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20

Winter Storm Warning the Timing and Totals

Posted By · February 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm
All of central Indiana is now under a winter storm warning from 7pm Friday through 7pm Saturday.  Snowfall potential is 3-6 inches.  We do think there will be isolated areas higher than 6 inches of snow.
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We are also tracking temperatures that will climb just above freezing south of Indianapolis.  Where this happens, there will be some sleet mixing with the snow and the totals will be lower.  This is a difficult storm system and we will track it hour by hour for you.  Stay tuned for updates on timing and totals.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.
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We do know there will be a few snow showers Friday evening, but the heaviest snow will fall from midnight through about 7am Saturday.  We will also watch a second wave later in the day.  That wave will be more snow mixing with sleet across the southern half of Indiana.  This latest winter storm will be gone by Saturday evening.

In the extended forecast, we are tracking 2 more rounds of arctic air.  The first will arrive later Sunday and drop temperatures below zero Monday and Tuesday mornings.  The second will be here later Wednesday and drop temperatures below zero Thursday and Friday mornings.

There is another chance for snow along that arctic front Tuesday night.

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Feb
20

New Information Winter Storm Warning

Posted By · February 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

All of central Indiana is now under a winter storm warning from 7pm Friday through 7pm Saturday.  Snowfall potential is 3-6+ inches.  We will be tracking this hour by hour for you through Saturday night.  Right now we are forecasting the steadiest snow to fall from about midnight through 7am Saturday, with another wave possible during the afternoon.  I will have updated timing a little later this afternoon, so stay tuned for updates.

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Feb
18

Dangerous Cold

Posted By · February 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm
A wind chill advisory is in effect through Friday at 11am, as we track dangerous cold over the next 36 hours.  Temperatures are near zero and wind chills near -20.  We are also tracking gusty winds that is causing blowing and drifting snow.  Temperatures tonight will be -5 to near -10 degrees, with wind chills -20 to -30 early Thursday.
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We will be on record watch, as several records are in jeopardy including the record low and record low high for Thursday (-8 in 1979 and 12 in 1885) and the record low for Friday (-8 in 1885).
We get a break from the dangerous cold this weekend.  With a mix of clouds and sun highs will be in the teens on Friday.  We are forecasting highs in the 30s on Saturday.  Temperature will be a critical factor, as another winter storm system moves our way.  Right now we have snow chances later Friday mixing with rain or freezing rain on Saturday, before changing back to some snow early Sunday.  This is a complex storm system and we will keep you updated on timing, type of precipitation and potential accumulations.
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Feb
17

Snow Update Tuesday Night and Wednesday

Posted By · February 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Snow continues to fall across central Indiana.  There are already reports of snow covered roads across central Indiana.  Get ready for more snow and more arctic air.  Steadier light snow is in the forecast overnight through 7am Wednesday.  1-2 inches of snow is possible with a few pockets nearing 3.  This will be just enough snow for some slick roads early Wednesday.
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Temperatures will be around 10 degrees early Wednesday and won’t move much throughout the day.  It will be windy, with winds WNW 15-25mph.  This will bring wind chills down into the range of -5 to -15 during the day Wednesday.  There will still be a few bands of snow that will reduce visibility and cause slick roads through Wednesday evening.

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Temperatures will fall to near -5 Thursday morning and wind chills will be -10 to -20.  Highs on Thursday will only be in the single digits.  Temperatures go below zero again on Friday morning and highs on Friday will be near 15 degrees.  Both Thursday and Friday will be dry.

We are tracking a developing weather system for the weekend.  There are still lots of question marks including type of precipitation, track and temperature.  We will keep you updated.  Right now we have a wintry mix in the forecast for Saturday and snow chances on Sunday.

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Feb
16

Frigid Start to Tuesday

Posted By · February 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm

By 10pm Monday, temperatures had already fallen into the single digits.  The longer the skies stay clear, the lower the temperatures will go.  Forecast lows are in the range of 0 to 5 degrees.  If the skies stay clear, there will be some cities below zero early Tuesday.  Winds won’t be too gusty overnight, but wind chills will still be in the range of 0 to -10.

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Highs will rebound into the lower 20s on Tuesday, but another push of arctic air is just around the corner.  Highs are only forecast in the single digits on Wednesday and Thursday and morning temperatures will go below zero later this week too.  Take precautions from the cold.

A few snow showers are possible on Tuesday and Wednesday too, but only minor accumulations are expected.  A slightly more organized weather system is in the weekend forecast.  We will keep you updated on snowfall/wintry mix potential.

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Feb
13

Another Arctic Front

Posted By · February 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm
Clouds will continue to increase Friday night and a few flurries are possible.  Temperatures will be steady in the 20s overnight, but colder air is on the way for the weekend.
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Another arctic front arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This front will trigger more snow showers and falling temperatures.  The bursts of steadier snow will be enough to cover the ground and a few slick roads are possible on Saturday.  These lake effect snow showers stay in the forecast through Saturday night.  As you make your way out for dinner, temperatures will be in the single digits.  Another round of gusty winds will accompany the arctic front on Saturday too.  Wind chills by Saturday night and early Sunday will be in the range of -10 to -20.

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Sunday will be a frigid day, with highs in the teens.  This chill is forecast to linger through next week too.  We are monitoring a couple of weather systems after the arctic front on Saturday.  The latest analysis keeps the accumulating snow out of central Indiana.  There is still a chance for a few snow showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Another round of frigid air is on the way too.  By Wednesday and Thursday, lows will be in the single digits and highs only in the teens.

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Feb
12

Cold and Snowy Weather Pattern

Posted By · February 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a cold and snowy weather pattern over the next 7 days.  Temperatures by Friday morning will be in the single digits, with wind chills in the range of 0 to -5.  After that frigid start to Friday, there will be a mix of clouds and sun.  High temperatures reach the upper 20s.  These numbers are about 10 degrees colder than average and even colder air arrives to start the weekend.

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Another arctic front arrives on Saturday.  This front will trigger more snow showers and falling temperatures.  As you make your way out for Valentine’s Day dinner, temperatures will be in the single digits.  Another round of gusty winds will accompany the arctic front on Saturday too.  Wind chills by Saturday night and early Sunday will be in the range of -10 to -20.

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There are more snow chances too.  After the snow showers on Saturday, we are monitoring a couple of weather systems for the end of the weekend and early next week.  We will keep you updated on timing and how much will fall.

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Feb
06

Weekend Warm Up

Posted By · February 6, 2015 at 3:36 pm
The weekend forecast is mild.  Temperatures will be near 50 degrees across part of central Indiana on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be more clouds than sunshine this weekend.  There is also the threat for low clouds and fog, as the warmer air moves over the colder ground and snow.  Saturday will be dry and right now there is just a chance for a few showers later on Sunday.

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Colder air returns early next week, with highs in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday.  There is another chance for rain on Wednesday.  Even colder air in the forecast for the end of next week, with a few flurries on Thursday.

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