Well, bloggers many of us did wake up to winter earlier this morning! Yes, a nice light coating of snow on the grassy areas around the viewing area. Nothing major however you can see most areas coming in right around a half inch! Lafayette, just under a half inch coming in at 0.4" Inches. And then areas up around Logansport, coming in just over a half inch at around 0.6" Inches. Remington, Attica, Fort Wayne, and Kokomo, all coming in right at 0.5" inches. Who would have guessed that we would go from middle to upper 50s just last week back to waking up with a half inch of snow on the ground?? lol. That's just Indiana I guess. You never know from one minute to the next. You really gotta stay on top of things when forecasting here. It's pretty much a never ending job that's for sure.
So how much snowfall has Lafayette, seen all season up to this point and time?? Here's a map I put together for everyone below.
Last time I showed you this map it was last month and Lafayette's totals was then standing at 32.8" inches. Which was a good 6.6" Inches above average! Now look at it! Lafayette, keeps adding to the total and is now standing at a yearly total of 34" Inches. Which is now a good 8" Inches above average. We usually average around 26.2" Inches of snowfall a year. Well, we're passed that lol. So with the way things have been going this season the next question is "Will we see rain or snow next?". Well, we gotta look at your quick cast for that answer.
Mondaywe will start the work week with partly cloudy skies across the area through out the day. Expect a high right around 47* degrees with a low Monday night around 29* degrees. Pretty calm weather - wise. Winds between 3 and 5 mph.
Tuesdaywe will see mostly cloudy skies through out the day. Maybe a 10% - 15% chance of a stray sprinkle or two possible. Otherwise any rain would be later on that night into Wednesday. Heavy rain at times. Between Tuesday night and Wednesday total rainfall could be between three quarters of an inch to an inch and a half possible! Expect a high Tuesday around 54* degrees with a low that night around 41* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph gusting between 18 and 20 mph at times. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So the answer to the question "Rain or snow next?" is RAIN! I will be watching this and keeping you posted. Maybe a few thundershowers possible however at this time I'm not expecting anything severe! Still I will keep you posted.
Now as for the Wabash! How does things look around the rivers?
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This map above is showing that the Wabash river is currently sitting at 16.25ft. Which is still 5.25ft above flood stage! This is right around where its expected to crest. Its expected to crest this evening at around 16.5ft. The good news is at this time its expected to continue to fall slowly over the next few days! This is good news for anyone who lives by the rivers. Bad news is it's still gonna be above flood stage even though it's falling!
SAFETY MESSAGE...MOTORISTS SHOULD NEVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATER. TURN AROUND AND GO ANOTHER WAY. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM FLOODED AREAS. RECREATIONAL AND AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING RIVER CONDITIONS.
FOR DETAILED FLOOD INFORMATION GO TO WEATHER.GOV/IND ON THE WEB. FROM THE BLUE MENU BAR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE...CLICK ON RIVERS AND LAKES. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As for the temperatures for this week into the weekend, I look for nothing but 40s and 50s across the area! Maybe a few rainy days here and there but overall really not that bad! The first day of Spring is on March 20th at 7:21pm EDT. That's right its only 14 days away and counting! If your already seeing sings of spring you can send me pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hang in there bloggers it's soooo close! lol ;) Take care and God Bless!