SNOW KEEPS PILING UP
To date this season Indianapolis has received 33.3” of snow – a breakneck pace and now the 2nd highest ever for a winter through the 21st of January. The 1.1” of snow early Tuesday passes the 1978 mark of 32.6” just shy of the 1996 mark of 34.7”. 24.4″ of snow has fallen this month, that’s a whopping 428% (4x) the normal snowfall to date and (18.7″ above normal). January 2014 is the 3rd snowiest January on record so far.
MORE SNOW WEDNESDAY
It looks like a fresh coating of snow could fall in the city Wednesday starting as snow showers early then ending the day with a quick burst of snow in the evening as an arctic front passes. Hints of 1” to 1.5” of snow could accompany the front sometime after 5 pm in the evening and may complicate the tail end of the PM commute.
Shots of snow will continue as the northwest flow of the polar jet stream remains pointed at central Indiana. While amounts are to early to nail down just yet. accumulating snow is possible late Friday night into Saturday morning and again Sunday night. Stay tuned – we will have a better handle on timing and potential snow as we get closer to the weekend.
BRACING FOR MORE COLD
A new surge of arctic air will flood the eastern U.S. to finish off the month of January. Projected high temperatures over the next 2 weeks are forecast to run as much as 20° below normal! Several more nights of below zero temperatures are forecast with cold early next week to rival the cold here 2 weeks ago.