Thursday, February 19, 2009

Models Still Having Trouble, But Snow is Still on the Way

11 p.m. teaser!

Here are the latest runs just in of the best model data I have:

Friday night and Saturday snowfall forecasts:

1) 4.4"

2) 7.2"

3) 3.2"

4) 2.4"

5) 4.0"

6) still initializing

So will I go with model number 2 for all the snow hounds...tune in to find out! :)

That sunset was gorgeous Richard! I will have a picture of it on here and the air coming up soon!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for airing that picture on the 11:00 news. It was a awesome sunset. I tell people not to leave without their cameras because they may miss out on a great picture. Well I left without mine and missed out.!!!
Hope your forecast for 2-4 inches is less but will take it in stride. Doesnt seem like it will stay around long anyways.


Anonymous said...

I am all for the model 2..

Just not seeing it that great!! I am now looking at a 2-3 incher...

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Currently I think we will stay in the 3" to 4" inch range with a chance for Five inches. I would not count that out just yet. More north you go I think north of Jasper county could very well see snowfall between 3 and a possible 6 inches. We will keep watching this snow system closely. It is expected to start tonight just after Midnight so this you could call it the calm before the snow! :-)

Everybody Remember the winter drivning tips here is a few quick ones.

First Snow or Ice: Drivers often aren’t prepared for winter driving and forget to take it slow. Remember to drive well below the posted speed limit and leave plenty of room between cars.

Black Ice: Roads that seem dry may actually be slippery – and dangerous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas – all are hot spots for black ice. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.

Limited Visibility: Stay attentive and reduce speed. Know what’s going on around you.

Four-Wheel Drive: On snow and ice, go slowly, no matter what type of vehicle you drive. Even if you have an SUV with four-wheel drive you may not be able to stop any faster, or maintain control any better, once you lose traction. Four-wheel drive may get you going faster, but it won’t help you stop sooner.

And also here is another few good tips.

Distance: Give snowplows room to work. The plows are wide and can cross the centerline or shoulder. Don’t tailgate and try not to pass. If you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud.

Speed: Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit. Be patient. Allow plenty of time to slow down. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.

Vision: A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they don’t always see you. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops or turns.

I will catch up with you all a little later have a good night!


Anonymous said...

I think also....that the Wed/Thurs next week system looks interesting. I am seeing signs that temps on Thurs may not be as warm as 45-48...and that it may be a rain changing to fzrain situation....but this is WAY WAY early.....

We are in an up and down pattern...which is typical for this time of the year....

March will be a fun month to say the least!!! Big storms on or around the 3rd-4th!??

Chris in Tipton

Chris in Tipton