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Sep
30

Fire Weather Watch

Posted By · September 30, 2010 at 5:24 am

Still, no rain is in sight for Central Indiana.  Highs today will reach the mid 70s with mostly sunny skies.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph this afternoon, so it’s going to feel a little chilly.  Nearly all of Central Indiana is under a Fire Weather Watch today.  That just means that the humidity is low, the winds are high, and fire danger is increased.

Tonight, temps drop to the upper 40s with clear skies.

Friday, highs cool off to around 70 degrees.

Saturday and Sunday there’s a slight chance for an isolated sprinkle, but at this point it looks like very little if any rain will move in.  Something that we’ll all notice is the cool overnight lows.  Sunday morning, some spots will be in the 30s!


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Sep
29

More of the Same

Posted By · September 29, 2010 at 5:19 am

This weather blog will be short and sweet, because there is really not much to talk about.

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 70s with mostly sunny skies.

Overnight, temps drop to the upper 40s to low 50s.

Thursday, wind gusts up to 20 mph are possible as temps drop to the mid 70s.

Much cooler air is moving in for the weekend… we could see our first frost in some cities!  And there’s a slight chance for sprinkles on Saturday.

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Sep
29

Frost/Freeze Dates for Central Indiana

Posted By · September 29, 2010 at 5:09 am
The following information was compiled by the Indianapolis National Weather Service.  Click here to follow their original link.
 
Low Temperature of 36 degrees or lower
(Patchy frost possible in outlying, low areas)
 
Location
Normal First Date
Latest Date
Earliest Date
Records To
Farmland
September 27
October 27, 1914
August 29, 1965
1893
Kokomo
September 28
October 28, 1941
September 8, 1986
1901
Elwood
September 29
October 26, 2005
September 13, 1964
1948
Martinsville
September 29
October 17, 1973
September 8, 1986
1950
West Lafayette
September 29
November 7, 1940
August 29, 1965
1901
Delphi
September 30
October 25, 1914
August 29, 1965
1893
Muncie
October 1
October 26, 1967
September 12, 1993
1965
Seymour
October 2
November 8, 1900
September 12, 1955
1893
Spencer
October 2
October 17, 1973
September 12, 1955
1949
Whitestown
October 2
October 27, 1914
September 3, 1908
1901
Winchester Airpt
October 2
October 25, 1990
August 14, 1964
1942
Frankfort
October 3
October 27, 2005
August 29, 1965
1914
Newcastle
October 3
October 18, 1954
September 8, 1956
1949
Rushville
October 3
October 25, 2005
August 30, 1946
1901
Shelbyville
October 3
October 29, 1897
September 6, 1924
1897
Shoals
October 4
October 27, 1914
September 10, 1924
1913
Anderson
October 5
October 26, 2005
September 8, 1956
1895
Terre Haute
October 5
October 27, 1956
September 14, 1964
1955
Columbus
October 6
November 6, 1919
September 6, 1924
1893
Greenfield
October 6
November 4, 1971
September 14, 1923
1903
Rockville
October 6
October 25, 2005
September 13, 1902
1893
Greencastle
October 7
November 4, 1971
September 14, 1923
1895
Indianapolis Airpt
October 7
October 28, 2005
September 23, 1995
1943
Washington
October 8
November 8, 1956
September 13, 1902
1897
Freelandville
October 9
November 8, 1956
September 22, 1983
1929
Crane Naval Dep
October 11
November 8, 1956
September 22, 1983
1942
Bloomington
October 13
November 5, 1971
September 13, 1899
1895
 
 

 
Low Temperature of 32 degrees or lower
(Frost becomes widespread, with isolated pockets of hard freeze possible)
 
