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How Can We Help You? - Part 2

Our earlier blog post covered some basic information about our website. This post will cover some additional information that you may not know.

Last time we covered the basics of where to get climate information. However, there is a page with even more information, specifically about Indianapolis and selected cities around central Indiana. The page is located at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=localcli  There you can access basic daily weather information for the Indianapolis International Airport back to 1996. To see the data, choose the month and year you need from the drop down menu not far down the page.

Similar data is available for other climate locations around central Indiana, specifically Lafayette, Muncie, Indianapolis-Eagle Creek, Terre Haute, Shelbyville, and Bloomington. These data are in comma delimited format files and are available back to 2007. The data for Indianapolis International Airport is also available in this format, and data for that site goes back to 1996.

Farther down the page are statistics for Indianapolis, such as record daily highs, lows, etc.

Another useful item on our website is the Activity Planner. You can find a link to it on the blue left hand menu of our site, under the “Forecasts” header. Once the page loads, all you need to do is to put in what specific conditions you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for when temperatures are going to be between 72 and 82 degrees, you would input these values in the boxes next to the “Temperatures” section. Next, click on the map the location you are interested in. A graph will then appear which highlights the times in the next 7 days that temperatures will be in that range.

Want to know about programming your weather radio? Visit the weather radio page at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=nwr

This page shows what weather radio transmitters cover central Indiana, the counties for each transmitter, and the codes needed to program your radio. You can also learn about what airs on the weather radio each day.

Some of the above information is covered on our Frequently Asked Questions page, http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/?n=faq

Chad Swain – Meteorologist

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