Alberta Clipper Passing Through

January 14th, 2014 at 1:52 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

4 p.m.

Moderate snow is being reported at Logansport & Rochester with rain/snow/sleet at Peru.

Snow has tapered at Frankfort.

Received an email that snow, which whitened ground in north “melted as quickly as it came”.

Dusting grass in the back of the station is gone & snowboard is just wet now!

Temperature is sitting at 33.9 at the station, but west winds are sustained at 23 mph with gusts to 29 mph (with hole in clouds with brief burst of sun!).  At Morocco, winds are sustained at 26 mph with gusts to 39 mph.  Covington station shows a west wind at 19 mph with gusts to 28 mph.

Be aware of frequent 40 mph gusts overspreading the area this evening & some snow showers/flurries blowing in with falling temperatures.


3 p.m.

Some places have received quick 0.5″ on grassy areas, car tops & roofs.  Here at WLFI, it is 33.1 with light snow after rain/sleet, then sleet, then sleet/snow, then burst of moderate snow with quarter- to half dollar-sized flakes.  0.1″ briefly accumulated on the snowboard & we had a patchy dusting on the grass, but it seems to already be melting.  Even the slush on the car tops is melting.  This has all amounted to 0.04″ of liquid here at the station.

Received report of heavy snow between Rossville & Colfax with estimated 0.25 mile visibility.  Also just received report of “heavy snow” east of Delphi.

After this burst of precipitation, there is a lull with other snow showers/flurries in northwestern Illinois.

Temperatures will fall this afternoon & gusty winds of 35-40 mph at times will arrive this evening.


2 p.m.

It is a breezy to windy day with rain/snow/sleet showers, especially in band moving into our western counties.

At WLFI, our high so far today has been 38.8 after a morning low of 23.0.  As of 2 p.m., it is 37.1 with a dew point of 27 & sprinkles of rain.  As precipitation falls, we will likely “wet bulb” to 32, causing an eventual changeover to all snow after brief rain/snow/sleet with band.  Morocco is currently reporting moderate snow & 32.  Rensselaer has light snow & 34 with visibility of 2 miles.

There are other snow showers & flurries upstream with colder temperatures & gusty winds to 38 mph.

Quick 0.5-1″ of snow is possible in some places today.

By tomorrow morning, 1″ or less of snow is possible with even 1-1.5″ in northern Jasper, Pulaski to Fulton & northern Miami counties.


17 Responses to “Alberta Clipper Passing Through”

  1. Ryan H in WL says:

    Sleet and snow here on West side.

  2. Ryan H in WL says:

    Big ole flakes too!

  3. ~Sher~ says:

    Welcome back to REALITY..Yuck

  4. Teri says:

    drizzle here.

  5. Cathy says:

    A friend of mine said he was in Remington earlier, I’m guessing around 2-3 this afternoon. He said it was like a blizzard up there, couldn’t see a quarter mile ahead of them.

  6. Jim says:

    Wind has really picked up out of the west . The Snow left a dusting but that is it.

  7. Autumn says:

    Our grass turned white in 5. It came down VERY heavy here.. Flakes size of silver dollars. Looked like white leaves fall from the trees.

  8. Cboots says:

    Don’t believe anything you say “jim”

  9. Cboots says:

    You have repeatedly lied to everyone on this blog. I can’t believe you have shown up again acting as though nothing has happened. Actually, yes I can.

  10. Lisa M says:

    The flakes were HUGE and it was snowing so hard that I couldn’t see across the road from my classroom. My students were absolutely drawn to the snow outside and that is all they wanted to do…watch the snow. It sure WAS pretty so I gathered around the windows with them and watched the dinner-plate-sized flakes. I can’t get those moments back!!!! :)

  11. Autumn says:

    Thumbs up Lisa!

  12. ~Sher~ says:

    @Lisa M

    a couple of blogs ago you typed my name with a ? mark and nothing else..

    did you have a question for me?

  13. Lisa M says:

    No,all is okay. Long story. :P

  14. Jim says:

    Cboots this is a monitored blog. I thought is it not a weather blog ?

  15. Cboots says:

    I have saved every post that you have made. If this blog is moderated that is news to me because the crap that you have pulled on here in the guise of your various monikers (4 or 5 fake profiles is it?) is beyond the pale. You have violated everyone’s trust.

  16. Cboots says:

    And yes, this a weather blog and as a result of your bullying you turned it into something else.

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