Ron Smiley has called Indiana home since 2010. A father of two, Ron has been happily married since 2000 to his wife, Michelle.

Ron is active in the community, and there is a good chance that if there is food and a good cause at an event, he will be there. During his off times Ron spends a lot of time at the local YMCAs, along with some time on the campus of Ball State University. Ron also enjoys biking in his spare time and you’ll often times see him riding from Carmel to Downtown Indianapolis on the Monon Trail.

Ron holds his AMS seal and is working on completion of his CBM seal. He has worked for more than a decade forecasting the weather with stops in Arkansas, Mississippi and New Orleans. Ron considers himself an Arkansan, having lived in Arkansas for most of his childhood and was born in San Antonio, Texas. A lifelong spurs fan, he also loves cheering for the local professional teams and when possible goes in person to support them.

Follow Ron on Twitter @RonSmileyWx


Recent Articles
  • Warm-up won’t last long, snow and bitter cold arrives this week

    The Winter Weather advisory has been lifted for Central Indiana as dew points are now above the freezing mark.  Dew points will continue to tick up for the remainder of the morning as warm air moves in from the south.  Extreme northern Indiana still has a winter weather advisory in place this morning through 6 am. Your Headlines: Busy forecast.  Whoa!  Winter strikes over the next week…. -All advisories have been cancelled from Kokomo south.  Dew points are a couple […]

  • Cold air settles in through the new year.

    Cooler weather this morning continues to move into the state after we hit 46 degrees on Saturday.  Sunday highs will be colder with me thinking that we struggle to hit the mid-30s for highs on the day.  Cold air advection will continue to push in colder air with highs likely hitting the lower 30s today.  Skies will remain overcast. Looking ahead Monday highs will be close to where we will see highs today and likely will hit about 34 degrees.  […]

  • A soggy Saturday before the chill returns

    While you were sleeping Indianapolis received 0.03” of rain.  More rain is heading our way and will arrive this afternoon.  While we wait on round two of rain, temperatures will remain mild.  Lows remained in the low 40s today and I expect highs to hit the 50s similar to yesterday on the backs of strong southerly winds and a warmer air mass in place. Today’s Rain: Round one has pushed through and a second round is on the way.  For […]

  • Snow stays away for rest of the year, top five month for least amount of snow possible

    (Dec. 26, 2014) – December could shape up to be one of the least snowiest on record here in Indianapolis.  As of today the city has only recorded a tenth of an inch of snow.  This places December 2014 in a tie for third when it comes to least amounts of snow.  The least snow ever recorded in December was all the way back in 1889 when they recorded no snow whatsoever for the month.  In 1940 and 1931 we […]

  • Rain turns over to snow this afternoon

    Expect a little bit of everything as Santa makes his way to the Circle City later tonight.  When we are looking at a vertical profile of the atmosphere we are plenty cold enough but a layer of warm air at the surface is just warm enough for us to be looking at sleet, snow or rain or most likely a mixture of all three.  The best news is due to the warm temperatures at the surface freezing rain is not […]

  • Sunny today with rain chances going up tomorrow

    We finally see some sunshine today after more than a week of overcast skies.  The sun should help to push temperatures into the upper 30s today with 40s being possible over the next couple of days.  Rain chances begin to build on Monday afternoon with the arrival of a warm front with a passing shower or two possible Monday afternoon into the evening.  Rain rates will pick up overnight into Tuesday with perhaps up to a tenth of an inch […]

  • Slick roads south of I-70 to start the day

    *Snow has fallen across southern portions of the state overnight.  Snow totals could have hit a half inch in a couple of communities in Monroe County.  Numerous slide offs have been reported in communities from Putnam, Morgan and Shelby County. Well these persistent clouds have to break sometime.  It just doesn’t look like that day will be today.  While our low level inversion is nowhere near what we saw last weekend, an inversion will persist today keeping us overcast.  A […]

  • Quiet weekend; storm brewing for Christmas Eve

    (Dec. 19, 2014) – Don’t be shocked but there may be something bright in the sky today!  Yes, indications of sunshine returning for today, as temperatures slowly climb into the lower 30s.  Frosty start this morning and dry conditions will hold for the entire day…enjoy! Expect a dry and seasonal weekend with great travel conditions across the state both days.  A storm system will begin to approach and deepen on Monday and progress through Christmas Day morning.  Monday and Tuesday […]

  • Dry start Thursday with light snow possible in the afternoon

    (Dec. 18, 2014) – The clouds remain in place this morning with us tracking snow near St. Louis, Mo.  Snow showers will be possible for our area this afternoon as the system in Missouri is expected to weaken before arriving.  High pressure by itself isn’t enough to thin out the persistent cloud deck that we have seen camped out on top of us for the past couple of days.  Don’t expect to see any sunshine today. Today Unsettled weather sticks […]

  • Weather remains unsettled heading into the weekend

    (Dec. 17, 2014) – Clouds remain in place today with precipitation coming to an end this morning.  We expect to see a break in precipitation this afternoon and overnight but unsettled weather could return on Thursday afternoon with more snow at least being possible this Saturday.  The average high for today is 38 degrees, and we will likely see temperatures below the seasonal high through Sunday. Today Right now we are in the heart of cloud season with only one […]