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Mar
03

Rain Back To Snow

Posted By · March 3, 2015 at 10:23 pm
Late Tuesday evening, rain was still falling across the southern half of Indiana.  Due to the rain and the melting snow, there will be lots of standing water and lowland flooding.  Rain will continue to fall through about 2am before it gets cold enough for the rain to mix with some sleet and snow.  A steadier burst of snow may quickly accumulate just before sunrise Wednesday.  This is possible from Indianapolis south.  With temperatures in the 20s, it will be another slick morning drive on Wednesday.
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The southern part of our area is under a winter storm watch for the potential for some heavy snow from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  Snowfall potential is 5-8″+ from Bedford to Seymour and 2-5 inches for Bloomington and Columbus.  We are forecasting an inch or 2 along I-70 including Indianapolis.  There will be changes to the timing and snowfall potential.  Please check back for updates, as we track this tricky winter weather system on Wednesday.
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Temperatures will fall from the upper 20s Wednesday morning into the lower 20s by Wednesday afternoon.  Single digit cold is in the forecast for Thursday morning.  Even with mostly sunny skies, highs will only be in the teens on Thursday.
The weather pattern will dry out and start to warm.  We will be in the 30s on Friday and near 40 this weekend.
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Mar
02

Winter Weather Advisory Update

Posted By · March 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm
A winter weather advisory is in effect for central Indiana from 3am to noon on Tuesday.  A wintry mix of precipitation is forecast to develop around 3am.  This will include snow, sleet and freezing rain.  Allow extra time for travel Tuesday morning.
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Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.
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Even if you area isn’t under that area of pink, there will be light freezing drizzle and sleet possible through about noon and roads could be slick through the morning drive on Tuesday.
That freezing rain will change to rain Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.  Remember we have a new 6+” of snow on the ground and any rain will quickly lead to flooding concerns.

The weather pattern remains active through Wednesday.  The weather concern for Wednesday will go back to winter and more snow.  This next round of snow will mainly impact the southern half of the state during the day Wednesday.  An early estimate for snowfall potential is 1-2 inches along I-70 and 2-4 inches south.  We also think there will be an area of 4″+ near Bedford and Seymour.  As with any winter system, there will be changes to the timing and the totals.  Stay tuned for updates.

The pattern quiets down later in the week, with a sunny and cold day on Thursday.  Highs will only be in the teens on Thursday, after starting the day in the single digits.  Lows will be near record cold levels on Thursday and Friday mornings.  Temperatures trend up going into the weekend, with highs near 40 on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Mar
01

Snowy Sunday Update

Posted By · March 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

There is a mid-day break from the snow from Indianapolis south.  This is a good time to shovel.  Most of us have to shovel 5-8 inches of snow from this latest winter storm.

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The winter storm warning and advisory remain in effect until 7pm.  This means we aren’t completely done with the snow.  The snow continues to fall north of Indianapolis early Sunday afternoon and the back edge of the winter storm will bring another inch or so of snow to all of central Indiana this afternoon and evening.  The snow will be done by late evening.  Here is a look at the timing for the snow to end.

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The weather pattern remains active with another weather system forecast for Tuesday.  Right now it looks like rain and a flooding threat.  We will keep you updated.

 

 

 

 

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Mar
01

New Snow Totals

Posted By · March 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

Here are a few new snow totals.  7.5″ at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, 7.1″ in Fishers, 8″ in Frankfort, 6.3″ in West Lafayette, 6.5″ in Avon, 5″ in Shelbyville and 8″ in Ellettsville.

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Mar
01

Winter Storm Update

Posted By · March 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a winter storm that has already dumped 6 inches or more of snow across most of central Indiana.  The steadiest snow will continue fall from Indianapolis north through early this afternoon.  If you are waiting until the snow stops to shovel, it will still be a few hours especially across the northern half of Indiana.  The winter storm warning and winter weather advisory remain in effect until 7pm.  Here is updated timing with Futuretrak 13.

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Mar
01

Snow Totals 9AM

Posted By · March 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

Here is a look at a few snow totals.  Most reports are near 6 inches.  Roads and still snow covered and hazardous.  The snow will continue to fall through this afternoon.  The I-70 corridor is under a winter storm warning is in effect until 7pm and it is a winter advisory north and south of the warning area.

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Feb
27

Latest Timing and Totals for Sunday’s Snow

Posted By · February 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Here is the latest timing for the snow and wintry mix on Sunday.  The timing is similar from earlier analysis, but the rain/snow line is a little farther south.  Remember where this stays all snow, snowfall potential is 4″+.  We still the best chance for these higher totals will be north of Indianapolis.  The rest of central Indiana will be in the range of 2-4 inches of snow.

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Feb
27

Record Cold Start and a Snowy Finish This Weekend

Posted By · February 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a developing winter storm system for Sunday.  This system will bring several inches of snow and the potential for a wintry mix.  There will be changes to the forecast, as we get the latest information but here is an early look at the weekend forecast.

The weekend will start with record low temperatures.  The record is 2 in 1993 and we have 0 in the forecast.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday, with highs in the range of 25-30 degrees.  It will be dry through Saturday evening.

We are forecasting the snow to start falling late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The steadiest snow will fall from about 4am through 4pm Sunday.  We are expecting the snow to mix with a wintry mix and rain across the southern half of Indiana.  There is enough moisture for 6 inches of snow, where it stays all snow.  Right now the best chance for it to stay all snow is north of Indianapolis.  An early estimation on snowfall potential is 4″+ north of Indianapolis.  2-4 inches for Indianapolis and along and just south of I-70.  The lower totals 1-2 inches will be possible from Bedford to Seymour.  This is just an early look, so stay tuned for updates.

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Most of Monday will be dry and cold, with highs near 30.  Another weather system arrives Monday night, with a wintry mix.  This will change to all rain on Tuesday, with highs in the 40s.

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