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  • No October as November like pattern continues; Could we see snow?

    A windy warm up Tuesday afternoon but the cold pattern will continue.  Temperatures have jumped with sunshine and southwest winds Tuesday afternoon after the coldest morning since late April. Indianapolis just missed the freezing mark but outlying areas fell to hard freeze levels.   Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Zionsville and Mt. Comfort all dipped to 28-degrees early Tuesday.   The chilly pattern has reached its sixth consecutive day.   Each of the last five have only topped out in the 50s!  The span over […]

  • Hitting the midway point of the month and still no October just yet; Freeze warning issued

    COLDER PATTERN CONTINUES A real chill in the air Monday evening.   Temperatures have slid since an early morning high of 53-degrees.  The numbers after 4 pm in the middle 40s are more typical of temperatures around Thanksgiving.   At 46-degrees in Indianapolis, it is the normal for a November 27th and 28th and nearly 20-degree below normal! Clearing is underway and with chilly temperatures and lighter winds tonight, a wide-spread frost is coming and it is possible we get our first […]

  • Frost Advisory issued north of Indy as our warm October takes a cold turn

    WARM SPELL ENDS After a string of above normal days (12 straight), the warm weather stretch has ended. October can take a quick turn and this year isn’t letting us down! This afternoon takes on a NOVEMBER-like feel after the extended warm spell. Today is the COOLEST afternoon in over five months! We only made it to 56° at 4 p.m., which equals the normal high for November 8. FROST POSSIBLE And despite being the 2nd warmest October on record […]

  • Warmest October on record to take chilly turn after rain; major Hurricane Michael takes aim

    OCTOBER 2018 WARMEST ON RECORD It has been an interesting month and only nine days in. The autumn heat wave is about to end. If you are under the age of 79, you’ve never awoken to an October 9 this warm. Indianapolis tied for a record warm minimum Tuesday morning set in 1939. October 2018 is now the WARMEST to date (through October 9) on record. Nearly 15-degrees per day above normal, this is the most 80-degree plus days in an October […]

  • Autumn heat wave rolls on but coldest of the season coming; Hurricane Michael takes aim

    SUMMER SIZZLE IN OCTOBER Fall 2018 remains on hold for now as we reach the 9th straight day above normal. October 2018 is already the 3rd warmest on record to date and it is the warmest autumn in 11 years. Through Monday,  28 of the past 38 days have been above normal.  Today marks the date of the HOTTEST October temperature on record and the latest 90-degree day in Indianapolis.  It reached 91° on this date in 2007.   There is […]

  • Ready for the hottest October weekend in over 10 years; Several records could fall

    RAIN ENDING FOR NOW Changes in our weather are unfolding fast as we enter the weekend. Thunderstorms and tropical downpours are now easing and skies are beginning to brighten late Friday. Heavy rainfall totals of 1″ of or more were observed over a portion of central and north-central Indiana. The storms are easing and will only be isolated and widely scattered for the rest of the evening. Any rain threat will be small the rest of the overnight and more likely to […]

  • Making a run at the all-time warmest in October next week

    A cool off but it is brief.   Today marks the 5th straight day above normal and the humidity is set to surge again behind a new front.   A warm front will lift north and spread high humidity and more unseasonably warm air back to central Indiana as we enter the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are on hold for now, but are set to develop late again tonight after 2 am. The northbound warm front along with a late night jet […]

  • Summer-like hold, holds; More heat on the horizon

    RARE SUMMER WARMTH CONTINUES The A/C is still humming into October.   As first forecast last week, It was the WARMEST October 3rd in 35 years (1983).  Preliminary high of 86° ranks 4th warmest for the date.  Record 90° 1954.     NOT NORMAL We were 15-degrees above average Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis and that is even above normal temp for any summer afternoon.  The highest average high in Indianapolis peaks at 85-degrees from June 26th through July 29th. Worth noting […]

  • Rare high humidity and warmth holds; Autumn on hold for now

    RARE AIR FOR OCTOBER Exceptional warmth and high humidity will not be backing off any time soon.    The preliminary high of 85° ties for 8th warmest for the date and WARMEST October 2nd in 16 years! That is the NORMAL for JULY 29th and it felt like it. The dew point has reached the lower 70’s at 4 pm Tuesday.   That has only happened two times on record for this date in the past seven decades!   The heat index – […]

  • Warmest open to October in 16 years; Summer-like for now

    80-DEGREE DAY It was an anther 80-degree day Monday! We average 100 per year in Indianapolis and this was number 115 of 80° or warmer. That is the most since 2010’s 125. There are many more on the way! The preliminary high of 83-degrees is the warmest start to an October in Indianapolis since 2002 (83°), the normal high for September 1. OCTOBER’S TURNS COOL October ties for the second fast month to cool. We lose another 1 hour and 13 minutes of […]