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Aug
18

Start Of A Warming Trend

Posted By · August 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

Good morning! We have had areas of fog around Indiana this morning, but that will burn off later today. Look for highs to creep back into the 80s this afternoon with a couple of isolated thunderstorms possible.

 

Could we see more thunderstorms later this week? Yes.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome of air spreading into Indiana. It’s possible this could be one of if not the warmest stretches of the summer season so far.

 

There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season by the end of the week.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1995 : A heat wave nears its end across Central Indiana…with heat index values between 100 and 115.
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Aug
05

Storms Around The Area Today

Posted By · August 5, 2014 at 3:30 am

We’re waiting on a front to move in and out of Indiana, but we’ll be waiting a while. Scattered thunderstorms are around the area this morning ahead of the front and in the middle of an unstable atmosphere. If you are headed to the Indiana State Fair, or even sending the kids out to school, pack along an umbrella or poncho.

 

This front, and where it moves will change little  the next several days.  It does creep southward the next 24 hours, and along with daytime heating puts widely scattered showers and storms in play for all of us today.

 

Computer models disagree on how quickly the front moves south. It could be a couple days before it moves out of the realm of influence, so we’ll call for at least a chance of thunderstorms into Thursday night.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

 

1988 : Seymour…lightning struck a utility pole…traveled down the power lines and blew the rate box off of a house.

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May
24

Fantastic Holiday Weekend

Posted By · May 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

Friday kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend on a great note with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.  A gradual warming trend will continue through the weekend.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.  Perfect parade weather!

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It will be clear and calm tonight with overnight lows falling into the mid 50s.

The wind will begin to shift out of the southeast on Sunday, allowing more moist and warm air to arrive.  Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s, running several degrees above normal.

If you are heading to the Indy 500, it will be sunny and dry with highs in the low 80s.  Make sure you grab the sunscreen!

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There is a chance of thunderstorms on Memorial Day afternoon.  Otherwise, it will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.

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The 80s stick around through the work week, with a chance of more storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Mar
27

The ups and downs of March!

Posted By · March 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

This has been a March unlike any March I can remember. Warm days, budding trees and this morning…frost!  Let’s break down the weather news from today.

TEMPERATURES

A really cold morning today.  There was widespread frost from Indy north, northeast,and east. Richmond dropped down to 30 at one point this morning

THE JUMP

We have a warmer trend beginning today. Highs will be in the upper 60s today and the low 70s tomorrow.

PRECIPITATION

Look for rain and the possibility of thunderstorms to move into Indy after midnight and during the beginning of the morning rush hour. There is a slight risk of severe weather from Indy west late tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Mar
26

Freeze coming!

Posted By · March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It is a beautiful day out there but things are going to change, big time, tonight.

Jeff Gatwood of Allisonville Nursery says an upcoming cold snap should not be strong enough to kill our plants that are now coming up.  Look for a high of 60 today, but tonight temps drop to the coldest level since March 11th.

A frost advisory will be in effect from 1 am-10 am Tuesday for Indianapolis and points west and south. From Carmel north and east, look for a freeze warning, again from 1 am until 10 am Tuesday. Not to worry - we will get back into the 70s Wednesday!

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Mar
21

Yet another record-breaker?

Posted By · March 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

Who would have thought?  Backyard cookouts, shorts and T-shirts….in March!

I spent Saturday with my wife and friends cruising the Chicago River on a boat. Having grown up there, I would have never thought such a thing would have ever been possible in the month of March in Chicago, much less in Indianapolis.

Today should be an outstanding, memorable and historic day in Indy. Look for highs in the mid 80s, a new daily record and if we reach 85, we will tie the all time record high for heat in Indianapolis in March. 

Look for thunderstorms to move in here late Thursday and Friday.  Take a look at the warm Extended Forecast, the average high is 54.

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Mar
12

Warm spring break!

Posted By · March 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

So many people are heading south for Spring Break this week, but it looks like the south has come into Indiana today and for the rest of the week.

What a week!  Look for 70 degree weather in here from today until  Sunday. Our rain this morning has not amounted to much, generally less than a quarter inch of rain. While strong storms could roll thru the Chicago area giving extreme Northern Indiana a slight risk of severe weather, we aren’t looking for any rough stuff here the rest of the morning.

 

WINDS

Winds will be howling at times today, gusting to 30 mph at times.

THE WARM YEAR

Today will mark the 28th time this year that the high has reached 50 or higher. What happened to winter?

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Feb
06

Super Fans…

Posted By · February 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

As we look back on what’s been a whirlwind week+  of Super Bowl fun; it goes without saying to the Super Bowl Host committee, volunteers, public safety, and anyone who had a part in putting this together–an outstanding accomplishment, all.

But while we’ve basked in Super Bowl glory—and the accolades from an appreciative NFL and world press—lets not forget the fans who deserve OUR appreciation.

We set out to make them welcome–whoever “they” were.  When we found out we’d be hosting New Yorkers and New Englanders (nay, the Patriots!)  did we all not feel a little nervous about whether they’d live up to their reputation ( or perhaps stereotype is the more appropriate word) for being rowdy, pushy, or just plain rude?

My experience is that they were just the opposite. 

Take the airport today for example.  I met several Giants and Pats fans on their way out of town.  Each and every one complimentary of this city and its hosting duties.  Even the Pats fans, who had every reason to pout–shrugged off the loss and instead focused on the fun they had here in Indy.

This weekend, when most o the out-of-towners showed up, I was met with smiles, friendly greetings, and good old fashioned competitive fun.

A police blotter would show no brawls,  fights, riots or  real trouble of any kind  (none out of the ordinary)—not even after the game.

Everyone seemed on their best behavior.    Respectful of their host the way any good party guests would be.

So to the fans—Giants and Patriots alike—I say THANK YOU.    Thank you for a “super” week; for a superb game; and for giving Hoosiers a chance to see you in a new  (likely more accurate) light.

I hope to see you again soon.

 

Kris Kirschner

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