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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.


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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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.

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.



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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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.


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.


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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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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From Snow to Arctic Air and a Slick Thursday Morning Commute

Posted By · February 4, 2015 at 9:22 pm
As the snow moves out of central Indiana, the arctic air arrives.  Our latest storm system brough 2-4 inches of snow from Lafayette to Logansport, Peru and Kokomo.  Snow totals are in the range of 1-3 inches for the rest of our area.

It will be windy and much colder overnight.  Winds NW 15-25 mph with some higher gusts will cause some blowing and drifting snow.  Temperatures will be in the single digits from Indianapolis north by early Thursday and wind chills will near -10 degrees.


With the new snow, the cold and the gusty winds there will be slick roads through the Thursday morning commute.  A few lake effect snow showers are possible on Thursday, with a mix of clouds and sun.  Highs will only reach the upper teens and lower 20s.

We are forecasting a temperature rebound by Friday and the weekend.  Highs will be in the 30s on Friday and upper 30s and lower 40s this weekend.  There is a chance for rain on Sunday.


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Timing Wednesday Snow

Posted By · February 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm
The forecast for most central Indiana is dry through about noon on Wednesday.  There is a fast moving burst of snow that will impact the northern third of Indiana through Tuesday evening.  For the rest of central Indiana, clouds will continue to increase Tuesday night and Wednesday with temperatures in the 20s overnight.  Wednesday will start mostly cloudy and end snowy.  The snow will start early afternoon and linger through Wednesday night.  We are forecasting a couple of inches of snow.  A few places will be near 3 inches of new snow.
Here is the timing from FutureTrak13.
The steadiest snow will fall from about 2pm through 11pm Wednesday.  This is difficult timing for the Wednesday evening drive home from work and school.  Roads may quickly become slick Wednesday afternoon and evening.
A round of arctic air will follow the snow.  Lows will be in the single digits Thursday and Friday.  Highs will only be in the teens on Thursday.
This is a quick shot of colder air, with highs back into the 30s on Friday and in the upper 30s and lower 40s this weekend.  We have Saturday dry and Sunday damp.  This next wave will start as rain and change to snow later in the day on Sunday.
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Winter Storm Watch

Posted By · January 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm
A winter storm watch is in effect for most of central Indiana.  The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking an intensifying winter storm.  That winter storm will arrive Saturday night.  We are still forecasting the steadiest snow from 11pm Saturday through late Sunday afternoon.
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The key factors to the snowfall numbers are timing, track and temperature.  We are confident on the timing.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.

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The track and temperature are still a bit uncertain.  We are a bit more confident that the track will be near the Ohio River.  What is still really up in the air is the temperature.  Highs on Saturday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees on Saturday, in advance of the storm.  This is above freezing and if temperatures don’t fall fast enough, there will be more rain than snow to start and this will mean less snow.

Where there is more rain than snow, snowfall totals will be dramatically lower.  Here is our estimate now.  We are forecasting 5-9 inches of snow north of Indianapolis.  There will be a band of 3 to 7 inches of snow around Indianapolis and along I-70.  Bloomington and Columbus south will be 2 inches of less.  Remember this is a still developing winter storm and there will be updates.

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Flurries Thursday Night and Weekend Snow

Posted By · January 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm
Colder air is moving back into central Indiana.  It will be breezy and colder Thursday night, with light rain changing to light snow.  We are not forecasting any accumulations of snow.  Winds will be NW 10-20mph, with some higher gusts and low temperatures fall into the lower 20s.

Friday will be dry but cold, with highs in the range of 25-30 degrees.  Most of Saturday will be dry too, with highs in the middle and upper 30s.  The end of the weekend includes snow.

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is monitoring a developing storm system for the end of the weekend.  Right now we are forecasting a rain/snow mix to start falling Saturday night.  This is forecast to change to all snow, with the heaviest falling between 11pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday.  This is an early look at the timing and there will be changes, so stay tuned for updates.

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If (this is a big if) this is an all snow event for central Indiana, several inches of snow are possible.  On the low end 2 inches of snow and on the high end, there is the potential for 6 or more.  These numbers are also an early estimate and there will be changes.  There are still question marks with this developing winter storm.  We will be monitoring the track, timing and temperature.  Even minor changes to any of these will have a big impact on snowfall potential.


Please check back for updates, as we will be tracking this storm closely into the weekend.


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