Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Weather Radios Go Off! Winter Storm Warning Issued

Yes! Your numbers and reports have helped the National Weather Service immensely. A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued. I will be back with details. I can tell you the new model runs are showing another 3 to 5 inches of snow on the way!! The appetizers are now finished and let's all get ready for the real part of the storm. This thing has some house calls it will make before all is said and done!

WEATHER TEAM 18 ALERT: A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CLINTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES AND A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR MUCH OF THE REST OF OUR AREA UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY. THIS MEANS TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED AND CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS STILL LIKELY WITH THIS STORM IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED. AREAS TO THE NORTH INCLUDING MONTICELLO WILL ALSO SEE ROAD CONDITIONS BECOME DANGEROUS AS THE SNOW PICKS UP AFTER 11 P.M.

131 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet thanks Mike

William said...

Thanks mike

Anonymous said...

mike prangley is a tool

William said...

Hey mike?? Thundersnow???

Anonymous said...

for tippecanoe county?

William said...

Yes Mike is one of God's "tools". Just like we all are that believe in God.

Anonymous said...

Cass County in this as well?

Anonymous said...

William you were in my way! I was posting the same as you, and got a notice that someone was posting at the same time.

We both stated that Mike had giving an update LOL!

And yes thank you Mike

Teri

Anonymous said...

william is also a tool... :)

William said...

Teri,
I am so sorry. I have been told I am a wide load.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Tippecanoe County will be under a Winter Storm Warning before the night is out?

Chad in Lafayette

Anonymous said...

Thanks mike

Dustin

William said...

I would say anyhing south of hwy 24 will be included.

Anonymous said...

Shhh.. don't tell the kids or they will never go to sleep! Sounds like a BIG snow day is heading their way!

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the radar the bigger bands are on our door steap!

Closer to 11:pm or midnight.

Justin.

Brad said...

Hey Mike how does this storm compare to the huge snowstorm we had in 2007? Looking at all the moisture and the low not actually reaching us yet I think we are gonna get really high amounts.

Thanks,

Brad in Lafayette

William said...

Looks like northern IL s filling in as well so us northern snow lovers may get some as well.

Anonymous said...

The way this system is moving right now, and I will have to ask Mike about this, is that the Winter Storm Warning might come a bit further North and end in Tippecanoe County befroe the night is out. It still looks like it is forming in Arkansas and moving NE.

We appear to be right on the line as of right now and if we do not get all the snow that was said to have happened and it all goes south down toward Frankfort; Crawfordsville; and Indianapolis, we should consider ourselves VERY lucky, and with the way the waranings and stuff are currently set up, that may happen.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's coming down fairly decently right now in Mulberry.

-toaster

Anonymous said...

Hey William...i thought i heard sirens, lots of activity tonight? And also how much snow have we gotten here? I have been sick all day and really have not been watching.

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

Attica
from 4:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Barometer has fallen from 30.23 to 30.11 and the dewpoint was 17 °F presently 15 °F and the humidity was 78% and now is at 86%. Present temp is 18.4 and with wind at 3.0 mph from the NE. Current snowfall 1.90 inches.

Richard

Anonymous said...

MIke I'M going out to get the latest and Will let you know! What I got!

BRB..........

Justin.

William said...

MA,
glad to hear from you. Sorry your down. :(

Probably 1.5 here. My wx stn is down. i have a board in a box in the driveway. the winds are the problem out here.

Anonymous said...

Hope you get feeling better MA in Remmington... I just had surgery Monday and I am gimping along slowly. Dr said to be up moving around but thats kind of hard to do when you are very sore.

Richard

Anonymous said...

MIke I'M just under two inches at 1.9" inches.

Light snow at this time!

Justin.

William said...

dp 16, wc 10, av wind 3 mph ene, baro 30.04, humi 100

William said...

this is what i posted earlier

remington dew point 16, humidity 100, temp 15.7, average windspeed 7mph ene, barrom 30.09 dropping, windchill 7. visibility 3 mi.

January 27, 2009 8:13 PM

Anonymous said...

Few quick road reports below!

