Central Plains Winter Blast ConnectionFebruary 20th, 2013 at 9:36 pm by Jonathan Conder under Weather
A major winter blast is about to move through the Central Plains on Thursday, but it will putter out by the time it gets to the Great Lakes. This storm will impact all of the Central Plains. Any of the counties highlighted in pink in the map above is under a winter storm warning and some areas may see snow amounts over 12 inches.
Above is the snowfall total forecast for the Central Plains and the Great Lakes. Notice places like Kansas City and Topeka will see over 12″ of snow, but by the time the storm crosses over the Mississippi River Valley it will “occlude” or spin itself out. Notice the snow amounts fall off as the storm moves into Indiana.
Even though this one model run is showing 1.5″ for Fort Wayne, I feel we could see anything from 1-3″ of wet snow across the WANE viewing area. I don’t expect this snow to stick around very long as temperatures climb above freezing Friday afternoon with a mix a light freezing rain and rain showers. If the rain doesn’t melt some of the snow away, more mild conditions over the weekend will.