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Dry for a Few Days

Posted By · November 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm

*Nov. 29th Snow: Jackpot was 10” in Peru.  Indy’s official total was 0.2” and has all melted away.







*Minor Flooding: Orange = Minor flooding along the White River in Broad Ripple, 146th Street, and Noblesville.  Nora could also rise to “minor” flood stage by Thursday.  I checked around and it appears the flooding is not going to impact residential or businesses…just farmland and undeveloped areas along the river.  Yellow = near flood stage.  Green = below flood stage.  The swollen rivers are the result of our recent wet/white weather







*Fog Forming/Cold Temps: Tonight’s lows will drop into the 20s area-wide.  It could have been even colder except for 2 things: FOG developing over areas with snow cover (Lebanon to Peru to Elkhart) AND increasing high clouds tonight moving in from Illinois.  Either way, areas that saw lots of snow melt could have slick spots for the morning b/c of the re-freeze

*Next Precip: Saturday night into Sunday morning, looks like rain which could make for a soggy end to the weekend.  Doesn’t look like much moisture left on Sunday night – but if there is anything leftover, there could be some snowflakes mixing in with some showers overnight Sunday into Monday morning.  Monday – looks like the bulk of the moisture will be in Southern Indiana and warm enough for rain.  But Tuesday – a new impulse could bring light snow…and it looks cold too!







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Snow Totals & Clearing Skies

Posted By · November 30, 2011 at 4:31 am

The snow has pushed out of Central Indiana, and now the sunshine will return!

Here are a few reported snow totals:

Peru         10”

Kokomo    5”

Marion      5”

New Castle 3.4”

Lafayette   2.6”

Muncie       2.5”

Indianapolis   .2”

Castleton        .2”

Highs will reach the upper 30s today with a mix of sun and clouds eventually breaking to mostly sunny skies.  Wind gusts out of the west up to 20mph are possible through midday.

Overnight, temps drop to the mid 20s under mostly clear skies.

Thursday through Saturday, the sunshine hangs around with temps in the low 40s and overnight lows in the mid 20s.

Our next chance for rain moves in Sunday.

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Snow on the Way

Posted By · November 29, 2011 at 7:31 am

Rain showers turn to snow tonight across Central Indiana, and we’ll be watching for slick spots during Wednesday morning’s commute.

Scattered showers are likely today with highs in the low 40s, falling into the 30s by the afternoon and evening.  A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire viewing area until late tonight.

Tonight after 6pm, rain turns to snow, and along the I-70 corridor… about an inch or two of snow is possible.  From Crawfordsville, to Noblesville, to New Castle and points north, 1-3″ of snow is possible, pockets of heavier snow are possible.  A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1pm to 1am in that area to points north.  Click here for any and all watches/warnings issued. Wind gusts of up to 25mph are possible tonight.

The snow should end by early tomorrow morning, before the morning commute, but with temps in the low 30s, slick spots are possible.

Sunshine returns Wednesday, with highs in the upper 30s.

Another chance of rain/snow moves in late Saturday and sticks around through Sunday.

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Rain Showers Stay & Could Turn to Snow

Posted By · November 28, 2011 at 6:52 am

A soggy forecast is sticking across Central Indiana though Tuesday, and once colder air wraps in Tuesday afternoon/night… we could be talking snow for Central Indiana.

Here are a few totals from Sunday’s showers:

Indianapolis:  .70″

Eagle Creek:  .65″

Shelbyville:  .81″

Terre Haute:  .87″

Lafayette:  .58″

Muncie:  .53″


Another one to two inches of rain is possible for Central Indiana through Tuesday.

Today highs will hit the mid 40s with scattered showers.  Wind gusts up to 25mph are possible, so it will feel chilly and damp.

More rain is expected overnight with temps holding steady around 40 degrees and a North breeze up to 20mph.

Tuesday, highs will reach the low 40s, but temps should fall into the afternoon.  So, while we start the day with rain, a rain/snow mix could develop for the afternoon.  Tuesday night into Wednesday morning if enough cold air moves in, the rain turns to snow.  Some slushy snow accumulation is possible… right now… maybe 1/2″ to 1″ of slushy snow.  We will have to watch the forecast closely, because ground temperature, the amount of cold air, and moisture in the air when the precip changes will affect the snow totals.

The bottom line about the snow… some light accumulating snow may be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning… we’ll keep you posted.

We dry out during the day Wednesday and Thursday… with a chance of flurries Friday.

Our next chance for rain… then a wintry mix eyes Central Indiana Sunday.

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Rain and Snow in Your Forecast

Posted By · November 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

*Rain: Our Sunday rain ranged from about ½” to a little over 1”.  We could get up to 1” additional Monday (mainly late and most likely south/east).  And Tuesday could bring another 1”+ to the area.







