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The First of Multiple Rounds of Snow Arrives

Multiple rounds of accumulating snowfall are expected to affect Greater Lafayette in the coming days.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 7:01 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 7:01 PM

Good Evening,

Winter Strom Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories extend from Montana to Michigan this evening and it’s all thanks to what may go down as the single most significant winter storm the Midwest has seen in over a year.

The heavy snow riding southeastward on the back of an advancing warm front may drop as much as 12” to 18” of snowfall across portions of Northern Indiana, Illinois and Southern Michigan between now and Friday night!

The first of the snowfall will reach our northwestern counties after 8:00 P.M. ET this evening, it will push east across Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Fulton Counties before lifting just north of the viewing area and wreaking snowy havoc across the far northern reaches of the state.

Unfortunately, there’s still plenty of data to suggest that parts of those four counties mentioned above could receive between 4” and even 8” of snow accumulation by tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. ET. Tippecanoe County, along with the majority of the viewing area will see little to no snowfall during the 24 hour period in question.

That being said, we’re not out of the woods quite yet; two more rounds of snowfall are expected to swing through the region before the end of our weekend ahead. In addition to tonight and tomorrow’s snowfall, we’ll see another burst early Saturday morning and then a more substantial one Saturday night into Sunday evening.

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