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Sep
20

Dry Streak Ending

Posted By · September 20, 2009 at 10:25 am

Finally!  A change in the forecast!  Highs today will reach the mid 70s with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  Some storms may contain heavy rain.  Across Central Indiana about a quarter of an inch to an inch of rain is expected.  I know that’s a big spread, but it just depends where thunderstorms set up.

Tonight, the chance for rain and t-storms sticks with lows in the mid 60s.

Monday, we start the work week off wet.  Highs will be a bit warmer, at about 80 degrees, but more showers and storms are expected. 

The temperature stays around the 80 degree mark Tuesday with more scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.  Drier weather moves in Wednesday and Thursday.

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Sep
19

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted By · September 19, 2009 at 10:41 am

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

So, how will you change your lingo?

If you need some ideas, just click here.  You’ll also learn more about today’s day!

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Sep
19

Last Weekend of Summer

Posted By · September 19, 2009 at 10:22 am

We officially enter fall on Tuesday, but soak up the sun while you can today.  Highs will reach the low 80s with mostly sunny skies.  Today is the eleventh dry day in a row that we’ve had, and the sixteenth September day without a drop in the bucket.  That will all change soon!

Tonight lows will drop to the low 60s with increasing clouds and developing showers.

Sunday, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely with highs in the mid 70s.

The chance for showers and storms continues through Wednesday.  So, keep your eyes on the radar if you have any outdoor activities.

Some food for thought… the driest September on record was back in 1963 with .24″ of rain, so far this month, we’ve added up .17″.

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Sep
18

Governor’s daughter getting married

Posted By · September 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Governor Mitch Daniels has important plans this weekend. His daughter Melissa is getting married tomorrow.

“I’ve been telling people, she said, ‘Dad, you’re cutting it kind of close just getting back from Asia two days ahead of time.’ I said, ‘Don’t worry. If I get stuck over there, I’ve handled all the essentials. The checkbook’s at home. I’ve left a cardboard cut-out of me in a tuxedo,’” said Daniels.

The governor says he learned on his economic trade mission to Asia that in China, the father of the groom pays for the wedding.

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Sep
18

Last Weekend of Summer

Posted By · September 18, 2009 at 9:27 am

I am really starting to sound like a broken record.  Highs today will reach about 80 degrees, the same story for Saturday.

If you’re heading out for Operation Football tonight, it will be dry, but cool!  The night will start off with temps in the 70s, but fall into the 60s by the end of game time, so you’ll want to take a light jacket!

Here’s the big change in the forecast!  A chance for scattered showers and storms Sunday, then each and every day through next Wednesday!  Dust off those umbrellas, and get ready to dodge some raindrops!

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Sep
17

Dry Days Add Up

Posted By · September 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

Today will be the 14th dry September day, but if you were hoping for rain, it’s in the forecast.

Highs today will reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees with mostly sunny skies.

Tonight, more cold temps are expected with some spots dropping into the 40s again!  The metro will slightly warmer with lows in the mid 50s.

Friday and the weekend looks great for any football plans!  Highs will reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.

Here’s the change, chance of rain Sunday and Monday!  We’ll keep our eyes on this slow moving developing system!

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Sep
16

Push it!

Posted By · September 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

A former client called to tell me that at 63, she easily performed more push-ups than her 25-year-old daughter-in-law who was a gymnast in college. Her daughter-in-law teased her about how lifting weights was great but doubted that a “granny” could move her own body weight. What she didn’t know was that her mother-in-law had spent many days doing push-ups before, during and after her sessions in my studio.

This versatile exercise can be used by those who want a sleek, toned body or added muscle. For beginners, it is a great initial exercise to build strength as well as a tool for measuring how their strength/endurance levels are improving. For intermediate and advanced exercisers, push-ups can be used as an effective warm-up for a tough training session or for an intense burn by doing a set immediately after performing another exercise such as bench presses. For busy travelers, cranking out a few sets of push-ups in a hotel room is a great way to keep the body conditioned.

Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Instructions: Start in the “up” position with your hands in front of you, facing forward and at a width of 4-8 inches past the edge of your shoulders so that when you lower yourself down your arms will be at a 90-degree angle. Keep your legs straight behind you, knees locked, toes in contact with the floor and your abdominal muscles fully contracted so that your body doesn’t sag during the exercise. Keep your head in a comfortable and upright position and then slowly lower yourself down until your arms are at a 90-degree angle or 2-4 inches from the floor. Beginners should start with 1-2 sets of 10-15 repetitions. Intermediate to advanced exercisers should perform 2-4 sets of 15-50-plus repetitions.

Tip for beginners: You can perform what is called the modified push-up. Instead of your legs fully extended behind you, perform the exercise with your knees in contact with the floor and your legs bent and crossed behind you. Keep your abdominal muscles tight and don’t raise your rear end in the air as you perform the movement.images-5

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Sep
16

More Sunshine Ahead

Posted By · September 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

Highs today will reach about 80 degrees with mostly sunny skies. 

Tonight, a bit of a change, with temperatures dropping to the mid 50s in the metro.  I think some spots like Bloomington and Muncie could drop to the upper 40s, so you might need a light jacket tomorrow morning.

We seem to stay dry through Saturday with temperatures in the upper 70s.

Our next chance for rain comes Sunday, we’ll watch the forecast closely to see how that pans out.

A lot of people have asked me if we’re in a drought because we haven’t seen a lot of rain lately.  The short answer, no.  A drought is a condition that develops over several months or even years.  Keep in mind that we’re at least 6.50 inches above average in terms of rainfall for 2009 based on the yearly average.

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