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April was a cool and dry month across northeastern central Indiana. The Delaware County Regional airport received measurable rainfall almost every day in April. Most days, however, it was usually less than 0.10". Interestingly enough, every Sunday in April was dry! Despite record breaking temperatures in the 80s on the 23rd and 24th, we ended the month over 2 degrees below normal! We saw several cool stretches throughout the month and 4 nights with low temperatures below freezing.
We set 3 new temperature records in Muncie this past weekend!!! Both Saturday and Sunday set new records for high temperatures! Saturday's high of 85 beat the record of 84 set back in 1985. Sunday's high of 83 beat the record of 82 set back in 2009. Also on Sunday, we set a record for the warmest low temperature for April 24th! Sunday's low of 67 beat out the record maximum low of 62 set back in 1976. Records date back to 1962 in Muncie.
Tonight: The scattered rain we've been seeing this evening looks to continue into the overnight hours. Rain and scattered storms are possible tonight, with a low of 44 degrees. No severe weather is expected. Winds will be light out of the northeast at 5 MPH.
Tonight: Another cold night is in store! Unseasonably cold air lingers across northeastern central Indiana, with a low of 26 degrees overnight. Winds will be light out of the east northeast at 5 MPH.
For the past week, NewsLink Indiana Weather has brought you special content for Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2022. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), "the goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone be prepared when severe weather occurs." Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a colloborative effort between the National Weather Service and their partners (federal and state organizations, broadcast media, and businesses) to better raise awareness and encourage preparedness.
February Recap: February overall ended slightly below average in terms of both temperatures and precipitation. With a mixture of below and above average days, including starting and ending the month with days above average in the 50s, we ultimately landed half of a degree below average in terms of temperature. In terms of precipitation, we were slightly drier than normal with 0.34" below average, as dry conditions prevailed throughout much of the month.
We were 7 degrees from the record high of 68 degrees set back in 2018, as sunshine and southerly breezes boosted temperatures into the lower 60s. A high of 61 degrees at the Muncie airport this afternoon makes today the first day over 60 degrees in Muncie for 2022! Our last 60 degree day was recorded on December 27, 2021.
Welcome back to NewsLink Indiana for the Spring 2022 semester! After a cold weekend with temperatures in the lower 20s, temperatures on an upward trend this week! We reached a high of 31 degrees this afternoon, and temperatures will climb even higher into this week!
A major, significant winter storm is on the way, expected to last for a duration of 2 days. Our entire viewing area has been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING from Wednesday morning until Thursday night. Rain begins tonight, heavy mixed precipitation will occur on Wednesday, before finally changing over to heavy snow on Thursday. Daily life and travel will be impacted, especially on Thursday. According to the National Weather Service Northern Indiana office, this is a 1 in every 10 years event!
Tonight: Temperatures will fall to a low of 30 degrees by daybreak under mostly clear skies. Patchy frost will be possible, so if you are heading out for Thanksgiving Break tomorrow morning, be sure to give yourself a few extra minutes to defrost your car. Winds will be coming out of the south at 10 MPH, gusting up to 20 MPH.
Over the past 5 days, we’ve seen quite the fluctuation in temperatures, reaching all the way up to 86 degrees last Thursday. Today, temperatures were slightly above average with a high of 72 degrees. We’ll see another rollercoaster of temperatures throughout this week too.
Tonight: We remain dry overnight, with a low of 62 degrees by daybreak under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light out of the northeast at 5 MPH.
Welcome back to NewsLink Indiana for the Fall 2021 semester! What a way to kick off the semester, with the high temperature in Muncie reaching 88 degrees today! This is 3 degrees shy of the record of 91 degrees set back in 1999. Although we did not reach 90 today, we have seen 23 days this year so far of 90+ degree temperatures.
Tonight: Expect rain to continue to changeover to snow this evening as our next weather system moves in from the northwest. By the time we get to daybreak, snow accumulations will total 1-3" for areas west of I-69, and 2-3" to the east, with isolated areas seeing 4"+. Travel impacts will be minimal tonight, but as the temperatures drop below freezing and the snow begins to stick, travel will become more slick overnight. Take it slow and stay safe on your Wednesday morning commute!
Tonight: Clearing skies this evening will lead to a steady temperature drop overnight. Expect temperatures to remain mild with a low in the mid to upper 50s. Winds will be light out of the south at 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Expect intermittent clouds overnight, with clouds thickening to become partly to mostly cloudy by daybreak. With partial clearing, this allows temperatures to drop into the mid 40s. Winds will be out of the west southwest at 10-15mph.
Tonight: Expect rain showers around midnight, becoming much more scattered by the time we get to Wednesday morning. Accumulation will generally be between one and two tenths of an inch. Temperatures remain mild overnight, dropping only into the mid 50s. Winds will be out of the southeast at 10-15mph.
With another dry and sunny day in the books, we add another day to our March dry stretch. Thus far, we have seen 10 consecutive days with no precipitation, which is the third longest March dry stretch in Muncie history! This stretch looks to come to an end soon as rain chances enter the forecast for Thursday.
The dry stretch continues today, with temperatures topping out at 68 degrees thanks to sunny skies. Temperatures were about 20 degrees above our average at this time of year, which is 46 degrees. Today marks 9 consecutive days with no precipitation, which is the third longest March dry stretch in Muncie history! This stretch looks to come to an end later this week, as rain chances enter the forecast for the end of the week.
Tonight: Temperatures drop quickly overnight, ending up in the upper 20s by daybreak tomorrow. Winds will be light out of the north at 5-10mph. We could see a few isolated clouds overnight, but overall, skies remain mostly clear.