…FROST AND FREEZING CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT… .CLEARING SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR TEMPERATURES TO DROP INTO THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE REGION. IT WILL BE THE COLDEST ALONG AND EAST OF A CASSOPOLIS TO WARSAW TO MARION LINE…WHERE LOW TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY PLUMMET INTO THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR WIDESPREAD FROST TO View the full statement on the NWS website.
…FREEZE WATCH TONIGHT… .CLEARING SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR LOW TEMPERATURES TO DROP INTO THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH SOME LOCATIONS POSSIBLY DROPPING TO AROUND 30. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR WIDESPREAD FROST…ESPECIALLY IN FAVORABLE DRAINAGE LOCATIONS. View the full statement on the NWS website.
…FREEZE WATCH TONIGHT… .CLEARING SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR LOW TEMPERATURES TO DROP INTO THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH SOME LOCATIONS POSSIBLY DROPPING TO AROUND 30. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR WIDESPREAD FROST IN SOME AREAS…ESPECIALLY IN FAVORABLE DRAINAGE LOCATIONS. View the full statement on the NWS website.
Only the user’s friends will see the user’s safety status and the comments the user shares.
Safety Check will be available globally on Android, iOS, feature phones and desktop.
Facebook will activate the tool after any major disaster. When Facebook does so, any users who Facebook’s servers believe might be in the disaster area will receive a message through their Facebook accounts, asking if they’re safe.
Users may then indicate that they’re safe, or, if Facebook got their location wrong, that they’re outside the disaster area.
Whenever users mark themselves as safe, Facebook will send a message to all of the users’ Facebook friends to inform them.
Another way people can inform their loved ones that they are safe after a disaster is the American Red Cross’ “Safe & Well” program. Everyone who has access to the Web may go to the Safe & Well website and list themselves as safe and well. Users outside the disaster area may use the same website to search for registrants by name, phone number or home address.
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If you live in the Great Lakes states and don’t want another winter like last year’s you’re in luck. But if you’re a fan of winter sports, you might not be so happy with the annual winter outlook that the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center issued today.
The outlook came out today And you can see on the maps above, the CPC predicts normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for the Great Lakes region.
Meteorologists are still watching for El Niño, an ocean-atmospheric phenomenon in the Tropical Pacific that affects global weather patterns. They say it has not yet shown up. If it does, it could affect the winter outlook.
…AREAS OF FOG WILL PERSIST IN MANY AREAS THROUGH SUNRISE… AREAS OF FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNRISE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN INDIANA…SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN AND NORTHWESTERN OHIO. PATCHY DENSE FOG CAN BE EXPECTED IN MAINLY RURAL AREAS WHERE VISIBILITIES WILL FLUCTUATE AROUND ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT View the full statement on the NWS website.
Isolated strong or even damaging wind gusts are possible in north-central and northeastern Indiana and southwestern Lower Michigan overnight, according to a mesoscale discussion that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 8:26 p.m. EDT. The SPC does not expect to issue a watch, however, because the overall threat is too low.
The loss of daytime heating has resulted in insufficient atmospheric instability to support widespread severe thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, a tornado watch remains in effect for parts of central, southern and extreme northwestern Indiana.
A larger part of Indiana has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, according to an updated “Day 1 Convective Outlook” that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 3:45 p.m. EDT.
As compared to the SPC’s midday update, the latest outlook extends a slight risk area to include north-central and northwestern Indiana and part of northeastern Indiana. The outlook covers the period from 4 p.m. EDT today to 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow.
Much of western and southern Indiana continue to have a slight risk of severe weather between 12:30 p.m. EDT today and 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow, according to an updated “Day 1 Convective Outlook” that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center issued at 12:34 p.m. EDT.
Expansion of the moderate risk area eastward to cover more of Mississippi and part of Alabama.
In most of the counties served by the northern Indiana NWS office, strong storms remain possible, with a heavy rain threat. But as of the time of this writing, the risk of a severe storm in that area is very small.
The SPC plans to update its convective outlook again by 4 p.m. EDT.