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Coldest Since Spring!

Posted By · September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Get ready for the coldest air since Spring with clear skies and light winds overnight. Temps may fall into the low 40s in the city, but outlying spots are likely to see the first temps in the 30s in months.

For Indianapolis, the record low is 38 set in 1956. I think we’ll fall to around 42 if not colder. If we stay clear all night, we might nudge closer to 40. The last time we hit 42 was May 10th. The last time we were colder was April 27th when we fell to 35. The last time we fell below freezing was April 11th when we hit 29.

After a chilly start, we’ll rebound nicely under mostly sunny skies into the upper 60s. A weak system might bring a sprinkle or two Thursday along with milder temps in the 70s. Our best rain chance in the next 7 days comes Friday. The rain could last into early Saturday. Then we’ll have another cool snap for the weekend.

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Rain Moves Out, Winds of Change Bring the Coldest Air Since May

Posted By · September 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Rainfall totals through 10:30pm reached more than 1″ in Paragon, close to 1/2″ in parts of Indy, and 1/3″ in Carmel. The rain moves out overnight while we’re sleeping.

Early Tuesday, the showers end and winds of change pick up. We could see winds gusting 20-30 mph out of the northwest ushering in the cooler air. Highs Tuesday will feel more like mid-October in the mid 60s.

The cool air peaks Wednesday morning when wake-up temps fall into the low 40s in the city, 30s in outlying spots. The record low for Indy is 38 wet in 1956. We’ll be 30 degrees colder Wednesday morning than we were Monday afternoon!

If skies clear and winds diminish, we’ll have the setup in place for the coldest air since May 10th. While the city may stay in the low 40s, some spots could fall as low as the mid 30s. A patchy frost may be possible in a couple spots like Terre Haute and Crawfordsville.

Our trend for cooler weather may continue later this week, next week, and into the first part of October! The Climate Prediction Center has Indiana in a high probability of below normal temps.

Your WTHR-TV 7-Day shows another cold front moving through Friday into early Saturday bringing another batch of rain. Behind it, we’ll have another cool snap – just in time for the official start of Fall at 10:49 am Saturday. Sunday morning – if it’s not too cloudy – could flirt with upper 30s/low 40s yet again.

Stay warm!

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Mild Monday, Then Rain and a Major Cool-down

Posted By · September 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

What a great weekend! We hit 78 degrees today, which is exactly the average high for September 16th. Pleasant warmth will be fading soon, though.

We’ll be mild for one more day Monday with lots of clouds and developing afternoon and evening showers. Most areas could see a shower in the afternoon, but heavier rain may not arrive ’til late night ahead of and along a very strong cold front. Rain totals continue to look fairly light – generally between 1/10″ to 1/4″.

When the front rolls through, it will bring a major temp contrast! It’s in Minnesota right now with 80s to the south of the front and 50s to the north!

Our temperature drop will be from mid-September warmth on Monday to mid-October chill on Tuesday. Tuesday also looks blustery with winds gusting 20-30 mph out of the cool northwest.

If winds calm and skies clear enough late Tuesday night into early Wednesday, we could be poised for the first patchy frost of the season for some outlying areas with wake-up temps in the mid to upper 30s! Here in Indy, temps might drop into the low 40s, which would be the coldest since May 10th. For the record, our record low for September 19th is 38 set in 1956.

The rest of your 7-Day brings more unseasonably cool weather, though not as cold as the first shot. Another front brings a chance of rain Friday into early Saturday.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at 6 from Shawn and Heather Peterson. They submitted this fantastic sunset shot from Saturday night on our WTHR Facebook page. Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great week!

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Below Normal Temps on the Way

Posted By · September 16, 2012 at 6:23 am

Today will be the warmest day of the 7 day forecast!

Highs will reach the upper 70s today with mostly sunny skies.  If you’re tailgating today, the forecast looks perfect!

Tonight skies become partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday highs reach the mid 70s with thickening clouds.  Scattered showers are possible starting Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.

Behind the rain is much cooler air.

Check out the 7 day.  The high on Tuesday will only reach the low 60s, by Wednesday morning we’ll be waking up to temps in the low 40s.  Some spots could drop into the 30s!

The normal high this time of year is around 78 degrees, we’ll be below that almost every day in the 7 day forecast.

