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Current Conditions

  • 46°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE 12 mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 29.93 in. -
  • Heat Index: 41

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Chance Rain

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on November 22, 2014

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then rain showers after midnight. Low of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 18F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 28F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 16F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 5:15 am EST on November 23, 2014


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

1938 at Indianapolis... the record snowfall for the date is
      set at 4.0 inches.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 8:04 AM EST

Temperature: 49.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 8:04 AM EST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 7:54 AM EST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 7:56 AM EST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 8:04 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 8:05 AM EST

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 7:56 AM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 8:00 AM EST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:04 AM EST

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SE at 9.8 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 8:04 AM EST

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Brownstown, Freetown, IN

Updated: 7:50 AM EST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 8:05 AM EST

Temperature: 51.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 7:57 AM EST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: South at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Designscape, Nashville, IN

Updated: 8:05 AM EST

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 7:50 AM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 7:51 AM EST

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
600 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


Update... 
aviation sections has been updated below. 


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 308 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


Two separate systems will affect central Indiana through the 
forecast period. The first will continue its track from the lower 
Mississippi Valley into Indiana today...producing rain/isolated 
thunderstorms and some snow showers through Monday night. After a 
brief lull in activity early in the week and a return to colder 
weather...the next system will arrive around Thanksgiving day. Due 
to the colder air mass...precipitation with the second system will 
generally be in the form of snow and a wintry mix on Wednesday and 
Thursday. 


&& 


Near term /today/... 


Issued at 308 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


The main focus of the near term period will be precipitation and 
thunderstorm chances with surface low approaching from the 
southwest. 


Upper trough will continue to deepen across the Central Plains 
today while a surface low tracks across the Missouri Valley and 
into central Indiana. That surface low will provide the best 
dynamics for the forecast area today. 


Lift with aforementioned surface low will be minimal until this 
afternoon. As a result...kept probability of precipitation at slight chance through the 
morning hours and then start increasing them more rapidly after 
sun 18z. Vorticity maximum strengthens in middle levels around late this 
afternoon through late evening...so went with probability of precipitation near 100 
percent during that period. As central Indiana falls into a warm 
sector with some weak instability but decent shear...isolated 
thunderstorms will be possible during late afternoon and evening. 
Storm Prediction Center has all of central Indiana under mention for non severe 
thunderstorms. 


Temperatures...highs this afternoon will climb into the middle to upper 50s 
as forecast area slides into a warm sector. Trended on the warmer 
side of guidance as a result. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Tuesday night/... 


Issued at 308 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


The main focus of the short term will be precipitation chances and type 
as surface low exits central Indiana on Monday. 


Thunderstorm chances should end by Monday 03z...but decent rain 
chances will continue through Monday as the associated cold front 
sweeps across the forecast area. Colder air will transition precipitation 
to snow by middle to late afternoon. However...the best moisture and 
lift will already be out of the area...so accumulations will be 
minimal. 


The main focus of Monday will be the strong southwest winds as a 120 
knots upper level jet sweeps across central Indiana. Sustained speeds 
will range between 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. 
Contemplated issuing a Wind Advisory...but this far out will only 
highlight in severe weather potential statement. 


Tuesday will be dry and cool with weak ridging in place. Highs 
will only top off in the 30s after starting out in the 50s on 
Monday. Overnight lows will plummet back into the 20s on Monday 
and Tuesday nights in wake of cold front. Temperatures were handled best 
with a model blend. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 


Issued at 308 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


A broad long wave upper trough from Hudson Bay to the Great Lakes 
and upper Midwest will be the rule through much of the long term. 
Models bring a weak upper disturbance across our region very late 
Wednesday into Thursday. Then an area of high pressure will dominate 
our weather rest of the long term as it moves east across our 
region. 


Models have trended drier with the upper disturbance late Wednesday 
into Thanksgiving day. Thus went slight chance probability of precipitation most areas with 
still chance probability of precipitation north half Wednesday night and far north into 
Thursday. Models have trended a little warmer Wednesday...so went 
with mostly rain south half and mixed precipitation elsewhere late 
Wednesday. Low level thickness favor snow north and central with 
mixed precipitation far south Wednesday night and Thursday. 


In regards to temperatures models have trended a little warmer 
Wednesday. Meanwhile there are big differences between models in 
temperatures with the rest of the long term. The GFS is a warm 
outlier...while the gemnh and European models are significantly 
colder. Went with a blend most periods. The GFS begins warm 
advection Friday as low pressure moves into the northern plains. 
Meanwhile the Euro and gemnh models do not indicate this..and in 
fact keep high pressure over the upper Midwest Friday and move it 
our way Saturday. 




&& 


Aviation /discussion for the 21/12z taf issuance/... 
issued at 600 am EST sun Nov 23 2014 


VFR for the first 6 to 8 hours and then becoming IFR ceilings and 
rain the rest of the forecast with a little improvement in flight 
category towards Monday. 


Strong low pressure over the Southern Plains will move into the 
middle Mississippi Valley by this evening and the southern Great 
Lakes by end of the forecast period. A trailing cold front will 
sweep across our region after 12z Monday. 


An upper level weather disturbance will cause rain to increase this 
afternoon and tonight. An isolated thundershower is possible this 
afternoon and tonight. But chances are too low to mention. 


Ceilings around 5 thousand feet or better will drop to less than a 
thousand feet late today and tonight as rain increases. 


Mentioned low level insurance at kind through 15z with a 45 knot low 
level jet which moves to the northeast and weaken. Marginal low 
level wind shear is possible elsewhere. 


Southeast or south surface winds up to 10 knots this morning 
increasing to 15 knots this afternoon and becoming south or 
southwest 15 knots with gusts to 25 knots tonight. 


&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories...none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...tdud 
near term...tdud 
short term...tdud 
long term....jh 
aviation...jh 


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