National Weather Service Warns of Potential Risk for Thunderstorms on Thursday

The National Weather Service is predicting a slight risk for severe thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon that could carry over into the evening.

Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Nier shared that some primary threats of the predicted condition include locally heavy rainfall as well as a low threat potential for damaging winds and large hail.

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Information to Keep In Mind As You Prepare for Saturday’s Snow Fall

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Saturday in many Northern Indiana counties, including Marshall, Pulaski, and Starke.

In Pulaski County, the Advisory goes into effect at 5 a.m. EST on Saturday while in Starke and Marshall Counties, it is anticipated to go into effect at 8 a.m. EST. The Winter Weather Advisory in all three counties will remain in effect until midnight.

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National Weather Service Anticipates Heavy Rainfall this Weekend

The National Weather Service is advising of the potential for heavy rainfall for this weekend, with up to one inch anticipated.

Local emergency management official Clyde Avery issued an alert saying that heavy rain combined with melting snow and frozen or partly frozen ground may result in some flooding of low lying areas. He said this could include ponding on road surfaces and rises on rivers over the weekend into early next week. Continue reading

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Portions of Starke, Pulaski Counties

 

Those in southwestern Starke County and northwestern Pulaski County are urged to be on the lookout for flash flooding over the next few hours. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for those areas until 1:45 p.m. CDT Friday. Thunderstorms with heavy rain may cause flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as roads and fields. Drivers are urged to turn around if they encounter a flooded road.

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Flooding Creates Headaches for Winamac Town Park

Entrance to the Winamac Town Park

The Town of Winamac is starting to clean up its park facilities, following recent flooding. Park Manager Dave DeLorenzo told the park board Thursday that the park office got nearly 14 inches of water, and he’s begun pulling out damaged insulation. Park Board President Courtney Poor expressed confidence that the town departments will work together to do what needs to be done.

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