Kula INDOT Practice Forecasts

FORECAST UPDATED: 1:04 EST Thursday January 16, 2014 by Michael Kula (mkula@purdue.edu)

Summary: A fast moving system will be bringing snow and colder temperatures, with most of the state experiencing snow totals of 1" or less while isolated areas in northern Indiana and south-central Indiana possibly experiencing over 1" of snow.

Snow and falling temperatures will be moving into the state tomorrow through the night as another system passes through the area. Snowfall of approximately 1” or less is expected in the lower portion of the state during the night, affecting primarily the Vincennes and Crawfordsville area. The highest amounts are expected to fall in the morning, followed by some late afternoon snow showers. The area around the intersection between Vincennes, Crawfordsville, and Seymour is expected to see the highest amounts of precipitation, with isolated accumulations of over 1”. The northern portion of the state will see precipitation throughout the afternoon, with the area at risk due to lake effect snow. The La Porte district is most at risk due to its proximity to the lake with possible accumulations over 1”.

There does not appear to be a break from the winter weather within the next few days. Another system will move into the state late Saturday evening, leaving a lot of snow in its wake. The La Porte, Crawfordsville, and Fort Wayne districts will be hit the hardest as this fast moving system moves through the state.