Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nature Shows Us Some Love for Valentine's Day!

Two years ago on Valentine's Day many folks spent it in igloos around the area. This year we can head to the Igloo for some frozen custard but we certainly will not have enough snow to build one!

Happy Valentine's Day weather wise and otherwise! My girls and wife are spoiling me as usual and do not worry I am taking good care of my wonderful family too! Nature will also show us some love today, especially if you like some s
unshine. We will not be snowed in like we were two years ago with the blizzard as a weak disturbance along the jet stream moves out of the area today in a blink of an eye. Our weak weather-maker ran into too much dry air and did not wrap in any Gulf moisture up our way like classic snowstorms do here in Indiana. As a result, snow amounts quickly dwindled from 5 inches in west-central Iowa to closer to 2 inches by time it reached western and northern Illinois. Here at home there will be no surprises as the weakening trend continues. We will see our light snow showers come to an end early and get ready for some sunshine this afternoon. Snow accumulations will generally be from a dusting to a half-inch but it will quickly melt in afternoon sunshine and above freezing temperatures in the middle to upper 30s. Roads should be in good shape outside of a few slick spots early this morning. The good news about this being a weak storm and warmer temperatures is that it will allow our river levels to continue to drop fairly rapidly. If we were in a very cold pattern that tends to slow down the receding river levels but we should be warm enough and plenty dry through at least Tuesday to help ease all flooding concerns. Here are approximately river level forecasts and notice the Wabash River in Lafayette will be below flood stage by the middle of next week!


State road 43 should re-open today as water levels go below that critical 19 foot level and state road 225 near Battle Ground will likely be shut down until later Sunday so if you are traveling in that area or going to TJ's for your big Valentin
e's date make sure to open the door for your loved-one and have an alternate route.


I know there are a lot of warm weather lovers that read this blog too so I wanted to share some love with them too in the form of sandhill crane reports in the area over the past couple of days. They are usually one of our first signs of Spring here in Lafayette along with red-winged blackbirds and we have had a few reports of those as well. The good news is that I agree with our feathered friends. The worst part of our winter is in fact over. I still think one more snow of 4 or more inches is likely and we will have to watch out for an ice event as well before we really warm up nicely by the middle of March. Daylight saving time begins March 8th this year which is the earliest we have experienced this in Indiana since the early 1970s. So things are looking up with warmer days ahead becoming more common. You can also see meteorological spring and astronomical spring will be here before you know it! Speaking of Spring...it is well underway now in Florida with blooming azaleas and high pollen counts. I told my Mom I would wash her car for her if I lived closer. Now I wish I was flying in for the weekend like some other Hoosiers I know for the big NASCAR race.


Here is the latest Daytona 500 forecast. I think a stationary front draped across north-central Florida could make it interesting with a chance of a few rain showers. The good news is I think they will get the race as the bigger rains hold off until after 10 p.m. Yes, start those engines! Have a great Valentine's Weekend. Now I better go take care of my wife and daughter
s. Thanks for another great week here on the weather blog. We will have some weather reports from Australia, Turkey, and Siberia next week. Stay connected for that and much more! It was another week for the record books and one we will always remember. Here are a couple pictures that really sum it up!

Misty Russell sends us this picture from Stockwell which had estimated wind speeds at 75 mph or what you would see in a category one hurricane. That explains the shed that was tossed like a toy.

Rebecca Colby shows us the shingle damage that occurred in West Lafayette. Wind gusts were estimated near 60 to 65 mph in much of Tippecanoe County or what you could typically see from a weak EF-0 tornado.


Here is a huge evergreen down in Joyce Dresch's yard in West Lafayette. She is very thankful it missed her house.



Flying debris and yards that looked like war zones was common across the Lafayette area. Here is what was left of a trampoline that flew farther than a Peyton Manning pass, which was quite impressive. Two weather watchers I know had their weather stations blow away. Luckily, we do not have any more "AUNTIE EM ALERTS" out for this weekend with more good clean-up weather on the way.



While we did not have any confirmed tornadoes in the Lafayette area that was not the case in Munice. Here is a picture and a re-cap of what happened from the National Weather Service survey crew that checked out the damage.

Muncie Area Tornado Feb. 11

...Tornado Touches Down in Central Indiana...

