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Oct
31

Ghosts of Halloween Weather Past

Posted By · October 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Tonight temperatures for trick or treating will only be in the mid to upper 40s with partly cloudy skies.  Expect dry conditions, but it will be chilly!

In the past, conditions haven’t been as nice!  There’s even been snow, just scroll down to see ghosts of Halloween past!

The National Weather Service crunched the numbers below, or you can click here to go to the website with all the info!

Indianapolis
 
High Temperature
Low Temperature
Average
59
39
Warmest
82 (1950)
62 (1900,1876)
Coldest
35 (1878,1873)
24 (1988, 1925)
 
Most Snow
0.1″ (1890)
Most Precipitation
1.30″ (1941)
 
Measurable precipitation has fallen at Indianapolis on 33% of all Halloweens since 1871.
 

Lafayette
 
High Temperature
Low Temperature
Average
58
37
Warmest
76 (1999,1989,1971)
59 (1974)
Coldest
40 (1993)
19 (1988)
 
Most Snow
T (1955)
Most Precipitation
0.63″ (1995)
 
Measurable precipitation has fallen in the Lafayette area on 24% of all Halloweens since 1954.
 

Bloomington
 
High Temperature
Low Temperature
Average
60
39
Warmest
88 (1950)
63 (1919)
Coldest
35 (1993)
19 (1923)
 
Most Snow
0.5″ (1993)
Most Precipitation
1.65″ (1919)
 
Measurable precipitation has fallen on the Bloomington area on 25% of all Halloweens since 1895.
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Oct
31

Fall Back

Posted By · October 31, 2009 at 11:23 am

I am ready to “fall back!”  An extra hour of sleep?  Bring it on!

Before you turn in this evening, remember to turn back your clock one hour!

Are you going to sleep an extra hour?  Stay at a Halloween party a little longer?  One thing you should plan to do, change all the batteries in your smoke detectors!

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Oct
31

Happy Halloween!

Posted By · October 31, 2009 at 11:07 am

Isolated morning sprinkles are possible across Central Indiana this morning, but most spots look to stay dry.  A perfect forecast for Halloween!  A mix of sun and clouds is expected by this afternoon with highs only reaching about 50 degrees.  It’s going to be breezy, with wind gusts up to 25mph, so bundle up if you’re visiting the pumpkin patch today.

By tonight, the winds should relax, and between 6pm and 8pm temperatures will fall to the mid to upper 40s.  Trick or treating times will be dry, but a sweatshirt might be needed under costumes.  Don’t forget to “fall back” one hour when you hit the sack tonight.  Daylight Saving Time comes to an end early Sunday morning.

Sunday, more sunshine is on tap, and highs will reach the mid 50s.  If you’re tailgating before the Colts game, you’ll be facing a cold start in the 30!

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Oct
30

Radar Glowing Green

Posted By · October 30, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I wish this was a Halloween trick, but unfortunately, the rest of our Friday afternoon looks rather soggy.  Rain showers have moved in and are here to stay past midnight.  For the most part rain will be light, but a few more moderate showers are possible.  Winds will stay pretty stiff out there, gusting up to 35mph.  So, if you’re heading out to any Operation Football games, prepare the rain gear and bundle up! 

You can keep up to date on the rain by using our interactive radar to zoom into your neighborhood.

By late Halloween morning the rain should mostly be gone.  We may have a few stray sprinkles that stick with us for the day, but most spots will remain mainly dry.  Highs Saturday will only reach the mid 50s.  For trick or treat-ing temps will be around 50 degrees with mainly dry conditions.

Sunday, we’ll see more sunshine as high reach the mid 50s.  Tailgating for the Colts game should be fine!  (A little chilly, but at least we’re not talking snow!)

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Oct
30

Trick or Treat Forecast

Posted By · October 30, 2009 at 11:42 am

The rain looks to clear out Saturday morning, giving us a breezy day with highs only in the mid 50s.  There’s a 20% chance for isolated sprinkles.

Trick or treaters should have cool, but mainly dry weather as they head into neighborhoods.  Temperatures Saturday evening for candy galore will be between 48 and 52 degrees.

Click here for local trick or treat times!

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Oct
30

Heavy Rain Today

Posted By · October 30, 2009 at 11:29 am

Here comes the rain.  Highs today will only reach the mid 60s with heavy rain developing as we head into the afternoon.  Keep the umbrella handy, but also make sure you hold onto it tight!  Wind gusts today could get up to 35mph.  The good news about it, is that it’s a South breeze, so at least we’ll stay somewhat warm.

Operation football will be wet and muddy tonight!  The rain looks to come to an end after the games wrap up, so at least the forecast is looking up for the weekend!

Halloween will be breezy, but we’ll be drying out.  Highs will only reach the mid 50s.  Bundle up the little ones as they go out to get candy, trick or treat temps will be between 48 and 52 degrees.

Sunday, more sunshine pops out but temps remain cool, only reaching the mid 50s.

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Oct
29

Nice Day, Rain Not Far Behind

Posted By · October 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

A dry day is on tap with temperatures in the low 70s!  Patchy morning fog will burn off, then we’ll be left with partly cloudy skies.  Enjoy this dry time while you can, because a big change is on the way.

Tonight, rain showers will develop and heavy rain is likely across portions of Central Indiana.  Rain will continue through Friday and portions of Saturday.  Highs tomorrow will reach the mid 60s.  Computer models are showing anywhere between one to two inches of rain possible.  Some spots could pick up more depending on where isolated thunderstorms set up.

As for Halloween, there’s a 30% chance of scattered showers.  The day and night don’t look like a washout, we’ll keep you posted on key Trick of Treat times!

Sunday looks dry with highs in the upper 50s.

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Oct
28

Tuesday Rain Totals

Posted By · October 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Here’s how much rain spots in Central Indiana ended up with Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Shelbyville:  .61″

Bloomington:  .55″

Indianapolis:  .46″

Lafayette:  .35″

Muncie:  .35″

Enjoy the dry time while it’s here, more rain moves in Friday.

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