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  • Unsettled And Mild…

    Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 10.06.05 PMHighlights:

    • Crossing our fingers for a few looks at the sun
    • Windy, rainy conditions return
    • Spring-like weekend ahead

    Hang On To The Rain Gear…We’re in the midst of a downright gloomy stretch of weather and, unfortunately, the overall trend remains locked in to a dreary regime.  That said, there will be an opportunity for at least a few looks at the sun Wednesday as we’ll be in between storm systems.  Our fingers are crossed!

    Any sun will quickly fade and give way to increasing clouds Thursday and blustery, rainy conditions by the afternoon.  Rain will likely grow heavy at times Thursday night into early Friday morning before another stretch of briefly drier conditions build in Friday PM through early Saturday.

    Our active pattern remains this weekend, as a wound-up storm system promises a wet, windy, and stormy close to the weekend.  Similar to our late week storm, additional heavy rain seems likely, as a gulf connection will be in place.  Though heavy rain will take the headlines, the “spring fling” is also noteworthy.  Highs this time of year normally are in the middle 30s.  For some through central IN, highs will approach a whopping 30 degrees above normal.

    Upper level energy remains early next week with pesky showers continuing, along with breezy conditions.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 1.50″-2.00″ (locally heavier totals)


  • Pattern Moderates, But Stays Busy…

    screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-6-17-58-pmHighlights:

    • Fast-moving storm system scoots north
    • Wintry mix Friday night?
    • Christmas night t-storm?

    Chilly, But “Less Harsh”…The average high and low in central Indiana to wrap up December fall in the upper 30s and lower 20s, respectfully.  While much milder than we’ve been, temperatures will be very close to seasonal norms as we rumble into Christmas weekend.  A fast-moving storm system will scoot across the Great Lakes region Wednesday afternoon.  Reinforcing chilly air (not of arctic origin) will blow in Wednesday night and Thursday.  While a flurry could fly Wednesday night into Thursday morning, this won’t be a big deal.

    We’ll then shift our focus to Christmas.  An initial wave of moisture could result in a light wintry mix as early as Friday night.  Initial thinking is that this won’t be a big deal as a quick transition to rain should take place early morning Christmas Eve, but, nonetheless, we’ll keep a close eye on things.  A light shower may still be around Christmas Eve, especially during the first part of the day.  Christmas Day, itself, should feature mostly dry, windy, and mild conditions.  Wind-blown showers are possible by afternoon before intensity increases Christmas night, including the potential of a strong thunderstorm.  The cold front will sweep through the state Monday morning with colder and windy conditions continuing Monday into Tuesday.

    Longer-term, we remain confident that the “relaxed” state in the bitterly cold pattern will continue.  However, please know that doesn’t mean we won’t have to deal with wintry threats over the next couple of weeks.  An active storm track will continue through the Ohio Valley…

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: Dusting – 1″
    • Rainfall: 0.50″ – 1.00″


  • Tuesday Morning Briefing…

    I’m on the road this morning so this will be quick (hoping to get a full 7-day out late tonight).

    High pressure will supply a beautiful fall Tuesday. Patchy frost has been reported across central IN this morning (mid to upper 30s for some). Highs today will top out in the upper 50s to lower 60s with partly cloudy skies. 

    Our next storm system will serve to offer up showers by Wednesday evening (most around, or just after, the evening rush). It’ll be a windy day as well as SW winds gust over 30 MPH at times, especially during the afternoon. 


    A rumble or two of thunder is possible across central IN Wednesday evening and rainfall amounts should fall in the 0.25″-0.50″ range for most neighborhoods. 

    While we’ll turn briefly cooler behind the front to close the work week, the big news in an unseasonably warm close to October and open to November (several days with highs in the 70s develop this weekend into next week).


    That said, MAJOR changes loom as mid November approaches. In fact, a rather dramatic shift towards a significantly colder and increasingly wintry feel looks likely as mid November approaches. This fits the pattern and analogs since summer. 


    Much more later tonight! Make it a great Tuesday! 


  • Friday Morning Rambles: Times, They Are Changing….

    The past couple weeks have been unseasonably cool across our region- particularly the last week:

       
     

    That said, the overall weather pattern is in the process of transitioning to a MUCH warmer time of things. The upper air analysis we drew using a combination of model data back on 4.26 still looks good through the first (10) days of the month. 

       
     

    Temperatures will warm this weekend before surging into the lower 80s next week.

     
    Gone is the blue blob of chill (representing the cooler anomalies) and in it’s place is a shade representing warmer than normal conditions. 

      

    Precipitation through the last (10) days has been heaviest through the Corn Belt, New England, and Deep South. 

     Precipitation through the first week of May will be relatively light, locally, before we eye a potential significant system NEXT weekend. More on that later. 

       


  • Wind Advisory In Effect 11a-8p

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    329 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015
    
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    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...
    CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE...INDIANAPOLIS
    329 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015
    
    ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
    8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
    
    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
    EDT THIS EVENING.
    
    * TIMING: 11 AM UNTIL 8 PM.
    
    * WINDS: 40 TO 50 MPH WESTERLY WIND GUSTS
    
    * IMPACTS: UNSECURED OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT. DRIVING WILL
      BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
    THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
    PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
    
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