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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN 400 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 ...ACCUMULATING SNOW WINDING DOWN THIS EVENING BUT WINDS WILL PICK UP KEEPING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN PLACE... CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-TIPTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO 400 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATION AROUND 6 INCHES ALONG A LINE FROM KOKOMO TO NORTH OF LAFAYETTE. * LOW VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DANGEROUS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. IMPACTS... * SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE. TIMING... * SNOW WILL COME TO AN END DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-BOONE-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH- VERMILLION- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE 400 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * ACCUMULATIONS: STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES. * LOW VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING SNOW COULD MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS DANGEROUS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.3:00PM Light rain in Indy and the Haute. Light rain and snow to the north. Snow, sometimes heavy, north of US 24 in northern Indiana. It’s up to 40 in Bloomington, but only 26 in the Bend. Some totals reported so far: 9.0″ Elkhart 6.0″ Ft. Wayne 4.0″ Peru 3.1″ Lafayette 3.0″ Fishers 2.0″ Lebanon 2.0″ NW side Indy 1.8″ Indy 1.5″ Carmel 12:00PM A burst of moderate snow will move away to the northeast from the Indy Metro area this hour. The NWS in Indy is up to 1.2 inches. Lafayette at 2.9 inches. Temps at Noon: 32 Lafayette with snow, 35 Muncie with light snow. Indy has 30 with light sleet. It’s raining and 37 in Shelbyville. Bloomington has rain and 34. 11:00AM From a FB friend in Mishawaka, just east of S Bend….8 inches so far. Totals of 6-10 already common northern Illinois toward the Bend. 8:30AM Reminder: heavy snow is still a threat for my friends in Laf & Koko. Blizzard warning today/tonight for CGO: 7:00AM You will wake up, look out, and go “oh.” There was little precip overnight. Big snow storm? You’re doing it wrong, central Indiana. Here’s the snow map, version 2. Two inches lower and a little farther north with anything heavy. Muncie, you’re out. Lafayette and Kokomo: still in. (This was version 1.) (I was wrong…Version 1 would be Friday Morning.)
Here’s the updated/downgraded forecast from NWS. 11:00PM Indy is going to end January with about 3 inches of snow for the entire month. January of last year = 26.9 inches. 10:45 PM Just a couple early reports of snow totals… 0.5″ in Carmel, and 0.6″ at the Airport in Indy. Half an inch also reported in Lafayette. 10:30PM Reminder of the NWS Advisory & Warning:
Friday morning I has 5-8″ for Marion County. Sat morn: 2-5. This morning: 1-3. I will try to stop before negative numbers, like on Jeopardy.
— Paul Poteet Dot Com (@PaulPoteet) February 1, 2015
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY- BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO... CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE 1017 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH 9 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED OVER FAR NORTHERN CENTRAL INDIANA...ALONG A LINE FROM KOKOMO TO NORTH OF LAFAYETTE. PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS ON SUNDAY. * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. VERMILLION-PARKE-PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...INDIANAPOLIS 1017 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW. THE PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS ON SUNDAY. * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.8PM > MIDDAY UPDATE I’ve taken a look at all the fresh computer simulations, and I don’t think I have any changes to make, although it might be valid to make that 6-10 read 6-12, especially around Lafayette and Kokomo. I realize there is a big spread in the forecast. I am usually in favor of Keeping It Simple Stupid, but this isn’t one of those winters, is it? Precip should start as rain in west Indiana around sunset, reaching the Indy Metro from the west and southwest around 8pm. Late tonight the snow will begin mixing in, and for most of central Indiana there could be either rain or snow on the table. Heaviest precipitation – and best shot at accumulating snow – will happen Sunday morning. But as the center of low pressure approaches southern Indiana, and pushes up some warmer air, rain is expected to mix back into much of central Indiana once more. The Weather Service will weigh in with any changes by mid-afternoon, but here’s what they have for the moment, if you’d like a second opinion. (Like you haven’t already lol.) (FROM EARLIER) Rain could knock down the numbers in tonight/tomorrow’s winter storm. Six to ten inches is still on the table where the precip will be mostly snow, but that appears now to stay from Crawfordsville over to Muncie and northward. Amounts would drop off quickly (again this season!) to a 2-5″ snow forecast over Marion County, and little if any accumulation from around Bloomington to Columbus, where the precipitation type will be mostly rain.]]>