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Winter Weather Updates

Here are the latest updates on the snowfall.

Posted: Jan 12, 2019 11:25 AM
Updated: Jan 12, 2019 8:22 PM

7:45 p.m.

Snowfall totals vary from 3.8-9" over the area.  The lowest total received is 3.8" at Winamac.  The highest total of 9" was measured at Brookston.

9" Brookston....8" Battle Ground....8" Kentland.....7.8" Northwest Kokomo.....7.5" Fowler....7.5" 4 Miles Southwest of Delphi....7" Rensselaer....6.9" Dayton....6.8" Lafayette....6.7" 2 Miles West of West Lafayette....6" Wolcott....6" Walton....6" Logansport....6" Frankfort....6" Covington....5.9" 4 Miles Northwest of West Lafayette....5" Colfax....5" Remington....4" Rochester.....4" Veedersburg......3.8" Winamac

Up to 14.5" has been reported in central Illinois, while 4-8.5" has been measured in the Indianapolis area. Amounts of 20" have been measured just west of St. Louis! 

Again, thank you spotters for your timely & accurate reports!

Snow is filling in after dry air chewed away at it.  So after a break, one more burst of snow is likely with up to an additional 1.5" in places, then it should taper.

Northeast winds will continues to cause minor blowing & drifting snow.

Meteorologist Balint Szalavari will have your latest forecast tonight on News 18 at 11 p.m.!

Now to late tomorrow morning:

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5:15 p.m.

Snowfall totals vary from 4-7.5" over the viewing area:

7.5" 4 Miles Southwest of Delphi...7" Fowler....7" Kentland....6.6" West Lafayette....6" Walton.....6" Wolcott...6" Frankfort....5.5" Monticello....5" Remington....5" Morocco....4" Rochester

Watch that slot of dry air shut the snow off for a bit in the southwest..........then fill right back in!  Slot of drier air remains in eastern Illinois & it trying to make headway northeastward to shut the snow off for a bit here.  It still could do that for a little bit.

However, snow will begin to pivot back southeastward from central Illinois & band of precipitation to our southwest is working northward.

So, all said, we still could get some of this slot of drier air in soon to cut snow off a bit.  However, it may crank back up again before ending early overnight.

It will continue to be breezy with northeast gusts 25-28 mph at times resulting in minor blowing & drifting.

If you do not need to travel, don't!

5-8" area-wide with band of +8" amounts expected.

Next several hours:

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3:30 p.m.

Snowfall totals so far range from 3.5-7":

7" Kentland....7" Fowler.....7" Pine Village....7" 8 Miles West of Purdue.....6.1" West Lafayette....6" Covington....5" Kokomo....5" Frankfort....5" Monticello....5" Morocco....4" Logansport....3.5" Rochester

Thank you spotters for your timely reports!  They are greatly appreciated!

Some dry air is moving out of eastern Illinois & will move in for a while late this afternoon.  This will tend to shut the snow off a bit.

However, this will not be the end of it.........

Snow out of central & northern Illinois will pivot southeastward.  Meanwhile, band of precipitation out of southern Illinois & Indiana will merge with it.  This will lead to a burst of heavier snowfall this evening & into early tonight.

Snow should then wind down to just light snow & flurries as we get to around midnight.

Northeast winds gusting 25-28 mph at times will continue to cause minor blowing & drifting snow.

5-8" area-wide is likely with a band of some +8" amounts looking likely before this completely winds down.

Meteorologist Balint Szalavari is monitoring the forecast trends & will have a new, updated forecast on News 18 at 6 & 11 p.m. 

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1:30 p.m.

Snow continues.  Littel bit of dry air decreasing intensity briefly Fountain to Montgomery.  That is working northeastward & may decrease the intensity for a brief period in part of the area.  Should last long with the bands in central Illinois pivoting southeastward with time.

Blowing & drifting with 25-28 mph gusts will be an issue this afternoon through tonight.

Current totals:  6" Covington....5" Attica....5" West Lafayette....4.8" Lafayette....4.5" Fowler...4" Frankfort....4" Kentland....3.2" Morocco....2" Rochester

Latest short-range high resolution model data shows progress of the winter storm now to late tonight.

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11:22 a.m.

Snowfall continues area-wide.  There is a small break in the snow coming northward, but that will not last long as additional bands of snow follow.  Totals vary from 1.3" in the northeast to 4" in the southwest.

Some totals include:  Lafayette 4"........Covington 4".......Kentland 3"....Goodland 3"....Frankfort 3"......Veedersburg 3"....1.5" Rochester....3" Fowler

Thank you area spotters for your reports!

Up to 12.5" has fallen in west-central Illinois & 15.5" just west of St. Louis.

5-8" is going to fall over much of the area it appears.  Only the far north will tend to see 3-5".

The wind will pick up with time this afternoon-evening with gusts 25-27 mph at times.  This will lead to some minor blowing & drifting on both east-west & north-south roads with winds out of the east-northeast turning more to the northeast.

Make sure you watch Meteorologist Balint Szalavari tonight.  He will have the latest on what to expect for the remainder of tonight & beyond on News 18 at 6 p.m. 

HRRR model next 18 hours:

West Lafayette
Few Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Kokomo
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 66°
Rensselaer
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Fowler
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Williamsport
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 65°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 67°
Delphi
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Monticello
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Logansport
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
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