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Soggy Saturday and More Storms Possible Father’s Day

By · June 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Puddles on Capitol Ave. in Downtown Indy Saturday Evening

So much for sunshine, right?  As expected, Mother Nature brought in scattered showers and storms for Central Indiana.  The first round moved through in the early morning hours.  The second room pushed through in the late afternoon and early evening.  The combination of both meant the month of June which HAD been below average for rainfall is now a third to half inch ABOVE average!

Rainfall totals were most impressive across far Southwest Indiana where parts of Knox County including Vincennes picked up 4″ or more of rain!  Flash Flood warnings were hoisted during the morning hours there as a result.  Then a quick half inch to inch of rain around 5-6pm in Indianapolis brought some minor flooding issues from Broad Ripple to Castleton to Lawrence.  Some of the areas impacted by some standing water in Marion County included the Keystone/Kessler area as well as 79th and Fall Creek Parkway.

Courtesy National Weather Service

Check out the huge contrast in rainfall totals from areas like Kokomo in Howard County which missed the storms and got little or nothing….to areas in Knox County with 3-4″+ totals! 

Courtesy National Weather Service

And even within Marion County, there was a big difference in how much rain fell with the heaviest pockets on the North and Northeast sides, and the lightest amounts on the South and Southwest sides.  Officially at Indinapolis International Airport, we picked up 0.02″ before midnight Friday night, and .50 during the morning Saturday, and another .49 during the late afternoon and evening.  That brought the total to 1.01″ for Indy.

We’re not done yet.  Father’s Day finds us yet again under a slight risk for severe – mainly from Indy points south and west.  And though it doesn’t look like a washout, it does look like scattered showers and t-storms will be possible here and there from sunrise to sunset.

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Happy Father’s Day! -Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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