Dangerous winter storm slams South, heads to New England; Indiana sets snow record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:14 PM GMT on January 10, 2011

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A powerful winter storm has brought heavy snow and dangerous amounts of freezing rain to much of the South, in a swath stretching from northeastern Texas to southern North Carolina. The storm began Sunday in Texas, then tracked almost due east, bringing snow amounts of 8 - 11 inches to southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, and southern Tennessee. As of 9am CST, the heaviest snow amounts as reported in the NOAA Storm Summary were 11 inches at Lawrenceburg, TN and 10 inches at Baldwyn, MS. The worst freezing rain was reported in central Georgia at Fort Valley, where 3/4" of ice had accumulated. Texarkana, Arkansas, had 1/2" of ice. Freezing rain amounts of 1/4 inch were also reported over much of northern Louisiana, central Alabama, and central Mississippi. A nasty mix of up to four inches of snow, sleet, and freezing rain hit the Atlanta, Georgia area, causing the cancellation of thousands of flights at the world's busiest airport. The storm will bring an additional 2 - 6 inches of snow to eastern Tennessee, central South Carolina, and central North Carolina today, with significant freezing rain possible in northern Georgia and portions of North and South Carolina. Below-freezing temperatures are expected to remain over the region through Wednesday morning, resulting in a long period of dangerous travel conditions.

Major Nor'easter expected for New York City and Boston
Today's snow storm is expected to push off the coast of North Carolina tonight, then "bomb" into a classic Nor'easter off the coast of New England on Tuesday and Wednesday. Up to a foot of snow is possible for New York City, Boston, and coastal Connecticut and Rhode Island beginning on Tuesday night. The Nor'easter will not be as intense as the December 26 blizzard, however. The winds from the new storm are expected to remain less than 35 mph, resulting in only minor coastal flooding and an absence of blizzard conditions (winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility less than 1/4 mile.)

South Bend nearly sets all-time Indiana snowfall record
An epic lake effect snow storm hit South Bend, Indiana Friday and Saturday, burying the city under a remarkable 36.6" of snow. It was the heaviest two-day snow storm in South Bend's history, breaking a record that had stood since 1909 (a 29" snow storm on January 30 - 31.) The 32.6" that fell in a 24-hour period between 4pm EST 1/7 and 4pm EST 1/8 came just 0.4" short of matching Indiana's heaviest 24-hour snow storm on record. Indiana's heaviest 24-hour snow event was the 33.0" that fell at Salem in December 2004, according to wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt.


Figure 1. Snow from Saturday's record lake effect snow storm in South Bend, Indiana piles up. Photo by slowhiker.

While the current snow event is over, new snows are expected in South Bend beginning Wednesday, when a renewed strong northwesterly flow of air off of Lake Michigan will develop in the wake of the strong winter storm currently pounding the Southern U.S. Another 8+ inches of snow may fall in the South Bend area in the new storm.


Figure 2. True color satellite image of the South Bend, Indiana lake effect snow storm of Saturday, January 8, 2010 at 1:45pm EST. A well-defined band of heavy snow developed over Lake Michigan and anchored itself over South Bend, giving the city its heaviest snow storm on record. Image credit: NASA.

Jeff Masters

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Overnight and are expecting 3" to 6" more before the storm pulls out on Tuesday
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
lots of time may even have 3 maybe 4 big storms yet before the end of winter
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Quoting Grecojdw:


(to me...North and South Carolina are in the South)


Absolutely. But weather wise NC is sometimes considered part of the mid-Atlantic region.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Does it look like I care about Alabama?.Does it look like I care about Georgia or north carolina? or Florida? or New England? right now??? ummmmmmm...No!.I care about D.C.Becuase that's where I live,and I want a big snow storm!!!


