Arctic Blast………Data Favors More Snow Than Mix/Rain Thursday-Friday

January 19th, 2013 at 6:29 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Still looks very cold Sunday-Wednesday with coldest weather Tuesday with a high near 12 & low near 1.  If there was a nice snowpack  from here to Minnesota (where there is none to very little), I am convinced this cold wave would drop our overnight lows to -11 with single-digit daytime highs.

Over the past several days there has been a clear signal of a warm frontal passage with light freezing rain & sleet Thursday p.m., changing to rain Thursday night as temperatures rise to 36.  After a peak of 37 early Friday morning & an end to the rain, temperatures looked to fall Friday afternoon.

New data & soundings favors more of a snow system than mix to rain.  The column of the lower atmosphere & the surface certainly looks colder with a more southerly trend with this system.

So, I like a snow/wintry mix wording to the forecast, which may end up as all snow if current trends follow.  We will watch, as this would be an accumulating snowfall.  In my winter forecast, I found a strong response of a 4-6″ snow with some mix in the south in latter January.

Otherwise, in terms of snow for the other days, a clipper late Sunday-early Monday may bring a coating in places & another one is possible Tuesday with a few lake effect snow showers in our northeast in-between on Monday.

9 Responses to “Arctic Blast………Data Favors More Snow Than Mix/Rain Thursday-Friday”

  1. Mary Anne Best says:

    Was a beautiful day in the neighborhood :-) High of 50*, yes a bit on the windy side but we enjoyed a nice walk this afternoon followed by washing the Durango which was filthy from the salty roads.

    MA in REM

  2. mad man from afghanistan says:

    More snow than rain, yeah, like its not like i havent heard that one before, i think northern indiana has some kinda dome or something over the top, because it always misses us for some ungodly reason, what gives i mean damn come on.

  3. Jim says:

    Mad man lets not get our hopes up be have been here before

  4. Jim says:

    Accu Weather saying 2 inches thurs into fri.

  5. Ryan H says:

    At least it’s something to look forward to.

  6. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Jim accuweather also says 1 to 2 late teusday nite as well

  7. Jim says:

    Saw that

  8. Keith says:

    Like all the other snow this winter, Tippecanoe county’s share will be “pffffffft.”

    Oh well, at least the cold will freeze the trails so they can be walked and ridden again. Saturday’s temp created a thin layer of super slick slime on top, which wasn’t very good for yard or recreational activities.

  9. Joey says:

    Does it look like Benton county will be getting significant snow? We haven’t had hardly any this winter (or last). I’d love at least one big snow this year.

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