More Snow On The Way For NWI Commuters
February 4, 2014 — Chris Nolte, Lakeshore Public Radio —
The National Weather Service says northwest Indiana residents will face another wave of snowfall beginning today, but its duration will be brief, and we’re forecast to get less snow than will communities to the south.
A winter storm advisory’s in effect from 3 p-m until Wednesday noon… but a winter storm warning is in effect for Newton and Jasper Counties from noon today until noon tomorrow. North Lake and Porter Counties could get between 2 and 4 inches of new snow. The southern half of the counties, as well as most of Newton and Jasper Counties, could get between 4 and 6 inches.
This map from the NWS Chicago office graphically shows the impact in more detail.
Travel could be a definite problem in open areas, from the blowing and drifting snow. The impact is likely to be felt elsewhere across the state, as National Weather Service meteorologists in Indianapolis say the blowing and drifting snow would affect travel from the capital city north.