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Squashed temperatures

There is a strong wave moving into the upper Midwest, but it wasn’t enough to bring a significant warm up to the Hoosier State. I mean, it did warm up, but only by 4 degrees from Wednesday to Thursday in Muncie, but never to the 70s as had widely been anticipated. The low brought north more moisture than expected, which mean a partly to mostly cloudy day on Thursday, rather than mostly sunny, and that did the trick. The National Weather Service and Weatherbug were the two outlets that kept their forecast highs somewhat low, and ended up with the top forecasts.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 64, Low 43
Thursday – High 68, Low 45

Grade: A-B

Muncie, Indiana

Hello, and good evening. Today, we are returning from our western sojourn to spend some time working on some more Midwestern climatology.

At 953PM, ET, Muncie was reporting a temperature of 53 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. High pressure has descended upon the area after a couple of turbulent days and is allowing for clearing skies. A thin layer of high clouds will prevent temperatures from cooling off much more than they have already tonight.
The thing to look at on Wednesday will be how effective insolation alone can be in warming things up. A trough developing over the Plains and the ridge shifting to the east will allow for a bit more warm advection. This will mean warmer temperatures, but should also mean a stickier environment.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 65, Low 42
Thursday – Warmer, a touch more humid, High 73, Low 44

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 65, Low 43
Thursday – Mostly cloudy, High 71, Low 46

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sun High 64, Low 42
Thursday – Sunshine and some clouds High 72, Low 44

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 64, Low 42
Thursday – Mostly sunny High 70, Low 45

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 64, Low 42
Thursday – Partly cloudy, High 70, Low 45

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 64, Low 45
Thursday – Partly cloudy High 70, Low 45

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy overnight. High 64, Low 40
Thursday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 70, Low 42

I am leaning towards a warmer solution, because we are approaching a good time of year for the sun angle, and what it can do for temperatures. Here is the satellite imagery, with a tendril of high clouds spilling into the Ohio Valley.
Muncie

High Pressure Logjam

After the storms moved through on Wednesday, high pressure settled in nicely over Indiana for the end of the workweek. Muncie saw some very pleasant temperatures both days, with Thursday being a bit breezy as it moved in. This caused all 5 forecasts to be within a grand total of 2 degrees from one another. Accuweather and VW came out in a tie for first, barely.

Thursday: High 78, Low 58.
Friday: High 79, Low 54.
Forecast Grade: B

Erie, Pennsylvania to Muncie, Indiana

Today’s trip is only going to last us one day. At a pace of 59.9mph, it will take us about 6 1/2 hours to cover the 383 miles between today’s two cities in question. It’s a nice, brief little trip. We will see a lot of Lake Erie on this little trip.

Erie
It will probably rain overnight tonight in Erie, but that nastiness will be shifting out of town by the time we trek out to Muncie. There may be a few clouds as far west as Cleveland, thanks to some northwesterly winds coming off of Lake Erie, but after that, we will drive through nothing but sunshine as we continue on to Indiana.
Muncie

Muncie, Indiana

We are headed off to central Indiana for today’s forecast. What can we expect in Muncie to end this week?

At 1153AM, ET, Muncie is reporting mostly cloudy skies. Eyes will be on the radar, as a complex of thunderstorms was pushing through Terre Haute and Crawfordsville, and was on its way towards Indianapolis and inevitably towards Muncie. Muncie is within the slight risk for severe thunderstorms today, as these storms, as well as storms to the northwest of Muncie are expected to strengthen as they are propelled eastward by a cold front associated with a deepening area of low pressure moving through northern Quebec.
Behind this cold front and the associated strong thunderstorms, high pressure is expected to build into the Great Lakes. After a very long stretch of hot, humid and oftentimes rainy weather, Muncie will be in store for some nice, comfortable weather.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 80, Low 58
Friday – Sunny, High 82, Low 55

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 80, Low 60
Friday – Mostly Sunny High 78, Low 57

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and less humid High 80, Low 59
Friday – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 80, Low 56

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 79, Low 61
Friday – Sunny, High 79, Low 57

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 78, Low 61
Friday – Sunny. High 79, Low 58

Here is a look at that messy radar. It’s going to be a stormy afternoon for Muncie.
Muncie

Roanoke, Virginia to Muncie, Indiana

We are off on a one day summer time road trip. It’s 461 miles between the two cities, and much of the route takes us over and through the central Appalachians. It will be scenic, but it will also be slow, with a pace of 56.8mph. We won’t be on an interstate for very long though, so I suppose this makes sense. Let’s navigate Appalachia!

