March 7th, 2014 at 10:07 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Saturday will see a brief period of a wintry mix early in the day, changing to snow showers later in the morning which will last into the day’s second half. Accumulations will be light and less than 1″ by the end of the day.
Saturday’s Snow Forecast
Next week, on Wednesday, a more significant system may head our way. It’s still too early to tell just how much snow we’ll get from this one, but the early indications are enough for me to tell you to be prepared to pull out the shovels and rev up the snowblowers. Continue to check back in with us here on wane.com and on NewsChannel15 as Wednesday gets closer. ((Click on the above thumbnails to see them enlarged.))
March 7th, 2014 at 9:59 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Thanks to all the WANE viewers and wane.com visitors who submitted modern-day “March Mottoes” to replace the age-old saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” It was a lot of fun reading all the thoughts you each shared.
Here are the favorite submissions that I featured throughout the week on NewsChannel 15, in case you missed any. To see more submissions, please visit my “Nicholas Ferreri” facebook and twitter (@nicholasweather) pages.
March comes in like a cold pack and goes out like a hot tamale. – Mike N Tracey Stahl
March comes in like a wrecking ball and goes out like a snowball. – @gregmiller78 on twitter (He apologizes for the Miley Cyrus reference
March comes in like a Mother-in-Law and out like a new girlfriend. – Denny Smith
March comes in like a marine and goes out like a nun. – Lori Vance-Silvers
March comes in like Metallica and goes out like Johnny Mathis – Ronald Upton
March comes in like a horror movie and goes out like a love story. – Kathy Brigle
March comes in with a snow blower and goes out with a lawn mower. – @lucifoltz
March comes in like a Badger and goes out like a Hoosier. – Augie Augenstein
March comes in like Vladimir Putin and goes out like Pee-wee Herman. – Glenn Robinson
March comes in like a ruffian and goes out like a gentleman. – Amy Wysong
March comes in like a Mack truck and goes out like a Cozy Coupe. – @acwrenchturner
March comes in like “Frozen” and goes out like “Happy Days”. @sajones1942
March comes in like a quarrel and goes out like a solution. – Cara Lou Strahley
March comes in like madness and goes out like gladness. – Debbie Deuter
March 6th, 2014 at 11:58 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
March Weather Stats at a Glance
After our tough winter, thought you’d like to see how temperatures statistically trend over March’s 31 days. There’s an average 14° increase in high temperatures and 10° increase in low temperatures. Plus, we will see increasing amounts of sunlight which will help continue to warm us up into the month of April.
March 5th, 2014 at 9:35 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Image Credit: Erin Hull – Hoagland (File Photo)
We’ve received some requests for today’s snow totals. So, thought I’d share this link to what’s come in from across the region. Amounts were not all that impressive and, in fact, only a few snow reports were filed from spotters in northeast Indiana. Reports were more common in northwest Indiana where the snow piled up slightly higher. For us here, amounts ranged from 0.9″ at the Fort Wayne International Airport to 1.6″ near Hudson in Steuben County.
UPDATE: Another new total has come in from Mentone (in Kosciusko County). Total there stands at 1.5″
You can also take a look at the latest spotter reports from across the country through the CoCoRaHS network.
March 4th, 2014 at 9:30 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Out at The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show over the weekend, many of you stopped and asked, “What’s the deal with meteorological winter ending on February 28?” and “Why won’t the snow [from last weekend] count toward the winter record?” Well, since the start and end dates of winter (and all the seasons) can fluctuate year to year, by designating December 1 to February 28 (or 29 in leap years) as the official winter timeframe for weather records, we can easily compare one winter season to the next.
So, what happens to the snow from last weekend? Does it count toward any other record? Well, yes! Annual snow records are kept for each year on a July-June calendar. So far this year (through 3/4), we’ve picked up 64.6″. That ranks us in 2nd place below the 1981-1982 winter which recorded 81.2″. That’s a difference of 16.6″!
Fort Wayne’s Snowiest Years On Record (July-June)
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:23 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
After a winter of being pounded with snow and cold, I think many of us have decided the best way to deal with it is to have some fun when we can.
Here’s a picture of a dolphin making a winter appearance in Fort Wayne’s Arlington Park. The photo was submitted by Graham Wedeven who tells me, “I hope this dolphin helps to keep everyone’s spirits high as we finish up this very long winter.”
Image Credit: Graham Wedeven
I’m also having fun reading my facebook and twitter (@nicholasweather) pages to see how you are filling in the blanks to update the age-old saying about March…keep your ideas coming!!
Fill in the blanks – Submit your answer to Nicholas Ferreri via facebook and twitter (@nicholasweather)
February 28th, 2014 at 10:35 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Most of the weekend’s snow falls Saturday night through Sunday morning and totals between 3″-6″. Some isolated pockets of higher snow totals are possible.
