Tracking a winter storm

We are tracking a potent winter storm that will bring significant snowfall near Lake Michigan, southern Michigan and northern Indiana/Illinois Thursday night and Friday.

Posted: Feb 8, 2018 12:34 PM

We are tracking a potent winter storm that will bring significant snowfall near Lake Michigan, southern Michigan and northern Indiana/Illinois Thursday night and Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Watches for the areas that will likely receive the largest amount of snow. The Winter Storm Warning for Indiana counties will begin at 9 p.m. EST Thursday and will expire by midnight EST Saturday. Forecast models are projecting 8” to 12” for the counties under the warning, with potentially higher totals in isolated locations. During this time frame, it will be difficult to travel because heavy snow bands will allow the snow to accumulate quickly and heavy snow may also drop the visibility at times.

Impact:

The WLFI viewing area is not included in the Winter Storm Watch or Warning. However, our northern counties will likely be impacted by this system. Cities and towns north of Lafayette may have additional snow accumulations by Friday evening. Recent forecast models are showing the potential for 4” to 8” of snow for northern Newton and Jasper counties. Fulton and Pulaski counties are also included in the 4-8” range.

There is going to be a sharp cut-off for snow totals between our northern counties and Greater Lafayette. As a result, we placed White, Benton, Cass and Miami counties in a “transitional” zone and those locations could see 1” to 4”. Snow accumulations look very light near Lafayette in most model runs. Less than 1” will be likely for Tippecanoe, Warren and Carroll counties.
We will have to closely monitor this storm within the next 12-24 hours because if it tracks more south, then forecast snow totals will rise. However, if the system travels more north, then it will result in much lighter totals for our area.


Snow showers will move into our western counties between 7-8 p.m. EST and become widespread over our northern counties through the overnight hours. Snow showers will continue to fall during Friday morning’s commute and linger throughout much of the day. The last of the snowfall is going to exit early Saturday morning, before another wave arrives on Saturday. Please stay tuned for more updates on the winter storm.

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A cold and frosty start but enjoy the dry weather today.
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