It’s no secret that these snow total maps have changed since we first put them out. We look closely at computer forecast models but don’t take them as Gospel. Forecasting requires listening to your “gut” which you develop from experience. Here’s my explanation of the snow forecast and how the computer forecast models factor into that:
Heavy snowfall still possible across the area.
The total snowfall you’ll see over the weekend will depend on when, and if, snow changes to rain as it falls in your backyard Sunday night.
Weekend snowfall forecast has many challenges.
As we move into Friday, the lake effect snow continues. Areas north of Fort Wayne still have the potential to pick up the most snow from now through Friday as the intensity of lake effect snow increases tonight.
Significant snowfall around Lake Michigan
With colder air sinking in, and gusty westerly winds, lake effect snow is expected to develop and persist on Thursday and Friday.
Bitter cold air is on the way with the coldest air yet this season.
Our week-long special series of winter weather reports is underway and we’re airing a fresh report every night on our 6 o’clock newscast. These reports will lead up to our official winter forecast on Friday.
Snow and colder temperatures in the forecast.
This unique snow formation is neat to look at and requires a unique set of circumstances to form.
2016 will go down in the record books as the 2nd warmest Autumn season.
Fort Wayne set a record for most snow on December 4.
Some slightly higher accumulations possible, but mostly on grassy surfaces
Some places may see the first accumulating snow of the season tomorrow
There are plenty of great Christmas events popping up on our WANE Community Calendar as we get closer to the holiday. One of note is the Defiance County Christmas Cruise Thru and Holiday Festival, which has remaining dates this weekend (Dec. 2, 3, 4) and also next weekend (December 9, 10, 11(Fireworks!)). However, if you just want to take in the Cruise Thru portion, it’s open every weeknight in between.
There’s an 89° difference between the lowest and highest temperatures ever recorded in a Fort Wayne December.
Now that November is over, we can take a preliminary look at how the month shakes out in terms of temperature and precipitation.
This Autumn is setting records as one of the warmest in history
Wildfires have been burning for several days now, but last night arrived in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.