Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Winter Wonderland Before Our Icy Coating

Hey Mike,

Its Brow again (aka Jason Harrison)and I have another weather pic for you. This was taken at 4:00pm in Monticello and I was experimenting with Tilt Shift photography...they look like little toys don't they? :) Just thought you could use that on your blog for some fun.


Thanks Brow! I love the picture and even learned a thing or two. Stay safe when the freezing drizzle arrives this evening.

Diana Marion in Monticello shows us a winter wonderland with two inches of snow in Monticello before all was said and done! Justin New shows road conditions around the area before the freezing drizzle. This is why our winter weather advisory will continue through 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Temperatures hovering near 20 will not help matters.

3:39 p.m. Heaviest Snow over for Tippecanoe County

I took a quick break from the models and radars and just salted down the sidewalks outside WLFI. We are in at .80" of snow. It is very slippery outside. The good news is this snow is so light and fluffy you can even use a broom to clear it out of the way. Justin New gave us a snow to liquid ratio of an amazing 20 to 25 to 1. This means if we had an inch of precipitation we would have had about two feet of snow.

I see us receiving less than .10" of snow and ice as we head through the rest of today and tonight as the very weak area of low pressure moves right over us by 7 p.m. This will dry slot our area so anything that does fall will be light. But unfortunately when we are talking freezing drizzle it is a big deal. It will be just enough to keep travel hazardous. Be careful out there. You can see Justin's picture of the roads and this is before we have freezing drizzle in the mix tonight.


2:48 p.m. Snow Quickly Lifting North


We already have reports of a half-inch to one inch of snow. Things look on track for amounts to be near an inch in Lafayette with a 2 inch band in our far northern counties. So be careful on the roadways. The heaviest snow will be between now and 4 p.m. and then we will watch for freezing drizzle to move in during the evening for Lafayette. Areas farther north will see bands of snow last a little longer.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad that Hershey cancelled the 1st grade program tonight, my daughter was very excited to be in it but we want everyone safe!

ML

Anonymous said...

I just checked how much snow I have. A half inch of snow still coming down! Melted sample of snow is two tents of an inch.

Very cold!! Only 21.6* degrees.

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

It is slippery out there! Just got off of work, the kids at school were having a blast rolling around in the snow! Glad this is a light dry snow, for I know I would have been wacked by a snowball LOL!

The road crews are out, and working hard sanding and salting , but not helping much at this time.

If all just would take it slow driving, so many in such a hurry!

Be safe and do take it slow! If you need to go out tonight!

Teri in Laf.

Brow said...

Its getting close to that 3" mark here in Monticello right now.

Keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

man.......that's great....
Sunday looks hopeful....
Thanks mike.

Anonymous said...

And Brow I know I have at least 2.0 here in Remington. It really came down fast and furious for awhile. It is still snowing here, how about in Monty?

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

In Laf, we are just getting flurries and some freezing drizzle. Also a bit of fog. Wish it was all snow! Was beautiful looking out the school windows and watching big flakes coming down:)

Teri in Lf

Anonymous said...

also the wind is picking up! Brow it is one of those nights where your nose hairs freeze:) LOL!

T

Anonymous said...

He has already said his snot was froze! lol Brow is a funny dude! lol.....Or Weird?? :-)

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

I now have .75 snow and it is a mix of a light freezing drizzle outside right now!

Justin in Lafayette

Nathan said...

Hoping roads are okay so we don't have school delays tomorrow. :/

Anonymous said...

I agree with Nathan 100%.

Anonymous said...

Mike you don't sound so good today you get a Bug?????

Keep warm!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Hi bloggers, wind picking up a bit and now sleet/freezing drizzle?? I hear it hitting the windows of my home.

My car is covered with ice! Be careful getting foggy, and icy!

Teri in laf

Anonymous said...

LOL Justin, I am not a man so I dont let the snot freeze, I hope for the Kids sake there will be a school delay if the weather stays as is. Not fun for them waiting at bus stop; But its all about their safty. The schools will call if they feel it is for the best!

Nathan said...

The power lines are crackling from all of the ice! Anybody else notice that? I'm getting worried!

Anonymous said...

Teri How much snow do you have?

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Justin, One Inch, just at that:) We shoveled the walks about two hours ago, and now they are coated with with ice:( I havent been out since, well only to get the de-icer out of my car:) What amounts do you show at this time?

Nathan, I can hear the branches and lines crackling as well.

Teri

Anonymous said...

Thanks Teri,

I have Three quarters of an inch right on the nose! No more no less at this time! I to have the freezing drizzle. Really light at this time! Nothing is really thick on my gate. I don't even think there is a tenth of an inch yet!
Still slick!!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Yep Justin, a thin coating of ice, but thick enough to make it slick and a mess on cars!

Is a light drizzle at this time. I can hear the branches and lines crackling. My pine tree branches are drooping, prob. from the snow and the heavy burst of ice pellets we had:(

Teri

Anonymous said...

It's calming down here in West Lafayette. But morning travel to work is still going to be dangerous! I've seen the road crews are still out there cleaning the roads and putting down salt. I think the worst is over! I wish we had more snow coming! Let's just hope the forecast stays the same for Sunday! Let it snow!

Carrie, W. Lafayette

Anonymous said...

We need more snow. this is winter it is supposed to snow. it looks great out there. Be safe and enjoy it, this is what the season is about. Hopefully the highs near the end of the week dont melt this snow. 11 more inches is needed to meet mikes forecast of 15-20 for december. lets go mother nature.

Anonymous said...

from the radars I have been looking at more freezing stuff on the way, a short break we got. Now what about thurs and friday? Could be very scary for us, maybe for those in the northen counties. who knows but needs to be watched

Anonymous said...

Any notice the sky? Very bright and beautiful. Looks like morning!

T

Anonymous said...

Hey all you might want to check your mailboxes! I just checked mine and it is frozen shut. I also have a box where my news paper is delivered, it is frozen too. I feel for those who have to deliver the paper and mail, we count on them and what they go though! Clean your walks if you can!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean I always feel bad for our Mail man!

They go out in the Rain Snow Sleet Ice and Thunderstorms! I think they got a tough JOB!!!!!

For all who have pets don't forget to scoop a path for them as well!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

are we in the all clear yet?? or more on the way during the morning hours>>>>>>?????

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! I WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT THURSDAY'S WEATHER! THANKS FOR THE UP DATE MIKE, NOW I A GETTING SCARED!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

A tenth of an inch of ice here Mike.

Justin in Lafayette.

renee said...

well glad we are staying in thursday(our day off)...nothing like getting off work and have to work to get the ice off the windows lol....on my way in every step i took crunched and under was the nice fluffy snow....be safe all
renee in laf.