DISTRICT/14 SP LAFAYETTE
I-65 REMINGTON TO BROOKSTON SNOW COVERED
I-65 BROOKSTON TO LAFAYETTE SNOW COVERED
I-65 LAFAYETTE TO FRANKFORT SNOW COVERED
I-65 FRANKFORT TO THORNTOWN SNOW COVERED
I-74 ILLINOIS TO VEEDERSBURG SNOW COVERED
I-74 VEEDERSBURG TO CRAWFORDSVILLE SNOW COVERED
OTHER US AND STATE ROADS SNOW COVERED
SECONDARY ROADS SNOW COVERED
****
****

DISTRICT/13 SP LOWELL
I-65 GARY TO CROWN POINT DRY
I-65 CROWN POINT TO ROSELAWN-DEMOTTE DRY
I-65 ROSELAWN-DEMOTTE TO REMINGTON WET
I-80 ILLINOIS TO LAKE STATION-PORTAGE DRY
I-94 PORTAGE TO MICHIGAN CITY DRY
I-94 MICHIGAN CITY TO MICHIGAN DRY
OTHER US AND STATE ROADS SNOW COVERED
SECONDARY ROADS SNOW COVERED
****
****

Justin.

William said...

what email do i use for mike?

Anonymous said...

storm@wlfi.com

Justin.

Anonymous said...

hi all, i have a question...my office doesn't close unless a snow emergency is issued can anyone tell me how much snow and the conditions are like for one to be issued? I'm debating on whether to go to bed or hang out and watch the snow! LOL

William said...

thnx. going out to take pics

Anonymous said...

I posted this as the wx radios were going off, MA will appreciate this:)

My DD was headed for bed, She came down stairs griping that there was SNOW on her bed!

For some reason she had her window cracked open a bit, for what reason, I do not know, I asked if she was trying to heat the great outdoors?!

Any who, her window faces east, and the snow is blowing!!!


Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

I heard county crews are calling it quits til morning???? Makes sense but could make things bad for travel in the morn.

Anonymous said...

I will settle for the 3-5 range... I am glad its not a snowstorm and just an advisory. Like I have said before winter is for hibernation so I dont do to much on the outside unless it is to catch a nice photograph. For you snow lovers enjoy the sledding, snowboarding,tubing and snowmobiling.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Why are they waiting so long to cancel schools, seriously at least a two hour delay!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

let me tell you that it took me an hour to get home from work tonight.. i work in west lafayette and live on the south end of town. there better be delays or school closings. this weather is for the birds. Mike thanks for being a great weatherman and keeping us informed.. you are great..

Anonymous said...

let me tell you that it took me an hour to get home from work tonight.. i work in west lafayette and live on the south end of town. there better be delays or school closings. this weather is for the birds. Mike thanks for being a great weatherman and keeping us informed.. you are great..

Anonymous said...

Well I just looked at an interactive radar on the website of the WTHR in Indianapolis (WLFI needs one of those. They are cool to mess around with. You guys should put one on the site. I love them!!! lol) and the storm is still forming, with the end of it down at the Ozark Plateau along the Missouri/Arkansas Border. By the looks of things and with that moving thsi way, it's oging to be a long night tonight and a long morning tomorrow people!!!

Chad in WL

Anonymous said...

I dont think a two hour delay will be enough..and part of LCS has a half day tomorrow..so if there is a delay they go all day! I know I called the school early today!

They already have to make up two snow days. Guess they dont want anymore...gee

Anonymous said...

Chad dont you have to pay for that?

Anonymous said...

My new amount is at 2.25" inches.......... Melted it is 0.04"

Justin.

Anonymous said...

The schools wont cancel! they dont want make up days! Put the kids and bus drivers at risk makes since to me! and besides there is not a Storm warning!

Anonymous said...

Well I am in Clinton County and there is a Storm Warning here, they better start canceling!!!

Anonymous said...

Here 5 miles out of Attica I measured 2.25 just now.


Dustin

Anonymous said...

Looking on radar we can see in MO, and IL, there is that other band taking nice form and swinging this way to the main system!

