Once Christmas day rolled around my grandma got me a new video camera that also takes still pictures. She out did herself! And I thanked her a huge amount! She didn't have to get me such a gift. So I went out to snap some pictures of the Christmas lights before it was all over. Just take a look at the icicles in front of the lights! Just amazing!So how much snow did we see around the WLFI viewing area? Well here's how things looked in the Lafayette, area on Christmas eve.
Now lets take a look at all the final snowfall numbers!
Final Christmas Snowfall Totals...
Lafayette, 5.0" Inches.
West - Lafayette, 4.9" Inches.
Frankfort, 3.8" Inches.
Attica, 3.5" Inches.
Kentland, 3.0" Inches.
Remington, 1.5" Inches.
It turns out that we called this storm rather well this time around! :) I called for a wide area of 2" to 4" inches with isolated 3" to 5" inches here in much of the WLFI viewing area! Take a look at the amounts above. Lafayette, coming in with 5" inches. West - Lafayette only a tenth inch under that with 4.9" inches. Then around Frankfort, and Attica, they reported around 3" to 4" Inches of snowfall. As for the Newton, and Jasper, county areas I forecasted 1" to 3" with isolated 2" to 4" inches. And you can see Remington, coming in with 1.5" Inches! I think that's pretty good ;) Grand total Lafayette, had 8" Inches of snow on the ground counting both the old snow pack and the new snowfall. AMAZING! :)
So what's in store for the new year? Well, first lets look at your quick cast below for the next two days.
Monday we will look for mostly cloudy skies to start things with a few light scattered snow flurries not out of the question. Little if any accumulation. We will become partly cloudy as the day continues. Highs will be around 23* degrees with lows that night around 13* degrees. Winds will be between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday we will look for partly cloudy skies through out the day. Highs will be around 29* degrees with lows that night around 15* degrees. Winds will be between 10 and 15 mph.
Now lets talk about what's in our extended forecast as we head closer to the new year! Take a look at this! Warm weather lovers I have a late Christmas present for you.((Image Is Looking At Wednesday 7:am EST))
You see that warm air area currently showing to our west? Well, that's about to move into the Midwest and give us very mild highs for this time of year in the middle to upper 40s near 50* degrees by this weekend! WOW. We go from 8" inches of current snow pack to possible 50* degrees! That's Indiana weather for you I guess. This mild weather won't last to long as cooler temperatures will work back into the forecast by the start of next week. However not before we see some HEAVY rainfall in the forecast for our New years eve into New Years day. Current models are showing possible 1.00" inch to 2.00" inches of rainfall! This is something we will have to watch closely! As for all your snowy questions for new years, Well, after going through the latest data it's looking like we will be way to warm and the heavy heavy snowfall will be well to our north and west! Rain is the story this New Years.
And as always I will continue to watch this forecast and give you all the very latest as I can! Until then I wish you all a very Happy New Year!