Total eclipse 2017

It’s not a “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” but an actual total eclipse that the contiguous U.S. will see on August 21, 2017. It’s the first such eclipse since 1979. So what exactly happens during a total eclipse? Photo: NASA During an eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking out the sunlight. During a total eclipse, the moon lines up perfectly with the sun to fully obscure the sunlight. For much more information about the eclipse, you can visit NASA’s Eclipse page or check out http://www.nationaleclipse.com/ As for what we can expect to…

Friday Nites Live 7/14

As we sit here now in mid-July, the annual Friday Nites Live concert series at Jefferson Pointe is halfway complete!  Can you believe it? While rain has threatened many of this year’s evening concerts, that won’t be the case this week.

Update on Wed night/Thursday severe storm potential

With warm, humid air all around us contributing to atmospheric instability, plus a front positioned nearby and sinking south through the area between now and Thursday night, periods of rain and thunderstorms are possible.  These storms could very well squeeze out another 1″-3″ of rainfall in some spots as they move through.  Everyone should be on alert for potential flooding and torrential downpours with these storms.

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.