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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: North 6 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 59°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on July 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms in the evening, then overcast with thunderstorms. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 12:33 PM EDT on July 23, 2014

record event report
National Weather Service Indianapolis in
1233 PM EDT Wed July 23 2014

... Record rainfall set at Indianapolis in...

Today/S rainfall at the Indianapolis International Airport was 1.61
inches. This reading surpasses the previous record rainfall total of
1.34 inches set in 1957.



 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:15 am EDT on July 24, 2014


... On this date in central Indiana weather history...

1976 in northern Knox County... hail was reported to be as big as
      your thumb.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 6:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 6:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 6:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: East at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ENE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
630 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


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


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 226 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Quiet weather is expected to end the work week as high pressure 
over the upper Midwest settles across Indiana and the Ohio Valley. 
Partly cloudy skies and below normal temperatures can be expected 
through Friday. 


By Friday night the high will have drifted east of central Indiana 
and warmer...more humid southerly flow will return to the state. 
This in combination with several passing upper level weather 
disturbances will result in chances for showers and thunderstorms 
through the weekend. 


By Tuesday...an area of high pressure is expected to arrive from 
the west...bringing drier weather with it. 


&& 


Near term /today/... 


Issued at 226 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Surface analysis early this morning shows an area of high pressure 
in place centered over Minnesota and Western Lake Superior. 
Yesterday/S cold front was found stretching across eastern Kentucky 
to northern Mississippi. Cool and dry northerly surface flow was 
in place across central Indiana...with dew points mainly in the 
50s. Infrared images show that skies were mostly clear across central 
Indiana. 


Main forecast challenge today will be temperatures. 


Models are in good agreement as high pressure will be in control 
today...building in from the northwest. Forecast soundings and 
time height sections remain dry. GFS convective temperatures look 
to be in the lower 70s and soundings show a middle level inversion 
aloft. Cumulus rule remains slightly negative. Thus will expect some 
scattered flat topped afternoon cumulus today. As for temperatures...with ongoing 
cold air advection and 850mb temperatures are expected to fall to 11-12c 
by 00z Friday...will trend highs cooler than mav...closer to the 
mexmos. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Saturday night/... 


Issued at 226 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Models remain in good agreement tonight and Friday...slowly 
pushing the surface high pressure system southeast across Indiana 
toward the Middle Atlantic States. Forecast soundings and time 
heights during this time are dry and convective temperatures on 
Friday look unreachable. Aloft...quick northwest flow will be in 
place as an upper ridge axis over the western untied states begins 
to slowly shift to the east. All of this will result in a mostly 
clear night tonight and a mostly sunny Friday. As for temperatures...with 
the cool and dry air mass in place and good radiational cooling 
set-up tonight will trend at or below mavmos. 


On Friday night GFS and NAM show northwest flow continuing aloft 
and a strong short wave pushing toward Indiana. At the surface 
return flow has begun around the passing high to the east and 
this should result in favorable moisture available. 310 GFS 
isentropic surface shows good lift and moisture associated with 
the short wave with specific humidites over 10 g/kg. This suggests 
possible convective complex development over Illinois with 
suggested propagation to the southeast...toward central Indiana. 
Thus will ramp up probability of precipitation for Friday night. 


By Saturday and Saturday night the GFS suggest yet another short 
wave passing toward central Indiana in the northwest flow aloft. These 
waves are ahead of a deeper short wave trough pushing into the 
upper Midwest. Confidence is low in these weaker features expected 
to push on Saturday and again on Saturday night...mainly due to 
possible convective feedback. Forecast soundings continue to 
appear moist with good cape available...but there may be a strong 
cap in place on Saturday and Saturday night as warm air 
advection aloft suggest 700mb temperatures in excess of 10c. Thus for now 
will keep chance probability of precipitation in place on both Saturday and on Saturday night 
for now. Will trend highs close to mavmos and trend warmer than 
mavmos on lows given the warm air advection. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
issued at 235 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Models are close enough that the allblend initialization was 
accepted for most items. 


The long term will be influenced by an upper trough across the area. 
As the trough builds in...a cold front will move through on Sunday 
bringing chances for showers and thunderstorms. A surface trough and 
some lingering moisture will lead to low chances for rain on Monday 
across eastern parts of the area. 


For Tuesday and Wednesday surface high pressure will build in and 
provide dry conditions to the area. 


Temperatures will be well below average for most of the long term 
thanks to the upper trough. Highs will be in the 70s for Monday 
through Wednesday. 




&& 


Aviation /discussion for the 241200z taf issuance/... 
issued at 630 am EDT Thursday Jul 24 2014 


Generally VFR through the period with northeast winds up to around 
10kt. 


Most ceilings around the area are VFR and this trend looks to 
continue. There are patchy MVFR ceilings and cannot rule these out 
for the first few hours of the taf period...but odds are too low to 
mention. 


Drier air will work into the area later this morning and into the 
afternoon and should scatter the ceilings out. Overnight tonight 
winds will become near calm and this could help lead to MVFR fog 
late at all but kind. 


&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


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


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