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Colder temps here for a while

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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David Wire
Mother Nature has played a cruel joke on area residents again.

Earlier in the week, Clay County citizens experienced temperatures in the upper-70s.

But two low-pressure systems went through the area Wednesday, causing a dramatic dip in temperatures.

And WTHI News-10 Meteorologist David Wire doesn't anticipate those temperatures will be rising anytime soon.

"We've gone from one extreme to another," Wire told The Brazil Times. "As much as it is for Indiana weather to change every five minutes, to stay in the 70s in the highs, that's not normal for us (at this time of year) to get up there and stay there.

"All it took was an area of low pressure and we had two move through Wednesday. The first had a cold front with it and the second changed the wind, allowing the cold area from the north to just drop in here."

The low-pressure systems caused thunderstorm warnings for several counties in the Wabash Valley, but Wire said Clay County was "lucky" to not have to deal with storms.

With the change in temperatures, Wire said a few snowflakes could be spotted.

"It doesn't have to get to 32-degrees to snow," he said, adding areas of low-pressure will bring rain and snow today, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

However, Wire said the snow wouldn't stay for long.

"The snow we'll see probably won't stick," he said. "The ground is pretty warm right now."

In addition, he said the rain amounts will be minimal, but will add to an already saturated March. On average, Wire said March typically sees 3.5-inches of rain. Already this month, more than 6-inches has dumped in the Wabash Valley.

He said residents could expect to see temperatures to hover in the mid-40s for close to two weeks. The average high this time of year is somewhere in the 50s.

"We'll be running 10-degrees below average for the next week," he said. "We're not going to break out of this pattern for 7-10 days."

He does, however, believe temperatures will increase within 10 days.


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One thing for sure, we all know that Dave will keep us informed with the most accurate and constant weather updates!!! Even if we are all disappointed that it's cold again, remember.....it is STILL MARCH !!! Just hoping Spring does get here SOON !!! ;-)

-- Posted by JaniLou on Thu, Mar 24, 2011, at 9:23 PM

One thing for sure, we all know that Dave will keep us informed with the most accurate and constant weather updates!!! Even if we are all disappointed that it's cold again, remember.....it is STILL MARCH !!! Just hoping Spring does get here SOON !!! ;-)

-- Posted by JaniLou on Thu, Mar 24, 2011, at 9:24 PM

sorry that posted twice!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Thu, Mar 24, 2011, at 9:24 PM

Indiana spring weather teases you with what's on the horizon. Always has, always will.

Just be patient, now is a great time to get your seedlings going indoors for the garden. Lettuce and greens should be set out after this cold period passes. Freezing temps should be gone for good in 3 more weeks.

"Grow It" Clay County

-- Posted by coltsbeer on Thu, Mar 24, 2011, at 11:47 PM


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