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Lawrence, Kansas to Evansville, Indiana

Back for another single day road trip. It’s a 7 hour drive from Lawrence to Evansville. The mileage is only about 450 miles, but traffic in Kansas City and St. Louis will probably slow us down, it being a high holiday or not. The slower pace will be an average speed of 63.3mph. Let’s cross Missouri and head to the Ohio.

Moisture will be welling northward, right through Missouri and Illinois through Easter Sunday. It’s going to be hot and humid as a result, particularly the farther east we get. It always feels hotter to me when passing through a major metropolitan area, so I imagine it will feel like a scorcher in St. Louis. Still, the sun will be out, there won’t be any precipitation (that will fill in behind us, well after we leave Lawrence) and it might even feel summerlike in Evansville.

Evansville, Indiana to Monroe, Michigan

We are covering as much of Indiana as possible. Of course, the easiest route is to take us through Ohio. It will be over 7 hours covering 442 miles, which adds up to 442 miles through Kentucky and Ohio. S lot of interstates along the way, but we will still putter away at anout 60mph.

We should start the day in pretty good shape, if a little toasty. There is a boundary moving through the Great Lakes, headed towards the Ohio Valley, but while we are actually along the Ohio River, we will be south of the rain. It’s when we make our turn towards Lake Erie that the weather will deteriorate. Rain and some embedded thunderstorms are expected for a lot of western Ohio after we pass north of Dayton. The best chance for a thunderstorm will arrive when we reach Monroe. Sightseeing has to wait until Wednesday.

Evansville, Indiana

This is the second Sunday in a row that we are forecasting for Evansville. Weird, right?

At 1254PM, CT, Evansville was reporting a temperature of 87 degrees with sunny skies. A surface disturbance had touched off showers and thunderstorms from south of St. Louis to western Kentucky. The rain was actually warm frontal in nature, with a jet ridge much further south than we have seen all summer, creating more manageable temperatures and some gentle showers.
The upper ridge will interact with a mid level trough in the Appalachians, helping to make the showers a little more convective in nature to begin the week as they move eastward slowly. The first two days of the week will be marked by frequent periods of rain, but as a result, temperatures will be a degree or two off that they have been of late.
Tomorrow – Rain with an isolated thunderstorm, High 92, Low 70
Tuesday – A few showers, especially early, High 95, Low 72

TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms / Wind High 99, Low 70
Tuesday – Sunny High 103, Low 72

AW: Tomorrow – A couple of morning showers and a thunderstorm; otherwise, hot with times of sun and clouds High 94, Low 70
Tuesday – Intervals of clouds and sun High 98, Low 70

NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, High 95, Low 72
Tuesday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, High 98, Low 75

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 95, Low 71
Tuesday – Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 98, Low 75

Yes, I am quite a bit cooler than everyone else, aren’t I? Well I do feel like the weather in Evansville will be a little bit rainier than what the other forcasters suggest. Looking at the radar, there is presently a bit more rain than had been predicted to this point.

“Continued Blazing”

That’s what Weatherbug said about the forecast weather in Evansville for Tuesday. The temperatures responded to that strangely phrased forecast, hitting 104 yesterday, contributing to the perpetual discomfort of residents of southern Indiana. Despite their prescience in the “blazing” category, Weatherbug didn’t take in the top forecast, instead tying for second. The Weather Channel proved to be the better forecaster in Evansville.
Actuals: Monday, High 99, Low 76
Tuesday, High 104, Low 78

Grade: A

Evansville, Indiana

Today we’re off to the southern reaches of Indiana to see how Evansville is doing! They’ve been hot lately, and expected to get even hotter. How high will they go? Let’s find out!

At 753pm CDT, the temperature at Evansville, Indiana was 86 degrees under partly cloudy skies. An upper level ridge is continuing to build over the Ohio Valley from the southwest, and an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect all the way until THURSDAY for the Evansville area. Temperatures are expected to soar close to 100 degrees tomorrow, and even worse, humidity will be on the rise as well. The combination of these are expected to push heat indices close to 110 for the next couple of days. A weak boundary off to the north over IL/central IN could drift southward into the area Tuesday evening, with some scattered showers and storms expected along it. While I expect most of the region to remain dry, I can’t rule out the chance that something will creep into the area late Tuesday evening. That being said, I wouldn’t cancel your Tuesday night bonfire just yet. Drink plenty of fluids out there!

Monday: Sunny, extremely hot and humid. High 99, Low 75.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, sweltering conditions continue. A possible thundershower late? High 101, Low 76.

TWC: Monday: Sunny. High 100, Low 75.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, continued hot. High 102, Low 77

AW: Monday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. High 96, Low 72.
Tuesday: A morning shower or thunderstorm, continued hot. High 98, Low 75.

NWS: Monday: Hot. High 100, Low 74.
Tuesday: Continued hot, slight chance of a thunderstorm. High 100, Low 76.

WB: Monday: Mostly sunny and hot. High 100, Low 74.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, continued blazing. High 101, Low 76.

Here we see a few clouds drift southward into the OH River Valley. Sadly, these aren’t going to be enough to keep away triple-digit heat from shifting into the area.

