Worst of the Weather Tuesday Night with Strong Winds & Snow

March 4th, 2013 at 1:21 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

NOTE:  We will continue to monitor the storm track.  Frequent updates will be made here through the evening & overnight hours, through Wednesday.

THIS AFTERNOON-EVENING:  A little band of light snow/sleet & rain will pass for a bit.  Any accumulation would be very light, if any.  Skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy.  We are sitting at 36.4 right now, but may evaporatively cool to 32 as this little band passes.

TONIGHT:  Rain & some sleet with freezing rain will develop tonight.  Ice accumulations are possible, with best potential of decent icing north of U.S. 24.  East winds will pick up at 15-25 mph.  There may be minor accumulations between I-74 & U.S. 24, but that does not look too bad & less than 0.1″.  0.1″ accumulations look most likely north of U.S. 24.  Temperatures will run from 30 in the north to 35 in the south. 

TOMORROW:  Rain is possible tomorrow morning with freezing rain north of U.S. 24.  Up to 0.1″ of ice is possible there.  After midday, changeover to snow from northwest & north to southeast & south is likely through the afternoon.  Right now, looks like entire viewing area will be all snow by 5 p.m.  Winds may gust from the east in the morning up to 25 mph, but they will actually decrease in the afternoon with east winds at 10-15 mph, turning to the northeast.  Temperatures will fall from 32-36 in the late morning to 30-33 by late afternoon-evening.  In the evening, winds will RAPIDLY RAMP UP.  By 6-7 p.m. north-northeast winds will run 20-30 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT:  Tomorrow night will get NASTY.  Widespread snow is likely with north-northeast winds becoming north at 25-40 mph.  The highest gusts will be centered around the highest snowfall rates, which will be in the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. time frame with frequent gusts to 40 mph.  A few gusts to 43 mph are possible.  Wind will blow & drift snow & just plaster it against north-facing signs, poles, trees & north-facing sides of homes. 

By 6 a.m., winds will still be gusting to 38 mph, but snowfall will totally exit by 6 a.m.  Temperatures will drop to 25-27 degrees.  Total accumulations will run 2-7″ from southwest to northeast.  Went from 2-6″ to 2-7″ to account for an amount over 6″ along the Kankakee River & in northern Fulton County.

Storm will metamorphisize into significant Nor’Easter with up to 24″ of snow in Maryland & eastern West Virginia & the potential of 15″ in northern Virginia.  Parts of the D.C. area may see 12″.  Storm may bring up to 8-12″ of snow to Long Island to Massachuetts.

WEDNESDAY:  Wednesday just look mostly cloudy & cold with gusty north winds up to 36 mph.  Highs will run 31-35.  It may be wind with some continued blowing & drifting, but strong March sun angle will help to melt snow some, along with most areas seeing freezing mark or slightly above.

The snow won’t last too long.  Highs will be near 40 Thursday & near 50 Friday.

36 Responses to “Worst of the Weather Tuesday Night with Strong Winds & Snow”

  1. charlene says:

    Hope this bad boy keeps moving a bit further south..just a bit…we don’t want Indy to get what we keep missing here in Lafayette ;) …a big smile ;) on my face for my fellow stooges ;) …a bit cloudy looking here today but it is actually not too bad out “yet” ..my litttle dogggy wants to sit outside today ;) ..the calm before the storm…YES!

  2. Mary Anne Best says:

    The sky just looks “ripe” to do “something. And that wind from the SE is cold out there! Well, time to warn my kids, daughter and granddaughter about road conditions. One lives in Iroquois County and one lives in Vermilion County both in IL. Yes, I have been warning kids and grandkids about storms, both winter and summer, for a lONG time. Granddaughter works 3-11 half an hour from her home…drives alone….have prayed her home many a night :-)

    MA in REM

  3. Duane C says:

    Any thoughts from anybody on the possible wobbling of the low to the north or south?

  4. William from remington says:

    Just got off conference call. Snow line looks to stay hwy24 north mixed below. 12:1 ratios mid day tuesday drive home will be toast. Winds 37mph should die down after 10 pm tuesday. Lake effect tuesday night thru wednesday morning.

