3 p.m. UpdateMarch 5th, 2013 at 2:53 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
HUGE thank you to all of you area spotters! You are a key component of Weather Team 18! Thank you & keep your reports & totals coming! They are very valuable! -Chad
I increased totals just a hair given very impressive 850-700 mb frontagenical forcing seen. This is leading to very nice, efficient dendrite (flake) growth in the that critical Snow Growth Zone (SGZ). 2.5-7.5″ looks good from southwest to northeast. The really good frontagenical forcing will bring the most widespread & highest snowfall rates later this evening-early tonight.
I like a much larger area of 6″ & 7″ in our northern half with more like 4″ in Tippecanoe County. This is a step from from the 3.2-3.6″ just earlier with 3.3″ in Lafayette.
Winds are still on-track. I have had reports of 1-1.5″ of snow in the northern areas. It is snow/sleet at WLFI with grass very lightly dusted & 32.1 degrees.