**All radar images in this post are old** We saw several strong and even a few severe storms across our area today. Some of these storms were sparked by an interesting weather phenomenon. An outflow boundary, also called a gust front, can spark new storms ahead of existing storms. The storm is pushing cold air down toward the ground. It’s pushing so hard that the cold air hits the ground, but then spreads out and keeps moving very quickly. Think of it like dumping a bucket of water out on the ground; it hits the ground, but then spreads out…
A new weather satellite will be launched on November 4th. High-resolution data from this satellite will be available to meteorologists by late 2017.
We now have a few places that are considered to be in a moderate drought.
Take the rain gear just in case tonight.
Temps are looking just fine during the final Friday Nites Live concert of the season tonight, but some rain may very well sneak in … More »
AFTERNOON UPDATE (3:54 PM): We’re watching the development of scattered rain across central IL and IN now. Rain that’s in these spots will track toward us, bringing rain and t-storm potential to our area around 7 pm and after. Keep this in mind if heading out to any football games. The games may not be completely dry, as forecasted earlier.
One of two storm survey teams has filed its damage report. This team confirms 6 tornado touchdowns on August 24. At least 1 additional tornado confirmation is expected when the second storm survey releases its findings before the week is up.
The big question in people’s minds is what happened to create the storms that spawned so many tornadoes last night.
Multiple tornado reports came in from a few rounds of storms Wednesday afternoon and evening. More severe storms possible on Thursday.
Some much-needed rainfall expected with this system.
Parts of Louisiana picked up more rain recently than from Hurricane Katrina.
It’s been the driest period in the past 100 years in Fort Wayne.
Saturday evening an EF-0 tornado touched down in northern Allen County.
According to climate stats, this currently ranks as one of the warmest Augusts on record in Fort Wayne.
August 21st looks to be the first day with a high temperature cooler than average.
A trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground in NE Allen County today. The National Weather Service will survey the area and to confirm if it was, in fact, a tornado.
Saturday all our NewsChannel 15 counties are in a Marginal Risk for severe weather.
Northern and central Illinois bore the brunt of the heavy rain.
The biggest threats to watch for will be heavy rain, lightning, and some strong wind gusts (up to 40 mph).
Many of you saw some strong storms Wednesday night.