Indiana District 1 Skywarn

Indiana District 1 Skywarn Our purpose is to assist the National Weather Service during times of severe weather and emergency situations under the auspices of Porter County EMA

Operating as usual

10/01/2020

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued October 01 at 2:19PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
Showers and thunderstorms have developed across the area. Pea size
hail has been observed with the stronger storms and will likely
continue. Gusty winds around 40 mph are also possible.
Along with the winds and hail, conditions today support the
development of what meteorologists call cold air funnel clouds, as
well as waterspouts, especially over southern Michigan. A cold
air funnel is a funnel cloud that does not develop in a typical
severe weather environment. Cold air funnel clouds are generally
weak and short lived and very rarely touch down.
Those that do reach the ground become weak tornadoes (winds often 50
mph or less) that generally produce only minor damage. If funnel
clouds are sighted today...play it safe and get inside a sturdy
structure immediately.

09/30/2020

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued September 30 at 2:03PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
Thunderstorms are developing across southern Michigan. Winds in
excess of 40 mph and nickel size hail are possible with these
storms as well as any other stronger storms that develop this
afternoon and evening.
Along with the winds and hail, conditions today support the
development of what meteorologists call cold air funnel clouds, as
well as waterspouts. A cold air funnel is a funnel cloud that
does not develop in a typical severe weather environment. Cold air
funnel clouds are generally weak and short lived and very rarely
touch down.
Those that do reach the ground become weak tornadoes (winds often 50
mph or less) that generally produce only minor damage. If funnel
clouds are sighted today...play it safe and get inside a sturdy
structure immediately.

09/14/2020

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued September 14 at 6:51AM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING...
Patches of fog, dense in spots, have formed across northern
Indiana this morning. Visibilities in spots were down to a
quarter of a mile or less. Conditions will improve after 8 am EDT.
If you are traveling, slow down and allow extra time to reach
your destination. Watch out for children that are waiting for the
school bus.
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09/01/2020

This is a test of the Porter County Emergency Alert System. In the event of an emergency, this system would bring you important information.

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
06/20/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

Today is the summer solstice! We will be treated to 15 hours, 13 minutes, and 40 seconds of daylight in Chicago, the longest of any day of the year... Over 6 hours more than in winter. 🌞🌞🌞

Spotters are out across Lake and Porter Counties watching a storm come in from the SW. A Tornado Warning is in effect.
06/10/2020

Spotters are out across Lake and Porter Counties watching a storm come in from the SW. A Tornado Warning is in effect.

Scattered thunderstorms will lift north from central IL overnight, and will likely move into the Pontiac, Kankakee and R...
05/25/2020

Scattered thunderstorms will lift north from central IL overnight, and will likely move into the Pontiac, Kankakee and Rensselaer areas by 2 am CDT. These storms are moving north-northeast at 15-20 mph, and while no severe weather is expected, their slow movement will likely allow for localized heavy rainfall amounts of an inch or more in some spots

Scattered thunderstorms will lift north from central IL overnight, and will likely move into the Pontiac, Kankakee and Rensselaer areas by 2 am CDT. These storms are moving north-northeast at 15-20 mph, and while no severe weather is expected, their slow movement will likely allow for localized heavy rainfall amounts of an inch or more in some spots

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move toward the IL/IN border toward 4 pm CDT at around 35 mph, then into n...
05/23/2020

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move toward the IL/IN border toward 4 pm CDT at around 35 mph, then into northern sections of northwest IN through 4:30 pm CDT. Additional scattered thunderstorms across north central IL will move north-northeast at 20-25 mph. Expect torrential downpours, reduced visibility, gusty winds and at least small hail with any of these storms. Damaging hail, isolated tornadoes and damaging winds will also be possible. Continue to stay weather aware this afternoon! #ilwx #inwx

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move toward the IL/IN border toward 4 pm CDT at around 35 mph, then into northern sections of northwest IN through 4:30 pm CDT. Additional scattered thunderstorms across north central IL will move north-northeast at 20-25 mph. Expect torrential downpours, reduced visibility, gusty winds and at least small hail with any of these storms. Damaging hail, isolated tornadoes and damaging winds will also be possible. Continue to stay weather aware this afternoon! #ilwx #inwx

