Friday, February 20, 2009

Snow Snow Snow Is On The Way!!!!! Snow Lovers Get Ready And Keep The Shovels Out!

Hey Bloggers sorry this is going to be a short post I'M having a little bit of Computer problems. Nothing severe but running really slow and things not wanting to load. But I will be back and going strong by this morning. So here is the latest real quick. First off I want to let you know about the cold wind chills as you head out this morning take a look at the map below.
You will need to allow yourself some extra time to bundle up like the guy above! And maybe to warm the car! Doors may be freezing shut by the time you head out.

here is a few quick snowfall totals from Yesterday around the area.You see Lafayette only seen .1" snowfall which was like a dusting of snow and Remington, coming in with a Trace of snow. Not much but more and Bigger snow is on the way. Here is a Map below that is showing Saturday morning. You see the Heaviest snowfall currently looks to stay to our north.If this tracks just the the south then we will see our amounts go up even more. Now Currently I think we will stay in the 3" to 4" inch range with a good chance for Five inches. I would not count that out just yet. More north you go I think north of Jasper county could very well see snowfall between 3 and a possible 6 inches. We will keep watching this snow system closely. It is expected to start tonight just after Midnight so this you could call it the calm before the snow! :-)

I will check back today with another update but for now have another great day and if you are out early tomorrow morning again watch the roads and remember your winter safety tips. Here is a few I have posted below. Have a great day....................

Knowledge: Before leaving home, find out about the driving conditions. Safe drivers know the weather, and their limits. If the weather is bad remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow, or just don’t go.

Clear: Remove any snow on your vehicle’s windows, lights, brake lights and signals. Make sure you can see and be seen.

Inspect: Check your vehicle’s tires, wiper blades, fluids, lights, belts and hoses. A breakdown is bad on a good day and dangerous on a bad-weather day.

Time: Leave plenty of time to reach your destination safely. It’s not worth putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation just to be on time.

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.

In the winter, INDOT snowplow drivers are out on the roads to keep them clear of snow and ice and keep you safe. Here’s what you need to know about driving around snowplows:

Distance: Give snowplows room to work. The plows are wide and can cross the centerline or shoulder. Don’t tailgate and try not to pass. If you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud.

Speed: Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit. Be patient. Allow plenty of time to slow down. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.

Vision: A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they don’t always see you. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops or turns.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin, and it is warm up for the car this morning! See you later on here.

Teri in laf