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Great Game Day Forecast, Chilly Temps for the Work Week

Posted By · September 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Get ready for a fantastic finish to the weekend! Mostly sunny skies will rule your Sunday with cool temps in the low 50s to start the day, a kick-off temp around 73, and a seasonable post-game high of 78. We’ll stay dry through the rest of the weekend.

Monday, we’ll have lots of clouds (possibly some showers in the morning in Southern Indiana) with rain moving in late for Central and Northern parts of the state. The best chance for rain arrives during the nighttime hours Monday into the early morning Tuesday, according to FutureTrak13. Rain totals don’t look very impressive with between 1/10″ to 1/4″ for the Metro and heavier amounts possible to the south.

The cold front that brings us rain late Monday and early Tuesday will also bring the coldest shot of air we’ve seen in months! We’ll fall from mid 70s Monday to low 60s Tuesday. Tuesday’s high could be the coolest since 61 on June 1st. That will pave the way for a chilly Wednesday morning with lows around 44 in Indy (coldest since 42 on May 10th) and upper 30s possible in outlying areas.

Our next rain chance arrives late Friday into early Saturday. Your WTHR-TV 7-Day features a cool week ahead with temps every single day at or below average.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at 6 courtesy of Daniel Paull who shot this sun dog in Lapel Saturday morning. What’s a sun dog? It’s an atmospheric phenomenon created when the sun’s rays pass through high clouds made of ice crystals. If they hit at just the right angle, they create a prism effect that looks like a mini-rainbow in the sky. More here: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/dogfm.htm

And here’s our Hoosier Pic at 11 from Teresa Zimmerman. Her husband got this great shot of a butterfly on a flower in Beech Grove.

Share your pic here https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Chilly Start… Beautiful Finish

Posted By · September 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

At 6am, temperatures in Central Indiana were in the 40s and 50s!  One of our coldest starts since the beginning of June. 

This refreshing start will warm up nicely with highs in the mid 70s today.  Mostly sunny skies will be with us, so enjoy your time out and about today.

Tonight temps drop to the upper 40s and low 50s with mostly clear skies. 

Sunday will have a crisp start with highs in the upper 70s.  Perfect tailgating weather before the Colts take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Starting Monday, clouds will be on the increase, with a chance of rain late in the day into Monday night and Tuesday. 

Check out how low the high temps go in the 7 day forecast.  By Tuesday and Wednesday highs will only be in the 60s! 

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Proprietary connections

Posted By · September 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

The recent release of the IPhone 5 has brought to the forefront a problem that has been a pet peeve of mine for a while.

The IPhone/IPod/IPad have always have a proprietary connection, meaning it would only work on Apple devices and you had to have this special connection in order to use that device.

Now Apple has not only changed the connection, but changed it to another proprietary version. So any old connectors you were using for Apple now need a $39 adaptor. If you have a charger and a speaker for your IPhone and you don’t want to keep switching the adaptor back and forth, it’ll cost you $58 plus tax to continue using these connectors.

Apple is not the only company to do this. Personally, I have an Asus tablet which also has its own proprietary connection. So instead of being able to use a universal type of connector, i.e.: mico USB; I need multilple cables from Asus and/or adaptors.

My Droid phone charges and transfers data using a mico USB, why can’t all others? Europe has legislated that all phones use micro USB for charging. Since the manufacturers have to do this for their European products, why do they have to go out of their way to make special connectors in the U.S.?

Here’s my guess, money. One analyst estimates that more than 1.3 million IPhone 5s will be sold. If each person buys one adaptor at $29, that’s $37.7 million. Apple benefits, the companies that make the adaptors benefit and the stores that sell the adaptors benefit. The consumer loses.

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Morning Showers… Afternoon Sunshine

Posted By · September 14, 2012 at 4:56 am

We’re kicking off Friday with scattered showers, but we’ll end the afternoon with mostly sunny skies.

Highs will reach 70 today with a north breeze up to 15mph.  Spotty showers are possible through the noon hour, with sunshine breaking through for the afternoon.

Conditions look perfect for Operation Football tonight with temps falling into the 50s by the drive home.

Saturday morning starts off cold in the upper 40s, however, we’ll rebound to the mid 70s with plenty of sunshine Saturday and Sunday.

Another chance for rain moves in Monday, with temps below normal for much of the week.


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