Thunder Sleet Reported In Benton County….Thunder & Icy Mix Newton CountyFebruary 17th, 2014 at 1:15 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Heavy sleet with thunder has been reported near Boswell & Oxford. Heavy sleet, freezing rain & snow reported near Kentland with thunder.
1″ per hour snowfall rates reported from Newton & Jasper counties.
It is mostly sleet & some freezing rain here at West Lafayette now with a few large snow flakes at times.
Measured 0.1″ of sleet & snow. Freezing rain accumulation is trace.
Given this plume of warm, juicy air aloft “trying” to warm us up, I would not even rule out graupal or pea hail with any thunder sleet/freezing rain/snow.
Southeast winds at 10-25 mph are also creating issues with any snow/sleet blowing around & coming down in sheets.