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Sep
25

Is This Really Autumn?

Posted By · September 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

Here we go again! Yesterday the high in Indy reached 76, 2 degrees above average. Now, we continue a warm streak that will have high temperatures above average, every single day, into the middle of next week. Don’t expect much relief if you suffer from allergy issues. The pollen count is still in the medium category due to ragweed.

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More sunshine is in the forecast for today and Friday, with a high in Indianapolis of 78 degrees.

It will stay this warm into the weekend, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  A few clouds enter the picture on Sunday and Monday, but right now our weather pattern stays dry until later next week.

Right now we have the forecast dry through Wednesday. the exception could be a brief shower or thunderstorm chances late Monday. We do expect a big weather pattern change toward the end of next week, with rain chances and a big temperature drop.  Stay tuned as we fine tune the timing of this big change next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1891 : At Indianapolis, the record high temperature for the date is set at 92 degrees.

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Sep
24

Warm Weather Pattern Lasts Through the Weekend

Posted By · September 24, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Our streak of dry and mild days continues, but there is a warmer change on the way.  High temperatures today were in the 70s.  We have a few days in the 80s in the SkyTrak13 7 day forecast.

More sunshine is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the range of 75-80 degrees.

PLANNER MONDAY HIGHS

It will stay this warm into the weekend, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  A few clouds enter the picture on Sunday and Monday, but right now our weather pattern stays dry until later next week.

Right now we have the forecast dry through Wednesday. We do expect a big weather pattern change toward the end of next week, with rain chances and a big temperature drop.  Stay tuned as we fine tune the timing of this big change next week.

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Sep
24

Sunny And Nearing 80 Heading Into Weekend

Posted By · September 24, 2014 at 11:47 am
While it’s wet along the eastern seaboard and in the central U.S., we continue to reap the rewards of a blocking high pressure system that’s parked over Indiana.
SURFACE
This is the main player in providing mainly clear conditions, seasonably chilly nights, and afternoons that will continue to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s this weekend.
NOW 24HR CHANCE
This Afternoon:  Temperatures today are running about 5 degrees warmer than the 72 degree high pace of Tuesday.  Under a blanket of sunshine we’re afternoon highs in the 75 to 77 range which is near the average high of 74.  Humidity remains quite comfortable as an easterly wind keeps the Gulf of Mexico out of play.
PLANNER AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY PLANNER EVENING
LOWS TONIGHT
Tonight and Thursday:  Though lows tonight might not be as cold as prior nights, it will still be jacket-worthy chilly in the morning for kids at the bus stop in the 46 to 52 range.  Another quick warm up on tap Thursday and temperatures make a serious run at 80 degrees during the afternoon.
PLANNER THURSDAY HIGHS THURSDAY HIGHS FRIDAY OPERATION FOOTBALL
Friday:  Unseasonably warm weather highlights the forecast for Operation Football Friday and this weekend with highs possibly in the 80s.  The warm air lingers into the beginning of October before an approaching cold front leads to wet, and possibly a stormy stretch in the October 1st-4th time frame.  The same upper level high pressure that’s providing our string of sunshine will slide east later next week to help pump Gulf Moisture northward.
NEXT WEEK RAIN POTENTIAL GFS
Long range models are picking up on the wet set up and both the American (GFS) and European models are spitting out over an inch of liquid the next 10 days.
RAIN POTENTIAL 7DAY
We’ll monitor closely for updates.  Prior to that there’s the possibility of Gulf Moisture and an upper level system bringing rain to the area Monday night into Tuesday.  Between now and then just enjoy some of the best weather across the country.  Have a great afternoon – Sean Ash
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Sep
24

Summer In September?

Posted By · September 24, 2014 at 3:17 am

Well, get ready. The calendar says autumn but we are back to summertime highs for the next week. Look for a protracted warming trend into next week!

Without rain, the pollen count remains moderate so if you are an allergy sufferer, break out the tissues.  No rain to knock the pollen down until next week.

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Today’s forecast is sunny and a bit warmer, with highs around 76 degrees. The average high is 74 degrees for the end of September and we will be above that average through the weekend. Enjoy the change, October weather will catch up with us before we know!

