Arctic air today, more snow possible tomorrow…

January 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 am by under Weather

Temperatures dipped into the single digits overnight, and this morning is starting off quite frigid.  Here are some of the coldest readings:

We’ve been under a WIND CHILL ADVISORY, which is set to expire at 10am.  Here is the criteria for a wind chill advisory to be issued:

Wind chills have been running well below zero this morning; the coldest official number I have seen is a wind chill index of  -12 degrees!  Temperatures will continue to be well below normal this afternoon, as we only top out near 13-degrees.  Yes, we will see some sunshine… but wind chills will continue to run between 0 and -8°.  This evening, winds will relax a bit as high pressure builds just south of the area.  So while temperatures will again dip into the single digits tonight… it won’t feel quite as cold as this morning with a wind chill staying in the -5 to -8 range.

Wednesday’s high temps will make a run at 20-degrees… as the clouds thicken up.  Later in the afternoon, we do stand the chance to see scattered snow showers in the region.  Models are hinting at anywhere from a half-inch up to an inch of accumulation… so a rather light event.  BUT as we saw yesterday, it doesn’t take much snow to produce MAJOR problems!!

We indeed had some snow showers work through the region late Monday morning, and while accumulation only amounted to a dusting in most spots, the intense bursts of snow really reduced visibility.  There was a 52-car pile up on I-75 southbound, near Middletown.  Another 86-car pile up occurred  on 275 north of Cincinnati.  Take a look at how quickly visibility dropped as these brief, heavy snow squalls worked in:

You can read the full story on the multi-car pile ups here:  PILE UP ON I-75, WDTN

Another storm to watch is one that will affect the area Thursday night into Friday.  This one could bring a bit more snow than the Wednesday storm… but it’s still a ways off.  We will continue to watch the latest trends and keep you posted on our thinking!

Jamie
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