Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This image was taken at 6:01pm EST this evening. You are looking at Peoria, IL, and the snow showers currently taking place. Not a lot of accumulation however a good dusting to 0.03" inches is taking place in areas! Take a look at this picture from Peoria, IL, below.
This image was taken just a short bit ago at 6:00pm EST. Just take a look at that white stuff. :) Could this be coming our way? Well, currently it's looking like I'm going to keep some scattered light snow flurries in the forecast for later tonight and Wednesday (Tomorrow) possible.
Above is a look at the latest Bufket model. You see that single blue bar in the chart above? That is showing me that we have a chance at some snow flurries just after 8:am tomorrow possible. THE FIRST BLUE BAR OF THE SEASON!! lol :) I don't think we will see any real accumulation out of this. Just a dusting if that much. Otherwise just some scattered snow flurries through out parts of the WLFI viewing area. Chance of precipitation is 15% to 20% at this time.
Still snow flurries are snow flurries lol. And tonight is the big Rockefeller Tree Lighting! Tonight at 8:00pm EST. Be sure to tune in for the start of the Christmas holiday!
Indianapolis had the circle of lights just a few days ago to get things kick off, and now it's NYC turn! Have a very Merry Christmas Season Bloggers!
I'll check back again real soon.
You can see that this is under what I had called for in our area. The higher amounts stayed to our south near the Indianapolis area. Down in Marion, county they picked up rainfall anywhere between 0.73" Inches and 0.87" Inches. With some counties around that area picking up over an inch of rainfall.
Well, bloggers we are currently sitting with a temperature outside in the Lafayette, area of 36* degrees. This temperature will continue to drop slowly as the day continues do to the passing cold front. I still believe that any precipitation on the back side of this cold front could give way to a few hit and miss scattered snow flurries in the area. We have between a 15% and 20% chance of scattered snow flurries in the area tonight. Little or no accumulation is expected. Nothing more then what was seen over Thanksgiving. Less then a dusting if that's possible lol.
Lows tonight will drop to 24* degrees...
I'll check back again soon.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Well, as you can see above this is a radar image taken at 5:15pm EST this evening. The rain is moving north north east and should be here around Tippecanoe, county between the times of 7:pm and 9:pm EST tonight. Sooner in our western counties, Closer to 6:pm EST. Currently I'm looking for rainfall between 0.75" and maybe 1.50" inches possible in areas. This rain will go through out the night into Tuesday morning. Tonight we will fall to a low of only 45* degrees with an early high tomorrow of 45* degrees as well. The temperature will continue to fall tomorrow as the day continues do to the passing cold front. This will allow any precipitation still in the area to change over to some possible scattered snow flurries in the WLFI viewing area.
Winds for tonight into tomorrow morning are looking between 10 and 20 mph.
So have your umbrellas ready when you head out in the morning. Also take a nice coat because the temperatures will be falling through out Tuesday. As we head into the rest of the week we can expect cooler temperatures with highs in the 30s and lows in the lower 20s...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Monday we will look for partly cloudy skies to start the day. Clouds will increase as the day continues. Rain will try to move into the area between 7:pm and 9:pm Monday night. Rain could be heavy at times. I expect this rain to go into Tuesday morning. New rainfall totals between both Monday evening and Tuesday morning hours is between .75" and 1.25" inches possible. Highs will be in the low 50s around 51* degrees with lows that night in the lower 40s around 43* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 20 mph.
You can see in this model image above, The rain that will push through the area come Monday evening between 7:pm and 9:pm EST. The red colors over Lafayette is showing the possible inch of rain.
Tuesday we will look for rain showers to start things. Otherwise becoming mostly cloudy through out the day with a few possible light scattered snow flurries late in the day into that night possible on the back side of this cold front. Any precipitation left on the back side of the cold front would fall in the form of light snow flurries. Highs will be in the low to middle 40s possible around 45* degrees. Lows Tuesday night cooler in the low 20s around 24* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph.
The temperatures will become cold again from Tuesday night through Saturday with highs only around freezing. YEAH!!!! :)
So we could see some possible scattered light snow flurries that won't add to anything this time around while Idaho, is seeing the real heavy snow!!
Yes, Idaho, is seeing Winter storm warnings in effect until 11:pm tonight. They are looking at an additional 2" to 6" inches of snowfall. This bringing the storm totals up to 5" to 9" inches in the valleys and up to 15" inches in the mountains above 6000 feet. Southeast Idaho, is seeing steady winds between 20 and 30 mph gusting to 40 mph at times. This is reducing visibility to less then 1/4 Miles do to all the blowing snow in the area!
I found a few Web Cams from the southeast Idaho, area being effected by the snow earlier this evening. Take a look at this!
Snow everywhere!! :D I LOVE IT lol :)
You can see in some of these pictures how the snow is just a whiteout in some spots. I just hope that everyone is remembering the winter safety driving tips or at least staying home if they don't need to go out! Wow do you guy's know how much I wish that snow was on my front lawn?? lol "REALLY BAD" :)
So this got me looking for snow accumulation's here in Indiana! And I found some signs that it could be near! In my last post I talked about snow chances between the first and third week of December. Well after going through some more weather models it's looking like we may have some winter storm chances between the first week and second week of December. Maybe even before the 14th! ;) But that's still a ways off. Again just giving you something to think about! :)
Well, bloggers the Indianapolis Colts play SD, tonight so I had better get off here and get ready. Kick off is a little after 8:20pm EST. Grab your popcorn and your favorite drink cause the colts are ready to kick some charger butt! lol.
I'll check back again soon.
