Well, bloggers it's almost the new year! Yes, it's coming fast and soon we will be forecasting 2011 weather. This past month has been a pretty amazing one for anyone who has anything to do with weather. Weather watchers, Forecasters, And even Bloggers for that matter. We have not only seen below average temperatures all month of December but also well above average snowfall! And if your a snow lover then it was a dream come true! lol. Take a look at how much snow Lafayette, has seen grand total this December below.You can see Lafayette, usually averages around 6.3" inches of snowfall in the month of December. We have seen twice that amount! Coming in with a big 12.7" Inches! WOW we haven't seen that in a long time. To go along with these snowfall numbers we have also see temperatures around at least 18 degrees below average at times this month! One for the record books? ;) If not it's pretty close! Believe it or not we will go from the 12.7" inches of snow this month to possible record setting highs to start the new year along with some low land flooding possible! Check out what I'm talking about below.You can see we have an average high for this time of year around 34* and 33* degrees. We will be around at least 17* degrees above average come this weekend before cooling back down near normal by next Saturday. We have a BIG warm up coming as you can see above. For at least two or three days. With these warmer temperatures comes rainfall as well! So with rainfall and melting snow we will have to watch for some low land flooding possible over the next few days starting Wednesday night into Thursday. Here's a look at where the Wabash river currently stands at Lafayette.Now flood stage is at 11 ft, which currently we are not expecting to see. However it is expected to peak at around 5.1 ft so some low land flooding is not out of the question. We will have to continue to watch this as we head closer! So when can we expect our first round of rain this week? Lets go to your quick cast below and find out.
Wednesday we will start out with some partly cloudy skies over much of the area. More clouds will move into the area as the day continues into the afternoon hours. Rain showers will start in around the late afternoon / early evening before 7:pm. Highs will be around 34* degrees with lows that night around 32* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 mph possible.
Thursday we will see rain showers through out much of the day. I do expect to see a few breaks in the rain from time to time. Rainfall between late Wednesday into Thursday is expected to be between 0.25" and maybe 0.50" inches possible. I currently believe that most areas will pick up closer to that 0.25" inch mark. Highs will be around 42* degrees with lows that night around 41* degrees possible. Winds will be between 15 and 20 mph with a few gusts to 25 mph possible.
We will be looking at scattered off and on rain showers pretty much from Wednesday night all the way through Saturday. So between Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we could be looking at a grand total rainfall between three quarters of an inch to an inch possible. We may have to tweak these numbers as we continue through the next few days. Again that's a look at the grand total rainfall for Wednesday - Saturday.
So that's the latest for now bloggers. Stay dry! And I'll check back again soon.