A National Weather Service survey team has determined that a small tornado touched down on Wednesday February 11 near 3:40 PM. The tornado touched down in Delaware county...near county roads 300 East and 550 South...which is about 5 miles southeast of Muncie...near the town of Medford.

The tornado was rated an EF-1 with approximately 100 mph winds. The tornado was approximately 100 feet wide and was on the ground for about two tenths of a mile.

This tornado dislodged a barn roof and damaged the roof of a single family home across the street.

This tornado is the first tornado of the year in Central Indiana.


With all the wind we had here at home it created a lot of debris on land and in the water. Here is what it looked like on the South Fork of the Wildcat Creek. This big log jam caused enough flooding to close down portions of Haggerty Lane and 200 South. The crews did a great job removing those monster-sized trees.

Take Care and brace yourself for another week of weather in Indiana on the way!

90 comments:

Richard said...

Mike
Thank you for a very nice update. I can deal with one more snow! I like the report of the feathered friends. Do the Sandhill Cranes normally migrate the first of March? Anyways hurry up Spring! :)

Richard said...

Mike and Bloggers have avery nice Valentines Day!!!!

Anonymous said...

I MUST HAVE ONE MORE GOOD ONE!!!!...we have yet to have the mother load of snow....and we all know that in most winters, we have one! *at least*

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYONE!!!

Chris (and family) in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Richard Back to you as well for a Happy Valentine's Day! And all bloggers!

Mike No way no how can anyone or anything throw better or farther then Peyton Manning! :-) LOL..... As a BIG MAJOR COLTS FAN I would Know! lol I'M only joking with you! ;-) You know that!

Those are some wild pictures mike! We was lucky and I'M glad it is over. Did you all think of this! If our rain we seen last Wednesday which Lafayette seen 2.65" inches! If it was snow we would have been around 26.5" inches!!!!! What a long dig out that would have been! Fun for all snow lovers but dangerous as the winds would have made it our of our worst blizzards ever in Indiana! Just some things to think about!

Mike the snow flurries started around 12:07AM today! Have a good one all!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day Blogger Buddies! Woke up this morning to almost two inches of the fluffy white stuff. Now hasn't this been a crazy week of weather. Mike, thanks for the wonderful update and pics. Richard....I will find this website and you can see them bringing them down and those following ultralight airplanes. They use to come down and land over near the river....tippy. between Monticello and Delphi...they haven't done that in a few years. I will send an email out to one of my friends that follows them, then there is a whole history on them I believe. I will research the website and get back with you on it. Kind of neat. Have to go into work this morning. So to all have a wonderful Valentines. Glad it is going to warm up and melt off....Have to admit I was likeing the spring like weather....except for the storms.
Jamie/CarrollCoGirl

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day :) Thanks for the great forecast today. I could go for one more little big snow like you say Mike. :)

Anonymous said...

So how much snow is there in Lafayette? I was prepared for a dusting but instead woke to two inches white fluffy stuff! Have to travel to lafayette today and want to know how much snow you have. It is beautiful out there, clinging to trees, etc.

Thanks and Happy Valentine's Day to all!

MA in REM

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights said...

Less than an inch here in Brookfield Heights (just east of Meijer) and the roads are fine. Once the sun comes out it'll all clear away in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

Happy V day all!

What a pretty morining, woke with enough of the white stuff to cover the ground and cars..

Was so peaceful out early this morning. the birds were singing, and love must be in the air, for I saw two little Turtle Doves cooing at each other..cute..

Have a great one all

Teri in Laf

katkandy said...

Happy Hearts to everyone! I have a snow poem:
Tyler woke me up early today.
He ususally sleeps in on Saturday.
But Chalmers GOT SNOW,
And you would think that it was
Christmas Day!
Chalmers so far has 1.25 inches of snow, and it seems that flurries are falling now...Teri, I love watching the birds all year round and I thought the birds cooing this morning to each other was a perfect start to Valentine's Day. Have a fun day.

katkandy said...

Happy Hearts to everyone! I have a snow poem:
Tyler woke me up early today.
He ususally sleeps in on Saturday.
But Chalmers GOT SNOW,
And you would think that it was
Christmas Day!
Chalmers so far has 1.25 inches of snow, and it seems that flurries are falling now...Teri, I love watching the birds all year round and I thought the birds cooing this morning to each other was a perfect start to Valentine's Day. Have a fun day.

katkandy said...

