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  • 1st sticking snow precedes potential record cold; Arctic Blast underway to open work week

    FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW FALLING The first area-wide snowfall is underway in central Indiana Monday afternoon and evening. As temperatures continue to fall, the light rain turned to snow in Indianapolis just before 2 pm. By 4 p.m., a half inch of snow was reported at the airport, marking the first measured snow since March 30. UPDATE (8 p.m.): Indianapolis has set a record snowfall for the date of 2.3″. The previous record for November 11 was 1.2″, set in 1995 […]

  • Impressive first cold blast; After weekend warm up, cold reloads; Snow precedes new Arctic Blast

    NOVEMBERRRR The coldest of the season and coldest since early March but digging deeper, this is unusually cold air so early in November. Low temperatures fell into the teens Friday morning, coldest Crawfordsville at 13-degrees with 17-degrees in Indianapolis.  Not a record, but it is only the 5th time that a November 8th opened in the teens – most recently 1991 (28 years ago) when the record for the date was set at 13°. We haven’t had an afternoon this […]

  • Cold arrives to end the work week; Arctic Express on the way

    WARM UP WEDNESDAY Clouds slowed the warm-up late day for some but temperatures did make it back into the 50s – likely the warmest it will be here for the next few days.  It is getting that time of the year that sun makes all the difference.  Skies were brighter late day north and that is where temperatures were warmest. The south breeze will continue for a few more hours but a wind shifting cold front will arrive later tonight.  […]

  • Warm up Wednesday precedes first of 2 cold surges; Record cold coming next week?

    COOL NIGHT Skies are to remain mainly clear, and following a passing cold front, it will be a colder night. Temperatures are to fall again to freezing by sunrise area-wide. Wednesday may open chilly, but a passing warm front will allow milder airflow in again on southwest breezes. Temperatures that as of recently have been trending more below normal will rise well into 50s, which is more typical of the normal high this time of year. There will be a […]

  • Cooler for election day; Wintry weather and colder air comimg

    COOL OFF FOR ELECTION DAY The work week opened with milder temperatures but clouds and a few raindrops signaled that a chance will get underway overnight.  A cold front will be passing overnight nudging clouds and rain south before sunrise.  Cooler air settles in for a election day temperature that will be the coolest for a Mayoral election since 2007’s 44°.  Three of the past four Mayoral election days have surpassed 70-degrees. WINTRY LOOK BY WEEKS END Decided turn to […]

  • Coldest open to November in 70 years; Colder pattern underway

    RECORD COLD OPEN Welcome to November or should we say NovemBRRR.  The coldest open in 70 years this year when the temperature dipped to 24° early Friday morning.  This was a record trying low – matching 1879 and 1949. The chilly had a sting considering we hadn’t even fell below freezing all season long until Halloween night. The ‘growing season’ ends ending October with stretch of 213 days between freeze dates.  That ranks 2nd longest only behind 2017’s 219. CHILLY […]

  • Frightening flakes, howling winds and a wind chill with a bite; A horrifying Halloween 2019

    COLD BLAST TO END THE MONTH Halloween 2019 opened wet, then turned sharply colder! After the rain, early temperatures fell into he 30s on gusty winds that topped 40 mph. Scattered flurries developed along with a few snow showers late day, which created tough conditions for the ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating around central Indiana. FIRSTS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH We almost escaped October without a freezing temperature, but that ended at 4:40 pm. We went 213 days […]

  • Waves of rain before coldest air of the season; Howling winds for Halloween

    STALLED FRONT Once again weather across central Indiana was far ranging from a December-like feel west to early October highs east.  Area-wide could cover was thick but a slow moving, nearly stalled front brought a decided change from west to east.  Late day the temperatures ranged from 43° in Crawfordsville to nearly 60° in Shlebyville. MORE RAIN COMING Rain will spread northeast later tonight along and north of the front arriving after midnight and lingering into sunrise Wednesday.  Damp and […]

  • More wet weather before coldest air of the season arrives

    CLOUDS VS. SUN MONDAY Location, location, location.  Depending on where you were late Monday the weather took on a completely different and feel.  Clouds were thick in western Indiana, producing November-like temperatures while clear skis and full sunshine elevated temperatures to nearly 70-degrees in western Indiana.  Below the images from Avon to Fisher at just after 6 pm.  Remarkable isn’t it!  The hi-res visible satellite image showing only western Marion county and much of western Indiana under a heavier over […]

  • Final October weekend opens wet; Remnants of a tropical storm bring heavy rainexpected Saturday

    DRY TIME HOLDS Clouds are hanging on and will actually thick up this evening but dry time holds for the rest of our Friday evening and most of the overnight. Rain spreads north form southern Indiana pre-dawn Saturday.  Below the forecast for 8 am Saturday morning.  The rain will quickly in crease in coverage and intensity before noon. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY SATURDAY It may be late in October but a tropical storm has formed in the Gulf of Mexico […]

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