January 28, 10 PM Weather Forecast Update: Iced Over with Snow Showers & Howling Winds

The first round of intense cold is roaring in, only to be followed by an intense round of historic cold tomorrow night to Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 28, 2019 8:59 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2019 9:11 AM

The area is largely iced over with flash freeze making many roads, parking lots, sideways, trails, streets, driveways all treacherous.  Snow showers are falling with coating & dusting over that ice, but much of it is just blowing everywhere & drifting about as wind continues to gust to 40 mph at times.

Wind chills are -12 to 0 as of 10 p.m. over the viewing area.

Here at the travel advisories as of 9:30 p.m. for the viewing & state of Indiana as a whole per

Peak measured gusts afternoon-evening as of 9:30 p.m. either with the frontal passage or the strong winds behind it:

48 mph 1 Mile Southeast of Mulberry

46 mph Round Grove (Southwest White)

45 mph 6 Miles Southeast of Michigantown

43  mph Purdue University Airport

43 mph Morocco

43 mph Fowler

42 mph WLFI

41 mph Kentland Municipal Airport

41 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport

41 mph 7 Miles Southwest of Brook

41 mph 2 Miles Southwest of Rossville

40 mph Brookston

40 mph Attica

40 mph 8 Miles Northeast of Rensselaer

40 mph 1 Mile Southwest of Veteran's Memorial Parkway/US 52

40 mph Covington

39 mph Logansport-Cass County Airport

38 mph 2 Miles Southeast of Brookston

38 mph 1 Mile South of Beard (Clinton County)

38 mph I-65/Indiana 28

38 mph Jasper County Airport

37 mph 4 Miles Northeast of Monon

37 mph Grissom ARB

36 mph I-65/U.S. 24

36 mph White County Airport

35 mph Crawfordsville Municipal Airport

35 mph I-65/Iroquois River

35 mph Galveston Airport

34 mph Amboy

33 mph Winamac

33 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport

33 mph Fulton County Airport

33 mph 4 Miles Northwest of Rochester

31 mph Twelve Mile


Wind-driven snow showers, squalls & flurries will continue now off & on right to Tuesday night.  The strong winds will blow the dusty, powdery snow everywhere atop the rock-solid old snow & ice.  Visibility may drop greatly at times.

The snow showers/squalls may be enhanced along the second Arctic front that will pass in the 2-5 p.m. time frame, ushering in the extreme cold.  Winds may gust 40-45 mph with that front with overall wind gusts Tuesday in the 28-37 mph range.

However, even Tuesday morning, wind chills will run -22 to -14 south to north over the viewing area.  Wind chills will stay in the -16 to -9 range all day with highs in the single digits to teens, before falling near then below zero behind second front.

A good coating of snow is likely now-Tuesday night.  I think some areas will get 1" to 1.5" of snow, but it will be hard to measure given the dry, light nature of it & the gusty wind.

Blowing & drifting will be an issue to Thursday morning.

Temperatures of -25 to -16 are likely late Tuesday night, Wednesday, Wednesday night & Thursday morning.

Wind chills of -50 to -35 are expected Wednesday morning to Wednesday night.

We will likely be below zero over much of the area Tuesday 7 p.m. to Thursday noon, which will result in substantial mortality of the Emerald Ash Borer (especially given up to 33 hours of -15 or less actual air temperature).  This one positive thing regarding the cold.

Temperatures will rise Thursday night through the single digits to teens to around 20 Friday after a round of 1-2" of snowfall from a clipper Thursday night.

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Gradual warm-up ahead........
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