One area of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms extending from Kendall Co. to Livingston Co. will continue to move ...
05/23/2020

One area of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms extending from Kendall Co. to Livingston Co. will continue to move to the east-northeast at around 35 mph. These storms will move into the southwest Chicago suburbs and areas near I-57 from northern Iroquois Co. northward by around 3:30 pm CDT and continue into northern section of northwest IN toward 4:30 pm CDT. Additional scattered thunderstorms along across north central IL will move north-northeast at 20-25 mph. Expect torrential downpours, reduced visibility, gusty winds and at least small hail with any of these storms. Damaging hail, isolated tornadoes and isolated damaging winds will also be possible. Continue to stay weather aware this afternoon! #ilwx #inwx

One area of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms extending from Kendall Co. to Livingston Co. will continue to move to the east-northeast at around 35 mph. These storms will move into the southwest Chicago suburbs and areas near I-57 from northern Iroquois Co. northward by around 3:30 pm CDT and continue into northern section of northwest IN toward 4:30 pm CDT. Additional scattered thunderstorms along across north central IL will move north-northeast at 20-25 mph. Expect torrential downpours, reduced visibility, gusty winds and at least small hail with any of these storms. Damaging hail, isolated tornadoes and isolated damaging winds will also be possible. Continue to stay weather aware this afternoon! #ilwx #inwx

[5:35 AM 5/23/2020] A threat for severe storms will all hazards--including a few tornadoes--exists today with the main s...
05/23/2020

[5:35 AM 5/23/2020] A threat for severe storms will all hazards--including a few tornadoes--exists today with the main severe window during the 1-9 PM time frame. Any storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and isolated instances of flash flooding. #ILwx #INwx

[5:35 AM 5/23/2020] A threat for severe storms will all hazards--including a few tornadoes--exists today with the main severe window during the 1-9 PM time frame. Any storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and isolated instances of flash flooding. #ILwx #INwx

A slow moving band of heavy thunderstorms continues to move northeastward across the Chicago metro and areas along and e...
05/18/2020

A slow moving band of heavy thunderstorms continues to move northeastward across the Chicago metro and areas along and east of I-55. 1.5 to 2 inches of rain has fallen in the last hour. Flash flooding may develop near the IL/IN border and northwest IN over the next 1-3 hours.

A slow moving band of heavy thunderstorms continues to move northeastward across the Chicago metro and areas along and east of I-55. 1.5 to 2 inches of rain has fallen in the last hour. Flash flooding may develop near the IL/IN border and northwest IN over the next 1-3 hours.

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
05/17/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

Thunderstorms developing and moving into portions of east central Illinois and Indiana through 3:30 PM. Heavy rainfall and isolated, brief tornadoes are possible.

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
05/17/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

[12:29 PM CDT Sunday May 17th]

Update on Afternoon-Evening Flash Flood Threat:

Showers and thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall are expected to increase in coverage through the afternoon. On top of the rain already received and completely saturated conditions, this additional rainfall will likely cause flash flooding in portions of the area, with the highest threat in the red shaded area on the map. Within this red shaded area, a fairly narrow swath of 2-4", and locally 4-5"+ is probable, though the exact placement is a bit uncertain. Where this occurs will likely have the most significant flash flooding impacts.

Monitor forecasts and have multiple ways to receive flood warnings through the evening. Avoid flooded roadways. Know alternate routes or avoid travel in flood prone areas. Move to higher ground if flooding threatens your property.

PC: weather.gov/Chicago
Mobile: mobile.weather.gov

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
05/16/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

[3:50 p.m., Sat May 16]: More rain...

