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Kokomo, Indiana

I’ve been through Kokomo and I know several people who were born and raised in that part of Indiana. While it is a fairly typical Midwestern town, I can assure you it is not as nice as the one the Beach Boys sang about.

At 1156PM, ET, Kokomo was reporting a temperature of 43 degrees with clear skies, though there is a smattering of light rain in northwest Indiana.  While high pressure dominates the east, and a low amplitude ridge is allowing for some stability, the jet is vigorous through the Ohio Valley, and portends to disturbed pattern. A weak inverted trough is attached to a very small disturbance in Arkansas, getting ready to move through Tennessee and Kentucky overnight tonight.
By Wednesday night, a surface are of low pressure will develop over central Missouri, with the heavy rain conjoined to the present disturbance in Arkansas distending and running from Chattanooga to northern Arkansas and southwest to the Dallas area. The leading edge of the upper level trough will generate light moisture north of the primary precipitation that night before an occluded low develops over northern Illinois. The new orientation of low will mean an explosion of precipitation across northern Indiana. Expect Thursday to be quite rainy throughout much of the morning, with some isolated thunderstorms in the area. There is some disagreement on when precipitation will cut off, but it should dry out and be a bit cooler by mid afternoon.
Tomorrow – Isolated showers, becoming more widely scattered late, High 55, Low 44
Thursday – Rain and thunder with a bit of wet snow mixing in towards the end, then clearin and cooler, High 49, Low 32

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day High 55, Low 45
Thursday – Windy…showers and thundershowers in the morning, then variable clouds in the afternoon with more showers possible. High 50, Low 34

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, mild and damp (PM Showers) High 56, Low 47
Thursday – Breezy with periods of rain; mild in the morning High 53, Low 34

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely, mainly between 7am and 10am. Cloudy,  High 54, Low 45
Thursday – Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High 52, Low 33

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy, Rain likely until midday then chance of rain in the afternoon, High 53, Low 47
Thursday – Breezy cloudy. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms until midday, then chance of rain in the afternoon. High 49, Low 34

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with light rain likely, High 54, Low 45
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with rain, High 52, low 46

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy starting overnight. High 55, Low 42
Thursday – Rain starting overnight, continuing until afternoon, and windy starting in the afternoon. High 55, Low 35

Anyone avaliable did the non standard day for Thursday, with cold air moving in on the heels of the system moving through Indiana mid-week. Here comes a splash of ran, a little ahead of schedule:

Kokomo, Indiana to St. Joseph, Missouri

I always thought that Indianna was generally much further north than Missouri, but, as it turns out, they aren’t that far apart when looking at their polar pllacement. The trip from Kokomo to St. Joseph is almost due west. Without a north/south element to the drive, it’s only an 8 hour drive, covering 519 miles, which will, thanks to some rounding, equate to a pace of 63.4mph. There will be some slow roads through rural parts of the Mid-Mississippi Valley.

It’s still there. The lingering ridge riding rain showers funneled through the Ohio Valley are continuing to fall across the region. There were flood warnings from Cleveland all the way to the Ozarks. Fortunately, this heavy rain will mostly stay south of our route. There will be a bit of organization within this moist plume. As is the case with organizing trough structures, the heavy rain will start to lift to the north. If we start off in time and head out fast enough, we’ll avoid the rain completely. If not, the threat should be through by the time we reach Decatur. Clear weather will blanket northern Missouri bringing warmer temperatures to the region, and signaling a good end to the drive.
St Joseph

Wausau, Wisconsin to Kokomo, Indiana

Today we embark on a 1-day Midwestern roadtrip, from Central WI to Northern IN. It’s 440 miles from Wausau to Kokomo. Will it be as warm as the Beach Boys lead us to believe? Given the winter we’ve had, it might be a stretch, but maybe we’ll get lucky!


A mid-level disturbance will be working through the area during the morning, dropping accumulating snows from southern MN/northern IA through southern WI/northern IL. Wausau will only be seeing a few flakes when we depart south in the morning, but as we continue to make our way through Madison, we’ll see the snow totals pick up. Luckily, as we make it to the WI/IL border, most of the heavier snow will have tapered off, but roads will probably still be fairly slick with a bit of accumulated snow on them. Light snow will continue throughout the afternoon hours as we make our way through northeastern IL and around Chicago, so hopefully there aren’t too many accidents impeding out progress. The light snow will continue to linger in the evening as we make our way into northern Indiana and ultimately to Kokomo, so hopefully you’re a fan of watching snow fall!


