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Warmest Start to April on Record

Posted By · April 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

The following data has been prepared by the NWS Indianapolis regarding April’s Warm Start:

A persistent ridge of high pressure has brought warm temperatures for much of the first half of April to central Indiana. At Indianapolis, the average temperature of 61.6 degrees recorded through April 14 marks the warmest start to the month of April in recorded history at Indianapolis. This is 12.4 degrees above normal through April 14. Below is a list of the ten warmest average temperatures at Indianapolis through the first 14 days of the month:

Indianapolis Area


Highest Average Temperature degrees F

Days: 4/1 – 4/14

Length of period: 14 days

Years: 1871-2010

Rank Value Ending Date

 1    61.6    4/14/2010

 2    61.5    4/14/2001

 3    58.4    4/14/1978

 4    58.3    4/14/1872

 5    58.2    4/14/1922

 6    58.0    4/14/1981

 7    57.3    4/14/1910

 8    57.1    4/14/1929

 9    56.9    4/14/1930

 10    56.6    4/14/1941, 4/14/1893  

Thursday will provide yet another warm day across central Indiana with temperatures warming into the 80s once again. The arrival of a cold front on Friday will bring temperatures back closer to normal for the weekend and into next week with highs mainly in the 60s and lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Average highs for mid-April are in the mid 60s with lows in the lower 40s.

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Cold front coming

Posted By · April 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Once again we are looking at a day with near record high temperatures in the 80s. This will be the last day like this for a while as cold front promises a change. First,clouds and scattered showers will bring up to a ½” of rain on Friday. Then a significant cool down for Saturday with highs in the 50s to near 60.

– Chris Wright

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Stellar Tuesday

Posted By · April 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

Get ready for another warm and dry day.  (I could get used to forecasting this!)  Highs will hit the upper 70s with mostly clear skies, and high pollen counts.

Tonight, we remain dry with lows around 50 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday highs jump to the low 80s with sunshine.

Friday, showers and storms roll in along with cooler temps.  Highs only reach the mid 60s.

By Saturday, the rain should clear.  Highs will feel much cooler, only hitting the low 60s.  This is the “normal” temp for this time of year… we’ve just been very spoiled so far!

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A Picture Perfect Week

Posted By · April 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

Sunshine and warmth are shaping the majority of our work week!

Highs today will reach the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies.

Overnight, we drop into the low 50s.

Tomorrow, upper 70s, Wednesday we hit the low 80s, and Thursday temps hit the upper 70s.  All three days will showcase sunshine!  However, if you’re an allergy sufferer, prepare to continue sniffling and sneezing.  Pollen counts remain high through Thursday.

Our forecast changes Friday as showers and storms build and move through Central Indiana.  It looks like a little of this activity could linger Saturday as well.  We’ll keep you posted as I know a lot of you are looking to head downtown for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak Anniversary

Posted By · April 11, 2010 at 6:28 am

In 1965 10 tornadoes hit 18 counties in north and central Indiana.  This later became known as the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak, the deadliest in state history.

The tornadoes hit between 4:45pm and a little after 6:30pm.  Seven of the tornadoes left 137 dead, and 1724 injured. 

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has put together this summary of the event.

The National Weather Service office in Detroit has put together this analysis of the conditions that led up to this weather disaster.

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Spotty Sunday Storms?

Posted By · April 11, 2010 at 6:21 am

Warm temperatures are once again settling into Central Indiana.  Highs today will reach the low 70s.  Clouds will be on the increase as a cold front pushes south through the state during the day.  An isolated shower or t-storm is possible late this afternoon into the evening.  It looks like most spots will stay dry, and I wouldn’t cancel your outdoor plans based on the 20% chance of precipitation.

Overnight, the clouds break and any rain that pops up will fall apart.  Lows will drop to the mid 40s.

Monday, we’ll see a few clouds, and temps will hit the upper 60s to around 70 degrees.

Another dry week is ahead for Central Indiana, and that’s bad news for allergy sufferers.  Temperatures approach 80 degrees by Thursday.

Friday, the chance for showers and storms returns.

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Temperatures Rebound

Posted By · April 10, 2010 at 6:36 am

Temperatures are warming up across Central Indiana this weekend.  Highs will flirt with the 70 degree mark this afternoon.

Tonight, lows won’t be as cold, only dropping into the mid 40s.

Sunday, expect increasing clouds with highs hitting the upper 60s to low 70s.  As a cold front pushes through the state a few sprinkles are possible late in the afternoon/evening.

A few of those light showers may hang around early Monday morning, but then the clouds break and we dry out with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

We stay dry through Wednesday as temps warm up close to 80… another chance for rain may move in Thursday.

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Warming for the Weekend

Posted By · April 9, 2010 at 4:57 am

Temperatures are warming up across Central Indiana, and probably the best part about the forecast, the wind is dying down!

Highs today will reach the upper 50s across the viewing area with partly cloudy skies winds out of the west up to 15 mph.

Overnight, patchy frost is possible with mostly clear skies and temps in the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday, temps rebound into the upper 60s with sunshine.

Sunday, we’re back to the 70s, but there’s a chance for spotty showers.  The day won’t be a washout, but we could see a little rain.  Same story Monday… then we dry out through Thursday. 

It looks like another dry pattern with temps in the low 70s is setting up for next week… we’ll keep you posted if that changes.  Enjoy!

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