Snow Stripe

Unfortunately, Columbus doesn’t keep records for their temperatures through the night, so we don’t have an official verification for that particular town, however we do have the snowfall totals from the Remote Sensing Center.

One thing is very clear looking at this in retrospect (and was at the time, looking at radar) the snow continued to follow a jet streak in a linear fashion rather than becoming more diffuse as I had expected. The snow trained right over a line from Chicago through Columbus and on towards Louisville and Cincinnati. There wasn’t a terrible amount of moisture, but there were still reports of 4-6″ of snow from this little clipper from Bloomington to Columbus, which is certainly more than I was expecting. Now, however, AFTER the forecast period is over, the whole complex is finally falling apart.