Rare mid-April snow and cold; Brighter days ahead

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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!


We didn't expect to break the cold weather pattern that has plagued us all spring long and today was expected to turn sharply colder along with the snow showers.  The high today of 37-degree is the second coldest for the date and nearly 30 degrees below normal!

We get back to sunshine tomorrow with some moderating temperatures expected this week but brace for a cold start. A Freeze Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday for most of the southern third of the state.

The average temperatures will mainly remain below normal the rest of the week with the exception Wednesday when strong, southwest winds will temporarily warm us to near 70-degrees.

A new cold surge will follow showers Wednesday night and possibly another batch of snow showers late into Thursday morning.


Looking ahead there is a warming trend and the upcoming weekend is looking rather good at this distance. Warming to near normal is possible starting early next week but the overall chilly pattern will persist to close out the month. The latest 6-10 day temperature probability is posted below. It is centered on the week of April 22 through the 26.

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