MAIN IMPACT: ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW. FALLING SNOW MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT.
OTHER IMPACTS: THIS STORM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE TUESDAY MORNING AND EVENING RUSH HOURS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
That's right bloggers, you can see we have that winter weather advisory in effect from 1:am to 7:pm EST Tuesday! This is for the whole WLFI viewing area. We have been tracking this snow event over the past few days and now it is upon us. So what can we expect? Let's get to it!
First off everyone has a different forecast with this one! However it seems that the weather models are slowly starting to agree. Also I have seen many reports come in from the KS, and MO, areas of snowfall anywhere from 2" to 4" inches to 4" to 6" inches! These are not forecast for these areas, These are reports! And this is the snow that is heading our way!
Usually when we see our big snows they come up from our south south west. And also usually are pulling a good amounts of golf moisture along with them! However this storm is different. We are not working with any golf moisture. This storm is just following the Jet stream! This is the perfect track for a good snow maker in Indiana without any golf moisture to work with!Above is a look at the current Prog Chart. You can see where the Low pressure system is currently located. The purple line I added is the Jet Stream. This low pressure is going to follow the jet stream and allow the heavy bands to move across the Indiana area. With models starting to agree and many reports of 2" to 4" and 4" to 6" inches in KS, and MO, I have put together the new Snow - Cast map. Take a look.That's right even though some stations are calling for 2" to 3" inches I'm going ahead and forecasting a wide area of 3" to 5" inches. With some isolated areas picking up around 6" inches possible. Way south Indiana near the KY, line I'm going to keep in the 2" to 4" inch range at this time. As for the timing, I'm currently thinking we will see the snow sometime after 2:am or 3:am EST Tuesday morning. Snow showers will go through out the day however wind isn't looking like a problem at this time! Yes, this will be a real light fluffy snow however winds are expected to be between 5 and 10 mph on Tuesday! Winds won't become a threat until Wednesday when we could see gusts to 20 mph! No that's not high however with this light fluffy snow it will blow around with no problem.
Now take a look at this monster of a storm below.
Image was taken at 5:50pm EST.....
Our big storm here in the Mid - West will in time join together with the Major snow and ice event in the south to become a big snow maker up around the NY area once again! Another possible snow event with feet of snow possible in the north! How will they handle it this time around?? That's the question! Now let's get to our quick cast for more details on what we can expect over the next few days.
Tonight we will look for mostly cloudy skies across the WLFI viewing area before snow showers move in sometime after 2:am or 3:am EST tonight. Expect lows tonight around 18* degrees. winds between 10 and 15 mph.
Tuesday we will look for snow showers through out the day. Moderate to heavy at times! The morning hours will be tricky getting out. Please allow extra time to get where your going! Currently expecting a wide area of 3" to 5" inches with isolated 6" inches possible. Expect highs around 22* degrees with lows that night around 14* degrees. Blowing and drifting snow shouldn't be to much of a threat with winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Wednesday we will be mostly cloudy with a few left over snow showers off and on through out much of the day. Snowfall less then a half inch. Highs will be around 23* degrees with lows that night around 7* degrees! Blowing and drifting snow may be a problem on Wednesday as I expect winds between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 20 mph possible!
So you will have to be extra careful in the morning as well as on Wednesday with the blowing and drifting snow! I will be here most of the night. I'm thinking only a few short hours of sleep tonight! :) I will be watching this system closely and if I see any last minute changes I will be sure to let you know. Stay safe bloggers! Please take your time and if you don't have to go out tomorrow then it would be best to stay home and off the roads until the they get them clear!
God Bless! I will check back as needed through out the night!