INDOT Day 1
Summary: The first of two clippers will be swinging by today followed by a taste of Siberia early next week
A surface low is currently projected to swing southeastward over portions of Northeastern Michigan/Southwestern Ontario. Although the low will be situated to our north, there will be enough forcing to produce precipitation over roughly all of the state. Current indications look for general accumulations of 1-3 inches across the entire state with some isolated 4 inch amounts were heavier snow band may persist for longer periods of time.
Looking at the initial onset of the snowfall, Northern LaPorte and Fort Wayne districts can expect light snow to develop around 8-9pm. By 1am, All of LaPorte, Fort Wayne, Crawfordsville, Greenfield, and the northern 4/5th of Seymour and Vincennes will be under light to scattered moderate snowfall.
Winds will be an initial concern as the snow begins tonight. with a strong southwesterly flow of 15-20 mph, blowing a drifting will be possible.
Snow will be ending from Northwest to Southeast. By around 8am, snow should begin to taper off in LaPorte District. By 10am, LaPorte district should be try with the southern portions of Fort Wayne and Crawfordsville districts beginning to taper off to flurries. By 1-2pm, snowfall should be over for the entire state with some possible scattered flurries for Eastern Seymour and Greenfield until the early evening.
Winds will be on the decrease during the morning hours with general wind speeds out of the northwest roughly between 10-15 mph but winds will be on the increase during the later part of the day back up to 15-20mph.
After this system snow pushes out of the area, some lake effect snow may be possible over extreme Northeast LaPorte and Northern Portions of Fort Wayne districts. These lake bands look to develop by the late morning and extend until the late evening hours when the lake effect snow machine will begin to shut down around 6pm. Additional snowfall accumulations of 1-4” may be possible.
We begin to dry out and prepare for the second snowfall to hit Sunday. Just another headache to deal with….