Friday, March 7, 2008

Blizzard Warning

A blizzard warning was issued for all of the Wilmington, OH NWS forecast area this afternoon. A blizzard warning means that there will be sustained winds of 35mph, blowing snow reducing visibilities to 1/4 mile or less, and lasting at least 3 hours. I've heard some forecasters this evening say that this criteria may be met, but that this is more of a borderline blizzard.
Snowfall potential will be drastically reduced as you head towards Indianapolis. Here is a forecast map from WISH-TV 8 in Indianapolis. They've got us in the 8-12" range, you have to compare this though with a forecast from Cincinnati which has us in the 6-10" band of snow with 11-15" over the rest of southwestern Ohio.

I personally don't see us getting 10 inches of snow out of this system. We've got about 4 inches on the ground now though, so depending on whether or not we get a good band of snow to head over us we might squeek out 10 inches. Only time will tell.