Friday, February 25, 2011

The Dog Days Of Winter!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh The Dog Days Of Winter! ;) Yes, you can see nothing makes dogs more happy then playing in the cold snow! Just look at these guys!

Well, some look more happy then others lol. However pugs usually always have a depressed look lol. Maybe he is happy?!?! Who knows! :)

The dogs love the snow however the owners not so much. It's never fun when the doggies come in with wet feet and track all over the place. That's just one of the perks of winter I guess! ;) The good thing about a snow this late in February is it wont last long! For everyone out there that is ready to do away with this white stuff your in luck! It's melting faster then you know it.

Just how much snow did we see from this event? Take a look at these local snowfall reports below.You can see the main impact area in the dark blue. This is where we seen a wide area of snow ranging anywhere between 3.0" inches all the way up to 6.3" inches up around Fort Wayne. I have reports of 4.0" inches in Frankfort, As well as 5.0" inches in areas of Tipton, county.

I have talked to a lot of people this winter season and so many of them say that they haven't seen a winter with snow on the ground all season all in years! So how much snow have we seen this winter season up to this point? To be quick, A LOT!!Yes, after this snow system that moved through the area Lafayette's, current yearly snowfall total is up to 32.8" inches! We usually only average around 26.2" inches a year which means we are running a good 6.6" inches above our yearly snowfall average. WOW! That's a lot of snow for Lafayette. Just amazing. I'm only 18 so I don't remember ever seeing a winter like this one. It's been a record setting winter all across the country. Just unbelievable.

Also with the snow last night we forecasted gusty winds. And gusty winds we seen. Take a look at these peak wind reports from around the area below.You can see most of the winds peaked late late last night between the times of 12:00am EST and 5:00am EST. We still had some breezy winds as most were heading to work and school however they really calmed down before 10:am. But look at the wind gusts! Anywhere from 35 mph in Indianapolis, all the way to 38 mph in Kokomo, and Fort Wayne! This has been a crazy winter for sure.

So the next question is "Will we see more snow in the forecast or more rain?". Well, lets take a look at your quick cast for the answer.

Weekend Quick Cast.....

Saturday we will look for mostly cloudy skies across the area however around a 20% chance for a few hit and miss scattered light rain showers cannot be ruled out. Overall mostly cloudy. Expect a high around 39* degrees with a low that night around 32* degrees. Winds light between 5 and 10 mph.

Sunday we will look for mostly cloudy skies with a few breaks in the clouds possible from time to time. More clouds will move into the area later on that evening / night with heavy rain moving in by Sunday night through Monday! Rainfall could be between .75" and 1.00" inches! Maybe even more yet!! I'm watching this event closely. Along with the rain that night into Monday some strong gusty winds will also be possible! Expect a high Sunday of 53* degrees and a low around 51* degrees.

So for now it's looking like Rain before anymore snow! This snow we just had could be just about it. The forecast focus this time around will be Sunday night through Monday. I will continue to watch this weather event and I will keep you posted as we continue to get closer. For now I wish you all a great evening! And an Awesome Weekend weather - wise and otherwise.

God Bless!

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