God Bless You All!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Trust me there was WAAAAAY More people then I got in this shot. Like I said I didn't want to lose my spot lol. Also it's blurry because I was shaking like a leaf hahaha ;) but we hung in there and got the job done :)
This line was nothing compared to Friday at Toy's R Us off of US52 in Lafayette!! They opened the doors at 10:pm and by 9:pm they had a line going from the front doors all the way back to the Tippecanoe Mall!!! That was CRAZY! So we continued on by to Wal-Mart! lol. I didn't get a picture of that because I was driving trying to get to the next stop. However I did find this picture from Friday in Indianapolis.
Just look at that line to get into Menards! WOW. Amazing. Still there was even MORE people lined at Toy's R Us, in Lafayette. Now that's a group of people who know what they want and just how to get it lol. After the fun I had with this Black Friday you can expect to see me back out again next year for sure. The only thing to make it even better would have been some snow to go along with the cold we had! But it was still fun. That's what makes it fun to me. Going out taking on the weather to bring home gifts for the family. It makes it that much more enjoyable for myself to watch my family open the gifts Christmas morning knowing how I got them :) Taking on the cold and loving every minute of it!
And now we take a look at your forecast for the next two days.
Sunday we are looking dry with Partly cloudy skies across the WLFI viewing area. We will look for highs in the lower 40s around 43* degrees with lows that night in the upper 20s around 29* degrees. Winds will be light between 5 and 10 mph.
As you can see in the forecast map I put together above we are looking for Partly to mostly cloudy skies across the WLFI viewing area through out the day. All day we will see clouds on the increase. I expect to see some rain showers which could be heavy at times move into the area that late afternoon into that even. Expect the rain showers to go into Tuesday. Maybe some scattered snow flurries on the back side of this system later Tuesday as the cold front passes. Much like what we seen over Thanksgiving just a few days ago. Highs will be in the low 50s around 52* degrees with lows that night in the low to middle 40s around 44* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 20 mph. Currently I'm expecting some decent rainfall amounts once again around an inch with locally higher amounts in areas. I may have to add to this amount a little later on. I'll let you know!
Extended Outlook. The 50s won't last for long as I expect the cold to KICK back in come Tuesday night when lows will fall into the lower 20s!! Also at this time it's looking like we may have our first chance at some possible sticking snow closer to the second or third week of December. You know I'm keeping a close eye on this ;) As I do with any chance at snow. Even if it's only a trace lol :) But don't worry right now! Indiana weather changes all the time. I'm just giving you all something to think about! lol :)
Well, that's just about it for now bloggers. I'll check back soon with another update on the rainfall to come later on. Until then have a great one!
I can't wait to tell you all about it in tonight's blog update! Be sure to check in for all the fun Black Friday stories and also some possible real winter weather by the first week of December!! All this coming up tonight. :)
See you then! ;)
Friday, November 26, 2010
We had a wonderful time. I couldn't think of anything better this Thanksgiving then just to be home with my family enjoying games, Talk, cooking dinner, and lots and lots of laughs! :) We had a great time. I made two peanut butter pies, that went in no time lol. Also a cheese ball, and the big Thanksgiving turkey! All of which were big hits! ;) Then after the food we set down for some Thanksgiving football as always lol and then the planing started to hit the stores for Black Friday! And lucky us, We got everything we were after! And to make this holiday even better which I didn't think was possible, We had SNOW!!!!! :D Yes, I have a few reports of snow and even some pictures! Anyone who follows my blog knows with out a question that I was out snapping pictures lol. And I'll get to that in just a minute. But first we have some big news for the Lafayette, Indiana area. If you seen the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade then you may already know what I'm talking about!
Yes, as you see above Lafayette's name was up in lights for all of America to see as Purdue got the lead the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! This was their first time at the Macy's parade. The first ones from the Midwest! How cool is that?? GO LAFAYETTE!! lol.
Now back to the weather for a quick moment.
In my last post we talked about the rainfall expected over Wednesday through out Thanksgiving. I forecasted a final two day rainfall total between both days of 1.50" and 2.25" Inches possible through out the WLFI viewing area. I think we called it pretty close! But you decide for yourself. :) Here's a look at the final rainfall totals between last Wednesday and Thanksgiving.
The only two that are a little under my forecasted amount are Rensselaer, and Remington. But over all, Not bad! We even had a nice little gift that came Thanksgiving evening around 7:00pm EST. Yes, I call it a gift from my Dad who is watching over not only on the holidays but year around!!
It was to dark to take very many pictures so I decided to go out front by the Christmas decorations to take a snow picture. You can see I wasn't making the white stuff up lol. But this was a great way to KICK off the Holiday season for sure! Nothing like Thanksgiving with the family while shopping Black Friday with snow falling outside your window.
Take a look at these few Thanksgiving snowfall reports from around the area. Not much but snow is snow! And I'll take it. ;) This was the only part of my forecast that I can truly say "I didn't figure would happen". And this is because I didn't think we would drop in temperature fast enough to still have any precipitation in the area to change over to snow on the back side of this system. However I'm VERY GLAD that it did lol.
The rain started to change over to snow right after the cold front passed over Tippecanoe, county around 6:30pm - 7:00pm. During the snow we was seeing temperatures right around 32* and 33* degrees. By the time the rain did change over to all snow we didn't have much precipitation to work with. But seeing those snowflakes was still good enough. Roads did become icy in spots coming home after midnight as what rain water was still on the roads froze up. I'm hoping you all stayed safe.You can see the rain change over to all snow in this radar image above.
