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  • Where were you in 1994? Coldest ever in Indianapolis on this date

    Where were you on this date in 1994? Hopefully inside! From the “It could be worse files”:  On this date Indianapolis sets the all-time coldest temperature of -27°. The old scale wind chill was -43°! Friday January, 19 marks the 24-year anniversary of the coldest low temperature ever in Indianapolis at -27° (yes that is actual air temperature) and the coldest low ever in the state of Indiana.  The record is held by are neighbors to the south in New […]

  • Bitter cold backing off, second January thaw underway

    IT’S BEEN COLD SO FAR Have you seen your heating bill? Today marks the 22nd day at or below freezing in Indianapolis. ONE more than ALL of last season. January 2018 is running 15 degrees colder than last January. That’s good for an average temperature of 16 degrees and it makes this the 10th coldest January to date on record. Cabin fever is probably at a premium.   BITTER COLD BEHIND US? We may be putting the bitter cold behind […]

  • New January thaw coming soon as arctic air is expected to ease

    SUB-ZERO TEMPS ON HOLD FOR NOW The arctic air is easing. Brace for more cold temperatures Wednesday night, but we will not go below zero. We’ve been sub-zero nine times already this season. That is the most to date for so early on in a season since 1990. Checking weather records, 1990 ended with only nine sub-zero lows, so could that bode well for us? We are losing the connection to the polar branch of the jet stream and a […]

  • Bitter cold still holds but a new warm up is coming

    ANOTHER BELOW ZERO NIGHT We are heading to the ninth sub-zero night of the season and we’ve been on an incredible pace so far this winter. This is the most below zero nights in a season to date in 28 years after a low of -5° in Indianapolis Tuesday morning. Some of the colder morning lows included -7° in Monrovia and -9° in Terre Haute. We are forecasting area-wide lows below zero Wednesday morning with a wind-chill of -5° to […]

  • Wind Chill Advisory to take effect overnight as temperatures drop in central Indiana

    FRESH SNOWFALL The sticking snows are moving on, but Hoosiers should brace for a new arctic blast Monday night. Officially, 2 inches of snow fell in Indianapolis through 5 p.m. It is still slushy and soft underfoot and on the secondary roads. Cleanup those walk ways and driveways. The temps are starting to fall and they will fall fast. Our snowfall for the season has reached 7.5 inches in Indianapolis. That is still below normal. To date, we are 4.5 inches below normal. […]

  • Icy, snowy Friday ends windy and much colder; Arctic air reloads with more snow by Monday

    STORM DEPARTS Cold winds will blow and the storm system departs.  Friday’s entry-level intensity winter storm produced 2″ to 3″ snowfall reports, freezing rain and sleet.  One of the larges reports came from The wintry cocktail made for hazardous driving conditions for the morning and evening commute.  Snowfall will ease and end quickly early Friday evening. Winds have been strong and while additional snowfall is not expected beyond 7 – 8 pm, blowing and drifting snow will created travel concerns.  […]

  • Winter storm to impact Indiana Friday; Advisories updated along with storm time-line

    Some updates to share from the weather center Thursday evening Winter weather advisory issued for a large portion of central Indiana from 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.   A winter storm warning has been issued for several counties in south-central Indiana from 1 am to 10 pm Friday as well. Temperatures will remain mild for the rest of the evening and above freezing through midnight but quick changes will unfold through the overnight hours. Cold air will hit like a […]

  • Winter Storm Watch issued as freezing rain, snow is expected Friday

    WARMEST IN FIVE WEEKS The January thaw is rolling as temperatures have surged into the low to mid 50s Wednesday afternoon. This is the warmest since the first week of December and the normal for mid to late March. It will remain very mild, damp and at times wet through the night. Showers will be around with a temperature steady near 50-degrees! It will even run warmer Thursday with many area temperatures closing in on 60-degrees. The average date of our first 60-degree […]

  • Full blown January thaw then decided turn to frigid air, potential for weekend snow

    WARMEST OF THE YEAR Thaw continues and will persist through the night. No wide-spread refreeze expected. This is the mildest afternoon in over two weeks and tonight we will remain above freezing. After sunset, steady temperatures are expected along with more fog. It will thicken through the night as we continue to melt off snow and add more moist air. Areas of dense fog are very possible by early Wednesday morning. A few showers are expected to develop before sunrise. The thaw […]

  • Bitter cold finally backs off; thaw coming this week

    WELCOME CHANGE For the first time since Dec. 23, the temperature reached 36-degrees in Indianapolis. That is now two consecutive days above freezing and boy was it needed! January 2018 currently ranks as the second coldest ever on record (records date back to 1872) with and average temperature of 5.6-degrees! January 2018 currently is averaging 22-degrees per day below normal. This is the warmest in over two weeks. In that brutally cold span we dipped below zero 7 times – most so early […]