above
Precipitation: Above Below Above Above
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Friday March 31, 2023 the 90th Day of Year
Distance 0.999720 AU
Rise 06:30 EDT Set 19:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:49 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:04 EDT Ends 19:35 EDT
Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy
Yesterday's Highs ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Saint Louis MO received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours. It was the worst
snowstorm of record for the St Louis. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Rio Grande City TX hit 108 degrees, which for thirty
years was a U.S. record for the month of March. (The Weather Channel)
A tornado struck the town of Milton FL killing 17 persons and injuring 100
others. It was the worst tornado disaster in Florida history. (David
A devastating tornado took a nearly continuous 75 mile path through north
central Georgia causing more than 113 million dollars damage, the highest
total of record for a natural disaster in the state. (The Weather Channel)
March 2011 ended on the chilly side. For 8 consecutive days the Jackson Weather
Office recorded daytime highs anywhere from 8 to 23 degrees below normal. Above
normal daytime highs were not forecast until around Sunday April, 3rd. If the
forecast worked out...that would be 12 consecutive days with daytime high lower
than normal. This maybe traumatizing to some...however it doesn't match the 19
consecutive days with below normal high temperatures that occurred during March
and April 1992.
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky