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Winter Storm Update

Posted By · February 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Heavy snow is now falling across much of central Indiana, with snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour.  Roads are snow covered and slick.  Visibilities are near zero at times too.  Meteorologist Sean Ash was doing some analyzing with the Dual Pol Radar and noticed the mixed precipitation moving into Bedford and Seymour.  This has been confirmed with viewer reports from our southern area.  It is now snow and freezing rain.  This mixing line is moving toward Bloomington and Columbus.  Where we have the mix, snow totals will be 3-6 inches of snow and some ice.  Where we have all snow…for much of central Indiana, the totals will be 6-10 and probably on the high side of that range.  A 12″ snow total can’t be ruled out. 

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The heavy snow will fall through about 2am.  This winter storm will move out of central Indiana Wednesday morning.  Another round of arctic air means this snow will stick around for awhile.  Temperatures go below zero on Thursday and Friday mornings. 

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Slow Warming: There Is Hope

Posted By · January 29, 2014 at 7:17 am

Good morning! Can you tell the difference?  It is a  bit warmer today with highs in the low 20s. Still cold this morning though with a Wind Chill Advisory until noon and single digits for the morning rush hour. We have a chance for light snow Thursday and Friday night and a wintry mix with a high near 40 degrees Saturday. It is slowly improving!

Lots of cancellations and flight delays to Atlanta and Charleston due to a big winter storm that is now weakening.


This day in 2008 an F1 tornado struck the town of Speedway while a 100 mile per hour wind gust was recorded in Avon. Proof that anything can happen in January any time of the year!


TODAY:          Sunny and dry

                       South wind 10-15 mph

                         HIGH; 22

TONIGHT:     Clear and not as cold

                        Southwest wind 5-10

                          LOW: 12

TOMORROW  Sun and clouds with a chance for light snow in the evening

                          HIGH: 30


FRIDAY:         Sun, clouds, snow late                  30

SATURDAY    Rain, sleet and snow                     39

SUNDAY:         Clouds and sun, colder                26

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Another Cold Night but a Change on the Way

Posted By · January 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

It is another cold night across central Indiana, with temperatures already below zero in Kokomo.  The coldest air has settled north and east of Indianapolis, so we are forecasting lows -3 to -8 for Lafayette, Kokomo, Muncie and Richmond.  The low in Indianapolis will be near -2 by early Wednesday morning.  Winds are not too much of a factor, but wind chills will still be below zero through Wednesday morning.


The high on Tuesday was only 11 degrees.  We will be warmer than that by noon on Wednesday, with a forecas temperature of 16 degrees.  Highs will be in the 20s.  This is the beginning of a weather pattern change.  We finally get out of the deep freeze. 


Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for Wednesday.  We are tracking a weather system scheduled to arrive later Thursday.  This will bring light snow to the area.  Right now an inch or less is expected.  Another part of this system arrives later Friday, with a better chance for accumulating snow.  We will keep you updated on the timing and how much later Friday and early Saturday.  It does look like this system will have some warmer air with it and the snow will start to mix with some rain on Saturday, as highs near 40 degrees.  The rain will change back to snow Saturday night.  Stay tuned for udpates on this weekend weather system and a potentially bigger storm for early next week. 


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Friday Forecast and Weekend Preview

Posted By · January 23, 2014 at 10:52 pm

The Friday forecast is a cold one.  The day will start with temperatures in the range of 0 to -7 and wind chills -10 to -25.  Take precautions from this dangerous cold and remember your pets.  Friday will be dry, but there is snow on the way for Friday night.  We are timing this next snow system for 10pm Friday through 7am Saturday.  Right now there is the potential for 2-4 inches of new snow to start the weekend.  Snow chances are also in the Sunday forecast.  We will keep you updated on the timing and how much more snow is expected on Friday.  Expect another round of dangerous cold early next week, with morning temperatures back below zero and dangerously low wind chills.  Wth the exent of this arctic air, remember to check on your family, friends and those in need.

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Wind Chill Advisory and More Snow

Posted By · January 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Light snow will fall Wednesday night and an inch or so is possible.  A few more snow showers will redevelop on Thursday with another coating to an inch possible.  The other big part to this winter weather story is the dangerous cold.  Overnight temperatures will fall into the range of 0 to -6.  With winds increasing to 15-25 mph, wind chills will near -25.  With these dangerous conditions, frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes on exposed skin.  A wind chill advisory has been issued for central Indiana from 1am Thursday through noon on Friday.  Yes, we expect these dangerous conditions to last for about 36 hours.


Your Thursday will start will start dry, but there will be more scattered snow showers.  Another quick coating of snow is possible, but these areas will be scattered.  Forecast  highs are only in the single digits.  The coldest morning this week will be Friday morning, as temperatures drop to -8.  Wind chills will remain at dangerously low levels and near -15 to -25.  Remember your home and pets will need extra attention during this cold snap.  It is also a good idea to check on those in need when it gets this cold.


More snow is possible Friday night through Saturday afternoon.  Early snowfall potential is 2-4 inches for central Indiana.  We will update the snowfall potential map with the lastest information, as we get a little closer to Friday.  We do know there will be more arctic air on the way for next week, as morning temperatures again go below zero.  We are in a dangerous stretch of weather, so take precautions to keep you and your family safe.  If you haven’t already, you can download the WTHR Weather App for free and track the weather with us.  You will also get the latest advisories, watches and warnings.  School delays and closings are also available on the app.


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Cold and Getting Colder

Posted By · January 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

By late evening Tuesday, temperatures had already dropped into the range of 0 to 5 degrees.  Temperatures overnight will be below zero.  We are forecasting near -6 in Lafayette, Kokomo and Muncie.  Lows will be near -2 for the rest of central Indiana.  There is a bit of good news.  Winds will not be as strong, so wind chills will not be too much of an issue Wednesday morning.  That changes on Thursday and Friday mornings, with lows 0 to -10 and winds W 10-20  mph, wind chills will near -25.  Dangerous cold is in the forecast through Friday.  We are also tracking more light snow.  This is forecast to arrive later Wednesday and last through Wednesday night.  A quick inch or 2 is possible.  More snow chances are also in the weekend forecast.

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Bitter Cold and More Snow

Posted By · January 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Bitter cold will be the concern overnight and early Wednesday.  We are forecasting temperatures in the range of 0 to -6 degrees overnight.  This is dangerous cold and it will last through the end of the week.  This is the kind of cold that is dangerous and we encourage you to check on your family, friends and neighbors.  Your pets and home will need extra attention too. 

 Temperatures will struggle all day.  We will only be near 12 degrees by lunch, with forecast highs in the teens.  We are tracking another chance for light snow later Wednesday through early Thursday.  Another inch or so will be possible. 


The coldest air of the week arrives Thursday and Friday.  Morning temperatures will be below zero and highs on Thursday will struggle to only 10 degrees.  In addition to the bitter cold, there will be more snow chances this weekend.


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Snow Continues this Evening

Posted By · January 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

A Winter Weather Advisory continues for all of Central Indiana until Sunday 1am.

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Widespread snow is moving over Central Indiana at this time.  Some areas could receive one inch of snow per hour.

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Keep in mind that with this fast moving system, clearing of the roads may be difficult.  With the blowing and falling snow, visibilities could be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile.

Most of Central Indiana will receive 3″ to 5″ of snow by late evening.

Snow will taper off late tonight with a slow clearing by morning.

Sunday will be breezy but dry.  Snow chances move in late Monday night.  Bitter cold temperatures return Tuesday.




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