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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

Friday Forecast and a Weekend Preview

Posted By · March 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm

The rain continued to fall late Thursday evening.  The light rain is forecast to end around sunrise.  There might be a few wet roads for the Friday morning drive, with temperatures in the lower 40s.  Futuretrak13 shows the timeline for the rain to end and the skies to clear.

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It will be a cloudy start, but a sunny finish to Friday.  Temperatures will be in the 4os through noon, but with enough sunshine highs are forecast in the lower and middle 50s.

Spring officially begins Friday at 6:45pm and it will feel like it as we start the weekend.  The Saturday forecast is sunny and warmer, with highs in the 60s.  The weekend will end with sunshine, but Sunday will be a bit cooler with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  There is another round of cold air set to arrive Sunday night into Monday.  There will also be a few showers on Monday.  There is another chance for rain and maybe a few storms on Wednesday.

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Mar
19

Rain Tonight and Spring Like to Start the Weekend

Posted By · March 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm
Remember there will be another tornado drill this evening at 7:35pm.  This will just be a drill and it is a great time to practice with your family what you would do during severe weather.  We are not forecasting severe weather tonight, but there will be some light rain.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.
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The chance for rain will linger through early Friday morning.  Morning temperatures will be in the range of 40-45 degrees with cloudy skies.  We are expecting the clouds to clear and temperatures to warm into the lower and middle 50s on Friday afternoon.  Spring begins Friday at 6:45pm.

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It will feel like Spring to start the weekend, with sunshine and highs in the 60s on Saturday.

Temperatures will drop back into the 50s for highs on Sunday, but 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.  We have Tuesday dry and near 50 degrees.

There will be a Wednesday warm-up, with highs in the 60s.  There is also the chance for rain and storms on Wednesday.  Another temperature drop arrives on Thursday.  There continue to be lots of ups and downs in the 7 day forecast.

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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.

DaypartOn This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1906 : At Indianapolis, the record snowfall for the date is set at 12.1 inches.

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Mar
18

Timing Thursday Rain Chances

Posted By · March 18, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Right now we are forecasting a dry start to Thursday, with the best chance for rain Thursday afternoon and Thursday night.  Highs on Thursday will be near 50 degrees.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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Any rain left on Friday will move out of central Indiana early in the day.  Highs on Friday afternoon will be in the 50s , with some sun breaking through the clouds.  Spring begins on Friday at 6:45pm.  It will feel like Spring on Saturday with highs in the lower 60s.  Another round of colder air arrives for Sunday and Monday.

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Mar
18

Showers Return Tomorrow

Posted By · March 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm

A friendly reminder that the statewide Tornado Drill will be Thursday at 10:15am and 7:35pm.  Please take time during the day tomorrow to review your safety plan with family and friends.  If you don’t have a plan we encourage you or your employer to do so.

Also we plead with you not to rely on tornado sirens as a warning mechanism.  This is old technology that’s designed for outdoor warning only… and can only reach a limited area.  So you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t hear them in your home tomorrow.  A weather radio or you smart phone is a more viable option to keep you and your family safe.  My diatribe is over now.

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If you’re like me and suffer from allergies… you’ve likely noticed an increase in sneezing.  That’s because our Pollen Index is in the medium to high range of late.  Tis the season and we’re in for the long haul.

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Otherwise it’s been a decent day mid-March day in Central Indiana with the mix of sun and clouds, albeit cooler than normal with temperatures in the 40s.  We’re on borrowed time for dry weather with a wave of moisture creeping toward the region.  Very dry air at the surface keeps us rain-free this evening and much of tonight, with mid-level overcast having more bark than bite.

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Cloud cover varies tonight as well.  Overcast will be more prevalent in the southwestern corner of the state, while drier air keeps the sky clear for the eastern half.  This results in a temperature spread of lower 30s near Marion & Muncie, to near 40 under the blanket of clouds .

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Sprinkles are possible late tonight into Thursday, but it appears the highest rain chances arrive late afternoon into the evening.  Rain showers linger into early Friday before an overall decrease in clouds occurs Friday afternoon.  The brighter finish Friday helps boost highs back into the 55 to near 60 degree range as astronomical spring begins at 6:45pm with the vernal equinox.

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Temperatures should get into the 60s Saturday for a mild, but breezy start to the weekend.  A cold front arrives Saturday evening to drop highs Sunday into the 40s.  The see-saw of air masses continue next week too… which is very typical of March.  In fact a few flakes of snow may possibly mix with rain showers during a Monday that sees highs in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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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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Mar
17

Frosty Night Ahead

Posted By · March 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!   As advertised it’s significantly colder, but near normal today compared to the balmy afternoon we enjoyed Monday.

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Temperatures are 25 to 30 degrees colder than 24 hours ago and “feels” 30-40 degrees colder when factoring in the stiffer northerly breeze.  Thankfully it’s nice and bright and afternoon highs in the lower 50s are normal for this date.

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As the wind the calms overnight and clouds clear temperatures nose-dive into the lower to mid 20s Wednesday morning with areas of frost.

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A chilly, but bright start Wednesday morning gives way to increasing cloud cover and highs close to 50 degrees.  The cloud cover lingers around Thursday with areas of sprinkles and showers making it raw with highs in the 45 to near 50 degree range.  Please note that Indiana will conduct a statewide tornado drill Thursday at 10:15am and 7:35pm.

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The vernal equinox occurs Friday at 6:45pm and marks the beginning of astronomical spring.  It’ll fee like spring to start the weekend with highs near 60 Saturday.  But the temperature pendulum quickly swings back to below normal Sunday and much of next week.  We anticipate temperature anomalies of 10-15 degrees below normal beginning Sunday.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

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