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2014 begins with snow

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Happy New Year's Eve, Central Indiana! I hope you and yours have a prosperous and healthy 2014!  

The weather this evening thankfully will be uneventful for celebrations and traveling.  However, if you're heading up to northern Indiana/Chicagoland snow is already accumulating and will make for messy travel along the Toll Road.

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We'll bring in 2014 with temperatures in the low to mid 20s, but with wind chills in the single digits this evening.

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Much of New Year's Day will be quiet… but breezy.  Highs tomorrow shoot into the upper 30s to lower 40s.  This will be the warmest day we'll have over the next 7 to 10 days.

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We're still targeting the time frame between 7pm Wednesday and 12pm Thursday for accumulating snow.  This means the roads for the Thursday morning commute will be slick to snow covered.

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Snow accumulations will mostly be in the 1″ to 3″ range.  Though just 24 hours away there is still some uncertainty on track/strength of a low pressure wave that will ride across the Ohio River tomorrow night.  So changes to the snow zone/amounts are still possible.

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Higher amounts are expected north of Lafayette-Muncie line where the snow begins sooner and lasts longer.  3″ to 5″ is possible for Monticello, Peru, and Delphi… with 4″ to 8″ for Fort Wayne.  Fresh snow and a clearing sky results in single digit lows in Central Indiana Friday morning… with sub-zero readings along the Toll Road in deeper snow.

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Don't look now, but another opportunity for accumulating snow quickly emerges Saturday night into Sunday.  It's a long way out, but there is model consensus on heavier snow potential for now.

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All long-range guidance still points to an Arctic air outbreak early next week.  This may possibly deliver our coldest temperatures in many years.  Sub-zero lows look likely area wide, and sub-zero HIGHS are possible Tuesday.

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Thanks for reading the blog and have a safe evening! – Sean Ash

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