Showers and storms by later evening, with heavy rain potential overnight. These showers and more storms will continue into Sunday. Rain could exceed three inches in some spots. With the wet conditions from the past week, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

weather.gov/chicago
mobile.weather.gov

05/15/2020
US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
05/15/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

Thunderstorms continue to increase in coverage from Livingston to Kankakee Counties and are moving east-northeast at around 30 mph. These storms will work their way toward I-80 over the next 1 to 2 hours. Heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and hail, are possible.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued April 17 at 2:17PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...Sub-freezing temperatures tonight into early Saturday morning...
Temperatures overnight into early Saturday morning will drop below
freezing into the 25 to 30 degree range. Some early planting of
gardens and spring flowers has taken place across the area. Take
steps now to protect new, tender plants from the cold. Cover
plants or bring inside if possible.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 1:38PM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/
THIS AFTERNOON...
Snow, likely mixed with some pockets of drizzle, will continue to
diminish through the afternoon. Little or no additional snow
accumulation is expected.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 12:44PM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations generally less than
an inch.
* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Some slush on roads may result in a few slick spots.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 11:22AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Snow is Tapering...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 and a half
inches mainly on grassy surfaces.
* WHERE...In Indiana, Lake IN and Porter Counties. In Illinois,
Kendall, Northern Will and Southern Cook Counties.
* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on spotty slippery road conditions on primarily
bridges and overpasses.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the
internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. The latest road
conditions for Indiana are available by calling 1-800-261-7623.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 11:03AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Snow is Tapering...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 and a half
inches mainly on grassy surfaces.
* WHERE...In Indiana, Lake IN and Porter Counties. In Illinois,
Kendall, Northern Will and Southern Cook Counties.
* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions on primarily bridges
and overpasses.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the
internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. The latest road
conditions for Indiana are available by calling 1-800-261-7623.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 11:03AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Snow is Tapering...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT /2 PM
EDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of one and a half to 4
inches. Rain may be the predominant precipitation type across
far southern portions of Ford, Iroquois, and Benton Counties.
* WHERE...Portions of northwest Indiana and east central and
northeast Illinois.
* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT /2 PM EDT/ this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour
will be possible which could allow accumulations to develop on
area roadways resulting in slick travel.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the
internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. The latest road
conditions for Indiana are available by calling 1-800-261-7623.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 9:50AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Lesser
accumulations south of Route 24 where precipitation has mixed
with or changed to rain.
* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Roads may become slick.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Most of the additional accumulating snow
will occur through 1 PM EDT this afternoon.
Roads may remain mainly wet across the area, but be alert for
some slick spots and slush covered roads.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 8:30AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Lesser
accumulations south of Route 24 where precipitation has mixed
with or changed to rain.
* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Roads may become slick.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Most of the additional accumulating snow
will occur through 12 PM EDT this afternoon.
Roads may remain mainly wet across the area, but be alert for some
slick spots and slush covered roads.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 4:49AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Another late season round of accumulating snow continues this
morning...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT /2 PM
EDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with some
locally higher amounts possible. Rain may be the predominant
precipitation type across far southern portions of Ford,
Iroquois, and Benton Counties.
* WHERE...Portions of northwest Indiana and east central and
northeast Illinois.
* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT /2 PM EDT/ this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour
will be possible which could allow accumulations to develop on
area roadways resulting in slick travel.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the
internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. The latest road
conditions for Indiana are available by calling 1-800-261-7623.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 4:49AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Chicago
...Another late season round of accumulating snow continues this
morning...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
* WHERE...In Indiana, Lake IN and Porter Counties. In Illinois,
Kendall, Northern Will and Southern Cook Counties.
* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained on the
internet at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. The latest road
conditions for Indiana are available by calling 1-800-261-7623.

04/17/2020

NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory issued April 17 at 3:40AM EDT until April 17 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS NorthernIndiana
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT /1 PM
CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of mainly 4 to 6
inches.
* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana.
* WHEN...Until 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ Friday.
* IMPACTS...Some slush on roads could impact travel this morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain mixed will snow will become all snow
early. The wet snow will become widespread and heavy at times
early before mixing back with rain or just become rain later in
the day, especially south of a line from Monticello to
Bluffton.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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