Six to nine inches of new snow covers most of central Indiana this morning. The official Indy total through 7am is 7.4 inches. Here are some other morning totals:
9.9″ Marshall (Parke County)
8.7″ Elletsville (Monroe County)
8.0″ Mccordsville (Hancock County)
7.0″ Bargersville (Johnson County)
Amounts were smaller to the southeast where sleet and freezing rain mixed in. Some of that freezing rain made it as far north as Indy for a brief period early Wednesday morning. A few snow showers are still possible today, but by this evening yet another Arctic high pressure system will plop down into the Plains. For us: that means dry and very cold weather.
Hey–remember what happened exactly one month ago today? THIS snow storm is different from early January’s history-maker in one important respect. This time the really really cold air holds off longer – which should give road crews a better head start on cleaning up. The thermometer was already down to zero just about six hours after the heavy snow of January 5. This time we should at least hold the upper teens and low to mid 20s, at least until sun down.
There will be more single digit lows tonight, and all of central Indiana will go below zero early Friday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory is already in place for Lafayette over to Frankfort to Kokomo from 5am until Noon Thursday.
A clipper is next on Mother Nature’s hit list, and it could bring 1-3 inches of snow Saturday. There are no high temperatures above freezing expected for at least a week.
The average high today is 37 and the average low is 22. Records are 66 and -16. The sun rises at 7:49 and sets at 6:10.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 26. My forecast was 28.
Today: Light snow early. Blowing snow from north winds gusting to 20 mph. WARNING continues until 1pm. High 25.
Tonight: Mostly, then partly cloudy. Low 4.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 10.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low -6.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 15.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of light snow late. Low 6.
Saturday: Chance of snow. High 21.
Saturday Night: Chance of snow. Totals for the day: 1-3 inches. Low 14.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 20.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 0.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 16.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 2.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 23.