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 known 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!