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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 33 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 22 °
  • Low: 4 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 12:05 AM EST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Occasional snow showers. High 33F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy skies. A few flurries are possible. Low 12F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 22F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear skies. Low 4F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    A mainly sunny sky. High near 30F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 16F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 43F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds. Low 18F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 43F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds. Low 28F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 43F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 32F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 54F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Rain showers in the evening with precipitation turning to a mixture of rain and snow overnight. Low around 35F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%.

  • Friday

    Rain showers early with mostly cloudy conditions later in the day. High 51F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Considerable cloudiness. Low 38F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High near 55F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 41F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Norway Lane, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:26 AM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:22 AM EST

Temperature: 35.7 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Saint Andrews Avenue, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 3:25 AM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Edinburgh IN US, Atterbury, IN

Updated: 3:01 AM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NW at 4 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 3:28 AM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 3:28 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Designscape, Nashville, IN

Updated: 3:29 AM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 3:26 AM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: East North Shore Drive, Brownstown, IN

Updated: 3:26 AM EST

Temperature: 54.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 3:19 AM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
315 am EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


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


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 311 PM EST Tuesday Mar 3 2015 


Colder air will return to central Indiana for the second half of the 
work week. As it does...rain will change to snow tonight. Snow will 
fall across portions of the area Wednesday into early 
Thursday...with significant accumulations possible across far 
southern areas. High pressure will then provide dry conditions with 
a warming trend this weekend into early next week. 


&& 


Near term /overnight/... 


Issued at 930 PM EST Tuesday Mar 3 2015 


Minor southward adjustments on precipitation...drying out northern 
counties a bit faster prior to midnight. 


Steady rain edge has sagged slightly south of I-70. Still one 
more patch of light rain over central Illinois to feed along and 
just north of I-70 through midnight or so. 


Doubtful any snow likely to come with overnight precipitation but 
temperatures will fall enough that any leftover precipitation north of I-70 
could see a little mix after midnight. 


South of I-70 still expect very slow south movement of rain area 
and very slow fall of temperatures so mainly rain until a few hours prior 
to daybreak and just barely reaching freezing then. 


&& 


Short term.../Wednesday through Friday/ 
issued at 311 PM EST Tuesday Mar 3 2015 


Focus is on threat for heavy snow across the southern forecast area 
Wednesday and Wednesday night. Overall the models are not too far 
apart from each other. There are some differences in snow amounts 
but this is due in part to a tight gradient expected. Generally went 
with a blend. 


Colder air will continue to flow into the area on Wednesday. There 
may be a mix to the precipitation type in the far south on Wednesday 
but it would quickly changeover to snow in the morning. Elsewhere 
precipitation type will be snow. 


Forcing increases again during the day Wednesday as a wave rides 
along the cold front to our south. Isentropic lift continues...and 
our area gets into the right rear quadrant of an upper jet which 
will provide additional lift. Frontogenetical forcing will also 
increase. 


The focus for the forcing will be to the south of central Indiana 
closer to the front. However enough forcing will be across the 
southern third of the area to go likely to categorical probability of precipitation 
Wednesday. 


Similar conditions continue Wednesday night with better probability of precipitation 
sneaking a little farther north /still likely to categorical 
southeast 1/3 of the area/. However with the circulation provided by 
the upper jet expect the precipitation gradient to tighten even 
more. The far northwest forecast area looks to be dry Wednesday 
night...with chance probability of precipitation in between that and the high probability of precipitation to the 
south. 


With plenty of moisture still available for the system...especially 
across Kentucky...significant snow amounts remain possible. The 
factors mentioned above will produce a very tight gradient in snow 
amounts...going from little snow to significant snow in a relatively 
small distance /especially considering the frontogenetical forcing/. 


The far southern row of counties in central Indiana look to see the 
best chance for significant snow. However with the gradient 
mentioned above am not confident enough yet to upgrade to a warning. 
After coordinating with surrounding offices have decided to leave 
the current Winter Storm Watch as is and let additional data arrive 
before deciding to go to warning. For now went near 6 inches storm 
total in this row with amounts quickly tapering off to the north. 
Went 2-3 inches in Bloomington/Columbus area and around 1 inch in 
indy. 


After the system moves out early Thursday went dry for the remainder 
of the short term with high pressure moving in. The Arctic air will 
provide well below average temperatures...with below zero readings 
possible Thursday night. 


Generally stayed with a model blend for temperatures during the 
period. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through next Tuesday/... 
issued at 240 am EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Ensembles indicate that a mean trough over the eastern parts of the 
country will lift off to the east by early next week as heights rise 
and flow becomes more zonal. 


A few ensemble members indicate some very light qfp with a potential 
short wave trough that may be passing over the Great Lakes around 
Sunday. The chances of anything measurable still looks too low to 
include in the forecast at this time. Will keep the extended dry. 


Moderating temperatures expected through the period as heights 
gradually rise with time. 


&& 


Aviation /discussion for the 040900z kind taf update/... 
issued at 315 am EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Radar loop indicates most of the steadier precipitation has moved 
off to the south of the kind terminal. Will probably be some periods 
of light rain/snow through about sunrise...but overall short term 
models suggest more organized precipitation may not move back into 
the kind area until later today. 


Most of the IFR ceilings have lifted based on surface observations 
upstream...so will pull them from the forecast on the update. 


Previous discussion follows. 


It looks like flight categories will waffle between MVFR and IFR 
through the night...although trends the past couple of hours have 
been favoring IFR. Light rain...possibly mixed with snow should move 
back in over the terminals...save laf...by issuance time. By 
13z...good confidence that the precipitation will be all snow. 
Flight conditions should again be borderline IFR/MVFR per model relative humidity 
time sections through 06z Thursday. 


West winds will become northwest below 10 knots overnight and around 
and above knots after 13z...as a cold front moves through central 
Indiana from the northwest in the 07z-09z time frame. 




&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Storm Watch from noon EST today through Thursday morning 
for inz067>072. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...50 
near term...tucek 
short term...50 
long term....jas 
aviation...mk/jas 


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