Update……..Issues with Storm Track Monday, But Eventual Dense Sampling Will Help

January 10th, 2013 at 4:20 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Still looks like two main waves of rain with some potential isolated t’storms mixed in & warm temperatures now-Saturday night.  1-2″ of rainfall still looks like a good forecast.

There is still uncertainty & disagreement regarding the timing & track, was well as precipitation type & amounts early next week.  NAM paints up to 12″ of snow in Illinois & anywhere from a light dusting in our southeast to nearly 8″ of snow in northwestern Newton County & icy mix over the southeastern half of the viewing area.

This bears close watching.  Some models have us missing a lot the wintry precipitation, keeping it either northwest or southeast of here.  I still like keeping accumulating snow &/or wintry mix in the forecast, but the details are still blurry.  Why?  It is still out in the Pacific & nice, dense sampling of it will not be done until it reaches land.  It will not reach land until southern California & it is still way northwest of the U.S. Pacific Northwest coastline.

Stay tuned as the forecast will become much more apparent in the coming days.

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12 Responses to “Update……..Issues with Storm Track Monday, But Eventual Dense Sampling Will Help”

  1. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Ya know its too bad, if all this rain was snow it would be measured in feet,

  2. ch n ffort says:

    Starting to hear the sighs of us snow lovers as the hopes of snow go once again to either side of us. But if chad says there is still hope than there must be. Once again thx for all of the updates chad

  3. Mary Anne Best says:

    Even here in SW jasper Co I may not see much snow. The rain we are getting is very light, too…gonna have to rain a lot harder than this to get that inch Chad talked about. It looks good on radar and then dries up as it gets closer…just like summer. **sigh**

    MA in REM

  4. Jim says:

    Chad. Nam had snow threat for us. What go you think?

  5. Tom says:

    Thanks Mary Anne! On July 1 1963 it was 96 degrees at West Lafayette and 94 on the 2nd of July. The high was only 78 on July 3 and the temp. fell to 43 degrees on the morning of the 4th, a record low for the 4th of July. The temp. also fell to 43 degrees on July 10 at West Lafayette. December 1963 was a very cold December.

  6. Tom says:

    In December 1977, 17 inches of snow fell between Dec. 1 and Dec. 22. Three inches of snow was recorded on Dec. 3 and 4 more inches on Mon. Dec. 5 at West Lafayette. Many schools and industries were closed throughout the area, including the Lafayette school corp. Two more inches of snow was recorded on Tues. Dec. 6 and many interstates in Indiana were drifting closed by 20 to 30 mph winds. Lafayette schools were closed that Monday and Tuesday and there would be a lot more. On Dec. 6 there was 9 inches of snow on the ground and 3 more inches fell on December 9. One inch of snow fell on Dec. 7 and that made 13 inches of snow on the ground on the morning of Fri. Dec. 9 and the temp. was 3 below. County schools remained closed that Friday.

  7. Tom says:

    With 13 inches of snow on the ground on Dec. 9 1977, of course there would be a white Christmas that year. Wrong, the temp. reached 50 degrees on Dec. 16 and 54 degrees on Dec. 17 and most of the snow was gone. 3.5 inches of snow would fall between Dec. 19-21 with strong winds and North White schools were closed Wed. Dec. 21. I wonder how many days North White schools were closed that winter? It was 45 degrees at West Lafayette on Dec. 24 and there was only a trace of snow on the ground Christmas morning 1977.

  8. Tom says:

    The great month of January 1978! One inch of snow was recorded on Jan. 1 and the temp. fell to 2 below on Jan. 2. The weather was not that bad until January 9. The temps. started falling on Sunday Jan. 8 after reaching 43 degrees on Jan. 7. The temp. fell to 0 by Monday morning Jan. 9 with winds of 20 to 25 mph. and the wind chill was about 25 below. Tues. morning Jan. 10 it was 5 below and the temp. had been below 0 for 27 hours in the area. Two inches of snow fell on January 13 and another inch on January 14. Three more inches fell on January 17. Many county schools were closed on Wed. January 18 and 2 plows broke down in Clinton County. The temps. were below freezing from Jan. 9 until Jan. 24 just before the big blizzard.

  9. Tom says:

    On Wednesday January 25, 1978 there was 7 inches of snow on the ground, and the big blizzard was on the way. From Tuesday morning to Wed. morning, 1.5 inches of snow fell and there was many accidents caused by slick streets Tues. night. in the Lafayette area. From Wed. morning Jan. 25 to Thursday morning Jan. 26, 6 inches of snow would fall and 5 more inches would fall during the day Thurs. January 26. Winds gusted up to 50 miles per hour and the wind chill was about 50 below. The temp. fell from 30 degrees on Jan. 25 to 0 on the morning of Jan. 26. Everything was closed Thursday Jan. 26 and Friday January 27. County schools were also closed Mon. Jan. 30 but Lafayette schools were open. There were no half days then and a school was either open or closed and most of the time Lafayette schools were open. Eighteen inches of snow was on the ground Thurs. January 27 at West Lafayette.

  10. Tom says:

    Another inch of snow fell on January 31, 1978 and all schools were closed that Tuesday, including the Lafayette schools. January 1978 ended with 19 inches of snow on the ground at West Lafayette. Another inch of snow Fell on February 4 and there was 20 inches of snow on the ground at WL. Then the deep freeze hit again on Feb. 6 when the temp. fell to 5 below. The temp. fell to 13 below on Tues. Feb. 7 and 4 below on February 9. Another storm hit the area on Mon. Feb.13 and by Tues. morning Feb. 14 6 new inches of snow was on the ground. February 1978 ended with 4 inches of snow on the ground. There was snow on the ground that winter at West Lafayette from January 13 until March 15 when the last inch finally melted away.

  11. Tom says:

    By Tuesday March 7, 1978 everyone was ready for Spring, but a mini-blizzard brought another 3 inches of snow that night. All rural schools in the Lafayette were closed again. The wet snow and strong winds up to 20mph closed many highways again in the viewing area. The winter of 1978 was not done yet.

  12. Tom says:

    Friday March 24, 1978 was Good Friday and and freezing rain and sleet coated highways. Traffic was backed up bumper to bumper on I-65 between Ind. 26 and Ind. 28. Cars were moving about 5 mph. The roads were even worse than during the blizzard. Numerous power outages were reported in the Lafayette area. 1 inch of snow fell along with the freezing rain. March 26, 1978 was Easter Sunday and the high temp. at West Lafayette that day was 37 degrees. The winter of 1978-1979 would not much better.

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