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Drought Busting Rain & Possible Flooding on the Way

Posted By · November 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

Here we go, this is a crazy forecast!

Let’s start with today.  We’ll see increasing clouds today with highs struggling to make it into the low 40s.  Towards the noon hour, the rain starts to move our way.  Because it’s mixing in with colder air, we could see a little sleet before everything transitions into rain.  Then, it’s rain, rain and more rain. 

Very heavy rain is expected at times with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon through Thanksgiving Day.  A Flood Watch goes into effect this evening through Thanksgiving evening for along and south of I-70.  The potential rainfall thorugh Thursday night looks to be two to four inches of rain with isolated spots especially southeast of Indy possibly picking up five inches of rain.  We need the rain, but this much all at once does cause flooding concerns. 

Temps will be dropping throughout the day Thursday.

The rain will start to taper off late Thursday into the overnight.  With temps dropping we could see rain turn to snow.  We’ll keep our eyes on this for you.  Not expecting any accumulation, but we will be watching for possible slick conditions.

Take a look at the 7 day forecast below for temperature outlooks. 

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast
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$14 a Pound for Turkey? What?!?!?!

Posted By · November 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

I love food… but do I love it enough to eat a $14 a pound turkey?  I think not!

It’s the latest rage in crazy designer food.  The birds are selling in New York for our upcoming turkey day feast.

What makes these turkey’s so special?  They are wild free-range turkeys.  I’m all for giving animals a good quality of life, and treating them with respect while they live, and a “humane” death, but that price is quite steep!  It’s like putting a luxury car hood ornament on the bird to raise the price!

Want to learn more about these pricey birds?  Click here for the article from the New York Daily News.

I just couldn’t resist this classic cartoon!

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The Turkeys of Thanksgiving Past

Posted By · November 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

The following climatology data was compiled by the Indianapolis National Weather Service, click here for the original link.

Thanksgiving is observed every year on the fourth Thursday during the month of November, as designated by Congress in 1941. This means it can fall on any day between the 22nd and 28th of November. This year the date happens to fall on the 25th.  The Thanksgiving Day forecast for central Indiana looks cold, with a chance for snow flurries.  High temperatures will rise only into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

The following are some historical climate statistics for Indianapolis on Thanksgiving Day.

Average High Temp
Average Low Temp
Average Precipitation
Average Snowfall
Warmest High Temp
Coldest High Temp
Warmest Low Temp
Coldest Low Temp
74 in 1900
14 in 1930
55 in 1966
1 in 1930
69 in 1973
24 in 1893
55 in 1896
6 in 1950
69 in 1896
24 in 1881
53 in 1879
10 in 1881
68 in 1934
25 in 1903
50 in 1979
10 in 1871
68 in 1915
26 in 1956
48 in 1883
12 in 1872
Most Precipitation Most Snowfall Most Snow on Ground
1.01” in 1951 2.4” in 1902 2” in 1975
0.93” in 1968 2.0” in 1959 1” in 1971
0.89” in 1916 0.9” in 1953 1” in 1959
0.88” in 1887 0.5” in 1980 *
0.74” in 1993 0.5” in 1889  

* There has been a Trace of snow on the ground in numerous years: 2004, 1980, 1956, 1953, 1950, 1936.

 Official Weather records began in the Indianapolis area with Temperature and Precipitation in 1871 and Snowfall in 1884.

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Tuesday’s Outlook & Rain Totals

Posted By · November 23, 2010 at 4:14 am

The overnight showers and thunderstorms are gone, now we’re left with cool and breezy conditions.  (Scroll down for rain totals).

Today, highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s with a cool wind.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.

Overnight, lows will drop to the upper 20s with mostly clear skies.

Wednesday, highs will reach the mid 40s with increasing clouds.  The chance for rain increases the later we head into the afternoon.  Wednesday night into Thanksgiving day heavy rain is expected across Central Indiana.  We could be looking to pick up, up to another inch!

