Thursday, April 29, 2010

Heavy Rain & Strong Thunderstorms This Weekend

Heavy rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible beginning Friday Night and continuing through Sunday. A low pressure system will move West of the area and will cause heavy rainfall to develop across the Ohio Valley as moisture surges North towards the Ohio River Valley.

Current indications are that between Friday Night and Monday, 3-5 inches of rain could fall across a large portion of the area with isolated higher amounts. Flooding is possible, and flash flood watches have been issued for Southern Indiana.

We will also be monitoring the possibility for strong to severe thunderstorms, and the Storm Prediction Center does have all of Indiana and Western Ohio outlined for a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms during the day on Saturday.

Brandon Redmond

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Storm Update Winter Storm Update
Issued: December 18th, 2008 at 9:00 PM by Brandon Redmond

Ice Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories Remain In Effect

Freezing rain is currently moving into the state of Indiana and will eventually move into Ohio during the next several hours. The freezing line currently runs from about St Louis to Cincinatti and will slowly creep North over the next several hours.

Heavy freezing rain will likely move into Western Indiana over the next several hours and precipitation rates could reach a quarter of an inch an hour.

The icing situation tonight and early on Friday will be a race against time. The ultimate question is how fast do we warm above freezing? The longer temepratures stay below freezing, obviously the worse the ice situation will get.

I ultimately think that the freezing line will reach Interstate 70 around 5:00 AM and then reach Lafayette, Muncie, Greenville and Troy around 9:00 AM. Total ice accumulations will be less than a quarter of an inch South of Interstate 70 with up to a half inch from Lafaytte to Muncie over to Greenville.

Widespread ice related problems begin to occur when ice accumulations reach a half inch, so it will be very close for areas North of Interstate 70. Needless to say, I will be up all night and will be updating the blog on, the weather alert emails and the forecasts on WhiteWater Broadcasting.

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Stay tuned!
Brandon Redmond
WhiteWater Broadcasting

Monday, December 15, 2008

First Winter Weather Advisory Of The Season Winter Weather Alert
Issued by: Brandon Redmond on December 15th, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Our first real dose of winter weather will affect most of the state this morning and into the early afternoon as a "hyped" up cold front plows across Indiana and into Ohio.

Temperatures have been dropping well over 40 degrees once the front has passed across areas to our west and with that sudden temperature drop also came wintry weather.

As the front crosses Indiana and Ohio today heavy rain will change to freezing rain, sleet and snow. The period of freezing rain will most likely be short lived but with heavy precipitation rates, some quick ice accumulations will be possible. Once the front slides farther to the East the freezing rain will change to sleet and snow with up to an inch of snow/sleet accumulation.

The other problem we will face is what is called a flash freeze. With temperatures dropping well below freezing, the moisture leftover but the nights heavy rain on area roadways will rapidly freeze and this combined with the winter precipitation falling will create horrific road conditions across the area.

So needless to say, hopefully you enjoyed the warm weather yesterday because it will quickly be replaced by winter once again today.

P.S. We are also watching at least two more systems which could bring winter weather to the Ohio Valley later this week!

Brandon Redmond
Whitewater Broadcasting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Active Storm Pattern

A very active storm pattern will continue over the next 7-10 days with multiple storm systems affecting the area.

The first storm will begin to impact the Ohio Valley by tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday Afternoon) and most of the precipitation will begin as rain. As a very powerful cold front moves across the region, the rain will quickly turn to snow and much of the area could experience a flash freeze. A flash freeze is when temperatures rapidly drop causing leftover moisture to instantly freeze on surfaces. This could create hazardous conditions tomorrow evening and Thursday morning.

Behind the front light snow will be possible, but accumulations will be light with most areas receiving less than an inch of snowfall. Some areas in far Northwestern Indiana could see slightly higher amounts.

A clipper system will affect the region early next week and could bring another round of winter weather to the Ohio Valley.