Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Take it slow on the roads!

Hey there we still have some winter weather advisories out for most of Indiana! Here is the link to keep you posted with the latest watches and warnings! NOAA's National Weather Service I have been looking at some road reports and most of the roads around Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Remington, and Frankfort, and all the areas in between! Are looking like patchy ice! This is as of 12:21am So you will still have to keep a close watch out on the roads as you head out for work and school in the early morning! As we see a high today of around 30* degrees we should start to see the roads get a little better! Just always remember when driving even if there is no ice on the roads there can still be ice on the bridges and this is because most bridges are over water where the air temperatures are cooler and the water can freeze much faster! Still always if there is a chance of ice you should always be on the look out! Black ice is the hardest ice to see! And the most dangerous!!!

Today we will see some off and on snow flurries however I'M not looking for it to add up to much! It would be less then an inch! Yesterday we seen the snow flurries and the freezing rain. It was not much but still enough to cause some road problems! I had my Aunt tell me she had almost got hit by a school bus on her way home! For the fact He or She could not stop! The roads where just to slick! So again take your time as you head out this morning! Then as the day goes things should slowly start to look a bit better!

Here is a few quick reports of the light snow from around the area yesterday morning below.

Rensselaer, Snowfall 0.2" Inch

Remington, Snowfall Trace,

Kentland, Snowfall 0.3" Inch

Lafayette, Snowfall Trace,

As we see not much around the area but still enough to make things slick! And with the real light coat of ice it was a little slushy in areas! But some quick good news for you out there who like the warm weather! I do see a day closer to this weekend where we could see our temperatures near 40* degrees! No it is not the 50s and 60s but this is only January! We will have to take what we can get! ;-)

Here is a few winter driving tips to help you out!

When driving in winter weather, watch out! Mother Nature has some tricks up her sleeve in the winter. Here are some to be on the look out for:

First Snow or Ice: Drivers often aren’t prepared for winter driving and forget to take it slow. Remember to drive well below the posted speed limit and leave plenty of room between cars.

Black Ice: Roads that seem dry may actually be slippery – and dangerous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas – all are hot spots for black ice. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.

Limited Visibility: Stay attentive and reduce speed. Know what’s going on around you.

Four-Wheel Drive: On snow and ice, go slowly, no matter what type of vehicle you drive. Even if you have an SUV with four-wheel drive you may not be able to stop any faster, or maintain control any better, once you lose traction. Four-wheel drive may get you going faster, but it won’t help you stop sooner.

Just remember to take it slow this morning until things start to melt and you should be OK! ;-)

Have a great one! And I will check back soon!
Thank you all for reading!!

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