Saturday, December 6, 2008

Parade Weekend Features Santa, Wind, Cold, & Light Snow

Now I cannot control the weather but I am looking forward to doing something about it today! Head out to the COMMUNITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER on 4th Street in downtown Lafayette today where Stephanie Davis, Sue Scott, Niccole Caan, and I will help to distribute Coats for Kids. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Of course do not forget about the 5K YMCA Jingle Bell Run at 9 a.m. We have parades all over the area with the Monticello parade today between 1 and 2 p.m. The Frankfort Christmas Parade is at 6 p.m. tonight an
d the Lafayette Christmas Parade in Sunday at 2 p.m. Nature will continue to parade more cold weather along with wind and light snow in the forecast. Although Sunday looks half-way decent with lighter winds and some sunshine! Watch out for next week. We could have a big wintry storm in here by Tuesday and I am still favoring mainly snow. Here are a few maps below to keep you updated on things! Have a great weekend!

My kids and their friends were cooped up in our mini-van before the start of the parade last year when we had downpours of rain. Not this year! It looks much better even if we have to put on a few layers.

Will the storm track stay just to our south and east along the Ohio River? That is the question. Right now the model that hit our first snow really well 4 days before the fact is showing all snow for us and heavy snow at that. We will know more as we get closer of course but at least we are ready now for a big storm later Monday into Tuesday.


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Anonymous said...

Sounds good Mike!

I have one map showing a Mix of a rain then changing over to all snow and another showing mostly snow! I do agree we will see and know more as it gets closer!!

We all need to keep everybody updated so we all can be ready! I like to think if we at least have an idea as to whats coming we can be ready for it!!

Have a great day Bloggers Mike and everbody!!

Jolly Justin in Lafayette :-)LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Hey all "wonderful Teri" here, too funny, It has been snowing fairly hard, and with the winds it's almost like a white out at times. Very hard to see across the street.

Afraid what the roads are like, My street and walks are snow covered, and snow is drifting...:((

I am sure jolly Justin and informative Mary Anne LOL! will keep us updated on whats going on their way.

Be careful out there its down right nasty.

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, When I was reading the blog somehow I missed the 6 or more inches of snow or freezing rain on Monday into Tuesday!

Thank you Mike for the update!
This is my grocery store week, I bet they will be packed:((

Snow has let up in Laf. glad it did!

Teri in Laf.

Brow said...

Its still coming down pretty decent here in Monticello. I've been up since 7am watching it when I should have been sleeping in. :)

Here's a photo (don't mind the exercise ball):

Have a good weekend everyone!

Anonymous said...

Great photo Brow, or is it witty Brow? LOL.

I couldnt get a good pic, because the winds were just too strong..

Traffic is moving slow, I walked out to get the paper and my street is snow covered and slick!

I have been up since 7:00 watching this as well, the wind woke me up.

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Hi bloggers, be very careful out there, cars are sliding everwhere! When I stopped at a stop sign I could not get going, too slick , THE ROADS ARE BAD AND NOT JUST IN PATCHES


Anonymous said...

Hey there.

I currently have Three quarters of an inch to an inch of snow! It should be starting to stop here in Lafayette real soon! I'M baby sitting my rodar and watching it closely! I will keep you posted!

And do take it slow my street is All snow!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Nathan said...

It seems as though the snow was underestimated by Mr. Prangley and the weatherteam. I am on the southside of Lafayette and I have about 1.10" in the gauge. It's really windy too!

We were going to do Christmas shopping at 11, but I think I'll wait until the roads get better.

Anonymous said...

I just checked the radar, and it is showing a bow echo, just like with rain but its snow, is that possiable?????

Anonymous said...

Here is something from the NWS for anyone who has to go out today! to take note of!!!!!


I think SLick roads are going to be a main Forecast FOCUS!! Winds today between 20 and 25mph gusts near 30mph at times so YES blowing and drifting snow will be watched as well!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Nathen you should wait to go out, I am not kidding, the road crews have been out, but the roads are bad. Any reports of slid offs yet, if not I am surprised!

