Adding Up The Snow

If feels like we’ve been digging out for months, but, most of our winter snow fell in one month!

I know, you’re sick of shoveling, sick of the snow, sick of the cold!

So far this winter we’ve received 33.0″ of snow.  That’s 9.5″ above normal.

Keep in mind that during the month of February, we received the bulk of that total, picking up 17.5″ of snow.  That makes February 2010 the 6th snowiest on record!  The snowiest?  21.7″ back in 2003.

Top Six February Snow’s:

2003:  21.7″

1910:  21.0″

1914:  20.1″

2007:  18.2″

1979:  18.0″

2010:  17.5″

Slippery Start to Sunday

Freezing drizzle and light snow flurries are possible early this morning, and could continue throughout the day.

Slick spots on area roadways are possible this morning as freezing drizzle and light snow showers continue to lightly fall in  Central Indiana.  No accumulation is expected, however, sidewalks and untreated roadways could be icy this morning.

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 30s with cloudy skies.  Patches of freezing drizzle and flurries are possible from time to time.

Tonight mostly cloudy skies will stick around with lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Monday looks dry with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Then, it’s back to snow chances for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Freezing Rain to Snow Overnight

Freezing Rain is settling into portions of Central Indiana tonight, but that’s expected to turn to snow overnight.

If you’re headed out this evening, be careful for slick spots on Central Indiana roadways.  Pockets of freezing drizzle/ freezing fog/ and freezing rain are possible.

A quick disturbance is moving through overnight and we’ll see precip turn to flurries or light snow showers.  A dusting to 1/2″ of snow is possible, but don’t expect any major accumulation with overnight lows in the mid 20s.

Sunday, cloudy skies stick around with the chance for a few flurries.  Highs will reach the mid 30s.

Monday, back to some sunshine with highs nearly hitting 40 degrees.

Then, Tuesday, another chance for snow.

Snow Not Over Yet

As we wrap up the last few days of February, more snow is the the forecast.

Say it ain’t snow… sNOw way… how many more lame weather jokes can I come up with?  Don’t get me started! 

Highs today will reach the low to mid 30s with cloudy skies.  Scattered snow showers and flurries with no additional accumulation is expected.

Tonight more snow moves in, but at this time up to 1″ of snow looks possible from late this evening through early Sunday morning.

Sunday, highs reach the mid 30s with cloudy skies and flurries.

Monday, sunshine returns, with a high of 40!

Then, back to another chance of snow on Tuesday.

Winter Weather Advisory

Light snow showers are likely across some spots in Central Indiana tonight.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for portions of the metro and the eastern half of Central Indiana until 7am Saturday morning.  One to two inches of snow is possible in the advisory area, with a few spots possibly picking up more, especially northeast of the metro.  How much snow is possible around Indianapolis?  Right now it looks like up to an inch of snow.  The reason our eastern counties look to get hit harder is because this winter weather system is moving from east to west.  It’s part of the storm hitting the east coast right now.

The snow showers are expected to begin this evening and continue overnight, tapering off by Saturday morning.  Wind gusts up to 25mph will create blowing and drifting snow, and reduced visibilities across Central Indiana, so use care if you are heading out tonight or early Saturday morning.

After the “prime time” Olympics tonight Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright will have your latest forecast, and remember, wake up with me on Sunrise Saturday morning beginning at 6am for the latest on what to expect.

During the day Saturday snow showers will taper off to flurries with highs in the low 30s.

Sunday, we may see a few breaks of sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Snowy Weekend Ahead

Enjoy the sunshine today, because snow returns to Central Indiana tonight.

Soak up the sun as much as you can today, even though it’s chilly, because snow returns to Central Indiana tonight.

Highs today will reach about 30 degrees with increasing clouds, and snow showers developing for this evening into the overnight.

Saturday snow is likely, especially Northeast and East of the metro where 1-2″ of snow is possible.  Around the Indy metro 1″ of snow is possible.  This isn’t going to be a huge snowfall, but will probably make roadways slick.  It’s all coming from the major storm on the East Coast.  The storm is retrograding (moving backwards from east to west), so we’ll see a bit of snow.  Highs will be right at the freezing mark tomorrow.

Sunday flurries are possible, but we’re not expecting accumulating snow as temps reach the low to mid 30s.

Life Without Hummel Tough For Purdue

Robbie Hummel’s season-ending knee injury is so unfortunate on many levels.

Robbie Hummel’s season-ending knee injury is so unfortunate on many levels. First for Hummel: he missed several games last season with a bad back. He came back strong this season and was a finalist for some player of the year awards.  For the Purdue Boilermakers, they lose a player who does just about everything well. As Hummel goes, so goes the Boilers. But Hummel will not be going anywhere but rehab. And for Purdue fans, this was the season the Boilermakers could get back to the Final Four in Indianapolis, just like they did in 1980. Now that seems unlikely.

This Purdue team is playing so well. After a disappointing skid of three games early in the Big Ten season, the Boilermakers have won 10 straight games to take sole posession of first place in the conference. Purdue has climbed to 3rd in the national rankings. A top seed in the NCAA tourney is a definite possibility. But I’ve heard many people say Purdue just went from a Final Four team to a Sweet 16 squad. I can’t disagree.

If the Boilermakers still want to reach their goals of a Big Ten championship and Final Four run, they have to keep playing with the guts and determination they did at Minnesota after Hummel went down. JaJaun Johnson has to own the paint without getting in foul trouble. Keaton Grant has to play like a senior who only has a few games left and wants to save the best for last. Chris Kramer has to be a shut down defender against the opponent’s best player.

All that is possible, but difficult to sustain. Hummel is a huge loss. Purdue’s Sunday game against Michigan State will be a good indicator of the mental fortitude of the Boilermakers after taking such a big blow.

-Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

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Snow Lingers Thursday

February is turning out to be a cold, snowy month and many of us are craving spring more than ever!

We just can’t seem to get rid of this snow!  The good news is, the accumulating snow is done for today.

Highs will reach about 30 degrees with snow showers tapering off to flurries.

Overnight, flurries are still possible with lows in the upper teens.  The clouds will break a bit, so that’s why temps will be a little cooler.

Friday, expect more flurries.  Winds will be steady out of the Northwest up to 20 mph, so it’s going to be chilly.  Highs will only reach the mid to upper 20s.

The weekend forecast looks a bit iffy.  We could get snow showers late Friday into early Saturday and Sunday based on the East Coast storm that’s expected to hit.  How?  We’ll see the storm move from east to west, and we could pick up some minor snow accumulations.  We’ll keep our eyes on this for you.  Right now it looks like east central and central Indiana could get a little snow.  Highs are expected to hit the mid 30s.

Back to sunshine Monday with highs in the mid 30s.