Monday, December 31, 2007

Winter Storm Moves In....Heaviest Snow Stays North of Lafayette

The latest snow totals coming in from Illinois are impressive with nearly 6 inches of snow reported near Kankakee. This heavy snow band will pivot into Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, and Fulton Counties tonight. These are the areas that look to end up with the heaviest snow. I will also include White, Cass, and Miami Counties in the 3 to 6 inch snow band.

Here in Lafayette the storm track has shifted far enough north where we will be in the lighter amounts or closer to 1 to 3 inches of snow before all is said and done. Indianapolis will likely end up with only about an inch of snow. Two things have changed with this storm in the last 6 hours. Colder air is taking its time moving in which is cutting down on snow totals and the dreaded dry slot has worked into much of the area due to the low pressure tracking about 40 miles farther north than earlier model runs indicated.

But remember travel will become rough through much of central and northern Indiana due to plummeting temperatures and wind gusts near 40 mph blowing the snow around. Have a safe and happy New Year!

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