Winter Weather Information

Important Winter Weather Web Links
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10:00 AM Sunday 1/13/2019

Winds gusting 15-20 MPH and sustained winds 8-15 MPH in Madison County is causing drifting of snow on rural county roads. Madison County remains under a Travel Advisory on all rural unincorporated roads. The drifting is occurring primarily in the northern portion of the county, however in the south this is occurring as well.

Madison County on average received 8″ of snow during this winter storm. Madison County Highway Department has a full compliment of all trucks on the road plowing in each of the townships along with a compliment of pickup trucks plowing smaller county roads and neighborhoods. We are asking citizens to avoid unnecessary travel if possible so our plows can work quickly and safely on our rural roads.

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7:00 PM 1/12/2019

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3:00 PM Update 1/12/2019

Most areas around Madison County have measured 5″-5.5″ of snow. Snow continues to fall across the county heavily. We anticipate another 1-2″ of snow falling this afternoon / evening. As darkness begins to set in, driving will become more challenging on snow covered roadways. Madison County rural unincorporated roads still remain under a Travel Advisory.

EMA has only been requested at 2 accidents as of this point on Saturday. Law Enforcement has received several accidents and several slide offs today. We do not have an exact number of accidents at this time.

Remember EMA has posted several weather related links for our followers. Winter Weather Links

8:00 AM update Saturday 1/12/2019

Madison County has issued a TravelAdvisory for all unincorporated rural roads of MADISON County. A TRAVEL ADVISORY means routine travel may be restricted insome areas due to hazardous situations. Individuals should use caution and Please slow down when driving.

Snow fell during the early morning hours and has resulted in 1” of snow across most of MADISON County. The NWS is still predicting 5”-7” of snow for Madison County with the heaviest snow expected after 2:00 PM.

1/11/2019 9:00 PM Update

The NWS Indianapolis is still holding their forecast for 4″-7″ of snow with some isolated areas seeing 7″+ Saturday into Sunday morning. Madison County is under a Winter Storm Warning until Sunday 7:00 AM. At 8:00 PM, Indiana State Police Evansville were reporting ice covered roads and snow starting to stick as this storm makes its way NE. We anticipate snow arriving in Madison County after 3:00 AM. The heaviest of snow will fall between 2:00PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday. This is forecast to be a heavy wet snow which is good because winds on Saturday should be around 10 MPH increasing to 15-20MPH on Sunday. The heavier snow will limit a majority of drifting caused by the increased winds on Sunday.

Here is some important information about your health during winter weather. Winter Weather Health Risks

Be sure to check back tomorrow morning and throughout the day Saturday and Sunday for updates.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
312 AM EST Fri Jan 11 2019

…Winter Storm Warning in effect late tonight through Sunday
Morning…

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM
EST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches expected with
minimal ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central, south central, southeast,
southwest and west central Indiana.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 7 AM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult.

* TIMING…Late Friday night through early Sunday morning.

* MAIN IMPACT…Potential exists for 5 to 7 inches of snow
accumulation, with locally higher amounts possible. This will
create hazardous travel conditions.

* OTHER IMPACTS…Potential for low visibilities in heavy snow
bands.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

If traveling on Saturday…be prepared for very hazardous or
impossible conditions. Consider staying off the roads and
postponing travel to a better weather day.

The latest road conditions for Indiana can be obtained by
calling 1 800 2 6 1 7 6 2 3

Here is a link to read more about the Madison County Highway Department.

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Thursday 4:30 PM Update

Madison County is just outside the Winter Storm Watch box which stops to our south in Hancock County. This storm system is still growing and changing by the hour. NWS and EMA encourage citizens to prepare for a winter storm which could bring 2″-4″ of snow Saturday and into Sunday morning for Madison County. Just south in Hancock County, they are in the 4″-6″ forecast zone. Never the less, citizens should prepare now for winter weather this weekend.

Thursday 12:00 PM update

The NWS-Indianapolis is now predicting 4-6″ of snow for Madison County and central Indiana. NWS is being cautious as the storm track is continuing to change paths. The temperature is playing a key factor in this storm system as warmer temperatures will translate to more rain in the south. It is important for citizens to continue monitoring this developing winter weather system. If you are making plans to travel this weekend, plan your trip in advance. Here are some helpful tips to preparing for winter travel:

Charge your cellular phone
Cellular phone power cord
Pack extra blankets
Pack extra clothes so you can layer up if you become stranded
Flashlight
Nutritional foods (snack bars, peanut butter, high protein foods)
Water bottles
Extra medication
Jumper Cables
Small Shovel
Let family or friends no your travel route and estimated travel times.
As you progress during the trip, provide family or friends with updated locations.

Thursday morning 7:00AM update

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
224 PM EST Wed Jan 9 2019

…Accumulating Snow Likely Late Friday night into Saturday…

A strong storm system is expected to push into the region on late
Friday night and Saturday…bringing accumulating snow fall to
Central Indiana. Snow accumulations up to 4 inches will be
possible by Saturday Night. This may result in snow covered roads
as well as difficult driving conditions. Winter Weather advisories
might be issued.

This is still a developing situation. Snow amounts may change in
later forecast updates due to changes with the strength and
possible path of the storm system.

Central Indiana residents should pay attention to later forecasts
and possible advisories…and be prepared for accumulating snow on
Late Friday Night and on Saturday.