NASA launching ISS lightning study

This mission to study lightning on Earth is not the first of it’s kind.  A Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) was originally launched in 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.  For that mission the LIS was mounted on a satellite, so it didn’t collect lightning data for the entire globe.  It did successfully send back incredible lightning data for 17 years.  A backup LIS was created for that original mission, and that is what will be used for this second study.  This time it will be mounted on the International Space Station, so it can collect data between 56…

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.

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

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.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

NewsChannel 15’s own Rob Lydick returns to the role of emcee at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge to be held at Metea Park tomorrow (Saturday), February 11, at Noon. Registration begins at 10. This year, the weather isn’t so “polar” for the event.