Dear Blggers, I am sorry about the double blog send. I did something wrong, but I truly did not mean to send my blog twice.

Anonymous said...

I am so done with winter. But, with the sun out now, it makes things much warmer. The sun is getting pretty intense. When it was warmer, I saw small patches of grass turning more green. Tree buds are out big now.

Anonymous said...

Mary Anne there is A Half inch in my area of Lafayette! Beautiful but a little slick is spots. Not sure how the roads are!

Have a great one Everybody!

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the snow totals, bloggers. The clouds have moved in here and snow is sure not melting yet. I think we will go ahead and leave hoping I-65 is clear and pray for sunshine!

Later..have a great day!

MA

Anonymous said...

Mary anne I don't know if your still their but here is a road report!

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

Justin.

Anonymous said...

katkandy, the double post happens at times when others are posting the same time as you, or at times, I hit send twice for it didnt look as the post went though. We all do it:)

Yes the birds appear to being a bit amorous this morning..too early for that LOL! Perhaps they know its Valentines Day:)

MA just got in and the roads in Laf are clear, no slick spots that I found. Smells fresh out, and no wind to deal with, you should be just fine. Have a safe trip my friend!

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Oh and I loved yor poem, cute

Teri

Anonymous said...

Yes Teri is right I just got the latest road report as well take a look.

I-65 REMINGTON TO BROOKSTON WET
I-65 BROOKSTON TO LAFAYETTE WET
I-65 LAFAYETTE TO FRANKFORT WET
I-65 FRANKFORT TO THORNTOWN WET
I-74 ILLINOIS TO VEEDERSBURG WET
I-74 VEEDERSBURG TO CRAWFORDSVILLE WET
OTHER US AND STATE ROADS WET
SECONDARY ROADS BEGINNING TO CLEAR

Have a good onn all

Justin.

Anonymous said...

Chris in T, be careful for what you wish for,,after reading older posts about blizzard babies, you may well end up with a new additon in Nov..

Take care

Anonymous said...

If we end up with another baby...there is a doctor who is going to have some explaining to do!!! LOL!!!

Bring on the snow!!!!!! We got a very nice DUSTING from this last one!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

LOL Chris, looks like Wed could be windy with snow!

Anonymous said...

Temps will be critical...there is still time to watch the next week or so....

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

I know, looks like rain on Tues rain with temps above freezing, and down hill from there..ICE maybe?

Anonymous said...

what happened to the sun?, is really gloomy

Richard said...

Bloggers,
Some have asked me to post photos. I did sign up for blogger and have posted pictures. just click on my name and at near the bottom of the page click on Richards Photography. I am by know means a professional. If you want to leave a comment (in due respect to Mikes blog) please leave it in my photo section in my blog.
I have several more to add so keep checking back.

Anonymous said...

!!!Hey all!!! just read through older posts ,came across this one no one commented on,

Anonymous said...
Anyone heard that Prangley might move to Florida?

February 13, 2009 4:47 PM

is this true or was someone trying to start something????

DONT LET IT BE TRUE!!!!!!

Richard said...

Attica recieved 1/2 inch of snow. I was looking at the river levels and Lafayette was at 18.8ft. Below is a link if interested in it.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=ind&product=RVS&issuedby=IND

Richard said...

I have not heard such a thing and if so I am sure it will be pretty confidential. I myself and other bloggers would hate to see such a wonderful person that Mike is move away from a great State (Indiana) with challenging weather to predict.

Anonymous said...

I posted about Prangley possibly moving. Rumor is that his wife is taking a job in Jacksonville, Florida...

HR

Anonymous said...

It would be horrible if Mike left..He is the best!!!Mike dont go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you here this rumor?? Mikes job is so important!

Richard said...

I hate rumors they can be decieving and hope this is just a rumor! :(

Anonymous said...

is that why Mike posted this???

There are good people no matter where you live but this teamwork and genuine concern for others is what I call the "Midwest Way". This attitude is unique to this part of the country and of course there are good, caring people no matter where you live, but there is a different level of helping your neighbor I have rarely seen elsewhere. I am convinced this Midwest Way is handed down from generation to generation and came about from the necessity to survive and endure the incredible weather that is experienced in this part of the country that you can find nowhere else in the world. This indelible spirit and the Midwest Way of doing things is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life which is not bad for an East Coast guy from Maryland.

