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A Blustery Valentine’s Day

Posted By · February 14, 2015 at 7:21 am

It will be a blustery Valentine’s Day as an Arctic Front blasts across the Great Lakes. A few snow showers will be likely this morning and snow could be intense at times. Light snow accumulations will be possible, especially in northeast central Indiana. Lake enhanced snow will be possible throughout the afternoon and evening. It will be a windy day, causing reduced visibility with blowing snow. The cold front will usher in bitter cold conditions, causing temperatures to crash into the low teens by late afternoon. Wind gusts will be from 30 to 40 mph this afternoon.


A Wind Chill Advisory goes into effect tonight for all of central Indiana and will continue through Sunday morning. Wind chill values will be running 15 to 20 below zero. If you are heading out tonight to celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure to dress in layers.

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Overnight lows will fall into the low single digits by morning.


A gradual clearing will arrive Sunday afternoon with temperatures only climbing into the mid teens.


There is a chance of a few light snow showers Monday morning for south central Indiana, otherwise, it will be partly sunny with highs in the low 20s.

There is another chance of light snow on Wednesday with frigid cold air pushing in again.


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Spring-Like Today, Winter Returns Monday

Posted By · February 8, 2015 at 6:58 am

Another mild February day is in store before changes push in later tonight.

Temperatures soared into the mid 50s yesterday afternoon in Indianapolis.  While it didn’t break any records, it was close to 20 degrees above normal.  It won’t be quite as warm today, due to the cloud cover.


Temperatures have been holding steady in the upper 40s and low 50s this morning across central Indiana.   Afternoon highs will climb into the low 50s this afternoon with breezy winds out of the southwest.  Rain chances move in this afternoon with better chances of rain by late afternoon.  A tenth to two tenths of an inch of rain will be possible and many areas will stay dry.    this afternoon sunday 10am SUNDAY 5PM

As temperatures tumble tonight, precipitation could change over from rain to light snow, mainly after midnight.  Overnight lows will fall into the upper 20s.

Winter-like conditions return Monday with temperatures struggling to climb into the mid 30s.  Wind chill values will be in the low 20s.

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Another chance of rain returns on Wednesday with a chance of flurries on Thursday.


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Spring-Like Again Sunday

Posted By · February 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

It was a gorgeous February day, feeling more like spring!  Temperatures soared into the mid 50s this afternoon in Indiana and points south.  Where more snow pack remained in place in north central Indiana, temperatures struggled to climb into the low 40s.


The mild conditions will continue through the weekend.  Another weather system will move in closer this evening, allowing cloud coverage to increase.  It will be breezy with winds gusting up to 25 mph.  Temperatures will only fall to 40 degrees.


Sunday morning will be quiet with increasing chances of rain by afternoon.  Scattered showers will be possible with around a tenth of an inch of rain possible.  Many areas will remain dry Sunday.


Temperatures will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s.


There is a chance of a mix of rain to snow late Sunday night, as colder air arrives.  Any precipitation will be out of the area by early Monday morning.

A dry pattern takes over Monday and Tuesday with the next chance of rain returning Wednesday.



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Mild Air Arrives, Chance of Rain Sunday

Posted By · February 7, 2015 at 6:24 am

Mild air will move in for the weekend with above normal temperatures.  High pressure will bring a quiet and dry Saturday with winds out of the southwest.  Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s, with temperatures running ten degrees above normal.


It will be a mild evening with winds gusting around 25 mph overnight.  Temperatures will only fall to 40 degrees.

Rain chances return Sunday afternoon.  At this point, rain will be mainly scattered with many areas staying dry.  It will still be a breezy day with winds out of the southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 40s.


As temperatures fall late Sunday night, a wintry mix of rain and snow will be possible.  Light snow will be possible after midnight with only light accumulations possible.  Snow will taper off before sunrise with a low in the upper 20s.


A dry pattern returns for a couple of days before another chance of rain returns on Wednesday.


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Winter Storm Arrives

Posted By · January 31, 2015 at 6:42 pm

**A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from a Crawfordsville – Noblesville – Muncie line and points to the north.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Indianapolis and areas along the I-70 corridor.


A Superbowl Sunday storm is taking shape and will arrive this evening.  It will start off as rain and mix with some snow during the overnight.  Temperatures will hover just below the freezing mark with winds out of the southwest.  There will likely be several dry hours overnight.



