Pamela Gardner

3rd Wettest April

April 24th, 2013 at 8:09 am by under Weather

Indianapolis now has 8.13″ for the month of April…making it the 3rd wettest April.  Scattered showers are still moving north and east through Indiana.  The rain continues off and on until this afternoon.

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Flood Advisory

April 24th, 2013 at 7:45 am by under Weather

The National Weather Service out of Indianapolis has issued a Flood Advisory for a handful of counties in central Indiana until 1:30 pm today.  About 1″ to 3″ of rain has fallen overnight.  The runoff will accumulate in small streams, creeks, county roads, and farmland.

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From the Howard County Emergency Management:  watching Wildcat Creek closely.  Today as of 7:25 am it was up 8.08′.  Flood level is 10 feet.  *Last week it was 18.6′ (the 2nd largest flood since 1913.


4th Wettest April

April 24th, 2013 at 7:04 am by under Weather

Indianapolis has recorded 8.01″ for the month of April…that is now the 4th wettest April.  More showers are pushing through the state.  We will keep up updated as the rainfall totals go up.

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5th Wettest April

April 24th, 2013 at 6:12 am by under Weather

Indianapolis has now become the 5th wettest April with a total of 7.90″ of rain.  The wettest April is still 8.60″ set in 1893.  Training showers are keeping the rain chances in the forecast this morning for central Indiana.  The rain follows the same pattern northeast across central Indiana.  The back edge of the rain should move through Indianapolis in 3 to 4 hours.  Stay tuned for updates on rain totals here, and on WISH-TV through 7am…on MyINDY-TV 7am to 8am.

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Tracking A Record This Soggy Wednesday

April 24th, 2013 at 4:50 am by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Indianapolis has accumulated 7.68″ of rain for the month of April so far…as of 4am.  This is currently the 7th wettest April on record.  The wettest is 8.60″ set in 1893.  The Forecast 8 team will keep you updated on the rainfall totals throughout the morning on Daybreak on WISH-TV beginning at 5am.  More showers are moving through Indiana, with a band straight through the state.  More rain is sitting to the southwest, with some heavy rain and thundershowers mixed in.  The River Flood Warnings will continue until at least Wednesday.

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Temperatures are chilly in the 40s for most-upper 30s in northwestern Indiana.  Temperatures will continue to stay cool with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Tonight’s lows reach the mid 30s, with the possibility of patchy frost.

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Thursday’s highs creep up a bit more into the upper 50s and lower 60s.  A more spring-like pattern settles in for your extended forecast.  Temperatures continue to climb as the weekend arrives-getting back around the 70s.  The warmth remains through the start to next week.

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A Warmer Monday

April 21st, 2013 at 9:05 pm by under Weather

Temperatures are still in the lower 50s and upper 40s.  Tonight’s lows fall into the 30s-not quite as cold as last night.  Some places northeast of Indianapolis will reach near freezing.  That is where a Frost Advisory goes into effect from 4 am to 8 am Monday.  Monday, mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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A Warmer Start To The Week

April 21st, 2013 at 6:12 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Temperatures are in the 50s and a bit warmer than yesterday’s temps.  This evening remains mild with clear skies and temps in the upper 40s for most of the night.  Overnight lows reach the 30s again…but won’t be quite as cold as last night with a low of 39 in Indy.  However, temps will be around the freezing mark to the northeast due to radiational cooling and high pressure.  There is a Frost Advisory 4am to 8am Monday for those few locations to the northeast of Indianapolis.  This advisory includes Anderson, Muncie, Richmond, and Kokomo.

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High temps on Monday reach the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Lots of sunshine is expected for Monday as well.  Rain and thunderstorm chances return Tuesday and stick around for Wednesday.  Temperatures as a result of this cold front, will tumble.  Highs in the lower 60s Tuesday, and the lower 50s Wednesday.

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Flash Flood-Vigo County

April 21st, 2013 at 4:33 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Vigo County until 10pm.

A levee on Honey Creek, just west of Prairieton failed.

Crooked Creek, Wabash River, Honey Creek, Hawks Creek, Oxendine Bayou, and Ashmore Creek are the waterways affected.

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A Milder Afternoon

April 21st, 2013 at 3:50 pm by under Weather

Today our temperatures have been a little warmer-now sitting in the lower 50s for most.  Temps still have a chance to rise a few more degrees with full sunshine the rest of the day.  This evening temps fall into the lower 40s with clear skies.

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A Cold Night

April 20th, 2013 at 9:12 pm by under Weather

Temperatures are holding in the lower 40s for now.  Overnight, our temps fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s.  Frost will develop and a Freeze Warning goes into effect 4am to 8am.  Sunday, partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s.

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*The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night into Monday morning. You can still catch some meteors tonight, with mostly clear skies. Here is a link for more info on the meteor shower: http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide