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February 24, 6 PM Weather Forecast Update

Wind-driven snow......& unseasonably cold weather ahead.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 4:56 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2020 5:57 PM

Heavier snowfall is indeed shifting southward.

So, there is increasing potential of significant snow in our northwestern areas.

Totals will tend to decrease with southward extent, but the entire viewing area is looking at some amount of snowfall accumulation.

The heaviest totals of the entire storm are over Kankakee, Lake & Porter to St. Joseph & then on into counties in southern Michigan.  12" totals are possible there. 

Potential is there for +6" snow in parts of Newton & Jasper counties.

All of this snow in the area would fall late Tuesday night to Wednesday late afternoon-early evening overall.

Could the heavier snowfall shift even farther south?  It is possible.  It also just might stay right in this corridor seen below.

New data will keep rolling in & we will update continually.

I will be able to firm up some numbers & put them out by tomorrow morning......possibly tonight (dependent upon model & analog performance & agreement).

Winds may gust to 40 mph from the northeast, then north to north-northwest Tuesday night-Wednesday-Wednesday night.

So, blowing & drifting snow will be an issue, even with the snow being rather wet given the high sustained winds (20-25 mph) & 40 mph gusts.

Lows Wednesday night may drop to 15-20 with wind chills as low as -7.

Sun will appear Thursday with wind diminishing & highs in the 20s.

An Alberta clipper will pivot through region Thursday night-Friday morning.

It will have a band of very minor to minor accumulating snowfall.

Exact track is in question.  It may pass southwest of our area or could affect us with some snow.

We will monitor.

Otherwise, highs should run in the 20s on Friday.

With clear skies & calm winds, lows in the single digits to potentially 0 or below by early Saturday morning.

I am forecasting 6 for Greater Lafayette with 4-11 for the viewing area as a whole with the potential of some areas getting even colder.

The official record low for West Lafayette is 0 set in 1980.

I forecasted 12 for Sunday morning (7-15 area-wide). 

The official record low for West Lafayette on Sunday morning is -12 set in 1960 (the all-time record low for the month of March with records back to 1879).

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A much cooler day with strong winds and some late-day showers.
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