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Big Changes Coming

Posted By · April 14, 2014 at 3:23 am

We don’t want to make you feel bad, but this flirtation with summer is now, officially, over.  To refresh your memory, we hit 78 Saturday and 75 Sunday making this past weekend the warmest weekend of 2014 so far. In fact, when the Indy Eleven kicked the ball at the start of the game with Carolina, it was 73 degrees…at 7:45 in the evening!

Lots of rain falling in Central Indiana this morning but most of the severe weather is in Tennessee and Mississippi this morning. Look for occasional showers and a brief thunderstorm today as temperatures slowly fall all day. Tonight, a few snowflakes could be mixed in with rain but no accumulation will occur.

Lows Tuesday morning will be in the 20s and highs will struggle to return to the 40s. A widespread frost/freeze appears likely Wednesday morning as clouds clear and the wind diminishes.

This also marks a turning point, as the air mass quickly modifies and temperatures return to normal Thursday. The average high is 64.


2006, Severe storms in Indy produced winds of 85 mph.


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Palm Sunday Beauty, Early Week Chill!

Posted By · April 13, 2014 at 8:54 am

Good morning! It will be a beautiful Palm Sunday in Central Indiana today as temperatures will reach the upper 70s, nearly 15 degrees above average for this time of year.
In the meantime, colder weather is poised to come back. After rain and thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow a cold blast enters Indiana. Look for rain and even a few snowflakes mixed in Monday night and a cold high of just 44 on Tuesday. Back to the average high, the low 60s by Thursday.

You know, Central Indiana has seen all kinds of weather at this time of year…for instance, on this date in 1994, the Vermillion River in Vermillion County recorded a record flood, over 14 feet above flood stage.



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Rain Out, Warmth In!

Posted By · April 11, 2014 at 4:54 am

Hi everyone,

Did you enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday? It was a day when smiling faces were in abundance due to the warm southerly breeze. The roads are wet this morning, but it will get better…promise!

The rain and thunderstorms will move east this morning and leave us with a beautiful afternoon. Look for a high of 65 later today, the average high is 62. Temps jump to the mid 70s this weekend with an isolated shower tomorrow and a chance for showers possible Sunday. Temps will cool into the 50s next week. In fact, look for a significant downturn in temperatures with every single day of the week, into Friday with below average high temperatures.

By the way, temperatures in the 50s for the Race For The Cure tomorrow morning and low 70s for the start of the Indy Eleven game.



On This Day In Indiana Weather History : The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, the deadliest in state history. 10 tornadoes struck 18 counties in the north and central parts of the state. Seven of the tornadoes were killers, and between 4:45 pm to a little after 6:30 pm, they left 137 dead and 1724 injured.

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A Great Pattern

Posted By · April 10, 2014 at 5:44 am

If you like it warmer than today is your day.  Highs today reach 70 degrees for the first time since mid-October.  Much of today sunny, but an approaching cool front will trigger a line of rain and thunder tonight. 


It’s subject to change, but early call for arrival time in the Indianapolis metro is between 6pm and 8pm.  We don’t anticipate severe weather, but a rain or lightning delay is possible if you plan to attend the Indianapolis Indians home opener. Make sure you bring a raincoat with you just in case.

 Mild weather into the weekend with highs in the 70s both days.  A slower arrival time on the next front to impact the region will lead to a good portion of Sunday being dry. 

We really don’t need any more rain, we have already had nearly 3 ½ inches of rain so far this month already.

 On this day in Indiana Weather History

2001 : Bedford…Two inch diameter hail falls.

Here is a look at the forecast heading into a fantastic weekend….





                       HIGH: 70


                      LOW: 42


                              HIGH : 70


SATURDAY:   SUNNY AND PLEASANT                                          70

SUNDAY:        SUNNY ,CLOUDS, SHOWER                                   72


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Winter Is Still Here

Posted By · March 25, 2014 at 7:31 am

Snow showers are likely for the drive to work this morning, though most accumulations should be light and less than one inch.

Keep in mind that some untreated surfaces could be slick in heavier showers.  Use caution early Tuesday before snow tapers to flurries by midday.

In the meantime, if you want warmer weather, hang in there, we’ll be back up to the 50s Friday and the 60s Sunday. Overall for the NCAA tournament, dry and improving weather.


On this day in Central Indiana Weather History…

1913 : From the 25th to the 29th…the flood of record occurs along the White and East Fork White rivers. The White River crested up to 20 feet above flood stage at Indianapolis and Centerton. The East Fork crested up to 27 feet above flood stage.

Here is your forecast.

                                Chuck Lofton’s Skytrak 13 Forecast

                                   Tuesday, March 25, 2014


TODAY: Cloudy, windy and cold with some morning snow showers

Northwest wind 10-35 mph

HIGH: 35

TONIGHT:   Partly cloudy, cool

Northeast wind 10-15 mph


TOMORROW  Sunny and cold

HIGH: 39


THURSDAY:           Periods of  rain                          48

FRIDAY:                  Sun, clouds, shower                  55

SATURDAY:            Sunny skies                               53

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Slowly Getting Better!

Posted By · March 13, 2014 at 6:45 am

It is a cold, cold in Indianapolis this morning. Our high today, 15 degrees below average at 36. Not to worry, we’ll see temperatures jump into the upper 50s tomorrow. That is perfect weather for the thousands of folks headed to Indianapolis for both the Big 10 Mens Basketball Tournament and Comic Con. Remember, the weekend looks dry, but temperatures drop again Sunday.

Let’s talk snow real qucikly….

With the light snow yesterday, the Snow Year from July 1st until now, so far, has Indianpollis at 55.1″ of snow. Here is how that ranks all time.

1981-82  58.2″

1977-78  57.9″

2013-14  55.1″

1995-96   51.7″

Have a wonderful day!

Chuck Lofton

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Posted By · March 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

Be prepared for a wonderful day in Indiana today as we
keep temperatures right around 60 late today. Today and tomorrow will be the nicest days of the year so far. Also, today will be the first time over 60 since February 20th. Oddly
enough, despite the warm days we are tracking a storm
that could, at this point bring snow in late Tuesday
and early Wednesday.

Though uncertainty remains on storm track and
intensity, it does appear at least a few inches of snow
will be likely for the Indianapolis metro… with
possibly higher amount falling between Fort Wayne and
Indianapolis. We’re calling for the Indy Metro to get 1-2 inches while others
north could see 2-4 inches of snow.  Stay tuned to WTHR for further updates.



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A Bit Better

Posted By · February 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

It could be much worse. The winter storm along the east coast stretches from Atlanta to Boston and there are numerous flight cancellations at Indianapolis International. In fact, lots of cancellations to places like Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia and all New York area airports. This morning, we will start with sunshine and end with increasing clouds. Forecast highs are in the 30s and above freezing for much of central Indiana.

The clouds that arrive later Thursday will be associated with our next chance for snow. Right now we have light snow in the Valentine’s Day forecast, mainly in the early morning. Some of the latest analysis shifts the steadiest snow south.

There is another chance for light snow later Saturday. It will be rain and not snow on Monday, with highs in the 40s. We should have several days in the 40s next week, as we finally make it out of the deep freeze.

TODAY:      Partly sunny skies, warmer

                          Southeast winds 5-10 mph

                         HIGH: 26

TONIGHT:     Partly cloudy, not as cold                       

                         Southwest wind 5-10

                          LOW: 23

TOMORROW  Cloudy, a chance for a bit of light snow in the early morning



SATURDAY:       Cloudy, chance for light snow       26

SUNDAY:            Partly sunny                                   32

MONDAY:           Rain, warmer                                 43

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