Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Changes In The Christmas Eve Forecast!

Well, bloggers a lot has changed with this system. Yesterday evening models at 5:pm was showing a system coming from our southwest giving way to a 3" to 5" inch range of snow for our area! Then I checked the data again later on that night only to find that the models were calling for much much less snowfall for Indiana. Maybe only an inch! I thought "WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?". So I have been going through the new data as it became available to me and here is the latest!

The system we was expecting to move into our area from the southwest and give way to all that snow was the system that has been causing BIG PROBLEMS in California with lots of precipitation causing a number of floods and such! I'll break it down using the map below.
You can see the system on radar that I'm talking about. This system was expected to take the more northern track which would have given way to a possible 5+ inches of snow for the WLFI viewing area! However it is now looking like it will take a much more southern track over Christmas Eve. So we're not gonna see much from this one! So do we have any snow in the forecast for Christmas time? I think we still have a chance! Right now around a 30% chance for snow on Christmas Eve, Into Christmas Morning.Above is the new system we will be tracking! Yes, another clipper system will try and move into the area on Christmas Eve Day. The timing is still tricky at this time so we will have to fine tune that as we get a little closer. Right now it is looking like the heavier precipitation will be to our south. South of I74 at this time. However I'm not going to rule out a possible 1" to 3" inch range for much of the WLFI viewing area just yet! With how much things have changed overnight we will just continue to take this system one day and one model at a time before making any final calls! A white Christmas is still looking good! Keep hope snow lovers!! :) You gotta admit however that this is pretty amazing how MUCH this system changed and how FAST it changed! Indiana weather is not something you can turn your back on even for just a second! So with that said we will continue to watch this one closely and I will be sure to keep you posted! Now lets take a look at your quick cast.

Quick Cast.....

Thursday we will look for Partly cloudy skies in the WLFI viewing area through out much of the day. Some clouds will try and move in later on that evening / night into Friday. Highs will be around 30* degrees with lows that night around 23* degrees. Winds between 5 and 10 mph.

((Christmas Eve)) we will look for mostly cloudy skies with snow showers starting Christmas Eve, Day. Currently looking for 1" to 3" inch range. We will fine tune the snowfall amounts as we get closer! ((Nothing at this time is set in stone!))Highs will be around 31* degrees with lows that night around 21* degrees. Winds will be between 5 and 10 mph.

So that's it for now bloggers. I will be watching this developing snow for Christmas Eve, like a hawk. Be sure to check back here on JIWB for all the latest details as they become available!

God Bless, And Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

What a huge let down. I really hope this storm goes back on track. I understand these storms can change at the last minute and I really hope it does. I want to see 5+ inches for Xmas Eve.

Anonymous said...

What happened to your gut Justin on the this kind of system gong further north? lol Always enjoy reading your forecast.

Anonymous said...

No worries Justin. As you and a lot of other people have said, Indiana weather is so changeable. If you don't like it just wait for 5 minutes or so and it will change to something else! Thanks for your hard work. :-) JLB

Brow said...

Hated to do it, but I had to click the dislike option. :(

Well, as long as we get something will help set the mood.