I want 72F as much as you want snow ;-)

How to Cope with Snow Deficiency
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Quoting hydrus:
I hope you get one. And there is still plenty of time...Link
lots of time may even have 3 maybe 4 big storms yet before the end of winter
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Does it look like I care about Alabama?.Does it look like I care about Georgia or north carolina? or Florida? or New England? right now??? ummmmmmm...No!.I care about D.C.Becuase that's where I live,and I want a big snow storm!!!
I hope you get one. And there is still plenty of time...Link
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Quoting aquak9:


fair enough

♥ to all


What can I say, had the same little Wrangler for almost 20 years. Done me good! :)
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Quoting PcolaDan:


JEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!


fair enough

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Quoting washingtonian115:
Does it look like I care about Alabama?.Does it look like I care about Georgia or north carolina? or Florida? or New England? right now??? ummmmmmm...No!.I care about D.C.Becuase that's where I live,and I want a big snow storm!!!


This is an open weather discussion forum where the majority of everybody are either in the South or the Northeast (to me...North and South Carolina are in the South). If you are dissatisfied with this forum,there are other open forums that I cannot mention (one involves JB...and that is all I can tell you because of the fear of the ban) that are definitely mid-Atlantic specific. This is not to be mean or anything just a further suggestion when this forum gets annoying (trust me...when the left vs. right or the GW is talked about too much....I'm out of here in a hot minute from this forum to the JB or other forums). Hope that helps and sorry for your frustration.:)
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Quoting aquak9:
SU-BA-RUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!


JEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!
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For Weather Enthusiasts, and particularly anyone interested in Historical documents, here is a great find that I came across.
Covering weather conditions,(and loads of other stuff...) with tables and graphs that go back to 1860.
Some good stuff here.

For instance, the Maximum mean temps in Trinidad in the 1930's were 89.4F. It's interesting to note that we quite regularly get to 93, and occasionally 95 now.

http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/data_rescue_trinidad_and_tobago.html
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Does it look like I care about Alabama?.Does it look like I care about Georgia or north carolina? or Florida? or New England? right now??? ummmmmmm...No!.I care about D.C.Becuase that's where I live,and I want a big snow storm!!!
chill out you are gonna pop a blood vessel
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SU-BA-RUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!
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Does it look like I care about Alabama?.Does it look like I care about Georgia or north carolina? or Florida? or New England? right now??? ummmmmmm...No!.I care about D.C.Becuase that's where I live,and I want a big snow storm!!!
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Quoting Grothar:


Nothing Spock!


Very well LOL
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Quoting atmoaggie:
Dang, sorry.
*slinks away to eat dinner*


Guess not many ever read or saw "The Ox-Bow Incident", eh?
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Quoting Grothar:


atmo, you're using logic again! Not good. LOL
Dang, sorry.
*slinks away to eat dinner*
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Quoting caneswatch:


What's wrong with that LOL


Nothing Spock!
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Quoting kellnerp:

It's the only time driving is fun. I drive a Subaru. Wasn't much different than with no snow but you have to know where the road is from landmarks like light poles and stuff. Visibility is the biggest problem as you sometimes cannot see the end of the hood.

I have been in Atlanta when an inch of snow hit. That wasn't fun.
That's how I succeeded in getting out of Tulsa in Dec 2007. (That ice storm that killed power for most of Oklahoma...)
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Quoting Grothar:


atmo, you're using logic again! Not good. LOL


What's wrong with that LOL
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Quoting hydrus:
You are funny 115....The only thing I found other than the current system is this one a couple weeks out...
As we all know the GFS can't be trusted during a certain period of time out.
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Quoting atmoaggie:
And some dude in TX just got exonerated by DNA after being in the lockup since 1979...

Where do you draw the line in swift vs. careful and whom determines the answer to that question? I'd rather move a little slow and assure that wrongfully accused have the chance at exoneration before the final and irreversible sentence is carried out.


atmo, you're using logic again! Not good. LOL
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Quoting atmoaggie:
I recommend dropping it...


Dang it atmo....shrugs...OKAY :-<


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Now arriving on track 5, another blast.



The models show this will nip by here late Tuesday, Wednesday and maybe Thursday.

Some similarities to a cane:
Snow depth = storm surge
Roof caving in = roof blowing off
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Quoting kellnerp:

I have been in Atlanta when an inch of snow hit. That wasn't fun.

:)
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Quoting MrstormX:

That couldn't have been to much fun driving through all that then,..

