Another Winter Weather Advisory Issued…Freezing Rain Possible

Posted: January 20, 2012 in WBOW, Weather
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Looks like we get to gear up for more wintry precipitation.  The bad news is this time instead of all snow this time, we might have to deal with sleet and freezing rain as well.  I’d rather have 8 inches of snow over freezing rain any day of the week.  Be careful if you have to drive this evening!

 

Here is the Advisory from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1103 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2012

...WINTER WEATHER TO RETURN TO CENTRAL INDIANA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A QUICK MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO THE
OHIO VALLEY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VERY COLD AIR WILL
BE IN PLACE AHEAD OF THE LOW TODAY AND THIS WILL BE KEY AS WARMER
AIR WILL BE PUSHED INTO CENTRAL INDIANA AHEAD OF THE LOW...
RESULTING IN MIXED PRECIPITATION. FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING MAINLY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70...AFFECTING INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE
HAUTE...NEW CASTLE...BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...SEYMOUR AND
VINCENNES.

COLD AIR IN PLACE ACROSS NORTHERN PARTS OF CENTRAL INDIANA WILL
RESULT IN AREAS LIKE KOKOMO...LAFAYETTE...ANDERSON AND MUNCIE
RECEIVING ONLY SNOW. HOWEVER AROUND 3 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM EST SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY TO SNOW...FREEZING RAIN
  OR SLEET. TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT.

* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
  IN THE LAFAYETTE...KOKOMO...MUNICE AND ANDERSON AREA. LESSER
  SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...MIXING WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS
  AROUND ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
  THE INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE HAUTE...BLOOMINGTON...NEW CASTLE...
  SEYMOUR AND COLUMBUS AREAS.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...IN TIME FOR THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOURS. THE HEAVIEST
  PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING HOURS. MIXED
  PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW BY MIDNIGHT AND
  ACCUMULATING SNOWS SHOW END BY 500 AM SATURDAY.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ROADS AND SURFACES WILL BE SLIPPERY. DRIVING
  MAY BECOME DIFFICULT OR HAZARDOUS. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF YOU
  DECIDE TO DRIVE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING...AND
  ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.



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