Saturday, November 29, 2008

Snowstorm Update: Snow Day Possible For Kids on Monday

BREAKING WEATHER BLOG NEWS:

Alright! My heart is beating fast and I am running around the yard preparing for our first big snow of the season. I had a weather team 18 conference call and we discussed the latest runs. The big things that we are watching:

1) The low pressure coming in late tonight and Sunday is even stronger.

2) The low pressure will cut-off aloft ealier which means this event should be mainly a snow event for the entire Lafayette viewing area. Kokomo, Crawfordsville, and Frankfort (even Randy's house---will have mainly snow)

3) This storm is coming in two pieces. We will get a burst of snow tomorrow morning into early afternoon and then see a bit of a lull before another band of snow moves in Sunday night and Monday with more accumulations.

4) Wind and blowing and drifting snow will become issues late Sunday night into Monday. This combined with more snow in the forecast may make it tough to open schools on Monday. Can you say snow day kids?

5) Accumulations will be increased for the entire viewing area for 3 to 5 inches of snow with some locally heavier amounts due to lake enhancement in Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, and northern White Counties. Rensselaer could easily see 6 inches or more of snow.

6) The dynamics with this storm are very impressive and with a roaring jet stream involved this forecast will have to be watched carefully. The latest trends look more and more impressive....for now though a 3 to 5 inch forecast is certainly looking solid.

7) Make sure if you have relatives flying home tomorrow to get them to the airport extra early and if you have late flights try to move them up to the early morning. Things will go downhill in a hurry on Sunday. Make sure to have your winter survival kits ready and if you have friends and family on long road trips tomorrow, advise them to leave if they can this evening.


Saturday Night & Sunday With Meteorologist Mike Prangley

Forecast Focus:
Our first significant snowstorm of the season is on the way. A winter wonderland will develop Sunday morning with tricky travel expected throughout the day on Sunday and Monday with occasional snow likely for 30 hours once it moves in. Temperatures will fall to near freezing Sunday with wind and blowing snow becoming concerns late Sunday night into Monday. Enjoy the good sleddding and if at all possible try to stay off the roads on Sunday and Monday.

Saturday Night: Snow develops after 4 a.m. It may briefly begin as rain but it will quickly change to snow. Lows will be in the lower 30s with an east wind near 5 mph.

Sunday & Sunday Night: Occasional snow likley with 2 to 3 inches of snow likely by early evening. Another one to two inches of snow Sunday night into Monday will bring total accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. Areas closer to the lake could see 6 inches or more of snow. This is a developing storm so make sure to stay tuned. Temperatures will hover near freezing and the wind will be northeast at 5 to 10 mph on Sunday and turn northwest by late day and at night and increase to 10 to 20 mph and gusty.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!hard to believe so much snow,with the the warm temps today Sounds like this is going to be a wild one:(( My daughter is going to be thrilled, she LOVES SNOW, but she loves school as well! I dont think she would fuss too much about a snow day!

Thanks for the update mike.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

who is the under the winter storm watch???????? its posted on TV18

Brow said...

Yeah this is crazy! We (white co) just got bumped up to a few more inches.

My only complaint that it is gonna be on Monday...so I will have to make my way out to work in it. :(

Oh well, bring on the snow!

Anonymous said...

I heard Brow!!! by the sound and looks of things Monday might be rough going!

Anonymous said...

This storm is gaining more power from what I read. Mike warned us !

Tipp co

Anonymous said...

I am surprise Justin is not posting

Boilermom said...

Bring it on!!!! I am so ready for this!!!

Anonymous said...

I love snow and I'm glad when winter acts like winter should!
However, as someone said yesterday...please, everyone, be careful on the roads. Especially, "watch out for the other guy"

I am also keeping a dear family in my thoughts: friends of ours who are preparing for their mother's calling and funeral on Sunday/Monday.

Anonymous said...

I have been here not posted much been busy trying to keep up with all this wild Indiana weather!

Mike is right about some gusty winds at times later that night of Snuday into Monday! And some on Monday!

I will most likely be up late tonight watching and waiting for our first snow system to move into our area!! Mike I will try to get some pictures!

This will be fun as long as we all are ready! And be smart on the roads!!

I'll keep checking back!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

It is looking like we will have the moisture to work with which is a big PLUS for all snow lovers!:-)
Can't wait to see all the white stuff on the ground outside by tomorrow!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

With this system changing I wonder how much snow we will get? I am sure everyone is wondering.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike...thanks for all the great updates...I was curious though, when I found that we aren't in any sort of winter storm watch...and nws seems to have our Lafayette area seeing less snow than 3-5 in.

