Sunday, January 30, 2011

Storm Update from

A dangerous winter storm will impact Indiana and Ohio this week. A strong low pressure system will track across portions of Kentucky and heavy precipitation will being to spread into the Ohio Valley as early as Monday Night!

The initial wave of precipitation Monday Night will likely fall as snow across the Northern third of Indiana and Ohio with a mix bag of snow, sleet and freezing raina cross the rest of the state.

The most intense portion of the storm will occur during the day on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Absolutely incredible amounts of moisture and precipitation will be fed into portions of Indiana and Ohio and extremely intense precipitation rates will occur. The system will also be strengthening as it moves across the Ohio Valley and will have impressive dynamics to work with. Thunderstorms will be likely on the cold side of the storm, and thunder snow, thunder sleet and thunder freezing rain are all likely, again, leading to enhanced precipitation rates.

Here in Darke County, it would appear that the main threat will be a significant ice storm while areas to our North and Northwest are impacted by a full blow blizzard. Up to an inch, possibly an inch and a half of ice accumulation will be possible across Darke County with 2-4 inches of snow on top of the ice.

An impressive surface gradient will cause very strong winds to develop with gusts upwards of 35-40 mph by Tuesday Night and Wednesday.

Travel will be difficult, if not impossible by Tuesday Night and Wednesday across most of Indiana and Ohio, whether it be from freezing rain, snow, a combination of the two, etc. Power outages due to the ice, wind and extreme amounts of snow are inevitable.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */