Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Twas the Night After Christmas

 ...and all through the house, no one was sleeping cause there was freakin' blizzard coming! Yeah! Snowstorms are great. They change the landscape in ways no other weather event can. The cornices of snow and drifts created by the wind are so incredibly unique that nothing else compares.

 Well, tomorrow (Wednesday, December 26) should be a day where Mother Nature gets to create some of her unique sculptures. A blizzard warning has been issued for a large portion of Central Indiana. The southeastern section of the state should see the heaviest snowfall totals with up to 15 inches (38cm) possible. Winds are expected to gust to 40mph (65kph) or more through the day Wednesday. The larger map in this post shows where the snowfall totals will line up across the state. The smaller map shows where blizzard warnings are in effect across the Midwest (shaded in red).

 I've kept track of weather events in this area for over 20 years now and I cannot remember the last time blizzard warnings were issued for such a large area across Indiana. Blizzards are much more common further west across the Plains states, but not so much here. It will be interesting to see how this storm turns out. 

Many people are traveling this week with the Christmas holiday and may be staying with relatives. Earlier today I heard a meteorologist on TV tell viewers that if you enjoyed the company of your relatives make plans for them to stay with you through Thursday. If you did not enjoy the company of your relatives, you should send them home tonight before the storm hits. :-) I thought that was hilarious. Well, the house is quiet and I can hear the wind picking up speed outside. No snow yet (12:16am), but I'm sure that by morning that will change. I'll post pictures and maybe some video tomorrow. No plans to go anywhere though so it will all be from the warm comfort of home. Hopefully, the power doesn't go out. :-|

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