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Jan
27

Can’t Wait to See Your “Super” Hoosier Pics!

Posted By · January 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

With The Roman Numerals in place on the Circle, Super Bowl Village, the NFL Experience, and the zipline opening today…something tells me there will be lots of great pics!  Snap them and send them to us!  We’re looking forward to your “Super” Hoosier Pics!

All you need to do is post on our facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13, attach it in an email to us at pix@wthr.com, or upload directly from our website http://iwitness.wthr.com.  Be sure to tell us where and when you took the pic and any details you care to share!

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/.  You can also view pics on our Hoosier Pic Blog: http://blog.wthr.com/category/hoosier-pic/

We’ll credit you for photos we share online and on-air!

Have Fun!

-Chikage

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Jan
27

Rain Ends… Watching Next Chance of Snow

Posted By · January 27, 2012 at 5:04 am

This morning light drizzle and patchy fog is likely across Central Indiana… but sunshine is set to return this afternoon… with more snow moving in tonight!

Highs today will reach the low 40s with sunshine developing for the afternoon.

Tonight, clouds increase and after midnight light snow is possible.  South of I-70 a rain/snow mix is possible with up to 1″ of accumulation.  Around the Indianapolis area, we’re looking at about an inch of snow, some spots north including Kokomo could see up to 2″ of snow.  Overnight temps drop to the upper 20s.  This will be a very light snow event, but slick spots will be possible early Saturday morning.  The snow looks to taper off by 7am Saturday.

The clouds break throughout the day Saturday as highs top out in the upper 30s.

Sunday, flurries are possible as highs dip into the low 30s.

Monday and Tuesday the sunshine returns as temps warm back into the 40s, and close to 50!

More rain moves in Tuesday afternoon into Thursday as temps remain above average.

 

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Jan
26

Soaker Thursday!

Posted By · January 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

Look for a very wet day today. As of 8 am we had picked up .40” of an inch of rain, just since midnight.

Here are some more rain amounts, again, since midnight….
Fairland            .76”
Bloomington  .64”
Danville            .56”
Lucas Oil          .40”

Rain continues through the evening rush hour. Look for a little light snow and rain mix overnight. Tomorrow will be dry, but we will see a chance for light snow Friday night and early Saturday.

A cold weekend ahead with 38 for a high Saturday and 32 Sunday, but we will bounce back to the upper 40s Tuesday.

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Jan
25

Super Bowl Bits….

Posted By · January 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

As promised, Channel 13 is covering the Super Bowl from every angle–including the sure to be popular NFL Experience. 

Our amazing engineering and production staff completed their task of setting up the timelapse camera so you can watch beam by beam the NFL Experience put together at the Convention Center–then watch the fun from the comfort of your PC!  

Check it out here

They’ve also been constructing the WTHR set where some of our newscast will be broadcast during Super Bowl week. 

Setting the stage at NFL Experience

 

 

The control room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With all the parties and events scheduled for the coming week…Hoosiers are putting on their “Super Sunday” best.  My friends at Simply Skin Med Spa in Fishers tell me they’ve been busier than usual lately.  Mostly for chemical peels–a process used to improve and smooth the texture of the face  using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin eventually peel off.(Yes it’s as unpleasant as it sounds–but the results are worth it, I’m told!)

At the Bobby Cooper Salon in Broad Ripple, stylists are excitedly preparing to primp about 30-some NFL wives  (even practicing on their day off).  All for the annual  Nfl Wives Association fashion show which will take place at Saks   Fifth Avenue February 3rd.  Open to the public, it’s a charity event where a portion of the proceeds this year goes to Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital at  St Vincent’s.

11 days and counting….

Kris Kirschner

See all Super Bowl stories, maps, events, parking info, road closures and more!

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Jan
24

Aurora Alert Tonight…If Skies Are Clear

Posted By · January 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

The largest solar radiation storm since 2003 is underway right now and that could mean a view of the Northern Lights if skies are clear enough.  The best chances are in northern latitudes, but a weaker storm back on October 24th brought Hoosiers a rare glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.  The question for tonight: will skies clear enough, and pesky clouds have been slow to clear.  But if it’s clear where you are tonight…look to the heavens!

