Parts of Indiana Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning – Could See Up to 8 Inches of Snow [UPDATE]
Another Winter Storm is on the way and it could bring nearly a foot of snow to some parts of Indiana.
UPDATED January 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm CST
Since the first official day of winter on December 21st we have seen temperatures here in Evansville reach a blistering low of -6 degrees on December 23rd and climb as high as 64 degrees on January 11th. That's a 70-degree difference in less than three weeks' time. There is no doubt that Indiana winters are unpredictable.
Winter Storm on the Way
Now, less than two weeks since we saw the mercury climb into the mid-sixties, we are expecting another winter storm across the Hoosier State, and with it a chance for snow across most of the state according to the National Weather Service.
Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has upgraded from a Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for portions of both Northern and Central Indiana. The Winter Storm Watch will impact a number of cities in both parts of the state including Fort Wayne, Logansport, Lafayette, Noblesville, Indianapolis, Muncie, Greencastle, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Nashville, and Vincennes. (See the Full List Here)
Timeline for the Winter Storm
The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until Wednesday evening. Central parts of the state can expect between 3 to 8 inches of snow accumulations and the northern parts of the state will see up to 9 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service.
Winter Weather Advisory
In addition to the Winter Storm Warning issued for both Northern and Central Indiana, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the rest of Indiana. The Winter Weather Advisory predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow possible Tuesday into Wednesday and the National Weather Service says we could see strong wind gusts as high as 30-35 miles per hour across the state. In a press release, the Indiana Department of Transportation says,
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for all of Indiana. NWS is calling for rain transitioning to snow south of I-70, with higher snow totals along and north of I-70. Snowfall rates of up to one inch per hour are possible at times...
...Road conditions will vary depending upon location. Impacts to morning and evening commutes on Wednesday are expected. INDOT's goal is to keep highways passable during the storm...
...For drivers traveling on north-south routes like I-65 and I-69, expect conditions to worsen when approaching central Indiana, where higher snow totals are predicted....
If you have lived in Indiana for any amount of time, you are familiar with what to expect, but just a reminder, with this type of weather, travel can be affected. Roads will be slick so caution should be taken. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination if you do have to travel. You can view real-time road conditions, and traffic, and even view snow plow cameras online with INDOT by visiting 511in.org.
[Source: National Weather Service]