BLOCKBUSTER STORM OVERHEAD
The center of a record-setting – snow making – large storm arrived over central Indiana late Tuesday night. Calm winds and a barometer that fell to 995mb or 29.39″ marked the location of the low. The location and track of the storm brought heavy rainfall totals to much of the state. In the “warm” sector of the storm central Indiana received over 1″ of rain with an official rainfall for the city through 9PM at 1.26″
Other rainfall totals:
Zionsville 1.45″, Lafayette 1.25″, Bloomington 1.13″ and .77″ at Muncie.
The rain fall early Tuesday reached north central Indiana while temperature were still below freezing. While icing was light it was enough to weigh down trees and cause some local power outages. Blackford County at one point had the most outages through early afternoon with most locations having their power restored before sunset.
A coating of ice in Fairmount, Indiana early Tuesday.
ANOTHER BIG SNOW MISSES US
Northwest of the storm track a swath of heavy snow blanketed persons from Texas to Illinois. The record setting snow in texas reached Chicago by late morning. Over 7″ of snow was reported on the north side of the city. At one point thunder-snow developed and brough up to 3 ‘ of snow in under 30 minutes!
CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS LATE NIGHT
The storm system will move east later tonight pulling colder air in behind it and taking any left over moisture and change it over to snow. Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing for the morning commute and any snow that falls will be light.
STICKING SNOW POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT/THURSDAY MORNING
The 4th system that we identified over a week ago will be absorbed by a large closed low that takes up residence over the eastern U.S. for the rest of the work week. The energy from this system will bring an uptick to the snow and possibly bring some accumulation starting Wednesday night into Thursday morning. While not area wide, there could be locally 1″ to 2″ of snow down by sunrise Thursday.
5TH STORM COULD BE ALL SNOW
A storm brews again for early next week – the third time in two weeks that a work week will open with a formidable winter storm system. Early indications are that this system favor a colder and snowier track then its predecessors. Snow is possible starting Monday and continuing into Tuesday. Stay tuned as we refine and track the progress of this storm.
Forecast surface map next Tuesday morning
NO EARLY SPRING
A blocking pattern has developed near Greenland in the north Atlantic and will set the stage for more cooler-than normal weather for the next two weeks. temperature have been colder than normal since the pattern changed back on the 15th of the month. Current projections are that the next two-week will be colder than normal. here in the break out.
DAYS 1-5: -10°
DAYS 6-10: -13°
DAYS 11-16: -16°
Normal high temperatures are slowly climbing from 42° on the 26th to 49° by March 14.