Friday, February 20, 2009

Sectional Pairings Snow Fizzles Out!


It is true the models that were having trouble getting a handle on this system all week long are now playing catch-up and I think we will end up with an inch or less in Lafayette. It is good news for all the travelers. The old Hoosier saying that we get a big snow around sectional basketball time looks like it may not come true this year. Over the course of the week I am glad we were all in agreement with those lower snow totals, but I am a bit surprised at just how much this system seems to have fizzled.

One big reason for this is the latest storm track shifting about 50 miles farther north. With this storm going so far to the north it will draw in even warmer temperatures helping to keep snow totals down. We could wake up with above freezing temperatures tomorrow morning in Lafayette! This is why I am downplaying snow accumulations. Also, I would not be shocked if a little rain mixed in as well. We of course will not let our guard down and watch this system carefully as it moves our way at over 120 mph!!
Strange things have been k
nown to happen. There are winter weather advisories from White County northward. These areas could squeeze out a couple inches of snow. Kids will at least have a chance to make miniature snowmen or should I say a "slushman". If you are traveling north to South Bend or Chicago, those are the areas that have real snowman and sledding weather. Here at home we will have light and intermittent snow. Here is your latest snow time line.


I will check back later this evening with an update...hopefully by 10:30 p.m. Have a good night and enjoy those basketball games!

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

well, we got our answer from mike so less than an inch of snow for the Laf. area, that stinks

Anonymous said...

What?! Uuuggghh!!! And here I canceled my travel plans thinking there was gonna be a lot of snow, ugh! Oh well. :-/

Anonymous said...

yep, still think it could be windy and messy! Slushy yuck. I would rather be home than on the roads!

Anonymous said...

Forecast on precp. amounts days in advance are fun to watch and speculate on, but as an old timer I wait until 10-12 hours before a system arrives to get a handle on precipitation. And then it usually changes. Aint weather watching great.

Anonymous said...

Was looking forward to the snow, but since I need to go to Purdue tomorrow morning I am kind of glad. Of course, if we got enough snow was hoping it would cancel. Oh well, it figures, we never get the snow forcasted something always changes but it is good to be prepared. Maybe we will get surprised sometime???

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

What a pretty eve. I know it wont last long:( sitting here waiting for Mike's weather forcast, also watching a young one out my front window, walking their new puppy, they keep moving the small pup from spot to spot, waiting for it to go! So cute, the pup does not want to be on the ground.Wants to be held. Darling!

Anonymous said...

Heading to Indy for Boat show tomorrow so am glad the snow has fizzled on us! Hate to travel when it is snowing.

Anonymous said...

Snow lovers,

Pray hard that we will be surprised tomorrow morning and that the clipper will have brought lots of snow and not less, I have seen this pattern before where the snow amount was changed to less than an inch and we woke up to 4 or 5 inches of snow, Mike seemed bummed since the weather changed. Hopefully it will change for him and all us snow lovers.

Anonymous said...

I'm bummed!!

Anonymous said...

I have been watching this clipper along with others, I was wondering about the temps..I am the one who posted the slushy yuck, forgot to sign was typing fast,.

Would be nice for a surprise and have all snow tomorrow! But glad for no snow for tonight, for we are heading out to a BIG BB game..

have fun tracking bloggers..
Stay safe..

Teri

Anonymous said...

Its nearly march, chances are going lower

Anonymous said...

Laf Jeff at Brownsburg,,what a game! The weather was just annouced 5 inches of snow forcasted for Brownsburg area, what?? Great BB Game gathering at friends home.. ..will check back!

Anonymous said...

Accuweather is saying 4.8" of snow, I don't understand the wide difference in totals. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I dont understand as well!

Anonymous said...

Everyone has their own thoughts about what the weather might do. It is and always has been a best guess game.

Anonymous said...

By the looks of the maps and radars we are still in a small snow cone, but not a storm zone!

T & R in Laf :) daughter did not want me to sign her words, LOL

Anonymous said...

Teri

Anonymous said...

Darn I got caught!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why is accuweather calling for 1-3 tonight and 1-3 tomorrow? Do they know something we don't? they were calling for that earlier and then went with what everyone else was saying and now they have gone back to the bigger snow, i looked at intellicast.com and it looks like the bulk of the snow is more northern, but there is some moisture coming into central ill now, is laf really not getting anything or is this a big trick

Anonymous said...

accuweather just uses computer models to predict how much snow. Some of the time they are right, some of the time they aren't. Mike is a human and can see all of the factors coming together which will result in a very small snowfall.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the night owls? too early?:-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to all you snow lovers!!! I am so ready for Spring. Mike if your bummed its not your fault that nature has its own plan. Its going to go wherever it wants and shift whenever it wants. All you can do is your very best and that you do and very much appreciated.
I guess the sectionals this year will be Winter vs Spring and Spring winning.

