Current/Verification

Tuesday night brought about the predicted heavy snow storm across northern and central Indiana. There was an accumulation of 8-10 inches around the Lafayette area. Freezing rain occurred in the most extreme southwestern and southeastern portions of Indiana with accumulations of around 1-4 inches. Freezing rain did not reach further north than French Lick, IN.

Our latest short range forecast was correct in determining much colder temperatures pushing through the Midwest up through this afternoon. A high pressure system did progress through into our area, thus dropping temperatures to well below freezing. With this dry, stable air moving across the Midwest and Ohio Valley today there seems to be no chance of precipitation especially across Indiana.

Forecasted temperature range for northwest Indiana was too low with KLAF showing current surface temperatures being -17 Celsius (1.4 Fahrenheit). Southwest and southeast Indiana’s forecasted temperatures were on point with KEVV’s (Evansville) latest METAR observation states that the current surface temperature is -10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit) along with -9 Celsius (15.8 Fahrenheit) at KBAK (Columbus Municipal). Northeast Indiana’s forecasted temperature was much right on point as KFWA (Fort Wayne) shows the surface temperature being -12 Celsius (10.4 Fahrenheit). Central Indiana’s forecasted temperatures were on point as well with KIND showing surface temperatures being -13 Celsius (8.6 Fahrenheit).

RAP Surface Maps (note freezing rain in Southern Indiana)