Halloween 2013: Heavy Rainfall and Gusty Winds

A Wet and Windy Halloween

A strong low pressure system and associated cold front moved across the region on the night of October 30th through October 31st, 2013. The system brought heavy rainfall to the local area with storm total precipitation in the 1 to 3.5 inch range. It was the wettest Halloween on record at Fort Wayne with 1.73" and the 2nd wettest at South Bend with 1.20." Gusty winds of 25-45 mph also accompanied the system, making for a wet and windy Halloween. 

The maps and table below show rainfall totals ending ~10am EDT November 1st.

October 30, 2013 October 31, 2013

Location Amount Time/Date
     
...Indiana...    
     
...Adams...    
1 Wsw Berne 1.21 0500 AM 11/01
     
...Allen...    
Fort Wayne  Internat 1.83 0800 AM 11/01
Bunche Elementary Sc 1.66 0900 AM 11/01
City/County Building 1.65 0900 AM 11/01
Woodburn 3N 1.56 0700 AM 11/01
Fairfield Elementary 1.52 0900 AM 11/01
Spy Run At Franke Pa 1.42 0900 AM 11/01
Harrison Hill Elemen 1.38 0900 AM 11/01
Study Elementary Sch 1.37 0900 AM 11/01
Irwin Elementary Sch 1.32 0900 AM 11/01
Price Elementary Sch 1.3 0900 AM 11/01
Maumee River At Anth 1.26 0900 AM 11/01
Adams Elementary Sch 1.26 0900 AM 11/01
Dupont Library - Cso 1.26 0900 AM 11/01
Brentwood Elementary 1.22 0900 AM 11/01
Belle Vista Bridge 1.15 0900 AM 11/01
Maumee River At Cols 1 0900 AM 11/01
     
...De Kalb...    
Butler 1Se 1.62 0715 AM 11/01
Garrett 1.48 0700 AM 11/01
1 Ene Auburn 1.21 0600 AM 11/01
     
...Elkhart...    
3 Nnw Southwest 2.56 0800 AM 11/01
1 N Waterford Mills 2.52 0500 AM 11/01
Wakarusa 2.51 0700 AM 11/01
1 Wnw Jimtown 2.5 0600 AM 11/01
Elkhart Public Works   1200 AM 11/01
Goshen Municipal Air 1.91 0800 AM 11/01
     
...Grant...    
Marion 2N 2.12 0700 AM 11/01
1 E Jonesboro 1.89 0700 AM 11/01
Municipal Apt 1.3 0755 AM 11/01
     
...Huntington...    
Huntington 1.66 0730 AM 11/01
     
...Kosciusko...    
1 Nne Winona Lake 1.56 0800 AM 11/01
2 N North Webster 1.55 0800 AM 11/01
Northern Indiana Wfo 1.51 0800 AM 11/01
Leesburg 1.41 0600 AM 11/01
2 N North Webster 1.17 1028 AM 11/01
1 Sw Burket 1.08 1036 AM 11/01
     
...La Porte...    
Laporte 2.98 0100 AM 11/01
Kingsbury 1N 2.65 0730 AM 11/01
Kingsbury 2.65 0800 AM 11/01
1 Wsw Long Beach 2.22 0800 AM 11/01
La Porte 1.95 0755 AM 11/01
     
...Lagrange...    
1 Ene Brushy Prairie 1.8 0600 AM 11/01
     
...Marshall...    
Plymouth 1.93 1037 AM 11/01
Plymouth 1.92 0500 AM 11/01
Plymouth 1.68 1033 AM 11/01
     
...Miami...    
1 Ssw Grissom Afb 1.49 0800 AM 11/01
Peru 1.41 0535 AM 11/01
1 Ene Denver 1.35 0700 AM 11/01
     
