Snow squalls arrive for Thursday evening commute

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The Thursday evening commute may be headache causing in central Indiana.  Snow showers are expected to develop between 5pm-8pm.

Computer model projection of what radar will look like at 6pm Thursday.

Computer model projection of what radar will look like at 6pm Thursday.

Sustained winds are expected to increase to 12-24 miles per hour out of the west today. Gusts over 30mph will be possible late morning through early evening.


With snow showers and high wind gusts, visibility could be measured in feet at times, making for dangerous driving conditions this evening.

Projected visibility in miles.

Projected visibility in miles.

The above image shows forecast visibility at 6:45pm.  Areas in red indicate visibility less than 1/4 mile.  Notice how the colored bands are relatively narrow.  They may only be a mile wide.  This means that you may encounter blizzard like conditions in a short distance.

I have my Freak-Out-Meter at a 3 out of 10 for Indianapolis as the evening commute may be slow.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.