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  • Winter Weather Advisory now in effect

    DRY TIME ENDS We held off the precipitation through the evening commute as expected but a surge of moisture from southwest Indiana will continue spreading northeast this evening.  A pocket of dry air aloft has prevented much early day precipitation from falling to the ground but the atmosphere is getting primed to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain across central Indiana overnight. A few bands of snow will announce the arrival of the storm system, but this will likely be […]

  • Arctic blast to follow slick start to weekend

    WELCOME SUNSHINE Sunny skies have been hard to come by despite January being a very mild month. Thursday was the sunniest afternoon here in over a week. January is the second cloudiest month annually, trailing only December with an average of 40% possible sunshine. This month, we’ve only had 27% possible sunshine. We are enjoying sunsets later in the day as we’ve gained 15 minutes of daylight since the start of the month. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED While a quite and […]

  • Colder air arriving Thursday hints at changes to come

    MILD STREAK Wednesday temperatures rallied and rose to the upper 40s and lower 50s, more typical of a March day. Wednesday marked the 27th straight day above average and brought January 2020 to the ninth warmest on record. The amazing mild streak started well before Christmas. COLD FRONT PASSING The fog was thick Wednesday, but mid-afternoon winds from the west helped stir up the atmosphere and direct the fog east. A low pressure will track across the state this evening, […]

  • Checking in on winter at the mid-way point; Colder pattern emerging

    MILD SPELL CONTINUES We reached the midway point of meteorological winter Tuesday with another day above normal.  The high temperature reached the mid/upper 40s after some early morning fog and clouds.  This was the 26th straight day above normal. Meteorological winter is the cold months of December, January and February.  Since December first, 78% of the days have been above normal.  The average temperature of 37.9° now ties for the 9th warmest on record for Indianapolis. This has been an […]

  • No letup to mild streak, yet

    STREAK REACHES 25 Monday marked the twenty-fifth consecutive day with above normal temperatures in central Indiana and January has elevated to among the warmest on record.  The streak started in late December, just before the official start of winter.  The streak started December 20th and will continue for the rest of the upcoming work week. Since the first full day of winter there have been 13 days where the high temperature reached 50-degrees or warmer.  That is an amazing total, […]

  • Cold air comes rushing in, snow showers possible tonight

    COLD FRONT PASSES Temperatures are taking a dive and headed back to more seasonal levels Saturday night in the wake of a passing cold front and departing storm.  After soaking rainfall and unseasonably warm temperatures, it will look and feel more like January to end the weekend. The high Saturday reached a balmy 64-degrees, nearly 30-degrees above normal and the 3rd warmest ever for the date.  Only two other January 11th’s have been warmer – 1880 (65°) and 1890 (70°). […]

  • How rare is heavy rain in January?

    A RARE HEAVY RAIN FOR JANUARY Friday rainfall exceeded 2″ in some locations and more rain will fall entering the weekend.  No it isn’t rare for rain in January but this level of rainfall is more spring-like.  Through 6 pm, 1.73″ of rain fell in Indianapolis, establishing a new record for the date and shattering the old record that stood for 96 years.  The previous record was 1.29″ set in 1924. Heavy rain is often not an option in January […]

  • Spring-like warmth accompanies showers and thunderstorms

    TEMPERATURES SURGE Temperatures jumped as winds turned south Thursday to a high in the middle 50s. Gusty winds of nearly 40 mph elevated temperatures as much as 25-degrees from the same time Wednesday and were more typical of the first day of spring. Thursday was the 11th 50-degree day (or warmer) since the first full day of winter, December 22nd. This is the most for the time span in 144 years (1876) and only trails that record year by four […]

  • Windy warm up to turn wet

    COLDEST AFTERNOON IN WEEKS The afternoon temperature failed to reach 34-degrees in Indianapolis Wednesday making this the coldest afternoon since before Christmas.   It has been over three weeks (December 18th) since the afternoon “high” was this cool.  January 2020 is among the warmest on record to date averaging nearly 11-degrees per day above normal. WINDY AND WARM The transition to warmer temperature happens quickly as a series of warm front lift north and pass the state.  Temperatures elevate quickly as […]

  • Quick shot of colder air Wedensday; Spring-like storm to impact weekend

    COLD FRONT COMING The temperatures are the story and the story, reaching 19 straight days above normal Tuesday pushing winter’s temperature to the 15th warmest on record.  The Tuesday afternoon high temperature was 12-degrees above normal but there is a slight change coming Colder air will flow into the state behind a passing cold front later tonight.  Wednesday will feel more like January with afternoon temperatures expected in the mid/upper 30s.  The chilly air may not be quite cold enough […]

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