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  • Cool off is temporary – central Indiana temperatures to surge mid-week

    COOL OFF After the warmest weather of 2019 this past weekend, temperatures took a real downturn Monday. A cold front passed late Sunday and behind it, a northwest wind carrying more of an April-like feel is here to start the work week. Clouds increased early Monday mainly along and north of I-70, keeping temperatures well below normal. At 6 p.m., temperatures were at late March/early April levels while added sunshine brought temps up into the upper 60s Monday. The contrast […]

  • More summer-level warmth is on the way; Storm threat returns Sunday

    2019’s WARMEST For the third time this year, the temperature in Indianapolis topped the 80-degree mark and reached 82° marking the warmest this year. On average, six days will reach 80° or warmer by the 17th of May, and last year we had already posted 12. On average, we have 100 days of 80-degree warmth and there are many more in the upcoming forecast. STORM THREAT LOWERS After the powerful winds associated with Thursday’s evening storms, many of us would […]

  • Chill behind us as new pattern takes hold; real warmth coming soon

    MAY MORNING? It was the very cold and even frosty morning Tuesday as area temperatures sank below 40-degrees early. Some locations fell to frost levels by sunrise. Area lows that caught our eyes included 35-degrees in Marion (Grant County) and New Castle (Henry County). While officially 41° in Indianapolis nearby Carmel dipped to 36°. Frost formation often forms when temps reach 36-degrees or colder. A FEW SHOWERS THEN WARMING An approaching warm front will increase clouds through the night and […]

  • Here comes the sun; Chilly night before a new pattern takes hold, warmest of the year soon

    CHILL EASES SOON – FROSTY NIGHT? The cloudy, dreary and damp conditions are moving on.  Late Monday skies were improving in central Indiana and the added May sunshine has boost temperatures to nearly 60-degrees in west central Indiana. After a record tying cool, maximum temperature of 49-degrees Sunday, more like early March – we moved up late day to even the lower 60s just after 6 pm. The clearing will continue through the evening and overnight the skies will clear.  […]

  • Minimal storm threat lingers before cold front passes; New rain threat for the weekend

    COLD FRONT COMING A thunderstorm threat is still minimal, but an uptick over the next few hours is possible ahead of an approaching cold front. INSTABILITY lingers and supports a few t-storms before 8 p.m. No severe storms are expected. The front clears the Hoosier state after midnight with much cooler air flowing in behind it. Temperatures will take a dive overnight and drop into the 40s by sunrise Friday. WEEKEND RAIN  Rain chances will end later tonight and not […]

  • Rain threat minimal for now; Warmest of 2019 Wednesday

    DRY TIME HOLDS Despite the clouds Tuesday, the threat for rain will remain minimal for at least another day! This is the first time since April 21 through the 23 with NO rain in Indianapolis. A front stalls and becomes stationary this evening, leading to a large north to south temperature spread into early Wednesday morning. Should a few showers develop, it would likely be near this front overnight. At this time, most locations will remain rain-free well into Wednesday […]

  • Rain chances are returning while a cooling temperature trend emerges

    DRY TIME For the first time since April 22 – 23, we had back to back dry days in Indianapolis and area-wide! The soggy stretch has been pesky, with rainfall over the past week of .77″. Locally some totals have exceeded 2″ and dating back to late April in excess of 5″ were recorded. According to the USDA, a mere 3 percent of the corn crop has been planted in the state which is well below the average of 35 […]

  • Showers and a few thunderstorms to end April; May opens very warm

    STORMS TONIGHT? There is a threat of thunderstorms this evening and later tonight as April comes to a close. The more numerous showers and storms are most likely to roam through western and northwest central Indiana this evening and through 12 a.m. A warm front is lifting north late in the day and will continue to do so for the rest of the night. While storms are possible near and north of the front, the threat for rain will diminish […]

  • Soggy spring pattern to continue for May’s open

    WETTEST SPRING IN YEARS Rainfall was light Monday as we reached six straight days of at least a trace of rain in central Indiana. The total of 1.68″ is 2.75″ above normal and boosts spring 2019 to the wettest spring in six years. Some local rainfall amounts per radar estimates that I’m posting below are in excess of 3 to 4″ in northeast-central Indiana. The wet spring is already having an impact on area farmers. Thus far only 2% of […]

  • Slow severe weather season in Indiana; Thursday’s tornadoes were first of April 2019

    TORNADOES CONFIRMED Friday, the National Weather Service surveyed portions of Jennings County and found two brief tornadoes occurred. The first was located four miles south of North Salem at 7:19 p.m. and estimated winds reached 100 mph, classified as an EF1 tornado, with path width of 30 yards and a track of 0.34 miles. A second brief tornado was identified 12 miles northeast of North Vernon at 7:52 pm. This track was 30 yards wide with a path length of […]

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