Friday, February 19, 2010

No Big One But...

What a wild ride we have had with the storms coming over the next four days.  The first punch was fairly weak and remains so.  Don't look for much precipitation out of the wave tonight and tomorrow but light freezing rain is possible.  The threat for freezing rain continues right through into the second system which ramps up on Sunday.  Even though the system moved north/northwest, it still has plenty of precipitation for us.

The heaviest precipitation looks to fall in the overnight and early Monday morning.  While there will be virtually no accumulating snow there could be enough freezing rain on roads and sidewalks which could delay or even close schools.

Some back end snow Monday afternoon and evening could provide minor accumulation of an inch or less.

While it seems this storm will be a miss, there always is an off chance it could track across our area bringing some accumulating snow.  The line currently runs from Bloomington, IL to  Rensselaer to Ft. Wayne and northeast to Toledo, OH for 3-4 inches of snow.  About a 50 mile shift south of the snow would put us back at advisory criteria snow levels. 

I think we should continue to watch the evolution of this system but lose any sleep over it. On the other hand...

I won't go into any details but there is potentially a powerful storm for late next week which could drop significant snow bringing gusty winds and much lower temperatures.  Yeah, I have been burned before but we both know I will be following this system.  I guess I must be a glutton for punishment.  If you are reading this, you must be too.  Welcome to the club.  *smile*

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