I was very smart when I married a beautiful girl from Wisconsin and I count my blessings every day. She embodies all of this and more. This is a special place and it starts with the people that live here. Thank you! I guess Mark Twain was wrong after all, when he said everybody complains about the weather, yet they can do nothing about it. Here in Indiana people are doing something about the weather with the Midwest Way that does make a huge difference no matter what nature throws at us. Just take some time to read through this weather blog. There is a whole lot more than just weather going on here.

Anonymous said...

yes i heard that too. i would think he wouldn't like florida, no snow!

Anonymous said...

Mike loves his family, and I am sure that if his wife goes he goes..drats, his ma and pop lives there too

Richard said...

Being optimistic here. I am hoping that he is showing everyone the love that one another has for each other here in Indiana. Especially the way the bloggers have bonded.

Richard said...

and making new bloggers feel right at home. Like I said I am being optimistic. The post does make one think!

Anonymous said...

Oh gee was checking in, my what news..I hope it is not true, if so our loss and someones gain.. You are geat Mike..

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

Mike also stated something to make one think:

"Speaking of Spring...it is well underway now in Florida with blooming azaleas and high pollen counts. I told my Mom I would wash her car for her if I lived closer".

Anonymous said...

maybe that explains why Mike was in such a rush do to spring cleaning:(((((

Anonymous said...

Well I hate seeing Mike go if this is the worst case scenerio. I am sure he would land a very good job and that he would send a blog link and keep in contact with Indiana's finest bloggers. I am hoping that this is doesnt happen. Mike is the best and can se him go along ways with his degree.

Would to see something posted that would make all content.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Remember the picnic post and Mike said it is underway!!!
Maybe Mike might be around for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Wow did I miss out on alot today. Was at work. I would also hate to see Mike go. This is an awesome place and I have felt so welcome in here. People are so wonderful and truely caring and helpful. I have learned so much about weather and new links that I am so excited to learn more. Wow who would of thought I would love checking the weather out. But being an outside girl...it has really been neat.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

yeah and he wanted to get things started. Guess we will wait for him to clear it up. That is better in this case trying to predict....

Richard said...

Jamie,
Thanks! Would be great to see the migration. I posted some pics in my blog under Richards photography. There you can see sevral and I am still working on more to upload.

Richard said...

Very true on the picnic!!! Maybe he isnt planning on going anywhere. :) Would love an update on this but bet it wont happen.

Anonymous said...

Richard, WOW, the pics are so awesome. Are you sure you aren't pro. I am impressed. Loved the rainbow with the church steeple. I am also fond of the hummingbirds. See where you like hunting. What kind? Avid archery and gun...kind of crazy for a lady, but grew up on it. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. Oh and sent and email out to my friend. He said he would get me the link and email me back and I will pass it on to you.
Jamie

Richard said...

Jamie,
I like to Bird and Deer hunt. Looks like it maybe away of providing food and stocking the freezer wither wild game and of course Bluegill. :)
As far as the pictures. No I am not professional, just the passion for it.

Anonymous said...

Well, Richard...would agree on filling the freezer. They are beatiful creatures. But, I also deer hunt and got my first buck this year. Was so tickled. Love to bluegill fish with very ultralight tackle...LOL makes you think you are getting a huge fish. Well....your passion for photography is awesome. I am wanting to go out and get some deer shots from my stand this coming year. I have some great pics of wildlife...deer and eagles and other. Some sunsets and rises. There is nothing neater than nature.
jamie

Richard said...

I couldnt agree more!!! Being laid off and the way the economy is, it's just a wise descision on trying to keep afloat. You need to go to blogger.com and post your pics. It`s neat seeing others photos also.

Anonymous said...

I am no computer genius Richard, LOL It will take me time to figure it out. I was blown away that I even blog on here. LOL I will have to get with it. We have a freezer full of deer and I have figured alot of ways to cook it and use it. I was surprised that I use it as much as I do. But like you said with the economy and such. Going to teach myself how to can this summer. Hav a great garden, but have never canned and even grew up in the country. Did make wild raspberry jam several times. Yum!
Jamie

Anonymous said...

I thought Richard stated "If you want to leave a comment (in due respect to Mikes blog) please leave it in my photo section in my blog"

So why are the photos being talked about on Mike's Blog???? conversations shoud be on Richard's blog regarding his pic

Richard said...

