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January 19, 2019: Winter Storm Summary

Snow, ice, wind & bitter cold occurred with second winter storm of the winter.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2019 10:48 AM
Updated: Jan. 25, 2019 10:38 PM

January 19 winter storm greatly impacted travel & resulted in travel watches & advisories for the area.  Some roads were impassible & closed by extensive blowing & drifting snow.  Benton & Warren counties were under a travel ban (warning), the highest level of travel alert on the scale.  Multiple power outages occurred Fountain to Montgomery & Clinton counties from wind breaking ice-weighted limbs.

Snowfall was 3-6" over much of the area, except in the south, where more ice than snowfall occurred.  Even in the heart of the area, snow began as a brief period of light freezing rain & some sleet.  In the south, up to 1" of sleet & up to 0.25" of glaze ice reportedly occurred.  Viewing area-wide 1-7" of snow/ice occurred.

4-8" was forecast with the potential of more ice cutting amounts in the south.  There was also the potential of a few locations elsewhere, just failing to reach the 4" mark & a few locations just exceeding 8".  Two locations reported more than 6", that was the NWS COOP observer 1 mile north of Flora with 7".

Light freezing rain/sleet at first & domination of ice in the south cut totals some, especially in the south.

Wind was a big factor, especially in the evening.

This was one report from the emergency manager in Warren County to NWS Indianapolis:

COUNTY PLOWS RESUMED THE FIGHT AT FIRST
LIGHT AND ARE HAMPERED BY ABANDONED VEHICLES
AND CONTINUOUS DRIFTING AROUND THE COUNTY.
JOINT OPS WERE DONE THRU THE NIGHT WITH
BENTON COUNTY ALONG SR 26 RESCUING SEVERAL
STRANDED MOTORISTS. EMS IS CURRENTLY OUT
WITH FIRE AND SNOW PLOWS ON ROUTINE 911
CALLS WITH VERY EXTENDED RESPONSE TIMES DUE
TO THE SNOW. PLOWS ARE HAVING TROUBLE NOT
BECOMING STUCK THEMSELVES. UTILITY WEBSITES
SHOW SPOTTY POWER OUTAGES WHICH ARE BEING
PROMPTLY ADDRESSED.

Overall, snowfall was less than the last storm, but there was more ice, wind & then proceeding colder weather.  Wind Chill Advisory was up for northeastern part of area Sunday morning due to dangerous wind chills well below zero (less than -10).

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BREAKDOWN OF MEASURED ICE & SNOWFALL (CoCoRaHs, NWS COOP & WLFI Spotter & Observer Totals [Private Citizens to EMA to Law Enforcement]):

MONTGOMERY: 1-2" (Ice & Snow Together with Up to 0.25" Glaze)

FOUNTAIN: 1-4" (Ice & Snow Together)

WARREN: 2.2-4"

TIPPECANOE: 3-6"

BENTON: 3-6"

WHITE: 3.3-6"

CLINTON: 1-4"

CARROLL: 3.5-7"

HOWARD: 3.5-5"

CASS: 3.5-6"

MIAMI: 2.3-4.5"

FULTON: 4.5-6"

PULASKI: 4-5"

JASPER: 3-5"

NEWTON: 2-5"

MONTGOMERY: 1-2"

2.0" Linden (Snow & (Ice)

2.0" 5 Miles West-Northwest of New Ross (Snow & Ice)

2.0" 3 Miles Northeast of Crawfordsville (Snow & Ice)

1.7" 6 Miles Southeast of Crawfordsville (Snow & Ice)

1.0" Crawfordsville (Snow & Ice)

FOUNTAIN: 1-4"

4.0" 3 Miles Northeast of Attica

3.5" Attica

1.0" Veedersburg (Ice & Snow)

1.0" Covington (Ice & Snow)

1.0" 3 Miles East of Covington (Ice & Snow Together with 0.25" Ice)

WARREN: 2.2-4"

4.0" Pine Village

2.2" 1 Mile Southwest of Pence (Snow & Ice Together)

WHITE: 3.3-6"

