Update on Friday’s potential storms

We continue to track the potential for strong and severe storms later in the day and into the night on Friday. Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri posted the below update via Facebook LIVE earlier tonight.  Get the latest on what’s expected and continue to check in with your LIVE Doppler 15 Fury Forecast for updates as Friday moves closer.

Don’t forget you can also track the incoming weather using our WANE Weather App on your mobile device.

Credit: National Weather Service

2017 storm spotter training underway

The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office is currently in the process of completing storm spotter training sessions across the region. All sessions are free and you can attend whichever session works best for you.

This Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, aerial photo released by the California Department of Water Resources shows the damaged spillway with eroded hillside in Oroville, Calif. Water will continue to flow over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam for another day or so, officials said Sunday. (William Croyle/California Department of Water Resources via AP)

America’s largest dam in danger

The nations largest dam is at 101% capacity right now, and water is being released onto a spillway. The problem is that the spillway has not been properly maintained over several years of drought conditions and it has developed a huge sink hole which is endangering the valley below

Credit: Climate Central

Warmer winter weather

While our weekend temperatures were not as extreme as what other parts of the country experienced, they were well above our average levels, which are in the mid-30s for highs and around 20° for lows. Saturday’s high/low combo was 54/35 with Sunday’s being 50/34.
It’s true that we’ve had a few brutal winters over the past decade, but the bigger picture, across the past 30 years, shows winters across the country being on a warming trend, including right here in Indiana and Ohio.