Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowy to Slushy With a Break in the Snow Until Late Tonight


Emily Jones sends in a picture of the beautiful scene greeting us this morning. How our world has changed in just a few hours! The good news is the road crews are quickly catching up on the roads with a break in the snow. The bad news is the slush is very hard for drivers to see and even though the roads do not seem so bad it is giving folks a false sense of security. Here is a picture of the slushy roads sent in by Justin New who probably got about 10 minutes sleep last night which is a few more minutes than me!

Numerous accidents have been reported around the area including interstate 65 near Lebanon so please be very careful out there even if the snow has stopped for now. If you can be patient the roads will continue to improve through the day as temperatures go above freezing and no accumulating snow expected until late tonight. You can see this in your day planner below.

The wind speeds will actually stay closer to 5 mph throughout the day and pick up out of the northwest tonight between 10 and 20 mph. The only surprise that nature threw us with this system was the dry slot moved into our area fast and furious. Take a look below.


We knew the dry slot was coming but it arrived a good 2 to 3 hours early and by 8:30 a.m. we were pretty much done. We really only had about a 3 hour period of moderate snow. This cut our accumulations in half. But overall the first call of 2 to 4 inches of total snowfall for today and Monday looks like it will prevail for most of the area. There will be some pockets of 3 to 5 inches closer to the lake and areas north and east of Lafayette by later on Monday with lake enhanced snowfall. The sad part is our nice snowy covering is turning to slush due to temperatures above freezing. It will not be the best sledding but for our first snow we will take it. In a nutshell nature has really let us off the hook. Even if you love snow, it really is good news with all the travelers out there today. Here is your snowfall map below that we will continue to update.


Justin New is on top of things and has some more picture postcards from this morning! Thanks Justin.

Now I need to go do some shoveling! A big congratulations to Amber Crider of Lafayette. She is our Golden Snow Shovel winner! I will have to ask her what her big secret is on long-range forecasting. Wow, what a great job! I just got off the phone with her and she is ecstatic! I would be too! She deserves free Mad Mushroom Pizza for the year after that great forecast. I need to hurry up and get out there before all the snow melts on her driveway! STRETCH....STRETCH 2, 3, 4....LET'S GO! Have a great day bloggers! Keep an eye on tonight and be careful out there. I will be back with pictures and keep those great pictures coming. I will post as many as I can. Even send in some dog pictures. Those are always great!


45 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just sent out my puictures!

Cool picture Emily,

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Good for you Justin, my camera is not working:( Is so beautiful out there, and yes very pretty photo Emily!

I have pine trees in my yard and the limbs are weighted down with snow. Wish I could get some pics.

Hey Justin, how are your dogs taking to the snow? Mine were surprised, and I could not get them to come in, they wanted to play catch, with snow balls. Silly critters.

I am sitting infront of my window watching the driping of melting snow:(

Teri

Anonymous said...

My dog is doing the same thing as in playing with snowball!

I will have to get back out and play some more with him or he will be MAD at me lol.....:-)

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I got a few pictures of my dog Dobby. Willie my sisters little Chihuahua is not a big fan of snow and did not want to go out! LOL!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike I checked my snowfall total this morning at 9:am and it read 2" Inches on the nose! Now it is slowly starting to melt! But my temperature is currently staying steady at 34* degrees! Hope it cools back down real soon LOL!!!!! :-)

Have a great snowy day Everyone!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Funny Justin about your dogs, my one boy went for a walk, I did get a pic of him, but he was not happy I made him sit in the snow!

Still watching the weather for tonight and tomorrow.

Teri

Anonymous said...

I bet he is MAD at you Teri! LOL :-)

It is a little foggy out there right now with all this melting snow!!! Be carefull out there when driveing!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Justin, we must be on the same track here, I just noticed how foggy it is getting! Very foggy.

Well my dog was and was not happy, if Mike posts the pic, you will see what I meant.

Wow more snow on the way!

Teri in Laf.

Carrie said...

Is anyone else worried about this slushy mess freezing tonight?

I noticed that Mike has forecasted snow again next weekend! YEAH!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have been watching, and the roads in the city of Laf, are mostly clear, the road crews have done a wonderful job. However I have not been on the county roads, I am sure they could be a mess.

And there is more snow in the forcast. We will have to stay tuned to the blog or our fav wx site.

Anonymous said...

Ya Teri I sent in a picture of My boy Dobby catching snowballs in his mouth! It was Funny to watch him!! He loves it!! :-)

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

How much for next weekend? Its nice to get this snow ...but i want a BIG snow.......6in. at least lol.....whats a wx? I have always really enjoyed reading this blog site ( never posted before) but ive had alot of trouble with it.goes really slow and freezes up my computer. anyone know whats going on with that?

Anonymous said...

From what I've seen on accuweather.com, we could see quite a good snow next weekend...
but thats pretty far out...Guess I'll just enjoy this one.

Anonymous said...

anyone know how much snow for tonight is in the forcast.

Anonymous said...

any school delays or closings in the forcast, doubt it

Anonymous said...

The last I heard, 1-3" for tonight and tomorrow.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Justin must be sleeping and waiting for the snow to start again

Anonymous said...

Well, made it to Lafayette and back today. I was very excited to see the snow this morning, but hoping for more tonight!!! Ummmm...I would like about 2 inches. Is that ok to ask for?

Anonymous said...

I'M still up LOL:-)

I will be right back with the latest snowfall totals!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

The wx channel just had a scroll that travel could be bad in the early am. with snow starting and wind just in time for the morning rush, 2 hour delay??? nope the students will be in the worst of it.

Anonymous said...

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED TOWARD DAYBREAK ON MONDAY...