Richard

Anonymous said...

wow we've gone from it could be 7 inches to nothing....yet again...seems like betting against the forcasters is the safest bet....

Anonymous said...

I have to believe in our local people. They are doing the best job that they can....I firmly believe that weather is not an exact science. Forecasting has gotten a thousand times better in my life time. I have every reason to believe that with improved technology....forecasting will get better too. It is a TOUGH job at times.

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Accu has taken my town down from 4.7 to 2.6 inches today. I think that they are slow to recognize that the low will track farther north than earlier thought. It's sad....I love winter so much....and really love the snow. I am afraid that our chances are dwindling down to nothing!

Chris in Tipton

Anonymous said...

Mike I will see you all here in the morning!

I still like 1" to 2" for our area. I know everybody is calling for something different but we can only call for what our maps are telling us!

We will soon find out just how much we are going to get as it's falling! ;)

Have a good night bloggers and Mike see you in the Morning....................

Justin.

Anonymous said...

i've read 5 different radars 5 diffent callings. So I guess what we see is what we get. Thats my Indiana motto..

Anonymous said...

just got home from work and nothing falling from the skys! off to the boat show in ohhhhh 7hrs better get a wink of sleep great work mike! u r the best, funny thing is is 1-2 inches of snow was or am going to boat show. 7 inches of snow was or am going to the boat show, plus pull people out of the ditch on the way! one thing about weather and i and if its going on im outside watchin it!

s in m

Anonymous said...

sleeting in Laf! walkways are starting to get slick.. and temp
31* darn

Anonymous said...

Seems I can hear the sleet but flakes look big like snow. Roads are becoming dusted over.

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

Nothing in Attica as of 6:27 a.m.
Temp 30 degrees.
Did we hit a dry slot. Frankfort in th post was reporting sleet and giant flakes?

Richard

Anonymous said...

typo Not giant but big flakes.

Anonymous said...

i visisting in Illinois on the Il and wisconson boarder and i can tell you that it is coming down hard... i am so ready for spring. but at least i know i wont have to shovel when i get home tomorrow night.. thanks mike you are the best

Anonymous said...

Just think 8 more days and it will be March!!!

Anonymous said...

Very windy in Laf. a dusting of snow on the roads and temp of 34* keeps going up!Radar is crazy looking! Looks like Indy is getting freezing rain!

Anonymous said...

What we had didn't last long. Just windy here.

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

I am so tired of wind!

Anonymous said...

Lanna,
If we had anything, I missed it!! Actually didnt miss it. :) So tired of snow and cold.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Richard,

The closer it gets to March the more ready I am ready for this weather to leave!!! After the last big rain we got, and the mess it made in my basement, I could do without any of this!!!

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

Lanna in Frankfort, are you a walker and a runner? perhaps into gym? I think I might know who you are

Anonymous said...

Lanna,
Yeah I am physically fit but I dont do any running or walking. I do work out on occasion at a friends house. They have a gym in thier basemnet and a suana...Its sweet!!!

Richard

Anonymous said...

Richard,
I like to walk, not run. I have been to the YMCA here in town a few times. Many years ago I went to a gym on 52, can't remember the name of it. It wasn't too far from the old HH Gregg.

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

How do you think you know me?

Anonymous said...

Sorry read that last blog wrong

Anonymous said...

Lanna, if you wish not to answer I understand. I thought perhaps you are The Lanna I used to work with:)

Anonymous said...

Richard,

Where did you used to work?

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

Lanna someone else asked you a question at 7:43...I over looked it and thought you was asking me

Richard

Anonymous said...

Culligan

Anonymous said...

LOL! I asked the question to Lanna:) I used to work for Tipp. co.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Richard...I guess I was confused. For whomever asked me the question...just read what I said to Richard. Sorry for all the confusion. There aren't very many Lanna's in Frankfort, chances are you could know me. Tell me who you are then we will know. I have to leave now heading to Purdue, I will check back later. Hopefully, the snow stays away til I get back home.

Lanna in Frankfort

Anonymous said...

yeah I posted that you posted a comment at 7:43 to her...lol

Richard

Anonymous said...

Last time I was in Frankfort was when they made the movie Blue Chips. Honestly dont know anyone in Frankfort.

Richard

Anonymous said...

