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01

October Changes Coming

Posted By · October 1, 2014 at 3:21 am

Happy October 1st! It is brisk in Indiana this morning and more than a few of you will need a jacket today. Remember too, areas of fog are dotting the area this morning.

Highs today will warm up to the mid 70s, about 3 degrees above average.  Rain chances arrive on Thursday.  The heaviest rain will fall Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.  A few storms are possible too.

The rain and storms are associated with a cold front and there is more cold air on the way.  Temperatures will only be in the 60s, with lingering rain on Friday.

Saturday will be damp and cool, with highs only in the 50s.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Sunday, with highs only in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  A few more showers may develop later Sunday and rain chances are in the forecast on Monday.

This cool and unsettled weather patter will linger through next week. Looks like Autumn is really almost here!

INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

In 1977 strong storms moved into the Crawfordsville area, dumping 6 inches of rain and causing nearly 5 million dollars worth of damage to crops.

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Sep
30

Enjoy It While It Lasts!

Posted By · September 30, 2014 at 3:20 am

Enjoy this beautiful day. It will take a while to warm up, but with sunshine and a plesant north wind, we’ll reach the low 70s this afternoon.

More 80 degree warmth is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday.  A stronger weather system arrives later Thursday, bringing some wet weather Thursday with some heavier rain, possibly Thursday night.  Much cooler air is on the way too.

Friday will be cloudy and damp, with highs in the 60s.  With more clouds than sun and the core of the cooler air over central Indiana on Saturday, high temperatures will only be in the range of 55-60 degrees.

Morning temperatures will drop into the upper 30s on Sunday morning and highs will only reach the lower 60s on Sunday afternoon.

ON THIS DAY IN 1899 IN INDIANAPOLIS….

The earliest fall freeze record is set with a low of 30 degrees. The record is tied again in 1993.

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Sep
26

Summer In September

Posted By · September 26, 2014 at 3:18 am

Can this possibly be September? At a time when the average high usually struggles to reach 73, we are in store for an above average, dry, beautiful weekend and for that matter, most of next week. Look for a high today to reach 79 with some of you hitting the 80 degree mark. The calendar says autumn, but this will be a late August-like next several days.

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The weekend forecast includes more sunshine and highs near 80 degrees too.  In fact, we don’t notice a change in this quiet weather pattern until maybe Thursday of next week.

We will be tracking a transition to a colder, more active weather pattern.  The active part will come first, as rain chances return toward the end of next week.  The chill will follow.  We will keep you updated on the timing of this big weather pattern change, but until then enjoy the sunshine and 80 degrees.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1976 : A tornado touched down in Seymour and killed one person.
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Sep
25

Is This Really Autumn?

Posted By · September 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

Here we go again! Yesterday the high in Indy reached 76, 2 degrees above average. Now, we continue a warm streak that will have high temperatures above average, every single day, into the middle of next week. Don’t expect much relief if you suffer from allergy issues. The pollen count is still in the medium category due to ragweed.

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More sunshine is in the forecast for today and Friday, with a high in Indianapolis of 78 degrees.

It will stay this warm into the weekend, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  A few clouds enter the picture on Sunday and Monday, but right now our weather pattern stays dry until later next week.

Right now we have the forecast dry through Wednesday. the exception could be a brief shower or thunderstorm chances late Monday. We do expect a big weather pattern change toward the end of next week, with rain chances and a big temperature drop.  Stay tuned as we fine tune the timing of this big change next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1891 : At Indianapolis, the record high temperature for the date is set at 92 degrees.

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Sep
24

Summer In September?

Posted By · September 24, 2014 at 3:17 am

Well, get ready. The calendar says autumn but we are back to summertime highs for the next week. Look for a protracted warming trend into next week!

Without rain, the pollen count remains moderate so if you are an allergy sufferer, break out the tissues.  No rain to knock the pollen down until next week.

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Today’s forecast is sunny and a bit warmer, with highs around 76 degrees. The average high is 74 degrees for the end of September and we will be above that average through the weekend. Enjoy the change, October weather will catch up with us before we know!

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Highs temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Thursday through Monday. Our next best chance of rain comes from rain surging from the Gulf of Mexico. If this holds together and stays on the same path, rain chances will return late Monday.

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Sep
19

Prepping For A Great Weekend

Posted By · September 19, 2014 at 3:29 am

It is a gorgeous morning out there and despite the chill this should, overall be a great time to be outside, not just today, but for most of the weekend.

Many of our evenings the past few weeks have been blast furnace hot for Operation Football.Not this week, we’re looking for magnificent conditions for high school play tonight. You can see all the highlights with Dave, Rich and Jason tonight at 11:00pm.
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We’re still targeting Saturday as our warmest day for some time.  Under a bright sky and with a southwest wind highs will easily top 80 degrees.  As a front moves thru Indiana, look for a few sprinkles or rain late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.Sunday afternoon looks nice, so don’t cancel plans due to the weather.  Canadian high pressure promptly spreads in across the Ohio Valley after this front and blankets the region for much of next week… resulting in several days of sunshine and comfortable conditions.
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In Jacksonville Sunday it’s the battle of good versus evil as the Colts take on the Jaguars. A chance for a thunderstorm with highs in the 80s as the Colts seek the first win of the season.
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Sep
18

Warming Trend For End Of Summer

Posted By · September 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

It is going to be a fantastic day , weatherwise , in Indiana today. As we take in the last days of summer, the fresh air comes in all day, with highs finally back into the 70s by this afternoon. Some parts of the state are dealing with fog this morning, but it doesn’t appear  to be as widespread as yesterday.

We move into a sunny and mild stretch of weather through the start of the weekend.  Thursday and Friday will be sunny, with highs in the lower and middle 70s.  Temperatures warm back into the lower 80s to start the weekend on Saturday.

Saturday will be sunny and warm, but we are tracking the chance for showers and a few storms on Sunday.

More cool air arrives early next week, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  Fall officially begins Monday night and it will feel like it, with temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than average.

On this day in 1972, baseball sized hail fell in Dover Indiana.

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Sep
17

Fall Feel Stays

Posted By · September 17, 2014 at 3:11 am

We begin this day with areas of dense fog. That will burn off by mid morning, but it will be another chilly day in Indiana for this time of year. It will be another cooler than average day, with highs in the range of 65-70 degrees. The average high is 78 degrees. We get closer to that average by Friday and Saturday.

We’re looking for sunshine and beautiful weather for Thursday through Saturday, along with a gradual warming trend. Highs will be in the lower 70s on Thursday, the middle 70s on Friday and in the lower 80s on Saturday.

The weekend will end with rain chances on Sunday.Those showers actually come courtesy the remnants of Hurricane Odile, a rare thing indeed that storm remnants from the Baja affect Indiana. Fall begins on Monday September 22 at 10:29pm. There will be another round of cooler air too, just in time for Fall to begin. High temperatures fall back into the 60s early next week.
In 1969, the record rain total for the day was established with 1.07″.

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