Latest on Winter Storm

February 21st, 2013 at 11:20 am by under Weather

You can’t turn any channel or really go anywhere without the burning question about the weather. What’s going on with this winter storm? Have you changed your forecast? How will it effect our area? Here is the latest thinking from the weather center:

Futurecast model Accumulated Snowfall (6z 1am run)

Our ‘in-house’ model has a generous amount of snowfall especially around the Fort Wayne area and across NW Ohio. It seems that this model has been the forerunner with this particular storm system and some of the other models are now catching up with it. I don’t think any of these amounts are unreasonable here. The biggest problem Friday will be when does the temperature move above freezing and how many hours of snowfall do we see before that happens.

According to our high resolution model we will see heavy snowfall from around 2am until about 9 am. So again these totals are not out of the question for our area.

Regional Accumulated Snowfall (Futurecast)

Here is what it will look like around the region. Notice the big winner here. Kansas City nearly 2 feet of snow! Nebraska, Iowa and parts of southern Illinois will also be hard hit with this storm system.

5 Responses to “Latest on Winter Storm”

  1. Gary says:

    I have Ft Lenard Wood, Mo on my fb feed. It appears they are getting hit pretty bad right now. The post has closed except for essential services until further notice. They are reporting Condition Red on most, on post, roads.

    1. Greg Shoup says:

      I’ve been seeing reports of lightning in Bransen and icing in Saint Louis. Heavy snowfall is falling in Kansas City as well. Could be 2 inches or more per hour.

  2. Joe says:

    Will the moister move as far nort and east as it now appears to be doing. 2:00 pm. Joe

  3. Joe says:

    This seems to be unexpected ?

  4. Sue says:

    I know everything is approximate. But do you know a closer estimation on the timeline. In your opinion will schools have a chance of a delay in the morning, or is the greater snowfall expected later in the day?