The storm system will ramp back up Sunday mid morning and continue into Sunday evening.   There is high confidence that heavy snow will fall along a Lafayette – Kokomo – Marion line with those areas receiving 8 to 12 inches of snow by early Monday morning.  There is low confidence right now to the south of that area.  Temperatures will be critical during the course of this storm.


The latest models continue to push warmer air into central Indiana on Sunday, keeping rain around for a good portion of the day.  As colder air wraps in on the back side of this system, rain will likely change back to some snow, more likely by afternoon as temperatures fall.  It looks like it will be a sharp gradient and the line could wiggle 15 to 20 miles farther north or south.


The latest thinking for the Indianapolis metro is around 3” to 6” with more confidence in the lower amounts, at this time.  We are updating the forecast as new data arrives, so please keep checking back for the latest.


Here are some snow totals from a few of the computer data models well use.  At this point, all are keeping lower snow totals in Indy and along the I-70 corridor.


Snow will taper off Monday morning but the Monday morning commute will likely be messy, with blowing and drifting snow an issue.  Temperatures will bottom out in the low teens and single digits and only climb into the upper teens Monday afternoon.

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Weekend Winter Storm

Posted By · January 31, 2015 at 6:54 am

**Winter Storm Warnings go into effect this evening for northern Indiana**


As a winter storm system continues to take shape to our southwest, most of today will be quiet and near normal. Wind will be out of the southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 30s.

A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect this evening for northern Indiana and will continue into Monday morning. A Winter Storm Watch is still in effect for Indianapolis and areas along and north of I-70. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated on the changes in these headlines from the National Weather Service. This is a very tricky forecast, due to the warm nature of this system. The last few runs of the computer data models have warmer air wrapping into the system. The critical line that we need for snow development has been pushing farther north too. So, it looks like rain will mix with snow, helping knock down snow totals. Will it be messy? Yes. Could this change? Absolutely. This system is evolving and we will keep tweaking the forecast for snow totals.



Precipitation will likely start off as some light rain after sunset this evening. As temperatures fall, it will shift over to snow. There will likely be a lull in the snow several hours overnight with snow picking back up again by 5am. The steady snow will continue into the afternoon and rain will likely take over from Indianapolis to areas south. Steady snow will continue from a Lafayette-Tipton – Muncie. This area will see the highest snow totals, from 5” to 9”. Areas to the south of that line could see 2” to 5” of snow. South of the I-70 corridor, it is likely that area will see 2” or less of snow.


Precipitation will taper off late Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday will be a bitter cold day with temperatures starting off near 10 degrees and only climbing into the upper teens.


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A Beautiful Winter Day on Tap

Posted By · January 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The January thaw continues today with mostly sunny skies.   Temperatures will climb 10 degrees above average with a high in the mid 40s.   Winds will be light out of the southeast.


Clouds will increase this evening with temperatures only falling to 30 degrees with a chance of light rain, freezing or snow.


It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday with winds picking up out of the southwest.  Afternoon highs will climb into the low 40s.


Another disturbance will bring a chance of a rain and snow mix on Wednesday with a few flurries possible on Thursday.


The next potential storm system is on track right now to arrive on Sunday evening.  This looks like a stronger system that could bring some accumulating snow.  Your Skytrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated on this developing system.



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Back to Winter Today, Pleasant Monday

Posted By · January 18, 2015 at 7:05 am

After a balmy Saturday where temperatures climbed more than 15 degrees above normal, temperatures return to normal today.  It will be mostly cloudy skies this afternoon and near steady temperatures in the mid 30s. It will still be breezy today with winds out of the west from 10 to 15 mph.

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The last time the Colts played against the Patriots in the AFC Championship in Foxborough was in 2004.  The weather was snowy with temperatures in the mid 30s.

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Today will be a much different scenario with very wet conditions by the 2nd quarter.  Heavy rain will be possible after half time with even a few isolated thunderstorms.  It will be more mild and breezy, with temperatures in the low 40s at kickoff, falling into the mid 30s by games end.

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The skies will clear out some tonight and the winds will relax. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s.


Monday will be a pleasant day with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s under partly sunny skies.

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A more active pattern arrives on Tuesday. A weak clipper system will bring a chance of rain and snow. Temperatures will climb into the low 40s.


A few light snow showers will be possible on Wednesday and Thursday.


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