Dynamic Cooling with Upper Low Now Taking Over with Changeover to Snow In Newton, Jasper Counties

February 26th, 2013 at 4:06 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

As we approach evening, we are seeing a gradual changeover to snow in the viewing area & it is starting in our northwestern counties.

All snow now being reported at Morocco, Kentland & Remington.  I have received several reports of big flakes mixing in with the rain in Benton County.

I can’t thank you spotters enough for your timely reports!  Thank you!!!

There are little bits of elevated CAPE (instability) associated with the cold pocket aloft in south-central Illinois.  So, I would not totally rule out a rumble of thunder in some of the periodic snow tonight as the upper low gets closer.

5,000′ temperatures have dropped at/below 32 degrees in Newton & Jasper counties, causing snow, rather than mix that is associated with a warm layer aloft.  This gives the precipitation little chance to melt into a raindrop on the way down (whether it be just pure rain, rain freezing on contact [freezing rain] or the rain freezing into a pellet [sleet]).

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20 Responses to “Dynamic Cooling with Upper Low Now Taking Over with Changeover to Snow In Newton, Jasper Counties”

  1. Doug in Flora says:

    Only cold rain here; temp is 35.6 degrees.

  2. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Monticello, no snow yet, of course why would we, lol

  3. Bud says:

    Added another .08″ of rain putting my total so far at 1.45″. Currently 36.4* and no precipitation.

  4. Teri says:

    and I now have 1.24 inches of precip..temp is 35.6* We are pretty close on amounts Bud:) Still have ice from this morning covering the patio and parts of the grassy areas. Was a sloppy, slushy mess going to work this morning.

  5. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Fox 59 talking about round 2, wow whats that gonna be a freakin erupting volcano, lol

  6. william says:

    Big snow flakes in rensselaer.

  7. william in remington says:

    big snow flakes in rensselaer

  8. ch n ffort says:

    Lol madman…think we mite have a better chance of a tsunami round here rather than snow…misty to sprinkles here n frankfort tucky patiently waiting for snow.

  9. Monster says:

    Lol round two ” of what more rain”

  10. Monster says:

    madman are you seeing any snow yet

  11. Monster says:

    sure looks like the low is losing its punch

  12. Melissa says:

    Snow lovers.my friends.in northern illinois say it is so bad up there.. I asked them.to blow it this way

  13. Monster says:

    I just checked noaa. They say 1in tonight and 1-3 tomorrow. Sounds like totals are going up

  14. Teri says:

    Raw cold rain..The kind of weather where one just cant get warm;

  15. RON says:

    Been 36.6 all day down here in Crawfordsville. Cold off and on rain.

  16. ML in Rochester says:

    Just started snowing in Rochester.

  17. Chris in Tipton says:

    Rain here…..still……temp at 6pm… 36

  18. Jim says:

    Mad man lol. What’s up Stoogies round 2. ?

  19. Monster says:

    Im not seeing anything yet

  20. ch n ffort says:

    Im w/ you monster…sure look like the thing is fallin apart….idk?

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