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Jan
26

Carmel’s Ram makes it to Aussie quarterfinals

Posted By · January 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Carmel’s Rajeev Ram made it to the quarterfinals in men’s doubles at the Australian Open. The Bryan brothers defeated him and partner Eric Butorac, but it was a good showing from Ram.

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Jan
26

Blowing Snow Big Concern

Posted By · January 26, 2010 at 6:41 am

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of Central Indiana until noon today.  Blowing snow is a concern making roads slick, and reducing visibility.

Highs today will only reach the mid 20s as temperatures stay steady.  Scattered snow showers are likely until midday, then flurries will stick around.  We’re looking to pick up about another dusting of snow if that.

Tonight, the clouds break for partly cloudy skies and temps drop to the low 20s.

It appears sunshine will make a return Wednesday.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds, probably more clouds than sun, with a chance for scattered snow showers.  Any activity is expected to be light.  Another chance for accumulating snow moves in Wednesday night.  At this point it looks like another inch or so, but it’s too early to give exact numbers.

Thursday a mix of sun and clouds returns with highs in the upper 20s. 

Dry weather sticks around through the weekend, but temps drop to the low 20s for highs, and lows hover near the single digits.

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Jan
25

Monday Afternoon Weather Update

Posted By · January 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Visibilities will be greatly reduced this afternoon as heavy snow combined with wind gusts up to 35 mph push through Central Indiana.  Up to an inch of snow is possible as we head into tonight.  Most spots will only see a light covering.  Roads will become slick as temperatures remain below freezing.  The heavy snow bands will continue to push east throughout the afternoon.  Any activity will be brief, and last about 15 or 30 minutes.

Another quick shot of up to an inch of snow is possible by Tuesday morning. 

Flurries are likely Tuesday, with highs only reaching the upper 20s.

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Jan
25

Post-game thoughts from the 13 SportsJam

Posted By · January 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm

All eyes were on the Colts and Jets yesterday as Indianapolis patiently executed a winning strategy over New York. Their 30-17 win catapults them to Miami for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7th, where they will take on the New Orleans Saints.

On SportsJam Sunday night, the Indy Star’s Bob Kravitz called it the “perfect matchup. It’s the matchup that everybody was wanting. A lot of people thought you might have two undefeated teams going into this, but it’s the first time you’ve had two number one seeds since 1993. Just a marquee matchup. Great, great story – New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees…it’s all good.”

“And not to mention it’s Peyton’s hometown. The city where he grew up. The team that he watched growing up. And by the way, his dad played for the Saints,” said Eyewitness Sports reporter/anchor Rich Nye.

In fact, Peyton’s dad Archie played a big role in getting the Saints going. Now his son has a chance to beat the team in the Super Bowl.

“I think it’s a really tough matchup for the Colts. It’s two very good teams; the two teams that should be here,” said Nye.

So where does this win rank in Colts history?

“To me, the AFC Championship game in 2006 was the most remarkable thing I’ve seen just because the Colts fans had been through so much, so many years of trying to get over the hump and not only to get to the Super Bowl but to beat the hated Patriots on the way. The Super Bowl was almost an anti-climax after that,” said Kravitz.

“As Foreigner sang today at half-time, it feels like the first time. And it was – that first time in 2006 when the Colts got to the Super Bowl, got over the Patriots hump, to me that will always be the biggest moment in Indianapolis sports history,” said Nye. “Today wasn’t that; it was a great moment. It was a season that could have been perfect. Maybe that might have made it even better. But it’s gonna come in at least a number two for now.”

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Jan
25

Snow Makes A Return

Posted By · January 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

From rain showers to snow showers, cold air is back in Central Indiana. 

Highs today will only reach the low 30s with mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers and flurries.  Little to no accumulation is expected today, but winds will gust up to 35mph, so it’s going to be chilly!

Overnight some heavier snow will move in to some parts of the state.  North of I-70 up to one inch of snow is possible by Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, a few flurries or snow showers will linger with highs in the upper 20s.  Once again, wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible, so it’s going to be extremely cold.

