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Jul
23

Heat Advisory Friday

Posted By · July 23, 2010 at 6:19 am

Highs today will hit the low to mid 90s, but it will feel much warmer thanks to the humidity.  A Heat Advisory is in effect for all of Central Indiana.  It will feel like 100-110 degrees because of the humidity.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated storm this afternoon, but most spots stay dry.

Saturday, more heat, but a little relief is on the way.  Highs will hit the low 90s, and as a cold front approaches the state in the afternoon/evening our chance for t-storms increases.  Some may be strong to severe with heavy rain and damaging wind.

For Race Day, it is a little “cooler.”  Highs hit the mid 80s, but there’s a 30% chance of t-storms until midday.  We’ll be watching the radar closely, so tune in from 6am-noon for your complete Brickyard coverage.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jul
22

Hot, Humid, Storms Building

Posted By · July 22, 2010 at 6:51 am

Highs today will hit the upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds and t-storms building during the heat of the day.  Some storms could be strong to severe, and they will be hit or miss as we’ve seen over the past week or so.  Again, very heavy rain and damaging wind is possible from some t-storms that develop.  Is this Groundhog Day or what?

Overnight lows only drop to the mid 70s, but the chance for storms goes down drastically as we lose daytime heating.  I can’t rule out an isolated storm, but at this point, I don’t see widespread storms overnight.

Friday, whew!  The weekend is almost here!  Highs will hit the low to mid 90s and with the heat index it’s going to feel closer to 100-105 or so.  yikes!  We’ll keep the chance for an isolated storm in there.

Saturday, the heat continues, and so does our chance for isolated storms.

Now for the Brickyard Sunday!  We cool off to the mid 80s, but a 30% chance of a t-storm still sticks around.  We’ll be on the air from 6am to noon with the latest weather and traffic info.  Plus, give you a look at the race!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jul
21

My Name is Nicole, and I’m a BlackBerry Addict

Posted By · July 21, 2010 at 5:25 am

I’m going to come clean, I’m addicted to my BlackBerry.

I never thought this would happen to me.  I’ve only had it for about 2 months.  Before that, I just had a regular old cell phone.  But, now, I’m always connected, with the internet at my fingertips.  The little red light blinking means I have a new e-mail, and I must… check… it! 

Twitpic-ing has become easier, and even more tweets are flying from my fingers when I’m on the run.  I am a total believer in social media, and I guess that fuels my BlackBerry addiction even more.

The worst part of my addiction, is leaving my BlackBerry by my bedside.  I have to, in case I get called in for work.  I need to be able to answer my phone.  But, it’s turned into me waking up in the middle of the night, and grabbing out in darkness to check my e-mail, or even check the radar if t-storms are supposed to be on the way.

Throughout the day it’s always by my side.  My husband’s even “yelled” at me to put it down while watching TV. 

How many of you are doing the same thing… or am I just crazy?

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Jul
21

More of the Same

Posted By · July 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

Highs today will hit the mid to upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.  We’ll see plenty of dry time, but there’s still a chance of scattered t-storms as we’re under an unstable atmosphere.

Tonight looks mainly dry with lows in the low 70s.

Again tomorrow… we watch for the upper 80s and scattered storms.

Friday, we could hit the low to mid 90s with scattered storms.  Same story Saturday… this is getting old… isn’t it?

Sunday there’s a slight chance for a pop up shower or t-storm as highs hit the mid 80s.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jul
20

Hot, Humid & Stormy

Posted By · July 20, 2010 at 4:16 am

Highs today will reach the upper 80s across Central Indiana with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms may reach severe limits with strong winds and very heavy rain that could create flash flooding.  The entire state is under a slight risk for severe storms today.

T-storms are also likely tonight as lows drop to the low 70s.

More severe storms are possible Wednesday and Thursday as highs hit the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.

Indianapolis Five Day Weather Forecast

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Jul
19

Low tide for Google Wave?

Posted By · July 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Is it just me, or is Google slipping? While it used to be that Google’s newest offerings would be anticipated almost as much as the next iPhone fix, they seem to have fallen flat of late.

Right about the time the Twittersphere was exploding, Google Wave hit the virtual shelves. It seemed like it had potential, especially for a TV station web site looking to spread its social media wings a little. Information on any number of stories could be shared on an “as it comes in” basis, with viewers injecting their own ideas, updates or opinions. And it could be left active for hours – or even days – to let others join in and catch up.

Though it has since gone public, its early use of invitations (Google’s preferred means of forced popularity) meant that while the user base might have been small, it also would likely be dedicated and users would tie their Wave account closely to their personal identity, hopefully leading to honest, reasoned dialogue.

Yes, it could have been awesome.

But the Wave never seemed to hit the shore. I toyed with it amongst friends and aside from the “Wow!” factor, it seemed difficult to go back and follow later. And that was just 60 or so “posts” between four or five people. I couldn’t imagine the maze of conversation between dozens – or hundreds – of viewers.

Also, there was the bane of the Web for all-time – cross-browser slapfighting. Excited to bring my new Wave account to work months ago, I found that the Internet Explorer-based newsroom wouldn’t fly with Google Wave without extensions. An elimination of part of an already small user base is not a good thing. If needed, I could probably twist some arms to get a Wave-acceptable browser installed at my desk. But would IE-loving users follow suit? Seemed like too much hassle for an experimental run.

I thought maybe I had just let technology pass me by a little and that, while I thought Google Wave had fizzled out, it was actually thriving in some corner of the Web. Apparently, that’s not the case. Clicking through Mashable, the social media bible, they hadn’t even touched a Google Wave story since January, and hadn’t written new since November. Not good news for Google Wave.

So what about you, web-using public? Have you caught the Wave? I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experiences. 

Next week: “Has Google Buzz lost it’s sting?” and other bad social media puns.

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Jul
19

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 10pm

Posted By · July 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Areas along and south of I-70  are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm tonight.

Very heavy rain is likely from these storms as well as damaging wind.  Flash flooding is possible in some areas where heavy thunderstorms set up.

We’ll continue to watch for areas of heavy rain overnight into Tuesday morning, with more storms in the extended forecast.

Indianapolis Five Day Weather Forecast

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Jul
19

Questions about Bob Sanders

Posted By · July 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Indianapolis – Michael Lombardi at NFL.com is reporting concerns about Colts safety Bob Sanders.

Lombardi says there’s worry that Sanders might never be able to play football again due to arm injuries.

Eyewitness Sports is working on this story today.

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