Yes! I did see my first snowflakes along with other Lafayette residents last night. I was a the LAGC state gymnastics meet in Noblesville. The Lafayette team and my Abbey did a wonderful job! Abbey shows off all her bling and gives her patented big salute! Miss Cindy even treated the girls to a little ice cream. What a coach! During our little dinner break is when the excitement hit. We saw a few fluries in our headlights. I checked with the other parents to make sure I wasn't seeing things, especially after all our model runs were showing less than a 10% chance of it happening. But I know you never say never in Indiana and I was loving life after those flakes starting coming down. The wind was even more vicious and added to the excitement. On the way home last night we also saw flurries on Interstate 65....Zionsville exit...Lebanon exit....Frankfort exit....the Dayton exit or first Lafayette exit. Our director Allie saw a few flurries in Lafayette at 2 a.m. last night while carving pumpkins! Today a few more snowflakes were reported across Jasper, Pulaski, Rochester, and Miami Counties thanks to the lake-effect. Now the big story tonight will be a freeze warning in effect with perhaps a few flurries. I will check back shortly and talk more about this including the wind damage reported in Chicago. Yes, a hot chocolate advisory is still in effect. Blog on to stay warm!
Wow! Look what I found from the C-MAN station in Michigan City. This is basically a fancy word for a weather station located on one of the three lighthouses at Michigan City. There was a 71 mph wind gust at 6 p.m. While I did not find any pictures from Michigan City the National Weather Service in North Webster shared this picture from Diana Pickering with us. This was taken not far away at Silver Beach in Michigan. That is one angry wind and a cold one too! Look at our weather watcher highs for our Monday.
These are temperatures we would usually find in late November and early December. The wind certainly made it feel more like December. Wind gusts hit 37 mph yesterday and today they were howling between 20 and 30 mph. We did have a report of 3 foot drifts....leaf drifts that is from Mark and Madelyn our weather watchers in Kokomo. It may be some time before we actually can get outside and actually get some good raking done. Our wind speeds will stay up for much of the week. We may see enough high pressure nose in on Wednesday afternoon and maybe some lighter winds moving in for later Saturday and Sunday. But remember the wind is a sign of the battle of seasons that takes place this time of year and it looks like autumn and winter will continue to fight it out for the next several weeks. The bigger your temperature changes on the weather map means you will inevitably have big pressure differences causing the wind to speed up. So it is the time of year Indiana is known as "Windiana". Batten down the hatches, we have only just begun.