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Mar
05

Warm Up on the Way

Posted By · March 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

Highs will reach the low 30s today with a mix of sun and clouds, and the chance for a few flurries.  However, today is the coldest high in the 7 day forecast, the 50s are coming!

Tonight temps will fall to low 20s.  It will be cold, but not as cold as it has been.

Tomorrow we’re up to the low 40s, and by Friday the mid to upper 40s, a few spots could hit 50!

Our next chance of rain moves in Saturday.

Sunday Daylight Saving Time kicks in, so spring forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  Sunday highs will flirt with the 50 degree mark, and by Monday, the mid 50s are possible.

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Mar
04

Posted By · March 4, 2014 at 3:57 am

A chilly weather pattern will hold across Central Indiana as highs only reach the mid to upper 20s today.  We’ll see partly cloudy skies as temps stay well below our normal high of 47.  The normal low is 29.

Tonight a few flurries are possible after midnight as temps fall into the teens.

Flurries remain in the forecast tomorrow as highs top out around 30 degrees.

Thursday we finally pop above freezing, and by Friday we could be hitting 50!

Saturday there’s a chance of rain, and some showers could turn to light snow late Saturday night.

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Mar
03

From Bitter Cold To Warmer Temps by Friday

Posted By · March 3, 2014 at 4:00 am

Cold air has settled into Central Indiana for the beginning of our week with highs only in the 20s.  Wind chills will make it feel more like 0 to -10 outside.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with highs around 20.

Tonight temps fall to 0, with wind chills as cold as -10.

Our “warm up” begins tomorrow.  We’ll still be below normal with a high of 27, but each day we go up a bit and we’ll hit nearly 50 by Friday.  The normal high this time of year is 46.

Our next chance of rain, and possibly a wintry mix comes Saturday.

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Mar
02

Sunday Afternoon Snow Update

Posted By · March 2, 2014 at 11:27 am

Another round of snow is coming to Central Indiana this afternoon.  It will more than likely impact along and south of I-70.

These are the snow totals we’re expecting by late tonight.  They include the snow totals we’ve already picked up this morning.

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So, how much did we get this morning?

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Late this afternoon/evening the second round of snow moves in.  It will be a close call for snow totals.  This system has been trending south due to drier air moving in from the north and an area of high pressure.  So, we will have to watch exactly how close to I-70 the snow sets up.

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Tonight temps fall into the single digits, and wind chills will feel subzero.

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Monday sunshine is back, but high temps don’t climb very much.

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Want warmth?  We’ve got some in the 7 day!  Check out the much warmer temps that flirt with 50 near the end of the week!

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Mar
02

Sunday Morning Snow Update

Posted By · March 2, 2014 at 5:06 am

Due to a greater influx of colder/drier air and a more southerly cold frontal position across the Ohio River I’ve trended down the snowfall amounts some.  Essentially 3-6″ is the call for the Indianapolis metro and points northward, with a sleet/snow combo of 4-7″ south of I-70 to the Ohio River.

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After waves of precip this morning there may be a “lull” in snowfall before a secondary wave develops later this afternoon.

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This second batch will dictate whether or not the I-70 corridor hits the high side of the forecast.  It’s conceivable this wave may bypass Indy well to the south…which is why I’ve decided to go with slightly higher amounts in southern Indiana where minor ice accretions are possible.  Heavier icing looks to set up south of Ohio River.

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Snow will diminish from north to south this evening, with only flurries expected after midnight north of I-70.  Snow may continue to fall south of the city into predawn Monday morning.

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It’s important to note that even a few inches of snow will go a long way to mess up the roads due to surface temps in the upper teens/lower 20s.

Wind chill values will dip subzero Monday with winds out of the northeast 10-15 mph.

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Mar
01

Saturday Winter Storm Update

Posted By · March 1, 2014 at 6:37 am

A winter storm will move into Central Indiana tonight bringing snow and ice accumulation to the state.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for tonight through Monday morning for all of Central Indiana, but that will more than likely be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as we get closer to tonight.

Here’s a glimpse of snow projections:

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I’ve lowered areas like Kokomo and Lafayette and Marion.  I believe drier air will mix in as we head into Sunday afternoon, so totals will be cut down to 4-7″ of snow.

Most of Central Indiana is in the 6-10″ range, however just south of Bloomington and Columbus ice will be likely dropping snow totals there.  If that line creeps up to the north a bit, areas like Bloomington and Columbus could see snow totals decreased as well.

The snow will start this evening between 4-7pm in north central Indiana and continue through early Monday morning.  At times snow will be heavy, and travel will be hazardous.

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Feb
28

Weekend Winter Storm with Heavy Snow & Ice

Posted By · February 28, 2014 at 4:55 am

The SkyTrak13 weather team is tracking a significant winter storm this weekend with heavy snow, sleet and ice all possible for Central Indiana.

Let’s cover this top weather headline first.

As of right now snow showers will start after 8pm Saturday night and continue through Monday morning.  Along and north of I-70 6″ – 10″ of snow will be likely.  That’s if the precip stays almost all snow.  The line between ice/sleet and snow is something we will continue to analyze.  South of I-70 up to 6″ of snow is possible with sleet and up to .25″ of ice possible.  Temperature will be key and if more freezing rain/sleet mixes in snow totals will be lowered, if it’s all snow, they may have to be bumped up.

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The snow will continue into Monday morning.  Travel is expected to become very difficult Sunday, and continuing Monday morning.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of Central Indiana for Saturday night through Monday morning.

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Before that system gets here we’ll enjoy a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the low 30s.

Up to 1″ of snow is possible tonight, but not everyone will get snow as temps fall to the upper 20s.

Saturday mostly cloudy skies with temps in the upper 30s before the storm moves in.  Check in with us often for any and all changes to the forecast.

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Feb
27

Below Normal Temps & Weekend Winter Storm

Posted By · February 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

We’re not getting a break from the cold temps.  Today’s high will only top out in the teens, about 30 degrees below “normal” for this time of year.

Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 30mph making temps in the teens feel like subzero readings.

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These temps are well below our normal low of 27 and high of 45 this time of year.

Skies will remain clear tonight allowing temps to fall to 2 degrees.  Wind chills will range from -10 to 0.

Friday clouds will be on the increase with highs in the upper 20s.  Friday night into Saturday morning up to 1″ of snow is possible.

Saturday night into Sunday our next winter storm develops.  It’s still early to determine snow totals, but as of right now along and north of I-70 will more likely see heavier snow totals.  Temps are trending colder, so that would mean mostly snow for the majority of Central Indiana.  We will keep you posted, for now, here’s how the winter storm looks to play out.  We’re still monitoring the track of this system, and of course we update you with the latest.

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More cold in the 7 day, our winter pattern isn’t over yet.

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