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Current Conditions

  • 30°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 30.40 in. +
  • Heat Index: 23

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on April 16, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 77F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 8:46 PM EDT on April 15, 2014

record event report
National Weather Service Indianapolis in
845 PM EST Tue April 15 2014

... Record low maximum temperature set at Indianapolis in...

Today/S high temperature at the Indianapolis International Airport
was 38 degrees. This reading is two degrees below the record low
maximum of 40 set in 1928.



 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:15 am EDT on April 16, 2014


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

1860 Terre Haute... a tornado passed over the southern part of
      the city... and killed a man caught in the destruction of
      the Railroad engine house. 18 others were injured.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 33.7 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 8:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 31.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 8:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 9:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 33.2 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Johnson County 911 Center, Franklin, IN

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: ESE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 8:54 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: South at 6.8 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 9:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: ESE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
650 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


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


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 315 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


High pressure will keep it dry through Thursday. Temperatures will 
start to bounce back to near normal for this time of year by 
Thursday as well. Then...a weak low pressure system will bring 
chances for rain showers Thursday night and Friday. High pressure 
will once again result in dry conditions Friday night through 
Saturday night. Then...normal to slightly above normal temperatures 
in the 60s and more shower chances are in store late in the weekend 
and early next week with another weak low pressure system. 


&& 


Near term /today/... 


Issued at 607 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Temperatures have stalled or slowly risen over the last couple of 
hours in southeast low level flow...so it looks like southwestern 
counties in the freeze warning will only end up right around the 
freezing mark. However...think it best just to let the freeze 
warning play itself out with it still being pre-dawn. 


Previous discussion follows... 


Main focus for the near term will be on temperatures today. Models 
are in good agreement that high pressure will settle east across the 
Appalachians this afternoon as a weak surface low pressure system 
lifts northeast into Iowa and an associated warm front moves into 
southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. 


Fast southwest flow aloft will bring cirrus across the area today. 
Increasing low pressure gradient will increase southeasterly winds 
to near 15 miles per hour and gusts to 20 miles per hour or more per BUFKIT. Model 
soundings showing good mixing potential to 850 millibars...and 850 
millibar forecasting chart favors the cooler 00z NAM and consall 
blend as opposed to the 00z GFS. 


Continuing freeze warning through 10 am continues to look great as 
temperatures are already approaching the freezing mark with light to 
calm winds and clear skies across the warned area. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Friday night/... 
issued at 315 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Timing of probability of precipitation across the area late in the short term will be the 
main focus with temperatures and cloud trends also on the docket. 


Models in decent agreement that an upper wave will slide east across 
the Great Lakes on Wednesday night and Thursday with a warm front 
lifting northeast across central Indiana. Model time sections were 
indicating mainly high level moisture with this system and thus keep 
it dry through Thursday. However...a strong upper wave will move 
east across the Great Lakes on Friday with an associated weak wave 
lifting northeast along an advancing cold front that should be 
southeast of the area by 00z Saturday. The 00z GFS was an outlier in 
holding back the upper system a few hours resulting in quantitative precipitation forecast hanging 
around Friday night. While...the ensembles and European model (ecmwf) push the better 
moisture to our east Friday afternoon. Prefer the quicker European model (ecmwf) and 
ensemble blend regarding quantitative precipitation forecast per the hemispheric model discussion. 
So...went with slight chance probability of precipitation Thursday night across all but our 
east central counties...and chance probability of precipitation across all of central 
Indiana on Friday. The rest of the period will be dry with 
increasing clouds from northwest to southeast on Thursday ahead of 
the system. 


With only cirrus...but 850 millibar temperatures warming to 2 to 3 
degrees celsius Wednesday night...temperatures should stay above 
freezing per a model and MOS blend. Meanwhile...MOS looks a degree 
or two to warm on Thursday based on 850 millibar forecasts and 
increasing afternoon cumulus. MOS afternoon highs look too warm on Friday 
as well with clouds and showers around. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 


Issued at 308 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


Models are in fairly good agreement on the long term and generally 
did not depart from allblend initialization. High pressure will be 
in place over the area on Saturday and slides off to the northeast 
on Saturday night keeping dry weather in the forecast. On Sunday a 
frontal system will approach from the west and will sink into the 
area on Sunday night and pass through on Monday. By Monday night the 
front is moving off to the southeast keeping some chances for rain 
in the southeastern half of the area as it exits...ushering in high 
pressure and dry weather for Tuesday. Highs Saturday will remain 
below normal but will warm Sunday to normal or just above then for 
the rest of the long term. 


&& 


Aviation /discussion for 161200z taf issuance/... 


Issued at 648 am EDT Wednesday Apr 16 2014 


VFR through the period. Winds will pick up over the next few 
hours to around 10-12 kts out of the southeast with gusts of 18-20 
kts developing around 18z and lasting until sunset. Mainly 
scattered high clouds through the period with no visibility 
restrictions expected. 


&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
freeze warning until 10 am EDT this morning for inz060-061- 
067>072. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...mk 
near term...mk 
short term...mk 
long term....cp 
aviation...cp 


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