Another shot at accumulating snow comes late Wednesday night, it’s too early to put out snow amounts right now.

Highs don’t look to break 30 as we head towards the weekend.

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Jan
24

Push Through Tough Times!

Posted By · January 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Unfortunately, many people fail to reach their fitness and wellness goals because of one thing….quitting! The reasons for this common occurrence are infinite but there is a simple way to help create a mental structure that will allow you to set the stage for consistency and success.

This mental structure comes with enlightening yourself to the fact that things arent always easy and there are ups and downs that you must push through in order to reach your goals. I know I may seem to be simplifying things a bit but you would be suprised by how many people start fitness/wellness programs thinking that just by “saying” they are going to get healthy somehow rearranges the cosmos in their favor. That my friends, couldnt be any further from the truth!

As much as we would like to think that we can hope and wish our way to healthy success, the reality is that success comes with you putting your body in motion with a determined commitment to healthy habits. That commitment paired with the realization that fitness success is not easy”but rather a “simple” process that involves embracing and accepting the fact that there will be ups, downs, hardships, lazy days, setbacks and mistakes.

I was watching a women’s Alpine Skiing race this morning and the course was one of the hardest in the world. Even at this elite level, the skiers who garnered the best results were the ones who were not deterred or intimidated by the course but rather accepted its challenges, fought through them and attacked it like it was their last day on earth.

Understanding and accepting that challenges and difficulty are just like any other part of life is a universal key to success in any arena. Expecting things to be easy and quitting when they become difficult is the universal key to failure and subpar results.

Create your plan of action, embrace the hardship as part of the journey and you will be surprised at how well your mind and body both respond and produce results never before thought possible. Go Getem!

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Jan
24

Soggy Sunday, Go Colts!

Posted By · January 24, 2010 at 6:54 am

Today’s soggy weather won’t get football fans spirits down!

Highs today will reach the low 50s by 1pm with scattered showers throughout the day, and into the afternoon.  All of this activity is ahead of a cold front that will push through the state this afternoon.  Ahead of the front, expect rain, and wind gusts up to 40 mph.  Tailgating will be wet and windy.  Late this afternoon temps will fall into the mid 40s as the cold front passes through.

Tonight, cold air returns.  Lows drop to the low 30s with scattered rain showers turning to flurries or a few light snow showers.  The windy conditions will still stick with us, so wind chill will come into play.

Highs tomorrow only reach the low to mid 30s with scattered snow showers.  Little to no snow accumulation is expected.  Wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible, so bundle up the little ones before they head out to school.

We’ll save the snow accumulation for Tuesday morning for when we could pick up an inch.

The rest of the week looks cold with highs in the upper 20s, and more scattered snow chances.

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Jan
23

Soaking Rain on the Way

Posted By · January 23, 2010 at 6:22 am

Get ready for a mild Saturday!  Patchy fog and drizzle are possible in the morning hours.  Highs today will reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees with cloudy skies. 

Tonight, temperatures stay relatively mild, only dropping to the mid 40s.  Warm, moist air is moving up from the south.  Combine that with a cold front heading our way, and rain is in the forecast tonight through Sunday.  Overnight showers and thunderstorms are likely.  At times heavy rain is possible with wind gusts up to 35 mph. 

It looks like most of the heavy rain will exit by 2pm Sunday.  So, if you’re heading out to Lucas Oil Stadium to tailgate, dress for wet and windy weather!  By the time all is said and done Sunday night, most spots will pick up, up to one inch of rain, while isolated towns pick up one to two inches of rain.

Monday, colder air comes our way, and a rain/snow mix is likely.  At this point, up to one inch of snow may be possible from this little burst as highs reach the mid 30s, drastically cooler from the weekend!

Tuesday, light snow is still a possibility, with sunshine on the way Wednesday.  Highs remain around 30 degrees through Thursday.

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