A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the 95.3 MNC listening area starting at 7 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 16 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Snowfall measurements of 3 to 6 inches are possible with the heavier amounts expected to fall in LaPorte County, as the latest weather models show that is where the most intense snow bands will set up, according to ABC 57.
Lake effect snow will ramp-up again Tuesday evening. There will be a sharp cutoff between snow and no-snow but LaPorte county. looks to be in the bulls eye. #inwx #miwx ❄️❄️❄️ https://t.co/YeqEv22Em8 pic.twitter.com/uDNH0exSDn
— Tom Coomes (@TomCoomes) January 15, 2018
* WHAT...Light snow is occurring now, and will impact the evening commute. Expect snow to gradually taper off this evening for areas further inland. Moderate to heavy lake effect snow is possible Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning, impacting both commutes on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches are possible, especially in LaPorte County. Plan on slippery road conditions. * WHERE...LaPorte, St. Joseph IN, Starke and Marshall Counties. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty with regards to where an intense lake effect snow band will develop and come onshore Tuesday and Tuesday night. This band will have the potential to produce snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour and create near whiteout conditions. This band would have significant impacts for interstates 80, 90 and 94 in northwest Indiana, especially during the Tuesday morning and evening commutes. Blowing and drifting snow will also be possible. Listen later today for additional updates and a possible warning or advisory on this situation. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch for heavy lake effect snow means there is a potential for a large amount of snow in only a few hours. Visibilities and depth of snow can vary greatly, impacting travel significantly. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.