Saturday, December 15, 2007
Storm Begins to Show its True Colors Over Illinois
Okay, now this is more like it. So far this storm has been very tame. Well, it is now getting its act together over Tennessee with one inch snow rates per hour developing from near St. Louis to northwestern Indiana. This heavy snow will likely move into most of the Lafayette viewing area between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. With the low pressure rapidly developing I look for incredible lapse rates to develop with chances of thunder increasing. The atmosphere looks like it will be totally saturated at 3 a.m. all the way up to 30,000 feet. Now with all of that moisture available things could get really interesting in a hurry. I am getting my second wind and so is this storm. Lafayette has just recorded its first inch of snow with this storm. It may have taken 12 hours for the first inch, but come 3 a.m. we may see an inch of snow in only 40 minutes. Hold on to your seats! This storm may not have more snow than we saw with the blizzard back in February but the wind and snow will likely be more intense.