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February 20, 2014

Cooler temps fail to melt snow, wintry weather returns today

Cooler temps fail to melt snow, wintry weather returns today

GOSHEN — Crisis averted, at least for now.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service Thursday announced the flooding concerns that had been predicted to hit the area Thursday did not pan out as significantly as predicted due primarily to lower than anticipated temperatures failing to melt a significant portion of the existing snowpack.

“Because temps have stayed cooler than originally anticipated, we aren’t losing a lot of the snowpack, so it’s really just the rain running off of the snowpack that is causing problems,” said Evan Bentley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Northern Indiana office. “So as far as the flooding is concerned, it’s not causing as big of an issue as we originally thought it might. At this point we aren’t really expecting much flooding at all. All the rivers should stay within their banks, and really all of the issues we’ll likely see will be on the roads with the rainwater pooling due to a lot of the drains being blocked by snow and ice.”

Temperatures had been predicted to reach into the low 50’s Thursday, though actual temperatures ended up hovering around the mid-to-high 30’s for much of the day.

However, while flooding concerns for the area appear to have subsided for the most part, Bentley did warn that some significant wind would likely hit the area in the evening hours of Thursday and into the early morning hours Friday.

“The real story will be the wind, which will pick up in the early evening and into the overnight hours,” Bentley said, noting that a Wind Advisory has been issued for the Elkhart County area through 6 p.m. Friday. “With that we’re expecting to see sustained winds of around 35 mph, with gusts of up to 50 to 55 mph at times.”

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