So for the rest of today I think we will stay with the partly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area with lows tonight dropping into the low 20s around 22* degrees!! A nice night to stay inside watching the Christmas lights outside the window while drinking the hot cocoa, That's right it's another Indiana "Hot Cocoa Advisory" In effect through Sunday, Or until future notice. ;)
Saturday we will stay dry with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies through out the day. Highs will be cool in the middle to upper 30s around 38* degrees. Lows Saturday night will fall into the low to middle 20s around 25* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph. This will make for a daytime wind chill of around 25* degrees, And a night time wind chill feel around 13* degrees!
To start next week we will see highs no higher then maybe 50* to 54* degrees. With the next chance of rain around Monday. More COLD weather will be in store to start December along with two other storm system chances to start the first week of December. Could we have a shot at some more snow?? It's possible! And you know I'll be keeping watch! ;)
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday and stayed safe as well. I wish you all the very best!!
Take Care And God Bless!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Stay safe bloggers. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is looking Cold, And Wet. We will see rain through out much of the day otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Rain could be heavy at times. I'm currently looking for rainfall between a half inch and three quarters of an inch with locally higher amounts near an inch possible. Winds will be between 10 and 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph possible. Highs will reach 43* degrees in the early morning , Temperatures will then start to fall through out the day. Lows will drop into the upper teens around 17* degrees.
We are looking at some rain showers mixed with possible sleet in areas for today into tonight. You can already see the sleet in Lafayette, in this image below.Between both today and Thanksgiving I think we could pick up a grand rainfall total between 1" and 2" inches possible in the WLFI viewing area. We are looking for some high rainfall numbers with this one. The national weather service has already gone ahead and put Flood Watches into effect just south of Montgomery county. Just south of Montgomery county is where I expect to see the highest Rainfall amounts come it. They could be pushing 3" to near 5" inches when all is said and done between today and Thanksgiving. So from droughts, to floods, lol. Can't Indiana ever get it right?? ;) lol
And last but not least, It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a crazy and or "Funny" Thanksgiving commercial. So I found one that I find funny lol. Take a look below. I know you'll laugh because this has happened to just about everyone who has ever tried to cook a turkey lol :)
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful! So I'm asking what are you thankful for?
I'm thankful for soooooo many things that it would be a never ending blog post if I tried to name them all. So I'll just say the MAIN thing that I'm thankful for. And that would have to be with out a doubt (My Family). I'm so thankful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family. After the year I've had or should I say after the year my whole family has had, Just having my family together is all I could ever ask for. So I just want to say to you all. I wish you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Love every moment of it. Enjoy your time with your friends and family.
((And God Bless!))
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Another Thanksgiving update will be posted Wednesday afternoon (11/24/10).
Well, we finally got some much needed rain here in the Midwest last night didn't we? :) I have a lot of rainfall reports this afternoon to show you all. And all are over a half inch at least. Some even over one inch in areas of Tippecanoe, and Jasper, counties. And we have more rain on the way! Not just small light amounts either. I'm talking another inch or two possible. But I'll get to that in just a few short minutes. First lets take a look at these rainfall reports from around the WLFI viewing area below.
You can see Lafayette, coming in with one of the highest amounts this time around followed by Remington only behind by a tenth inch. Currently the lowest amounts as you can see are in Logansport, and Kentland, with 0.71" inches. Which is still a pretty good amounts when you have been as dry as we have the past few months! Now normally I would be talking about snow in November but this year has not been anywhere near a normal one. It has been Hot, Dry, and windy! And it seems like it's taking forever to get into winter. But is any of that going to change come Thanksgiving?? Is snow still in the forecast?? Well, keep reading I'm almost to it lol :)
First lets take a look at whats in store for tomorrow leading up to Thanksgiving.
Wednesday we will start out early with partly to mostly cloudy skies across the area. Clouds will be on the increase as rain showers move into the area sometime between 1:pm and 3:pm EST that afternoon. These rain showers will go through the day into Thanksgiving afternoon. Expect to see rainfall amounts Wednesday between a quarter inch and a half inch possible. Highs will be cooler but not bitter cold in the low to middle 40s around 44* degrees. With lows in the upper 30s around 38* degrees. Winds may be breezy at times once again blowing between 15 and 20 mph however gusting between 25 mph near 30 mph at times.
And now let's see what we have for Thanksgiving.
That's right we are looking for Mostly cloudy with rain showers through out much of the day. Highs will be cooler in the upper 30s as seen above, Along with lows cold in the upper teens. Winds will again be breezy between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 20mph near 25 mph possible. As for rainfall we could possibly pick up another half inch to an inch with locally higher amounts in areas. I'm thinking that between both Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving day) we could be looking at a grand rainfall total between 1.50" inches and 2.25" inches in areas. It is looking like a WET Thanksgiving at this time.
I know last week we was looking at possible snow chances for Thanksgiving however as you can see that has changed once again. Is it even possible to get snow in Indiana anymore??? lol I'm about to move up north if this keeps up! :) Take a look at this link I have posted below. It is a look at your Thanksgiving Climatology. Find out all the past years when we had snow and just how warm and or cold past Thanksgivings have been!
Now bloggers with all this talk of snow and if we will get any it made me wanna take yet another look at the possible snow track of systems to come and which path they will most likely take. You remember my 2010 - 2011 winter forecast that you find on my Indiana weather page?
Well, if you check that out you will see that I posted two possible storm paths. And I said that at the time half of the models was saying storm track #1. And the other half saying storm track #2. So we broke it in half and said somewhere between the two tracks. Well, I have gone through some more data and it's looking like most of the storms are wanting to take closer to storm track #2. Take a look at the two tracks below.
For now I went ahead and looked into December 12th and it looks like we have at least two possible systems to push through our area in that time. However much like the past few years we are looking to be on the warm side of the storms. However once the storm passes we then become COLD! Just like the past few years. So does this mean I don't think we will see snow? No it doesn't. I still think we will have a chance for at least one or two decent snows this season. I still believe that our snowiest months this winter will be January and February. So keep hope snow lovers!
