Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Temperatures Plummet & Slick Roads Return
I still like a half-inch to one inch of snow across the area. The snow should be heaviest between 8 p.m. and midnight before it settles down. Temperatures will only be in the middle to upper teens by morning but more importantly wind chills will be near zero as you can see above. Usually computer forecasts cannot handle the dense, heavy polar air masses as they move down from Canada. I like to subtract at least five degrees from the numbers you see above to get a real idea of how cold it will feel. BRRRRRRRR!
The bigger snow system I am watching arrives Friday night into Saturday morning. I will have more on that tonight at 11 p.m. and it even has an unusual name you may not have heard of. Right now we should have no problem seeing two to three inches of snow. The real question is can we squeeze out five inches of snow in some areas. See you soon and send in some snow pictures if you can along with those totals. Thanks for all your help!
Visibilities across Illinois and northwest Indiana have dropped to near one mile so this snow will cause some problems on the roadways in a hurry. Be careful.
Here are those all-important rainfall totals from our weather watchers. What a difference a week makes! The rivers will not be raging this time around but continue a nice slow fall! You can see nobody out on the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge and for good reason as those bitter winter winds have returned. Just think those 70s will be here in two weeks!