Dan and I were planning on a return trip to the Trail Creek in Michigan City tomorrow to get at some more steelhead. Unfortunatly this super precise downpour practically only rained on the creek this evening and ruined our chances.
Take a look.
The resulting 6 foot rise in the creek within just a few hours. Flash Flood warning was very accurate.
Here is that warning.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED AN URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
NORTHERN LA PORTE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA UNTIL 930 PM CDT
AT 637 PM CDT WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER NORTHERN LAPORTE COUNTY. RAINFALL REPORTS OF OVER 3 INCHES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THESE STORMS WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
Hold on tight steelhead... we'll be back to get after you when this mess clears up. I'll have to think up something else to do tomorrow I suppose. Shoot.
Here is the aftermath of that warning. It is now a flash flood statement:
TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE REPORTED STRANDED VEHICLES IN THE MICHIGAN CITY AREA AND SOME ROADS ARE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA WITH TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS NEAR 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. RUNOFF FROM THIS RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE PROBLEMS UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT.