We now re-join Spring, already in progress. The short story? Long sleeves.
High temps today will be about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, and we will finally be nearly normal tonight. Because of our recent Historical Heat, and the early growth of foliage that followed…the Weather Service has decided to issue advisories and warnings for the 1am-10am time frame Tuesday morning. In Indianapolis it’s a Frost Advisory, but it’s a Freeze Warning just to the north and east, including Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, and Shelby counties.
FORECAST LOWS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING:
32 Ft. Wayne
32 South Bend
37 Terre Haute
The average final spring freeze of 32 degrees or less comes April 17 in Indy. OK: follow me on this. If it doesn’t freeze Monday night, which it probably won’t in Indy, and IF it doesn’t freeze any more this Spring… then we’ll set a new record for the earliest final freeze ever. The present date is March 24.
Good news? The cool down’s outta town by Tuesday afternoon. The pattern shifts swiftly this week, the way you might expect to in SPRING. Showers and storms should move into central Indiana around midnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Because of the timing the storms *probably* won’t be severe here, but it’s worth watching. Those storms would be gone by late Wednesday morning. The next precip chance would be Friday night and Saturday. We’ve got another shot at big storms sometime early next week.
It looks to me like most of April will be above average. No foolin’. Lots of days in the 70s and 80s.
Last week I wrote about the Historic Heat melting the servers at the National Climatic Data Center. They had to actually re-engineer software to handle to sheer number of new records, and people surfing (seems a good word, consider the temperatures) to see those records. The NCDC has been doing some crunching since then, and counted over SIX THOUSAND new daily record highs during the period! Clearly the Peak of the Heat was the one week period that ended last Wednesday.
Fri. Mar. 9 101
Sat. Mar. 10 105
Sun. Mar. 11 189
Mon. Mar. 12 138
Tue. Mar. 13 218
Wed. Mar. 14 460
Thu. Mar. 15 662
Fri. Mar. 16 496
Sat. Mar. 17 565
Sun. Mar. 18 586
Mon. Mar. 19 510
Tue. Mar. 20 710
Wed. Mar. 21 575
Thu. Mar. 22 295
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Today’s average high is 56 and the average low is 36. The record high is 80 and the record low is 8. Sunrise is at 7:38 and sunset is at 8:04
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
FROST ADVISORY 1AM – 10AM TUESDAY
FREEZE WARNING 1AM – 10AM TUESDAY NORTH & NORTHEAST OF INDY
Today: Partly cloudy and cooler! High 59.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and frosty. Low 36.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 68.
Tuesday Night: Shower and storm chance after midnight. Low 56.
Wednesday: Chance of morning showers and storms. Then, decreasing cloudiness. High 73.
Wednesday Night: Clear. Low 46.
Thursday: Sunny. High 60
Thursday Night: Clear. Low 43.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 63.
Friday Night: Chance of showers. Low 48.
Saturday: Chance of showers. High 66.
Saturday Night: Chance of showers. Low 49.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 63.