Barber Sample Forecast 2014011612

FORECAST UPDATED: 1:10 pm EST Thursday January 16, 2014 by Nick Barber (


Another round of snow is expected to enter western Indiana moving southeast around 2200 UTC and persist until 400 UTC with the passage of a cold front. Much of the state will be affected by this round, but accumulations are forecasted to be minimal in most areas. Temperatures are conducive for some initial precipitation to fall as sleet changing over to snow as colder temperatures move in overnight. There will be scattered areas where snowfall will be heavy in the lower ⅔ of Indiana. Southern Indiana will see some snow showers starting around 500 UTC and persisting through much of the morning as another wave passes through after the initial round in the early morning. This precipitation also has the chance to fall initially as rain/sleet and eventually change over to snow. Not much is expected in the way of accumulation from these two quick rounds overnight. Many areas will only see a dusting with some areas picking up 1-3” in the southern half of the state. Winds that follow the passage of the cold front could cause some blowing snow.

Forecast map valid midnight-midnight: Friday, January 17, 2014.