Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Storm Watch Tuesday Afternoon & Night

Here we go again we that familiar moist southwest flow aloft meeting our cold polar air mass at the surface once again. I think we will have a mix of snow and sleet tomorrow afternoon between 4 and 8 p.m. with an inch of snow and sleet not out of the question. The good news is our south to southwest wind should kick in quickly during the evening helping to changeover the mix to freezing rain and rain between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. and mostly rain thereafter. This is the timeline for Tippecanoe County southward. If you are north near Monticello add about 2 hours and in our far north including Rensselaer 3 hours to the changeover. I do think amounts will be very similar from south to north. Right now here is my breakdown.

1" of snow and sleet (closer to 2" from Monticello northward)
.10" of freezing rain
1" of a cold rain as tempeatures rise into the middle 30s by Wednesday morning.

I will continue to watch it very carefully for you. If there is some good news it does look like our period of freezing rain will be about half as long as last week with more snow and sleet involved. This could hold down accumulations on powerlines and trees. But we are still watching a developing storm and it is still too early to make a final call on amounts.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the up date Mike..for the grumpy posters, here is a site that might explain why all are in a bad mood! It is safe and tells the truth!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC9ftIE8XRQ

Brow said...

Yay! I will see more snow than most of you! :)

Let just hope that the ice stays away because it would be nice to have electricity on Xmas.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the sight..Kind'a sums up this Season. The truth of it chokes you up as well!

Anonymous said...

how true!!! liked the site:( tell it all!

Anonymous said...

I just read that freezing could be the rule for Tusday...we could see up to a third or an inch of ice:( before changing over to all rain, but must be watched close!

I liked the site as well....

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

freezing rain I meant!

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone lighten up including the regular posters. You treat this site like it's your private email domain. We all need to laugh at ourselves at times and not be so serious. We all like this site. That's why we read it. Mike's comments are interesting reading. EVERYONE have a merry and safe Christmas, snow or no snow.

Anonymous said...

Hey there bloggers I just had a Very Nice thing happen to my family and I!

I and my sister always go and help out our neighbors and they always say how lucky they are to have such nice people watching out for them! Well one of my neighbors is in her 70s and lives just acrossed the streat from me! So we often stop by and help her out! Scoop her drive when it snows Mow her lawn and just about everything and anything we can do! Even try to give her a Christmas gift every year! Well we just had a pizza guy knock at the door and droped off a larg pizza! When we asked who this was from? He said someone called in and placed an order and said to tell you this is from a greatful friend! I thought that was SSSSSSSooooooooooo Nice of her and just thought I would tell you all about that story!

She knows she did not have to do that! But I still thopught that was the nicest thing!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

How nice Justin, I had a sweet experiance today as well.

I was Christmas shopping, I had been up and down the same path of the store several times, in search of that special gift, I knew it just had to be there, I kept thinking I was over looking.. Well one last attempt, when I met up with a lady, we both looked down and saw a one dollar bill. She picked it up it was folded and stapled with a note inside, The note read From Jesus, for those who need a dollar...on and on...She looked at me with wide eyes and asked "what do we do with this?" we both agreed that it was to be left where it was found..However the item the special gift I was looking for, that lady guided me to. We had a nice conversation...and were of help to each other...We all know that a dollar wont go far these days...but that dollar bought a smile, and I met a wonderful Lady..

I hope the next person who finds/found that one dollar bill will receive the same as I did.

Teri

Anonymous said...

awwww how sweet.............

Anonymous said...

Wow Teri. That is a really deep story. What store was this? I'm having a hard time beleiving it...

Anonymous said...

Was a small discount store, Please believe me its true. At first the lady and I wondered of someone lost it, then we agreed we thought it was there for a reason..

Teri

Anonymous said...

Cool, good story.

Anonymous said...

Cool, good story.

Anonymous said...

I promise this did happen!

Teri

Anonymous said...

wished my neighbor's were that nice. and yes we do things for them but anyways be thankful you have such nice neighbors

Anonymous said...

Teri.....I believe you whole heartedly....God is all around us...we just don't see Him...You have received special grace from him....Merry Christmas!!!!

Weather....bet is fizzles just in time for all our family and friends to travel....least i hope....

superatc

Anonymous said...

Teri that is a GREAT story!!!!!

You all know what I think is really cool? Is Christmas is just around the corner and it is already working its magic! :)

Have a ver Merry Christmas everybody and Mike you to!

Justin in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

superatc, Thank you for your kind words.

I would enjoy a White Christmas, but could make it rough for those who need to travel...sounds like on Chirstmas eve day, all will turn to rain....We have to be careful tomorrow though!

Teri

Anonymous said...

Justin, well said about the magic of Christmas....:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

That is such a cool story. I think if we all slowed down, we would see the finer things in life that we all walk right by. Christmas, we should all just slow down and appreciate the simple things.

Merry Christmas to all!

-I am wishing for a white Christmas, but safe travel everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hey all have you checked the radars lately,,,lots of snow in IL, not far away

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stories by you both, Teri and Justin! Makes your heart happy doesnt it? And proves there are good people out here in our world. I wish with all my heart this "season" of giving could be with us all year long. Not just "us" here but everywhere!

Mary Anne in Remington seeing snow on radar already headed at us! Glad I got some things done today!