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Slow Warming Will Come!

Posted By · April 23, 2014 at 3:59 am

Wow, it is cold outside this morning with many of you experiencing temps in the 30s today. Believe it or not, despite the chill, we’ll start to warm up, beginning tomorrow.

 Not quite as windy today  The average high is 66 degrees.  Look for a high of 62 today with lots of sunshine.


 Warmer air arrives tomorrow.  Highs will be in the low 70s  degrees on Thursday and Friday.  A line of showers and storms is forecast to move through central Indiana late Thursday through early Friday.  This means most of the daylight hours of both days will be dry.


On This Date in 1978

: Near Lafayette…A tornado causes extensive damage to 22 mobile homes.

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Ups And Downs This Week

Posted By · April 21, 2014 at 4:33 am


A beautiful day today but changes are on the way later this afternoon.

Clouds will increase through the afternoon with a mild south wind allowing temperatures to climb into the low 70s. There is a chance of scattered showers by afternoon and rain will be likely by evening. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible, although no severe weather is expected.

Rain will be out of Central Indiana by mid morning Tuesday. It will be cooler thanks to the cold front, with a high in the low 60s.

The skies will clear out by Tuesday evening with temperatures falling into the upper 30s. Patchy frost will be possible but a nice rebound will take place by afternoon with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 50.

The 70s return on Thursday and Friday but so does the rain. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely by Thursday night.

Cooler air returns for the weekend. Daypart

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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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