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Current Conditions

  • 55°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 41°
  • Pressure: 30.27 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

Frost advisory in effect from 4 am to 9 am EDT Thursday...
  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 64F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE after midnight.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 63F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Frost Advisory  Statement as of 3:26 PM EDT on October 22, 2014


... Frost advisory in effect from 4 am to 9 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a frost
advisory... which is in effect from 4 am to 9 am EDT Thursday.

* Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid 30s across
central Indiana tonight. Winds will be light.

* Impacts: sensitive vegetation could be damaged or killed if left
unprotected.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 6:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 6:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: ENE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Union Township - Johnson Co., Franklin, IN

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 6:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Designscape, Nashville, IN

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 6:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 6:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
414 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Update... 
the aviation section has been updated below. 


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 259 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


A weak system could bring a few showers to parts of central Indiana 
Thursday night. A stronger system will bring better chances for rain 
around Tuesday of next week. Otherwise look for dry and near average 
to above average temperatures for much of the next 7 days. 


&& 


Near term /rest of this afternoon and tonight/... 


Issued at 259 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Area of clouds across the eastern forecast area is slowly thinning 
out as high pressure works its way east. Satellite shows clear skies 
west into Missouri. 


With surface high pressure moving across the area tonight and 
ridging building in aloft...expect clear to mostly clear conditions. 
Winds will be light with the high in the vicinity. 


Given these conditions went with low temperatures near the colder of 
the MOS numbers...which puts lows in the middle 30s most locations. 
This will allow areas of frost to form overnight. Will go with a 
frost advisory all areas. 


There is also a potential for some ground fog near sunrise. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Saturday/... 


Issued at 259 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Focus is on any chances for rain during the period. Models are close 
enough that a blend was used. 


Thursday will start off sunny with the ridge overhead...but an upper 
trough will quickly approach the area during the day. This will lead 
to an increase in middle and high clouds during the afternoon. Not sure 
how thick these will be and how they will impact the partial solar 
eclipse near sunset. 


The upper trough will move across the area Thursday night. There is 
some weak isentropic lift with this system...but moisture is limited 
with this system...especially in the lower levels. Thus feel chances 
for measurable rain are pretty low. 


Went slight chance probability of precipitation across roughly the northern half of the area 
Thursday night...with sprinkles mentioned farther south. Went dry 
far south with that area being pretty far from most forcing. 


Area will remain in northwest upper flow Friday into Saturday. 
Friday should be dry as central Indiana remains in between 
systems...but a front will move into the area on Friday night into 
Saturday. Once again moisture is pretty limited. 


While cannot rule out some sprinkles Friday night into early 
Saturday...feel that moisture is limited enough to keep the forecast 
dry. 


Looking at temperatures...a blend of MOS looks good for highs on 
Thursday with the increasing clouds. On Friday mav MOS just looks 
too warm given some cloud cover. Went closer to met MOS. Otherwise 
generally stuck with a model blend. 




&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 


Issued at 259 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Pleasant Fall weather continues into early week as surface high 
pressure remains the dominant weather feature across the Ohio 
Valley. Expect dry pleasant days and cool nights through Monday. As 
the high shifts east...surface flow will veer around to southerly 
and draw moisture north into the region by Tuesday ahead of low 
pressure and an associated cold front lifting out of the Central 
Plains. The front will move through central Indiana Tuesday and 
Tuesday night...bringing the only chance for rainfall in the 
extended period. Model soundings indicate some elevated instability 
developing ahead of the front so do expect some embedded thunder. 


Highs will be in the 60s through Tuesday...with 70s in southern 
Indiana possible on Monday in warm advection regime ahead of the 
front. High pressure reestablishes behind the boundary for midweek 
but with predominant zonal flow aloft...only expecting temperatures to fall 
back into the upper 50s Wednesday. 


Some growing hints beyond the extended period of a more unsettled 
pattern establishing with the potential for a colder blast of air 
into the region for the end of next week. Will continue to monitor 
in the days to come. 


&& 


Aviation /discussion for 222100z taf update/... 
issued at 414 PM EDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Stratocu quickly eroding away with most of the Hoosier state 
enjoying clear skies. Removed mention of few clouds for rest of the 
afternoon at kind and added in a brief period with MVFR fog in the 
morning. Rest unchanged. 


18z discussion follows. 


Visibility restrictions possible towards daybreak in shallow 
ground fog...otherwise VFR conditions expected. 


Deep upper trough centered over the Appalachians continues to pull 
slowly away to the east. Stratocu has persisted over eastern 
portions of the forecast area but has remained east of the indy 
metropolitan so far. Expect this trend to continue this afternoon as 
ridging aloft builds in from the west with progressively drier 
air. Other than a few stratocu at 2500-3500ft...expect abundant 
sunshine. Northeast winds will be less than 10kts. 


Surface high pressure ridge takes hold tonight with deep 
subsidence advecting into the region. Expect clear skies but with 
near calm winds...likely to see shallow ground fog develop at the 
outlying terminals towards daybreak. Have introduced MVFR at all 
but kind in the 08-14z timeframe but could see visibilities go 
even lower for a brief period and will continue to monitor. Winds 
shift to light southerly Thursday with just some passing cirrus. 


&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
frost advisory from 4 am to 9 am EDT Thursday for inz021-028>031- 
035>049-051>057-060>065-067>072. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...50 
near term...50 
short term...50 
long term....Ryan 
aviation...Ryan 


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