We will see our amounts this time!!!!! It is going to be another long night!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if anyone mentioned this...NO thunder snow...the low will not be close enough to us for this.

I am up to 4" new since it started.

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Here in Town at Attica we are now at 2.25 inches @ 10:52 p.m.

Richard

William said...

mike,

i sent you 5 different pics from my blackberry storm. i said that so you would know whom sent them. was so cold he phone did not want to work. lol 1.5 at my house. Got the snow catcher finally put back up so we will get better info.

Anonymous said...

No. Interactive Radar is free!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey all some models show this system not ending till closer to 2: pm or 3: pm tomorrow afternoon!

The timing has changed on that a bit!

I will be going out in a few to see what I'M up to!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

anyone having problems with the closing and delays page...Internet explorer wont open it.

Anonymous said...

Is the system slowing down?

Anonymous said...

yes, having touble here.

Anonymous said...

I cant get it either!

Anonymous said...

TY thought maybe it was just my pc

Anonymous said...

Heard Laf. included in Warning.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should call the station..cause they just said on the news to check the website, maybe they dont know its down.

Anonymous said...

It looks to me....since this storm is still hundreds of miles away....and looking at radars from here to Arkansas....if we don't see another 4-7...maybe a little more....I would be surprised. What I can't predict is any unforseen dry slot....I wish that I COULD SEE MIKE on the news!!!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Are we under a warning?

Anonymous said...

Thanks all for wishing me well. I feel better and am about to go catch some zzzzs. Thanks William for the snow total. Teri, I cracked up at DD's snow story!

my anemometer is only showing 2 mph here in town,but I am sure it is blowing harder in teh country. Is the snow fluffy? it looked wet, but maybe not i ahve not stuck my head outside today and dont plan to tomorrow, either!

And please all, dont complain about whether we got the snow you wanted or schools not closing, get on your knees and thank our God for not sending ice to us!!

Chris in Tipton, I am happy for you with the 4 inches! and BTW you can have ALL of mine, LOL!

G'night all---

MA in REM

William said...

Attica Consolidated School Corp. - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
Covington Community School Corp. - Closed Wednesday
First Assembly Christian Academy - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
M.S.D. of Warren County - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
New Community School - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
North Vermillion School Corp. - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
Southeast Fountain School Corp. - 2 Hour Delay Wednesday
Churches Updated at 10:06 pm, 1/27/2009

St. Elizabeth Adoration Chapel - Closed Until Noon Thursday

Anonymous said...

I have about 2.5 in West Lebanon and the wind is starting to pick up a bit. Didn't see any snow moving, but the air is definitly moving.

Anonymous said...

Hey mike & justin

I'm in for the long hall tonight

Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

I do love the snow....

YOU ARE SO RIGHT about the ice....we want no part of that mess!! Been there/done that...1991!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

snowing really hard outside of attica.


Dustin

Anonymous said...

Still light snow in logansport, enough to cover the ground but thats about it. Got some work to do to get to 4-6 inches.

Anonymous said...

Everybody keep posting your amunts as they come in I'M wrighting all them down! Keep it up! ;)

Justin.

Anonymous said...

We have a mod band heading into Lafayette here in the next few.

Justin.

Scott said...

Has anybody heard about what Monticello was suppose to get? Is it still 3 to 5, because if what I am looking at, it sure looks like were going to get hammered as well? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Justin-
What website are you looking at for the closer looks at the radar...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anybody watch wlfi on tv yet? Any lafayette, clinton county school delays? I don't get wlfi, they really need to work something out with satelitte for those who can't get cable. I miss watching it!

Anonymous said...

Went out and checked on the deck, have 1.4 inches of snow. This is in Logansport. It has been snowing non stop for roughly 7 hours and only a little over an inch of snow. Very fine light snow.

Scott said...

I'm looking at WTHR and The Weather Channels radar.

William said...

justin,
2" since 4pm

Anonymous said...

A little over 2.5 here outside of attica as of now.

Dustin

Anonymous said...

