Tornado Watch – much of Indiana, parts of NE IL and W OhioMay 31st, 2013 at 11:25 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Tornado Watch until 6 AM EDT for much of Indiana and parts of NE IL and NW Ohio. I’m on the southern edge of the Watch here in Seymour. SPC says “PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE… SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE.” Latest observation at Decatur has the wind south at 37 mph with a gust to 58 mph. Taylorville’s wind is north at 24 mph with a gust to 43 mph. Gust to 70 mph reported at Kincaid IL, 65 mph at Mt. Ayr IN, 62 mph at Danville IL, 60 mph at Bethany and Cisco IL. Semi blown off road at Chatsworth IL. Cars stranded in floodwaters at multiple locations in Springfield IL.
Rainfall: 5.28″ Coffeyville KS, 4.72″ Fargo ND, 4.50″ Mena AR, 4.15″ Columbia MO, 3.41″ Little Rock AR, 3.39″ Miles City MT, 3.15″ Red Oak IA, 3.14″ Bartlesville OK, 2.34″ Chicago, 1.83″ Saginaw.