The Culver Town Council will be working with downtown merchants this evening to discuss the possibility of sidewalk snow removal.
The weather station at the Starke County Airport should be back in service in the near future. It stopped reporting local weather conditions a few months ago, causing current conditions to be left blank on the National Weather Service website and some local weather reports. Continue reading
The mild winter has been good to Pulaski County’s road salt reserves.
Around 20 tons have been used so far, a drop in the bucket for what the county uses during a typical winter. So far, road crews in Pulaski County have only been out de-icing the roads a couple of times. More snow is expected in the area as the winter season progresses.
The Pulaski County Highway Department could soon be used by those suffering from the winter cold.
The National Weather Service has declared a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Northern Indiana, Saturday.
The snowfall is being predicted during what Governor Mike Pence declared Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The recognition started on Sunday and lasts through Saturday.
INDOT says, however, they have been preparing for possible accumulation this week since the spring. Continue reading
Applications for Winter Heating Assistance began last week, and NIPSCO says it’s partnering with various agencies around the state to bring the reduced energy costs to families in need.
The climate data is present now, but local officials with Purdue Extension say the effects may not be seen for several months.
The warm streak in July has been somewhat welcome in area farm fields.
That’s according to Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery. He says warming temperatures and a lack of precipitation in the area the second half of July has allowed time for soil to dry. That follows what is considered a record breaking year for moisture in June.
The Indiana State Climate Office says June set a record for rainfall in the Hoosier State.
According to a press release from Purdue Extension, 9.03 inches of rainfall was received around the state. That’s higher than the previous rainfall record of 8.13 inches from June of 1958.
Residents of Winamac will be traveling to a new location to view this year’s fireworks show.
The July 4th celebration is organized through matched donations and typically hosted in the Winamac Town Park. Due to flooding that is affecting the grounds, the fireworks show will now be held at the school in Winamac on the practice fields.
Cooler temperatures and heavy precipitation have affected tourism at Culver Beach.
The Park Department charges a fee to enter the beach area, and using dollars and a few visual observations, Park Superintendent Marc Hayden says traffic at the beach is down for the year.
According to officials with Purdue Extension’s Pulaski County offices, recent rains and flooding have caused the water at the site. Hope remains though that the 4H fair and Pulaski County Community will still be held at the fairgrounds.
Now that snow from the winter season is melting, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department is reminding residents of increased drug visibility.
The weather has been warming over the last few days, and crews at the Starke County Highway Department have transitioned to their springtime activity of filling potholes.
Winter weather occurring earlier this week affected schools in more ways than canceling classes.
The wintry mix that descended on the area also delayed ISTEP testing for several schools. The ISTEP test has been discussed for some time in the General Assembly with reforms to the test approved by lawmakers.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is providing a few tips as rain comes into the state.
Rain can often add to problems caused by snow accumulation such as making the burden heavier on area roofs. Others include the potential for flooding in the state.