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  • Daily rain chances continue with slow improvements coming

    RAIN THREAT CONTINUES Showers are scattered and rainfall is selective Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Rainfall totals late day are reaching a half-inch in east-central Indiana late Wednesday afternoon under a few downpours. There will be showery spells but plan for many rain-free hours and gaps this evening.   A chance of a t-storm is still in the offing and under a thunderstorm or two, some locally heavier totals are possible. Off rainfall generating machine forecasts, a six model average of 1.3″ […]

  • Multi-day rainfall threat begins Wednesday

    RAIN ON THE WAY Enjoy the evening everyone, we will remain rain-free this evening and overnight. The rain threat arrives at daybreak Wednesday and will the increase quickly.   Showers will become much more numerous by Wednesday afternoon along with a chance of thunderstorms. Rainfall will not be evenly distributed here the next 48 hours but with ample humidity a few downpours will develop along with a couple of thunderstorms. Off a suite of computer generated rainfall (just a sample of […]

  • Warm streak reaches day eleven; Rain chances rise mid-week

    STREAK REACHES ELEVEN Our warm streak reaches day 11. All but the first and second of the month have been at or above normal and August 2018 is now running nearly 5° warmer than last August to date. The warmth will continue into Tuesday when area thermometers warm to nearly 90-degrees. While 90s have been absent for over a week, Sumner 2018 is among the warmest 14% on record and currently ranks 21st warmest. COOLER TRENDS There are indications that […]

  • Storm threat diminishing early, rain chances return to end the week

    A FEW STORMS EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING Scattered storms are around central Indiana Wednesday afternoon. The approaching storm clouds were captured by our camera at the University of Indianapolis just after 5 pm. Storms will bring brief, heavy downpours and occasionally a gust of wind early this evening.  Most of the rain chances will diminish quickly here before 10 pm. UPPER LOW OVERHEAD THIS WEEKEND While no 90-degree days are expected it will remain warm and humid through the the end […]

  • Second largest single day rainfall of the summer is a record breaker

    RECORD BREAKER The 1.82″ of rainfall that was measured in Indianapolis today is the largest single-day rainfall in two months and the SECOND largest of the summer behind June 10’s 1.83″. Rainfall today (August 7) breaks a daily rainfall record set 122 years ago! The previous record of 1.08″ was set in 1896. The largest single-day rainfall in the month of August is August 6, 1979 with 4.46″.  Weather records date back to 1871 in Indianapolis.

  • AUGUST 2018 running warm, small storm threat later

    ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY August has turned hot and is currently running over 4-degrees warmer than last August to date.  With three straight 90-degree days, the temperatures combined with tropical-level humidity produced a heat index near 100-degree Monday. The high temperarue of 91° was the 27th of the year – most to date since 2012’s 47 and ranks 21st all-time. STORM CHANCES AROUND The threat for a few storms tonight again looks to be small and best described as few and […]

  • Harsh Indiana winter dries out state’s summer cooling program

    What day of the year has produced the most 90-degree days?

    Which calendar day is arguably the ‘hottest’ day of the year?   Making a good case is, July 28th. For the date, July 28th, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 101° in 1930. While it is not the hottest temperature ever for the city of Indianapolis (106° officially set July 14th and on numerous other dates) and (107° unofficially taken prior to the airport being recognized as the official record station) it has produced the most 90° plus days on record. […]

  • September in July: Final weekend of the month will be mild

    LONGEST COOL SPELL OF THE SUMMER UNDERWAY Historically, we are entering the hottest time of the year but Mother Nature has other plans! The final weekend of July will open with early September-like lows! And how about this – vacationers in northern Minnesota awoke to 30s in July! Early morning Friday, temperatures dipped to 39° at Hibbing, Crane Lake and Big Fork. That is where our air is originating from for the weekend. The heat and humidity are on hold for […]

  • Quick warm up before a cool down that will extend to the end of July

    BACK ON TRACK? The temperatures were heating up again Wednesday. With the exception of a couple of isolated downpours, today was mainly dry and quite warm too. Our warm July got back on track reaching 88-degrees today in Indianapolis. That takes us to the 40th day this summer above normal. SUMMER 2018 to date is 11th warmest on record. Real heat (Hot Dome) will stay west to end the month. Early afternoon temperatures are dangerously hot again out west. Tuesday […]

  • Heating up again by mid-week

    JULY SUN BRINGS FAST WARM UP The drab and dreary weather of Monday is behind us. Sunshine is back! The upper-low continues to inch east Tuesday afternoon and skies brighten from west to east. Temperatures have jumped nearly 10-degrees compared to Monday.   85° at 4 pm. Early morning fog may have slowed the rise as evidence from out cameras at Conner Prairie and The Golf Club of Indiana.  The July sun is strong and temperatures are still rising. It was […]