I'll check back soon.....
Monday, November 22, 2010
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE AND TERRE HAUTE.
Hey bloggers. As some of you may already know we have had this Tornado watch in effect for a little bit now. However the good news is I'm not seeing any warned cells in the WLFI viewing area at this time. As always I'm keeping watch just in case. However at this time the main thing I have to report is we are seeing the moderate to heavy rainfall across the WLFI viewing area along with the gusty winds Gusting to near 30MPH at times.
Most of these cells are moving north north east between 50 and 60 knots. (AKA 60 mph to 70 mph).
I'm already picking up near an inch of rainfall in areas of Benton, and White counties. The rest of the WLFI viewing area are currently looking at a range near a quarter inch. However these amounts will be added to as the night goes on.
Here's a look at the radar as of 8:41pm EST this evening. ((IMAGE TAKEN AT 8:41PM EST TONIGHT))
Rain showers along with a possible thundershower will move through the WLFI viewing area tonight. You can see the line of rain / thundershowers we are watching to our west in this radar image taken at 4:53pm EST above. there have been some severe thunderstorm warnings issued with these storms however all have been to the northwest on Indiana in areas of IL. I expect these storms to weaken as they move closer do to the cloudy and cool conditions we have seen through out the day here in Lafayette.
we could pick up some pretty good rainfall amounts from this system tonight. Currently looking for most areas to pick up between a half inch and three quarters of an inch with a few locally higher amounts near one inch in thundershowers possible.
I'll keep watch and I will check back if needed!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today we will look for Partly cloudy skies through out the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s with lows tonight in the low to middle 50s. Winds today will be gusty! Expect to see winds blowing between 10 and 20 mph with gusts between 25mph and 28mph near 30mph at times!
Clouds will move back into the area tonight along with the chance for a few light scattered rain showers across the area. I'm not expecting to see much in the way of rainfall. Currently looking for less then a quarter inch near that tenth inch mark.
Extended Outlook. Today and Monday are the two mild days this week before falling right into WINTER! ;) We will look for rain chances this week starting Monday morning and running through Wednesday. And the way the weather models are looking at this time, We could pick up some decent rainfall amounts here in the WLFI viewing area! :)
Now let's take a look at the BIG THANKSGIVING DAY FORECAST!Yes, I'm looking for Mostly cloudy skies across the WLFI viewing area through out the day, with around a 30% chance for some scattered snow flurries still in the forecast. No nothing adding up to anything however seeing some flurries fly would be a nice touch to the holiday that's for sure! Highs will be COLD - D - D - D in the lower 30s around 33* degrees, With lows even cooler in the teens!! :) Around 18* degrees. And this is the real temperature, not wind chill! ;)
If your planing on heading out early on Black Friday be sure to dress warm cause temperatures will only be in the upper teens to low 20s that morning. Yes, we are JUMPING right into winter! :D
So there you have it bloggers. Have a great rest of the weekend!
I'll check back again soon.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I will have another look with all the details for your Thanksgiving outlook posted soon! See you then!
THIS HAS BEEN WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...WITH ITS PARTNERS IN STATE AND LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AND THE RED CROSS URGE YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER.
THOUGH WE DO NOT KNOW HOW BAD THIS WINTER WILL BE...WE DO KNOW COLD AND SOME SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN EVENTS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS IN OUR DAILY LIVES. BEING PREPARED AND HAVING A PLAN WILL HELP MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF WEATHER.
REMEMBER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OUTLOOKS AND WATCHES GIVE YOU A HEADS UP ON STORM POTENTIAL DAYS IN ADVANCE. WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES MEANS WEATHER THAT IS LIKELY TO CAUSE YOU PROBLEMS HAS ALREADY BEGUN OR WILL BEGIN SOON.
SOME WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS RESULT FROM EXPOSURE TO COLD SO DRESS APPROPRIATELY. MOST WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS ARE FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS ON SLIPPERY ROADS SO DRIVE WITH MORE CAUTION WHEN ROADS ARE BAD. OTHER DEATHS RESULT FROM FIRES DUE TO OVERLOADED ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS SO DO NOT PLUG TOO MANY ITEMS INTO AN OUTLET. POORLY MAINTAINED HEATING SYSTEMS ALSO LEAD TO DEATHS BY FIRE OR BY CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. HAVE YOUR FURNACE AND CHIMNEY CHECKED BY PROFESSIONALS FOR PROPER OPERATION AND VENTING.
HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT HOME...AT WORK...ON THE FARM...OR IN YOUR VEHICLE TO LAST AT LEAST THREE DAYS. HAVE ALTERNATE SOURCES OF HEAT AND POWER AVAILABLE. HAVE MULTIPLE SOURCES OF WEATHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE. ALWAYS CONSIDER CHANGING PLANS WHEN THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN BAD.
THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE DURING WINTER IS TO BE PREPARED. USE COMMON SENSE AND CAUTION. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH...WARNING OR ADVISORY.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Currently I'm Expecting A COLD Thanksgiving With A Chance Of Snow Showers In The WLFI Viewing Area! :D YEAH!!
Today we will look for partly cloudy skies and dry weather. Highs will be in the lower 50s around 52* degrees with lows in the low 30s around freezing, 33* degrees. We may be a little breezy at time's today with winds blowing between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts near 20 mph possible.
Now the topic for today's winter weather preparedness week is "Winter Weather Safety For Schools". Take a look below.
TODAY WE WILL LOOK AT WINTER WEATHER SAFETY FOR SCHOOLS.
