Friday, December 19, 2008

Warm Temperatures Aloft Holding Down Ice Accumulations

I just measured .10' of ice here in West Lafayette. The one thing I have noticed is that it is now more soggy than icy and our temperature has risen just above 30 degrees. The tree branches are not really being weighted down or showing signs of ice stress which is excellent. This is a very good sign. I will be back to tell you why shortly.

By the way thanks for staying up with me. I cannot thank you enough for blogging. I just wish you all could be here at WLFI with me. It would be one big weather party! But at least everybody is safer at home and we can get more reports this way. Let me gather up a few maps and radar shots for your enjoyment.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike I have some BIG puddles outside as well! The rain is still coming down good but I still only have a Tenth of an inch of ice!

Current Temperature is 31.5!

Justin in Lafayette

pam said...

Thanks Mike! We love staying up with you :)

pam said...

It is 28.7 degrees in Monticello..yikes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike!! Doing an awsome job!!!


T

Anonymous said...

We might get lucky!!??

T

mjr said...

Thanks Mike!!!

Anonymous said...

So does this mean we may get some thunderstorm action???

Anonymous said...

Well now that its just raining it's making me sleepy...gosh darn it!!lol


T

Anonymous said...

Was hoping to not have to take my final tomorrow....

-Anonymous Purdue Student

Anonymous said...

The winds kinda picking up a little bit!!

T

pam said...

Hard to believe i am only 45 mins from lafayette and this is what the NOAA sight just put up for Monticello area..

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 147 AM EST
ICE ACCUMULATION RATES OF UP TO 2 TENTHS OF AN INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. THIS WILL QUICKLY MAKE
ROADS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO TRAVEL ON AND TREES AND POWER LINES
TO BEGIN TO ICE UP. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ACROSS THE AREA THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT.

Anonymous said...

YIKES!!

T

Anonymous said...

Just had the first car drive down my street which a havent seen in ..well...hours!! He was moving pretty slow...sounded more slushy than anything...

T

pam said...

Channel 13 out of indy has a few closings posted but they are in noblesville, muncie and south of us

pam said...

The tree in my front yard has quite a lot of ice on it!

Anonymous said...

Well night all should get some rest since LSC never closes...lol...just in case I need to round my girls up in the morning!!!

T

pam said...

Night T,

Hope all is good for you n yours in the morning!

Anonymous said...

I can hear it pouring out there!

pam said...

How many of us are still awake?

Anonymous said...

mike posted an update

Anonymous said...

It's after three and I just came in from shoveling slush off of my walk and driveway. (I probably worry my neighbors, HA!)