Saturday, December 15, 2007
Developing Snowstorm Thunders Our Way & Has Forecasters on Edge
It is incredible that .25" of ice has been reported in Frankfort with this system and reports of freezing rain have reached all the way up to almost Michigan. While the freezing rain has held down forecast snow amounts it looks like thunder snow tonight can more than make up for some lost time. Snowfall rates could be in the 1 to 3 inch per hour range based on the latest data and discussion with the weather service offices. The question of the night is exactly where will that thundersnow set up. So right now it looks like a solid bet that many of us will see that 10 inches of snow, but there will be a few of us with at least 14 inches of snow and even more depending on where it thunders. This storm has gone to the beat of its own drum and will make plenty of noise before all is said and done. It needs to be watched very carefully that is for sure. Our weather team is ready.