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Weather Alert for Terre Haute

Posted by isulib on May 25, 2011

We usually don’t use this library blog to report on weather, but in terms of information, today’s report from one of our Reference/Instruction Librarians, Steve Hardin, who is a trained weather spotter, has already been told that ‘activation will be necessary today into tonight”. Here are some excerpts from the daily report he provides us:


Here in the library, of course, the best place to go is the Basement.  The Lower Level wouldn’t be too bad, either, but I’d prefer the
Basement.  Get as much metal and cinder block between you and the outside as possible.

Part of the reason for the special attention being paid to the weather today results from our being included in the “moderate risk”
area for severe storms
.  As I write (8:47 a.m.) it appears parts of IN, IL, TN, AR and MO will be upgraded to a “high risk.”  It may have already happened as you read this.  The folks in Indy have prepared a nice web briefing of the situation.  SPC has also issued a public severe weather outlook.  We’ve dodged the bullet a number of times, with the storms that leveled Joplin coming our way overnight, when they’d lost a lot of their energy.  Today’s storms won’t have that sort of restraint.

More storms killed at least nine persons yesterday and overnight, as this memorable spring continues.

The NWS forecast for Terre Haute:

Today…Breezy. Thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Tonight…Thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.

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