LOL Richard, we know you are physcially fit LOL! Sorry for the confusion. I thought that I might have worked with Lanna in PE

Anonymous said...

Good morning bloggers!

Woke to the sound of sleet hitting the windows, then turned into big snow flakes! The side roads look speckled from the snow, and it did not amount to much at all. Temp in Laf where I am located is 34 degrees. Very pretty out, but is windy and a bit slick underfoot!

Teri in Laf

Anonymous said...

We still have no active weather as of now 8:21 a.m. This system must be hitting the edge of Tippy and heading norhtwest.

Richard in Attica

Anonymous said...

Could be Richard! The sun was showing its self now getting cloudy, looking at the radar it could be moving in shortly. What is the temp your way?

Teri

Anonymous said...

The temp here is 35.4* And the turtle doves are cooing:) Just went out and took a pic.. so pretty!

Teri in L

Anonymous said...

In Rochester, it started sleeting between 5:30-6:00 am this morning, then turned over to all snow. The snow only lasted about one hour, and we received what I would call a dusting to 1/2 an inch. It was just enough for the state highway to get the plows on the road.

F/C

Anonymous said...

radar shows snow over Tipp co. not snowing where I am located, must not be reaching the ground!

Anonymous said...

Teri
Temp 36 degrees
Radar is showing some green headed towards our way. Dont know if it will hit the ground or not!!

Richard

Anonymous said...

Teri ,
Have your pic posted. Love to see other peeps pictures.

Richard

Anonymous said...

if I was this far off in my job performance,I would have lost my job long ago ang people would have been hurt.

Richard said...

Negative people have issues. :) Can`t remember who quoted that.

Anonymous said...

Richard, the only way I can to that is to send them to Mike. I dont have my own blog and have no idea how to create one:)

The sunrise was so pretty and with the birds.

It is starting to get dark here.

Teri

Anonymous said...

click on my name on the above post and click on Richards Phtotgraphy. you can comment on pictures there. I havent figured out how to put them in order, so just scroll down Eagles are at the bottom of the page.

Richard

Anonymous said...

Not again! All ignore the neg comments, dont even post back! some one trying to stir things up on this nice blog!

Richard said...

Teri,

www.blogger.com you can create an
account there. it will ask for a url you can type in e.g. teriandfamilyblogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Richard.
I have some really nice ones. A friend of mine, who at that time was into wild life rescue, saved a baby eagle who fell out of its nest. A neat story, but I forget all the details. I do know putting it back in the nest did not work, and they tried to build some sort of a stand..well the babe ended up in the rehab center, was fed and loved, and was set free as an eagle should be.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, bloggers! Wow, sky so heavy this morning we need a light inside to see. Big flakes of snow are falling here with a temp of 36*. I was to come to Laf midmorning but have changed plans. The wind is to come in strong this afternoon with some type precip. I don't want to take a chance so will stay put!

Stay safe everyone! And, have a super Saturday!

MA in REM

Anonymous said...

Temps 38 in Tipp CO. wind is howling, wonder could we see a T-storm?

Richard said...

Good Morning MA,
We are setting at 36 degrees and the wind is presently 27 mph. The wind just started picking up here in Attica.
weatherunderground is showing precip coming in and looks like Frankfort could get some moderate rain or snow.
Teri, Thank you for the compliment. Great thing you have done with the eaglet!!! I gave you the link for the blogger its worth the try. If I can do it you can do it. :)

Anonymous said...

Why is it when someone post a comment that is contrary to your thinking they become a neg. person.(and i am not that person,trust me I would'nt be that kind to some of you people}They stated their opionon,just as everyone of you have.You people need to get over yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Just started snowing again in Laf. blowing like crazy. Gald you are staying put Mary Anne!

I sent you and email:)

Teri

Anonymous said...

Getting very ugly in Lafayette! The wind is really strong, blowing things around!

Richard said...

9:18 a.m we are officially getting some snow in Attica! It is on the light side.

Anonymous said...

Outside of Kingman, we are getting snow/rain but it is turning to heavier snow now. I'm like everyone else ready for warm weather.Tired of being in the house every week-end.

Anonymous said...

Lafayette is looking wild! snow blowing from every which way! Mostly from the south but when the big gusts hit almost a white out!

Richard said...

This is from noaa for Attica. The snow is starting to get heavier. So we may see that 1-2 inches.

Today: Snow, mainly before 1pm. Temperature falling to around 27 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 18 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Anonymous said...

Mike just gave an update!

Spring Feva said...

C'mon spring!!!! im tired of winter and all of it's teasing.