Central Indiana Winter Storm February 8-9, 2010

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NWS Indianapolis has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Monday and Tuesday. Note the use of the phrase "great deal of uncertainty".

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
349 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2010

...ANOTHER WINTER STORM POSSIBLE FOR CENTRAL INDIANA...

.A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO PUSH TOWARD CENTRAL
INDIANA ON MONDAY NIGHT AND PASS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA ON TUESDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

AS THE LOW APPROACHES LATE MONDAY NIGHT...SNOW MAY DEVELOP AND
THEN CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. THREE TO SEVEN
INCHES OF SNOW APPEARS POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME.

BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY ONCE AGAIN BE OF A CONCERN ON
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS STRONG WIND GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH NEW SNOW ON THE GROUND.

THERE STILL REMAINS A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY WITH TIMING AND SPECIFIC SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

PEOPLE SHOULD STAY ALERT TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND
MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY OR A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED IN THE
FUTURE.
 

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The European computers vs. USA models always have problems with storm systems like the one comming up Tuesday. The low that will travel from the southen plains will merge with a canadian low dropping out of the Dakotas. None of the computers models are in agreement at this time. We're gonna get snow, but how much is the big question.
 

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"Great deal of uncertainty" is still the key to the latest from NWS Indianapolis. Central Indiana is going to get snow, but we don't know how much.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
445 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...A WINTER STORM WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL LATER TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTHEAST AND MOVE INTO
OHIO VALLEY TUESDAY AND TO NORTHERN OHIO BY TUESDAY NIGHT.

SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF GREATER THEN 6 INCHES OF
TOTAL SNOWFALL BY TUESDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA.

SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL BE A CONCERN TUESDAY
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE.

THERE STILL REMAINS A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY WITH SPECIFIC
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

PEOPLE SHOULD STAY ALERT TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND
MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY OR A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED IN
THE FUTURE.
 

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Round 2 *ding**ding*

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...A WINTER STORM WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL LATER TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTHEAST AND MOVE INTO
OHIO VALLEY TUESDAY AND TO NORTHERN OHIO BY TUESDAY NIGHT.

SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT. CENTRAL INDIANA WILL GENERALLY SEE SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ACROSS
NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE AREA.

SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL BE A CONCERN TUESDAY
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH POSSIBLE.

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/O.NEW.KIND.WS.W.0003.100209T0500Z-100210T1800Z/
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-
BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...
CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 1 PM
EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK FOR THE TUESDAY MORNING
COMMUTE. STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
 

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I am ready.I have already pre-treatred my home drive way and sidewalks and have the SnowThrower on standyby ready for action.
 

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Here's this morning's update from NWS Indianapolis. There's already an inch of new snow on the ground at the Indianapolis airport. Looks like we better get our shovels ready!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
440 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2010

...THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FROM VINCENNES TO TERRE HAUTE. ELSEWHERE A WINTER STORM
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH NOON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST AND MOVE INTO OHIO
VALLEY TUESDAY AND TO NORTHERN OHIO BY TUESDAY NIGHT.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT. TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 5 INCHES IN THE VINCENNES TO TERRE HAUTE
AREAS TO AS MUCH AS 9 INCHES OVER FAR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA.

TRAVEL TODAY...AND WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE HAZARDOUS.

SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL BE A CONCERN TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH POSSIBLE.
 

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We've already got 4" on the ground here in SE IN (near the OH River) since about 1AM, with another 3" expected by 5PM tonight. Fun Fun!
 

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There is a slim chance that a blizzard watch/warning could be issued due to the wind increasing to 35 MPH and the sever blowing and drifting snow and wind chill zero or below. Note weather service has added on its home page now a blizzard watch color tab just to the right of the map witch could be an indication on what they may issue next

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/


Here is some other good info
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/wxsafety/WinterWxTable.doc
 
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Note weather service has added on its home page now a blizzard watch color tab just to the right of the map witch could be an indication on what they may issue next
While there's a possibility that a blizzard watch or warning might be issued for the NWS Indianapolis county warning area, I think the blizzard watch color tab appears on that map because one has already been issued for a county that is depicted on that map even though it's outside the NWS Indianapolis county warning area.

Benton County (west of Lafayette and north of Attica) is covered by the NWS Chicago office. They issued a Blizzard Watch for Grundy, Livingston, Iroquois, and Ford Counties in Illinois and Benton County in Indiana this morning that is effective from this evening through tomorrow morning. You don't actually see that color on the map because it's overridden by the Winter Storm Warning for the same area.
 

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There's a deep low pressure area moving into the state that will bring significantly colder temperatures to Central Indiana. Terre Haute dropped from 26 to 19 degrees from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Predicted low temperature tonight for the Indianapolis area is 12 deg. The low will also bring west winds of 15-25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH. Throw another log on the fire!
 
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