One more new round of reports from last night:
7.5″ Atlanta (Tipton County)
7.2″ New Castle
8.0″ Indian Heights (Howard County)
9.0″ West Lafayette
4.0″ South Bend
Indianapolis Winter Snow Statistics (through 2/5)
For the entire winter season (December through February), Indianapolis’ total of 44.1 inches through 7:00 AM February 5 is the 4th snowiest winter season on record:
1. 51.0″ (1981-82)
2. 49.7″ (1977-78)
3. 46.9″ (2002-03)
4. 44.1″ (2013-14) (through 7AM Feb. 5)
5. 39.3″ (1973-74)
6. 37.8″ (1995-96)
7. 37.8″ (1978-79)
7. 35.9″ (2010-11)
9. 33.0″ (2009-10)
10. 32.6″ (1983-84)
For the entire snow year (July 1 – June 30), Indianapolis’ total of 44.2 inches through 7:00 AM February 5 is the 7th snowiest year on record:
1. 58.2″ (1981-82)
2. 57.9″ (1977-78)
3. 51.7″ (1995-96)
4. 50.0″ (2002-03)
5. 46.8″ (1895-96)
6. 44.8″ (1973-74)
7. 44.2″ (2013-14) [through 7AM Feb. 5]
8. 41.9″ (1983-84)
9. 40.0″ (1892-93)
10. 38.6 “(1905-06)
Light snow connected to the upper level system will end in the early afternoon. Some spots could get up to another inch until then. Warning continues until 1pm. Blowing snow could be a factor on east-west roads in rural areas.
6.7″ South side of Lafayette, about 9” on the other side of the River.
MORNING TRAVEL–most counties orange…Marion and Henricks counties are “yellow”
8.0″ Mccordsville (Hancock County)
Indy Airport total is now 7.4 inches
9.9″ Marshall (Parke County)
For my Michiana listeners….final totals should end up from 3-6 inches…Advisory until 4pm for S Bend westward, Warning for Elkhart county.
7.0″ Bargersville (Johnson County)
8.7″ Elletsville (Monroe County)
OFFICIAL INDY TOTAL: 7.1 inches
5.6″ Indianapolis East side
The official total for the day in Indy was 6.8 inches at the Airport.
Note that the first – main – batch of precip is ending now to the west and southwest of Indy. Further accumulation overnight will come from snow associated with the upper level low shown on this chart. That low will move across north central Indiana and put down a little more snow before daybreak Wednesday north of Indy.
3.5″ West Lafayette
5.0″ Morristown (Shelby Co.)
5.5″ Indy Airport
7.5″ Terre Haute
Might wanna bookmark this – the Indiana county travel status map: http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/
4.1″ Bloomington (SE side)
2.5″ Indy – East side (Hi Swoop!)
3.8″ Indy official total
4.5″ Marshall (Parke County)
2.5″ Paragon (Morgan County)
1.7″ Indpls Airport
1.6″ Morristown (Shelby County)
2.5″ Terre Haute
3.4″ Marshall (Parke County)
NWS Indy says the snow officially began at 4:29pm, and their visibility is down to an inch.
At 4:30 PM, Bicknell [Knox Co, IN] EMERGENCY MNGR reports SNOW of 1.50 INCH
2.5″ Marshall (Parke County)
Once the snow stops falling tomorrow, the next thing to watch will be the temperatures falling tomorrow night. A few things will be different this time compared to the snow-then-cold hit we took in early January. First, the temperatures will be cold, but not THAT cold. And they won’t get that cold THAT fast. Recall the after the big January snow we were below zero about six hours after the significant snow ended. This time it will be more like 18-24 hours, which should help in the snow fighting effort on roads.
NWS Indy has just re-issued the Warnings, with the same expiration time and essentially the same forecast. There were indications from some computer modeling that more moisture could be available so they are cautioning a few spots could get beyond 10 inches. If that would happen I think the best chance would be generally northeast of Indy. In any event: at this point it appears more likely that the final totals will tilt toward the upper range. Travel WILL be difficult this evening. Snowfall intensity may approach 2 inches per hour.
And here we go!
The Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until 1pm tomorrow. A chance of snow in the early part of the afternoon rush hours, with snow becoming likely by 4 or 5pm. Snow this evening may fall at the rate of an inch an hour. The heaviest snow will move east of the area between 1am and 3am. Lighter snow could linger through Wednesday morning. Winds will gust to around 25 mph from the northeast tonight and tomorrow morning. Sleet and freezing rain will mix with the snow to the southeast, cutting into totals. The overall snow forecast remains the same – 6 to 10 inches for many in the heart of central Indiana.