Extra Update 9:45pm

National Weather Service servers still having problems, so I’m doing this additional update.

Midwest Ice Storm

Radar at 9:20pm CST, click to enlarge this or any graphic

West Lafayette, IN has 1.5″ of new snow, blue colors on the radar = snow. A mix of freezing rain and sleet are falling in the purple areas including Indianapolis, Dayton, and Columbus. The icing will increase during the night.  Serious power failures are quite likely in these areas. ADDITION 10:15pm, Power is out in the Terre Haute, IN area.

Oklahoma Ice 

Radar at 9:33pm

This is a large area of moderate to heavy rain with a few flashes of lightning. Current temperature in Oklahoma City is 25°, so this will cause icing before it changes over to snow. Very heavy snow is quite possible in Oklahoma and into Missouri more or less along I-44. Travel conditions will be nearly impossible in the blizzard area. ADDITION: Tulsa NWS just issued a forecast that power failures may occur from Muskogee through NW Arkansas including Bentonville and Fayetteville.

Everything else is unchanged.

The Rest of the Night

Bloggers are coached never to tell their readers when you are signing off. It supposedly “keeps you coming back.” Kim and I respect your time, so here is the plan: This has been a very long day (been up since 3:30am), so this will be my last weather posting of the night. I have several other posts that I think you will enjoy during the pre-dawn hours. I had to push them back because of all of the weather blogging.

In the meantime, my friends and colleagues at AccuWeather will take great care of you for updated weather information.

See you tomorrow.

Mike

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