Hello everyone out there! What a CRAZY week we have had here. Kelly has been staying late and Mike and I have been coming in early to learn our new system. It has been stressful trying to learn something new and great for our viewers in only 1 week! Hopefully it will be a seamless transition and I know you all will love the new look. Today has been the WORST! Kelly needed some help in the morning so I got here at 7 am and I am still here at midnight!
Ok enough of the AMAZING weather system :) On to the weather and the blog. I really appreciate Mike taking the time to do this for you all. He comes in earlier than required and usually stays late to update and post things for you to read. Alot of the things he posts are the newest information that he can get. We love that you all take the time out and read this and post replys. The funny posts make us laugh and will help keep us awake tonight. We will have LOTS of snow measuring to do.
Our forecast from earlier in the day is not off by as much as some think. Earlier we said there would be some snow in the evening and the heavy stuff would be after 10 PM. Well...ok off by a couple hours, but you'll have that. Everyone was off...the NWS, Indy, Ft Wayne. It still looks like we will get lots of snow. Maybe a couple inches less than originally expected.
The latest info from our new in-house model shows about 3 inches less than earlier. The reason it is changing so much is because it is a smaller and of slightly less quality than the NWS models. The NWS models are even changing a bit from earlier. After looking at ALL the data, I PROMISE we will get snow. There are 3 things that almost guarentee it.
1. The low is in Arkansas....yes it isn't even here yet. This means it will be snowing from now until the time the low FINALLY gets here. As we all know...it's slow :)
2. The snow moving in is getting heavier. There is ALOT of moisture being pulled up from the Gulf and it is going right to the center of the storm.
3. Live Doppler 18 is ALL green - Our doppler is weaker than most radars...espically the NWS radar. For our doppler to pick up any snow it HAS to be heavy.
Ok I am turing the blog back to Mike :) He went to get some food so I better go before he catches me ;)