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Looks like today is one of the days we all need to keep an eye to the sky. Looks like one round of storms this morning, and a second, stronger line of storms likely this afternoon.  Currently a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 12 noon, but another watch for the afternoon hours looks like a real possibility.

Thankfully, we will be here along with NBC 2 to keep you up to date.  Make sure you follow me on Twitter or NBC-2’sAnne Elise Parks for updates throughout the day.

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

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

OUTLOOK: THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY.

HAZARDS: LIGHTNING...DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...ISOLATED
TORNADOES.

TIMING: LARGE HAIL THREAT WILL BE MAINLY FROM 1000 AM TO 700 PM.
DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADO THREAT WILL BE MAINLY FROM 100 PM TO
700 PM.
STRONG WINDS OUTSIDE OF STORMS WILL PERSIST THROUGH 1000 PM.

DISCUSSION: AN INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING FIRST A WARM
FRONT THEN A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA TODAY. THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM. BEHIND THE COLD FRONT
WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING.
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How about this crazy Indiana weather?  Freezing rain crippled travel late Friday, and 48 hours later the Wabash Valley needs to prepare for the possibility of severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service has placed the southern half of the listening area (south of I-70) in a moderate risk for severe storms.  The north part of the listening area has a slight risk.  The largest threat is damaging winds, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.   Most of the storms won’t start until very late Sunday night into the overnight hours.   Here is the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

OUTLOOK: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. SOME OF THE
STORMS MAY BE SEVERE. FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AS WELL.

HAZARDS: DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT. SECONDARY
THREATS ARE LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. BRIEF HEAVY RAIN
MAY LEAD TO FLOODING. PATCHY FOG WILL ALSO OCCUR.

TIMING: MAINLY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 500 AM.

DISCUSSION: A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH
CENTRAL INDIANA LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF
A COLD FRONT. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME...SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER ACTIVATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.


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.



Winter Weather Advisory Continues

Posted: January 12, 2012 in WBOW, Weather
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By now everybody in the WBOW listening area has some snow on the ground.  Temperatures are down in the teens and the wind is howling.  More snow expected overnight tonight and travel conditions will continue to deteriorate.   Below is the National Weather Service’s thinking on final accumulation:

 

Here is the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:

312 PM EST THU JAN 12 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO CENTRAL
INDIANA TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME
STRONG BEHIND THE SYSTEM RESULTING IN BLOWING SNOW LATE TODAY
THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT...HOWEVER WEST
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THIS WILL CAUSE DRIFTING AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST
FRIDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS DURING THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
  EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING RUSH HOURS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN DRIFTING AND
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND 3 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN
  COUNTIES...2 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
  INDIANA...1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

 

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Posted: January 11, 2012 in WBOW, Weather
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Looks like snow is on the way……  Currently they are predicting 1-3 inches of accumulation for much of the Wabash Valley, with slighty higher amounts of 2-4 inches along and north of Interstate 70.   There could be local amounts of up to 5 inches along and north of Interstate 74.

 

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

 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 1 PM
EST FRIDAY...
.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO CENTRAL
INDIANA TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME
STRONG BEHIND THE SYSTEM RESULTING IN BLOWING SNOW THROUGH FRIDAY.
THIS WILL CAUSE DRIFTING AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY
TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS DURING THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY
  MORNING RUSH HOURS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN DRIFTING AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN COUNTIES/2 TO
  4 INCHES ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA/1 TO 3
  INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.


A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.