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.

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Recent Articles
  • Clouds remain in place today

    The big question this morning for Indianapolis and the state is just how warm will temperatures get over the next 48 hours.  At this point I kept temperatures today and on Monday mild with highs near 50.  While temperatures will be falling on Tuesday, the Tuesday high will be near 50° Today: An air quality alert remains in place for today due to smog and a strong inversion sitting just above the surface.  The inversion will continue today with overcast […]

  • Warmer but cloudy weekend should remain dry

    While we don’t expect to be able to measure any rain or snow this weekend, we certainly have some concerns.  Let’s start with the air quality alert for both Saturday and Sunday that has been issued.  This is something that is fairly rare for Indianapolis to see during the winter.  Basically a strong inversion, layer of warm air on top of cooler air at surface, will trap particulates at the surface.  This could make it tough or uncomfortable to breathe […]

  • Another mini warm-up as we head into the weekend

    Another warm-up is expected just as we head into the weekend.  Highs should hit 50 degrees in some parts of the state on Sunday ahead of our next rain maker that will arrive on Monday. Today – weekend: After yesterday’s high hit 38 degrees highs today should be near that once again.  I am forecasting a high of 39 degrees for Indianapolis with places to the south likely hitting the 40s today.  The day will start off clear with light […]

  • Dry today with a mix possible tomorrow afternoon

    Watch out for slick spots this morning.  While the overnight hours were dry the city recorded more than an inch of rain on Saturday and late Friday.  Any moisture rolling across roads has frozen this morning and will turn slick.  I personally witnessed a couple of spots along I-465 this morning that were slick including the highway ramp from I-69 southbound onto 465 west bound.  Roads are untreated at this time.  They likely will remain that way through Monday when […]

  • Rain ends with a cool day expected

    Rain will wrap up here in Indianapolis by sunrise.  Afternoon skies will clear with temperatures making it to the 40s this afternoon.  Overall it is going to be about what you would expect for a December weekend. Update on the rain. Through 5 am this morning Indianapolis has seen an inch of rain.  Places down to the south have seen between an inch and a half and two inches of rain.  These rain totals listed above will likely be pretty […]

  • Freezing fog expected overnight, could impact morning commute

    After a slick commute on Tuesday morning, we will once again have some early morning concerns as freezing fog is expected to develop on Wednesday morning. Fog could become dense in some places.  At this point it looks like places from Indianapolis down to the southwest will have the best chance to see some fog overnight.  Obviously any untreated roadways that were missed this morning will have the potential for having a few slick spots overnight.  Caution is advised on […]

  • Temperatures return to near normal after Monday temperature dive

    While most of the week will be snow free we cannot rule out some light snow falling in Indianapolis and points north this evening.  We are tracking a secondary short wave dropping down in from Illinois.  You can actually see the temperature difference with this secondary blast of cooler air underneath the wave.  As the wave rolls through Northern Indiana some light snow will likely develop bringing a brief period of light snow.  Perhaps a dusting will be possible as […]

  • The chill returns as temperatures snap back to seasonal norms

    I hope you enjoyed the warm-up because it is now over with here in Indianapolis.  Temperatures will continue to slowly drop in the overnight hours.  We hit a Sunday high of 64 degrees with a wind gust recorded at the airport over 35 mph.  Our morning low was 57 degrees and that was hit shortly after midnight last night.  These numbers are significantly warmer than the thirty year average for today.  The average high for this time of the year […]

  • Warmest in nearly three weeks gives way to Monday chill

    Highs have hit the 60s for the first time since the 11th of this month.  Enjoy the warmth while you can as a cold front will put an end to the warmer weather.  Temperatures will crash overnight tonight, falling to the mid-30s by tomorrow morning. Today: Highs won’t be too far off from morning temperatures with us forecasting a high temperature of 63 today.  Strong winds out of the south will make it tough to tell exactly how warm we […]

  • The warm-up continues overnight

    I hope you enjoyed the day.  High temperatures hit 56 degrees today and we should see temperatures ticking up through the overnight hours.  That means this evenings temperatures should be in the low 50s to mid-50s as we dropped briefly to 51 degrees late this afternoon. Overnight: Temperatures will remain warm but rani chances will be going up alongside the overnight temps tonight.  I think most won’t see a drop of rain but there will be a chance.  Temperatures should […]

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