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Cold Days Return

Posted By · March 18, 2015 at 3:17 am

Well, it was nice while it lasted! Our temperatures have really taken a big drop since day before yesterday when we were all in the 70s and rolling the car windows down.

It is cool and crisp this morning and our sunshine will quickly give way to cloud cover and highs right around 49 degrees later today.  The cloud cover lingers around Thursday with areas of sprinkles and showers making it feel cold and raw.  Remember, the state of Indiana will conduct a statewide tornado drill Thursday at 10:15am and 7:35pm. It’s a good time for your school, business or church to have a tornado plan in mind in the morning and a plan for home in the evening.

Spring comes in with the Vernal Equinox Friday at 6:45pm and marks the beginning of astronomical spring.  Saturday sees a jump to the low 60s and then another drop in temperatures Sunday.


On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1933 : At Indianapolis, the record precipitation amount for the date is set at 2.03 inches.


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St. Patrick’s Day

Posted By · March 17, 2015 at 4:28 am


Happy St.Patrick’s Day! We won’t have the warm day we did yesterday but temperatures will be around where we would expect for this time of year. The passage of a cold front this morning has brought in a colder air mass for St. Patrick’s Day. Temperatures will mainly be in the 40s for the parade so stand in the sun and be prepared for a cool wind!

Look for a start in the 20s Wednesday morning with increasing cloud cover, with temperatures in the 20s. Expect more clouds than sun, with a high close to 50 degrees. We continue to keep a chance of showers in the Thursday forecast, though there is some uncertainty regarding timing and amount of moisture. .

Spring comes in officially Friday at 6:45pm. It’ll fee like spring to start the weekend with temperatures returning to the upper 50s Saturday.


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What A Day!

Posted By · March 16, 2015 at 5:57 am

What a great day ahead! Already we are off to a nice start and it looks like, if we reach a high of 73, that this will be the warmest day since late October. If you are wondering, yes, the high will be over 20 degrees above normal and close to the record high of 79 set in 1945. Hang on to your hat because we will feel gusty winds out of the southwest.

A cold front comes in tomorrow to cool our high temperatures for St. Patrick’s Day. Temperatures should warm to the low 50s with intervals of clouds and sunshine. The wind shift to the north may help drag down some lake effect sprinkles or showers… but we’re not anticipating much precipitation at this point.

Look for rain to move in Thursday and Friday.


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Out With Fog, In With Sunshine

Posted By · March 12, 2015 at 7:04 am


What a day! Fog has settled in over much of Indiana again and north and east of Indy, there is a Dense Fog Advisory until 9 am. Still….we are going to see a beautiful afternoon as temperatures move up more than 10 degrees above average with a high of 61 degrees. Yesterday, we saw the temperature climb to 64 degrees.

Rain starts to move in late tonight and tomorrow and looks to deliver an inch or two in spots through Saturday midday.

Despite the wet weather highs will still be in the mid-50s both days and we’ll enjoy a really nice Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Lows Sunday morning will be near freezing but a quick warm up into the middle 50s is expected. The warmest day of the current forecast is Monday. We expect highs well into the 60s and possibly our warmest day since early November.

High temperatures drop by about 20 degrees by Tuesday, with forecast highs in the 40s.


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Slow Weekend Warming

Posted By · March 6, 2015 at 5:14 am

It is REALLY cold out there this morning.Many towns are below freezing now and others in the single digits. The record in Indianapolis is -6 set in 1960.

Wear your warmest today because our wind chills are in the 0 to -10 range. The sun will help push our highs today back to near 30 degrees during the afternoon. Look for no snow and temperatures in the 20s as high school teams around Indiana play in the sectional finals in 64 sites around the state.

The major weather pattern change begins tomorrow with highs around 40 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1961 : Kokomo…A tornado picked up a mobile home and hurled it into a 2 story home at 6:50 am. One person was killed.


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Posted By · March 5, 2015 at 3:28 am

The snow and slick conditions are causing some problems in southern Indiana today, but overall, the Indy Metro area totally missed the snow storm that has caused real problems in Kentucky. Look for partly sunny skies this morning but still a very cold day.

We are forecasting near record cold on Friday morning, with lows near 0. The record is -1 in 1978. There will be lots of sun on Friday, with highs around 28 degrees. The outlook, beginning this weekend, will be warmer and our highs will be near 40 degrees this weekend, with a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday and Sunday. Remember daylight saving time begins on Sunday, as we turn our clocks ahead one hour.

Milder is on the way for next week. It will feel like Spring, with highs in the 50s on Tuesday and Wednesday. In fact, we are calling for a high of 58 by the middle of the week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1897 : At Indianapolis, the record precipitation amount for the date is set at 3.06 inches.


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Winter Storm South

Posted By · March 4, 2015 at 6:06 am

Rain has been falling this morning but as temperatures drop, we will see rain changing to snow especially south of Indy. Look for heavy snow, more than 5 inches falling mainly this afternoon, from Columbus on south to Kentucky. Snow amounts would be an inch or two in the Metro area of Indy, if even that, but the farther south you live. the more snow you will receive. Travel will become dangerous, if not impossible, along the Ohio River tonight into Thursday.

Watch for icy spots around the area as temperatures drop all day. We anticipate another slow commute Thursday morning with lows nearing the single digits.

A quieter weather pattern arrives for the weekend, with highs near 40. Even milder air is on the way for next week.
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Milder Now, Snow Later

Posted By · February 25, 2015 at 5:39 am

Not quite as cold this morning, but we will see this cold weather stick with us into next week. Our high today reaches the mid 20s.

Look for another chance for snow tonight and Thursday. This system will bring the chance for an inch or 2 of snow to central Indiana. Some of the latest computer models show that there could be some slick spots for the morning rush hour tomorrow.

Look for highs to roll back into the teens by Thursday and Friday. You can expect near record low temperatures on Friday morning. We have -3 in the forecast and the record is -7 in 1963. The record low for Saturday is 2 in 1993 and we are forecasting that one to fall, with forecast lows near -6 degrees.

Highs will reach the mid 30s by Sunday but… you can also expect a bit of snow/wintry mix in the forecast . Looks like March will come in like a cold lamb!


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