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  1. This was so bizarre to me. Everything looked good to go, but it fell apart almost as soon as it started. Not a single warned storm in NE Indiana (aside from the cells SW of Grant county, but that wasn't in my forecast area :)). I felt like I might've downplayed it a bit too much (thought the enhanced and 45% risk area was extremely bullish), but I'm glad I went more conservative. It's been such a strange summer. Busy on paper, with next to nothing to show for it.
  2. Haha hey, that looks familiar! Definitely a zzzz pattern, but I welcome some quieter weather Many areas north of Fort Wayne have gone weeks without much rain to speak of, though, and I see there is a D0 on the drought monitor for a sliver of N. Indiana/S Michigan, which makes sense. May need to bump up POPs Thursday and increase cloud cover some Wed, but overall nothing too exciting for the foreseeable future.
  3. Exactly! I'm going down to Carbondale, IL, with a photographer to cover the event, but knowing my luck it won't be clear or super stormy...we'll be stuck under thick cloud over with light rain most of the day Hoping for the best!
  4. So far so good! Still wettest on record to date. Agreed about severe prospects. Looking even more unfavorable in the severe department than the past couple of overnight storm systems. Then sunny and cool wx through next week! I'm OK with that at this point
  5. I don't know if I would say clobbered...certainly some severe events this way (mostly 1-2" hail, some gusty wind), and aside from the Feb 28/Mar 1 event, it's been relatively quiet here, too. You wouldn't know it if you tracked the warnings on paper, though. Although it's not unusual, we have had far more warnings than damage reports so far.
  6. Not terribly impressed with the set up on Monday. Instability and moisture greatly lacking across the region, especially east of South Bend, and shear looks MAYBE good enough for a marginal threat at best. Next...
  7. Looks like the longest stretch of 50º+ temps in Fort Wayne during the month of February is 9. It was achieved twice, once in 1930 and again in 1954. I think we could get close, although late next week/early next week looks sharply colder. The longest stretch of 60º+ wx at KFWA in Feb is 7. Not impossible, which is noteworthy in and of itself!
  8. This is fair. Aside from two weeks in December (which was still technically fall), winter has been a no-show. D+ might even be too forgiving! And then when you consider the fall and winter season combined, we're getting close to a D-. Autumn was pretty nonexistent as well
  9. And I should contribute more. Just a very blah pattern lately! BTW, very impressed models held on to the 60º temps that were advertised more than a week ago. And here we are, with highs approaching record status for FWA this weekend. Winter will return!
  10. Why, the end of the 12z ECMWF looks positively toasty, and quite wet, for much of Indiana and Ohio! Verbatim, upper 50s to mid 60s statewide. I mean, if we HAVE to endure a relentless torch in the middle of winter, it might as well feel like mid spring!
  11. Considering what was modeled a week ago, I am MORE than happy with a rainy scenario, since rain or ice were pretty much the only two scenarios here.
  12. Yeah, I suppose I shouldn't be complaining. Fort Wayne did see 6-7" of snow on Dec 11th, and it stuck around for a couple of weeks, but the event still transitioned into a little sleet/freezing drizzle before shutting off completely. That nail-biting, sloppy mix trend looks to continue for a little while longer, it seems. This next event included. Helps you're in NW Indiana, though. Odds are usually in your favor!
  13. Yeah, I'm waiting for our first big snow event where it starts and ends as snow, followed by at least a week of cold air to keep it in place. Shouldn't be too much to ask for in January!
  14. That was awesome. Completely agree!
  15. Meh...we'll see how spoiled we are once this system passes. I can do without the rain/ice, thank you very much!