A high wind warning is in effect for our area until late tonight. South winds are expected to veer southwest and rapidly increase this morning. By afternoon they will become west, according to the National Weather Service. Sustained wind speeds of between 25 and 40 miles per hour are expected, with widespread gusts of 50 to 55 miles per hour. Continue reading
Blustery southwest winds are possible throughout the day. They’re expected to increase in speed and intensity into the overnight hours. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory for tomorrow morning into Friday in anticipation of sustained winds of at least 40 miles per hour or gusts of 58 miles per hour or more. Continue reading
Flood warnings continue through Saturday for the Tippecanoe River near Ora and the Kankakee River at U.S. 30. Continue reading
Flooding is possible across the area today as more showers and thunderstorms move through. Continue reading
The flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora is in effect until further notice. Last night at 10 the river was holding steady at 12.1 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 12 feet. Minor flooding is occurring, and moderate flooding is forecast. Continue reading
The Tippecanoe River near Ora is expected to crest Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. As of 10 this morning it was holding steady at 11.8 feet. That’s just below the 12 foot flood stage. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora until further notice. At 9 last night the river was at 11.3 feet and rising. Flood stage is 12 feet. Continue reading
A flood watch is in effect for the WKVI listening area from this evening through tomorrow morning. According to the National Weather Service, widespread rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible tonight into tomorrow. The rainfall onto already wet ground will likely create sufficient runoff for flooding of roadways, small streams and creeks, basements and other low-lying areas. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has once again extended the flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora. As of 2 p.m. yesterday the river was at 11.7 feet and steady. Flood stage is 12 feet. Continue reading
The flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora has been extended until Wednesday morning. The river was at 13 feet and falling last night at 9, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading
Near-record flooding is possible along the Tippecanoe River near Ora, according to the National Weather Service. They’ve extended the flood warning there until further notice. Continue reading
The Tippecanoe River is out of its banks in Ora. The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning in that area until further notice. As of 9 last night, the river was at 12.2 feet and rising. Continue reading
A flash flood watch is in effect for northern Indiana through late tonight. The National Weather Service warns thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to become widespread across the area this afternoon and tonight as a slow moving cold front comes into the area. That, combined with recent heavy rains and high river and stream levels could result in flash flooding. Continue reading
The National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado, with a maximum 95 mile-per-hour wind speed, struck western Starke County Sunday evening. Continue reading
A tornado has been confirmed to have appeared in Starke County during weekend storms.
Officials from the National Weather service traveled to Starke County Monday afternoon to survey the damage. According to Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Bombagetti, the category of the tornado has not yet been determined.
Officials from the National Weather Service are due in Starke County this afternoon to survey damage from yesterday’s storms. Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Bombagetti says the most significant damage occurred on 400 South between 600 and 700 West. Continue reading
More thunderstorms are possible across the Kankakee Valley today. That’s according to the WKVI AccuWeather.com forecast. Strong storms packing wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour tore through the listening area early last evening. The National Weather Service has yet to confirm whether they were actually tornadoes. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has extended until Saturday the flood warning for the Kanakakee River at U.S. 30. At 10 last night the stage was 10.7 feet and rising. Flood stage is 10 feet. Continue reading
Northern Indiana is under a Red Flag Warning until 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT this evening. That means critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will develop shortly. In this case a combination of gusty wind and low relative humidity will cause any fires that develop to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Be careful when discarding cigarettes and cooking on grills as well.
Rapid melting of snow could lead to minor flooding issues as temperatures warm up this week.
Snow melt and frozen ground will prevent the water from being absorbed. The National Weather Service says this combination will result in flooding of low lying areas, ponding on roads, and a rise in water levels in ditches, creeks and retention ponds.
Weather officials believe that river flooding will not be a concern at this time.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery said that no flood watches or warnings have been issued. He does encourage those who live in flood-prone areas to take precautions to prevent flooding. Never allow children to play near flooded areas. Do not drive around barricades that are blocking roads that are flooded. Road beds may be washed out by flood waters.