Celebrating the New Year? Post Your Hoosier Pic!

At my house today, we celebrated “Happy Noon Year” since my 4-year-old won’t make it ’til midnight.  What are you doing to ring in the noon year?

Take a pic and post it on our facebook wall or email pix@wthr.com.  I’ll be sharing a Hoosier Pic at the end of our 6 & 11pm newscasts tonight.

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 Children’s Museum at noon today).  That way, we can credit you online and on-air!

Happy New Year!

-Chikage

Chikage Windler-Meteorologist & Shutterbug Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

Ride the Temperature Roller Coaster

Hop on! A temperature roller coaster is about to make multiple stops in Central Indiana!

Hop on!  A temperature roller coaster is about to make multiple stops in Central Indiana!

Highs will reach the upper 40s today with patchy morning drizzle making way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon.  It will be breezy with winds out of the south up to 15mph.

Tonight, we stay dry as we ring in 2012.  Temps around midnight should be in the low 40s with partly cloudy skies and windy conditions.

Early Sunday morning, spotty showers are possible as temps start off in the upper 30s.  By the afternoon, temps fall into the low to mid 30s as winds gust up to 40mph.  A rain/snow mix may pop up in the afternoon.

Very frigid air settles into the state by Monday.  The coldest air of the season hit Central Indiana as we start the first week of the new year.  Highs Monday only reach the mid 20s, and with wind gusts up to 35mph, single digit wind chills are expected.  Flurries will also be in the forecast Monday.

Monday night, temps drop into the low teens, and by Tuesday, highs only rebound into the low 20s.

If you don’t like the cold… check out the 7 day… we warm back up close to 50 degrees by next Friday!

Mild then Wild this New Year’s Weekend

Wild New Year’s Weekend Ahead: Saturday look for clouds to give way to sunshine and highs near 50.  Then a strong cold front moves through bringing with it strong wind and the chance of a few scattered rain to snow showers.  Afternoon temps on Sunday may only be in the 30s.

 

 

Ringing it in Mild and Dry: Ahead of the front, we should manage a midnight temp around 43…which will likely be the high temp for all of New Year’s Day. (average high is 36/average low is 21)

 

 

Coldest Air This Season!  Monday’s highs may only manage upper 20s, wind chills may be in the single digits, and flurries will also be possible…Brrr!

 

 

 

Highs Back Above Average By the End of the Week: So it will be cold for a couple days, but that cold won’t have staying power. In fact, the extended outlook is for warmer/wetter through the next 2 weeks.

 

 

Happy New Year!
-Chikage

Chikage Windler
Meteorologist
cwindler@wthr.com

twitter: https://twitter.com/ChikageWTHR
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage
bio: http://www.wthr.com/story/14641239/chikage-windler

Rainy or Not, Here Comes Hoosier Pic!

It’s a rainy, windy day in Central Indiana, but if you’ve taken a pic or two (rainy or not!) today, share it with us by posting on facebook or emailing pix@wthr.com.  I’ll be sharing one viewer’s pic on-air at the end of our 6pm newscast as our Hoosier Pic of the Day.

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 Monument Circle this afternoon in the rain).  That way, we can credit you online and on-air!

It may be rainy, but at least it’s mild.  I took this pic on my way into work today as the rain was falling and people were trying to stay dry under their umbrellas at the Circle.  Just imagine if it were colder…could’ve been snow.

I’ll chat about our New Year’s temperature plunge (and a chance for some snow) in your forecast starting at 5.

Until then, upload your photos…good luck!
-Chikage

Chikage Windler-Meteorologist & Shutterbug Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

Scattered Showers & A Frigid Start to 2012

Keep the rain gear handy… scattered showers are likely across Central Indiana today as highs hit 50 degrees.

Keep the rain gear handy… scattered showers are likely across Central Indiana today as highs hit 50 degrees.

Rain totals look to stay under .25″, but showers are possible at any time today with wind gusts up to 25mph.

Tonight, rain showers are still likely as temps drop to the low to mid 30s.  The rain will end early Saturday morning.

Saturday looks great with highs around 50 and partly cloudy skies.  If you’re heading out for New Year’s Eve, you’ll find temps in the 40s with increasing clouds.

After 3am New Year’s Day rain showers will develop, and scattered showers are possible Sunday.  A few snowflakes will mix in too.

MUCH colder air moves in Monday.  Highs will only reach the mid to upper 20s with wind gusts up to 30mph, so single digit wind chills are likely.

Another cold day on Tuesday before more mild weather starts to build in for the middle of the week.

The Warm Up Begins

Ready for warmer temps? They’re in the forecast!

Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast this morning with a chance of sprinkles along and north of I-70.  Late this afternoon the clouds break, and temps hit the mid 40s.  Today will be breezy with wind gusts up to 25mph.

