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Jun
24

Severe Weather Threat Overnight & Thursday

Posted By · June 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

It’s a beautiful day across central Indiana with lower humidity and partly cloudy skies.  Temperatures this morning were running 12 to 20 degrees cooler than Tuesday morning!  We’re keeping an eye on the satellite/radar today.  An isolated shower isn’t out of the question today, but most areas will remain dry.

We’re closely monitoring a storm complex off to the west will move into Indiana after midnight tonight.  Until that gets here, we’ll see a comfortable day with highs in the low to mid 80s.  

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Tonight temps fall into the upper 60s with showers and storms developing after midnight.  Some storms may be strong/severe with damaging wind and heavy rain the top threats.  We can’t rule out large hail or even an isolated tornado. 

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Storms will be on-going during your Thursday morning commute, with showers and thunderstorms off and on during the day on Thursday. 

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Thursday the severe weather threat remains during the day as highs reach the low 80s. 

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Friday a few showers and storms will stick around but it won’t be a washout.  By Friday night some spots could pick up between .5” and 2”+ of rain. 

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Spotty showers and storms are possible Saturday, but Sunday looks to be the pick of the week with highs in the upper 70s and low humidity. 

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Jun
24

Best Day Of The Week

Posted By · June 24, 2015 at 3:32 am

A fantastic day is here! Temperatures and dew points are low this morning and it is a beautiful day, probably the best day of the week.

Look for sunny skies most of the day.  Cloud debris from upstream storms will spill into the state as the day wears on, and some late day showers or storms are possible near the Illinois/Indiana border.

Later tonight, areas from Indianapolis north and west will be under a risk of severe weather. At this time it appears a severe storm complex will develop near Iowa and intensify as it marches eastward.

A cooler than normal pattern will move in to Indiana late week and into the weekend.  After morning storms Friday we anticipate mainly dry conditions until early next week.

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Jun
23

Great Night But Eyeing Next Wave Of Heavy Storms

Posted By · June 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

What a difference 24 hours makes!  Courtesy of a refreshing north-northwesterly wind our Muggy Meter continues to drop into the comfortable range as dewpoints gradually fall into the 50s.

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This marks the arrival of less humid air that sets Central Indiana up for an awesome evening and much cooler night.

Under a clear sky and light wind temperatures fall into the 50s and lower 60s.  Sky conditions tonight make it possible to see the Northern Lights from a severe geomagnetic storm impacting the Earth’s magnetic field.  More than a dozen states were able to see the lights last night while our sky was cloudy.

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A comfortable start Wednesday morning with ample sunshine.  Cloud debris from upstream storms will spill into the state as the day wears on, and some late day showers or storms are possible near the Illinois/Indiana border.

We’re on severe storm watch again late Wednesday night into Thursday and Central Indiana has been highlighted for damaging wind potential.  At this time it appears a severe storm complex will develop near Iowa and intensify as it marches eastward.  Be weather aware tomorrow night and during the day Thursday.

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A cooler than normal pattern looks to establish in the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley region late week and into the weekend.  After morning storms Friday we anticipate mainly dry conditions until early next week.

Please check for updates on timing, coverage, and severity of the storm complex – Sean Ash

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Jun
23

Becoming Partly Cloudy & Less Humid

Posted By · June 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast for Central Indiana as we go into the afternoon.  After a warm and muggy start, the humidity will start to decrease throughout the day into tonight with highs in the low to mid 80s.

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Today is a chance for us to dry out after more than 5.5” of rain in Indianapolis for the month, and more than 6.5” of rain in Bloomington and Muncie.

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Tonight will be comfortable with overnight lows in the low 60s.

Wednesday highs will be in the mid 80s with comfortable humidity levels.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most areas will remain dry.

We are watching Thursday closely.  Some storms may be strong to severe.  Heavy rain will be a concern besides the risk for damaging wind.

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Friday and Saturday a few more showers and storms will be possible as highs fall into the upper 70s.  Sunday will be comfortable with dew points returning to the 50s.

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Jun
22

Tornado Watch North Of Indy Metro Area Until 3am

Posted By · June 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

We continue to monitor storms upstream in Illinois that have had a history of producing tornadoes and damage.  These storms are moving quickly toward the east-southeast and will cross into northwestern Indiana by midnight if they hold together.

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Though there remains uncertainty on how well they’ll hold together overnight, the risk of tornadoes and damaging wind remains in place for the northern half of the state.

Due to ample wind shear and moderate instability in place across northern Indiana, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for cities like Lafayette, Monticello, Peru, Delphi and Logansport until 3am.  Please keep your weather radios on tonight and we also recommend downloading our free Skytrak13 Weather app to keep updated on the severe weather potential.

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The severe weather risk should end by sunrise as instability decreases and storms move away from a cold front that’s helping these storms overcome a warm air lid in the atmosphere.  Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash

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Jun
22

Monitoring Severe Storm Potential For Later Tonight

Posted By · June 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

It’s a humid afternoon in Central Indiana with dimmed sunshine courtesy of cloud debris from storms in Iowa and Michigan.  You can expect mainly dry conditions for much of the area, though we can’t rule out of few spotty storms.

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The northern half of Indiana remains under a threat area for severe storms…with damaging wind being the most likely element and the timing primarily overnight.  We’ll need to monitor Iowa/northern Illinois for developing storms that would congeal into a line or multiple lines of storms.

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There are still uncertainties on how far south these storms will remain severe, but at this point we can not take the Indy metro area out damaging wind potential.  However northwestern Indiana have the highest probabilities of damaging wind and/or a tornado where wind shear and instability will be maximized.

Latest hi-res model data suggest these storms wouldn’t arrive until after 10pm and exit prior to sunrise tomorrow.  Stay weather aware and keep your weather radios on tonight.  Watches and warnings are very possible.

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Tuesday begins cloudy, humid with spotty showers but finishes much brighter and less humid.  Highs in the 80s tomorrow give way to lows nearing 60 degrees Wednesday morning.  Wednesday should be a pleasant day before the next wave of storms hits Wednesday night into Thursday.

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Confidence is growing on an overall pattern change developing later this week that leads to cooler than normal highs – Sean Ash

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Jun
22

Weather Pattern Stays

Posted By · June 22, 2015 at 3:18 am

We begin another work week that weather wise, looks a lot like last week. With scattered thunderstorms today, there is a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms once again.This time, the best threat will be north of I-70, during afternoon into the evening.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s. In fact, these warm temperatures stay with us most of the week.

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Daily chances of thunderstorms will continue through the week with temperatures running well above average.  The humidity sticks around too.

Cooler and less humid conditions arrive next weekend. If you can hang in there highs will be in the mid 70s by Sunday.

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THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1992: Low temperatures in the 30s in the north and central caused a damaging frost. Indianapolis’ low temperature of 37 is lowest ever recorded in the city during the summer months.

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Jun
21

Stormy Evening, Some Could Be Strong

Posted By · June 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Father’s Day started off bumpy this morning with areas receiving straight line winds.  Here are some tweets that were send this morning.

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After a warm and humid first day of summer, there is the risk of a strong to severe thunderstorm this evening. The best chance of stronger storms could set up along and south of I-70.

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The main hazards are damaging winds and large hail.

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Storms should exit central Indiana by midnight. Temperatures will fall to around 70 degrees by morning.

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Another round of thunderstorms will be possible on Monday and there is the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms once again. This time, the best threat will be north of I-70, during afternoon into the evening.

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Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s.

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Daily chances of thunderstorms will continue through the week with temperatures running well above average. The humidity sticks around too.

Cooler and less humid conditions arrive next weekend.

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