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18

Wet, Cool & Dreary Friday Ahead

By · October 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

A pesky area of low pressure will be spinning across the Midwest over the next couple days bringing cool, showery, dreary weather along the way.

The rain starts tonight and may continue off and on in the form of drizzle, light rain, and showers all the way ’til early Saturday. Rain totals could reach 1/4 to 1/2″.

The clouds and showers may hold temps down in the 40s for highs! The average high is 64.

And unfortunately, it could be another damp night of Operation Football. No storms are expected, just occasional showers, which means the games will likely go on.

But imagine this: on this date in 1989, we got our earliest measurable snow when 0.2″ fell. On the 19th 9.3″ fell, making that the biggest snowstorm on record for October in Indy.

And while we’re on the subject of winter – NOAA released its Winter Outlook for December through February. There’s no real signal towards wetter or drier for Indiana, instead forecasting “Equal Chances” of either. Part of the uncertainty comes from El Nino’s lack of development. It’s probably safe to say we’ll be closer to the average snowfall of 25.9″ for an entire season as opposed to the meager snow season last winter with around 10″.

NOAA does predict warmer than average for most of the Western US, but again says “Equal Chances” for Indiana. But if you’re betting on this winter, it’s probably safe to say we’ll be colder than last winter when Super Bowl temps were around 60 and we had the 9th warmest December through February on record.

The full report from NOAA is here: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2012/20121018_winteroutlook.html

For now, it looks like we won’t be worried about winter anytime soon. After a chilly Friday and cool Saturday, we’ll head back to September-like warmth for the rest of your 7-Day!

Thanks for checking in,
-Chikage

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