Near record warmth ends but arctic air remains absent – for now

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WARM LATE NOVEMBER DAY

What a day! The preliminary high temperature in Indianapolis is 65-degrees Tuesday. That is the WARMEST for the date in 19 years (1998) and 19-degrees above normal. Not quite a record, 69° set in 1909, but nearby Muncie did break a record for the date.

NO ARCTIC AIR FOR NOW - WARM INTO DECEMBER

A west to east flow known as a zonal flow by meteorologist s means more above normal days. The new warm spell has once again elevated our autumn average temperature. Autumn 2017 currently ranks 29th all-time and trails last fall by 3-degrees.

Jack Frost is lost! There is no arctic air behind this cold front that passes pre-dawn Wednesday. A mild pattern will continue despite a cool off this week. The pattern looks to stay rather mild into the first week of December. We are on the clock, its only a matter of time before colder surges develop so get out and enjoy!