December 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
Here are the latest numbers. Some of these are old reports, but the latest that I have. I will update these as new numbers come in.
CENTRAL: Most locations here range from 2″ to near 6″ south of I-70.
NORTH: Still light NE (about 1″-3″) and little to none NW (1″ or less)
SOUTH: Here is where the totals are highest and should steadily climb. Many places are near or over 5″ right now.
December 6th, 2013 at 8:51 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
How much snow do you have?
Here are some maps of reports that we have received and what has been sent to the National Weather Service. Keep in mind, many locations will see more snow later today.
CENTRAL: Most of the snow along the I-70 corridor is in the 2″-5″ range
NORTH: Lighter totals here. The sharp cut-off is most difficult to forecast, we will hold off changing forecast here for now, because models still bring snow farther north later this afternoon. Some locations have seen 1″-3″, others NW have little / no snow yet. Here is a map.
SOUTH: Mixed bag here. SW areas are around 3″-5″+, SE areas are lesser for now, because of sleet and ice for most of the night. These locations should see heavier snow bands later today.
Here is a reminder of our forecast totals. We may have trouble hitting projections in NW viewing area, but we aren’t throwing in the towel there just yet, because all indications are that more snow will build north. I am nervous about the forecast there, but we will see.
December 6th, 2013 at 7:22 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR: Round 1 began yesterday afternoon and lasted overnight. That round saw more snow in western and central Indiana. Lighter totals fell in southern and southeastern Indiana. The reason for that is that those locations saw more sleet and freezing rain. Here is a map of snow totals so far.
REST OF TODAY: Another big wave of energy is developing as we speak to our SW and is building NW. The tough part of this forecast will be 2 things.
- How far north does wave #2 reach?
- Does Wave #2 produce heavy snow or mix in southern Indiana?
Here is a breakdown of what the weather will look like for the rest of today. We are going to stick with the snow total forecast. If we miss in some locations, areas to the north will be the most difficult to verify those totals, but it is too hard to say exactly where that sharp cut-off will set up.
December 6th, 2013 at 6:20 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
Here is a map of some of the snow totals. I will continue to update them as Daybreak goes on.
December 6th, 2013 at 4:10 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
How much Snow / Sleet do you have?
TOTALS SO FAR: Here is a map of totals that we have received so far. We encourage you to give us your snow total on our WISH-TV Facebook Page, and Twitter!
SNOW TOTALS BY TONIGHT / SATURDAY MORNING: I will post more on the timing here in just a bit, but wanted to post again our snow forecast totals.
December 6th, 2013 at 12:09 am by Robb Ellis under Weather
Here’s a look at just a few snow totals as of Midnight around central Indiana:
3″ – Greenwood
2.9″ – NWS at Indianapolis Airport
2″ – WISH TV Studio
These numbers will continue to go up overnight at 2 to 4″ are possible by daybreak. There is a break in some of the precipitation showing up on VIPIR moving in from Illinois. That may decrease some snowfall rates, but expect totals to continue adding up.
Here’s our official storm total projections by Saturday AM.
December 5th, 2013 at 7:35 pm by Robb Ellis under Weather
Have you seen snow, sleet, freezing rain or all of the above? After an initial round of wintry mix, snow and sleet, a larger area of precipitation is approaching. The snow/ice line is also drifting east and as precipitation increases, the changeover to snow will continue and accelerate.
Many locations, especially south of Indy have received accumulating ice of 1/8 to 1/4″. Sleet has also accumulated in some spots from Bloomington to Martinsville and Shelbyville. Once the changeover to snow occurs tonight, it is expected to remain snow, with the exception of extreme southern Indiana.
Accumulations still look on track for 2 to 4″ of snow for the Indianapolis Metro area tonight. Slightly higher amounts may be possible farther south, but the changeover to rain will keep totals from being higher.
The second wave of snow is still expected for Friday, and could bring an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow.
Storm total snowfall could be 5 to 9 inches for Indianapolis metro area, with a very pronounced increase in snowfall to the south. While there may be some spots that reach over 10″ of snow, they should be localized.
Saturday brings a break before another wintry system arrives late Sunday. That system looks to bring more snow or ice, but will not come with as much moisture.
December 5th, 2013 at 1:39 pm by Ken Brewer under Weather
OVERVIEW: The models have changed again this morning, and as much as I hate changing numbers, it looks like the trend is for some of the higher snow totals to drift back farther north (especially round 2). Let’s break it down again how this system will progress.
WAVE #1 (TONIGHT – FRIDAY MORNING): There will be a wintry mix ongoing tonight that should mix with, then change to all snow overnight and for the morning. Colder air flooding into the state should still cause that change over to occur. We are looking at seeing some sleet accumulations in the metro area and southern Indiana in addition to some snow accumulations. Here is a breakdown of what we should expect by Daybreak Friday.
WAVE #2 (FRIDAY – FRIDAY NIGHT): This will be the heavier of the 2 systems. Snow will develop again during the course of the today. It still looks like the heavier totals will be south. Latest models runs have indicated that some of the heavier bands will drift back into the Indy metro area. These bands will have sharp cut-offs and 20-30 miles could be the difference between 1″ and up to 8″ or higher. The biggest question marks will remain on how quickly the snow tapers on the northern edge.
WAVE #3 (SUNDAY NIGHT – MONDAY MORNING): This system as of now appears to be weaker of the winter weather systems. It is still too early too assign numbers to this, but want to keep you aware of the fact that it may have some impact on the Monday morning commute.
December 5th, 2013 at 12:21 pm by Pamela Gardner under Weather
According to the latest forecast models this afternoon, we are increasing the snowfall potential today through Saturday morning. Indianapolis and areas along I-70 will see 5″ to 9″ of snow. The models are in agreement in the track of the snowfall, putting everything farther north. That’s why we upped the totals around Lafayette and Kokomo to 2″ to 5″. Southern Indiana may get a boatload of snow with 9″ to a foot.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Friday night. The Winter Storm Warning for areas south of Indy will be in effect this evening through Friday night. The sleet/rain mix is already moving into central Indiana. Temperatures continue to stay steady or fall during the day. This evening the wintry mix changes to snow. Stay tuned for further updates from the Forecast 8 team.