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  • Dry and warm September will keep rolling along; Burn bans soon?

    ANOTHER WARM ONE It was a cooler and less humid afternoon in central Indiana thanks to a northeast wind that was blowing, however we were once again above normal.  The humidity dipped and temperatures only reach the upper 70s to mid 80s but that was good for the 9th straight day above normal. September marks the start of meteorological fall, and to date this is now the warmest to date since 2002.  The average temperature of 73.5° ranks 22nd warmest […]

  • No letup to dry and unseasonably warm September

    EIGHT DAYS AND COUNTING The warm spell reached eight straight days of consecutive days above normal on Monday.  September 2019 has vaulted to 29th warmest on record here at the mid-way point of the month.  It is now among the warmest 19% on record with an average temperature of 73.1°  Warmest to-date was 1939 at 78.3°. A weak front is passing late Monday afternoon shifting winds to the north across the state.  There isn’t much cool air behind this front […]

  • Steamy September streak to continue; Rainfall is needed along with relief

    HEAT WAVE CONTINUES For the third straight day, the temperate climbed to and surpassed in many locations the 90-degree mark in central Indiana. When combined with very high humidity this unseasonably high heat is magnified with a heat index that neared 100° late in the day. Some of the top heat indices included 97° in Muncie and 99° in Terre Haute. The high of 91° marked the 21st 90-degree day of 2019 and is only the 14th time that a […]

  • Summer sizzle in September, warm spell just getting underway

      WARMEST IN WEEKS The temperature reached 92-degrees Tuesday afternoon officially in Indianapolis, the warmest on over three weeks and the hottest temperature since July 21st.  This is the first of potentially several 90-degree days as the unseasonably warm weather pattern takes hold. Today marked the 19th 90-degree day of 2019, meeting the average in a year.  With the pattern persistently warm for several more days the afternoon high temperatures may reach or exceed 90° through Friday afternoon.  Combined with […]

  • September sizzle getting underway; extended warm spell coming

    STREAK ENDS A streak of sub 80-degree days ended Monday when the temperature reached 84° in Indianapolis. After five straight days in the 70s our weather is taking a turn. Temperatures and humidity jumped on southeast breezes and even warmer weather is in the works this upcoming work week. SKIES BRIGHTEN Our young September has been slow out of the gate in the sunshine department. September ranks third annually as the sunniest month, tying June at 65% possible sunshine. It […]

  • Cooler night ahead; Dorian to take a turn

    REFRESHING CHANGE A terrific feel in the air as cooler and much drier air arrives on northwest winds Wednesday afternoon.  The huge drop in the dew point (the true measure of moisture in the air) leads to the refreshing feel.  It will also aid in tonight’s cool off that includes some locations dipping to nearly 50-degrees by sunrise Thursday.  Under clear skies, drier air and lighter winds I would not be surprised if a few outlying areas reach the upper […]

  • Cooler and less humid behind a late night cold front; Storm threat is minimal

    WARMEST IN WEEKS There was a summer-like feel in central Indiana Tuesday, with southwest winds, elevated humidity and temperatures in the mid/upper 80s late in the day. This was the warmest afternoon in Indianapolis in nearly two weeks with some downstate temperatures pushing 90-degrees.   FEW STORMS POSSIBLE A few storms are possible later tonight as a cold front enters the northwest corner of the state around midnight. Ahead of the front a skinny, broken line of storms is possible. […]

  • Coolest Labor Day in years; When was the warmest?

    Labor Day weekend has come and gone. Where did our summer go? At least we salvaged Monday with sunshine and warmer temperatures. The high today of 82-degrees makes this the coolest Labor Day and Labor Day weekend (three days) since 2014. Last year the high reached 92°. So when was the hottest Labor Day? September 1 marks the start of meteorological fall, which doesn’t end until November 30. But many of us would like to hold onto the steamy summer […]

  • HEADLINE: Hurricane Dorian Even Stronger

    HEADLINE from the  National Hurricane Center late Friday night is that Hurricane Dorian is even stronger. Just before 11 pm the storm’s sustained WINDS have increased to 140 mph with GUSTS of 165 mph.   Movement was northwest at only 10 mph.  A new storm track has been issued. This storm is flat-out awful and will likely slow or stall north of the Bahama’s. Powerful winds will lash the Florida coast as early as Sunday night and could blow fiercely up […]

  • When was the hottest Labor Day and when will it rain this weekend?

    Labor Day weekend has arrived and it’s hard to believe it’s already here. Where did our summer go? September 1 marks the start of meteorological fall, which doesn’t end until November 30. But many of us would like to hold onto the steamy summer air for a little while longer. Labor Day weekend’s temperatures can vary sharply from year to year. The calendar date might not always be the same, but we did some digging, attempting to find which Labor […]

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