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Jul
30

The July Cool Continues

Posted By · July 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

Interesting day in Indiana today with fog this morning in many parts of the area but temperatures still cooler than they should be for this time of year. So far this has been the coolest July on record in Indianapolis.

Overall a pretty day but it might be a good idea to carry an umbrella with you today.  Temperatures will climb into the lower 70s by noon and into the upper 70s for highs.  A stray shower or storm is possible in the afternoon, but we are only expecting a couple on the radar.

Of course the Indiana State Fair starts Friday and the weather should cooperate.

This weather pattern will last through the start of the weekend.  This means lows in the upper 50s and highs near 80 degrees.  It also means a mainly dry forecast, with just slight late day rain chances.

THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1992 : Ninevah to Edinburg…An F3 tornado causes over 1 million dollars damage.

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Our cooler than average temperature trend in July continues.  Temperatures right now are in the 70s and about 10 degrees cooler than average.  It will be another cool night, with lows in the middle 50s.  These numbers are about 10 degrees cooler than average.

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The Wednesday forecast includes that cool start.  It will also be a sunny start, with clouds building in the afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the lower 70s by noon and into the upper 70s for highs.  A stray shower or storm is possible in the afternoon, but we are only expecting a couple on the radar.  Most of the day will be dry.

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This weather pattern will last through the start of the weekend.  This means lows in the upper 50s and highs near 80 degrees.  It also means a mainly dry forecast, with just slight late day rain chances.

More summer-like air arrives early next week, with the return to the middle 80s.

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Jul
29

Chilly Start in July

Posted By · July 29, 2014 at 3:44 am

Good morning!  We’re on record watch in central Indiana.  Temps are currently in the 40s and 50s across the area.  If Indianapolis falls to 51 we tie a record low from 1881, if we drop to 50 we’ll break that 100 year + record!  As of right now Indianapolis is on pace to have the coolest July on record.  That’s when we add the high temp the low temp and average it out for the month.  We’ll keep you posted as wrap up July on Thursday.  Temps across the area are running about 10 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.

Clouds increase as we go into the afternoon with a slight chance for a shower or storm as temps top out in the mid 70s.  Don’t cancel outdoor plans, it’s just an isolated chance.

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Tonight it will not be as cool as this morning, be we still drop below our normal low of 66.  Tonight’s low is expected to be 57.

Wednesday we’ll add a few degrees on to the temp for a high of 78, but we leave that slight chance for a shower or storm in the forecast.  By this weekend the 80s could return as we kick off the first weekend of August.

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Jul
28

Near Record Chill and Rain Chances

Posted By · July 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm
The week is off to a cool start, with temperatures only in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  These numbers are 15 degrees cooler than average.  It will be chilly overnight, with near record lows.  The record low is 51 degrees in 1881 and we are forecasting 52 degrees.

Expect morning sunshine, with low temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Clouds will build during the afternoon hours on Tuesday, with the chance for a stray shower or storm.  Highs will only be in the lower and middle 70s.

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The cooler than average temperature trend will last through the end of the week.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds each day.  There is also the chance for a few pop-up showers or storms during the afternoon hours.  These will be spotty and there will be more dry weather than wet weather this week, with a gradual warming trend.  The 80s are back for the weekend.

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Jul
28

Below Normal Temps this Week

Posted By · July 28, 2014 at 3:45 am

Today temps reach the low 70s with a slight chance of a shower or storm.  Winds will gust up to 25mph out of the northwest.

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You’ll notice the rain chances hour by hour on FutureTrak13.  We won’t see a washout, just isolated activity.

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I’m forecasting a high of 73 today, look how close that is to the record cold high of 72 set back in 1928.  Tonight we could be close to a record low.  I’m forecasting a low of 52, our record low is 51 set back in 1881.

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Tomorrow highs will reach the mid 70s, again we have a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm.

In the 7 day forecast we stay cool and below our normal high of 85.  Rain chances become more likely starting Thursday, but at this point we aren’t looking at a washout heading through the weekend.

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Jul
27

Severe Threat Over As Fall Air Arrives

Posted By · July 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

The severe weather threat is over for central Indiana as the last line of storms depart toward to the Ohio River.  Less humid and stable air continues to ride into the state from northwest to southeast after the passage of a cold front.

NOW DEWPOINTS

This Evening: Thought it remains oppressively humid in southeastern Indiana, you can see the drier 50 degree dew points already advecting into northwestern Indiana.  We’re all heading to Comfy Town tonight so you can open the windows before bed and let in the fresh air.

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Tonight: You’ll notice a big difference in the feel of the air by midnight and then wake up to cool, crisp conditions with lows near 60.  Mostly clear conditions are expected for much of the night, but it’s possible low clouds may creep in by sunrise.

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Monday:  The air mass overhead tomorrow will definitely have a fall feel.  It marks the beginning of a three day stretch of temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal with near record low levels Monday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

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The cold air aloft will allow intervals of low cloudiness to build along with spotty afternoon showers Monday afternoon.  The refreshing breeze continues from the north-northwest at 15 to 25mph.  Afternoon highs struggle into the lower 70s and set the stage for an even colder night.

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We’ll continue to be on record watch Tuesday morning with lows in the 40s and lower 50s.  Tuesday afternoon highs likely climb above the record low maximum, but not by much.

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Record lows will again be challenged Wednesday morning with lows near 50 degrees.  This stretch of unseasonably cool air ensures that July 2014 will be one of Indianapolis’ coolest on record, and August will at least start on a cooler than normal note.

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Despite the daily chance I have on much of the 7 day forecast, there will be ample dry time in the days ahead.  Enjoy the evening – Sean Ash

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Jul
27

Update On Severe Storm Potential

Posted By · July 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

***Severe Storm Watch Northern Indiana / Tornado Watch Far Eastern Indiana Until 9pm***

TORNADOWATCH

The Tornado Watch includes Richmond, Connersville and Brookville… and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Monticello, Marion and Peru.  At time of this posting (2:15pm) there was no immediate threat of severe weather.

SEVEREWATCH

But widely scattered strong to severe storms have developed along a cold front in Illinois and will impact central Indiana this afternoon this sharp cold front moves across the state.  All modes of severe weather are in play, but damaging wind and lightning appear to main threats.

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Though the eastern half of Indiana is technically under the Slight Risk… we believe severe storms are possible in western Indiana too.

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FutureTrak13 shows the linear nature of the storms moving across the state with strong wind gust and hail potential.

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Storms will quickly diminish by 10pm as the front races out of the state and delivers the much advertised fall air mass.  Near record cold temperatures will be possible Monday into Wednesday morning, with temperature anomalies of 10 to 20 degrees.

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Stay weather aware this evening until we give the all clear.

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After a stormy night across Central Indiana, more scattered showers and storms are in the forecast today.

This morning patchy fog will be likely as the mild and humid air sticks with us for one more day.  Highs will reach the mid 80s today with scattered showers and storms. 

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Some storms may be strong to severe as portions of Central Indiana are under a “slight” risk for severe weather. Damaging wind is the main concern along with heavy rain and lightning.  When thunder roars, go indoors. 

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Isolated showers and storms are possible this morning, with scattered activity developing after noon today. 

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Hour by hour at the track this morning and afternoon we have to include a chance for a shower or storm.  It will not rain every minute of the day but showers and storms are possible. 

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The stormy weather will be followed by much drier air and cooler temps after the front moves through.  Tonight temps fall into the low 60s and tomorrow highs will be in the 70s.  In the 7 day we stay in the 70s for most of the week with more storm chances coming our way.

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