Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Temperatures Right Around Average. Light Snow Also On The Way!

Well, today we hit a high in Lafayette, of 32* degrees. Average high for this time of year is right around 33* degrees. We were only one degree short of that number which isn't bad at all. So what do we have in store over the next day or two? Well, I believe we will continue with temperatures in the low 30s right around average between Thursday and Friday. However a little snow is also in the forecast. Take a look.
Above is a map I put together to show you all what we are expecting weather - wise Thursday. You can see highs will be right around average with some scattered light snow showers across the viewing area. No it's not looking like a whole lot this time around as this is a clipper system coming from our northeast.

So just how much could we be looking for?

Well, the MOS models are not showing a whole lot. Not even picking up a trace at this time! The Bufket weather models are expecting to see snowfall right around 0.12" Inches as a grand total. However the GFS models say something a little different. Calling for snowfall around an inch with slightly higher amounts in northern Indiana and in the northern counties of the viewing area. So after looking through this data what's my thinking?

Take a look.
Right now I'm looking for snowfall over much of the viewing area to be around an inch or less. Give or take a few tenths of an inch. However I do expect higher amounts in extreme northern Indiana with slightly higher amounts the more north you head in the viewing area. However overall nothing major. Just some minor snow accumulation. Still even if it's only a dusting we will need to take it slow on the roads. Something as light and minor as a dusting can be very slick to drive in.

Here's your quick cast below.

Quick Cast.....

Thursday we will look for increasing clouds with some scattered light :Pm snow showers likely across the area. Minor snowfall totals expected. (See above map). I'm looking for highs to be right around average which is 33* degrees, With lows that night near average around 19* degrees. Average low for this time of year is around 17* degrees. Winds will be between 5 and 10 mph.

Friday we will look for mostly cloudy skies overall. However a few breaks in the clouds may be possible in the afternoon hours. Also I can't rule out around a 20% chance for a few light scattered show flurries across the area Friday night into early Saturday. Highs will be around 31* degrees with lows Friday night right around 26* degrees. Winds will be between 7 and 10 mph.

That's it for now bloggers. I will check back tomorrow afternoon if needed. You can always send me your weather pictures and weather reports to Also go ahead and head over to the top right of the blog and tell me who you think will win the Superbowl! ;)

Thanks for reading. God Bless!

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