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Tracking Heavy Rain

Posted By · April 7, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Heavy rain continues to fall north and west of Indianapolis.  Rainfall estimates are nearing 1″ from Frankfort to Lafayatte to Crawfordsville.  Watch for lowland flooding this evening.  The steady rain won’t end until after midnight.  Remember our creeks, rivers and streams are still running high after heavy rain late last week.

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Most of Tuesday will be dry, with just a stray shower or storm developing during the afternoon.  The day will start at 38 degrees, with highs forecast in the 50s.


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Winter Is Still Here

Posted By · March 25, 2014 at 7:31 am

Snow showers are likely for the drive to work this morning, though most accumulations should be light and less than one inch.

Keep in mind that some untreated surfaces could be slick in heavier showers.  Use caution early Tuesday before snow tapers to flurries by midday.

In the meantime, if you want warmer weather, hang in there, we’ll be back up to the 50s Friday and the 60s Sunday. Overall for the NCAA tournament, dry and improving weather.


On this day in Central Indiana Weather History…

1913 : From the 25th to the 29th…the flood of record occurs along the White and East Fork White rivers. The White River crested up to 20 feet above flood stage at Indianapolis and Centerton. The East Fork crested up to 27 feet above flood stage.

Here is your forecast.

                                Chuck Lofton’s Skytrak 13 Forecast

                                   Tuesday, March 25, 2014


TODAY: Cloudy, windy and cold with some morning snow showers

Northwest wind 10-35 mph

HIGH: 35

TONIGHT:   Partly cloudy, cool

Northeast wind 10-15 mph


TOMORROW  Sunny and cold

HIGH: 39


THURSDAY:           Periods of  rain                          48

FRIDAY:                  Sun, clouds, shower                  55

SATURDAY:            Sunny skies                               53

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Light Snow Chances on Tuesday

Posted By · March 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Light snow is in the Tuesday morning forecast.  Any accumulations will be less than an inch.  The best chance for light snow will be from 6am to 1pm on Tuesday.  The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy, breezy (NW 15-25mph) and cold.  Forecast highs are only in the 30s and about 20 degrees colder than average.


Wednesday will be dry, but still cold with highs in the upper 30s.  Our weather pattern changes for the warmer by the end of the week.  It will be the chance for rain on Thursday, with highs 45-50 degrees.  50s and 60s are in the forecast for Friday – Monday.


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Slowly Getting Better!

Posted By · March 13, 2014 at 6:45 am

It is a cold, cold in Indianapolis this morning. Our high today, 15 degrees below average at 36. Not to worry, we’ll see temperatures jump into the upper 50s tomorrow. That is perfect weather for the thousands of folks headed to Indianapolis for both the Big 10 Mens Basketball Tournament and Comic Con. Remember, the weekend looks dry, but temperatures drop again Sunday.

Let’s talk snow real qucikly….

With the light snow yesterday, the Snow Year from July 1st until now, so far, has Indianpollis at 55.1″ of snow. Here is how that ranks all time.

1981-82  58.2″

1977-78  57.9″

2013-14  55.1″

1995-96   51.7″

Have a wonderful day!

Chuck Lofton

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From 60s to Snow

Posted By · March 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

The week is off to a dry and mild start and Tuesday will be even warmer.  Forecast highs are in the 60s for most of central Indiana on Tuesday.  The daylight hours on Tuesday will be dry.

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We are tracking a developing storm system that will bring rain to central Indiana Tuesday night.  As colder air wraps into this system, the rain will change to snow Wednesday morning.  A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the far northern third of Indiana.  In our area this includes:  Peru, LoagansportRight now we are forecasting an inch or 2 for central Indiana.  The totals will be an inch or less south, but may reach 2-4 inches from near Lafayette to Kokomo to Marion.  Wednesday will be a much colder day with temperatures falling into the 20s.  It will also be very windy.  With winds NW 20-30 mph, visibility might be reduced, when the snow is falling.


The snow ends by Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday will be a cold day, with highs in the 30s but we rebound back into the 50s for Friday and Saturday.


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Posted By · March 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

Be prepared for a wonderful day in Indiana today as we
keep temperatures right around 60 late today. Today and tomorrow will be the nicest days of the year so far. Also, today will be the first time over 60 since February 20th. Oddly
enough, despite the warm days we are tracking a storm
that could, at this point bring snow in late Tuesday
and early Wednesday.

Though uncertainty remains on storm track and
intensity, it does appear at least a few inches of snow
will be likely for the Indianapolis metro… with
possibly higher amount falling between Fort Wayne and
Indianapolis. We’re calling for the Indy Metro to get 1-2 inches while others
north could see 2-4 inches of snow.  Stay tuned to WTHR for further updates.



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Cold Overnight but Milder Changes on the Way

Posted By · March 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm

It will be a cold night, with lows in the teens by early Wednesday morning.  There is a weak weather system that will move across the northern half of the state on Wednesday, bringing clouds and the chance for a few flurries.  From Indianapolis south, there will be morning sunshine and afternoon clouds.  A few flurries are possible, but we are not expecting any snow accumulations on Wednesday.


The bigger story will be the warm-up on the way.  Highs will be in the 30s for most of central Indiana on Wednesday and near 40 on Thursday.  We are still expecting upper 40s and lower 50s by Friday.

Looking ahead to the weekend, there is a chance for a few showers on Saturday, with highs in the 40s.  The weekend will not be a washout, with some sun and highs in the 40s to near 50 on Sunday.  Even milder air arrives early next week, with highs in the middle 50s on Monday.  There is a chance for rain on Tuesday.


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Arctic Front Provides Cold Air for Winter Storm

Posted By · March 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

After a high of 49 degrees Saturday afternoon, temperatures have dropped 16 degrees in just a few hours.  The arctic front is moving into Indiana and this front will provide the cold air for our developing winter storm.  The center of that storm is moving out of Colorado now and headed our way.


At 8pm, the roads are still dry.  The chance for snow, sleet and freezing rain starts to increase later this evening especially after midnight.  There are still questions about the track, available mositure and potential warm air with this winter storm, so there will be updates to amounts and precipitation type as we get new information.  A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana until 7am Monday.  It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville). 


The snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first, in the next hour or 2.  That steady snow will fall through mid-day Sunday, with 3-6 inches of snow expected.  A wintry mix of sleet and snow will start to fall across the rest of central Indiana closer to 11pm or midnight.  We expect that wintry mess to linger through early Sunday.  Across our far southern viewing area (Bedford, North Vernon and Seymour) there will be some freezing rain to that may lead to ice accumulations early Sunday.  There will be a transistion to all snow from north to south on Sunday.  Where it stays all snow, we are expecting 5-8 inches.  Locally higher amounts can’t be ruled out.  For Bloomington and Columbus south, we have 3-6 inches of snow due to the potential of more sleet and freezing rain.  If there is more snow, we may adjust your totals up.  So stay tuned for udpates.

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