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Coldest Night In Nearly 3 Years Followed By Weekend Snow

By · December 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Central Indiana remains in the deep freeze, with the coldest temperatures yet to come.  Another Arctic cold front moves through this afternoon with areas of light snow that may add a quick dusting.

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Areas in north-central Indiana have already received a dusting.  The picture above was taken just before 1pm near Peru.  So expect some flurries and snow showers this evening, with temperatures nearing single digits before midnight.

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Many places near zero for a low tonight, with areas away from Indianapolis’ urban heat island likely dropping below zero. Most importantly will be the harsh wind chills as cold as -10 to -15 below!

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This will mark Indianapolis’ coldest night since February of 2011.  Interestingly enough, the city averages five nights a season with below zero lows.

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The bus stop and walk to work will be brutal Thursday morning, with little relief in the afternoon.  Despite a bright sky, highs likely stay below 20 degrees and wind chills remain mostly in the single digits.

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If you’re’ wondering… it’s been six days since we’ve had temperature at or above freezing.  We’l be considerably below the average high (40) and low (25) the next 24 hours.

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We’re still targeting Friday night-Saturday for our next snow system.  While this doesn’t appear to be a monster storm, it promises to bring an accumulating snow Central Indiana…. with a focus on I-70 and points northward.

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Modeling snow amounts range from 2″ to nearly 5″, but we’re a bit out of the comfort zone for specifics on amounts and locations.  But we should all plan on snow and/or wintry mix Friday night into Saturday.

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We’re still expecting a cold tailgate for the Colts game Sunday, and a return to single digits Monday morning.  Have a great afternoon and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash

1 Comments

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It seems like metro Indy has lucked out on excessive snow totals so far this year. Does Indy’s urban heat island directly effect the snow bands overhead?

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