Rainfall records set Monday

Yesterday we set an all-time daily rainfall record for Fort Wayne Airport. The total ended up at 1.88″ which breaks a 1992 record of 1.87″. So far we’ve had 3.22″ of rainfall and the month is not even half over. That’s the double the average through today, by the way. Here are some other rainfall totals from around our area. Heavy rainfall from numerous storms caused torrential rain in many areas Monday.

Several rounds of severe weather impacted parts of the viewing area Monday night

Storms began rolling through earlier in the evening but quickly intensified around 8 o’clock bringing heavy pockets of rain, wind, a lot of lightning and even some reports of tornadoes.

Friday’s rainfall snapshot

As of our Friday night, all of the day’s rain and storms had exited.  The heaviest rainfall fell from northwest Indiana into Kosciusko County.  Within northeast Indiana, the highest totals were found in between Warsaw, Wabash and Huntington.

Celebrating America’s 241st birthday with fireworks

The 4th of July brings many fun outdoor activities like barbecues, time on the lake, parades, and beautiful firework shows to enjoy with family and friends. But did you know that setting off fireworks near local water sources can actually harm the environment, if not cleaned up properly?