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Jan
25

A Little Relief

Posted By · January 25, 2011 at 6:20 am

It’s sad to say, but Monday’s high in the mid 30s felt warm!  That’s average for this time of year.  Today, highs around Central Indiana will hit the low 30s with mostly cloudy skies.  The silver lining in this is that we stay dry, no snow in the forecast today.

Overnight, temps drop to the mid to upper teens with the clouds sticking.

Wednesday, some sunshine is possible with temps in the upper 20s.

Thursday, a quick clipper system eyes the state.  Late in the day and into Friday morning light snow will be possible.  At this time totals will be very similar to what we experienced Monday, a dusting up to an inch.  We’ll keep our eyes on this and keep you updated as we get closer to the clipper moving into the state. 

Another blast of arctic air moves in Sunday.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jan
24

Thoughts on Mike Pence

Posted By · January 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Indiana 6th District Congressman Mike Pence says he will announce a decision by the end of this month about his political future.  Speculation has him considering a run for governor or president. 

When asked, Pence has never wavered in his response.  He says he is prayerfully considering his options with his family and appreciates all the feedback he is currently getting here at home and all around the country.

But the announcement we are all anxiously anticipating within the next week may not answer all of the questions.   There is speculation that Congressman Pence may announce that he is not running for president but not  directly address a possible gubernatorial bid. 

New state law that forbids fundraising during a budget session of the Indiana legislature may have a hand in that, although no one seems to know for sure how that law applies to a potential run for governor by a sitting congressman.

Obviously the only one who truly knows is the Congressman.  Hopefully we will all know the answers to both questions within the next week. 

Gov. Mitch Daniels has already announced that he will not make any announcement about his political future until after the current legislative session.  He may not be the only one.

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Jan
24

A Life on the Line

Posted By · January 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

It was a slow Sunday morning.  Cold, but sunny.  A typical day in mid-January.   And at 9:00am it was a routine traffic stop.  The next two minutes would change everything..  That’s when the first of four 9-1-1 calls came in to city dispatch …residents of a northeast side neighborhood who heard gunfire…and at least one who saw an IMPD officer  on the ground..

That officer, 29-year old David Moore had a minute earlier typed in license plate information for a ’98 Gold Camry he’d pulled over.  Information had come back that car was reported stolen.  But before the 6-1/2 year veteran had a chance to radio in…the driver of the car, shot him. 

Trauma surgeons say preliminary tests showed the bullets miraculously missed  (by millimeters) his vital brain stem and spinal cord.  Hitting instead  a vertebrae and blood vessel.  But that more tests were needed…Tthe next 24-48 hours were crucial to this young man’s survival.

Police shootings are rare.  But the possibility–is part of the daily life of the 1600 men and women who protect the streets of Indianapolis.  They are in the underappreciated, often criticized business of public safety.    A duty they gladly accept.  A service we barely comprehend.

While we celebrate and salute our men in women in military uniform (rightfully so)–hailing them heroes who serve overseas –we are more inclined to look down on the city soldiers–who fight for our safety right on our very street corners.  Whose mere presence in many cases will keep the bad guys away.  And who would proudly uphold the law–even if it means putting their own lives on the line.

David Moore is one of those soldiers.  He joined IMPD in July of 2004, fulfilling a lifelong dream to follow in the footsteps of his parents, both IMPD veterans. 

Now he fights for his life. 

Just a routine day on the job. 

IMPD Officer David Moore Shot 4 Times During a "Routine" Traffic Stop

Kris Kirschner

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Jan
24

Light Snow… Again

Posted By · January 24, 2011 at 4:38 am

Here we go again, more snow.  Today’s snow is light, we’re on target for a dusting up to an inch.  It will make everything just slick enough to cause a few problems.  Highs will eventually hit the low 30s today.  Some spots may see light freezing drizzle as the temps moves up to the freezing mark.

Overnight, temps drop into the low 20s with a few flurries.

Tuesday and Wednesday we are dry, with a chance for snow again on Thursday and Saturday.  Another blast of cold air moves through Sunday, leaving highs only in the teens.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jan
23

Mainly Dry Today… Light Snow This Week

Posted By · January 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

Highs today will reach the low 20s with mostly cloudy skies.   A few flurries are possible today.  Wind chills will stick in the single digits until midday.

Overnight, a system from the west tries to move into the state.  We could see some light snow showers.  A quick dusting may be possible, but for now the snow looks very light.  Overnight lows only drop to the mid teens.

Monday, more snow develops by the afternoon as another quick moving disturbance passes through the state.  Highs will reach the low 30s, with a chance of snow.  Snow is likely for the drive home, so a few slick spots may be possible on the roadways… we’re looking at accumulations of less than an inch.

Tuesday, another shot of light snow moves in.

We get a break Wednesday through Friday, but another chance for snow is already in our targets for Saturday.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jan
22

Sometimes it’s not what’s over it, but the rainbow itself

Posted By · January 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

 As we were all digging our way out of yet another winter storm, the snow weighing heavily on our shovels and hearts…a sign that perhaps there is a light at the end of this dismal tunnel.  Friday morning, about 8:30am, as I was driving my two youngsters home after picking up our drive-thru breakfast, I saw before me a vision.  A beautful rainbow that dimly hovered above the frosty horizon.  I’d never seen a rainbow in winter..and felt compelled to mark the moment with a photo.   So I pulled over the car  (safety first!)  and snapped away.  (see photo above).   

While my kids and I had fun wondering if the rainbow ended at our house…I got the feeling that colorful anomaly was there for a reason.  To remind us that even in our darkest (and coldest) times…there are moments of brightness and beauty…and when it comes to winter, this too shall pass.

Kris Kirschner

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Jan
22

Chilly Weekend & More Snow

Posted By · January 22, 2011 at 7:19 am

Flurries and snow showers are possible in Central Indiana today.  A dusting of snow will be possible for your Saturday as highs reach the low 20s.  Subzero wind chills are likely through midday.

Tonight, the clouds break and lows drop to around 9 degrees in the metro.

Sunday, we start off with sunshine, but clouds build as we head into the afternoon.  Highs will reach the low 20s.  Late Sunday night, our next snow maker moves in, and Monday morning’s commute looks to be slick.  An early projection of 1-3″ of snow is possibly by Monday night.

In the extended forecast, temps remain chilly with more snow possible by the end of the week.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Jan
21

Frigid Friday

Posted By · January 21, 2011 at 4:47 am

Thursday we picked up 3.6″ of snow in Indianapolis.  That puts us at 27.2″ of snow so far this winter.  On average, a typical winter season brings us 27.1″ of snow… so yes… we’ve already met that!  We’ve had eight days with at least one inch of snow. (Our seasonal average is nine)  We’ve had five days with at least three inches of snow. (Our seasonal average is five)  December 2010 was our 3rd snowiest December with 16.6” of snow.   So far this month we’ve 10.6”.  We need another 6.5” to make this the 10th snowiest January on record.

Now, today’s forecast.  One word… brr!  Highs today will only reach about 13 degrees.  Subzero wind chills will be with us most of the day.  Expect temps to feel like -15 to 0.

Overnight, temps drop to about 9 degrees with a chance for light snow.

Light snow is possible Saturday with highs in the mid 20s.  No major accumulation is expected with this system.  We could see up to an inch of snow.

Our next chance of a few inches of snow could come Monday and Tuesday.  There’s no break from this winter blast!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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