1 p.m. Update………Mix Transitioning to All Snow……Worst of the Conditions Tonight with Snow & Strong WindsMarch 5th, 2013 at 12:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
A transition to all snow is underway in the viewing area. All snow is being reported in Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Fulton & parts of Benton, Cass & White counties. Now Miami County is reporting all snow. Just saw Danville, Illinois has now gone to all snow with 1.5 mile visibility.
1″ has already been reported from Rochester area. 0.7″ has been estimated from Doppler radar in northern Newton & Jasper counties & 0.6″ in northern Pulaski County. Cass County Airport is reported light snow with 2.5 mile visibility now after mix 45 minutes ago. Grissom Air Reserve Base is now all light snow. Clinton County Airport has rain & 32 degrees (freezing rain).
At WLFI it is a sleet/rain mix with 34.0 degrees & east winds up to 14 mph.
On-going snowfall forecast looks good. I highly doubt the 6-10″ area-wide. I still like 2-7″ from southwest to northeast. I will make any tweaks if needed, but do not see the need for that right now.
Second graphic shows airport & spotter reports across the area.