The Riehle Plaza is somewhere down there. You can see our Renaissance Camera iced over last night and our weather window really tells the story. This is the first thing I look at when I get to work everyday. Yes, I look out the window. Our weather quickly changes in Indiana and our sophisticated models are many times left in the dust. I like moving this camera from east to west and check out the clouds with the latest conditions. All too often this year it has been full of ice. I know of at least 6 people that fell walking to their cars yesterday and I am very happy to report they are all okay. It is dangerous out there and enough is enough. You can see the snizzle as I like to call it added up in Remington above. This mixture of snow and freezing drizzle created another mess yesterday especially to sidewalks, driveways, and secondary roads.
Mary Anne Best was nice enough to send this in quickly during the newscast. We need to set her up with a live weather cam for our newscast so we can check in instantly as to what is happening. This will surely help travelers heading North. She said it was a slick as a greased goose and that was my weather quote of the day, hands down! The big thing we have to remember is to stay patient and I know it is tough with COUNT THEM four ice events in the last 3 weeks. Now I do love winter weather, but I have not enjoyed this winter so far, not one bit. You can blame the ice. The good news is that our chances of ice over the next couple of weeks will be much lower with an increased chance of snow. We are expecting a flip-flop in our weather pattern which will build a ridge out West. This will dislodge all that cold weather that has been sitting in Canada. Here is a brief glimpse of what is on the way.
Fort Yukon has had high temperatures without wind chills from -40 to -50 this week. So not only will we have to watch for snow but for sub-zero temperatures between now and January 21st. I do think we will see at least one snowstorm of 6 inches or more along with two major arctic outbreaks, and NO ICE! Well, I guess we should be careful what we ask for but we are due for some snow. We very well could have had a record-breaking December for snowfall but our snow was a wintry mix as we all know. The big weather blog question of the day is how much snow would we have had if all four of our sloppy storms that produced ice, rain, and snow were in fact all snow. I can tell you we would still be digging out. I will have your answer here later today along with where we compare to average. I will check back with you soon.
This is astounding! Now this can be quite depressing for those that love snow like Randy in Frankfort but our turn is coming. I will talk more about better chances of snow in the long-range here on the blog tomorrow.