Evening Update on Wednesday Winter Storm

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A major winter storm will move into Central Indiana late Tuesday night and throughout Wednesday.

Timing:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday:  Snowfall could begin as early as 7 p.m. in our very southern counties Tuesday.
  • 10 p.m. Tuesday: Light snow reaches the south metro
  • 1 a.m. Wednesday: Snowfall enters the north metro.  Wintry mix possibility starts in southeast counties, primary issue would be ice on the roads
  • 3 a.m. Wednesday: Snowfall reaching Lafayette to Muncie,  light icing remains possible in southeast
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday: Any of the wintry mix to the Southeast will have changed over to snowfall
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday: Significant snowfall already on the ground for western Indiana
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday: Heaviest snowfall begins to taper off across the state.

Issues:

  • Heavy snowfall:  Heavy snow will cause snow to become packed on our roads.
  • High winds: Winds will be from the N/NE during the day and range from 30-40 mph.  At this point, a blizzard warning in our western counties isn’t out of the question during this system.  Winds will cause low visibilities outside.  Plus, the North wind will easily create blowing and drifting on the roads, especially our east and west bound roads.
  • Ice: A thin sheet of ice could fall in our southeastern locations before being covered with a few inches of snowfall.  This will create dangerous road conditions.  But since .1″ or less of ice is expected, we shouldn’t see huge impacts on the power lines.

snowfall totals

A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect Tuesday evening and continue through Wednesday evening.  This is include our entire viewing area and you should expect poor travel conditions across the state.

Winter Advisories ADI

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