6.0" Burnettsville

6.0" Brookston

5.0" 3 Miles North of Monticello

4.5" Wolcott

3.5" Monticello

3.3" 5 Miles West of Chalmers

TIPPECANOE: 3-6"

6.0" Battle Ground

6.0" Buck Creek

6.0" 4 Miles Southwest of Delphi

4.5" 4 Miles Northwest of West Lafayette

4.1" 2 Miles West of West Lafayette

4.0" 3 Miles North of Romney

4.0" 2 Miles Southwest of West Lafayette

4.0" 5 Miles Northeast of Dayton

3.8" 6 Miles Northwest of West Lafayette

3.5" Lafayette

3.2" 3 Miles Northeast of Lafayette

3.0" 1 Mile Southeast of Lafayette

BENTON: 3-6"

6" 5 Miles West of Round Grove

4.0" Otterbein

4.0" Fowler

3.5" Earl Park

3.0" Ambia

CARROLL: 3.5-7"

7.0" 1 Mile North of Flora

6.0" 5 Miles Northeat of Delphi

5.0" Camden

3.5" Burlington

CLINTON: 1-4"

4.0" Frankfort Disposal (Snow & Ice)

4.0" Rossville (Snow & Sleet)

3.0" Michigantown (Snow & Ice)

2.5" 1 Mile East of Frankfort (1" of Sleet & Glaze of ice)

1.0" Colfax (Mostly Sleet & Ice)

HOWARD: 3.5-5"

5.0" East of Greentown

4.0" 1 Mile Northwest of Kokomo

4.0" Kokomo

4.0" Russiaville

3.5" 1 Mile East of Kokomo

CASS: 3.5-6"

6.0" Young America

6.0" Twelve Mile

5.0" Logansport

4.0" Walton

MIAMI: 2.3-4.5"

4.5" 4 Miles East of Peru

4.0" 1 Mile North-Northwest of Peru

2.3" 1 Mile Northeast of Denver

FULTON: 4.5-6"

6.0" 1 Mile West-Northwest of Rochester

5.0" Rochester

5.0" 6 Miles Northwest of Rochester

4.5" Akron

PULASKI: 4-5"

5.0" Francesville

4.0" Winamac

JASPER: 3-5"

5.0" Wheatfield

4.8" 4 Miles Southwest of Demotte

4.2" Demotte

3.5" Remington

3.5" 2 Miles South-Southwest of Rensselaer

3.5" Southside of Rensselaer

3.5" 5 Miles Southwest of Rensselaer

3.0" Rensselaer

NEWTON: 2-5"

5.0" Roselawn

3.5" Kentland

3.5" Morocco

3.5" 2 Miles Northeast of Kentland

3.5" Goodland

2.0" 1 Mile Northwest of Morocco

WIND (Measured Wind Gusts Via AWOS, ASOS, INDOT & Mesonet Stations):

42 mph Fowler

42 mph 5 Miles Northeast of Delphi

39 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport

39 mph Purdue University Airport

38 mph 2 Miles West of West Lafayette

38 mph Rossville

37 mph Morroco

37 mph Kentland

37 mph Attica

36 mph Dayton

36 mph 5 Miles North of Rensselaer

36 mph 7 Miles North of Medaryville

35 mph I-65/Iroquois River

35 mph Galveston

34 mph Peru Municipal Airport

34 mph I-65/Indiana 28

33 mph I-65/US 24 (Remington)

33 mph Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

33 mph Logansport-Cass County Airport

32 mph White County Airport

32 mph Grissom ARB

28 mph Rochester-Fulton County Airport

28 mph Winamac

LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE MORNING OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:

4 Kokomo Municipal Airport

5 Grissom Air Reserve Base

5 Peru Municipal Airport

5 Logansport-Cass County Airport

7 Morocco (Mesonet)

7 Flora Municipal Airport

7 Winamac (Mesonet)

8 Fowler (Mesonet)

8 Attica (Mesonet)

9 Rochester-Fulton County Airport

9 Monticello-White County Airport

9 WLFI-TV

9 Covington (Mesonet)

10 Frankfort Municipal Airport

10 Purdue University Airport

12 Remington

12 Jasper County Airport

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Drying out with seasonal temps as we finish the work week.
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