  5. Autumn says:

    Snowing in PV

  6. Autumn says:

    I keep getting blocked from this blog

  7. William from remington says:

    Those were Chicago times adjust accordingly for distance to where you are.

  8. Autumn says:

    I keep getting blocked from this blog.

  9. Bud says:

    Seems like the information from most of the media outlets I’ve seen and read are for the most in agreement with Chad’s forecast for Saturn’s path and snow amounts.

  10. Duane C says:

    I wonder where Larry, Moe, and Curly are hiding? I am guessing work. I see Shemp, Charlene, is here. Thanks, Bud I haven’t had time to look at the models or data this afternoon.

  11. RON says:

    Sleet in Crawfordsville!

  12. Ryan H says:

    Just started snowing here in WL. Very light. Also NWS just issued winter storm warning for us. They are saying 5-7″ + sleet.

  13. plow_guy says:

    I just seen on weather channel app they have issued a winter storm warning for tippecanoe county…so I’m beginning to think the storm may go a bit further south and hopefully get more snow yet still. Been a hard winter to try and make a living pushing snow lol

  14. Matt says:

    Looks like Winter Storm Warnings now for areas that weren’t even in the watch, including Laffayette. Up to 6 inches of snow they say. Here in Cass, we are still under a watch as of now, guessing they just havent got around to updating it as we have warnings all around us.

  15. Jim says:

    Ron. What you think warning now laf 6 plus.

  16. Ryan H says:

    Storm has been trending south…. The Euro model has been all over this.

  17. charlene says:

    I’m so excited..I just can’t fight it…lol..getting my grand-daughter for a week while her mommy is in California ..this Nana gets to keep her pinky promise :)

  18. charlene says:

    Duane..I am ALWAYS here..got laid off :(

  19. charlene says:

    And I KNEW we were going to get this one ..just saying ;) …wish I had a way to post pictures of all my kiddis playing in the snow for you all to see ;)

  20. RON says:

    Grrr, Crawfordsville just under advisory 3″-5″ of snow. 1/10″-2/10″ ice!

  21. Melissa says:

    Sleet over by southwestern… Thankfully it is melting…

  22. Jake says:

    so I guess I will be spending the night in Indy and not going to lafayette(live in Laf. commute to indy). how much snow now? good thig I packed 2 days worth of clothes. lol

  23. shelly says:

    Chad, it is snowing in Fowler right now

  24. Chris says:

    Warning for Tip. County, this could be our last chance…wooohooo

  25. Val says:

    Some very fine sleet here in East Central Fountain County. Mixing in with a very very few and far between snow flakes. Currently its 35 degrees and the wind is 10mph out of the ESE. Just seen where Warren County just went under winter storm warning. Maybe I’m next.. We shall see what mother nature brings.

  26. JEM says:

    TWC still saying 2-4″

  27. JEM says:

    Oops – missed tomorrow night – added another 1-2″ – so 3-6″.

  28. Teri says:

    Sleet and snow with temp of 35.6* where I am in Lafayette

  29. Jim says:

    Stoogies finally we win

  30. charlene says:

    Fox 59 just said 6-9 for Lafayette ;)

  31. charlene says:

    Jim..yes we did ;)

  32. Chrid says:

    Jom, Madman, got your plows ready and oiled up? Did this storm take a more southerly route?

    Purdue research park is getting nothing now just wet outside. Was a light snow then turned to sleet for about a minute then back to more moderate snow.

  33. Chris says:

    Jim, Madman, got your plows ready and oiled up? Did this storm take a more southerly route?

    Purdue research park is getting nothing now just wet outside. Was a light snow then turned to sleet for about a minute then back to more moderate snow.

  34. Anna says:

    Hoping my luck holds out and the snow bypasses us one more time. Otherwise, Madman, I’ll be calling you for that snowplow ride home in the morning ;)
    If I were an x-country skiier, I’d have it made…but I’m much better at the Alpine kind.

  35. Jim says:

    It did Chads totals going up. Kentland now 6/10

  36. Jim says:

    Stooge Victory. Ron. What you hear all warnings now !

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