Hello from the front line! Let’s synchronize our weather maps: A cold front went through Sunday night, comes back as a warm front early Tuesday morning, and is ultimately swept aside by a cold front Tuesday night. That means a lot of temperature swings.
Speaking of swings, how’s your game? Sunday was one of those days where you could play a beautiful round of golf in the afternoon and then get hit by golf ball size after you get home at night.
Actually, hail book-ended the weekend. We had it later Friday also. Sunday’s biggest stones came in Hancock county, around Cumberland and New Pal. That’s golf ball stuff! Slightly smaller hail was reported in Lawrence, and in several spots around Hamilton and Madison county.
Do you need to cut your grass again? Blame Ma Nature, who watered again Sunday, to the tune of .63″ in Indy.
Our next storm chance comes with the warm front late Monday evening into the very early morning hours of Tuesday. I think there’s a better chance of storms from late afternoon Tuesday into Tuesday night as we brace for the cold front. On the other side of that front we might actually go a smidge (skosh?) below normal Thursday.
March was anything but normal. Now that the official numbers have been parsed, we can confirm its the warmest March on record. Surprise! It was the warmest since 1871. There were 27 days with above normal average temperatures and only 4 days below average.
Here’s an odd stat: Indy has had 9.63″ of total (melted) precipitation so far this year. We’ve had almost the same amount of snow for the season. The total is holding at 9.8 inches. ONE of those totals is WAY below average. Guess? About 16 inches below the normal snow tote board.
South Bend has recorded 51.2 inches of snow, which is less than HALF of last years 105.6 inches number. The average at this point is 65.3 inches.
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At one point yesterday the seasons were only 140 miles apart in Illinois. It was 46 in Wilmette and 88 in Lincoln.
WEATHER IN THE NEWS:
As of today all 1200 Henryville students will be back in class one month after the tornado that struck early in March.
The average high today is 59. The average low is 38. The record high of 81 was set two years ago. The record low is 20. Sunrise time is 7:27, and sunset comes at 8:11.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Partly sunny. High 68.
Tonight: Clouding up. Slight chance of showers and storms. Low 52.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Late afternoon shower or storm could pop up. High 80.
Tuesday Night: Chances of showers and storms. Low 50.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 64.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 44.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 60.
Thursday Night: Clear and very cool. Low 38.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 63.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 45.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 73.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 51.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Slight shower and storm chances. High 72.