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Mar
27

Early Showers, then Warm & Windy

Posted By · March 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Severe Threat: We are no longer under a threat for severe storms overnight.  Showers and maybe an isolated storm will arrive between 2am (north/west) to 9am (south/east).  Most areas will see little if any rain, but a few spots could pick up ¼” of rain.

Windy & Warm Wednesday: Skies should clear after 9am with sunshine and warmth for the rest of your Wednesday.  Winds may gust out of the west 30 mph+, so it won’t feel as warm as the temps read…but plan on mid 70s!  (The average high is only 57).

Cooler Thursday: Back down into the 60s (upper 50s north and east) before we start another warming trend into the weekend.

More Storms: Our next storm chances arrive Friday through Saturday morning and Monday.  At this point, we’re not expecting severe.

Take Care!
-Chikage
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Mar
27

The ups and downs of March!

Posted By · March 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

This has been a March unlike any March I can remember. Warm days, budding trees and this morning…frost!  Let’s break down the weather news from today.

TEMPERATURES

A really cold morning today.  There was widespread frost from Indy north, northeast,and east. Richmond dropped down to 30 at one point this morning

THE JUMP

We have a warmer trend beginning today. Highs will be in the upper 60s today and the low 70s tomorrow.

PRECIPITATION

Look for rain and the possibility of thunderstorms to move into Indy after midnight and during the beginning of the morning rush hour. There is a slight risk of severe weather from Indy west late tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Mar
26

Frosty Morning, Fine Finish

Posted By · March 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Freeze Warning/Frost Advisory: North/East of Indy, temps could fall to 32 or colder by sunrise.  Indy points south/west looking at low to mid 30s for morning lows.  Protect your plants to be safe.  And this may not be the only time we see a frost or freeze threat.  Signs point to a significant cold snap heading here next week  (maybe even a shot at snow?).


Nice Rebound: After 30s to start, we’ll make our way into the upper 60s by late Tuesday afternoon with 70s on Wednesday!

Next Rain: Arrives early Wednesday morning as scattered showers/isolated storms.  Indiana is no longer in the severe risk – which has been shifted westward into Illinois.  Also scattered showers/storms possible Friday into Saturday and again on Monday.

Triple Conjunction: Another great clear night for enjoying the “Triple Conjunction” of the Crescent Moon with Jupiter and Venus!

Take Care!
-Chikage

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Mar
26

Freeze coming!

Posted By · March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It is a beautiful day out there but things are going to change, big time, tonight.

Jeff Gatwood of Allisonville Nursery says an upcoming cold snap should not be strong enough to kill our plants that are now coming up.  Look for a high of 60 today, but tonight temps drop to the coldest level since March 11th.

A frost advisory will be in effect from 1 am-10 am Tuesday for Indianapolis and points west and south. From Carmel north and east, look for a freeze warning, again from 1 am until 10 am Tuesday. Not to worry – we will get back into the 70s Wednesday!

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Mar
25

From Record Highs…to Freezing Temps

Posted By · March 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Last week’s 80s and record highs may have lulled you into a false sense of reality.  Well, not any more!  A reality check comes in the form of Tuesday morning lows that could dip into the upper 20s in Northeast Indiana and low 30s as close as the Indy ‘burbs!

Freeze Watch: Posted for areas north/east of Indy for Monday night into Tuesday morning.

How Cold? Indy should be out of the danger zone, but fruit trees and non-hardy plants just north and east could have damage if not covered.  If you’re in the suburbs in a spot that usually gets colder than Indy, better safe than sorry.  Hardier plants like pansies and petunias should weather this cold just fine.

Freeze Facts: Our average last freeze in Indy isn’t for another 3 weeks!  April 17th is the average date….even later for the suburbs.

Severe Storms: Slight risk of severe storms Tuesday night into Wednesday morning – north and west of Indy

Rebounding Temps: After the cold Tuesday morning, we rebound to well above average temps again.  The average high is 56…average low is 36.  Every day (high and low) will be above average this week except for Tuesday morning.

Triple Conjunction:  Monday night we’ll get another chance to see the triple conjunction of Jupiter, the Crescent Moon, and Venus creating a triangle in the sky.   Look west after sunset.

Have a great week!
-Chikage
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Mar
25

Dry Today… Freeze Watch Monday Night

Posted By · March 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

Temperatures are still running above average, but we won’t be hitting the 80s anytime in the 7 day forecast.

Highs will reach the upper 60s today with morning fog giving way to a partly cloudy afternoon.

Tonight, clear skies and a cool north breeze will allow temps to drop to the low 40s.

Monday, will feel chilly compared to the warmth we’ve been enjoying!  Highs will reach the low 60s with partly cloudy skies.

Monday night into Tuesday, a Freeze Watch is in effect for areas north and east of Indianapolis including Muncie, Anderson and Kokomo.  Click here to see the counties under the Freeze Watch.  Temps will drop to the freezing mark, if not a little below, so protect any plants you have outside.

After a cold start Tuesday morning, highs will rebound to the upper 60s.  Late Tuesday night into Wednesday night scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible.

More ups and downs are in the 7 day as we go towards next weekend, including a daily chance of scattered showers and storms starting Friday.

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Mar
24

No Records, but Above Average Temperatures Continue

Posted By · March 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Rain: The last of the isolated showers were moving out of the viewing area around midnight and we should be dry until Tuesday night.

Temps: We hit 67 Saturday (coolest since March 11th)…but temps should bump up to around 71 Sunday ahead of a cold front that will cool our temps back down into the 60s for Monday. Though temps will swing back and forth, we’ll remain well above average for the next 7 days. Average high: 56 / average low: 36. Wednesday will be our warmest day of the week – but the record is 82 so we won’t be in record territory.

March: Running 15.7 degrees above average so far. Could end up being the warmest March for Indy and statewide…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage

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Mar
24

Not a Weekend Washout

Posted By · March 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

The chance for a spotty shower or isolated thunderstorm will linger across Central Indiana today, but the weekend won’t be a washout!

Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s today with mostly cloudy skies, and a 30% chance of showers or an isolated thunderstorm.  The normal high this time of year is 55, so we’re still above that, even though we’re not looking to break any records.

Tonight, skies remain mostly cloudy, and any rain that’s lingering will come to an end as lows drop to the low 50s.

Sunday, we’re back to the low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Temps are up and down this week between the 60s and the 70s, but still above average.

Our two chances for scattered showers and storms come Wednesday and Friday into Saturday.

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