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Posted By · December 9, 2013 at 7:50 am

Wow! What a morning in Central Indiana today. We have had more than 100 school delays or closings, due primarily to slick roads. Highs will stay below freezing so be careful when driving or walking on slick spots.

Tonight, expect a little snow…1 to 2 inches is possible thru much of the area with the heavier amounts falling south. Look for the snow to fall after 11 pm in Indy and end during the Tuesday morning rush hour.

The week ahead looks mainly cool, with Thursday’s high only 22 degrees. Another round of light snow could come in Friday night and Saturday.

In case you are wondering, check out these Indianapolis snow statistics.

Since December 1st.   4.7″

Average snow               1.1″

Above averge by  3.6 inches so far this mornth!

Have a great day,

Chuck Lofton

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Typical fall day

Posted By · November 4, 2013 at 10:23 am


Hi all,


The sun is shining in many parts of the area but this is going to be, pretty much, an average November day. Look for a mixture of sun and clouds with a high of 58. The average high is…58!


We’ll keep it dry for folks needing to rake leaves or mow the lawn today and tomorrow, but a change is on the way. A vigorous system bringing rain to the central plains moves into Indiana late Tuesday night and Wednesday. Look for an all-day rain with highs in the low 60s, the warmest temperatures of the week.


Below , a look at projected rain amounts by 11pm Wednesday…and the 7 day outlook.


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Wicked Halloween For Weather

Posted By · October 31, 2013 at 7:37 am

Halloween is here and so are the storms….

As early as 5 am, winds were gusting to 30 mph or close to that in places like Peru and Bloomington. Most of the morning rain has been light to moderate but steady.

 For planning for the day….the roughest weather will mainly occur between 3 and 8 pm. Out of the state by 11 pm.

When Angela Buchman is on Eyewitness News tonight, gusts will be at peak and rain will fall during the entire evening rush hour.
Here are the “Big 3″ things to remember today …

1. Rain will be heavy. 1″-2″ possible.
2. Winds will be gusty. Up to 40 mph gusts likely.
3. Slight risk of severe weather with the biggest threats being heavy rain and high winds.
Most towns have cancelled trick or treat for tonight and with good reason, the worst of the storms would be when kids would be outside.
Friday looks good with highs in the upper 50s with sun. Be careful and hang in there, it will get better tomorrow!

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Beautiful October Weekend

Posted By · October 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

What a busy weekend in Indiana, from the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County, to homecoming at Butler and Ball State, to the Circle City Classic, thousands will be out this weekend.

Right now, it looks like the weather will cooperate with temperatures in the 70s and mainly dry weather.  We do have a chance for some showers late Saturday and Sunday as a weak cold front moves into Indiana. Rain amounts, generally, should be below one half inch.

Next week, temperatures remain in the 70s but a big cool down comes mid week as a cold front drops daily highs in the 60s.


Tonight:   Clear and mild                                                      Low 58

Saturday: Sun gives way to clouds, Evening rain      High 78

Sunday :   Partly sunny and a bit cooler                        High 72

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Is This Really October?

Posted By · October 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

No question about it, the month of October has arrived. The cool air is here in the morning, but recent days have brought warmer air in the afternoon. Yesterday we topped 70 and for the rest of the week look for above average highs.

Think about it, the opening of the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, the throngs in Brown County and homecoming at Butler and Ball State University. All of these events will be held with temperatures in the upper 70s. Sweatshirts not required!

Rain comes into the picture late Saturday and into next week.


Today       74

Thursday 76

Friday        78

Saturday   77

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Posted By · September 16, 2013 at 5:26 am

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Beautiful Days Ahead, A Little Warmer Too

By · September 16, 2013 at 4:05 am

Our taste of fall continues this week, with a splash of summer mixed in!  We’re still officially in summer by the way.

Overnight scattered showers pushed through Central Indiana.  These are the “official” rain totals from local airports.  Let us know how much you got in your backyard by leaving a comment below.

rain totals

Highs will reach the low to mid 70s today with a mix of sun and clouds.

Each day this week we add a few degrees to the temp, and by Wednesday we’ll be back in the low 80s.  Starting Wednesday, scattered showers and storms are possible, and will last through Friday.  As of right now the weekend looks dry with highs in the 70s.  We’ll keep you posted if that changes.

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Labor Day Memories, Then & Now

Posted By · August 27, 2013 at 6:21 am

When I was a boy, growing up north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, Labor Day was a big deal.  My family made the 10 minute trek to the Illinois Beach State Park to enjoy the beach, the sandwiches and the last remnants of summer in the Chicagoland area.

It was always a fun time, sometimes meeting my friends ,the Hertzbergs and Sternbergs to have fun around the sand or meeting new people who drove north from the city to enjoy the fresh Lake Michigan breeze. I have no proof, none whatsover, but I always felt it was very hot on that weekend.  I also remember laughing a lot…laughing at the unfortunate souls who would run, in a mad dash twoard the blue water,  only to find that the west shore of the lake is always freezing cold, always.  Nobody swam much, but everyone had fun, especially me, since it was one of the few days I got to spend with my father, who seemed to always get that day off from work.

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday and that you find a resting place near a nice body of water!
Take a look at the hottest week of the year and the warm temps headed into Labor Day: Every day from today through Monday will be in the low 90s. Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week at 94 and we have a chance for thunderstorms Wednesday and Saturday.

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Changes Are Here

Posted By · July 31, 2013 at 7:32 am

Have you been outside this morning? It is a misty and drizzly Wednesday but it won’t be a washout, as the afternoon is mainly dry with just a brief shower and a high in the upper 70s. The road to the Indiana State Fair will be wet on Friday afternoon and early Saturday but overall fantastic with highs in the upper 70s. Last year we were in the 90s for the first four days of August.

By the way, not only is Friday the first day of the State Fair but it is also Band Day. It actually is my favorite day at the Fair because I love the high school bands giving it their all while I sit in the grandstand enjoying a rib-eye sandwich and enjoying the pleasant breeze. Even though we will probably see plenty of showers in the afternoon, I can’t wait!

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