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  • Working on a warm up, more sunshine coming

    BRIGHTER DAYS March can be fickle and what a day it was.  From overcast, showers and a brisk wind early, the day look to be a real dud.  By mid-afternoon skies have brightened from north to south and the March sunshine went to work on these cool temperatures.  The clouds will pull away throughout the evening hours and a clear sky is expected rest of the night.  A real chill in the air tonight as temperatures lower in the the […]

  • Spring warmth still on hold, but sunshine will help

    COOL STREAK The stretch of cool days reached seven Thursday as clouds and northwest winds had the first full day of spring feeling more like an early February day. To date, it is the coolest March in 5 years with a daily temperature running nearly 5-degrees below normal. SEARCH FOR SUN AND SIXTY Clouds were pesky, as we thought they would be but late day a few peeks of sun are being seen and detected by hi-res satellite imagery. A […]

  • Spring begins but hints of winter linger on

    SPRING 2019 Spring officially began Tuesday evening and for many, it wasn’t soon enough. Meteorological spring has been a chilly one again. Each of the past three years, March temperatures in Indianapolis have averaged below normal. This year, 16 of the first 20 days have been below normal with a daily average of 5° below normal. Sunny days increase as the year wears on and as we put the cold weather months behinds us. Annually, March ranks fifth cloudiest of […]

  • Rain expected, snow possible before spring begins Wednesday evening

    RAIN ARRIVING EARLY Showers are likely for the few remaining hours of winter. The weak low pressure arrives with southerly winds and rainfall for much of Wednesday afternoon. The precipitation arrives early Wednesday and there may be a brief period of mixed wet snow especially over north-central Indiana before a change to all rain. Rainfall will reach peak coverage early afternoon at nearly 50% of the area, and then diminish in the evening. The threat of rain will likely impact […]

  • Severe weather awareness week gets underway, tornado drill Tuesday; A look back at the big tornado outbreaks in state history

    STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana and our second statewide tornado drill will be conducted just after 10:00  a.m. Tuesday. We hope you will participate. Have the discussion with your family and create a severe weather plan. Know where to go when a Tornado Warning is issued.   TORNADO HISTORY IN INDIANA We average 22 tornadoes in Indiana annually – the most (72) in 2011! The largest outbreak came on June 2, 1990 with 37 tornadoes […]

  • Tornado confirmed Thursday in Jackson County, count could go higher

    Late Friday, the National Weather Service in Indianapolis confirmed that a EF1 tornado with 94 mph winds struck three miles north of Brownstown in Jackson county shortly after 2 p.m. The path length was 1.25 miles and the tornado path width was 40 yards. Two other tornadoes have been confirmed as of late Friday in Lake and Washington counties, with the possibility of more expected as survey teams continue. Below are images from some of the damage in Jackson County, […]

  • Spring-like air ends as cold front sweeps Indiana; Gusty winds follow Thursday storms

    Click here for current conditions, live radar, and latest weather alerts. The severe threat is over in central Indiana and what remains of the Tornado Watch expired at 5 p.m. There were reports of funnel clouds in south-central Indiana early this afternoon and we believe there was tornado damage in Jackson County near Brownstown. More information will be available as crews survey the area. Gusty winds are on the rise this afternoon. We enter the “dry slot” of the parent […]

  • Warmest of 2019: Wind advisory issued with thunderstorm threat returning Thursday

    WARMEST OF 2019 It took 135 days, but we made it – the first 70-degree day of 2019. The last 70° day came October 30. Today’s preliminary high is actually the warmest since October 10. On average, the first 70-degree day occurrence comes March 18, so a touch ahead of schedule but later than last year when we reached 77° on February 22. The span of 135 days since our last 70° day is the longest since 2015 (4 years) […]

  • Warmest air of the year arrives on strong winds; Rain and thunderstorms in forecast

    NEW STORM GATHERS A powerful storm is once again emerging from the southwest U.S. late Tuesday. The storm will intensify overnight and create a massive wind field that expands and prompts advisories in over a dozen states. The wind field will be massive and strong wind gusts are once again expected to return here. I’m posting below the hi-res forecast GFS computer model wind gusts Thursday evening. Wind Advisories may be required here again later in the week. SNOW STORM […]

  • When will central Indiana have its first 70-degree day of the year?

    Nearing the midway mark of March and spring fever is at a premium. This cold March – ranks 14th coldest to date is about to turn warmer, briefly. With only two 60-degree days under our belt when six days are the normal, who isn’t ready for some warmer days? The average date for a 70-degree high temperature is May 5 but the first occurrence of a 70-degree day has been as early as January 11, 1890. On average a 70-degree […]

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