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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >


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Fast Facts

  • After a morning complex of non-severe storms on June 7th, redeveloping storms in the early afternoon intensified just south of I-80 and slowly evolved southeastward through the night, producing heavy rainfall rates and at times severe straight-line winds.

  • Widespread rainfall of one and a half to four inches, with isolated totals higher fell across areas south of I-80. This produced flooding, some of it flash flooding in that it happened rapidly and thus particularly dangerous.  Flash flood warnings were issued for these areas. Scattered reports of roads closed during Sunday mid-afternoon through evening were received.  There were a couple reports of water rescues and stranded vehicles.  As of early this morning, we have not received any reports of injuries.

  • The highest rainfall reports were 4.95 inches near Kouts, IN and 4.07 in. near Hebron, IN, both from CoCoRaHS volunteer observers.

  • There has been video confirmation of a brief tornado in northern Jasper County, a few miles north of the community of De Motte. There was additional video of a tornado from a different vantage point near that same time.  It is possible that was a brief second tornado from the same storm.

  • The potential for severe storms and heavy rainfall was mentioned by the NWS in Area Forecast Discussions beginning June 4th, and within a multitude of forecast products and messages beginning June 5th.






Radar Estimated Rainfall

Text Listing of Rainfall Reports




Near Cedar Lake
Near Cedar Lake, IN




NWS Doppler Radar Loop from June 7, 2015:  12 pm - 10:30 pm
Radar Loop




Surface Map