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December 27th, 2011 Snow Totals

Posted By · December 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

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.










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


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The Snow is Here

Posted By · December 27, 2011 at 7:03 am

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.

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Tracking the Possibility of Accumulating Snow

Posted By · December 26, 2011 at 6:31 am

Enjoy the sunshine today, because accumulating snow could be in the forecast as we head into Tuesday.

Sunny skies and temps in the mid 40s are expected across Central Indiana today.  Winds will come out of the south up to 10mph, so it won’t be as windy as it was this weekend.

Late tonight into Tuesday morning a rain/snow mix will develop across Central Indiana.  During the morning commute, pockets of snow showers mixed with rain are expected, and by Tuesday afternoon 1-2″ of snow accumulation is possible.  The higher totals will be found along and north of I-70.  Areas south of I-70 could see up to an inch of snow.  The timing of this system is bad, during the morning commute, so plan on giving yourself a little extra time.  Highs Tuesday will reach the upper 30s with wind gusts up to 25mph.  A lot of the snow will melt.  The precip moves out of Central Indiana by 3pm.  Stay tuned for any and all updates as this system develops!

Wednesday, highs hit the mid 30s with sunshine making a return.

There’s a slight chance for rain Friday… other than that… temps in the 40s are above average for this time of year… and we’re heading there again for the weekend.

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Hoosier Pic Christmas Edition…Tonight at 6pm!

Posted By · December 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Hope you’re having a Merry Christmas!  There’s so much to be thankful for today: friends, family, health, and happiness.  I’m thankful I was able to share Christmas morning watching my little one unwrap gifts on our first Hoosier Christmas!

Our family had multiple cameras taking photos and video during the festivities.  Yours too?

If you’ve got a great Hoosier Pic to share this Christmas Day, please post on facebook or email pix@wthr.com.  I’ll be showing a Hoosier Pic 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 Monument Circle this afternoon).  That way, we can credit you online and on-air!

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Christmas Sunday and I’ll be looking for your Hoosier Pic submissions!

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

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Merry Christmas!

Posted By · December 25, 2011 at 5:34 am

Merry Christmas Central Indiana!

Today will be windy and warm for your celebrations.  Mostly sunny skies and highs about 10 degrees above average will settle into the state.  Highs will reach the mid 40s with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Tonight, the wind dies down and skies remain clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Monday, more sunshine, but  few more clouds sneak in with temps in the mid 40s.

Late Monday night (after midnight) and Tuesday a rain/snow mix is likely.  At this time, Tuesday morning through the early afternoon, we could see light snow accumulation.  We will watch this closely, because as the track of this system develops, the forecast will change.

The cooler temps in the 30s will just be a taste of winter as we return to the mid 40s by next Friday.

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Windy Christmas Weekend on Tap

Posted By · December 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

A warm and windy Christmas weekend is ahead for Central Indiana.

Highs will reach the low 40s today with mostly sunny skies and wind gusts up to 20mph.

Overnight, skies remain clear, and temps drop to the mid to upper 20s.  Perfect conditions for Santa!  Keep tabs on his worldwide mission here.

Christmas day will be anything but white.  Highs hit  the mid 40s with mostly sunny skies and wind gusts up to 30mph.

Our next chance for a rain/snow mix arrives late Monday night into Tuesday.

Other than that… temps stay above average…. and in the 40s for the 7 day forecast.

Short but sweet!  Merry Christmas!

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Clouds Break… Sunshine Settles In

Posted By · December 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

We’re starting the day with cloudy skies… but the later we head into the afternoon… the better chance we’ll see more sunshine.

Temps stay nearly steady today with highs around 40 degrees and a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.

Tonight, skies clear and cold temperatures in the mid 20s return.

Christmas Eve will be filled with sunshine, temps in the low 40s, and wind gusts up to 20mph.  Santa will have no problem navigating Central Indiana Saturday night with clear skies and perfect visibility.

No white Christmas for Central Indiana this year.  Temps will reach the mid 40s with sunshine.

The week looks dry and sunny, with the exception of a 20% chance for a rain/snow mix late Monday night into Tuesday.  Well keep an eye on it… but right now… the 7 day forecast looks dry!

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More Rain This Afternoon & Your Christmas Outlook

Posted By · December 22, 2011 at 4:22 am

Rain… rain… and more rain.  We’re not done with the soggy weather just yet!

Highs will reach the mid 40s today with cloudy skies.  Late this afternoon a rain showers develop, and we’ll see spotty showers into the overnight when temps drop to the low to mid 30s.  Spotty showers will change to a wintry mix and flurries early Friday morning.

Even though we could see a few flurries Friday morning, skies clear as we head into the afternoon and top out in the upper 30s.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day look dry with highs in the 40s.

There’s a hint that early next week another chance of rain could come late Monday into Wednesday, but as of right now, I’m keeping the forecast dry, weather models aren’t consistent with this developing system.

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