National Weather Service

Sharon Jackson, Show Host/Reporter

NORTHWEST INDIANA- Northwest Indiana is getting hit hard with yet another winter storm. Travel has been hazardous Monday and Tuesday and it's recommended not to take any unnecessary trips.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson spoke with Matt Friedlein, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chicago about this weather event.

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the Midwest.

On Monday, the U.S. tied its current record of 11 consecutive days with at least eight tornadoes confirmed on each of those days, said Patrick Marsh, warning coordination meteorologist for the federal Storm Prediction Center. The previous 11-day stretch of at least eight tornadoes per day ended on June 7, 1980.

National Weather Service reports indicate about half of Indiana’s counties are expected to get heavy rains through Friday. Some southern counties may get more than three inches. Experts say, as our climate changes, these downpours are getting more common. 

Record-breaking cold coming to the Midwest

Jan 29, 2019

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures are crawling into parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region, and forecasters warn that the frigid weather could be life-threatening.

Minneapolis Public Schools officials have canceled classes through Wednesday, when the region is expected to experience frigidly low temperatures not seen in a quarter century. Hundreds of Michigan schools were closed Tuesday, including in Detroit, while Chicago Public Schools canceled Wednesday classes because of the anticipated cold snap.