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  • Steamy and stormy in central Indiana Tuesday evening

    STORMS AROUND TUESDAY AFTERNOON Storm clouds were plentiful as we reached peak heating of the day. Numerous shelf clouds were captured below from Tipton County to Hamilton County. The second image is from our former producer Christina Griffins Tuesday afternoon. Tropical downpours will be blinding at times but do offer temporary relief from the heat and humidity. Temperatures will drop under thunderstorms as much as 15-degrees in a matter of minutes. The heat index reached 100-degrees today just before 2 […]

  • Heat holds

    ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY Not the hottest of the season but added levels of humidity helped produce the second straight day of 100-degree or higher heat indices in central Indiana.  Monday was the 9th 90-degree day so far this year – the most so early in a year since 1988. Last year there was a total of 14 90-degree days – the most 1983’s 58. We’ve scanned weather records and found that the 146 year average of 90-degree days in Indianapolis […]

  • After a milder Thursday a new heat wave is on the way

    ANOTHER STORMY AFTERNOON FOR SOME Storms are exiting and settling south ahead of a approaching cold front late Wednesday.  We are about to get a real treat weather-wise here Thursday. A few stronger storms will lead to heavy downpours and colder air rushing out in front the storms will produce shelf clouds.  An example of these clouds from our own Zack Myers near Franklin in Johnson county just before 4 pm Wednesday. Locally heavy rain fell late day with over […]

  • Rain threat lowers behind passing cold front; New heat wave coming

    A LITTLE TOO MUCH RAIN FOR SOME Rain had been hard to come by up until the past four days in most of central Indiana.  The series of thunderstorms and waves of heavy downpours directed across southwest Indiana looks to be easing after tonight.  The rainfall has been plentiful with 2.28″ of rain in Indianapolis.  That’s a nice number and was needed but locations of southwest Indiana have topped 6″ or more.  Bloomfield in central Greene County has had 6.08″ […]

  • Unsettled pattern brings more needed rainfall; Heat returns soon

    HEALTHY RAINFALL We welcomed the rain but it is taking a break here Monday afternoon. After a soaking rainfall Sunday, we welcome some dry time. Rainfall Sunday was welcome with 1.83″ of rain falling in Indianapolis making it the second WETTEST June 10 on record. Three-day totals are impressive too and in locations of the state where it has just been way too dry. Some three day totals include Terre Haute 2.95″, Bloomington 2.53″ and Indianapolis 2.09″. Some locations had as much […]

  • Since mid-April the driest in Indianapolis in over 90 years; Slim rain chance

    TRYING TO RAIN We are holding out for the slimmest of rainfall chances this Tuesday evening. We have warmed again, well above normal for the 29th 80-degree day of 2018.   That is the most so early in a year since 1977! A wind shifting cold front has generated a handful of showers and thunderstorms northeast of Indianapolis this afternoon. While coverage is limited and most likely most of us will miss out on a downpour ( we need it!) we […]

  • Heat follows the mild open to the work week

    REFRESHING Early Monday morning, the low temperature dipped to 56-degrees, about normal for this time of the year, but it was the coolest since May 9. A remarkably persistent warm weather pattern has only eased slightly as the work week opens. Low humidity delivered on northwest winds will persist again overnight. Low temperatures will fall below 60-degrees again early Tuesday morning. STREAKS SNAPPED For the first time in just over two weeks, we failed to reach the 80-degree mark. The […]

  • First wide-spread storm damage of the year; New storms later

    DAMAGING STORMS THURSDAY It has been a strange spring to say the least. As we wrap up the month of May, the warmest May on record, a cluster of storms raced across south-central Indiana early Thursday afternoon. The storm complex was a small low pressure (a meso-low or meso-scale vorticity maximum as meteorologist call them) that delivered damaging winds that toppled trees and power lines from Missouri through Illinois, Indiana and into Ohio. Through 6 p.m. there were nearly 200 […]

  • Hope of rainfall on the rise Wednesday; warmest May on record

    NO MAY THIS YEAR This incredible May continues to roll along with another above normal day. No, we really are not having a May this year! Today is the 29th consecutive day above normal in what is the warmest May on record. We reached 90-degrees for the third time is very rare. This is only the 12th time in 147 years that this month has 3 90-degree days. There is no let-up insight. May 2018 is running a whopping 10-degrees per day above […]

  • May 2018 on historic track to be warmest on record

    EVERY DAY THIS MONTH ABOVE NORMAL We are still on track for the WARMEST May on record! Tuesday marked 22 straight days above normal and 16 80-degree days.  This now ties for most to date in 53 years! Remember the COLD spring we were having? Entering May the 14th coldest on record now we drop to the middle of the pack.   Warmest May in 122 years. HUMIDITY DROPS Behind a cold front Tuesday, the humidity lowers and we are in […]