What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks,
A big snow lover.

Anonymous said...

there are winter weather adviories and winter storm watches for counties north of tipp.still our viewing area, I have my weather radio on now Tipp. co is on the line.

Anonymous said...

just wait, will be isssued soon

Anonymous said...

Well snow is not east to forecast! it is like forecasting temperatures which it has been said to be one of the hardest things to forecast!

I'M currently looking at the 2" to 4" inch range for us but I would not set anything in stone just yet! However I do think the people up around the lakes will see the Bigger amounts! With all that Lake effect snow to deal with!

Indiana weather can be fun to track but very tricky!!!!! You never know what you will get.

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

How are we going to get alot of snow when the highs are going to be in the upper 30's

Anonymous said...

We are expecting a high tomorrow of around 36* degrees and as the day gos temperatures will start to fall!

So the snow may be wet at first then we are expecting a cold blast of air on the back side that should make it a more dry and solid snow.

Justin

Anonymous said...

Looks like the stuff is starting to cross the state line:)

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh,glad my kids cant read this blog, I would never get them into bed. snow is good, but a snow day is even better to them, I wont say a word , cause if there would be a snow day they wont annouse untill we are ready to hit the road.

Anonymous said...

WaaHoo! You go, Mike!

Anonymous said...

Sounds Great,
I Hear 5+ inches for Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody can you feel all the tension building?? :-) As the snow is on its way!! I think this is really something and by that I mean it really will get us all in the Christmas spirit!!!!! :-)

(The first Snow of the season!)

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

OH BOY!!!!!!!!

This is the news that I needed to hear after coming home from a stressful Thanksgiving! Too bad my golden shovel day was off. I had it for Tuesday. Stink. Oh well, I was feeling bad for Mike already...wish that I could meet him, but did not want him to have to shovel my drive!

So, are we looking at nasty roads from Attica to Lafayette tomorrow? We have to make it home from church around 1. Will we be successful???

Annie in Attica

Anonymous said...

Hey Annie,
With this being our first real snow of the season you should take your time and watch out for the other drivers! Everybody has to get use to driveing in the snow again!

So be care full..... Not everybody reapects the road ways!

Justin in Lafayette

So Ya the roads will be slick! If you take your time you should be ok!

Anonymous said...

Looks like its only going to be about an inch or two of slushy snow...

Anonymous said...

Wow...I sure like that latest prediction of 5-8 in. just north of me.

Anonymous said...

The temp has only dropped 2* since early this eve. I show 38*Still really nice out

Anonymous said...

The radar in motion looks wild, almmost looks like huge a hurricane,

Anonymous said...

Man, I could sure use a snow day...hopeful now.

Anonymous said...

The rain over in West IL, is really starting to change into snow!

Things are still looking on track at this time! We will have to watch for some Gusty winds on Monday! 20 to 25 mph some could gust near and or around 30 mph at times!

We will have to put on the Heavy coats as we go out!!!!!

Roads will be slick as the first batch of snow may be wet! So take it slow out there!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

White County, is now in a Winter weather advisory! They was in a winter weather watch!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I'M going to try to get some sleep.
I will see you all here in the morning! :-)

Justin

Anonymous said...

Let me be the first to report we have a nice winter wonderland out there with a nice white snow over the ground!!

This is for sure out first snow of the season!!!!!

I will try to get some pictures! It is a wet snow at this time but hey snow is snow!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

It changed over to all snow not to long ago! So it is really slick on some of the back roads!!!!!!

It should now be a more all snow event here on out!

Now I'M just waitingfor daylight so I can take some pictures!! :-)
Now it is really feeling like we are going into December!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Justin did you sleep at all last night? I didnt, was up and down looking out the window LOL!
The last time I looke out was around 4:00 this morn, not doing much at all.

Woke at 6:30,surprise!everything is covered ith snow. BEAUTIFUL!! Was going to go back to sleep, but decided on making coffee and sitting in front of window and watch the snow fall

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

also I have a temp of 32* hope it dosent warm up much and melt the snow. I messured about an inch,its not covering the roads and walks ,I was out already playing, my dogs love catch snowballs. I am glad my neighbors are a sleep for I am still in my robe, my hair is soaked though, still comming down good.

Teri

Anonymous said...

tipp co is also under the winter weather adviorsy till noon. No more snow after that:(((((