Worst of both worlds

The thing about post frontal debris is that you can get one of two things, and curiously, they got both in Evansville. One thing that can happen is lingering flurries in the lingering cloud decks. Nothing heavy, but definitely precipitating. They saw flurries into the early afternoon on Saturday. The other thing that can happen is, especially if that cloud deck doesn’t hold it’s own, heat can escape and cause some very cold overnight lows. Of course, you could attribute this to northerly flow, especially on Saturday when winds gusted to 35mph, but it was calm on Sunday when the temperature bottomed out at 8 degrees. We at Victoria-Weather definitely caught on to the lingering flurries, which nobody else did, but then, they didn’t catch on to the cold temperatures despite calling for clear skies either (not that we did get the right temperatures). Accuweather was the closest to hitting the right forecast, but it wasn’t great for anyone.
Actuals: Saturday – Trace of snow, High 25, low 11
Sunday – High 30, Low 8

Grade: C

Evansville, Indiana

I know, I know, we had the feature forecast for Evansville last week. As it turned out, we wanted him to send us something this weekend, but he was so enthusiastic, he sent it to us a week ahead of time. Since this was a regularly scheduled forecast, we’re going to go ahead and forecast for Evansville one more time!

At 1054AM, CT, Evansville was reporting light snow associated with dense fog with a temperature near freezing. The area of snow was small and confined to the Evansville area. A broad area of low pressure lie over southern Ontario, sending waves of disturbances through the region, keeping some light snow running across the western and southern Great Lakes.
A broad jet trough was the culprit for this massive but weak disturbance. The length of this wave means that the system will be slow to depart, and the chance for flurries, as well as some blustery winds will be an issue for the next 36 hours or so. Trailing the broad low is a very weak ridge that will do little to clear things in southern Indiana, and clouds will persist through the weekend.
Tomorrow – Snow flurries with wind and overcast skies, High 24, Low 18
Sunday – Cloudy, High 28, Low 15

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 24, Low 19
Sunday – More clouds than sun. High 31, low 16

AW: Tomorrow – Brisk and quite cold with times of clouds and sun (early AM snow) High 25, Low 17
Sunday – Times of clouds and sun High 30, Low 15

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 25, low 19
Sunday – Partly sunny, High 30, Low 15

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 25, Low 19
Sunday – Partly sunny High 30, Low 15

I have to say, I am fully in disagreement with the other forecasters on this one. Clouds and general debris have been very reluctant to clear west of Evansville, and there isn’t anything to lead me to believe that they will clear out even by mid day tomorrow. Radar shows some flurries over Evansville.

Feature Forecast: Evansville, Indiana; Feature Forecaster: Jeff Lyons

What with Columbus, Indiana not having any full 24 hour data to do a proper verification, we have moved further downstate for the final post of the year. Jeff Lyons of WFIE in Evansville was good enough to drop us a line this afternoon. His introduction and forecast can be seen below:

I am a native of Evansville and have been the Chief Meteorologist at WFIE for 22 years. I have been a broadcast meteorologist for 25 years, and also briefly worked in Terre Haute after I graduated from Indiana University. The Evansville Tri-State area encompasses Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Southwest Indiana. We reach about 200,000 viewers.
Here is my forecast for the New Years Weekend for Evansville, Indiana

Saturday: Early rain then clearing with temperatures falling from the lower 40s into the mid 30s by the afternoon.

Sat. Night: Clearing and colder with a low of 21.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds with a high of 36.

Thank you so much to Jeff Lyons from WFIE! And thank you, readers, who have been with us all year long. Stay with us through 2011!

Clearing out for spring

The middle of the week wasn’t too bad in Evansville. They saw some very early morning showers on Tuesday, but it recovered and was around 80 the next couple of days. Everyone who didn’t forecast an enormous warmup for Wednesday was able to claim a good forecast, with Weatherbug having the top spot, narrowly edging V-W and the Weather Service.
Actuals: Tuesday – .07 inches of rain/thunderstorms, High 78, Low 52
Wednesday – High 83, low 56

Grade: A

Evansville, Indiana

Far southern Indiana, along the shores of the Ohio River for today’s forecast. What mysteries does Evansville provide?

At 954PM, CT, Evansville was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 71 degrees. A fairly inactive cold front lurked to the west over central Illinois, generating a temperature drop off of 10-15 degrees. At this time, however, Evansville was looking at another unseasonably warm day with sunny skies.
A frontal passage over the weekend brought dew points down to the more manageable 50s, and will allow temperatures to spike with the drier conditions. The warmer temperatures may generate enough energy for some showers and storms, particularly to the north later today and into early tomorrow morning.After those scattered showers and storms move out, likely around sunrise, Evansville will see a prolonged period of pleasant weather. A system moving along the US/Canadian border will bring a slight chance for inclement weather late on Wednesday, however the bulk of the forecast period will be dry and the system to the north will aid in southerly flow which will keep things quite warm.
Tomorrow – AM Showers and storms, High 79, Low 55
Wednesday – Increasing clouds late, High 83, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – Mainly sunny. (AM showers/storms) Warm. High 82, Low 55
Wednesday – Sunshine. High 87, Low 56

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny (AM Showers) High 82, Low 55
Wednesday – Very warm with sunshine high 85, Low 55

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy (AM Rain), High 79, Low 54
Wednesday – Sunny High 84, Low 57

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (AM Showers). High 79, Low 54
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. High 84, Low 56

Not bad for hours that residents of Evansville are actually awake. A look at the satellite shows that front that swept through over the weekend, and some poofy clouds that may end up as thunderstorms tonight.