First Winter Storm of the Season Expected

Severe Weather Alert: Winter Storm Warning

Urgent – Winter Weather Message – National Weather Service –  Indianapolis, IN - 3:57 am EST Thu Dec 5 2013

Sullivan, Greene, Monroe, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Lawrence, Jackson, Jennings-including the cities of Bloomington, Columbus, Vincennes, Bedford, and Seymour

A frontal boundary will sink through the area early this morning. A series of disturbances moving along this frontal boundary beginning later this afternoon through Friday will result in significant wintry precipitation across the area.

Snow accumulations are possible tonight with some light icing over southern counties as well. Additional snowfall accumulations are expected on Friday. The highest snow totals will likely be across southern portions of central Indiana.

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 pm this evening to midnight EST Friday night

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, sleet,  and freezing rain, which is in effect from 10 pm this evening to midnight est Friday night. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

  • Accumulations: widespread 5 to 7 inches of combined snow and sleet with isolated higher amounts. A light ice accumulation around a tenth of an inch is also possible.
  • Timing: a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain will begin this evening, with precipitation becoming heavier and transitioning to all snow early Friday morning. Significant snow will continue throughout the day Friday, tapering off Friday evening.
  • Forecaster confidence: high. While some uncertainty still exists with regards to the specific location of the heaviest snowfall, expect mixed wintry precipitation to change to all snow early Friday morning. Snow may be locally heavy at times on Friday, with 5 to 7 inches likely across the warning area. A light ice accumulation to around a tenth of an inch is possible tonight, especially south of a Washington to Seymour to Greensburg line.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

via the National Weather Service

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Tornado Watch Issued for Greene and Sullivan Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Greene and Sullivan Counties that will be in effect until 2 a.m. Friday.

 

 

Weather Puts Damper on Tonight’s Trick-or-Treat Fun

Photo by Daryn Lewellyn

Due to the current and predicted weather forecast, some trick-or-treating times across the county have been cancelled for this evening.

The Bloomfield Town Council has cancelled tonight’s trick-or-treat date and rescheduled it for Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., noted Bloomfield Town Clerk Sondra Thompson.

When trick-or-treating on Friday, please visit individuals with their porch lights on, she also advised. 

The Bloomfield Halloween parade and costume contest have also been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, noted Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School Principal Stella Royal. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Public Library and end at the junior high gym. The costume contest will be judged at the gym.

Linton’s trick-or-treat date has also been cancelled. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell cited the current predicted weather as a factor in the cancellation, noting heavy rain, lightning, and wind could decrease visibility and increase the chance of injuries to those trick-or-treating.

The Sandborn Lions Club will host their Halloween meal as planned starting at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club.  Flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.  The Masquerade is still set to begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Department, but in the case of severe storms it will be rescheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.  All other events will occur as planned.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis is forecasting the possibility of heavy rainfall, possible thunderstorms, and winds gusts up to 37 mph with new rainfall amounts possibly totaling a half inch to three-quarters of an inch.

 

Updated: Weather Puts Damper on Tonight’s Trick-or-Treat Fun

Photo by Daryn Lewellyn

Update: Lyons Trunk or Treating will now be held inside the Lyons Community Building from 7  to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Original post:

Due to the current and predicted weather forecast, some trick-or-treating times across the county have been cancelled for this evening.

The Bloomfield Town Council has cancelled tonight’s trick-or-treat date and rescheduled it for Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., noted Bloomfield Town Clerk Sondra Thompson.

When trick-or-treating on Friday, please visit individuals with their porch lights on, she also advised. 

The Bloomfield Halloween parade and costume contest have also been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, noted Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School Principal Stella Royal. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Public Library and end at the junior high gym. The costume contest will be judged at the gym.

Linton’s trick-or-treat date has also been cancelled. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell cited the current predicted weather as a factor in the cancellation, noting heavy rain, lightning, and wind could decrease visibility and increase the chance of injuries to those trick-or-treating.

The Sandborn Lions Club will host their Halloween meal as planned starting at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club.  Flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.  The Masquerade is still set to begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Department, but in the case of severe storms it will be rescheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.  All other events will occur as planned.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis is forecasting the possibility of heavy rainfall, possible thunderstorms, and winds gusts up to 37 mph with new rainfall amounts possibly totaling a half inch to three-quarters of an inch.