Sunday, January 21, 2007

Anticipating First Snow of Season

The first "significant" snow of the season may be headed our way in just a few hours. At this time, the forecast calls for 1-3 inches or 2-4 inches depending on who you listen to. The NWS out of Indianapolis has posted a Snow Advisory (blue areas of map) for it's entire area. The NWS in Wilmington has posted a Winter Weather Advisory (salmon area of map) for it's area.

Channel 13's Jude Redfield is predicting 1-3 inches for the city with lower amounts to the south. Channel 8's Sean Ash is forecasting 2-4 inches across the entire area. In Cincinnati, Channel 5 is predicting 1" in the city and along the river, with 2 inches across Franklin county in Indiana, and Butler county in Ohio. Further north, they are predicting 2-4 inches around Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio. I guess we'll just have to wait and see who's correct. I'm betting on Sean Ash's forecast.

Today has been a beautiful day. Skies have been clear, but the temperatures have been cool. The humidity has been low too. Hopefully, the atmosphere will moisten up before the snow arrives so that we don't have to waist the precipitation on raising moisture levels near the ground.