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PLANS PROVIDE FOR AS SAFE AN
ENVIRONMENT AS POSSIBLE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN. MOST SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE SEVERAL SOURCES FOR WEATHER INFORMATION...INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION...AND INTERNET OR PAGING SERVICES.
SCHOOLS HAVE A PLAN ON DELAYING...EARLY DISMISSAL OR CANCELLING
SCHOOL BASED ON FORECAST OR OBSERVED WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. WEATHER WATCHES USUALLY PROMPT DISCUSSION OF PLANS. ACTUAL CONDITIONS OR WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES WILL USUALLY PROMPT DELAYS...EARLY CLOSURES OR CANCELLATIONS. TEMPERATURE... SNOW...FREEZING RAIN OR ROAD CONDITIONS DETERMINE A SCHOOL/S COURSE OF ACTION.
BEFORE SCHOOL...LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS CARRY INFORMATION ON SCHOOL PLANS AS WELL AS PLANS FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. OFTEN SCHOOL OFFICIALS WILL TEST ROAD CONDITIONS THEMSELVES BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS.
MOST SCHOOLS HAVE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS FOR BUS DRIVERS AND ANNOUNCE TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT SCHOOL ANY PLANS DIFFERING FROM NORMAL. SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND BUS DRIVERS ARE IN COMMUNICATION IF WEATHER OR ROAD CONDITIONS REQUIRE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE OF TRAVEL. SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND BUS DRIVERS ARE ALSO AWARE OF THE SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA OR FROSTBITE IN CASE CHILDREN HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME AT BUS STOPS.
SO MONITORING FORECASTS AND SCHOOL PLANS THROUGH THE MEDIA OR SCHOOL WEB SITES WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON SCHOOL PLANS.
ON SATURDAY...WE WILL REVIEW KEY POINTS FOR PREPAREDNESS.
Now yesterday I said that I would have your Thanksgiving day forecast up and posted! But did I come through?? You know it! ;) And I have to say that right at this point and time I'm LOVING this Thanksgiving forecast!! lol Take a look at this below and see why!
Yes, you seen that right! I'm calling for some possible snow showers on Thanksgiving day. With bitter bitter cold temperatures! So let me break this down for you. Starting on Sunday we will have a brief warm up into the low 60s between 60* and 65* degrees between Sunday and Monday. Then after Monday we will start to drop back to near normal temperatures which is around 50* degrees. However come Thanksgiving we will fall into the low 30s as our highs with lows near the teens. We are expected to have a rain system move through the area next week. ((Details On The Rain Next Week Will Be Posted Later)) I believe that we will see precipitation the night before Thanksgiving in the form of rain only to change over to all snow by Thanksgiving morning. Nothing adding up to anything this time around however snow showers are in the forecast at this time! :) Of course I will have the break down on this rain to move in come next week!
Now here's your full Thanksgiving day forecast below.
Thanksgiving we will look for a few scattered snow flurries / snow showers through out the WLFI viewing area. Otherwise Mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 30s around 35* degrees with lows Thanksgiving night near the teens around 23* degrees. Overall it will be a GREAT day to stay inside and eat turkey, and Watch Football, or whatever you do with all your loved ones that's for sure! And if your heading out to do some early morning shopping on Black Friday then be sure to dress warm! As morning temperatures will be in the LOW 20s! ;)
Have a GREAT day bloggers. I'll check back soon with your last day of Winter Weather Preparedness Week. "Preparedness Week Summary".
See you then!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Today we will look for partly cloudy skies (Off and on sun) through out the day as a few light scattered hit and miss showers make off to our east this morning. Highs today will be in the low to middle 40s around 46* degrees with lows tonight in the upper 20s to low 30s around 30* degrees. Winds calm between 3 and 5 mph.
Now Thanksgiving is only one week away as of today! So I will be back tonight with your Thanksgiving forecast. Right now I'm seeing a slight warm up into the upper 50s low 60s by this weekend followed by some COLD weather just in time for Thanksgiving!! :D
Day (4) of Winter Weather Preparedness Week is today. And the topic is Preparedness And Emergency Kits.
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE RED CROSS SAY THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE FROM THE WEATHER IS TO HAVE A DISASTER PLAN AND A DISASTER KIT READILY AVAILABLE. PRIMARY CONCERNS ARE THE LOSS OF HEAT OR POWER OR LACK OF SUPPLIES.
AT HOME OR WORK...HAVE EXTRA FOOD STOCKED THAT REQUIRES NO
REFRIGERATION OR COOKING IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE. HAVE AN EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY IN CASE WATER PIPES FREEZE. HAVE EXTRA BATTERIES AVAILABLE FOR FLASHLIGHTS...RADIOS...SMOKE ALARMS AND CELL PHONES. HAVE EXTRA MEDICINE...FIRST AID...AND BABY SUPPLIES IN CASE YOU ARE UNABLE TO LEAVE HOME FOR DAYS.
HAVE AN ALTERNATE HEATING SOURCE AVAILABLE IN CASE YOUR PRIMARY
SOURCE DOES NOT WORK. A FIREPLACE...WOOD STOVE OR VENTLESS STOVE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE POWER ARE GOOD ALTERNATIVES. HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CHECK ALL HEATING SOURCES FOR CORRECT OPERATION AND VENTILATION. IF YOUR HOME REQUIRES HEATING FUEL OR PROPANE...ENSURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF FUEL IN CASE YOUR SUPPLIER CAN NOT REACH YOU FOR DAYS. MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND SMOKE ALARMS ARE WORKING PROPERLY.
ON THE FARM...MOVE YOUR ANIMALS TO SHELTERED AREAS...HAUL EXTRA FEED TO FEEDING AREAS...AND HAVE WATER AVAILABLE. MOST ANIMAL DEATHS IN WINTER ARE FROM DEHYDRATION.