We’ll be tracking some rain for tomorrow that could at times mix with some wet snowflakes.  For now, it looks like the rain may try to move in as early as tomorrow afternoon with the best chance tomorrow night into Thursday.  Here in Central Indiana, 1/4 to 1/2″ of rain looks possible with the heavier amounts to the south.

The rain should move out from northwest to southeast through the day Thursday.  By the time the storm moves out of Southeastern Indiana, some spots there could pick up 1 to 2″ of rain!

Our extended outlook doesn’t have any Arctic blasts or big storms, but we could see some flurries this weekend along with cool temperatures. In the next day or two, we’ll be able to provide you our first forecasts for Super Bowl Weekend!

Take Care!

Chikage Windler
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Jan
23

Storm Recap, Winds of Change, and Falling Temps

Posted By · January 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hope your Monday is going well!  It certainly has been windy and full of change.

This morning’s storms did bring some damage here to the Hoosier State, but farther south in Alabama, it caused deadly tornadoes.  Here’s a look at storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center including 23 tornado reports and nearly 200 severe weather reports across 8 states including here in Indiana.

The damage locally included part of the roof peeled back from Nashville Elementary School in Brown County.  This photo courtesy of Rodney Margison of ThisIsBrownCounty.com.

After the storms, we watched gusty winds funnel in behind a strong cold front.  Our WeatherBug Network recorded gusts as high as 54 mph in Straughn (Henry County) and 45 mph at Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indy.

Those winds of change brought us falling temperatures in a hurry.  Just after midnight, we hit 54 degrees ahead of the front.  By mid-afternoon we were down to 37!  And the falling temperatures will continue through the night with lows down into the 20s.

The extended outlook doesn’t throw us too many curve balls, but you’ll want to keep an eye on Wednesday into Thursday.  We could see moisture ride in (especially the southern half of the state and including Indy) that might begin as a rain/snow mix before turning to rain and might also transition to mix during the night, so a touch of slush and slippery roads might be possible.

Here’s a look at your 7-day…after a cool-down tomorrow, we’re back in the 40s for much of the week.  The average high this time of year is still only 36.

Take Care!

Chikage Windler
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Jan
23

Wind advisory for Monday

Posted By · January 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

Look for a windy, almost April-like day in Indiana. We have a wind advisory in effect until 5 pm and gusts could reach 45 miles per hour. Temperatures will slowly drop as we move into the afternoon.

If you woke up to the sound of storms, you weren’t alone. A squall line moved through Indiana early this morning and check out the rain amounts.

Roachdale                 1.10”

Lucas Oil Stadium   .73”

Indy Airport              .70”

Shelbyville                .41”

Even though we are going to see a couple of opportunities for rain, temperatures should be at or above average all week.

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We’ve had a couple warnings through the wee hours of Monday morning along with a few storm reports.  Trees were reported down in Cloverdale and Greencastle along with a garage door blown in near Gosport.  But for most areas, a period of gusty winds followed by heavy rain was enough to wake you up, but not bad enough for severe t-storm warnings.  Things will be improving as the sun rises with only a couple scattered rain showers expected in the morning (maybe a snow shower or two in the afternoon).  Rain totals of more than 1/2″ have also been accompanied by the storms.

Temperatures spiked up into the 50s ahead of the storms (impressive stat for you: we’ve now had 8 days this January with highs in the 50s!) but plan on falling temps through the day on Monday.

Another thing to keep in mind: strong gusty winds on Monday prompting a WIND ADVISORY (winds could gust to 45 mph).

The rest of the week looks fairly quiet…we might get some rain late Wednesday and early Thursday (heaviest south of Indy) and temperatures for the most part will be above average for this time of year!  We could even make another try for near 50 by Friday!

Take Care…it’s been a crazy day/night/morning!  Chuck Lofton is in with your Sunrise forecast starting at 4:30 am and I’ll see you back here for 13 Eyewitness News at noon!

Time to catch some z’s.

Chikage Windler
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cwindler@wthr.com

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