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Jan
31

Bitter Cold & More Snow on the Way

Posted By · January 31, 2013 at 5:39 am

Flurries are on the radar, and much colder air with strong wind gusts have settled into Central Indiana.

Highs will reach the mid 20s today with wind gusts out of the west up to 30mph.  This will make it feel like the single digits.  Flurries are possible throughout the day.

Tonight temps reach the single digits with flurries.  Once again winds will gust up to 30mph, creating a dangerous wind chill of 0 to -15.  Friday morning will be very cold to say the least, and temps don’t feel warmer than the single digits Friday as highs only reach the teens.

Late Friday night through the day Saturday light snow is possible.  As of right now, about 1-2″ of snow is possible, and we could see  few isolated pockets of 3″.  We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the snow falling.

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Jan
30

Temperature drop

Posted By · January 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm

After a record high of 65 degrees early on Wednesday morning our temperatures have dropped quickly through the day. The blast of cold air will cause clouds and flurries across Indiana on Thursday and some spots may see a half-inch of snow.

The coldest air comes Friday morning when we’ll start with single digit lows and end our afternoon with highs in the teens. If that’s not enough, more snow is likely on Saturday.

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Jan
30

From Severe Storms… to Snow

Posted By · January 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

The severe weather threat is over for Central Indiana.  Now we’ll see falling temps, and a chance for snow as we head into tonight.

Just after 1am Indianapolis hit 65 degrees breaking the old record of 64 from 1947.  For the rest of the day temps will fall from the 50s into the 40s by late afternoon.

Overnight winds gusts up to 70mph caused damage across the state.  A possible tornado is being investigated just south of Bloomington.

Check out the damage reports here:

How much rain have we received?  In the last 24 hours many spots approached and inch, if not more.

Tonight temps fall into the teens with wind chills in the single digits.  Light snow showers are possible.

A lot of changes are coming our way in the 7 day forecast… the cold is back… and late Friday into Saturday light snow is possible.  We’ll keep you posted!

 

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Jan
29

Stormy night

Posted By · January 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Overnight we’ll have a slight risk of severe storms (with high winds being the biggest threat).

Up to two inches of rain is likely early on Wednesday and a flood watch continues throughout the day.

Temperatures will drop into the 30s after the cold front moves across Indiana. Rain will change to light snow late in the afternoon and continue through Thursday.

Expect much colder air on Thursday and Friday with highs in the 20s.

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Jan
29

Severe Risk Overnight

Posted By · January 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

We’ll be under a slight risk of severe storms overnight, with the most likely timing for storms between midnight and 6am. Damaging winds are most likely, but isolated tornadoes and hail can’t be ruled out. Southwest Indiana including Evansville is under a moderate severe risk.

In addition to the severe threat, there’s also a flood threat. 1-2″ of rain could cause some street flooding and rising rivers are likely. Since our ground is already saturated, flooding in the usual spots is possible. A FLOOD WATCH runs from 7pm to 11am.

Temperatures top out in the low to mid 60s today (the record is 66 set in 2002) with the warmth lasting into the wee hours of the morning along with the storms. Behind the storms and cold front, temps will drop much of the day tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s morning temp around 8am will probably be around 59…then we’ll fall into the 30s by late afternoon. There could be some passing rain showers that turn to snow showers as the colder air works in. That leads to a bitter end to the week. Some light snow is possible Saturday, then we warm up again.

Some tips for tonight: clear out your storm drains today before the heavy rain arrives, and before you go to bed, make sure your weather radio is on to alert you if any warnings are issued while you’re asleep.

Take Care!
-Chikage

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Jan
28

Flood watch

Posted By · January 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

We’ll have a near record high Tuesday and a Flood Watch is in effect for Central Indiana from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will dump two inches of rain on our already saturated ground.

There will also be a slight risk for severe storms. Rain will change to snow as temperatures fall on Wednesday.

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Jan
28

Springlike Warmth, Rain, Snow, and the Return to Winter

Posted By · January 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Temperatures today have soared into the 50s, which is more like March than late January. We’ve also had more than a quarter inch of rain, with more drizzle and occasional showers likely through the day today and again tomorrow. Tomorrow, the warmth builds, with near record highs possible! Our record tomorrow is 66 set in 2002. I’m forecasting 64.

We’ll have showers during the day, then at night, as a strong cold front approaches, we’ll watch a line of strong to severe storms move through accompanied by 1-2″+ of rain.

With so much rain possible, the National Weather Service has hoisted Flood Watches for much of Central Indiana where heavy rain could cause rising rivers and flash flooding.

Behind the front, Wednesday brings falling temps which will start in the 50s in the morning and fall into the 30s. That means rain may end as some light snow. Right now, it doesn’t look like much more than a coating if that.

We end the week with a return to bitter temps.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic today is my new bundle of joy! I’ve had a great time bonding with little Zailey while on maternity leave!

It’s going to be a wild ride!
-Chikage
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Jan
27

Wet and Warm, then Storms to Snow

Posted By · January 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Get ready for a roller coaster ride of weather this week!

We’ll have warming temps through the night with 40s by morning and 50s by afternoon.  Plan on pockets of light rain and drizzle through the day.  It gets even warmer on Tuesday with near-record warmth!  The record is 66 and we could get close.  Showers Tuesday give way to storms overnight Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.  There’s the slight risk of severe storms including West-Central Indiana.  A strong cold front barrels through Wednesday, dropping us out of the 50s in the morning and into the 30s by afternoon with rain turning to snow.  Some light accumulation can’t be ruled out.  After that, we’ll get another visit from the Arctic with single digit lows and highs in the teens possible by the end of the week.

Enjoy the ride!

-Chikage

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