IN VEHICLES...ITEMS TO CARRY SHOULD INCLUDE BLANKETS OR EXTRA
CLOTHING. FIRST AID KIT...A FLASHLIGHT...KITTY LITTER...A SMALL
SHOVEL...BOOSTER CABLES...AND CANDY BARS ARE GOOD KIT ITEMS AS WELL.
YOU MAY WISH TO CARRY PAPER PRODUCTS FOR SANITARY PURPOSES...A SMALL CAN AND WATER PROOF MATCHES TO MELT SNOW FOR DRINKING WATER.
HEED WEATHER FORECASTS AND TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH...WARNING OR ADVISORY. ON FRIDAY WE WILL DISCUSS SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOLS.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
WAY TO STAY SAFE AND WARM OUTDOORS IS TO BE PREPARED.
MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES
OUTLOOKS ON STORM POTENTIAL DAYS BEFORE IT ARRIVES. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER WATCHES GIVE UP TO TWO DAYS NOTICE OF IMPENDING STORMS. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES GIVE UP TO 24 HOURS NOTICE OF SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SOON TO IMPACT YOUR AREA.
DRESS WARMLY...WEARING SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHES WHICH IS WARMER THAN A SINGLE THICK LAYER. WEAR GLOVES...A HAT AND SCARF OR TURTLENECK TO MINIMIZE EXPOSED SKIN.
TRY AND STAY DRY. FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING THAT CAN KEEP YOU DRY CAN
PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA. CLOTHING THAT INSULATES WELL OR REMOVES BODY PERSPIRATION ALSO REDUCES YOUR CHANCE OF DEVELOPING FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE AWAY FROM SHELTER...YOUR MAIN CONCERNS ARE TO STAY WARM AND DRY. PREPARE A LEAN-TO OR SNOW CAVE TO HELP PROTECT YOU FROM PRECIPITATION AND WIND. BUILD A FIRE FOR HEAT AND TO ATTRACT ATTENTION.
FOR YOUR VEHICLE...HAVE IT WINTERIZED...INCLUDING A CHECK OF THE
ANTI-FREEZE...WIPER BLADES AND TIRE TREAD AND PRESSURE. GOOD TIRES
IMPROVE STEERING ABILITY AND SHORTEN BRAKING DISTANCE ON SLIPPERY
ROADS. IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES...TEST THEM SO YOU KNOW
HOW THEY WORK IN EMERGENCY STOPS. FREQUENTLY CHECK WINDOW WASHER FLUID LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER SO YOU DON/T RUN OUT WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.
THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE IS TO HAVE A PLAN...TO KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND TO USE COMMON SENSE. ON THURSDAY WE WILL DISCUSS MORE PREPAREDNESS TIPS AND CREATING EMERGENCY KITS.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Still rain is rain and with how dry things have been we will keep watching and take every drop! ;)
WHEN WINTER STORM WARNINGS OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED CONSIDER CHANGING PLANS BEFORE YOU LEAVE. IF YOU TRAVEL...PROVIDE OTHERS YOUR PLANNED TRAVEL ROUTE AND ARRIVAL TIME.
THE INDIANA STATE POLICE RECOMMEND OBEYING ALL POSTED SIGNS. ADJUST VEHICLE SPEED ACCORDING TO WEATHER...ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. ALLOW PLENTY OF SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES FOR EXTRA STOPPING DISTANCE.
THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS YOU TO ALLOW SNOW PLOW OPERATORS TO DO THEIR JOB. IF THEIR SALT IS HITTING YOUR VEHICLE YOU ARE FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE. AVOID PASSING SNOW PLOWS ON TWO LANE ROADS. ALSO KEEP IN MIND BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES OFTEN BECOME ICY FIRST. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CAN CAUSE SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN VISIBILITY. REMEMBER...ICE AND SNOW...KEEP IT SLOW.
STRANDED IN A SNOW OR ICE STORM? STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE...IT PROVIDES YOU DRY SHELTER AND PROTECTION FROM THE COLD AND WIND. YOU ARE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO BE FOUND WITH YOUR VEHICLE THAN IF YOU LEAVE IT TO SEEK SHELTER. WALKING EVEN A SHORT DISTANCE IN BLINDING SNOW MAY QUICKLY GET YOU LOST. DAMP CLOTHES AND BITTER WIND CHILLS QUICKLY LEAD TO FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA.
WHILE STRANDED...RUN THE MOTOR AND HEATER JUST ENOUGH TO WARM THE VEHICLE. KEEP THE EXHAUST PIPE SNOW-FREE AND A WINDOW OPEN SLIGHTLY TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. MAKE YOUR VEHICLE MORE VISIBLE BY ATTACHING A BRIGHT COLORED CLOTH ON THE ANTENNA. AT NIGHT...TURN THE DOME LIGHT ON.
ON WEDNESDAY WE WILL LOOK AT OUTDOOR SAFETY DURING WINTER.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Today we will start out with Partly cloudy skies however as the day continues we will see clouds on the increase. Becoming mostly cloudy by afternoon and evening hours. Highs today will be in the middle 50s around 55* degrees. Lows tonight in the low 30s around 34* degrees. Winds will be between 15 and 20 mph.
Now lets get started with the Winter Cold And Wind Chill Talk! Here's the Winter Weather Preparedness Week Memo from the National weather service!
THE GOAL OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND OUR PARTNERS IN GOVERNMENT AND THE RED CROSS IS TO INCREASE YOUR PREPAREDNESS FOR WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE.
