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Snowy Thursday

Posted By · January 20, 2011 at 5:01 am

Snow showers are expected throughout Central Indiana today.  So, how much snow are we expecting to pick up?  A good call is 2-5″ of accumulation by this evening.  The heavier snow amounts will be south of I-70 around Bloomington to Columbus south.  Your morning and afternoon commutes will be slick.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for nearly the entire viewing area through early Friday morning.

Tonight, the snow ends, and the clouds break.  With snow on the ground, this will mean very cold temps in the single digits around 5.

Friday, we’re dry, but cold with highs only in the teens.  Wind chill values will more than likely be in the subzero territory all day.

Saturday, another chance for light snow with temps only reaching the low to mid 20s.

If you love snow, the extended forecast will make you smile, more chances arrive early next week. 

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Even Police Have a Sense of Humor

Posted By · January 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm

…I often get the priviledge of seeing the more humorous side of police officers.  Today I had what we call in the biz a “beat day”.  It’s a chance to check in with my contacts, usually over lunch or coffee, and hopefully come away with a story lead or two.  (Some people call it networking).  It’s something that, quite frankly, is my achilles heel.  I’m just not great with small talk.  Which is why I appreciate the levity of a police chief who for Christmas received a computer game –that he gladly shared with me during my visit.  It’s not the kind of game you actually play on your computer (like Solitaire or Tetris )–but rather one you control from your computer.  The device on the desk of Greenwood Police Chief Joe Pitcher was a miniature machine gun of sorts–that shoots nerf-like darts from the command of his computer.  He could navigate it in any direction–and fire at will.   (His deputy chief displayed a cannon that shoots out circus people–same concept–see link below).


Don’t get me wrong…I don’t want you to think it’s something they spend the day playing with rather than fighting crime.  But it’s a great outlet for a job that is certainly stressful.  And it made for a wonderful ice-breaker for someone who feels more comfortable asking questions with a microphone in her hand than those of a more personal nature.

Police are human (and humorous) too.

Kris Kirschner

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Facebook fun

Posted By · January 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

One of the fun things about managing WTHR’s Facebook wall is checking out all the creative stuff our viewers like to post.

Sue Huffman posted this pic today:

Sue Huffman posted this pic to our Facebook wall today.

The picture itself was amusing, but Chuck Lofton’s response was even better:

“Is your cat a female? Just wondering because that is the usual reaction I get from most women when I try to make a point!”
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Icy Spots Early Today… Accumulating Snow Thursday

Posted By · January 19, 2011 at 5:23 am

Freezing drizzle is possible north of I-70 this morning, especially along I-69 travelling north.  Icy spots are likely… be careful of black ice!

Today, we will see mainly dry weather with mostly cloudy skies and highs around 30 degrees.

Our forecast focus is on Thursday.  Early Thursday morning snow is expected to start falling, sticking with snow showers through the evening.  Winter weather advisories, watches and warnings will be in effect Thursday.  Click here to see what kind of advisory your county is under.  Both rush hours look to be messy with slick spots and snow covered roads.  By Thursday evening, snow totals will range from 3-6″.

Since December 1st Indianapolis has picked up 23.6″ of snow.  That’s almost 12″ above average!

A big arctic chill moves in for the end of the week… with the chance for more snow by the weekend.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Rain to Snow… then Snow Accumulation Likely

Posted By · January 18, 2011 at 6:12 am

Rain in January?  That’s what to expect today as highs remain pretty steady in the upper 30s for most of the day.  Towards the afternoon temps will start to fall and rain showers will turn to snow with little to no accumulation.

Overnight, light snow is possible with temps in the low 20s.

Wednesday, we’re dry and cold, only “warming” into the upper 20s.

Wednesday night into Thursday we are watching another snow maker that could cause problems around the area.  EARLY snow total estimations for Thursday are 3-5″… that could change, so please stay posted to the blog, and WTHR for the latest as we continue to track it.

A bitter arctic blast settles in for the end of the week.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast
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Icy Conditions Possible

Posted By · January 17, 2011 at 5:04 am

Highs today will reach the mid 30s with increasing clouds, and a wintry mix developing for the afternoon.  A total mixed bag of precip is possible including snow, rain, and freezing rain.  This should hit around the drive home, and some spots could be icy, so be prepared for changing conditions.

Overnight, temps will warm up, and any wintry mix in the area will turn to all rain.  Yep, rain!  Overnight, temps stay nearly steady in the mid 30s.

Tuesday, we start the day off with rain, and as colder air works it’s way into the state by the evening that rain looks to turn to light snow.

Wednesday is dry… with another snow maker arriving Thursday.  It’s going to be an active weather week!  We’ll keep you posted on the blog!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dry Today… Wintry Mix Developing Monday

Posted By · January 16, 2011 at 6:53 am

Highs today will hit the mid 20s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Patchy fog will lift by mid-morning.  A few icy spots will be possible where dense fog settles in.

Overnight, mostly cloudy skies and dry conditions stick with us.  Your morning commute will be dry with temps in the mid teens.

Monday, the forecast changes.  A wintry mix is likely during the afternoon, so some icy spots may be possible.  Overnight, the wintry mix turns to all rain as temps warm into the mid to upper 30s.

Tuesday, we start the day with rain, and that will eventually transition to light snow as a colder air moves into Central Indiana for the afternoon.

It’s a forecast of ups and downs, especially towards the end of the week when we get bone-chilling cold!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mainly Dry Weekend Ahead

Posted By · January 15, 2011 at 6:23 am

Light snow showers will be possible today with accumulations amounting to a dusting, if that.  Highs will start in the low 30s, and drop to the mid to upper 20s by the afternoon.

Overnight, flurries are possible as lows drop into the teens.

Sunday, expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 20s.

Monday, a wintry mix of  rain/snow is expected to develop, overnight, that mix is likely to turn to snow and stay that way for Tuesday.  We’ll watch this system closely, because snow totals will depend on just how long the rain/snow mix stays around.  We’ll keep you posted on the blog!

Have a great weekend!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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