Will Be Able to Make More Detailed Snowfall Map Shortly (Rather Than a 3-6″ Map)

January 24th, 2013 at 11:55 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog


Looks like I am going to be able to take the broad 3-6″ forecast & dissect it & line up some 1″ or 2″ increments with a new map shortly.

I am currently looking at the speed of the system to see if I need to cut or increase totals.  I am also looking at where the greatest vertical velocities will be located for snow crystal production.

Frontagenic forcing underneath +115 mph upper jet looks good, especially in the northeastern 1/2 of the area with baroclinically-induced low-level jet nosing in late tonight into southern Indiana.

Meanwhile a damaging ice storm with up to 0.75″ of ice is likely from eastern Tennessee to North Carolina, Virginia & northeast Georgia in the Appalachians & Piedmont.  This will occur in a broad swath of icing from the coast of North Carolina to Oklahoma to as far north as far southern Indiana & as far south as Huntsville, Alabama.


Next wintry issue will arise Sunday afternoon (it is speeding up) with a mix of freezing rain, sleet & snow possible with minor accumulations.  The mix will change to all rain from southwest to northeast Sunday night as temperatures rise.


Periodic rain & drizzle is likely Monday with potential break Monday night.  Another round of rain is likely Tuesday with warm highs in the 50s.

Rain looks to exit Tuesday night.


Colder air will move in Wednesday with dry weather.

We’ll need to watch Wednesday night-Thursday.  There are signs of a storm system riding the front northeastward.  Indications points towards a band of accumulating snowfall from Missouri to Ohio.  It is too early to try to pinpoint how much of an effect this system will have on our viewing area.

10 Responses to “Will Be Able to Make More Detailed Snowfall Map Shortly (Rather Than a 3-6″ Map)”

  1. Jim says:

    2in for us? Mad man. I tried been saying this. We need more

  2. Chris says:

    I am thinking the following:

    West laf-2-3
    Lafayette 3-4
    Delphi 4-5
    Kokomo 5-6

  3. mad man from afghanistan says:

    We will, stay optimistic brother.

  4. Jim says:

    Mad man. Can’t wait to see updated graph.

  5. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Me too Jim, i think it is gonna be a goodun!!

  6. Kristine says:

    I will believe it when I see it!

  7. iron mike says:

    Funny 3-6 , 3-6 3-6 and nws and weather .com say 1-3 and so does indianapolis so what is he so far off???

  8. snowlover says:

    I will believe it also if and when I see it.
    I get excited then let down everytime
    We need a good ole blizzard like in ’76, ’77 or ’78
    Those were the good ole days, we never went to school in the winter

  9. Jim says:

    You are all right. I would like to see it also. I have been saying 2 inches all week. I hope more for mad mans sake. Chad is looking at map waiting for another run. Thing is everyone is saying 1-3. Inches. I believe in chad but st this point. Get ready for his totals to go down.

  10. Autumn says:

    Over here in Warren Co sounds pretty hopeless eh?

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