Thursday, January 20, 2011

Old Man Winter Keeps Us COLD, Snowy, And SLICK!

Final Snowfall Totals From Across The Area.

Jamestown, Boon, County, 3.1" Inches.

Kokomo, 2.0" Inches.

West - Lafayette, 1.9" Inches.

Lafayette, 1.8" Inches.

Attica, 1.5" Inches.

Otterbein, 1.3" Inches.

Logansport, 1.0" Inches.

Remington, 0.8" Inches.

Old man winter is just getting started here in the Midwest! We have more cold weather in the forecast now that this snow system has pushed off to our east. Roads this afternoon have been snow covered and slush covered. I did get out for a few while working on clearing walks, and driveways. Here are a few pictures I snapped below.You can see that Beck Lane was totally snow and slush covered. Also 9th street covered in the slick snow. However the main roads are not the only thing that causes a problem while most of us are out and about in this kind of weather! That's right the Parking lots are one of the most slick paved areas there is! Completely covered in slick slush and snow! Take a look.The thing that is sooo bad with the roads still having this much slush on them right now is, Freezing! Yes, with lows tonight dropping to -4* degrees without wind chill everything that was melted today will re - freeze tonight and become solid ice by the time many head out in the morning! This could get dangerous fast.You can see tonight's outlook in the map above! And I'm not joking about the wind chills you see posted above either. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That really says -15* to -20* below zero wind chill! As I have said earlier this afternoon this means you can get frostbite in 30 Minutes or less on any part of your body that's not covered! Hats and gloves are a MUST Tonight / Tomorrow through out this week!

As for how much snow has been reported across the area and blowing and drifting threat's tonight! Well, here's a look at a few reports from around the area below. These are not final snowfall amounts! I will have the final snowfall amounts posted tomorrow! This is just a few reports as of 4:30pm EST and 5:00pm EST earlier this evening. This way you kinda have an idea as to what will be blowing around tonight!You can see I have reports of a wide area ranging from 1" to 3" inches. And this snow is a Light Fluffy snow! Which means it won't take much wind to blow it around like crazy. We will see winds tonight between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 20 mph at times. The time range for these winds will be between now and 4:am EST Friday. If you are going to be out in this time frame please be careful! Visibility may be reduced and the roads will be freezing overnight! "Black Ice Alert"Also we have that Wind Chill Advisory in effect for the northern half of the viewing area. This advisory is in effect from 1:am EST tonight until Noon EST Friday. Here are the following counties currently in this advisory below.

White, Cass, Benton, Newton, Jasper, counties.

So what's causing these cold temperatures?Well, if you look at the map above you can see that big Trough of cold air we are sitting in! All that COLD polar air is being sent down to us from our neighbors to the north! Yes, Canada! They're nice people up there and want to share the cold! :) This Trough is the reason we will be forecasting nightly lows over the next 5 five days in the single digits and teens! Highs just barely reaching the low 20s this weekend into next week.

Take a look at your Friday - Saturday Quick Cast below for more details.

Quick Cast.

Friday we will be tracking COLD polar air with highs not getting out of the single digits! We will look for partly cloudy skies in the morning hours with skies becoming mostly cloudy as the day continues into the afternoon hours. A few scattered snow flurries will be possible late Friday night after 2:am EST into Saturday. Expect a high of 7* degrees with a low that night of 5* degrees. Wind chills during the daytime hours after the gusty morning winds end by 4:am EST will be around 0* to -7* degrees.

Saturday we will be tracking a few more scattered light snow showers across the area through out much of the day. Currently not looking for much. Snowfall at this time around an inch or less. Expect highs around 21* degrees with lows Saturday night around 4* degrees! Winds between 10 and 15 mph. This will make for a daytime wind chill of around 10* to 6* degrees. And a night time wind chill around -5* to -10* degrees.

So that's just about it for now bloggers! Please be safe tomorrow! It will be one of the coldest days so far! With Dangerous wind chills in the morning hours! Really even into the daytime hours as well. And the roads will be ICE!

Stay Safe and God Bless!
I'll leave you with a look at your 5 - Day Forecast!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice post Justin! Not happy to see such cold weather though. BRRR. Take care. JLB