Analysis valid 4:00pm EST 16 Feb 2011
The first image below is a graphic of surface temperatures as of 2:00pm EST. Temperatures are increasing significantly ahead of a warm front located near central Indiana. Southerly winds are allowing warm air advection to enter the area, increasing surface temperatures throughout the midwest.
The second image is a satellite & METAR combo. As you can see, warmer temperatures are to the south and to the west of West Lafayette, which varifies with the first map. Clouds decrease as you go south into central Indiana.
The third image is of Q-Vector convergence. In central Indiana, divergence is present, which limits the chance of precipitation in our area. Convergence is needed to help the formation of precipitation.
today's current weather graphic was produced by Matt Rudkin & Johnny Martin