Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Winter Wonderland is on the Way!

Let it snow....let it snow....let it snow! ANTICIPATION! Teri Trent sent in this song which is a nice change up to the more traditional blog snow songs we all sing together!

Even though I am excited for all the snow lovers out there I do have concerns about this snow. It is the first one of the year and it is also a busy travel day. That is not a good combination. So make sure you really slow it down on Sunday and if you have family or friends traveling make sure they know that the best traveling will likely be before late tonight and early Sunday. I would not wait until Sunday to travel and if they do expect delays and take a winter survival
kit just in case. I do not see a lot of wind with this system and with temperatures hovering just above freezing that should help the roads a bit. But with heavier bands of snow possible there will certainly be some icy spots on our area roadways.

The one thing that jumped out at me tonight was not the model runs. As you all know, I am not a model-hugger. What impressed me was the dynamics of this developing system which will be fed by a jet stream roaring in at over 200 mph. This tends to help back the storm track much farther west and north than anticipated and this is why I have shifted the heavier bands of snow farther west on the new map above. There could be a possible mix of rain and snow in our southeast counties and that is why accumulations toward Crawfordsville, Frankfort, and Kokomo are a little lower. If those areas stay all snow we can increase the amounts. There could be a thin line of 4 inch plus snows b
ut for now we will stick with 2 to 4 inches and we can add on later. The main thing now is that we are ready! Here are a couple more maps below to help you with timing. We may get our first burst of snow in the morning, then a little break with a second round of snow Sunday evening with our second low pressure and this will last into early Monday. The second round may have more wind and lower temperatures to work with so even on Monday morning there could be some tough travel.

Brian Wolfe will be in today and our entire weather team will be working on this storm throughout the weekend. I am getting the Golden Shovel ready! I will check back with you as we get a little closer. God bless!


Anonymous said...

I'M ready Mike!

I hope we don't have to drive out anywhere! However I might have to get out and throw the Football around! :-) You know me I'M a BIG snow and football FAN! The two together is just great!!!!! :-)

No really everybody keep safe!! This is the first real snow!
The good thing is we know ahead of time! I think that is a big thing when it comes to our weather and really winter weather! And that is knowing ahead! That is how a lot of people get stuck in there cars and freeze to death.

If you don't know it's coming how do you get ready????? You see what I mean! But if we all drive safe and give yourself more time then you will be ok!! I like to say if you respect mother nature then she will respect you! Mother nature is a lady you don't want to mess with!!!!!

If you just be safe then you can really enjoy snow!

Have a good one everybody. Mike you better get some rest for you may be doing some SCOOPING! :-)

Justin in Lafayette

camden girl said...

i heard you mention camden this evening...while "it's a great place to call home", it stinks when it snows! surrounded by bare fields...winds and snow whip right through there! i hope for their sake the snow's not to bad!

have a great and safe weekend!


Boilermom said...

I work at local grocery store and the mere mention of snow the people go crazy! They rush in fearing they will be snowed in and can't get out!
Just all be safe and I hope all relatives return home safe.

Brow said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Thats what I am talking about...can't wait to see that snow!

Hope everyone had a good Turkey Day and I am loving these days off.

I actually had a chance to give my blog a Christmas makeover...Would be great to top it off with some sledding fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, snow on the holiday week end, I hope that most are paying attention to the forcast, and get an early start if they need to travel.

Will be pretty, for some folks have outside christmas lights up,and they look beautiful with snow on them.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Brow, I just checked out your blog for the first time, awesome! You are very creative!

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Hey Justin! do you think we are going to get snow???? Seems to warm

Anonymous said...

Snowfall! could it be a dream?
Will we get enough, to make snow ice cream?

For our weather people at tv 18
You work so hard and make a great weather team!

Anonymous said...

hurry everyone stock up on food and gasoline. you wont be able to leave your house for weeks, the snow will never melt
let it snow
let it snow
let it snow

Anonymous said...

I just got back from the store, needed pet food, was not busy at all! We are all just looking foward to our first snow fall of the year.

And yes it will melt.

Anonymous said...

Im sure will get snow and yes I agree it will melt in do time.

This is our first bigger snow so people have to get used to it again.

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey bloggers I just checked out a few thing's and Benton Newton and Jasper County is in a Winter weather advisory!!

This is Going to be smoething we all can have fun tracking!!
I'll check back later

Justin in Lafayette.