Thursday, February 24, 2011

Latest Snow - Cast Map

I have gone through a lot of data off and on through out the day today. And right now I will go ahead and up the snowfall amounts in some areas. First off here's the break down for tonight into tomorrow morning.

Tonight I look for rain showers to move into the area closer to 7:pm - 8:pm EST before changing over to all snow after midnight or 1:am EST. We will have winds tonight between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 25 mph near 30 mph also as we head into Friday. So some blowing and drifting snow will be possible with this snow event! Expect a low tonight around 25* degrees.

Friday we will wake up with snow showers across the area. However they will be out of here by late morning! Winds will be breezy to start things Friday morning. Gusting near 30 mph possible. However they to will calm as the day continues. Expect a high on Friday around 34* degrees with a low around 19* degrees.

Now as for the expected snowfall amounts?? Take a look at this snow - cast map below.
I do see a possible 6" inch band setting up near some parts of the viewing area. You can see I have parts of northern Tippecanoe, county in that 3" to 6" inch range With areas of northern Montgomery, county in a 2" to 4" inch range. Just north of Monticello, in the 2" to 4" inch range and north of Remington, in a 1" to 3" inch range.

We do have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the following counties.
Clinton, Fountain, And Montgomery, counties. This Advisory is in effect from 7:pm this evening through 10:am EST Friday.

And a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the following counties.
Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe, Benton, Newton, Jasper, Cass, White. This Warning is in effect from 7:pm This Evening through 10:am EST Friday.

Please be careful heading out tomorrow morning as things will be slick! And windy! I'll check back again if needed.

God Bless!


Christy said...

Hey Justin! I've been waiting to see what you thought! What is it that makes Tippecanoe in a storm warning this time? Is it snow amts. or the wind or what? Just curious. Thanks!


JIWB said...

Hey Christy. The difference between a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory is this.

A winter storm warning means Significant amounts of snow are exoected or occurring in the area. Also along with the snow Strong high winds are also expected in the area. This means travel would be very hazardous!

A winter weather advisory for snow means that perioda of snow will cause difficult travel in the area. And people should be prepared for snow covered slick roads along with some lighter winds which could cause some limited visibility.

The reason Tippecanoe, county is in a Winter Storm Warning is because we are expected to see 3" to 6" inches of snowfall along with some winds gusting to near 30 mph. This will cause for some blowing and drifting snow that could be dangerous for anyone out during this event!

Hope this helps.


JIWB said...

Sorry for the typos!


Christy said...

Thanks kiddo! that makes sense~