After reviewing some additional data that’s come in Friday evening, the second round of snow anticipated for Sunday PM is not looking like it’s going to pan out for us here. So, our “primetime” for snow will be Saturday night through Sunday morning. I’ve adjusted our snow totals through Sunday up slightly to 3″-6″. As of this posting, about 10:30 Friday night, I would place most of NE Indiana and NW Ohio’s weekend snow totals in this range, although some isolated pockets of heavier snow are possible.
As always, forecast information can change as snow develops and moves closer. Keep checking in with us here on wane.com and over on NewsChannel 15 for the latest.
February 28th, 2014 at 7:56 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
March 1 marks the start of meteorological spring and our first weekend of this new season will see snow – as has become the “norm” for us on our weekend days over these past few months.
The National Weather Service started issuing Winter Storm alerts for this system earlier on Friday. To read the most up-to-date alerts, visit our WANE Weather Alerts page.
Here’s a look at what to expect this weekend. Click on any of the below thumbnails to enlarge.
Accumulating Snow Begins Sat Night
A wintry mix of precip may occur Sun AM south of FW.
Snow Totals Through Sun AM
Storm Totals Through Mon AM
Saturday’s weather, during the day, will be pretty uneventful. There may be a few snow showers, but nothing more than a coating or dusting of snow is expected.
That will change Saturday night. Accumulating snow will begin to fall by late evening, around 8 P.M. in Fort Wayne, continuing and intensifying into Sunday morning. There’s a slight chance of a wintry mix in areas farther south of Fort Wayne, like Marion, Hartford City and Portland, but it’s not a sure bet. If the wintry mix would develop, it would mean less in terms of snow accumulation for Sunday morning, but still tricky travel on area roads. By midday Sunday, this round of snow will exit and we’ll have between 2 and half inches and 5 inches of snow on the ground.
A lull in the snow will occur during Sunday afternoon with another round of snow possible Sunday night. This second round would favor areas south of Fort Wayne with more snow than areas north would receive. Fort Wayne has the potential to receive up to 2″ of new snow with this Sunday night snowfall.
Storm totals by Monday morning will range between 3″-6″ from Fort Wayne northward and 6″-10″ south of Fort Wayne.
February 27th, 2014 at 6:57 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Here’s the latest update on this weekend’s winter blast and what you should plan for on Saturday and Sunday.
This Weekend’s Outlook – March 1 and 2
Basically, if you have daytime plans Saturday, the weather won’t pose too many problems. Sunday, though, is a different story.
Keep checking in with us here on wane.com and on our NewsChannel 15 newscasts as the weekend arrives. There is plenty of time for this system’s track to change and its dynamics to evolve, affecting our ultimate snowfall totals.
February 26th, 2014 at 10:33 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Continue to bundle up!! Our latest Winter Blast continues…
Wind chill values on Thursday morning are forecast to be in the same -10° to -20° range they were at Wednesday morning.
Here’s a look at the lowest wind chill values recorded across the region early Wednesday, as reported by our local National Weather Service office:
...WIND CHILL REPORTS FROM THE LAST 24 HOURS...
LOCATION TEMP TIME/DATE LAT/LON
1 SW SEVASTOPOL -16 0814 AM 02/26 41.11N/86.04W
WHITE CNTY AP -15 0715 AM 02/26 40.71N/86.77W
1 NW PERU -14 0839 AM 02/26 40.76N/86.07W
2 W MIDDLE POINT -14 0715 AM 02/26 40.85N/84.48W
4 SSW HUNTINGTON -14 0801 AM 02/26 40.83N/85.53W
MUNICIPAL APT -13 0815 AM 02/26 40.48N/85.68W
MONTICELLO -13 0639 AM 02/26 40.74N/86.77W
1 W MIDDLEBURY -13 0154 PM 02/26 41.67N/85.73W
1 SSW GRISSOM AFB -13 0458 AM 02/26 40.65N/86.15W
FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRP -13 0754 AM 02/26 40.98N/85.19W
1 ENE VAN WERT -12 0835 AM 02/26 40.87N/84.56W
LOGANSPORT/CASS CNTY AP -12 0715 AM 02/26 40.71N/86.37W
WARSAW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT -12 0735 AM 02/26 41.27N/85.84W
COLOMA -11 0100 PM 02/26 42.20N/86.31W
4 NE WOODLAND -11 0849 AM 02/26 41.61N/86.14W
4 NE MAJENICA -11 0833 AM 02/26 40.82N/85.41W
1 WSW DIAMOND LAKE -10 0100 PM 02/26 41.90N/86.00W
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN REGIONAL AP -10 1048 AM 02/26 42.13N/86.43W
2 ESE SOMERSET -10 0839 AM 02/26 40.66N/85.79W
2 WNW CONVOY -10 0722 AM 02/26 40.93N/84.74W
LA PORTE -10 0855 AM 02/26 41.57N/86.73W
3 NNW CONVOY -10 0813 AM 02/26 40.95N/84.73W
3 NW ARGOS -10 0846 AM 02/26 41.27N/86.27W
3 NW UPLAND -10 0504 AM 02/26 40.50N/85.55W
2 SSE ROANN -10 0825 AM 02/26 40.89N/85.92W