If you were in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Monday -- you experienced a record high. In fact, the temperature shot up a full 34 degrees in just 6 hours.
The city climbed from a morning low of 56 degrees at 7:46 am to 90 degrees by 1:25 pm.
The top temperature was 92 degrees set at 3:34 pm.
South Bend also set a new record high of 91 degrees. The previous record readings in both cities were in the upper 80s and had stood since 1941.
Indianapolis also set a new record high on Monday of 92 degrees. It was only the 4th time on record that a temperature hit 92 degrees or higher this late in the season. Temperature records date back to 1871.
In Nebraska on Monday there were a few tornado touchdowns in the south-central part of the state. Hail fell and damaging winds blew from Nebraksa to Minnesota.
Today the severe weather threat will shift into the Great Lakes states.
Meanwhile here in Colorado, as I sit and write this blog from SE Denver, it is 43 degrees with drizzle at 1:09 am.
Ahhh, it must be fall!
Be sure to look at some maps and the comment reports before leaving the CoCoRaHS site today. There should be some interesting observations.
To see comments, click on View Data in the top menu and then Daily Comment Reports. To see all states, choose "select state" in the menu and then click "search".
Here in Colorado, we should see several reports of snow or a mix at least from the mountain observers.