Thursday starts with subzero wind chills, single-digit temperatures

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We’re into our 87th consecutive hour of below freezing temperatures. While there isn’t an advisory out for Thursday, the arctic blast continues region-wide.

We looked through some of our records to see how often it gets this cold for this long in central Indiana. It turns out, we typically see 27 days below freezing every winter. Last year (2016), we totaled 21. Eight of those days were consecutive; that happened Jan. 16-23. This year, we’ve seen about three and a half days where we’ve seen these frigid numbers out the door and we’ll see more to come into 2018.

These single digit and teen temperatures are unseasonable. The average high is 36 degrees. Typically, we cool down and see more snow in the forecast throughout January and February.

Today will be a cloudy one but a bit warmer, getting to 19 into the afternoon. Snow showers are pushing into central Indiana, but we don’t anticipate any accumulation until Friday. Two rounds of storms will track through our viewing area, dumping 1-3 inches in locations north of I-70 and a dusting for places south of the metro.

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