Factor with less snow than expected was that third wave pushing more to the south due to Arctic high & cold dry air coming in quicker than expected. Looks like 2-5″ fell area-wide from system. Looks like a more northerly track of the third wave would have brought an additional 3-5″ of snowfall to the area, seeing how much precipitation it produced south of here. 3-5″ of SLEET fell in western Kentucky & southern Illinois to southeastern Missouri!
The strength of the Arctic high & extremely cold air is quite impressive. For it do go so deep into Texas & northern Mexico is quite rare in early March.
Final snowfall totals from system:
Highest total: 5.0″ Galveston & Walton
Lowest total: 2.0″ Veedersburg & Darlington
Looks like the heaviest totals in the state from the system occurred in our viewing area & northward. Highest reported was 9.8″ at Portage, but that was due to lake enhancement. In southern Indiana, it was 80% ice with 1.5-3.5″ of snow, with a solid 1″ of liquid in many places.
Thank you everyone for your totals!
With lows likely to dip to 0 or below, we will likely break the record low temperature for early tomorrow morning.
It looks dry for the week, my only concern is a clipper north of here Wednesday night. A more southward track would bring wave of snowfall in here. Given the tendency for clipper tracks to be wobbly, will hold off on putting snowfall in for Wednesday night. However, it is possible & continue to be monitored.
We could be worse. Folks in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas & Mississippi are seeing their budding & blooming vegetation shrivel up in record cold. After many 70s & 80s, northern & central Texas saw record-breaking teens this morning!
On a better note 40s will return by Friday!