January 18: 4:45 PM Update with A Few Minor Tweaks to Winter Storm Forecast

Few tweaks here with new data in.

Posted: Jan 18, 2019 4:21 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2019 5:12 PM

Winter Storm Warning is now up for the entire viewing area.

1.  It appears that we will hit our high tomorrow of 28-32 around noon, then begin to fall.  We could be down to 20-25 by early evening.  This will result in decreasing wind chills to near zero & the snow type will change.  It will start bit wetter to just about normal 10:1 ratio, then get drier & more powdery midday & onward.  This will increase the blowing & drifting risk.

2.  Gusts of 35-40 mph are still likely with a couple isolated gusts 40-45 mph.

3.  Some freezing rain & sleet is still possible for Fountain & Montgomery counties.

4.  Heaviest snowfall is still likely morning to early afternoon.

5.  It will be windy all day, but the peak wind gusts are more likely late afternoon.

6.  Significant blowing & drifting snow is still likely with travel greatly hampered to near impossible, especially in rural areas.

7.  5-8" looks good for a total.  I few reports may be under 5" & a couple reports may exceed 8" slightly, but overall 5-8" seems reasonable.

8.  It is possible that a brief spurt of some light freezing rain may precede the snow tonight.

It is an active forecast with lots of wind.  From the winter storm, then bitterly cold weather, followed by flash thaw to flash freeze, then a bounce back with snow potential Friday, this pattern will trend toward frigid weather in late January with a couple overnights perhaps down to -20 actual air temperature.

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