SOME COLD WEATHER HAS COME AND MORE CAN BE EXPECTED. IN MID-WINTER ACROSS INDIANA...HIGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGE BETWEEN 25 AND 35 WHILE LOWS AVERAGE BETWEEN 15 AND 25. RECORDS ARE BELOW ZERO.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OUTLOOK FOR THIS WINTER IS FOR MILDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS. BUT YOU CAN EXPECT THE WEATHER TO BE QUITE VARIABLE WITH SOME MILD AND COLD SPELLS. FREQUENT WEATHER SYSTEMS MAY BE COMMON...OCCASIONALLY WITH HEAVY RAIN. MINOR SNOW AND ICE EVENTS ARE LIKELY. A BIG SNOW STORM...BIG ICE STORM OR MAJOR FLOOD IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY.
IN ADDITION TO COLD TEMPERATURES BEING THE NORM...WIND CHILL IS
ALMOST ALWAYS PRESENT...AND CAN BE DANGEROUS. WIND CHILL IS THE
TEMPERATURE IT FEELS LIKE OUTSIDE DUE TO THE WIND CARRYING HEAT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY. AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR ZERO AND WINDS TO 20 MPH CREATE WIND CHILLS TO 20 BELOW ZERO LEADING TO FROSTBITE IN 30 MINUTES.
FROSTBITE OCCURS WHEN SKIN FREEZES RESULTING IN NUMBNESS AND A PALE WHITE APPEARANCE TO THE AFFECTED AREA. SLOWLY RE-WARM THE AFFECTED SKIN.
HYPOTHERMIA IS IDENTIFIED BY UNCONTROLLABLE SHIVERING...SLURRED
SPEECH...DROWSINESS OR DISORIENTATION. IF MEDICAL CARE IS NOT
AVAILABLE...WARM THE PERSON WITH A BLANKET AND WARM LIQUIDS. DO NOT TRY TO WARM THE ARMS OR LEGS FIRST...IT DRIVES COLD BLOOD TO THE
HEART AND MAY LEAD TO HEART FAILURE.
THE RED CROSS ADVISES YOU TO BE PREPARED BY DRESSING APPROPRIATELY
THIS WINTER. OUR RADIO BROADCASTS AND WEB SITE ARE A GREAT SOURCE
FOR WEATHER INFORMATION.
ON TUESDAY...WE WILL DISCUSS TRAVEL SAFETY.
See you then! ;)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The 70* degrees streak is finally OVER!!!! YAY!!!! Maybe now we can slowly start to see average temperatures for this time of year. That was a long Indian Summer for sure! How did this Indian Summer rate as to past Indian summers? Take a look at this below.
At noon today (Saturday) we squeaked out one more consecutive day with high temperatures of 70 degrees or higher when the temperature hit the 70-degree mark on the dot. The reading was very short lived.....falling back down to 68 within 15 minutes time. Gusty southerly winds and enough sunshine occurred before widespread cloud cover moved in. The last glimpses of blue sky were disappearing as the 70-degree reading occurred. Rain showers held off just long enough to prevent evaporative cooling. Temperatures in western Indiana at noon were in the mid-50s.
Today marks the 6th and final consecutive day with a high temperature of 70 degrees or higher. This ties the old record for longest stretch of 70-degree weather after November 7th. This event last occurred during the period of November 14–19, 1953.
Just amazing!! We tied the old record for longest stretch of 70* Degree weather after November 7th set back in 1953! WOW! Indian summer is over and that's not the only good news I have to report! We seen rainfall through out the WLFI viewing area!! Oh yeah! :) This is a good post lol.
Lafayette, Recorded 0.20" inches!
Remington, Recorded 0.07" inches. no not big amounts but we will take every drop we can get! I wish you all a GREAT weekend bloggers.
I'll check back later with the start of your winter Weather Preparedness Week info.
See you then! ;)
Friday, November 12, 2010
There have been two fires reported in Tippecanoe county last month alone do to this drought. Really there have been fires reported in Every WLFI viewing area county last month do to the drought. And the drought continues! It's even more dangerous fire - wise now then it was last month. I say that because of all the dry falling leaves around the area! Just do your part to remember your fire safety and help keep yourself and others around you safe.
Guess how high our temperature was today?!? (74*) degrees!
Today we set a new record high. Today's High (74*)Degrees. And The Record High Set Back In 1964 Of (73*) Degrees.
1964 had four record high setting days and we have broke two so far! Just crazy! But we may have some relieve on the way!! I have rain in the forecast and some cooler temperatures near average. Take a look at your Quick Cast blow.
Saturday (Tomorrow) We will look for mostly cloudy skies across the area as a line of rain moves closer. I currently expect to see the rain move into the area between the times of 1:pm and 2:pm EST. Rainfall isn't near as much as we could use but we will take every drop. Rainfall between .10" and .25" inches possible. Highs will be in the low to middle 60s around 64* degrees. Lows in the middle 30s around 35* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 mph possible.
Sunday we will look for partly cloudy skies and dry. A few thicker clouds will try and move in that evening / night. Highs will be in the low 50s around 50* degrees. Lows in the low 30s around 34* degrees. Winds light between 10 and 15 mph.
Now even though it's been mild outside to start November we do still have to talk about this winter weather to come in the future. Yes, Winter Weather Preparedness Week is coming up!
November 14th through the 20th. Each day will focus on something different that has to do with this winter's safety! And I will do my best to not only give you all the site on the National Weather Service but also post some of the tips on JIWB as well ;) With the weather we have been seeing lately it's hard to believe we are about to start talking winter weather safety. However this is when it tricks you the most and really sneaks up on you. Weather like we have had followed by going right into winter is very dangerous!