It's the only time driving is fun. I drive a Subaru. Wasn't much different than with no snow but you have to know where the road is from landmarks like light poles and stuff. Visibility is the biggest problem as you sometimes cannot see the end of the hood.

I have been in Atlanta when an inch of snow hit. That wasn't fun.
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Quoting NRAamy:
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Surfcropper just got me a Chumlee T-shirt at the Pawn Stars pawn shop in Vegas!!!!!

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Quoting kellnerp:
Granger got quite a bit, it was farther north. Lake effect seems to hit at the Michigan line and north which would favor Granger and New Carlisle to the west is closer to Lake Michigan. It happened that the winds were just right to hammer western St. Joseph county.
That couldn't have been to much fun driving through all that then, it seems from my own visits to that area the plows are a bit slow to get out and about.
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Granger got quite a bit, it was farther north. Lake effect seems to hit at the Michigan line and north which would favor Granger and New Carlisle to the west is closer to Lake Michigan. It happened that the winds were just right to hammer western St. Joseph county.
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Quoting kellnerp:
I was out driving in the storm that hit South Bend. So were a lot of other people. Only the snow plows seemed to be in short supply. By Saturday evening it was sunshine and shrinking snow. The snowfall was very localized. People a few miles south of South Bend got 16 inches. It was only a couple inches over my kneecaps at my house. The snow was very powdery so water content-wise it wasn't all that much. If it had been wet it would have been a different story.

By Monday the snow had compressed to about half height or less.

Although schools in South Bend were closed today, the county school system and the Mishawaka Schools were open. I was in South Bend this afternoon and traffic was pretty much normal.

Property to the west of South Bend is in high demand by snowmobilers. Consistent lake effect and you can take off right from your own back yard to the trails.
So the Mishawaka/Granger area wasn't hit as bad? I'd Imagine it was a little lighter on the East side of Grape rd., but I'm not sure.
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Quoting clwstmchasr:


I watched a show on NATGEO (Locked Up Abroad) a couple of nights ago. 4 guys tried to smuggle gold into Nepal. They were arrested, tried, and convicted in less than 24hours. Sometimes I wish we could move the process that quickly (in cases like this).
And some dude in TX just got exonerated by DNA after being in the lockup since 1979...

Where do you draw the line in swift vs. careful and whom determines the answer to that question? I'd rather move a little slow and assure that wrongfully accused have the chance at exoneration before the final and irreversible sentence is carried out.
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Quoting clwstmchasr:


I watched a show on NATGEO (Locked Up Abroad) a couple of nights ago. 4 guys tried to smuggle gold into Nepal. They were arrested, tried, and convicted in less than 24hours. Sometimes I wish we could move the process that quickly (in cases like this).
hmmmm
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Quoting MichaelSTL:
By the way, the stuff I post is from actual scientists, so the fact that I am not a scientist is irrelevant, as opposed to the stuff others post (no, where did I mention your name - you are the one who has a heart attack over it, not to mention that I never even mentioned "it").


wow....

whatever if you wanna stay blind, have it your way :)
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I was out driving in the storm that hit South Bend. So were a lot of other people. Only the snow plows seemed to be in short supply. By Saturday evening it was sunshine and shrinking snow. The snowfall was very localized. People a few miles south of South Bend only got 16 inches. It was only a couple inches over my kneecaps at my house. The snow was very powdery so water content-wise it wasn't all that much. If it had been wet it would have been a different story.

By Monday the snow had compressed to about half height or less.

Although schools in South Bend were closed today, the county school system and the Mishawaka Schools were open. I was in South Bend this afternoon and traffic was pretty much normal.

Property to the west of South Bend is in high demand by snowmobilers. Consistent lake effect and you can take off right from your own back yard to the trails.
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Quoting calusakat:


Not really, you simply misunderstood him, that is all.

I didn't write the laws of physics, they are what they are.

For you to suggest the laws of physics are otherwise, doesn't make it so.

Time for some remedial reading until you understand your error.


I recommend dropping it...
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Quoting MichaelSTL:


Seems like many people here have that problem.


you almost have a heart attack about Global Warming, and you aren't a scientist, please don't give me B.S.
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