Clear skies lead to plummeting temperatures

We all knew as early as Sunday that Kokomo was in for some clear skies. A system track through southern Canada meant the country was going to see some pleasant weather. Of course, that was during the day. Sunday night into Monday morning was clear in northern Indiana, and radiating warmth meant the low dropped all the way to 10. People were 6-10 degrees off on that low. It was able to rebound to 37 (40 at nearby Grissom Air Base), so it wasn’t all bad. Weatherbug took down the top forecast title.
Actuals: Monday – High 33, Low 10
Tuesday – High 37, Low 21

Grade: B

Kokomo, Indiana to Elkhart, Indiana

So, today’s road trip is… hardly a road trip. Some people might consider it a commute at only 101 miles. If it takes more than 2 hours, clearly you took a wrong turn somewhere!


At only 100 miles or so, we shouldn’t have to worry about a wide variety of weather during our trip. In this case, we don’t really have to worry about ANY weather. High pressure is sitting over the region and mostly clear skies are expected throughout the day. That’s all i gotta say about that. So, how about that BCS Title game tonight!? Yeah, that was about as boring as this road trip is going to be.


Kokomo, Indiana

I think the Beach Boys were singing about a different Kokomo.

At 1235PM, ET, Kokomo was reporting overcast skies with a temperature of 26 degrees. A west wind of almost 20mph was ushering a weak clipper out of town, and there was hope for clearing later today. Aloft, a sharp trough is reflective of the speed with which an otherwise weak system will be moving out of the Great Lakes. A weak ridge building over the Upper Midwest will shift into the area and bring some dry weather.
A mean trough moving through Canada has very little flow through it, so there won’t be much to it as it moves into Ontario on Monday evening, except for some gustier southwest winds. The pattern will be shifting north for the week, and another weak wave will follow the Ontario low, which will exacerbate some breezy flow in Kokomo, but the area will remain dry.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with winds increasing late, High 35, Low 18
Tuesday – Sunny skies and breezy conditions continue, High 41, Low 25

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 33, Low 17
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy High 36, Low 24

AW: Tomorrow – Sunshine and patchy clouds High 33, Low 20
Tuesday – Milder with partial sunshine High 40, Low 25

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 32, Low 17
Tuesday – Mostly sunny High 37, Low 24

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 32, Low 16
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. High 37, Low 24

Sounds pretty good in northern Indiana. Now let’s hope that the Colts can further that mood with a big win this afternoon!

Perfect late summer days

Things went extremely well for residents of Kokomo the last couple of days. Temperatures were warm but comfortable, rising to the upper 70s both Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures cooled off to a level befitting a perfect night’s sleep, 55 and 50 respectively. The best news of all, of course, was that Victoria-Weather had the top forecast of them all.
Actuals: Monday – High 78, Low 55
Tuesday – High 78, Low 50

Grade: B

Kokomo, Indiana

Apologies, as always, for the super late forecast. Well, no point in dilly-dallying.

At 315AM, ET, Kokomo was reporting a temperature of 62 degrees with clear skies. High pressure dominated the region, but there was a layer of clouds across the southern Great Lakes that was trapped under the ridge.
A sharp upper level trough is expected to pivot through Ontario, but surface ridging in Indiana is expected to prevent any development of wet weather for Kokomo. Clouds are expected to develop Tuesday for the region, but it should end up being a good beginning of a late summer week.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 79, Low 57
Tuesday – Increasingly cloudy, High 78, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Plentiful sunshine High 80, Low 56
Tuesday – Partly to mostly cloudy High 81, Low 56

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 78, Low 53
Tuesday – Mostly sunny High 79, Low 55

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 80, Low 58
Tuesday – Sunny High 81, Low 55

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. High 78, Low 57
Tuesday – Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly cloudy.High 81, Low 55

Very late summerlike weather. Almost perfect, in most views. Satellite shows a few clouds in the area.