Also at time you cannot see!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Jolly Justin:) right now it seems to be all snow and wind, My car windows are covered with ice and snow. I am watching my neighbors skate on the walk ways, in their shoes:)

Another snowy Sat!


Anonymous said...

cars are fish tailing everwhere

Anonymous said...

Just checked out how much snow! I have a current total of
((One Inch!)) Still snow showers out there!

Mike and I are not the only ones forecasting a half inch to and inch of sonw. But also the NWS and Sky Track as well.

It is nice to wake up to snow however! :-) IDK how much we get!!!!! :-) Just be safe on the roads!

Justin in snowy Lafayette!

Anonymous said...

on the south side of lafayette I have close to 2 inches.

Anonymous said...

snow showers have turned into snow flurries! They are starting to let up! Still have an inch of snow! I will check it again when it is fully stoped!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Slick roads lead to
minor accidents
Slide-offs up
Last Edited: Saturday, 06 Dec 2008, 11:23 AM EST
Created On: Saturday, 06 Dec 2008, 11:22 AM EST

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WEST LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Police Department reported a few minor accidents and slide-offs due to slick roads.

West Lafayette Police Department reported minor accidents in the area.

Boone County Sheriff's Department reported a few minor accidents due to slick roads.

Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported slick roads.

Cass County Sheriff's Department reported one slide-off.

Clinton County Sheriff's Department reported a few minor accidents and slide-offs due to slick roads.

Fountain County Sheriff's Department reported a few minor accidents and slick roads.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Department reported slick roads.

Newton County Sheriff's Department reported slick roads.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department reported a few minor accidents and slick roads.

Indiana State Police, Lafayette Post reported slick roads throughout its entire I-65 district.

Police warn drivers to slow down as roads are dangerous at this time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the snow is letting up, but a litte more on the way?

Anonymous said...

Maybe a little more for Fountain County, But for us I would not rule out some snow flurries / Flakes through out the day!!

I think Blowing and drifting snow will be what's to watch now!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey Justin, I just heard that some counties north of tipp are under a winter weather adviorsy till 5:00pm

Anonymous said...

Yep thats right.

Some of the Counties in the WLFI Viewing area would be Starke, Puliski, White, Cass, Miami, and Fulton, Counties!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I'll Check back in with you all later on tonight with my final snowfall total of the day!! Have a great day!

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow!!!!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Just got in, the roads are a better than this am. but still slick, dont be fooled. Snow flurries and some freezing drizzle now in Laf.

I just people would slow down when driving in this stuff so we all can be safe

Anonymous said...

Yep a little freezing drizzle here as well! All has stoped for now looks like most of the snow has moved on. Still a chance for some possible snow flurries out there though!

Still my total snowfall if right at 1.0 One inch! No more no less!

I'll check back later tonight Have a great day Bloggers!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hey...most other weather sources are showing our area with little in the way of snow...mostly freezing, naturally, as a snow lover knowing little about the science behind snow, I am very worried. What do you think bloggers?

Anonymous said...

Was a fun morning for snow, that is if you didnt have to drive in it.

Anonymous said...

is it not common sense to slow down when there is snow or ice on the ground? get used to it the snow is here to stay this December.

Anonymous said...

Who are you addressing, the ones who use caution or the ones who dont, yes get used to it tis December, but those who need to be out are in danger of those who drive too fast.

Anonymous said...
is it not common sense to slow down when there is snow or ice on the ground? get used to it the snow is here to stay this December.

December 6, 2008 2:36 PM

Anonymous said...

Just took the dog out and the wind is really blowing that snow! I was up at 6:15 this morning and I was really happy to see a nice fluffy snow! It's better than the wet slushy mess we experienced last week!
I didn't see any freezing drizzle though. We all better prepare for Tuesday's snow! Bundle up out there!

Carrie in West Lafayette.