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  • Snow showers expected to follow Wednesday’s windy warm up

    SOME SUNSHINE It was nice to see the skies brighten Tuesday afternoon and that April sunshine went to work fast on these chilly temperatures.  Once we turned sunny, the thermometer really started to rise, climbing 8-degrees in under two hours.  The afternoon will end well below normal, and mark the 13th day this month below normal.  The normal high is 64-degrees. TWO FRONTS ON WEDNESDAY A fast moving low pressure system will race through Indiana Wednesday, initially sending a warm […]

  • Rare mid-April snow and cold; Brighter days ahead

    MORE SPRING SNOW Just what you wanted right? More snow and more cold! Winter won’t let go! The measured .3″ of snowfall today in Indianapolis (April 16) is only the fifth time ever snow is measured for this date (Record 1.3″ 1961). It is now the fifth snowiest spring on record in Indianapolis. Most of our snow (61%) has fallen since March 1! APRIL? We didn’t expect to break the cold weather pattern that has plagued us all spring long and today was […]

  • April 11, 1965 – Indiana’s deadliest tornado outbreak; The Palm Sunday outbreak

    IMPORTANT DATE April 11, 1965 – It was 53 years ago today the deadliest tornado outbreak in state history occurred. Sadly, 137 Hoosiers died as 10 tornadoes crossed 18 counties in only a matter of a few hours. 37 tornadoes would touch down in six states that day, killing 258 and injuring 3,000. The historical image of the twin F4 tornadoes that struck the Midway Trailer Park near Dunlap was photographed by Elkhart Truth photographer Paul Huffman. An 800 yard […]

  • Coldest April in over 80 years will take a turn; Warmest of 2018 coming

    SPRING STRUGGLES Our spring continues to struggle on this the 8th straight day below normal. Spring to date has only produced two 60-degree days (since March 1). April 2018 is now the coldest in 82 years! Who is ready for a change? April can turn on a dime as it will this week. It’s a very transitional month with a 72-degree spread in the record high of 90-degrees and the record low of 18-degrees. The average date of our first […]

  • Cracking the code to this cold spring; Warmest of 2018 coming soon

    SNOW AND COLD MONDAY The cold pattern continues but big changes are coming this week. After early morning snow Monday, temperatures have been hovering around 40-degrees, the normal for February 21. And a full 20-degrees below normal. This is the 7th straight day below normal and our chilly spring rolls on. Currently (Spring 2018) ranks among the coldest 22% on record. Since March 1, there have only been two 60-degree days, fewest since 1984! The early AM snow – another […]

  • Feels like February: Chilly pattern continues and snow will fall again

    NOT APRIL AT ALL High temperatures came early Wednesday and are normal for February 17. By early afternoon, we were down nearly 30-degrees from Tuesday — factor in the wind and it feels over 40-degrees colder! The cold pattern just won’t budge! We are now five weeks into meteorological spring and nearly 70% of the days have been below normal. To date, only two 60-degree days since March 1. Adding insult to injury – record setting snow and record setting […]

  • TORNADO WATCH issued; First severe weather outbreak of the season possible Tuesday

    A strengthening spring storm system will approach the state Tuesday afternoon and evening bringing multiple rounds of thunderstorms. UPDATE: The Tornado watch has been extended until 1 AM for a portion of central, south-central and east Indiana.   A warm front early in the day was the focus for very heavy rainfall – over 3″ in Indianapolis.  A new record for the date and the month of April has already been established.  Many flash flood warnings have been issued and will […]

  • Weather shifting quickly with severe storms possible Tuesday

    SNOWY SPRING Our weather will only get stranger here in the next 24 hours. Good Monday afternoon. From snow to severe. The snow streak through central Indiana ran from Nebraska to New York. Now attention turns to a new ‘spring’ storm with severe weather potential Tuesday. Since March 20, the official start of spring, we’ve had 12.9″ of snowfall (most ever for the dates March 20 to April 1) and over 3.40″ of precipitation, most since 1985. We’ve had the fewest 60-degree days […]

  • After rain Saturday, coldest Easter in 10 years; No warm up as April begins

    SUNNY FRIDAY Finally Sunshine!   Good Friday is looking good with high clouds and filtered sun.  Temperatures were still below normal and in many locations failed to reach 50-degrees.  The normal high now is 58°. MORE RAIN AND WIND SATURDAY Easter egg hunts are in jeopardy again. After last weekend’s snow – rain threat is increasing by early afternoon. We bracket the hours of 2 pm to 8 pm for peak rainfall coverage Saturday. Rainfall will be lighter than Thursday with […]

  • Flood Watch continues with heavy rain Tuesday night then dry time

    FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES A Flood Watch continues through 8 a.m. Wednesday. The rainfall is also picking up again late Tuesday. It is pouring in Monroe County just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. I’m posting the view from our cam at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina on Lake Monroe. Soggy! HEAVY RAIN TONIGHT The rain will be heavier and spreading northeast this evening and not easing up until pre-dawn Wednesday. Additional rainfall of 1″ to 2″ is possible before a dry time arrives Wednesday. Rainfall amounts […]