Our rain since yesterday was impressive! We picked up officially 2.95″ at Indianapolis International Airport for the storm. Some areas to the north in Clinton, Tipton, and Madison Counties had estimated rain totals of 5″+!
The rain total for yesterday (ending at midnight) for Indy was 2.71″ which set a new daily record for September 7th. That shattered the old record of 1.19″ in 1942.
For more perspective on our rain: we’ve had nearly 5″ of rain this month so far. The average rain for an entire month of September is 3.12″!
One more comparison for you: On August 31st, our rain deficit for the year was 6.84″. Since then, rain from Isaac plus some midweek storms and heavy rain last night have trimmed our rain deficit all the way to 2.71″. Talk about making a dent in the drought!
Storm total rainfall ranged from 1″ to as much as 5″ as you can see from this map of estimated rain totals.
Today will be fall-like, breezy, and pleasantly cool with highs in the low 70s. Most of the state will be dry, but there could be some lake-effect rain showers that move across the south shores of Lake Michigan. That might mean a shower possible for the Purdue-Notre Dame game this afternoon in South Bend.
After so much rain to start the month, we’ll be dry until Friday with lots of sunshine. Temps will be unseasonably cool this weekend, but we’ll return to at or above normal temps by midweek. It may be muddy with puddles to start off your Saturday, but if you’re heading to the BMW Championship, Lucas Oil Raceway, the Greek Festival, the Z’luau, Tipton Pork Festival, Indianapolis Chinese Festival, Penrod Arts Fair, Tipton County Pork Festival, Pendleton Fall Festival, New Palestine Fall Festival, French Market Festival, Oktoberfest, and more…the weather will cooperate!
Have a great weekend!