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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: West 5 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 41°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +
  • Heat Index: 42

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 46 °
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Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on October 31, 2014

Freeze warning in effect from midnight tonight to 10 am EDT Saturday...
  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Freeze Warning  Statement as of 3:12 am EDT on October 31, 2014


... Freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
10 am EDT Saturday...

A freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to 10 am
EDT Saturday.

* Impacts... sensitive uncovered vegetation will die.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.





 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:29 am EDT on October 31, 2014


... A blustery evening ahead...

A strong cold front will sweep across central Indiana today. This
will result in cold air arriving in central Indiana by this
evening with temperatures falling into the 30s. Strong winds
around 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph will result in wind
chill values in the 20s.

Furthermore an upper level weather disturbance will arrive in the
area and may bring a mix of snow or ice pellets to much of
central Indiana during the evening hours. Little to no
accumulation is expected.

If you have outdoor activities planned this evening... be prepared
for a taste of early winter... including cold temperatures... gusty
winds and snow showers or ice pellets.



 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:15 am EDT on October 31, 2014


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

1878 Indianapolis... the coldest high temperature for the date
      for the city is recorded at 35 degrees... making for a cold
      Halloween.


Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WNW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 9:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: SW Side of Seymour, IN (KINSEYMO2), Seymour, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 9:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Brownstown, Freetown, IN

Updated: 9:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 9:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Designscape, Nashville, IN

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 9:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 9:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NNW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
631 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


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


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 222 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


A strong cold front is expected to push across central Indiana 
this afternoon...allowing much colder Canadian air across central 
Indiana for tonight and into the first part of the weekend. Some 
showers will be possible today ahead of the front...and even a few light 
snow showers will be possible in the wake of the front this 
evening. By Saturday morning...central Indiana will have had a 
killing freeze. 


Cool high pressure is expected over the region on Sunday and into 
Monday with dry weather and below normal temperatures. By Monday 
night and Tuesday...warmer temperatures are expected to arrive on 
southerly winds on the backside of high pressure...however another 
approaching cool front will result in more chances for rain. 


&& 


Near term /today/... 


Issued at 222 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


Surface analysis early this morning shows a strong area of low 
pressure over the Great Lakes with a poorly defined yet strong cold 
front stretching south across eastern Wisconsin...eastern 
Illinois to the lower Mississippi River valley. Strong and cold 
high pressure was found over the upper Midwest. Much colder air 
was found in the wake of the front...with temperatures in the 30s and low 
40s across Wisconsin...Iowa and Minnesota. Aloft...water vapor 
showed a strong ridge in place over The Rockies and a deep broad 
trough in place across the eastern half of the United States. A 
strong upper level disturbance was embedded in the flow aloft over 
Western Lake Superior and was diving southeast. Radar shows a few 
scattered rain showers over southern central Indiana...along with 
a few more very light rain showers over central Illinois. 


GFS and NAM suggest very strong cold air advection to start 
shortly after 12z today with 850mb temperatures falling toward -6c by 00z 
Sat. Given this we will expect steady or slowly falling 
temperatures through the day today. Will aim for high temperatures for 
today occurring at or shortly after 12z...ahead of the front. Furthermore 
the strong pressure gradient building across the will result in 
gusty north winds with wind chills around 30 this afternoon and in 
the middle 20s tonight. 


As for precipitation...limited moisture appears in place with today/S 
system...however strong forcing and dynamics are in place as this 
system passes. Best moisture appears to be passing near frontal 
passage around 12z. Forecast soundings appear to dry out late this 
morning and this afternoon as northerly flow resumes. However by 
late this afternoon and near 00z a second batch of precipitation will be 
possible as the models suggest the previously mentioned strong 
upper level disturbance will dive across central Indiana. By 
00z...forecast soundings show good saturation in the lower and middle 
levels...all while an 850mb jet of 50+ knots screams aloft. 
Furthermore by 00z forecast soundings show just about the entire 
column below 0c...giving US a snow profile. 


Still...moisture appears limited as these two forcing mechanisms 
pass...thus will trend toward higher probability of precipitation than mavmos but 
expecting light amounts of precipitation. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Monday night/... 


Issued at 222 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


GFS and NAM continue to suggest active weather ongoing during the 
evening hours as the strong upper disturbance will continue to be 
passing through Indiana at 00z before exiting to the southeast 
shortly after 06z. Again...favorable conditions will exist for 
precipitation during the first few hours after 00z as forecast soundings 
remain saturated for the first few hours after 00z...before drying 
out rapidly as the upper low and strong winds aloft depart 
quickly. Deep moisture remains limited with northerly flow...but 
strong dynamics should be able to produce some light precipitation. Warm 
ground should result in any snow melting upon reaching the 
ground. Thus will trend at or slightly above mavmos probability of precipitation for a few 
hours this evening before dropping probability of precipitation off quickly by 06z as the 
forcing mechanism exits. 


Evening hours will be blustery...with snow showers or ice pellets 
possible amid wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour producing wind chills to 
near 25 degrees. Folks who will be outside this evening will get a 
taste of early winter...and will issue an Special Weather Statement to address this. 


As for lows...given the strong cold air advection...the freeze 
warning remains a good bet...with a hard freeze expected by 12z Sat. 


Dry weather will then be expected on Saturday through Monday as 
the GFS and NAM suggests the strong ridge over The Rockies will 
push east and build across the Central Plains and then the Ohio 
Valley by Monday...with the ridge axis over Indiana by 18z Monday. 
Forecast soundings through this period show a dry column with 
unreachable convective temperatures with good subsidence in place. Thus 
will trend toward mostly sunny days and mostly clear night during 
this period. As for temperatures will trend both highs and lows cooler 
than mavmos on Saturday and Saturday night. However by Sunday 
southerly flow returns amid some warm air advection aloft. Will 
stick close to mavmos lows and highs Sunday through Monday night. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through next Thursday/... 
issued at 222 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


Ensembles suggest a progressive upper pattern can be expected during 
this period. An upper level ridge will be in the process of moving 
over the forecast area on Monday...while the next trough will affect 
the area around the middle of next week. There are timing 
differences with respect to the individual ensemble members as to 
how fast the next trough will move through...with some of the slower 
members suggesting the trough will not pass until Wednesday night. 
Will go with probability of precipitation for rain starting Monday night and lingering into 
Wednesday night. At this point...it appears the best precipitation 
threat will be in the Tuesday to Wednesday time frame. 


&& 


Aviation /discussion for the 311200z tafs/... 
issued at 631 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


Cold front currently pushing through Northwest Indiana. Short term 
models suggest this front will be near klaf by issuance 
time...reaching kbmg around 311500z. Some light rain...along with 
the arrival of MVFR ceilings around 025 expected near and in the 
Post frontal zone. Should be a rather sharp increase in the surface 
winds as well with frontal passage...with winds becoming 310-330 
degrees with gusts around 25 kts in the wake of the front. 


Additional rain and snow showers expected to develop by the middle to 
late afternoon hours as the upper low moves overhead. At this 
point...appears the best threat for IFR visibility restrictions this 
afternoon will be off to the northeast of the taf sites where lift 
will be better. As a result...will keep visibility restrictions 
above IFR for now. 


The core of a 50kt 850mb jet is prognosticated to move into the area later 
this afternoon. Given the cold advection helping to mix these winds 
down...expecting some surface gusts in the 30-35 knots range from 
320-340 degrees by the middle to late afternoon hours. 


&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
freeze warning from midnight tonight to 10 am EDT Saturday for 
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&& 


$$ 


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near term...puma 
short term...puma 
long term....jas 
aviation...jas 


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