Snow strikes out, dangerously low wind chills transfer into Larger Cincinnati

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CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS. While sleet is no less dangerous, earlier forecast amounts of snow are significantly reduced across much of the area. We’re now talking between 1 and 6 inches of snow instead of the previously predicted 4 to 12 inches. But thousands of feet in the air, temperatures hovered just above freezing. What exactly happened? A tiny layer of warm air (32 ° +) in the air melted the snow after it left the cloud base. Another, deeper, sub-freezing layer of air froze it on the way down and let it fall as sleet. Snow was still creeping into Cincinnati late Monday night, just a lot less. Robinson said snow totals vary significantly from parish to parish. Areas in southeast Indiana and the western communities of Cincinnati get more snow than sleet. These communities could see closer to 6 inches of snow. The snow is expected to emerge from the greater Cincinnati area by 1 a.m. Then “dangerously low” wind chill will invade the tri-state. A winter storm warning remains in effect until Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. as morning road conditions remain poor due to the compacted ice on the roads and the snow that has fallen on them. If the storm retreats overnight, strong winds will arise. The wind chill will likely drop to around 0 degrees or a few degrees below zero. Temperatures will be around 13 degrees by morning. Gusty winds and mostly cloudy skies will last through Tuesday, with highs in the low 20s and lows in the single digits on Tuesday evening. When the sky can clear completely and with light winds some areas run to 0 or possibly even drop below. On Wednesday, part of a larger storm center is moving into the Ohio Valley and bringing with it a round of light snow. At this point, any accumulation should be easy. Wednesday’s highs hit the mid-20s with lows at 20 on Wednesday evening. Most of the storm center approaches on Thursday as it goes south and could cluster in areas along and southeast of I-71. This storm must be watched over the next few days. Thursday highs will be in their top 20s with mid-teens lows. Mostly cloudy and cold conditions remain on Friday with possible sun in the late day and highs in the mid 20’s.

Sleet usurped Cincinnati’s winter storm on Monday evening, which is expected to significantly reduce the projected amounts of snow in most of the area.

While sleet is no less dangerous, earlier forecast amounts of snow are significantly reduced across much of the area. We’re now talking between 1 and 6 inches of snow instead of the 4 to 12 inches previously forecast.

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The temperatures down here on the ground were in the 20s. But thousands of feet in the air, temperatures hovered just above freezing.

What exactly happened? A tiny layer of warm air (32 ° +) in the air melted the snow after it left the cloud base. Another, deeper, sub-freezing layer of air froze it on the way down and let it fall as sleet.

Snow was still creeping into Cincinnati late Monday night, just a lot less of it.

Robinson said snow totals varied significantly from ward to ward. Areas in southeast Indiana and the western communities of Cincinnati get more snow than sleet. These communities could see closer to 6 inches of snow.

The snow is expected to emerge from the greater Cincinnati area by 1 a.m. Then “dangerously low” wind chill will invade the tri-state. A winter storm warning remains in effect until Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. as morning road conditions remain poor due to the compacted ice on the roads and the snow that has fallen on them.

If the storm retreats overnight, strong winds will arise. The wind chill will likely drop to around 0 degrees or a few degrees below zero.

The temperature in the morning will be around 13 degrees.

Gusty winds and mostly cloudy skies will last through Tuesday, with highs in the low 20s and lows in the single digits on Tuesday evening. When the sky can clear completely and with light winds some areas run to 0 or possibly even drop below.

On Wednesday, part of a larger storm center moves into the Ohio Valley and brings a round of light snow. At this point, any accumulation should be easy. Wednesday’s highs hit the mid-20s with lows around 20 on Wednesday evening. Most of the storm center approaches on Thursday as it goes south and could accumulate in areas along and southeast of I-71. This storm must be watched over the next few days.

Thursday highs will be in their top 20s with mid-teens lows. Mostly cloudy and cold conditions remain on Friday with possible sun in the late day and highs in the mid 20s.