roanoke
The Appalachians are getting squeezed by a broad low emanating from the Canadian Prairies and a stagnant low off the coast of South Carolina. As we leave tomorrow morning, the weak area of low pressure will seep north into the Carolinas from the Atlantic, and there is a decent chance that we will see some showers in Roanoke north through Charleston, West Virginia. As we descend out of Charelston towards Dayton, Ohio and eventually northwest to Muncie, there will be no shortage of sunny skies, but at the same time, the instability provided by the low in Canada and the hot humid air north of the Ohio River will mean there is a slight chance for some thunderstorms all the way from Dayton to Muncie. Hopefully our arrival in Muncie will remain dry, but even if it isn’t, we can wait it out in the car for a moment, and we’ll be fine. Besides, the AC will be on in the car.
Muncie

Suddenly, it’s fall

Well, that’s what it feels like across the northern US. Anthony wrote about that last night. Tonight, I’m talking specifically about Muncie, where an area of low pressure moving through kept temperatures quite cool. There was rain in northern Indiana on Friday, and the temperatures failed to recover after they started seeing sun on Saturday. We at Victoria-Weather are typically dour and pessimistic, and it paid off with a victory.
Actuals: Friday, .06 inches of rain, High 72, Low 58
Saturday, High 74, Low 58

Grade: A

Muncie, Indiana to Augusta, Georgia

A day and a half! That’s how long to get from Muncie to Augusta on the South Carolina border. We will get to see 666 miles of America, which will translate to an average speed of 58.7mph, thanks to only brief hours spent on interstates. The first day, therefore, will be done after 469 miles of driving. With the PGA Championship this weekend, we will instead go to the home of the Masters. Tally ho!

DAY ONE

It’s probably going to remain cloudy in Muncie through our departure on Saturday morning, and it will seem as through rain is threatening as far south as Cincinnati. The sun will break out in eastern Kentucky, however, and we will be able to enjoy the rolling terrain as we head south towards Knoxville, Tennessee. We will stop about 10 miles outside of town in Norris for night number one.

DAY TWO
The low that has developed in the Ohio Valley and will shove off to Canada will do something amazing. It will generate a front that will actually stabilize the southeast. Incredible! Atlanta and Birmingham will be comfortable. Charlotte will be dry. Just a stunning turn of events. This will lead to a very easy drive from eastern Tennessee, through western Carolinas and into Augusta.

Houston, Texas to Muncie, Indiana

We’re headed north! Word on the street is that the temperatures are much cooler in Muncie than Houston, so the trip makes sense, right? The distance between the two is 1085 miles, and will take us two days, with the second day taking a little bit longer. Average speed is expected to be about 61mph, and our trip will stop after day 1 494 miles from Houston.

DAY ONE

The low developing in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley is going to be our best friend (present company excluded). Typically turbulent weather through the south will be capped. In fact, it will be seasonably cool behind this developing front, and the poor gas mileage we get in rural Texas won’t be so bad, because it won’t be oppressive when we fill the tank. The day will end in Biscoe, Arkansas, which is about an hour east of Little Rock.

DAY TWO
The dry slot we find ourselves in Friday will slice further north on Saturday. The good fortune we saw through Texas into Arkansas will continue as we head through Memphis, St. Louis, and Indianapolis on our way to Muncie. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s by the time we hit Muncie, which is down right enjoyable. Exactly what we were looking for when we left Houston.

Muncie, Indiana

Ah Muncie. One of the various towns of Indiana. I have nothing else to say.

At 353PM, ET, Muncie was reporting a temperature of 80 degrees with clear skies. Muncie found itself between two strong bands of thunderstorms, one near Fort Wayne, and another extending southwest from Cincinnati along the Ohio River. A short wave moving through the Great Lakes was poised to interact with a surface boundary that has established itself along the Ohio River, extended southwest to the northwestern Gulf.
The low associated with the shortwave is the one to keep an eye on, as it is expected to develop into a well organized surface low, tapping the existing boundary and looking almost winter like. The low will begin to wrap north into Ontario and slow down, owing to weak flow. Tomorrow will be fairly rainy, while Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy and cooler.
Tomorrow – Rain likely, High 70, Low 60
Saturday – Mostly cloudy and pleasant, High 74, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated T-Storms High 71, Low 63
Saturday – Partly Cloudy, High 78, Low 55

AW: Tomorrow – Clouds and breaks of sun, breezy and cooler with a passing shower High 70, Low 61
Saturday – Partly sunny and nice High 74, Low 53

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, High 69, Low 60
Saturday – Sunny High 77, Low 54

WB: Tomorrow – Breezy…cooler. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. High 70, Low 62
Saturday – Mostly sunny. High 76, Low 58

Temperatures in the 70s are going to feel rather chilly for Muncie to end the week. The break from the heat is undoubtedly appreciated, however. Radar shows those strong thunderstorms floating around.