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Highs temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Thursday through Monday. Our next best chance of rain comes from rain surging from the Gulf of Mexico. If this holds together and stays on the same path, rain chances will return late Monday.

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Sep
23

Sunshine and a Warming Trend

Posted By · September 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm
It is quiet in the SkyTrak13 weather office.  The weather pattern is sunny and mild.  The only thing we are tracking over the next several days is a gradual warming trend.
Temperatures right now are in the 60s and low 70s.

It will be clear and cool again tonight, with low temperatures in the range of 45-50 degrees.

PLANNER AFTERNOON HIGHS WEDNESDAY

The Wednesday forecast is sunny and a bit warmer, with highs in the middle and upper 70s.  The average high is 75 degrees for the end of September and we will be above that average through the weekend.

Highs temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Thursday through Monday.

There is a weather system to watch early next week.  The latest analysis has some tropical moisture coming our way from the Gulf of Mexico.  If this holds together and stays on the same path, rain chances will return late Monday.  We will keep you updated.

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Sep
23

Pleasant Start To Autumn In Indiana

Posted By · September 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

What a way to bring in autumn!  After the chilly start this morning temperatures are responding nicely to 100% sunshine across central Indiana.

NOW 24HR CHANCE

This Afternoon:  We’re already in the 60s at this hour and highs will be climb into the lower and mid 70s… closer to the average high of 75.  Note that the record for this date was set just 4 years ago at 94!  No 90s in the forecast but there is a warming trend heading into the weekend.

HIGHS TODAY PLANNER AFTERNOON

Evening and Overnight:  Expect another pleasant evening with clear, calm conditions and temperatures slowly dropping into the 50s by 10pm.  Seasonably chilly lows again tonight in the 45 to near 50 degree range.

PLANNER EVENING LOWS TONIGHT

Wednesday:  In typical fall fashion we’ll see a rapid rise after the chilly start tomorrow morning.  Temperatures will be near 70 by midday and upper 70s in the afternoon.  Air mass modification leads to warmer highs in the days to come and we’ll near 80 degrees as early as Friday.

HIGHS WEDNESDAY PLANNER WEDNESDAY

Thanks to a blanket of high pressure over the Ohio Valley we don’t see rainfall in the forecast until early-middle of next week.  Between now and then we’ll bask in sun and enjoy cool nights and warming afternoons.  This is truly a fantastic way to start the autumn season.

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 Have a great day – Sean Ash

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Sep
23

Sunny Skies Ahead

Posted By · September 23, 2014 at 2:57 am

Good morning! We’re off to a cool start this Tuesday morning, our first full day of fall.  Temps are pretty similar to what we woke up to yesterday.  Most spots are in the 40s this morning.  The satellite/radar is clear and will remain that way today with plenty of sunshine.  Yesterday’s high was 66 degrees, today we’ll top out in the low 70s.

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Tonight temps fall into the 40s and low 50s with mostly clear skies.

Tomorrow we’ll add a few degrees to the high, with temps in the mid 70s, and sunny skies.

We just crossed into fall, but our first frost/freeze could be right around the corner.  The average date for a low temp of 36 or lower is October 11th.  For 32 or lower it’s October 14th, and a hard freeze with a low of 28 or lower is November 2nd.

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If you’re not ready for the cold just yet, don’t worry, the 7 day forecast is looking beautiful with highs approaching 80 for the weekend.

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Sep
22

Fall Begins and Lots of Sun in the Forecast

Posted By · September 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Fall officially begins tonight at 10:29pm and it is feeling like it.  Skies will be clear and temperatures will fall into the 40s.  It will be another cool night.

LOWS PLANNER MONDAY HIGHS

More sunshine is in the forecast for Tuesday.  In fact, a blocking area of high pressure will keep our weather pattern dry for the next week.  We are forecasting a gradual warming trend too.

Tuesday will be sunny and mild, with highs in the lower 70s.  These numbers are just a few degrees cooler than the average of 75.  Temperatures will swing above average on Wednesday and stay there through the weekend.  We are forecasting sunshine and highs in the upper 70s Wednesday through Sunday.

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