Our morning crew is reporting slick roads, but not too much in the way of blowing and drifting snow since the snow is a heavy snow. We also had some sleet mix in on the east-side of Lafayette. This is also holding snow totals down. One thing to be careful of this morning is shoveling snow. It is a heavy wet snow. Here I am shoveling outside. Yes, I do windows also! :)
The main reasons we have had less snow than expected:
1) The dry slot cut down on our totals before midnight.
2) The storm track moved 100 miles farther to the northwest so Central Illinois became the bullseye.
3) An icy mix moved farther north and west as a result also cutting down on our snow totals.
4) Our weather models continue to have a southeast bias with storm tracks and it can mean huge changes to a snowfall forecast. This problem needs resolved.
I will keep you in the loop. I did call the National Weather Service and they also agree with this assessment. I am going to get a few hours sleep. In the meantime, please be careful on the roads and shoveling snow since it is so heavy. Remember to take frequent breaks. The average shovel loaded with 16 pounds of snow ends up moving 192 pounds of snow if you load your shovel about 12 times a minute. That's almost 2,000 pounds being lifted in just over 10 minutes!