https://www.weatherwx.com/radar_loop/in/indianapolis.html front coming just about due south as it comes into Indy. Then straight north another system approaches and they meet near Franklin Indiana. Been watching weather for decades and do not recall seeing anything like it. Rare or not it was a sight. We have been dry, dry, dry all summer with our biggest event being .9 tenths so this rain although not a big yield maker was very much appreciated.
Here's the main weather features right now.
Ahead of fronts like this, we usually see winds with a southerly component, then behind them, winds with a northerly component.
However, in this case its not the front causing the winds to vary that way in our state. The front is still north of Indiana.
Developed storm complexes, like the ones coming thru IN right now, ahead of the main system will take on wind patterns similar to a low pressure or frontal system but on a smaller scale.
Winds ahead of them southerly, winds behind them northerly. Happens hundreds of times in the US every year.
This contributes to the convergence that lifts the air, especially ahead of the weather systems because it's piling up at the surface.
In the vertical, it often features rising air mostly ahead of the storms and falling behind them and going in the opposite horizontal direction. Each one can have its own identity.
You did not mention hail
We have had two hail events
Last one was last night
Hail always scares me
So far, no real damage done
Dry early in June/July
Then rain came and saved our crop
Dry enough irrigation on sweet corn could not keep up using pivots
Sweet corn is huge yield, this yr Some double ears per stalk
Been so hot, the coolers can't cool the sweet corn fast enough, as per usual
Big sweet corn yield Don't know what that says for commercial crop yield
Looks good, but I can never estimate a crop yield
All I know is good vs very bad crops
2' with tassel/ very poor colour, is bad
Neighbours have some corn like that
Very rare to see an even corn crop any where in our area
Early dry did a number on most crops
Still spraying for bugs etc in sweet corn
Think we have most of the usual sweet corn bird damage under control
1000's of black birds come for our sweet corn crop
Some bird damage in commercial corn
Foul smelling bird repellant @ 50 dollars/acre will take care of birds
Not economical for commercial corn
Tar spot is going to be a big concern in our area very soon
Just sort of found a control for giant rag weed and now tar spot
Corn price for 2023 delivery is still good, even with today's price action
That is all the news from glassford farms