Winter Storm Systems LatestDecember 4th, 2013 at 10:51 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
OVERVIEW: Weather models are lining up better and better this morning, so we are confident enough to start putting snow projections for the winter weather through Friday night. Here is a rundown of timing, and amounts. Having said that we will continue to track changes carefully and update totals as needed.
WAVE #1 (THU. NIGHT / FRI. AM): The first wave of winter weather will arrive Thursday night into Friday Morning. Precip will start as rain, then as colder air arrives, we will see a wintry mix in some places, and a changeover to all snow. By the Friday morning commute, we could see accumulations around 1″-2″ in NW viewing, 2″-4″ of snow in the metro area, then 1″-2″ plus some sleet accumulations in southern Indiana.
WAVE #2 (FRIDAY-FRIDAY NIGHT): This looks to be the biggest winter weather maker. Lots of moisture combined with cold air, and a lot of energy support should create moderate to heavy snow by Friday afternoon and Friday night. Snow should wind down with this wave late Friday night and should be gone by Saturday Daybreak.
- The heaviest snow will be the farther south you go.
- Areas around Lafayette to Kokomo could see 1″-3″ of snow.
- Crawfordsville to Tipton to Marion line could see 3″-5″.
- Most of the metro area right now looks to fall into the 5″-8″ snowfall category.
- Areas like Bloomington, Columbus, Greensburg could see over 8″ of snow.
These are the current projections, we will fine tune these later today and tonight.
WAVE #3 (PM SUN. TO MONDAY AM.): This system has the potential for additional accumulating snow and maybe a wintry mix, but it is too early to assign numbers for this just yet. We will add more to this as we get closer.
Stay with the Forecast 8 team as we will constantly update this as more data becomes available.