Moderate risk of severe weather remains

Map from Day 1 Convective Outlook

Update: See my summary of the 9 a.m. convective outlook.

The northern half of Indiana, along with parts of Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, continued to be under a moderate risk of severe weather today and tonight when the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued its Day 1 Convective Outlook at 2:16 a.m. EDT. An updated outlook is due by 9 a.m. EDT, so I’ll hold off on summarizing the convective outlook until the updated one comes out.

In the interim, here are some useful resources:

The SPC issued a Public Weather Outlook at 5:02 a.m. This describes the severe weather thread in less technical terms than does the convective outlook.

The SPC also created a multi-media briefing at 5:16 a.m. EDT.

The Northern Indiana National Weather Service (NWS) weather forecast office (WFO) issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook at 4:55 a.m. EDT. It indicates that SKYWARN storm spotter activation will likely be needed this afternoon and tonight.

The Northern Indiana WFO published its own multi-media briefing at 5 a.m. It appears below.

The Northern Indiana WFO is now accepting questions about today’s weather via Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, send questions to @nwsiwx. The WFO will begin providing answers via Twitter at about 10 a.m. EDT. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still see the answers. See my blog post from yesterday to learn how.