...Noble...    
Kendallville 1.63 0700 AM 11/01
1 E Big Lake 1.25 1026 AM 11/01
     
...Pulaski...    
Francesville 1.61 0800 AM 11/01
     
...St. Joseph...    
New Carlisle 3.05 0700 AM 11/01
5 Ssw Osceola 2.41 0600 AM 11/01
South Bend Regional 2.2 0800 AM 11/01
South Bend Wwtp 2.19 0445 AM 11/01
1 W Chain-O-Lakes 2.04 1030 AM 11/01
     
...Starke...    
Knox Wwtp 2.13 0800 AM 11/01
North Judson 3S 1.84 0800 AM 11/01
     
...Steuben...    
2 E Hamilton 1.65 0700 AM 11/01
2 Wsw Golden Lake 1.57 0600 AM 11/01
Angola 1.56 0700 AM 11/01
     
...Wabash...    
1 Sw Wabash 1.36 1030 AM 11/01
Urbana 1.3 0600 AM 11/01
     
...Wells...    
2 Sw Craigville 1.81 0400 AM 11/01
Bluffton--Main St. B 1.41 0848 AM 11/01
     
...White...    
Monticello 1.31 0600 AM 11/01
Chalmers 5W 1.3 0600 AM 11/01
     
...Whitley...    
Columbia City 1.52 0700 AM 11/01
     
...Michigan...    
     
...Berrien...    
1 Nne Watervliet 3.5 0700 AM 11/01
Southwest Michigan R 3.37 0800 AM 11/01
3 W Niles 2.99 0800 AM 11/01
     
...Branch...    
Coldwater St School 1.89 1200 AM 11/01
     
...Cass...    
1 Ese Magician Lake 3.27 0926 AM 11/01
3 Nw Granger 1.6 1026 AM 11/01
     
...Hillsdale...    
4 Nw North Adams 1.62 0600 AM 11/01
     
...Ohio...    
     
...Allen...    
Lima Allen County Ai 1.05 0800 AM 11/01
     
...Defiance...    
Hicksville 1.84 0630 AM 11/01
Defiance Memorial Ai 1.28 0800 AM 11/01
     
...Henry...    
3 Se Mcclure 1.08 0700 AM 11/01
     
...Paulding...    
Grover Hill 1.44 0700 AM 11/01
     
...Williams...    
Montpelier 1.92 0707 AM 11/01
Stryker 1.9 0700 AM 11/01
Bryan 2Se 1.88 0800 AM 11/01

The table below shows peak sustained winds and peak wind gusts for October 31st.

 

LOCATION Peak Sustained Wind / Time
Peak Wind Gust / Time
     
Indiana...    
     
Warsaw 23 MPH /  315 AM 33 MPH /  415 AM
Auburn 24 MPH /  335 AM 31 MPH /  335 AM
Fort Wayne 24 MPH /  454 AM 41 MPH /  339 AM
Logansport 28 MPH /  235 AM 40 MPH /  155 AM
Goshen 32 MPH / 1102 PM 41 MPH / 1059 PM
Grissom Afb 28 MPH /  238 AM 36 MPH /  818 PM
Knox 26 MPH /  235 AM 35 MPH /  235 AM
Michigan City 22 MPH /  435 AM 33 MPH /  415 AM
Laporte 22 MPH /  215 AM 30 MPH / 1015 PM
Marion 28 MPH /  335 AM 38 MPH / 1015 PM
Rochester 23 MPH /  315 AM 32 MPH /  355 AM
South Bend 26 MPH /  309 AM 37 MPH /  443 AM
     
Michigan...    
     
Benton Harbor 32 MPH /  122 AM 45 MPH /  332 AM
Three Rivers 20 MPH /  115 PM 31 MPH / 1155 PM
Coldwater 25 MPH / 1115 PM 37 MPH /  315 AM
Hillsdale 24 MPH /  515 AM 33 MPH /  515 AM
Sturgis 23 MPH /  555 AM 36 MPH /  834 AM
     
Ohio...    
     
Defiance 18 MPH /  845 PM 35 MPH /  454 AM
Lima 40 MPH / 1130 PM 47 MPH / 1129 PM

Page Published 11/1/2013 11:45am
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