• Category Archives Halloween
  • Weather Certainly More Of A Treat Than A Trick…

    screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-7-26-50-amThe 2016-2017 IndyWx.com Winter Outlook is now available.

    Highlights:

    • Great trick-or-treat weather in store this evening
    • Near record warmth Tuesday-Wednesday
    • Cooler to close the week

    Pleasant Halloween Weather…Recent Halloweens have produced accumulating snow, heavy rain, and storms.  Thankfully, today will be much more pleasant and feature mostly cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures.

    Speaking of temperatures, they’ll get a big boost Tuesday and Wednesday (both days will feature near record highs).  A breezy SW wind will be in play and clouds will increase Wednesday, eventually giving way to showers Wednesday night.  Rain will continue Thursday morning as a cold front moves through the region.  Cooler, drier air will move in as we close the work week.

    Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday will be dry and pleasant.  Sunday is a bit of a question mark.  The European model is suggesting a reinforcing push of cooler air will ooze into the area, while the GFS is less impressed.  We’ll lean our forecast more towards the European for now.  Regardless, Sunday will be a dry day.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.50″


  • Warmth Dominates…

    screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-7-41-51-amHighlights:

    • Near record warmth
    • Windy conditions
    • Scattered showers to wrap up the weekend
    • “Ups and downs” next week

    Hard To Believe This Is Late October…A strong southwest flow will help provide a windy, but incredibly warm Saturday.  Highs will approach record territory around 80.  (We’ll have to keep an eye on that 81 degree record set in 1922).  Southwest winds gusting around 30 MPH will be a good bet this afternoon, especially in the open country.

    A weak disturbance will push southeast Sunday and help to increase our cloud cover, along with providing scattered showers- mainly in the afternoon and evening.  We’ll turn cooler, but still remain above normal for Halloween.  Trick-or-treat conditions look ideal, especially considering recent Halloweens have served up rain, storms, and snow across the region.

    A warm front will lift north Monday night and offer up another opportunity to push for record warmth Tuesday and Wednesday before a cold front slides through Thursday with showers.  Cooler air will settle into the Ohio Valley and Mid West to wrap up the work week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.10″ – 0.25″


  • Warm Close To October And Open To November…

    screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-7-56-39-amHighlights:

    • Cooler and blustery today
    • Warmer times coming to close the month and open November
    • Scattered showers return next week

    Chilly Today, But Warmer Times Loom…A cold front swept through central IN earlier this morning.  Since we’re on the NW side of the front now, a cooler air mass is filtering in as we type this.  Today will be blustery and chilly with considerable cloudiness.  That said, the chilly air will only hang around for 24 hours, as we begin to moderate Friday afternoon.  SW winds will blow Friday PM and help give a chilly start to the day a rather significant boost into the upper 60s for a high.  Saturday will out-do that as we zoom into the middle 70s.

    A weak front will slip through here Sunday and cool us off a few degrees.  While a light shower is possible as the front moves through, we think most stay dry.

    We quickly return to the warm regime early next week.  At this time, Halloween looks mild and dry for those trick-or-treaters out there.

    Looking further down the road, significant changes loom by mid and late November.  Those changes include the following words: cold and wintry…

    Upcoming 7-day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.10″-0.25″


  • Unseasonably Warm Open To November…

    Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 8.56.22 AMHighlights:

    • Windy and showery Halloween
    • Dry time returns with warmth
    • Watching a more substantial storm at the end of the week

    Good morning and happy Halloween, friends!  We’re off to a cold and blustery start.  Temperatures in the 40s, along with a stiff east breeze is presenting a chill in the air!  A rather gloomy day is on deck with “showery” conditions at times, but there will be more dry time than not.

    The second half of the weekend will turn brighter and very pleasant, and this will really set the tone for what will be a very tranquil first few days of November (where is time going)?!  Unseasonably warm conditions will be with us for the balance of the upcoming work week and provide a great opportunity to get those yard chores taken care of or Christmas lights put up.

    A more substantial storm system will arrive late week with showers and thunderstorms followed by colder air next weekend…

    Upcoming 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″ – 1″


  • Closer Look At Halloween Weather…

    As we scan the latest computer models this morning we really see no reason to deviate from our forecast already out there on Halloween. While it shouldn’t be a complete wash out, plan on damp and raw conditions.

    Rain builds into the state Saturday morning.

      
    And showers continue throughout the day, but there will also be dry time scattered throughout. 

    A push of heavier rain is possible Saturday evening into Sunday morning before we get back to dry times Sunday afternoon.

      
    Highs Saturday in the lower to middle 50s will be a touch below normal, but a far cry from last year’s chill that resulted in light snow.

    A variety of forecast models suggest we can expect between 0.25″-0.50″ on average across central IN.

       
        
     
    Your complete 7-day will be posted later this evening. Make it a great Friday! 


  • Thursday Morning Weather Rambles…

    1.) We’re running 15°-20° colder this morning than this time yesterday. Wind chills in the upper 20s-lower 30s are being felt as winds remain gusty this morning.

       
       
    2.) The pressure gradient (shown above) will remain tight through the afternoon and gusts over 30 MPH can be expected today before diminishing this evening. With clear skies, if winds can go calm, areas of frost will develop tonight.

    3.) Our next storm system appears to still arrive on Halloween. Best moisture will remain to our south, but we have to maintain shower chances Saturday afternoon-evening for the all important trick-or-treat forecast.

      
    4.) After the late week chill, temperatures will moderate over the weekend before approaching near record territory next week. Low to mid 70s will be possible by next Tuesday-Wednesday, as strong ridging flexes its’ muscle over the east.

       
     


  • Turning Windy And Cooler…

    Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 7.22.22 AMHighlights:

    • Increasing winds
    • Turning much cooler
    • Showers possible for Trick-Or-Treat

    Low pressure is tracking into the Great Lakes this morning and the steady rain is ending from west to east.  Showers will remain in our forecast today until a cold front sweeps the region later this evening, but the all day, steady rains are coming to an end.  The other big story today will be strengthening northwest winds late.  Those northwest winds (gusts of 30-40 MPH) will help drive much cooler air southbound to wrap up the work week!

    Our next weather maker will, unfortunately, arrive over the weekend and we must maintain shower chances during the all important Saturday evening Trick-Or-Treat forecast.  While heavy rain isn’t anticipated, it could be just enough to require rain gear when you’re out and about.

    Ridging will develop over the eastern US early next week and be responsible for a nice stretch of “Indian Summer” weather.

    Upcoming 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.25″ – 0.50″


  • Brilliant Fall Foliage…

    As we continue to enjoy peak weekend for fall foliage across central IN, we wanted to share a few photos we snapped out and about in the Zionsville and Eagle Creek area earlier today.  Perhaps it was the wet summer followed by the extended stretch of dry, sunny weather late summer into the fall that has led to such vibrant color across the immediate region- some of the best we’ve seen in years. Regardless, be sure to enjoy as the mid week rain storm and very windy conditions that follow will likely take down a lot of the leaves later this week.

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  • Thursday Evening Video Update

    This evening’s video update covers the snow and cold that’s set to provide added excitement to Halloween 2014.

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