Up to 6″ Snow Yesterday-Lastnight In Northeast Jasper County………2-6″ Looks Good for Friday with Heaviest Totals From Far East Areas to Ohio

January 24th, 2013 at 3:17 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

2″ to as much as 6″ of snowfall fell in our far northwest yesterday lastnight.  The 6″ (Wheatfield CoCoRaHs report) occurred in heavy lake effect snowfall lastnight & verified per Doppler radar.

Here at WLFI, we had just a light dusting (trace) that looked like bleached flour tossed of the pavement & powdered sugar dusted on the grass.

U.S. NAM model is back to nothing for us tomorrow or very, very little.  It is the only model, other than our Futurecast, doing this.  If these models are right, I will be shocked.

NWS has 1-3″, which lines up with the 2-3″, but I put more in our eastern counties with that 3-5″ & then two bands of up to 6″, as I think some of that heavier snowfall that is forecast for eastern Indiana & Ohio sets up a little farther west.  I like the direction NWS Eastern Indiana/western Ohio is taking with potential of isolated 5, 6″ amounts with banding features.  I think some of these mechanics will nudge into our east.

I like 2-6″ of snowfall with the 2″ amounts in the western half & the higher amounts in the east with two bands having the best chance of a 6″ amount.  I like 18:1 ratio, so we can squeeze 2 or 3″ out of 0.11-0.16″ of liquid.  Same for 4″ amounts, we can squeeze that much snow out of 0.18″ of liquid in this case.

The snow will be very fluffy & have lots of air in it due to its frontgenic properties & ratios.  In fact, in an area that gets 3″, it may settle & shrink to 2″ by Saturday due to the air in it.

Cut from 3-6″ to 2-6″ due to higher forward speed in our western counties.  Most of it will fall Friday morning.

Looks to be two bands of really good frontagenic banding one near Rochester & another near Windfall.



42 Responses to “Up to 6″ Snow Yesterday-Lastnight In Northeast Jasper County………2-6″ Looks Good for Friday with Heaviest Totals From Far East Areas to Ohio”

  1. chris in Tipton says:

    Let’s get that Windfall band a LITTLE more SW!!!! Lol

  2. Jim says:

    There’s you total mad man

  3. Maybelater says:

    Looks like Chad nailed it pretty good this time.

  4. A.BELL says:

    We want 6″ in BENTON!!!!

  5. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Ill be back!!!!!

  6. Monster says:

    That sucks thought we were going to get some snow

  7. Jake says:

    What is the time frame for this to start? I have to leave for Indy in the morning around 9:30.

  8. mike in dayton says:

    1″-2″ in lafayette? What a joke.

  9. Anna says:

    Hoping that the big snow misses Lafayette.

  10. Joey says:

    Can anyone explain why the western areas like Benton always seem to get the low end on snowfall totals, and central & eastern IN get more? Seems like it always goes that way…my area always gets skimpier snow totals. Bummer.

  11. Monster says:

    Wow whent from 4-6 to 3-6 to 2-6 and lafayette gets crap again. Anyone want to buy a plow I hate the weather. Cold no snow crappy place to live. Im moving.

  12. Monster says:

    And all the advisories are east we got missed again.

  13. shawn says:

    Y is chad the only one with bigger amounts then everone else.

  14. Melissa says:

    This forcast has made me very happy!!!! Thanks chad.. Now if you can make it little to no snow i’ll be a happy camper

  15. Ryan H says:

    Good tv segment Chad.

  16. matt says:

    Hey Monster, if you move to buffalo ny, i gurandamtee you will make a killin plowin brother..

  17. matt says:

    yeah this place blows man, i cant believe southern states have got more snow in a day than we have had all winter. sad sad sad………..

  18. Teri says:

    The NWS has the heavy part of snow falling from 5:00 a.m through 11:00 a.m..yuck!

  19. Jim says:

    Go all you comments are right on. Monster to you Mad man. All week. Gfs models have called for exactly what we are getting 1-2 inches east of Lafayette maybe higher . Chads forecast covers indiana west to east 2-6 inches. Chad saw something that he thought was higher for us. He has a sense for these things. As usual we are the low end again. This should come to no surprise if you would look at the gfs model all week. Chad does his best the last I checked freedom of speech and opion was our right. Congrads Chad you hit it 2-6 however every one it’s better than 0 inches.

  20. mad man from afghanistan says:

    True that Jim, well only the man upstairs knows exactly how much we will get, maybe he will surprize us.

  21. Jim says:

    Check out tv 13 Indy forecast she says 1-2 inches area side. Chad sees something more. It’s everyone’s guess.

  22. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, lol

  23. mad man from afghanistan says:

    I remember when i was in afghanistan, it was the winter of 2008, it snowed over 4 feet in about 14 hours i kid you not, i couldnt believe it, ive seen a bunch of snow, i would like to see that happen here, but i know thats a major pipe dream.

  24. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Im sayin 4 to 5 for monticello, any rejections?

  25. Jim says:

    Mad mad we will talk tomorrow when this is done. The totals where there the whole time font get all the quessing

  26. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Errr body do a snow dance!!!!!

  27. Jim says:

    The totals wherein the gfs the whole time why all the guessing

  28. mad man from afghanistan says:

    I dont know jim, i guess nothing better to do, man purdue is giving #2 michigan a good game.

  29. Jim says:

    See that

  30. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Hey jim do you live in white county?

  31. Monster says:

    Their is no moister at all w this system. It will be light snowing and sun will be out. Their is not even enough moister to make a thick cloud cover. This even if we get 3 in will be very disapointing. It will melt off roads very quickly. For all you snow lovers rhis will be very disapointing

  32. Chuck says:

    Chad, I think you are doing a great job. Timing of this fast moving disturbance is very hard to forecast. I look forward to each update you post.

  33. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Well munster , i guess we will just have to wait and see, dude ya never know, we might get lucky and get a wrap around, or something of that nature, im staying positive on the whole damn thing brother, what gets me is that this so called storm is coming down from minnesota, and how it can surpass us and hit areas east of us is brainstorming, but we still have a little bit of winter left, i think we will get a goodun soon my man.

  34. Jim says:

    Was. Good game

  35. mad man from afghanistan says:

    I know right, what happened to dem boilers Jim?

  36. Lisa says:

    I’ve been snow dancing for over an hour now and still nothing here in Monticello. I will try again tomorrow

  37. Jim says:

    Live in newton county mad man. Boilers are like snow storms all hype than nothing

  38. Jim says:

    Go Lisa

  39. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Now how did i know the word snow would come out in reguards to the boilers, lol

  40. FoCo Loco says:

    It drives me crazy when y’all put 2′-6′ instead of 2″-6″! We are getting INCHES (“) of snow, not FEET (‘) of snow! (And I am happy with 0″!)

  41. Monster says:

    Radar shows snow in monticello but I can see the moon. Thats what im saying not enough moister. Im hoping for 6 in. Never know might get it if its 18:1 but it will be very very fluffy.

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