Getting ready to take wife out.
I will be back later.

Anonymous said...

Have a great evening! Husband and I are doing the same!

Anonymous said...

HR was quick to reply they posted the rumor, 5 mins give or take, after someone pointed it out. hummmm! and I have not read other posts by HR, that I can remember,,odd to say the least.

Anonymous said...

the ugly grass is showing again. Ugh

Anonymous said...

A whole new can of worms has been opened here. All the talk about Mike leaving, and now the hunting of animals...I dont think I could look at another nature photo, knowing the person who shoots them with a camera also shoots them with weapons, to kill, tickles me pink.Yes we need food and to some killing is fun I wish not to read about it on Mikes Weather blog..go to your own bloggs.

Anonymous said...

To poster above,
There is no need to get rude. This is a friendly blog. And on slow weather days I seriously doubt Mike minds when people get off topic. I have never heard him ask people to ONLY talk about weather.
Thank You,

Anonymous said...

This is a friendly blog, and Mike posts photos of wild life, I dont think I am the only one who is aginst hunting! There has never been anything like that posted on this blog. and it is obvious that the two who enjoy talking about such have at least one blog of their own to yack about it.

Was not a rude comment, just makes my stomach churn reading about killing of animals..So I can post as I wish as well right??? Not just the weather correct???

Anonymous said...

I am one who is opposed to hunting. Not a topic many like to read or hear about. I agree there is a reason for hunting just not my thing..I am an outside guy and enjoy photography of live animals.

Question, how can you capture such nice photos then turn around and kill that creature? Do you trap as well? And what if you just wound that animal?

Please share your pleasure via email or another blog..

Thank you

Anonymous said...

I feel like I just read an issue of Field and Stream, yuck.

Anonymous said...

the rumor about mike leaving is most likely true...his wife works for state farm with my mother in law and they do have an operations center in jacksonville...how sad, mike will be missed by all!

Anonymous said...

working for state farm?? Heck lots of insurnace companies out there. Is she the president of the company? Really? Must be important for Mike to leave.

Anonymous said...

????? Did Mike and his wife ask you to pass on this imformation? This is very personal info to be givin out! If Mike wanted to share he would have done so in his own time! For some reason he did not.

Really!

Cheryl in Brookfield Heights said...

Until Mike either confirms or quashes the rumor, I think we need to move on to other topics of conversation. I would go into mourning if he were to move on, but it's a personal decision for Mike, Julie and the girls to make... let's let it go until he chooses to discuss it.

Tomorrow should be a lovely Sunday - let's all enjoy it.

Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Cheryl well said, I was going to post my thoughts but you stated all perfectly! Thank you!

Yes tomorrow does look to be a pretty day. Now later in the week could be a different story, And some have a 3 day weekend, YES!

Teri in Laf.

Anonymous said...

Whoever listed the negativity of the post getting off beat really needs a reality check!! I think it is ludicrous and uncalled for. So lay off of the regular bloggers here. If you have nothing nice to say then be polite!

Anonymous said...

i apologize for my comment, mike has posted about state farm before so i assumed it was common knowlege.

Anonymous said...

Mike sorry to get off the path of weather an on another subject. Was not intented to offend anyone. Will keep it to strictly weather and weather related subjects. Apologies!
Jamie

Anonymous said...

OH WOW!!!! I haven't even taken the time to read through all of this....but let me tell you all this...

I have told Mike for 2 years....almost to the DAY...since the Blizzard 2007....that he is beyond the Lafyette market. He could be working in a much larger market....I was thinking north vs south....but anyway....a LARGER MARKET. He has assured me that he is happy here....and in fact, loves it here.

I have no reason to think that he is leaving.

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

I WOULD HATE TO THINK OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HE LEAVES....EVER!!!....

I don't normally type all CAPS...unless I am sad, pissed, or mad....

This time, it is passionate. Mike can't leave....who in the world would replace him, if/when he leaves?? No one!!! Maybe Randy and I could?? We could be entertaining....probably no one else would like us.... UGH!!! MIKE CAN NOT LEAVE!!!!

Chris in Tipton!!

Anonymous said...

What I would like to know about is there suppose to be a big snow coming in this week if so how much are we suppose to get?

Anonymous said...

