The big story of the second month of 2017 was all the warmth that was experienced. It ended up being 11.2° above average for the month as a whole and was the warmest February in Fort Wayne’s recorded history. Our highest temperature was 71° (Feb. 24th) and our lowest temperature was 11° (Feb. 9). As far as total precipitation, we only experienced it on 8 days of the month. Yet, we didn’t end up all that far from average – down only .28″. When it comes to looking at snow, specifically, it’s a much different story. By the end of…
Damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall all reported with the storms that moved through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Heavy rain tapering from west to east this morning.
Some hail stones approached ping-pong ball size
An update on threats and timing
Strong to severe thunderstorms developing overnight.
With our first chances of severe weather occurring at the end of last week, and another chance headed our way this week (late Tue/early Wed), I wanted to post this graphic from the Storm Prediction Center. It provides a great breakdown of the terminology you hear us talk about regarding our severe weather risk level.
Marginal chance of severe storms through much of the area.
Expect breezy, but brighter, weather for skating downtown today
With a much colder air mass moving in, temperatures fell throughout the day and gusty winds made it feel like it was only in the 20s and teens.
The upcoming month may start on a mild note, but cooler air looks to follow.
As Nicholas and Rob mentioned in their Facebook LIVE video earlier tonight, our severe storm threat would be diminishing, while scattered (non-severe) rain and thunderstorms would remain through the evening. Soon after their video concluded, the Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for the region was canceled.
Not as widespread; damaging winds still biggest threat
By the numbers, this will be a stretch to remember.
Our area is still in the enhanced risk area for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.
Our forecast scenario for Friday has not changed much from earlier updates. The entire area remains under an enhanced risk for severe storms on Friday, primarily from late afternoon through late night. Gusty, damaging winds continue to be the primary severe storm threat.
Elevated risk for Friday with severe storms possible.
We continue to track the potential for strong and severe storms later in the day and into the night on Friday.
Strong storms possible as big changes are in store for temperatures by Saturday.
The signal from the Fort Wayne transmitter to be affected over the next couple of days.