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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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Feb
27

Weekend Winter Storm System Update

Posted By · February 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to analyze a winter storm system for Sunday.  There is enough moisture for 4-6 inches of snow, if it stays all snow.  The latest analysis continues to show some warmer air wrapping into this weather system on Sunday afternoon especially from Indianapolis south.  We are going with a forecast of 2-4 inches of snow along I-70, with a  band of 4-6 inches from near Lafayette to Kokomo to Peru and Marion.  Totals will be in the range of 1-2 inches across southern Indiana.  This is a still developing storm system and there will be updates on timing and totals.  Here is an early look at timing and totals.

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Feb
26

More Arctic Air and Weekend Preview

Posted By · February 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

The big weather story will be the cold.  Temperatures have already dropped in to the single digits in a few places and we are forecasting low temperatures tonight in the range of -4 to 0 from Indianapolis north and in the range of 0 to 4 south.  Wind chills will near -10 to -20 and a wind chill advisory is in effect north of Indianapolis until 11am Friday.

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Friday will be frigid, with highs only in the teens.  We are forecasting record breaking cold for Saturday morning.  The record is 2 in 1993 and we have -6 in the forecast.

High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.

After some sun early Saturday, clouds will increase Saturday afternoon.  We are tracking a developing weather system for the end of the weekend.  Right now we are timing the snow to arrive around 11pm Saturday.  The snow may mix with sleet or freezing rain on Sunday.  We do expect some accumulations of snow.  We will keep you updated on the timing and the totals.  Here is an early look at the timing.  Remember how much snow depends on the potential for warmer air wrapping into the system.  If it doesn’t warm, snow totals will be on the higher.

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We will have updates on the track, timing and totals for this latest winter weather system.

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Feb
26

Frigid Friday and Weekend Wintry Mess

Posted By · February 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

There will be a few lingering flurries and snow showers Thursday evening.  The bigger weather story will be the cold.  We are forecasting low temperatures tonight in the range of -4 to 0 from Indianapolis north and in the range of 0 to 4 south.   There is a wind chill advisory is in effect for the northern half of central Indiana until 11am Friday, with wind chills near -15 degrees.

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Friday will be frigid, with highs only in the teens.  We are forecasting record breaking cold for Saturday morning.  The record is 2 in 1993 and we have -6 in the forecast.  High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.

After some sun early Saturday, clouds will increase Saturday afternoon.  We are tracking a developing weather system for the end of the weekend.  Right now we are timing the snow to arrive around 11pm Saturday.  The snow may mix with sleet or freezing rain on Sunday.  We do expect some accumulations of snow.  We will keep you updated on the timing and the totals.  Here is an early look at the timing with FutureTrak13.

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That system moves out and the next one arrives Monday night into Tuesday.  This one looks warmer, so we have rain in the forecast for Tuesday.  Colder air returns for the end of next week, with a few flurries on Wednesday and light snow chances on Thursday.

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Feb
25

Light Snow Update and Another Arctic Blast

Posted By · February 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Light snow will continue to move into central Indiana Wednesday night and snow showers stay in the forecast for Thursday.  We are not forecasting a lot of snow, but most of central Indiana will have a dusting of new snow with a few places north and northwest of Indianapolis closer to 2 inches.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.  The timing is a bit tricky, as there will be a few snow showers for the Thursday morning commute.  There will also be bursts of snow Thursday afternoon and evening, as the arctic air arrives.

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Highs on Thursday will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.

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We will really feel that arctic chill Friday morning through Saturday morning.  Low temperatures are forecast below zero both mornings and at record breaking levels on Saturday morning.  Highs on Friday will only be in the teens.

We are tracking a developing weather system for the end of the weekend.  Right now, snow is forecast to start falling early Sunday morning.  Snow and a wintry mix are possible throughout the day on Sunday, with accumulations possible.  It is a bit too early for totals, but we will keep you updated.  You can see the system developing on Saturday to our SW with FutureTrak13.

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The forecast for early next week isn’t easy either.  There will be snow, rain and ice chances Monday through Wednesday.  Our weather pattern stays active over the next 7 days.

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Feb
25

Snow Chances and Record Breaking Cold Return

Posted By · February 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Sunshine helped warm central Indiana into the upper 20s and lower 30s Wednesday afternoon.  The weather pattern will change for the colder for the end of the week.  As an arctic front arrives, there will be some snow showers and a temperature drop.

Light snow is forecast to arrive Wednesday night and snow showers stay in the forecast for Thursday.  We are not forecasting a lot of snow, but most of central Indiana will have a dusting of new snow with a few places north and northwest of Indianapolis closer to 2 inches.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.  The timing is a bit tricky, as there will be a few snow showers for the Thursday morning commute.

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Arctic air arrives too, with temperatures for highs on Thursday in the upper teens and lower 20s.

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We will really feel that arctic chill Friday morning through Saturday morning.  Low temperatures are forecast below zero both mornings and at record breaking levels on Saturday morning.  Highs on Friday will only be in the teens.

We are tracking a developing weather system for the end of the weekend.  Right now, snow is forecast to start falling early Sunday morning.  Snow and a wintry mix are possible throughout the day on Sunday, with accumulations possible.  It is a bit too early for totals, but we will keep you updated.  You can see the system developing on Saturday to our SW with FutureTrak13.

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The forecast for early next week isn’t easy either.  There will be snow, rain and ice chances Monday through Wednesday.  Our weather pattern stays active over the next 7 days.

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Feb
20

Winter Storm Update

Posted By · February 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a developing winter storm.  A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana until 7pm Saturday.  It is a winter weather advisory for Logansport, Peru, Marion and Hartford City.  We are forecasting a widespread 3-6 inch snowfall for central Indiana.  We do think most of central Indiana will be on the high end of that range.  The totals will be closer to 3-4 for Lafayette to Kokomo and Marion.  We have 1-3 inch snowfall potential for Bedford, Seymour and North Vernon due to the potential for freezing rain.  This is where this winter storm gets tricky.  There should be a layer of warmer air above the surface changing the snow to freezing rain across the southern part of the state.  We will watch this closely and adjust snowfall potential if needed.

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The winter storm is arriving on schedule.  The leading edge was in SW Indiana at 10pm.  We are still forecasting the heaviest snow from about midnight through 7am.  Travel will be difficult through at least Saturday afternoon.  Allow extra time and remember your winter safety kit if you have travel plans for Saturday.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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From snow to 2 rounds of arctic air, it is cold and snowy 7 day forecast.

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Feb
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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