Sandy’s remnants are fading in Pennsylvania today, but the storm system still haunts the Halloween weather maps.
A few showers are possible today, especially in the morning, and especially to the northeast of Indianapolis, enhanced by Lake Michigan.
That’s the Lake that saw waves in excess of 20 feet yesterday. There’s over 700 miles between New York City and New Buffalo, Michigan, but Sandy made a connection. Tuesday wind gusts in the area raised white capped waves topping 22 feet. A million dollar yacht was stranded in a sandbar.
Winds across Indiana were gusty. The farther north and northeast, the higher the speed Tuesday.
58 mph Fulton County, Ohio
54 mph Berrien COunty, Michigan
53 mph South Bend
46 mph Ft. Wayne
45 mph Muncie
44 mph Lafayette
40 mph Indy/Eagle Creek
38 mph Indy/International Airport
33 mph Terre Haute
30 mph Bloomington
Winds whipped around some snowflakes in Indiana. Indianapolis reported the first “trace” of the season. Lima (a city in northwest Ohio) recorded one inch.
No more warnings or advisories today, but winds will still gust to around 25 mph until late this afternoon. Chills will be in the 20s for your trick-or-treaters tonight, and the sky will be cloudy.
Today’s the last day of October, and October will be the second consecutive month in Indy with below normal temperatures. Yesterday’s .14 of an inch of precip gives us an October total of 3.87 inches. The average is 3.02 inches. We’re still around an inch behind for the entire year.
So far (not counting today) 12 days of October have featured measurable precip in Indy. That’s the most since January, with 13 days.
The next rain chance comes later Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The Indy Monumental Marathon says they have a surge of last-minute entries, due to would-be NYC Marathoners who can’t travel in for that race. If you’re running the Monumental, I expect a dry race, with temps warming from the mid 30s into the upper 40s during the course of the morning.
The average high today is 60 and the average low is 41. Records are 82 and 24. The sun rises at 8:13 and sets at 6:44.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 42. The forecast was 45.
Low through Saturday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Cloudy, with a chance of a morning shower. High 44. NW Wind 10-20 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 34.
Thursday: Partly, then mostly sunny. High 50.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 34.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 50.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 35.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 54.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Low 41.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers. High 54.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 38.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 55.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low 36.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 55.