The cold blast behind the rain settles in just in time for Black Friday shoppers.  Early Friday morning temps will drop to the mid 20s with a chance for flurries.  Highs on Friday only reach the mid to upper 30s.

Rain Totals Monday- Tuesday

Bloomington:  .56″

Indianapolis:  .76″

Muncie:  .80″

Terre Haute:  .84″

Lafayette:  .88″

Some spots picked up more than an inch of rain, especially north of I-70 around areas of Muncie and Kokomo.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Soggy Week Ahead

Posted By · November 22, 2010 at 6:24 am

If you’re traveling for the holidays… get ready for weather delays here at home.

It feels like summer in Central Indiana!  Highs today will reach the upper 60s to around 70 degrees with a chance for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  It looks like most of the activity will be north of I-70.  Wind gusts up to 35mph are possible today.

Tonight into Tuesday morning a strong cold front will pass across the state bringing very heavy rain and gusty winds.  We could see some thunderstorms out of this system, so we’re keeping a close eye on it.  Between tonight and tomorrow morning, up to an inch of rain is possible across Central Indiana.

The rain should move out early Tuesday morning, by mid-morning we’ll be looking for the clouds to break.  Highs will only hit the upper 40s, and temperatures look to fall throughout the day.  Tuesday night lows drop to the low 30s.

Wednesday we’ll be watching for a slight chance of rain during the day with highs hitting the upper 40s.  Another soaker looks to move in Wednesday night and Thursday.  A good chance of heavy rain is setting up for that time frame.  Thanksgiving day looks soggy with highs in the upper 40s.

The rain moves out in time for Black Friday Shoppers, but if any moisture does linger, we could be talking flurries.  Lows Friday morning will be in the 20s, and we will only warm up into the 30s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Twitter Makes You Smarter?

Posted By · November 21, 2010 at 7:25 am

Just another reason for me to tweet… right? 

A college study just found that students who tweeted had higher GPA’s.

I’ll make sure to whip that out if my tweets are ever questioned! 

I like tweeting… fast interaction… and to be honest… sometimes my brain is challenged trying to fit what I’m trying to say in 140 characters.

If you want to see what how I’m allegedly getting smarter… follow me on Twitter:  @NicoleWTHR

Here’s a link to the article!

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Sunday Forecast & Thanksgiving Outlook

Posted By · November 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

Patchy morning fog is possible across Central Indiana this morning, but will quickly mix out thanks to winds that will be picking up out of the South up to 20mph today.  Highs look to hit the low 60s this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies.  We are expecting a few peeks of sunshine.

Overnight, clouds hang tough and a few isolated showers are possible as temps only drop into the mid 50s.

Monday, keep the umbrella handy with a 30% chance of rain.  We’re not looking at a washout, but we will be watching for scattered showers.  Highs are expected to pop into the mid 60s!

We’re watching late Monday night into Tuesday very closely.  Heavy rain is possible with thunderstorms and gusty winds.  Temps Tuesday only reach the low 50s.

Wednesday, the rain chances continue with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Thanksgiving Day could be damp with scattered showers expected and highs in the low 40s.

Black Friday shoppers, get prepared… you’ll be battling temperatures in the 20s with highs only reaching the mid 30s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Pleasant Weekend Ahead

Posted By · November 20, 2010 at 7:17 am

This morning dense fog is likely across Central Indiana.  Visibilities will be limited to less than 1/4 of a mile in some spots, so please use care!  All of Central Indiana is under a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am.

By mid morning, the fog will burn off and a mix of sun and clouds is likely.  Highs today will reach the low to mid 50s.

Overnight, a southerly breeze will will help keep temps in the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, warmth surges in!  Highs will reach the low to mid 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Late Sunday, a slight chance of rain is possible.

The better chance for showers is Monday-Wednesday as temps drop into the 50s by Wednesday.

Thanksgiving day, we’ll be watching for flurries!  Highs will only reach the mid 30s.

Black Friday shoppers, prepare to bundle up… temps will be in the 2os for those early bird deals!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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