January 12th, 2013 at 7:31 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog


Damage from severe t’storms has occurred in Kentucky with report of brick church flattened, grain bin damaged & limbs & trees down near Paducah.  Funnel clouds reported southwest of Evansville & in the city of Evansville, Indiana.  Tornado Watch remains in Arkansas.

Here it is just heavy rainfall tonight (with a few embedded t’storms possible) with 1-1.75″ of additional rainfall atop wet ground.  This will lead to localized flooding & rises in creeks & streams.  Wabash will crest above flood stage Lafayette to Covington early next week.  NWS Flood Watch is in effect for Boone & Tipton counties.


The cold air is now rushing in with temperatures anywhere from 39 at Morocco to 55 at Frankfort as of 7:30 p.m.  Fowler has 42, but it is 50 at WLFI.


63  Crawfordsville

62  Covington

62  Kokomo

62  Atlanta

60  Frankfort

60  Attica

60  Burlington

60  Fowler


59  Logansport

59  Rochester

59  Monticello

58  Rensselaer

58  Winamac

57  Morocco

Wintry mix still likely Sunday (ending by afternoon northwest & early overnight far southeast) with the best potential of higher icing/snow/sleet accumulations northwest of Lafayette, the way it appears right now.  There, up to 1.5″ of snow & sleet will be possible with 1″ or less elsewhere.  Ice accretions of 0.15″ are possible in our northwestern counties with 0.1″ elsewhere.  Sleet/freezing rain will take the edge off snowfall we would see if the whole lower atmosphere was uniformly below freezing & supported all snow.  Temperatures will fall all day Sunday.

Winds may gust to 35 mph Sunday morning, then 25-30 mph Sunday afternoon.

There will be banding features with the wintry precipitation, so within the viewing area there will be narrow bands that get more ice & snow than locations very nearby.  A good amount of variance in amounts is possible, especially if banding features become really develop well.

25 Responses to “Update”

  1. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Finally, some snow, yay

  2. Jim says:

    Kentland 39

  3. Mary Anne Best says:

    Remington is 40* and we have had .25 inch rain so far in a heavy band that passed overhead.

    Jim from Kent do u live just south of Kentland on #41?

    MA in REM

  4. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Who cares my bronchos lost due indigent refs end of story, boo hiss

  5. Jim says:

    Mad man I’m with you the Refs cost you have to agree. On that.

  6. Mary Anne Best says:

    Gotcha Jim :-)

  7. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Well Jim theres always next year, i like the colts the best, but i figured another horse team which Peyton cant seem to escape from, i would pull for them, lol, i hope the ravens get pounded in the afc championship game

  8. Jim says:

    They will. Hey. Weather update. Kentland temp now 33. Rain and ice pellets.

  9. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Cool, i hope we get alot of snow, ya never know?

  10. Jim says:

    Looks like Ice MadMan. This isn’t a snow biggie

  11. Monster says:

    I love snow bur I hate bronchos ha. I still hate elway. Idc at this point who wins as long as pats get stomped

  12. Doug in Flora says:

    Temp is 37.4 here…no precipitation visible, except damp streets left over from rain. Based upon WLFI radar, I’m increasingly skeptical we’re getting anything.

  13. Jim says:

    Have slick sidewalks Temp 31. Grass is white. Another round no biggie.

  14. Teri says:

    Measured 1.47″ of rainfall, the temp has dropped to 35.3*

  15. Mary Anne Best says:

    .86 inch in Remington with no icing that I can see. Temp is at 32*. Radar looks like heaviest has passed, some blue showing to the west.

    MA in REM

  16. Susan says:

    I have been up since 4 and there’s been nothing at all in Monticello. There’s a shocker, missed us again!

  17. Tyler says:

    Freezing Drizzle at Purdue right now.

  18. Teri says:

    31* and freezing rain in Lafayette

  19. Jim says:

    Freezing Rain in Kentland

  20. Monster says:

    Looks like their is some banding of precip heading in soon

  21. Ben says:

    Just noticed a frozen layer of ice on my balcony(Just south of Purdue airport). Rain is coming down pretty good!

  22. Tyler says:

    What is everyone getting? Currently, there is a light to moderate freezing rain in West Lafayette. I’m wondering where the frz. rain/sleet & snow boundary is.

  23. jks says:

    We are getting light sleet just outside of Kingman.

  24. Jim says:

    Kentland sleet freezing rain snow temp 25

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