Justin-
What website are you looking at for the closer looks at the radar...thanks!
_________________________

I have a radar software called Storm predator. It has helped me get closer to the storms and get a better look at them!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on delays for Tipp. Lafayette or Clinton Co...what are they waiting for..maybe they are cozy in bed...

William said...

temp 15, dp 16, wc 9, wnd 5 mph ne, gust 15, baro 30.01, hum 100, vis 2 mi

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear from you all what Mike said!! I am hoping that he offers blog updates often through the overnight....I AM POSITIVE he isn't going home...

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to know about delays before ya go to bed!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mike said on the news that he would be on the blog all night

Anonymous said...

Mike said just as he did on the blog and things will go downhill in a hurry.will be very bad into the morning before all lets up then winds to worry about..And yes he said he will be watching all night..

Anonymous said...

What is TSC waiting for, there is wind and it is still snowing and the worst is yet to come, let's make sure the kids get out on the roads tomorrow just to prevent an additional day in May....wake up!!

Anonymous said...

and that the blog will be up all night.meaning us in think LOL..Off to bed for me...BE SAFE ALL. I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR WORK AT 6 the morn...scared....

Anonymous said...

i live in west Lafayette and we have 4 in of new snow fall there better be delays for tsc.. this is redicilious.. they put us in school when we shouldn't be and take us out when there is nothing going on... redicilious

us 2 said...

mike prangley is a guy who is passionate about his job....i hope my son grows up and likes his job as much as mike does..........we love mike prangley

Anonymous said...

remember the new super for TSC stated the he personaly get up at 4:00 am and drives around to check out the roads to see if they are safe...you might be able to find that in an old JCpaper, I about dropped my...when I saw him on the news stating that!

Anonymous said...

same for LSC so many walkers..

Anonymous said...

i as well read about the new super for tsc stating that.. 4am is a bit stupid because alot of people dont see it at night and say oh i dont have a delay and leave out in this crap to get to school and find out oh theres a delay.. gee thanks for the warning.. not

Anonymous said...

Mike I currently got 2.4" inches.

Justin.

us 2 said...

they need to just cancel school....why risk sending the kids out in this when they can just make it up in the summer.....what ever happen to safety first.......it is a no brainer......close the schools

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when Mike might put up his next post? Did he say anything about it? thanks

Anonymous said...

Everything is all down hill so hop on you vitual sleds for a long ride tonight.


Richard

Anonymous said...

6-8 inches in the Lafayette viewing area!

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher, and I agree with you. I would MUCH MUCH rather go to school in June when the weather is good than risk it on snowy, icy or very cold days. The risk is too severe.

Schools WILL close...but not until 5-6AM....

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Well I sure am glad that we know Lafayette Beauty Academy is on a 2 hour delay. Now, how bout we find out about some important school closings? geeez.

Anonymous said...

Mike,
Add a game of chess or checkers to the blog.....Think we could use it for the long haul. :)

Anonymous said...

I will be curious to see...and I want to stay up to SEE...where the heaviest band(s) end up settling...
I would guess right across I-70 north into southern Boone, Hamilton and Madison Counties....I think WHERE they set up....and where it stays all snow....someplace will exceed 12 inches. I MAY BE WRONG....but the model QPF is there....and this storm is still precipitating in Texas!!!!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Anyone else bent over the NWS today??? I AM!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

snow is fine and very heavy here in Attica. My guess would be .75 to 1 inch an hr.

Richard

Whats the ban look like for fountain and tippy right now Justin?

Anonymous said...

you have something to say about lba.. you half wit.. watch what you say... everyone has a profession and you want your hair done.. well people like me do it see if you get treated nice next time you need your hair cut i hope they screw it up.

Anonymous said...

I have just a hair over 3 inches just outside West Lebanon. There's a little wind out here in the country, it is drifting just a tad bit, but not too bad. There were just some finger drifts in my driveway earlier!! Thank god for four-wheel drive. Off to bed for me and back to work tomorrow, I am coming off of a 4-day weekend. Enjoy the blog tonight everyone!! Be safe!!

Anonymous said...

Coming down with a bit more authority now in Logan.

Anonymous said...