Good morning bloggers, Did all have a nice Valentine's Day? Whooa, was checking the blog as I normally do, a lot of stuff going on here!
Mike would be sorely missed if he were to move on, after all it his career!

I am saddend by the fact that someone even posted such a thing.

Perhaps it true perhaps not. Did the one who posted ever stop to think this is Mikes personal life and maybe could be in the making or maybe not? That perhaps Mike had not notified all nor his wife at this time? So personal, should have not been posted.

Jamie I dont think getting off the topic of weather was an issue, I think the topic of hunting was an issue to some.

All have a wonderful day, enjoy while you can looks like more rain starting by mid week!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the issue of hunting as well. Am sorry if it offended anyone. Understand and I won't post about it again. Like I said....did not mean to upset anyone at all was never my intention. Apologies again.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the issue of hunting as well. Am sorry if it offended anyone. Understand and I won't post about it again. Like I said....did not mean to upset anyone at all was never my intention. Apologies again.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Jamie, not to worry, hunting is a touchy subject with some. I read the all the postings.

I think with the post of Mike's leaving just excellerated. At least nothing bad was posted. Keep posting blogger freind!!

Teri

Anonymous said...

oops typos LOL!

Anonymous said...

boy I just got an email that Jasper Co. is still under a flood warning, how are things up that way gang?

Anonymous said...

Teri, thanks so much for that blog. I was upset that I had offended everyone. I had thought about not coming back, but there are some really neat people in here and friendly. Thanks again. Have a great day Teri.... Had some major frost this morning and still have some snow on the ground. When and how much snow is coming in this week. I thought rain, but see a couple of different sites that show snow and rain and snow mix.
Jamie

Anonymous said...

11:01 AM EST Sun-Feb-15
The Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING
Indiana counties
DAVIESS, FOUNTAIN, GREENE, LAWRENCE, MARTIN, MORGAN, OWEN, PARKE, TIPPECANOE, VERMILLION, VIGO, WARREN

Anonymous said...

Jamie, you are welcome, I understand, I was attacked in one post, and Mike called on it. I will admit that I do not like hunting, but it is a way of life for others and needs to be done. However I do like to fish LOL! But we wont go there.


You seem very nice and do not be upset, please keep posting!

Teri

Anonymous said...

i see in the forcast that there is snow on thursday and friday.. how much snow are to be getting???

Anonymous said...

High wind occurring on Feb 18. Maximum sustained 30 mph (maximum gust 48 mph). here we go again! boo

Anonymous said...

http://www.operationmigration.org/
Richard, here is that site. It is whooping cranes.

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody let me clear up what is coming.

another system for late Tuesday into Wednesday. I'M looking for this system to start out as rain and then change over to snow. Currently not looking like an ice event which is great news but just a good old rain to snow. Currently I look for rain to be around a quarter inch and snowfall around an inch. Heavier amounts of snow can be found more north with this system so Lake effect snow will be watched and up around South bend, and even Chicago at this time. This is still a few days out and amounts can change so I will keep you posted as needed.

Today we look good so get out and enjoy.

The flood watches and warnings are still out and we are currently at 16.97ft and flood stage is at 11.0ft. Good news is with the few dry days I'M forecasting it will help for the rivers to keep falling.

Hope this helps all..... Have a great day!

Justin.

Richard said...

Jamie
Thank you for the link. Dont let some one ruffle any feathers. I don`t let ignorence run me away.

Anonymous said...

What is with wanting a major snow storm?All it does is put a major burden on a already strained budget and puts lives at risk,and don't start with the negitive bs.Last week someone was reporting a 1/2" in. of snow and a 4" drift in front of thier door.I guess it does'nt take much to get some people excited.Your neighbors and mine are losing thier jobs,homes,insurance.I apoligize for not being able to worship your snow gods.Let the attacks begin!

Anonymous said...

wow is all i can say to the last comment. what is with some people, we all dont live under a rock on here! cant we all just get along? there is one or two in every crowd and yes people r loosing jobs as a matter of fact im down to about 4 days a MONTH this is all besides the point dont mourn on the past but SPRING into the future! might endup better then u were if u put forth a lil effort. enjoy a nice monday to those of u that may have it off for the holiday!

scott in monticello

Anonymous said...

gosh I just read the older blog, some are still going at with bashing snow lovers..at least they were not smart enough to see that a new blog had been posted thank goodness.