*Flood Concerns:  Parts of Southern Indiana are under flood watches, while an Areal Flood Advisory was issued just before midnight for areas southeast of Indy










*Snow: There were some reports of snow mixing in with the rain Sunday night – but with temps in the upper 30s to around 40 – it wasn’t sticking.  Accumulating snow looks possible as early as Tuesday afternoon and more likely Tuesday night as colder air wraps in and the remaining moisture pivots through Indiana.  I have a hunch that several inches of snow could fall in Northeast Indiana…and I wouldn’t be shocked if Indy gets some slushy accumulation.  Too early to forecast how much snow, but here’s a map with snow potential for late Tues into early Wed:








*Extended Forecast: Thursday looks like the pick of the week – dry with sun & high clouds.  But Friday, a quick shot of moisture and cold temperatures could mean a quick dusting/coating of snow showers.







Have a great week!

Chikage Windler-Meteorologist

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Rain… Rain… is here to Stay

Posted By · November 27, 2011 at 5:37 am

As advertised, rain has moved into Central Indiana, and it’s going to stay for the beginning of the work week.

Get your rain gear out… rain is likely through Tuesday!

Temperatures will fall throughout the day today, and by this afternoon the low to mid 40s are likely.

Tonight, the rain continues and temps drop to the mid 30s.

Rain Monday… and Tuesday… and by the time the rain is over, up to 2″ is possible across Central Indiana.

Let’s fast forward to Tuesday night.  Late Tuesday we could see rain mix with snow, and by early Wednesday morning, we will be watching to see if light snow is possible.  We’re watching the forecast very closely… we’ll have to have enough moisture in place with a shot of cold air.

Wednesday afternoon looks cooler, but dry… and the sunshine returns Thursday.

Our next chance of rain/snow arrives Sunday.

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This Week’s Hoosier Pics. Yours Could Be Next!

Posted By · November 26, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Did you see this morning’s sunrise?  Some of our WTHR viewers did, and David Lawrence grabbed his camera when he spotted the fiery red sky at dawn.  He took this pic in the Traders Point area on 86th Street and Lafayette.  What a stunning shot!  By the way, this is a great time to throw in some old weather folklore: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.  Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”  In this case, it’s true.  The red sky was a result of high and mid level clouds moving in ahead of a weather system which will likely mean several days of wet weather here in Central Indiana!  Great pic, David!  I featured it as our Hoosier Pic on 13 Eyewitness News at 6 this evening.




Yesterday at 6, Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright featured Bill Beechler’s Hoosier Pic taken at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres Park.  Ironically, I went there yesterday afternoon too!  (Probably walked right by Bill Beechler).  And I concur, it was a fantastic photo-taking day at the park.  My daughter couldn’t get enough of walking on “Funky Bones!”





And on Thanksgiving Day, Chris Wright gave props to a family affair!  Three generations of Alfreds took to their bikes for a ride on the Monon and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Thanksgiving.  We give thanks to Cheryl Alfred for sharing her pic!  Hoosiers take family seriously, and Thursday was a great day to share with loved ones!





Wednesday was cloudy and foggy and cool, but at least the steady rain finally stopped.  Here’s the Hoosier Pic Chris Wright shared with our viewers Wednesday at 6.  You can see the high water on Brandywine Creek after Tuesday’s rain.  Thanks to Yvonne Ballou for the pic!





As for the rain, in Andy Whitehurst’s Irvington rain gauge, the rain nearly reach .8″ Tuesday.  Some areas like Kokomo to the north and Franklin to the south saw more than an inch.  Either way, it was a dreary, damp, and miserable day and Andy’s pic told the weather story…Hoosier Pic style!  Chris Wright featured his pic on WTHR at 6pm Tuesday.





Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and the holiday season officially in swing, I’d love to see some holiday light Hoosier Pics!  You can also shoot pics of people, places, weather, or whatever!

All you need to do is post on our facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 or email us at pix@wthr.com.  Make sure it’s a pic you took yesterday or today.

To check out the submissions yourself, you can view our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 and the photo gallery at wthr.com:  http://iwitness.wthr.com/

Don’t forget to tell us your name and where the pic was taken along with any important details (i.e. at the Circle of Lights with my family).  That way, we can credit you online and on-air!

By the way, looks like a soggy stretch of wet weather that could end as a bit of white weather by late Tuesday night/pre-dawn Wednesday.  We’ll have to watch it!  I’ll be doing so with camera in hand!  Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and I’ll be looking for your Hoosier Pic submissions!

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Dry Today… Rain Develops Tonight

Posted By · November 26, 2011 at 5:26 am

Today will be pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds, it’s tonight that big changes move into Central Indiana.

Highs will soar into the low 60s today with wind gusts up to 25mph.  The average high this time of year is 47 degrees, and the record is 70 set back in 1984.

This evening, after 5pm showers will develop across Central Indiana, and stay off and on through Tuesday.  Tonight, pockets of heavy rain are possible, and temps cool to the low 50s.

Sunday, temps stay nearly steady around the 50 degree mark, and scattered showers are likely all day.  By Sunday night up to .50 to 1″ of rain is possible across the viewing area.

Our weather is trending warmer, and because of that, the chance for a wintry mix is out of the forecast.  Monday and Tuesday more rain is likely with scattered showers off and on.  Overnight lows Monday and Tuesday night look to bottom out in the mid 30s.

Fast forward to late thursday into Friday… a quick cold front will move through the state, and that will bring us a chance of snow.

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