That wasnt very nice!!! All they were stating was the safety of their children...Adults can make their own judgments weather wise and not towards others.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Does it look like the band might go south of Lafayette??

Anonymous said...

Looking like another mod band.

Justin.

Anonymous said...

No I think right in the middle of Tippecanoe Co,

Justin.

Anonymous said...

snowing good in monticello,,,, i wanna belong to the prang gang,,, rs are you going out at 2 or what then,,, dumbo well just have to live with it....Becky

Anonymous said...

lafayette beauty academy is a vocational school. half the student body are highschool students and people under the age of 18.. so i think that it is important that we be notified whether or not we have school.

Anonymous said...

looks like a few isolated spots of moderate snofall for tippy and northern fountain counties.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Justin...??....Wanting to know what you are seeing as additional accumulation for the areas north of I-70....with the wealth of moisture....and the heaviest hours ahead of us....would you say another 5-7? 4-6? 3 far north and 6 towards Indy? QPF very impressive...

Chris in Tipton

pam said...

i wish the schools would close or at least delay, why dont they do this until 5-6 am? How ridiculous some parents of little ones have to find child care for snow days!

I am in Monticello but have meetings tomorrow in Lafayette beginning at 11am I really hope roads are clear by then i dont want to have to reschedule again i had to already when the windchills got so dangerous!! LOL gotta love indiana!

William said...

Justin,

im in a dry slot and can't get out...

I thought all the touchy people were asleep at this time of night.

Teri how ya doin?

Anonymous said...

I understand....and I feel your pain. I know how hard it is for Superintendents....they have to answer to the Board of Ed....and a lot of board members feel (I shouldn't say a lot...some....at least) that kids are too babied in this day and age...I say BS....it isn't a matter of babying...it is safety in the era of the 2000s.... I always appreciate knowing the night before...esp when it is obvious.

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

I think when all is over we in the tippecanoe area will see between the 5" and 8" range. Up around Newton and Jasper counties I would not count out yet as they could see beween 2" and 5" inches. North of them 2" to 3" range.

William you will be back in snow before long!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

COSY SLATE IS THE BIGGEST TOOL....WITH THE SMALLEST PENIS.....I LOVE MIKE THOUGH... HES MY IDOL...SO IS CLAY AIKEN

Anonymous said...

Justin....where is your acc at now? What do you see for areas to your south? Where do you see heavy bands setting up?

C in T

pam said...

wouldnt you think as tax paying parents that do fund the schools with our taxes that our childrens safety would be first?? Ok they might not like the extra days in summer but its sure better then having a horrible accident because the schools dont delay when they should in winter!

I did notice Lafayette schools have been alot faster then Monticello this winter to delay and close...that is not how it has been in previous years maybe lafayette is finally realizing the kids safety should always be first!

fishhawk said...

WHAT A RIDE!!!!!!!!!!! We just moved out to the country last April and I havent snowmobiled since the mid to late 90's and it is everthing I remember and more!!!, I wish you all could experience this. What a rush!!!

Thank you Lord!! and his weatherman

Rick

Anonymous said...

I APOLOGIZE FOR CODY SLATES BEHAVOIR

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Pigg wrote all of that

Anonymous said...

YES HE DID

Anonymous said...

What was that?!?!?!?

C in T

Anonymous said...

I do think that school should be more liberal with delays/closings. The first year that I taught, a student of mine was killed in a car accident caused by icy roads on a day we should have delayed.

C in T

Anonymous said...

snowmobile rides? where and when? :)

Anonymous said...

you can sure tell imature kids are on here leaving garbage like that makes you wish you could forward these things to the parents

Anonymous said...

Amen!!! Could be some young uneducated 20 yr old also!

Anonymous said...

C in T What I'M looking at is all the moisture this system has to work with! If we look to our south and west we will see that the storm is pulling moisture in to it! And is giving way to some heavy bands! We are still expecting the heavy heavy stuff by later on tonight! Now I like between 5" and 8" for Lafayette Meaning around 6 of 7 inches and closer to the 8" inches south of us!

If that is not what you was asking let me know!

Justin.

William said...

mike has a new post

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.