Wind is the story today and tomorrow, and a Freeze Watch is already in place for Indianapolis late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Today will be similar to Easter Sunday. Expect highs in the mid 60’s, and big breezes whipping around some very dry air. Afternoon relative humidity could fall to around 25 percent. Put the very dry air together with a gusty wind, and you’ve got an enhanced fire danger.
You may want to throw another Dura-Flame on the fire Tuesday and Wednesday night. Widespread frost is expected both Wednesday and Thursday morning. Indianapolis goes below average tonight and stays there until Thursday night. Indianapolis got down to 36 and 38 last Friday and Saturday mornings. I think this mini cold snap will put us closer to about 34. Oh, snap!
Indianapolis still hasn’t been below freezing since March 10th. Terre Haute and Bloomington stopped right at 32 Saturday morning. Muncie did fall to 29 early Saturday morning. Ft. Wayne was down to 30. South Bend fell to 31 Friday morning and 30 on Saturday morning, but, like the rest of the state, saw a nice high of 67.
Glass half-full department: Don’t have to worry much about severe weather any time soon. That risk is centered over Texas and Oklahoma through mid-week. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center paints a “moderate” bulls-eye over western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle today.
You had to look for Easter eggs with a snow shovel in Anchorage. A storm dumped more than 4 inches of snow, bringing the total snowfall for Alaska’s largest city to a record 11.2 feet for the year. That’s 11.2 FEET. We never made it to 11 INCHES.
The official snow tally is 134.5 inches. That’s 1.9 inches above the previous record set in the winter of 1954-1955. The average for winter snowfall in Anchorage over the past 30 years is 74.5 inches. Some of the snow piles are expected to last through the summer. That’s a pile of….winter!
One thing I’ve learned though, through the years: bad weather is always good for SOMEone. Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, the state’s largest ski area, is enjoying a big season. And a resort company that runs helicopter tours, is almost completely booked. They pretty much own the snow market right now.
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High today and tomorrow. High-Medium Wednesday and Thursday.
The average high today is 61 and the average low is 41. Th record high is 84 and the record low is 18. Sunrise time is 7:16 and sunset is 8:18.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly to partly sunny. Wind gusting to 35 mph. High 66.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 36.
Tuesday: Mostly to partly sunny and cooler. Wind gusting to 30 mph. High 53.
Tuesday Night: FREEZE WATCH. Mostly clear. Patchy frost likely. Low 34.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 54.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy frost likely. Low 34.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 57.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Not as cold. Low 41.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 62.
Friday Night: Chance of showers. Low 49.
Saturday: Partly sunny and a chance of showers and storms. High 70.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. Low 56.
Sunday: Chance of showers and storms. High 73.