So we will start that the 14th bloggers. Stay safe and enjoy the rain to come! ;)
I'll check back soon.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Still I will have an update coming your way tonight so please check back and stay tuned!!
Thank you all for understanding! :)
Monday, November 8, 2010
So just how close to the record highs did we get today? well, take a look at this below.
You can see the record high was 76* degrees! I recorded a high in Lafayette, today of 70.5* degrees. That's five and a half degrees short of the record. But pretty dang close! We have an average high for this time of year of 50* degrees. As you can see we are not even close to that number. We are running a good 20* degrees above our average high! WOW! again I just cannot believe it. While I was working today I was wearing a tank top! In November!! I don't remember being able to do that before?!?! lol.
And we have more of this warm weather to come! Yes, I expect these upper 60s to even the low 70s again now through Friday before seeing the 50s return by this weekend. And even when the 50s return we will still be running a good two to three degrees above our average. Go figure, That seems to be the story this season. Take a look at your two day forecast below.
Tuesday we will see more sunny skies across the WLFI viewing area. Highs in the upper 60s around 66* degrees with lows mild in the low 40s around 41* degrees. Wind will be light between 3 and 5 mph.
Wednesday will be much of the same with more sunny skies. Highs slightly warmer yet in the upper 60s to low 70 possible across the WLFi viewing area. Lows in the middle to upper 40s around 46* degrees. Winds light between 10 and 15 mph.
So where is our cooler or at least "average temperatures" hiding? Check this out below.
You can see there is snow on the maps however it's not any ware close to Indiana. No, it's back behind this weak and slow moving cold front well to our west. so when will this weak front make a move on us? Not until this weekend when it will also bring along our next chance of rain. Yes, slightly cooler temperatures and finally another precipitation chance. But not until this weekend!
Until then we have sunny skies and anything but November weather to talk about.
Take care bloggers. I'll check back soon.
I have some work I need to get done today, However I will check back later on tonight with an update looking into how long this mild weather will last and when the cold will return. Also how cold will it be!
All this coming up soon!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is just another reason to love the winter months! They always hold beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Now what does nature hold for the rest of the weekend into next week? Well, I have a little treat for everyone who enjoys the mild weather.
Take a look below.
This is a look at how the jet stream will set up today into next Friday. You can see we will be on the mild side of the jet stream for the next few days. This means we will be looking at 60s this week as our highs. Lows in the upper 40s. But how long will it last? Well, I'm looking for this to continue into next Friday before the cooler weather returns. So warm weather lovers enjoy it while you can. Here's a look at your forecast for today into tomorrow below.
Today we will look for mostly sunny skies across the area. highs will be slightly warmer in the upper 50s around 56* degrees. Lows will be in the lower 30s around 34* degrees. winds will be between 10 and 20 mph with a few gusts to near 28 mph possible.
Monday we will start the new week with sunny skies across the area. Highs will be mild in the lower 60s around 62* degrees. With lows also mild in the low 40s around 40* degrees. This will continue into next Friday. winds will be between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 maybe 25 mph possible.
Really not a whole lot to talk about weather - wise this week with all the sunny skies in the forecast lol. All I can say is if you like the mild 60s then enjoy!
I'll check back again soon.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Well, I have seen the first snowflakes of the season this evening! Along with a few other people who was out and about this evening. I can't wait to get this winter kicked off with a big snow! :) sorry warm weather lovers but I had to say that lol ;)
Anyway I wanted to go ahead and put together tonight's forecast along with Saturdays as well. take a look below.
Tonight we can expect to see mostly cloudy skies over the WLFI viewing area with around a 30% chance of some light scattered snow flurries around the area. As we have already seen in parts of Lafayette. Lows tonight will be cold around 24* degrees! winds will be light but cold between 10 and 15 mph. This will make our nightly wind chill feel around 14* degrees! This is what we talked about yesterday.
Saturday we will start out early with mostly cloudy skies only to become partly cloudy as the day persists. highs will be in the middle to upper 40s around 48* degrees with lows falling into the 20s once again around 28* degrees. Winds will be light between 10 and 15 mph. This will make for a nightly wind chill of 19* degrees.
Yes, Nature is giving me nice and cold weather for my Birthday tomorrow! Thank you Nature! it may not be snow but I'll take it!! :)
Stay warm bloggers. I'll check back again soon.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
First off in my last post we talked about possible snow flurries in the forecast. Is that still holding true? Well, at this time I feel I can still keep in around a 30% chance for precipitation, and around a 15% to 20% chance for snow flurries. Take a look at tonight forecast below.
Tonight we will look for mostly cloudy skies across the area with around a 20% chance for some light precipitation with a 15% chance for a few light scattered snow flurries later on into late tonight. Lows tonight will be in the upper 20s around 28* degrees with winds between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 20 mph. this will make for a nightly wind chill of around 15* degrees!
Now here comes the real cold! Take a look at this below.Yes Friday I'm looking for a low of 24* degrees!!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I LOVE IT! ;) lol. Anyway this will be a better chance for snow flurries if we see the precipitation move across our area. Here's Fridays forecast below.
Friday we will look for mostly cloudy skies across the area with a few scattered rain / snow showers / flurries not ruled out! Precipitation less then a tenth inch. Best chances for snow flurries would be early morning and late evening / night. Highs will be in the low 40s around 44* degrees. Lows will be in the low 20s around 24* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph which will make for a nightly wind chill of around 14* degrees.
Yes, winter is almost here and we may get our first look at that beautiful white stuff! However I know a lot of you don't really care for snow for may reasons, And it's understandable. However you won't have to worry about this forecast! We will be lucky to see the flakes! Still keep watch and if you get any pictures be sure to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do!
Thanks for reading bloggers. I'll check back again soon.