North American Snow Cover

North America set a new snow cover record during the fall breaking the previous record set back in 2014: The next few weeks look cold and snowy across a good majority of the eastern US. You’d expect this for January, but we’re likely to tap into another blast of very cold air later this month-perhaps colder than what we’re expecting Sunday and Monday. Time will tell! Here is forecast snowfall through February 1st. Don’t pay attention to amounts–just trends–look at the strip of snow from not one, but two potential snowstorms: The next month and a half shows some beneficial … Continue reading North American Snow Cover

Friday Night Snow Update:

Our anticipated storm system is already developing that narrow band of moisture from Minnesota through Illinois and that trend will continue as it slowly shifts east. Our storm hasn’t shifted much with the latest model runs so our forecast remains the same with a few tweaks to the numbers. Let’s get right to it: REGION WEATHER SNOWFALL FORECAST: Still predicting a non-event for Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties. A few models are hanging on to some snowfall–which could happen–but accumulation isn’t in our forecast. It’ll be a close call. I think Newton and Jasper Counties will see some snow, … Continue reading Friday Night Snow Update:

Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update

STORM SETUP: An area of low pressure will slide southeast through the Midwest and eventually the Ohio Valley bringing a narrow, but intense band of heavy, wet snowfall to portions of the Hoosier state. Some of us will see an impactful snow, while others won’t see a single flake! Here’s the latest: ALL OF THE DETAILS: (you can scroll down to the actual forecast if this isn’t your thing) I’ll start by showing you the overall set up and what the latest computer models are showing, and then we’ll show you our Region Weather forecast. Here’s the latest run of … Continue reading Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update

Northwest Indiana’s Spring Fling About To End

MARCH ROLLS IN LIKE A BABY LION: Our Spring Fling is coming to an end after a few days of sunshine and spring-like temps in the 50s and 60s. It was nice while it lasted! A storm system is moving in from the southwest and our mild temps will begin to fall this afternoon as scattered showers begin to move in from the southwest. By 9pm tonight we’ll begin to see a few pockets of showers. Notice how temps have slid back into the 30s and 40s for most of us–while well away from the lake in Newton and Jasper … Continue reading Northwest Indiana’s Spring Fling About To End

Major Snow On The Way: Lots of Snow For Some, Very Little For Others

WHAT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT: Heavy amounts of snow (for some) Friday morning and evening rush hours will be a complete mess   WHAT NOT TO BE CONCERNED OUT: Wind (won’t be a factor) Bitter cold (doesn’t exist with this storm)   THE TIMELINE: THE SETUP OF THIS STORM: The storm system moving into the Region doesn’t have the average “look” to it. It’s not a strong low pressure system we’re tracking from the southern Plains… It doesn’t have a lot of wind with it… It’s not “ominous” looking on radar… Instead, it’s the battle-zone between cold air to the … Continue reading Major Snow On The Way: Lots of Snow For Some, Very Little For Others

White Christmas Chance?

WHITE CHRISTMAS CHANCES, BITTER COLD NEXT WEEK: It’s been great while it lasted. After 5 straight days of above average temps (including a high of 51 degrees in Valparaiso today!), we’re about to get a dose of reality to end December. Let’s talk temps first… ARCTIC AIR RETURNS TO THE US: A large ridge will develop out over the Gulf of Alaska resulting in a large trough over the United States. The result? Arctic air will flood into the US beginning this weekend. Take a look at where the arctic air is late Friday into Saturday: It begins to flow … Continue reading White Christmas Chance?

Intense Band of Lake Effect Snow Possible Saturday

OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING: A storm system will swing through NW Indiana overnight into the early morning hours Saturday bringing a general light to moderate snow through morning. Overall accumulations will range from an inch or two at best. Winds will increase behind the cold front and this will set the stage for the lake effect snow machine to get cranking… SATURDAY MIDDAY THROUGH EVENING: Lake effect snow will begin to develop midday and may be a bit disorganized for a bit. More than likely the bands will set up in SW lower Michigan into La Porte County. As the … Continue reading Intense Band of Lake Effect Snow Possible Saturday