Archive for SkyTrak Weather Blog
After a high of 49 degrees Saturday afternoon, temperatures have dropped 16 degrees in just a few hours. The arctic front is moving into Indiana and this front will provide the cold air for our developing winter storm. The center of that storm is moving out of Colorado now and headed our way.
At 8pm, the roads are still dry. The chance for snow, sleet and freezing rain starts to increase later this evening especially after midnight. There are still questions about the track, available mositure and potential warm air with this winter storm, so there will be updates to amounts and precipitation type as we get new information. A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana until 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville).
The snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first, in the next hour or 2. That steady snow will fall through mid-day Sunday, with 3-6 inches of snow expected. A wintry mix of sleet and snow will start to fall across the rest of central Indiana closer to 11pm or midnight. We expect that wintry mess to linger through early Sunday. Across our far southern viewing area (Bedford, North Vernon and Seymour) there will be some freezing rain to that may lead to ice accumulations early Sunday. There will be a transistion to all snow from north to south on Sunday. Where it stays all snow, we are expecting 5-8 inches. Locally higher amounts can’t be ruled out. For Bloomington and Columbus south, we have 3-6 inches of snow due to the potential of more sleet and freezing rain. If there is more snow, we may adjust your totals up. So stay tuned for udpates.
The winter storm that we have been tracking for the last several days is starting to organize to our west. The roads will be dry through early this evening, but exect tricky travel anytime after 11pm. There are still questions about the track, available mositure and potential warm air with this winter storm, so there will be updates to amounts and precipitation type as we get new information. A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville).
Now the snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first. That will happen around 7 or 8 tonight. That steady snow will fall through mid-day Sunday, with 3-6 inches of snow expected. A wintry mix of sleet and snow will start to fall across the rest of central Indiana closer to 11pm or midnight. We expect that wintry mess to linger through early Sunday. Across our far southern viewing area (Bedford, North Vernon and Seymour) there will be some freezing rain to that may lead to ice accumulations early Sunday. There will be a transistion to all snow from north to south on Sunday. Where it stays all snow, we are expecting 5-8 inches. Locally higher amounts can’t be ruled out. For Bloomington and Columbus south, we have 3-6 inches of snow due to the potential of more sleet and freezing rain. If there is more snow, we may adjust your totals up. So stay tuned for udpates. Here is a look at the timing with FutureTrak 13 from 7pm to 7am. I will post additional images later this evening.
A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Hartford City and cities north. Light snow will start to fall north of Indianapolis around 7pm. The steadier snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop around 11pm.
We continue to track a complex developing winter storm. There is still enough moisture for 5-8 inches of snow for central Indiana. A few locally higher totals are possible. There are still several factors in question with this storm: track, warmer air above the surface and dry air north. There will still be some adjustments to the snowfall potential map, as we get more information but here is the latest.
3-6 inches of snow are possible in the advisory area including Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Peru and Hartford City. This is a bit lower, due to the potential of dry air wrapping into the system on the north side. We have 5-8 inches of snow for most of central Indiana including Indianapolis north to Tipton, Anderson and Muncie and south to Martinsville, Shelbyville and Rushville. There might be some sleet or freezing rain mixing with the snow especially later tonight and early Sunday. The southern part of our area is very tricky, due to the potential for more sleet and freezing rain mixing with the snow. We have totals in the range of 3-6 inches for Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford and Seymour. These totals will go higher if there is less ice and lower if there is more. Please stay tuned for updates. Be prepared for tricky travel late tonight through Monday morning. If you are on the go, take us with you… wthr.com or the SkyTrak13 Weather App for your phone.
A winter storm will move into Central Indiana tonight bringing snow and ice accumulation to the state.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for tonight through Monday morning for all of Central Indiana, but that will more than likely be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as we get closer to tonight.
Here’s a glimpse of snow projections:
I’ve lowered areas like Kokomo and Lafayette and Marion. I believe drier air will mix in as we head into Sunday afternoon, so totals will be cut down to 4-7″ of snow.
Most of Central Indiana is in the 6-10″ range, however just south of Bloomington and Columbus ice will be likely dropping snow totals there. If that line creeps up to the north a bit, areas like Bloomington and Columbus could see snow totals decreased as well.
