Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Real Winter Storm of the Season

The first moderate winter storm of the season will impact the area beginning on Thursday. Winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories stretch all the way from Montana to the Ohio Valley in advance of this storm. Current indications are that just about all of Indiana will receive 4 or more inches (10+ cm) of snow. The possibility of up to 8 inches (20cm) of snow does exist if things come together the way I'm hoping. Regardless, this will be the most significant winter storm of the season. In addition to the snowfall amounts, winds will increase to 30mph Thursday night into Friday morning and will likely cause significant blowing and drifting of the snow. This coupled with the very cold temperatures, highs around 12F (-11C) and lows near -10F (-23C) through the weekend, will cause additional problems.

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