New arctic blast could push records, powerful autumn storm brews next weekend

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NEW COLD BLAST

The wind chill dropped  to 0° in the city at 6 PM with bursts of snow at times now accompanying the wind gusts of up to 30 mph.  Amazing cold for November with temperatures more than 30 degrees below normal.

Wind chill 6 PM Nov 17th

Wind chill 6 PM Nov 17th

COLD AND SNOWY NOVEMBER

Call it SNOVEMBRRR! The snowiest November now in 17 years after the 2.5″ snowfall Sunday.  The recent blast of cold is getting worse with a new, stronger blast of cold that hit today.  To date it is the 10th coldest November on record with an average temperature of only 38.9°!


SNO-VEM-BRRRR

EARLY SEASON SNOW

Fall 2014 is now the snowiest since 1997 and ranks 11th all-time to date with a  total of 2.6″.

The snowiest Autumn (months of September/October and November) ever on record came in 1989 with 9.9″

Sunday’s snowfall ranged from 2.5″ to 3″.   The highest reports locally came in at 3.5″ Frankfort (Clinton County), Monrovia (Morgan County).  Downstate Indiana reports of 6″ from Pekin (Washington County) southeast of Salem in southeast Indiana.

Snowfall reports

Snowfall reports

 

Snowfall reports

Snowfall reports

COLD WEEK

Record low temperatures will be challenged tonight and again on Tuesday afternoon.  The record low temperature for November 18 is 5°, set 134 years ago.   Some wind and clouds may prevent the record from breaking, we are forecasting a low of 7° in the city.  November 18 only reached 20° in 1880, a record and that record cool maximum will be challenged with a forecast high of only 22°. That is 30 degrees below normal.

A windy warm up tho the upper 30s arrives on Wednesday as a fast-moving ‘clipper’ system dives in from the northwest.  A cool off will come again in the wake of the system Thursday,

WEEKEND STORM

A powerful autumn storm system could be in the works for the weekend bringing a brief warm up but potentially heavy rainfall. Current forecasts suggest the storm will intensify rapidly Sunday into Monday with central pressure crashing to 974 mb – that is hurricane pressures.  The wind field could be far-reaching – a true November Gale storm.  heavy rainfall, a skinny line of storms then a big cold blast could follow.  We will keep you up to date throughout the week.

Big Autumn storm this weekend?

Big Autumn storm this weekend?