The snow will start this evening between 4-7pm in north central Indiana and continue through early Monday morning. At times snow will be heavy, and travel will be hazardous.
***Winter Storm Watch***
A winter storm watch has been issued for central Indiana from late Saturday through early Monday. This is a watch because the storm is more than 24 hours away. This watch will be upgraded to a warning, as the storm gets closer.
Your Friday night will be dry, with increasing clouds and temperatures in the 20s. There is a chance for a light snow or light wintry mix late Friday night and early Saturday. Any accumulations will be less than an inch. The daylight hours on Saturday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun. Highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
We are tracking a complex winter storm for the end of the weekend. That storm will arrive late Saturday night. Snow and sleet will develop Saturday night and last through Sunday morning. There could be a brief break from the wintry mix before heavy snow begins to fall Sunday afternoon. The snow will fall until Monday morning, with 6-10 inches of snow possible for much of central Indiana. Where there is more of a mix, the snow totals will be lower. We are tracking this storm closely and there will be updates to snow and ice potential this weekend, so stay tuned.
If you are on the go and away from you TV, remember wthr.com and the SkyTrak13 Weather app for you phone. You can track the storm along with us.
The SkyTrak13 weather team is tracking a significant winter storm this weekend with heavy snow, sleet and ice all possible for Central Indiana.
Let’s cover this top weather headline first.
As of right now snow showers will start after 8pm Saturday night and continue through Monday morning. Along and north of I-70 6″ – 10″ of snow will be likely. That’s if the precip stays almost all snow. The line between ice/sleet and snow is something we will continue to analyze. South of I-70 up to 6″ of snow is possible with sleet and up to .25″ of ice possible. Temperature will be key and if more freezing rain/sleet mixes in snow totals will be lowered, if it’s all snow, they may have to be bumped up.
The snow will continue into Monday morning. Travel is expected to become very difficult Sunday, and continuing Monday morning.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of Central Indiana for Saturday night through Monday morning.
Before that system gets here we’ll enjoy a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the low 30s.
Up to 1″ of snow is possible tonight, but not everyone will get snow as temps fall to the upper 20s.
Saturday mostly cloudy skies with temps in the upper 30s before the storm moves in. Check in with us often for any and all changes to the forecast.
Despite the sunshine today, highs only reach the upper teens and lower 20s. These numbers are 20+ degrees too cold for the end of February.
It will be a clear and cold night across central Indiana, with lows in the range of 0 to 5 degrees. Friday will start with sunshine. Highs are forecast in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Clouds arrive late in the day and there is a chance for light snow/light wintry mix Friday night and early Saturday. The rest of Saturday will be dry, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. It gets complicated Saturday night.
We’re still tracking a potential Winter Storm this weekend. A prolonged precipitation event is in the forecast from Saturday night through early Monday, but storm track and precipitation types are still uncertain. We do know where there is all snow, 6″ + are possible. We do think the snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain especially south of Indianapolis. The snow totals will be lower, where there is a mix. Travel will be impacted from Saturday night through Monday. The best advice to is be prepared for winter weather this weekend and check back for updates.
We will have updates, as we get the latest information. Expect changes to the totals and the timing.
We’re not getting a break from the cold temps. Today’s high will only top out in the teens, about 30 degrees below “normal” for this time of year.
Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 30mph making temps in the teens feel like subzero readings.
These temps are well below our normal low of 27 and high of 45 this time of year.
Skies will remain clear tonight allowing temps to fall to 2 degrees. Wind chills will range from -10 to 0.
Friday clouds will be on the increase with highs in the upper 20s. Friday night into Saturday morning up to 1″ of snow is possible.
Saturday night into Sunday our next winter storm develops. It’s still early to determine snow totals, but as of right now along and north of I-70 will more likely see heavier snow totals. Temps are trending colder, so that would mean mostly snow for the majority of Central Indiana. We will keep you posted, for now, here’s how the winter storm looks to play out. We’re still monitoring the track of this system, and of course we update you with the latest.
More cold in the 7 day, our winter pattern isn’t over yet.