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07

Cloudy, Cold Afternoon

By · March 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

This may sting a bit if you’re not a fan of winter weather.  But this day last year highs nearly hit 70°!  Of course that was part of the wimpy winter that produced less than 10″ of snow.

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Indianapolis snow this season is more than double last season.  At 24.6″ this snow season is just below the 25.9″ average.

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Snow depth as of this morning was 3″ in Indianapolis, and 5-6″ in the northern and eastern periphery of the viewing area.  This snow pack (along with cloud cover) is key to lows tonight, and will take a bite out of the much advertised weekend warm up.  If the current overcast doesn’t break tonight, then low temperature map posted below will be too cold.  This will be feature to monitor this evening, and an adjustment for more uniform temperatures in the mid 20s may be needed.

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Conversely… the snow will keep daytime highs Friday below normal.  This despite a much brighter sky during the afternoon.

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Friday will be the brightest day for awhile.  With clouds quickly returning Saturday, and possibly areas of fog in the morning.

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Saturday is the best of the weekend due to rain staying to the west of central Indiana.  It’s highly recommended that any outdoor plans/activities get done Saturday, before widespread arrives Sunday.

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Melting snow and 1-3″ rain potential by Tuesday morning puts river flooding in play.  Flood Warnings are likely to increase by early next week.

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The weekend warm up is brief.  Long range models/telelconnections indicate another stretch of colder than normal air for next week, when highs return to the lower 40s.

Have a great afternoon and thanks for reading the blog.

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