And the winner is......Rochester in Fulton County has a whopping 6.1 inches of snow. The other higher totals are coming in northeast of Lafayette with a solid 2 to 4 inches of snow being reported from about 5 miles west of Kokomo up through Miami County. The farther north and east you travel this morning the worse the driving conditions. A heavy swath of 6 to 8 inch snows extends through much of northern Indiana.
Here in Tippecanoe County, I have shot an air ball so far on this sectional Tuesday with most locations coming in at a half-inch to one inch. Well, you can say I at least grazed the iron. The original forecast had 1 to 2 inches by 7 a.m. with another 2 to 4 inches during the day. I still think as our low pressure deepens and moves by we will have at least 1 to 3 more inches of snow. I still see a late rally coming on and as expected the heaviest snow will be this morning and early afternoon. Never give up or let your guard down. Two rules to live by in basketball and forecasting. Expect snowfall totals of close to 4 inches in Lafayette before all is said and done by late this afternoon, which is on the lower end of the original 4 to 6 inch forecast, but with blowing and drifting snow, receiving a couple inches less will not make a huge difference on the roads. Monticello and points northward should end up with the 6 to 8 inches of snow originally called for with isolated 10 inch amounts for Fulton County. Roads which are still slushy this morning will quickly become icy with blowing and drifting snow a concern with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph expected. The Des Moines airport already has had to close due to blowing, drifting, and white-out conditions. At times visibilities here at home will also be reduced to less than a quarter mile so please be careful. Here are other snowfall totals this morning: