Good morning Stef! Good morning Lafayette! You know there is a big storm when we are both here together. She is really full of energy even at 4 a.m. Okay here is the deal....most of us dodged the worse of the ice but not all of us. Here is the latest from Benton County.
Power out on NIPSCo circuit covering north Fowler and Earl Park area at 0345 ET, and continuing.
Rainfall passed 1" at 0400 in Earl Park. Period sof moderately heavy rain continues.. Ice accumulation of .4 - .5". though it appears that it is not building at this time. There has been thunderstorms in this area during the past hour.
Our videographer just got home and drove to Demotte. The roads are slick but passable. You just have to take your time that is for sure. Power outages as expected are more numerous north of the highway 24 corridor. The good news is I do not see much more in the way of ice accumulation as our temperatures continue to rise. In Lafayette we have risen to 33 degrees. Here is your up to date ice accumulation map.
I want to thank everybody for staying up with me all night. It really seemed like a blink of an eye thanks to you. When you are having fun time flies by. Keep in mind we will still have concerns of power outages with wind speeds picking up over the next hour, especially in those areas above that are in the .25" to .50" of ice. We just got a call of some power outages near Lake Freeman. Be safe and I will check back with you later. I hand the blog over to Stef. She will be doing shows but really appreciates all your comments and weather reports. So keep them coming and thanks again!