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Apr
07

Wet Start Today

Posted By · April 7, 2015 at 3:19 am

The NCAA Championship is over in downtown Indy, but rain has moved in now that many fans are leaving town. Look for a damp morning rush hour. Showers started in the area earlier this morning.

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Much of the rain will ease up by 5pm as an upper disturbance departs the state, but there will remain a few showers & storms late day that could pack a punch too.  A new round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move back in again later tonight.  Much like today… it appears the most widespread rain/storm coverage will be early Wednesday.  Wednesday may prove to be mainly dry and quite warm in the mid to upper 70s.

Though Central Indiana is not technically highlighted in a “Slight Risk” or higher category… we believe there will be enough instability at times that warrants your attention to remain weather.

At this time it appears Thursday will provide the highest rain and storm chances, along with severe weather potential Thursday night into Friday morning.  Sadly, that is the opening day for the Indians at beautiful Victory Field.

Look for dry weather for the weekend.

On this day in Indiana Weather History…

1998 NEWPORT…BASEBALL SIZE HAIL FALLS.

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Apr
06

Mild But Wet Week Ahead

Posted By · April 6, 2015 at 3:28 am

Good morning! It’s a big day in Indianapolis with tonight’s NCAA national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium between Duke and Wisconsin. Looks like we could see a shower at any time but we won’t be seeing any all day rain. However, prepare for a shower or thunderstorm at any time today.

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We’re looking at a fairly wet pattern this week with total accumulations amounting to an inch or two by the end of the week.

More rain and thunderstorms will arrive late tonight, mainly after midnight.  Storms could be heavy at times through Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and mild with more rain chances returning late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Daily chances of rain continue through Friday with several dry periods each day. We are looking for a chance for thunderstorms for the Indians home opener on Thursday.

The upcoming weekend looks dry right now with breezy winds on Saturday.  Temperatures will be in the mid 60s.

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Mar
25

Wet Start

Posted By · March 25, 2015 at 3:17 am

It’s a wet morning rush hour as rain falls all over Central Indiana today. The showers have been falling all night and will continue for a few more hours.

There will be some dry hours today and it will be breezy and warmer. Highs will be in the range of 65-70 degrees. The second round of rain and storms arrives later tonight and will linger through early Thursday.

Colder air returns for the end of the week. Highs will fall back into the 40s on Thursday. There will be a few lingering showers too. Highs will only be in the 30s on Friday and Saturday. A few snow showers are possible on Friday too.

On This Date 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.

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Mar
24

A Little Bit Of Everything

Posted By · March 24, 2015 at 3:21 am

We’re starting this day off dry but keeping an eye on radar too. Rain will move into parts of the area this afternoon and continue on and off into tomorrow morning. The second round will be Wednesday night through early Thursday.  Heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible with both rounds of storms.  Look for rain amounts of more than an inch into Thursday morning.

 

It won’t rain all day Wednesday. We do expect some dry hours during the day and we will be in the warm sector of this active weather pattern.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the range warm to 69 in Indianapolis and even warmer around Bloomington and Columbus.

 

More cold air arrives on Thursday and Friday, as highs fall back into the 40s.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1975 : Severe thunderstorm winds overturn planes in Montgomery County and destroy a mobile home in Clinton County.

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Mar
23

Active Pattern This Week

Posted By · March 23, 2015 at 3:16 am

Monday is here and so too, the chance for a little weather later today. The morning will be mainly dry, but we are looking for the possibility of rain and a little sleet with some snowflakes mixed in , later this afternoon.  However we’re advising that you take the umbrella with you to work and school as rain increases by 3pm.  Our highs today will be about 13 degrees below average later today.

 

We are looking at a pretty unstable and active weather pattern this week.  Look for a bit of a warm up Wednesday when highs shoot into the mid-60s.

 

Colder air quickly returns Thursday and marks another stretch of well below normal temperatures.  Highs Friday and Saturday struggle to hit 40 degrees with snow showers possible Friday.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1917 : South of Carlisle…a killer tornado, with a path 1/4 mile wide and 18 miles long killed two and injured 20 others at 1:15 pm.

1913 : A tornado whipped through Prairieton, Gardentown, Terre Haute to near Brazil, killing 21 people and injuring 250 others. Chickens were said to be defeathered, and a baby was reportedly carried by the wind and set down unharmed a block away. A woman reported that bed clothing was drawn off her and up through a fireplace. The storm was followed by flooding.

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Mar
20

Spring Is Coming

Posted By · March 20, 2015 at 6:34 am

Wet roads over many parts of Indiana this morning. As rain moves into Ohio, clouds will break for at least some sunshine later today. It will feel like Spring later today as the seasons officially change at 6:45 pm.

Though it will be windy, look for a nice start to the weekend with sunshine and highs in the 60s on Saturday.

We’ll top out at 50 sunday but we get another slap of a winter chill as the coolest air arrives Sunday night into Monday.  Highs on Monday will only be in the lower 40s.  There is a chance for a few showers on Monday too.

From the National Weather Service:

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1996 : Snowfall amounts of 12 to 18 inches fell on the 19-20th across west central, southwest, and south central Indiana. Winds to 35 mph coupled with the weight of the snow toppled thousands of trees in the Hoosier National Forest and knocked out power to 200,000 residents. Snowdrift left most southern Indiana roads impassable for days.

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Mar
19

Rain Around Today

Posted By · March 19, 2015 at 3:28 am

***Statewide Tornado Drill Thursday 10:15am & 7:35pm***

We have had rain, mainly south of Indianapolis this morning, but it seems the best chance for more widespread rain will be late afternoon into the evening. We will still have a chance for rain early Friday morning then the sun will slowly break out. The sunny afternoon Friday will send our high back into the mid 50s as spring begins at 6:45pm with the vernal equinox.

Saturday looks fantastic with highs in the low 60s. A cold front arrives Saturday evening to drop highs Sunday into the 40s.  Next week is filled with ups and downs although Wednesday should bring a return to the 60s, which most of us will enjoy.  By the way, are you sneezing? Our pollen count continues to climb the next few days.

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1906 : At Indianapolis, the record snowfall for the date is set at 12.1 inches.

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Mar
18

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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