Tonight, a spotty shower is possible as temps only drop to the mid 30s.

Friday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds and a chance for rain.  The day will not be a washout, but spotty showers are possible as highs hit 50!  Another breezy day is ahead with wind gusts up to 25mph.

Saturday looks dry and beautiful with highs in the upper 40s.

By Sunday, the next weather maker moves through the state bringing falling temps and the chance for a light rain/snow mix.  What’s behind this system is much cooler air to start off next week.  Check out the 7 day forecast… we won’t hit the freezing mark for highs Monday or Tuesday!

 

Post Your Hoosier Pic!

 

Do you have a work of art in your yard?  Here’s the snowman my little girl helped build yesterday!   If you have a great photo to share today, please post on facebook or email pix@wthr.com. I’ll be picking a Hoosier Pic and sharing it with our viewers tonight on WTHR-TV at 6pm.

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 park this afternoon). That way, we can credit you online and on-air!

By the way, it may be cold today, but another big warm-up is heading our way which will likely melt what’s left of the snow.  And we have a couple chances for RAIN coming up in the 7-day!

I’ll be looking for your Hoosier Pic submissions!
-Chikage
Chikage Windler-Meteorologist & Shutterbug  Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

Sunshine & Warmer Temps Return

The snow is outta here… now get ready for a warm up and sunshine!

The snow is outta here… now get ready for a warm up and sunshine!

Highs today will be cool in the mid 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Tonight temps stay nearly steady around 30 degrees.

Thursday a surge of warm air moves into Central Indiana with highs back in the 40s.  Winds will gust out of the southwest up to 25mph.

Thursday night into Friday light scattered showers are possible as temps Friday could hit close to 50 degrees!

Temps stay in the 40s for the holiday weekend with another chance for rain Sunday.

Much colder air is set to move in next week, as highs only hit the low 30s.

December 27th, 2011 Snow Totals

The biggest storm of the season for much of Central Indiana was in fact, not very big at all!  The official snow total for Indianapolis was 2.3″ which bested the 0.2″ snowfall that Indianapolis got back on November 29th.  Here’s a listing of reports from the National Weather Service.

National Weather Service Storm Reports – as of 9:30 pm Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
County Location Snow Report
Delaware Muncie 4
Fulton Akron 3.9
Kosciusko 2 Sw North Webster 3.3
Allen 5 Sw Fort Wayne 3.2
Whitley Columbia City 3.1
Clinton Frankfort 3
Kosciusko 2 N North Webster 3
Madison Alexandria 3
Hendricks 1 Ne Avon 3
Marion 1 S Indianapolis Int’L 2.3
Elkhart 1 Sw Millersburg 2.1
Whitley Columbia City 2
Marion Indianapolis 1.8
St. Joseph 4 Nw South Bend 1.8
Tippecanoe 2 Nw West Lafayette 1.7
Laporte Laporte 1.6
Delaware Yorktown 1.5
Delaware Eaton 1.5
Boone Whitestown 1.5
Fountain Attica 1.5
Madison Alexandria 1.5
St. Joseph Granger 1.4
Martin 3 Sw Williams 1.3
Daviess 3 Se Odon 1.1
Howard Kokomo 1
Tippecanoe Lafayette 1
Hendricks Clayton 1
Putnam Greencastle 1
Morgan Martinsville 1
Hancock Mccordsville 1
Hamilton 4 Ne Fishers 1

The highest total was reported in Muncie with 4″ in this photo taken by Patrick Smith.  He shared the photo with the BAM Chase Team and they passed the information along to us and the NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like to share your photos and snow totals, you can post them on WTHR’s Facebook page or email pix@wthr.com.

There are lots of great pics posted by viewers like you!   To check out the pics, you can view our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 and the photo gallery at wthr.com:  http://iwitness.wthr.com/

Enjoy the snow while it’s here, because temperatures warming into the 40s by Thursday will probably melt it all away!

-Chikage

Chikage Windler-Meteorologist & Shutterbug Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

 

The Snow is Here

As advertised… the snow is here… and slick spots will be likely on the roads.

As advertised… the snow is here… and slick spots will be likely on the roads.

Along and north of I-70 up to 2″ of snow is possible, while south of I-70 up to 1″ of snow is possible.  Most of the snow will accumulate on grassy areas, but as temps are hovering near freezing, slick spots on roadways are possible.

Highs today are expected to hold steady in the low to mid 30s, but this afternoon the wind will really picks up, and gusts up to 25mph out of the Northwest.  The snow showers will become more spotty and taper off by the afternoon.

Overnight, the clouds break and temps drop to the low 20s.  It will feel much colder however, because wind gusts out of the northwest up to 30mph are likely.

Wednesday, the sunshine is back as temps hit the low to mid 30s.

Our next chance for rain moves in Friday, with another shot New Year’s Day… eventually turning to snow by next Monday.