A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PUSH ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA
OVERNIGHT. SNOW OVER ILLINOIS IS EXPECTED TO WRAP AROUND THIS
SYSTEM AND PUSH INTO CENTRAL INDIANA. SNOW FALL AMOUNTS AROUND 1
INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE...BUT SOME AREAS COULD SEE UP TO 2 INCHES.

FURTHERMORE AS THE LOW PASSES ON MONDAY MORNING...WEST WINDS OF
15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH WILL BLOW ANY NEW SNOW
ABOUT. THIS MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY WHICH CAN MAKE TRAVEL MORE DIFFICULT.

THIS APPEARS TO BE THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON THAT MAY OCCUR
DURING A MORNING RUSH HOUR. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON TRAVELING ON
MONDAY MORNING...EXERCISE CAUTION...ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR
DESTINATION AND REMEMBER YOUR WINTER TIME DRIVING SKILLS.

Anonymous said...

Dose the closings on the new web site work? I know all is being revambed.

Anonymous said...

OK here is the latest!

I'M looking at another Inch possible so we will put us in the
1" to 2" inch range! Winds will be between 20 and 25mph Winds could however gust near 30mph at times so we will have to be carefull!

So snowfall totals are not going to be anything big at this point and time!! Still we all know about slick roads!!

Now up north of us near the Lakes will see heaver amounts of snow!
do to Lake effect!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I am a huge snow lover, I almost never sleep when more than a couple inches of snow is in the forecast. However, I am a little concerned that issues we had with forecasts being off last year is rearing its ugly head again. If anyone else remembers every time we had snow forecast the totals would be significantly less than forecast. I hope that does not hold true this year.

Anonymous said...

Well, we did get the snow amounts forcasted for this am. snow is a tough to track. AS MOST SAID LAST YEAR, ONLY MOTHER NATURE KNOWS FOR EXACT

Anonymous said...

Accuweather.com says we could see 1-2"
tonight and an additional 1-2" Monday...What do you think Justin?

Anonymous said...

Well I have just looked at a few more things and I am trying to fine tune my stuff!

As of right now I am looking at around an Inch and a half! When all is said and done! Believe me I would like more!! But if we total up todays total snowfall with what we are expecting it will bring our total snowfall and final to somewhere between 2 to 4 Inch range! So What I'M saying is most likely another Inch to Inch and a half is possible! So I will stick as of now with that 1" to 2" inch range for tomorrow!

Also we will be cold out there as A cold blast hits! as well so don't forget your has as you go out!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey Justin going to stay up all night again? LOL! I have to get an extra early start in the morn. due to the forcast, The weather statement is of concern.

I just checked the radar, snow is getting close to the In state line from Il. I still think poss 1-3" range, but you are better at tracking snow than I am:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

We should start to see the snow flurries to snow showers start by around 4:am.

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I have no idea how long I will be up. I think I only got somewhere around two maybe three hours sleep last night!

I do know however after all this is done I will be sleeping like a baby! :-)

Hey everybody have their opinion so go for it :-) Indiana weather always makes me scratch my head! LoL!!!!! BUt I think it is fun at the same time!

Justin

Anonymous said...

OH boy Justin, just an hour before my alarm goes off:( Well I will try to sleep, but I know I will be waking looking out the window evey hour or so:))

Teri

Anonymous said...

Just heard about dry air working in over Illinois. any thoughts

Anonymous said...

Oh Justin, I hope you did not take me wrong! I am really awful at tracking snowfall! You are always on top on things:) I was up most of last night as well:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Oh No Teri you are FINE!!!!! :-)

Did not take anything worng at all:-)!! Hope you get some sleep tonight!

I hope if I do fall asleep My alarm wakes me up ! If not you all will know for I will be late to the blog LOL!!!!!

Justin

Anonymous said...

Sleep well our blogger friends, and be safe!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Night Teri---

Still up here. I have felt like that Disney commercial "I'm Too Excited To Sleep". :)

Attica has a nice steady flurry pattern. Not really a shower, but yet more than the normal flurry. It is a shurry. lol. Ok, so maybe I do need sleep.

Oh, and please forgive me, I keep posting and forget to sign out with my name!!!

Annie in Attica

Anonymous said...

Getting the same in Laf. its odd out, instead of the sound of dripping snow, I now hear the crackling of ice.

Anonymous said...

It's snowing already in laf. and sticking. wonder what the morning will bring

Anonymous said...

Yep a light snow here as well!

Time will tell what we will see!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Well I'M going to try to get a little sleep! I will try my best to get back on here as early as I can in the morning!

See you all then!!
What a GREAT way to start DECEMBER!!!!!

Justin

Anonymous said...

Lots of heavy wet snow on my car, and very windy, think goodness, it's not to cold. Give yourself extra time this morn, gang

Have a good day

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

I got another Half Inch to an Inch nothing big this time around! Yes Teri still give yourself more time!!

I still think this is a good first snow!!

Have a great day Blogger!! I will talk to you later!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for some more snow! I'm sad to hear the snow is dwindling down for the most part. Although, the wind is picking up out there!! BRRRR....

Carrie

Anonymous said...

I had ice on my car windows when I got off work at 3:30. Roads are wet, still be careful for there are still slick spots, and be careful on foot, I almost went down in a parking lot, couldnt tell ist was ice.

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I had a total snowfall of 2" Inches.

Right now I just checked the total and have another Half inch for today bringing my Final total from Yesterday and today to two and a half inches!

Still a light flurry out there and only a light dust on the bricks in the back yard! And yes it is windy out there I just heard from my Dad that the north south roads on 231 are haveing drifting snow! So be carefull!!

Have a great evening Bloggers I will talk to you later.....

Justin in Lafayette