Pamela Gardner

Winter Storm Update

March 22nd, 2013 at 10:38 pm by under Weather

A winter storm is going to arrive in central Indiana by the early morning hours on Sunday and will last through Monday as well. A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect by 8 am Sunday until Monday at 12 pm. This system will bring heavy, wet snow and large accumulations along Interstate 70. By 7 am Monday, areas shaded in pink will have snow totals between 6” to 10” and 3” to 6” for areas shaded in blue (expecting more rain to mix in, therefore lesser totals). Winds will get stronger overnight Sunday and into Monday morning,  making blowing and drifting snow a possible hazard as well as power outages. Stay tuned for further updates from the Forecast 8 team on this winter storm.

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Temps now are staying in the mid to upper 30s across central Indiana and temps will continue to fall into the mid to upper 20s overnight. A low of 28 degrees is expected for Indianapolis, with cloud cover increasing during the overnight hours. The cloud cover will carry into Saturday with mostly cloudy skies across the Hoosier state. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 40s, making it our last dry and warm day before the winter storm arrives. Enjoy the start to your weekend because big changes will arrive by Sunday morning.

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Winter Storm Update

March 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm by under Weather

The Winter Storm Watch has been extended to include all of central Indiana now.  The storm watch goes into effect 8am Sunday to  noon Monday.


Winter Storm Update

March 22nd, 2013 at 2:32 pm by under Weather

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for most of central Indiana for 8am Sunday to noon Monday.  Heavy, wet snow will accumulate during that time frame.  Expecting 6″ to 10″ along I-70 and 3″ to 5″ in southern Indiana.  Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 team for further updates.


A Warmer Day Friday

March 21st, 2013 at 10:27 pm by under Weather

Temperatures are in the upper 20s with a very light breeze creating a small wind chill.  Overnight tonight temps fall into the upper teens and lower 20s.  Friday, morning frost, partly sunny, highs in the lower 40s.

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Tracking A Small Warm Up & Our Next Winter Storm

March 21st, 2013 at 5:16 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Temperatures have been cold again for our first full day of spring.  Temps are still in the low to mid 30s with a wind chill making it feel a few degrees cooler.  Tonight’s lows fall into the lower 20s for most…not quite as cold as last night.  It will be another frosty start to the day Friday, but then a warm up kicks in.  High temperatures on Friday reach the lower 40s.

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Only half of this weekend is looking decent.  Saturday, increasing clouds with highs in the mid 40s.  Sunday is when winter returns.  High temps only reach the mid 30s.  Temps will once again be a huge factor in what kind of precipitation we see.  The latest forecast models have a wintry mix in the southern half of Indiana and snow in the northern half after 3am Sunday.  I-70 will once again be the dividing line.  Colder air filters in Sunday afternoon.  Any lingering mix will turn to heavy snow showers Sunday evening and those snow showers last through Sunday night and Monday.  Stay tuned to Forecast 8 for updates on this forecast.

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Another Cold Day

March 21st, 2013 at 2:24 pm by under Weather

A few puffy cumulus clouds can be found across central Indiana-a sign of fair weather conditions.  This evening will still be mostly clear.  Temperatures are in the upper 20s and lower 30s with a wind chill making it feel a little colder.  However, it is not as windy as yesterday.  Temps this evening stay in the 20s.


Near Record Lows At The Bus Stop

March 20th, 2013 at 9:51 pm by under Weather

Forecast 8 Storm Tracker is showing a few flurries hanging around central Indiana.  For the next few hours, we will continue to see the flurries.  The clouds break apart later tonight, becoming partly cloudy.

Temperatures are in the 20s now with wind chills in the teens.  Tonight’s lows reach the teens with wind chills in the single digits.  Our record low for Indianapolis is 11º (1876). Thursday, mostly sunny with high temps 20 degrees colder than normal, high of 34º.

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Tracking Near-Record Lows

March 20th, 2013 at 6:04 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

The wind is still strong at this hour, gusting between 25 mph and 35 mph in most places.  Temperatures are in the upper 20s and lower 30s with partly cloudy skies.

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This evening temps fall into the lower 20s with wind chill values around 10º by midnight.  Tonight we get very close to a record low of 11º set in 1876.  Overnight lows will be in the lower teens, wind chill temps in the single digits.

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Thursday’s high temperatures stay way below our average high of 54º…in the low to mid 30s.  Sunshine should be intermittent for Thursday and Friday.  Increasing clouds once Saturday rolls around.  Temperatures slowly warm a bit into the lower 40s Friday and into the mid 40s Saturday.  The Forecast 8 team is tracking the potential for a winter storm Sunday into Monday.  Sunday expecting a rain and snow mix, turning to snow showers Monday afternoon.  It is too early to pinpoint accumulation possibilities so stay tuned.  Flurries and cold temps continue for most of next week.

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Wintry Mix Changing To Rain

March 18th, 2013 at 12:18 am by under Weather

Snow is mixing with sleet in the blue areas indicated on radar.  Heavy rain continues to fall in southern Indiana.  The wintry mix continues to move north.  Once the mix reaches northern Indiana, a period of freezing rain is possible mainly from 5am to 7am from Lafayette to Kokomo and points north.


Wintry Mix Tracking North

March 17th, 2013 at 11:25 pm by under Weather

Indianapolis has snow…Martinsville has sleet…Bloomington has rain.  Terre Haute had snow just an hour ago, and is now reporting rain.  As the precipitation moves north, temperatures will warm enough that central Indiana will get rain overnight.  However, northern Indiana (Lafayette to Kokomo) has a chance for freezing rain for early Monday morning.

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