Location
Normal First Date
Latest Date
Earliest Date
Records To
Farmland
October 06
November 11, 1897
September 17, 1937
1893
Martinsville
October 06
October 28, 2005
September 14, 1964
1950
Delphi
October 08
October 29, 2005*
September 14, 1964
1893
Kokomo
October 08
November 12, 1919
September 20, 1991
1901
Spencer
October 08
November 02, 1984
September 20, 1991
1949
Elwood
October 09
November 04, 1971
September 18, 1959
1948
West Lafayette
October 09
November 13, 1946
September 18, 1959
1901
Whitestown
October 10
November 11, 1918
September 03, 1908
1901
Frankfort
October 11
November 16, 1922
September 12, 1955
1914
Newcastle
October 11
November 04, 1971
September 17, 1959
1949
Terre Haute
October 11
November 03, 1973
September 21, 1991
1955
Muncie
October 12
November 04, 1971
September 20, 1991
1965
Seymour
October 12
November 08, 1947
September 15, 1923
1893
Shoals
October 12
November 06, 1947
September 15, 1919
1913
Winchester Arpt
October 13
November 08, 1947
September 20, 1956
1942
Rockville
October 14
November 23, 1902
September 16, 1916
1893
Rushville
October 14
November 09, 2004
September 14, 1923
1901
Greenfield
October 15
November 20, 2001
September 14, 1923
1903
Shelbyville
October 15
November 11, 1897
September 14, 1923
1897
Indianapolis Arpt
October 16
November 08, 1956
September 30, 1993
1943
Anderson
October 17
November 20, 1985
September 19, 1901
1895
Columbus
October 19
November 12, 1919
September 14, 1902
1893
Greencastle
October 20
November 23, 1902
September 23, 1995
1895
Washington
October 20
November 15, 1970
September 24, 1928
1897
Crane Naval Dept
October 23
November 22, 1994
September 22, 1983
1942
Freelandville
October 23
November 20, 1985
September 25, 1950
1929
Bloomington
October 24
November 23, 1902
September 13, 1899
1895
 

 
 
Low Temperature of 28 degrees or lower
(Widespread Hard Freeze is Likely)

 

Location
Normal First Date
Latest Date
Earliest Date
Records To
Farmland
October 19
November 28, 1902
September 23, 1995
1893
Kokomo
October 20
November 28, 1902
September 23, 1995
1901
Martinsville
October 20
November 10, 1986
October 02, 1974
1950
West Lafayette
October 21
November 25, 1931
September 23, 1995
1901
Delphi
October 22
November 17, 1946
September 23, 1995
1893
Spencer
October 22
November 15, 1975
September 23, 1995
1949
Frankfort
October 23
November 26, 1922
September 23, 1995
1914
Whitestown
October 23
November 22, 1994
September 23, 1995
1901
Elwood
October 24
November 21, 1985
September 29, 1951*
1948
Newcastle
October 24
November 21, 1985
September 18, 1959
1949
Muncie
October 25
November 20, 1985
September 23, 1995
1965
Seymour
October 26
November 21, 1985
September 24, 1928
1893
Shoals
October 26
November 21, 1985
September 24, 1928
1913
Rushville
October 27
November 20, 1985
September 28, 1942
1901
Terre Haute
October 27
November 23, 1994
September 30, 2001
1955
Rockville
October 28
November 23, 1902
September 28, 1942
1893
Shelbyville
October 28
November 23, 1994
September 23, 1927
1897
Winchester Arpt
October 28
November 22, 1994
September 28, 1942
1942
Anderson
October 29
November 28, 1902
October 1, 1895
1895
Greenfield
October 29
November 21, 1985
September 26, 1928
1903
Indianapolis Arpt
October 30
December 03, 2004
October 03, 1974
1943
Columbus
October 31
November 24, 1994
September 24, 1928
1893
Greencastle
October 31
November 28, 1899
September 26, 1928
1895
Washington
November 01
December 4, 1899
October 09, 2001
1897
Bloomington
November 03
December 14, 2004
September 29, 1899
1895
Freelandville
November 03
December 14, 2004
October 07, 1952
1929
Crane Naval Dept
November 04
December 02, 2004
October 09, 1964
1942

 

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Sep
28

The new TV is here! The new TV is here!

Posted By · September 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm

After the usual eternity that is the summer TV season, new shows are starting to pop back up in primetime. While it’s good to see the old standbys return, this year, I’m focusing most of my attention on Wednesday night’s premier of “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

I was late to the original L&O party, picking up the show in cable reruns more than 11 seasons into its historic run, but it was quickly added to the watch list. The spin-offs never much appealed to me, aside from one episode of “Criminal Intent” that featured a bit part by a friend of a friend.

So as a new run of NBC’s standby gets ready to begin, I’m intrigued, excited and terrified about the new endeavor. My biggest hope is that it’s the same show with a new cast and a new city. Maybe that will be enough to breathe new life into the show, although maybe it will be the same show with a horrific new cast and all that will be moot. Likewise, my biggest fear is that the producers will abandon the formula that made them successful for 20 years and chase the “crime drama” format that’s been done to death all across the 9pm-11pm time slot.

I guess we’ll find out Wednesday night at 10 pm. Chung-chung.

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Sep
28

No Rain In Sight

Posted By · September 28, 2010 at 5:11 am

Our chance for rain is outta here.  So, what happened?  Portions of Eastern Indiana saw some showers Monday, but as I mentioned in previous blogs, the track of the low pressure would determine our rain chances.  That said, the low moved a bit to the east and took most of our rain chances with it.

So, what’s coming our way?  Nothing but dry conditions, exactly what you didn’t want to hear.  In the next seven days, it looks like a while lotta nothing. 

Highs today will reach 70 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.

We warm up a bit towards the weekend before temps cool down to the low 60s.  A cold front will cause the weekends temperature change, but at this time looks to move through dry.

Enjoy this beautiful autumn weather while you can, just keep the garden hose handy!

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Sep
27

Mile High Thoughts While Trapped In An Airport

Posted By · September 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Denver – I’ve spent an entire day in the Denver airport. I fly all the time. I know you need to get to the airport early. I was here an hour and a half before my flight left this morning. Not good enough. A long line at United Airlines and a ridiculous line at security made me miss a flight for just the 2nd time in my 17 years of traveling for WTHR.

I’ve paid the price in a big way. Airline change, two standby flights came and went, and now I will finally get home around midnight. My luggage has been in Indy since 2:45 pm.

I’ve done lots of people watching. My colleague, who will remain nameless, asked at one point if there was an old hookers convention going on in Denver. It was actually a legitimate question.

I’ve also had plenty of time to think about the Colts win over the Broncos Sunday. The Colts gave up 519 yards total offense and Kyle Orton enjoyed a career day through the air. But the Colts defense rightly took pride in holding the Broncos to just one touchdown on five trips to the red zone. I agree with players who say the scoreboard is the only number that matters.

But I heard something Sunday I don’t want to hear again: bend but don’t break. The Colts defense lived by that identity for several seasons. It finally went away a few years ago. I don’t want it to come back. I know Bob Sanders is out for the season. But this defense should be playing better. This defense has enough talent to get off the field quicker. This defense should not be getting run over by the Texans and under aerial assault from the Broncos.

Peyton Manning broke another record Sunday that probably went most unnoticed. He has now won 133 games in a Colts uniform, more than any other player to wear a horseshoe on his helmet. He passed legendary Johnny Unitas, taking away one of the few records Peyton had not already swiped from the late Baltimore Colt.

I thought the Colts would play more two tight end offense with Pierre Garcon and Anthony Gonzalez out. But the Colts proved that next man up thing again with a solid contribution from Blair White in his first NFL game, including a touchdown catch. White was the preseason All-Pro. He might be cut and back on the practice squad before the season is over. But he was ready when his number was called.

One more tidbit. Pat McAfee’s kickoff touchbacks are putting opponents in a huge hole. McAfee put 6 kickoffs in the endzone Sunday, maybe with a little help from the thin air in Denver. But he kicked a bunch deep the previous Sunday against Giants too at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s hard to put a value on the advantage that gives the Colts. An 80 yard drive is a long way to go.

I’ve still got a long way to go to get home tonight.

-Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

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Sep
27

Rain Developing Monday

Posted By · September 27, 2010 at 4:17 am

Rain… why won’t you just come to Indiana?

Today, we’ll see showers develop the later we head into the evening.  We’re watching an upper level low, basically, an area of rain, try to push into the state.  Right now it’s to the Southeast.  It will pop up to the North throughout the day, and that’s when our rain chances increase, especially for Southeastern and Western portions of the state.  Highs will hit the upper 60s with rain chances increasing later in the day.

Overnight, scattered showers are possible with lows around 50 degrees.

Tuesday, any rain that’s made it into the state will exit by the afternoon.  Highs Tuesday will hit the upper 60s to around 70 degrees.

Keep your fingers and toes crossed for today’s rain… after this chance… we don’t have any to offer through Sunday.

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Sep
26

Cloudy & Cool Day Ahead

Posted By · September 26, 2010 at 6:49 am

Did you get rain this morning?  If so… it didn’t amount to much, but we’ll take every drop we can get!  Officially at the Indianapolis International Airport, only a few hundredths of an inch was recorded.  The rain will fade away by mid-morning, but the clouds will stick around.  Highs will only hit the mid 60s today.

Overnight, expect mostly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday, we’re watching for moisture from the south to surge into Indiana and bring us some much needed rain!

Midweek, the sunshine and warmer temperatures return.

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