Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blog Update Coming at 12:30 a.m. With Updated Totals

The one thing I am concerned about is that folks get impatient with this storm. It is huge and covers over an area from Texas to Maine with moisture being drawn into it all the way from the Pacific Ocean! We have had 11 straight hours of snow with at least another 11 hours of snow on the way. I think we pick up most of our heavier snow between now and 6 a.m. It should come out to another 3 inches with an additional inch of accumulation tomorrow morning.

So folks that went to bed thinking things will be a piece of cake with this storm will have a rude awakening when they wake-up and hopefully they remember to slow down and allow plenty of time to get to work. It is not worth risking your life in this weather. This is another reason a winter storm warning would have worked better because it means folks take the storm more seriously. You never let your guard down with the weather in Indiana. The storm isn't over until it's over.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AGREE MIKE!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

So... Mike....is there no chance a Warning will be issued for Tipp. now?......what do you think Justin?

pam said...

thanks Mike, i think i will be cautious and wait until the morning to see if i cancel meetings or drive from monticello to lafayette!!

Anonymous said...

love you mike,, you rock !!!!

Anonymous said...

pam from monticello do i know you

Anonymous said...

I thought I saw Tipp in warning...

pam said...

i dont know if you do you are anonymous lol

William said...

mike,

do you need more pics?

Anonymous said...

So... Mike....is there no chance a Warning will be issued for Tipp. now?......what do you think Justin?
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I really cannot say! That one I will leave to mike! He is the one who can talk to them!

My thoughts are there is a chance they can move them up yet!

We will see.....

I'M running off of two hours of sleep last night but I will not turn in! ;-)

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Becky
we will go and get the papers and try to deliver them,but if it is to bad out we will wait. Dumbo will understand because he will be doing a route in another county.RS

Anonymous said...

Agree 100% about the warning!!! Should have been issued after the conference call. Horrible decision.

WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO with this storm.....I agree with Mike...another 3 inches BARE MINIMUM!!! Many spots will see more than 3 more inches...esp south and east of Lafayette.

Great to have this blog....we are fortunate!!

C in T

Anonymous said...

According to an Indy station...Tipp was included.

Anonymous said...

How long was this never ending storm track?

Anonymous said...

I saw that WISH TV CH 8 had all of northern Indiana except for Grant Co in the WSWarning....so I went to NWS.gov....not so....

C in T

Anonymous said...

Pumping mositure from the Gulf....AND THE PACIFIC!?!!?!?! Almost unheard of.....

C in T

Anonymous said...

Look out Buffalo NY 4 ft of snow possibly

Anonymous said...

Mike Prangley is probably one of the top twenty staples of Greater Lafayette. Mike, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

So would you consider this a super cell?

Anonymous said...

rs, ok. iam not sure what iam doing yet,, pam by chance did you use to work for cdc ?

Jennifer said...

My fiance left work in Frankfort at 8, said 65 northbound had no traffic, but he took 52 anyway. Said it was so bad he drove no faster then 30 mph. He didn't get home until after 9. He was driving his work van, said his van was allover the road. And he has to get up in the morning and go back there. He is hoping the bosses say stay home.

Anonymous said...

When the superintendent decides at 4 am that the roads are either safe or unsafe. He is doing it with say his 30 years expierence of driving he isnt thinking about the lets say 2000 students that have either just obtained there liscens or had it maybe a year. which puts the students at even more of a risk. no matter how much they are sure of their driving skills its different when there is ice under the snow.
Now I'm not one of those who's scare of driving in the snow infact i love it, i just don't do it because of those people who don't know how to handle there vehicle in this weather.
In this situation I don't worry about driving in it, I worry about who is driving in these conditions when i leave my house to go to work.

Anonymous said...

Justin....yeah, I think you answered what I was looking for. I will take another measurement in a few minutes. I was at 4 inches about an hour and a half ago....I figure I have at least 4-5 more inches to go.....based upon what I see downstream....

C in T

Anonymous said...

C in T I need to go see what I'M up to as well here soon!

Justin.

pam said...

Yes I did work at cdc about 6 years ago now :)

Anonymous said...

out of town west lafayette towards otterbin, i just took measurements have a reported 5 inches of fresh powder.

Anonymous said...

Anyone in Frankfort have a snow total so far? I don't have a ruler.. haha :-) I went outside about a hour and a half ago and it sure seemed like it was quite a bit.. maybe 3 to 4 inches?? Just a guess there.

Anonymous said...

pam does your name end with L, if so then we worked together, i thought that was you before when you mentioned you lived in monticello and worked in Lafayette and indy.

Anonymous said...

There is going to be some tired people in the morning!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a total but I would guess the same as you...3-4 inches.

Anonymous said...

Mike just checked and I have 2.75" inches coming up on that three inch mark!

Justin.

pam said...

yes it does, who are you? i work for Rescare now and cover lafayette and logansport but my office is in Sheridan right outside Indy...

Anonymous said...

Snow plow just went down my neighborhood street.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

live southern tipp west of stockwell and snow has picked up...
laura

Anonymous said...

is the wind suppose to blow pretty strong after the system gets through?

Anonymous said...

Mike...I think...mentioned B/D concerns....

C in T

Anonymous said...

Becky, so its not TLC anymore ??

pam said...

LOL hi Becky i know who you are! No TLC sold out to Rescare 2 years ago now, same clients i always had but office is in Sheridan. Much better place they are really on top of all the state requirements!

William said...

justin,

since 1030 1/4" 10:1 total 2 1/4"

This is my last post got to sleep

Anonymous said...

i thought mike was gonna post at 12;30,, come on i want to go to bed...

Anonymous said...

well thats good, whatever happened to felicia ? how are you. and did you know they put alicia in the nursing home, made me mad.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to weather...you have to be PATIENT....once he has what he wants...he will post!

C in T

Anonymous said...

Thanks William! Very much.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Should not give names of past clients d/t HIPPA privacy laws

pam said...

No i didnt know that, i havent talked to anyone from CDC in sometime now. I am not sure about clients that were based out of Indy they split me off from the rest of the old TLC gang, they went to a Rescare branch off Allisonville Rd in indy and being north i went with the Sheridan branch...I know Michael still works there not sure about any of the others i used to work with..

pam said...

by HIPPA regs you can use initials only even in company email subject lines ;)

Wish i could predict the future so i knew if i was driving to lafayette in the morning or not LOL I am getting very tired!!