LIVE: Wabash Valley Winter Storm Coverage Blog


Wednesday 6:33 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker updates its forecast as part of WTWO News at 6 p.m. Watch in full by clicking here.

Wednesday 6:10 p.m.

Shelby Reilly from WTWO/WAWV was live during WTWO News at 6:00 p.m. to update the snowfall on I-70 in Terre Haute

Wednesday 6:05 p.m.

WTWO/WAWV’s Zeke Torres joined WTWO News at 6 p.m. to discuss the Vigo County travel advisory

Wednesday 6:02 p.m.

ISP Putnamville Post Public Information Officer Sgt. Matt Ames joined WTWO News at 6 p.m. for an update on roads in the region.

Wednesday 5:56 p.m.

Shelby Reilly from WTWO/WAWV helped wrap up WAWV’s Live at Five with Dana, Mike and Jesse.

Wednesday 5:52 p.m.

The Parke County Board of Commissioners declared a local emergency disaster on Wednesday that will remain in effect until Friday.

Citing that the county has “been impacted or is immediately threatened by” upcoming weather conditions, the statement was made at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The declaration of emergency exists for the next two days.

More information about this announcement can be found here.

Wednesday 5:35 p.m.

WTWO/WAWV’s Zeke Torres was live from Wabash Avenue as the snow started to fall during WAWV Live at Five

Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

INDOT Southwest District Director of Communications Jason Tiller joined Mike and Dana on WAWV Live at Five.

Wednesday 5:20 p.m.

WTWO/WAWV’s Zeke Torres settles on Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute for its live WAWV Live at Five.

Wednesday 5:05 p.m.

Shelby Reilly, WTWO/WAWV reporter was live at the intersection of US41 and I-70 during WAWV’s Live at Five.

Wednesday 4:55 p.m.

Shelby Reilly, WTWO/WAWV reporter is parked at the intersection of I-70 and US 41 preparing to go live on WAWV Live at Five.

Wednesday 4:45 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker took to Facebook ahead of our 5pm newscast to show conditions outside the studio as sleet began to fall this facebook video.

Wednesday 3:52 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker: Rain reducing visibility in SE sections. Snow and blowing snow reducing visibility in NW sectors to 1/2 mile or less.

Wednesday 3:07 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker: It’s coming! The change to ice pellets/freezing rain and snow is moving slowly SE. Reports of sleet in northern Vigo County now.

Wednesday 2:47 p.m.

Street service workers in the town of Vincennes are ready to leave as the wintry weather sets in.

City Mayor Joe Yochum announced that street crews have been scheduled accordingly so they have plenty of personnel available for this weather event.

The plan is to pre-treat the roads in the evening if the opportunity arises.

Mayor and Street Department Superintendent Bryce Anderson will be monitoring weather forecasts closely and working directly with Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director John Streeter to get the most up-to-date information.

More information regarding this announcement can be found here.

Wednesday 1:34 p.m.

Warming centers are preparing to activate when needed as temperatures drop in the Wabash Valley and wintry weather sets in.

According to Jim Pirtle, director of the Sullivan County Emergency Management Agency, four locations in Sullivan County are ready to be activated if needed.

  • Hymera Fire Department106 E. Jackson St. Hymera, IN 47855
  • New Beginnings Church427 N. Olive St. Sullivan, IN 47882
  • Sullivan’s First United Methodist Church107 N. Court St. Sullivan, IN 47882
  • Duggar Union Community Schools, 7356 E. County Rd. 50 S, Excavator, IN 47848

Pirtle said the EMA has a fifth location as an emergency backup should the need arise. Food will be provided by the Salvation Army and the church. No pets will be allowed, only service animals. For questions about the centers, contact Sullivan EMA at (812) 268-6257.

More information, including our updated list of pending and active centers, can be found here.

Wednesday 11:16 a.m.

The Vigo County School Corporation has announced that students will have an online weather learning day on Thursday, February 3.

Extracurricular activities and events, including all practices, will not take place on Thursday.

The company said teachers have prepared students for online learning and students have access to their Chromebooks, as well as print and other educational resources.

More information can be found here.

Wednesday 11:00 a.m.

Meteorologist Savanna Brito: Radar update 11:00 a.m., temperatures are finally starting to drop further northwest from here. Rain changing to snow in these areas. Still freezing rain in W sections. Still tracking very dense fog there. Continue to be extra careful if you must travel.

Wednesday 8:18 a.m.

Speed ​​camera updates

Wednesday 6:33 a.m.

Meteorologist Savanna Brito: Wondering how much snow and ice we’re going to get? Check out the latest numbers below.

Wednesday 6:29

Meteorologist Savanna Brito: It’s a busy morning for everyone. The stationary (slowly moving) front is just over our region’s core right now, which is keeping temperatures longer than originally expected, keeping the freezing rain away for now (mostly d). between us anyway) already seen a drop in temperatures starting to see ice and snow, the rest of the valley is facing rain at the moment.

Tuesday 11:37 p.m.

Tuesday 10:04 p.m.

Vigo County Commissioners said a winter storm travel advisory would begin at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday and last until 8:00 p.m.

An arctic cold front, with an associated low pressure system, will sweep through our region bringing rain, followed by winter mixing and precipitation is expected, according to a news release. The first wave of rain is expected to move in Tuesday evening and begin to transition into a wintry mix overnight Wednesday into Wednesday.

More information can be found here.

Tuesday 9:46 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker answered even more questions about Facebook in a video posted here.

Tuesday 8:03 p.m.

Terry Craig of WTWO/WAWV: Stores are preparing for the influx of customers before the winter storms. Kristine O’Hare, market manager at Baesler, said the store had been busy since Monday.

“Usually we resume around lunchtime and then throughout the week like after school,” O’Hare said. “But today we’ve just been busy in general.”

More information can be found here.

Tuesday 8 p.m.

Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker began soliciting questions from viewers in this facebook video.

Tuesday 5:12 p.m.

The Clay County Highway Department is winter ready. Clay County crews made sure all their gear was ready to go. The highway department said it was fully stocked with supplies and even had a surplus from last year.

Highways Superintendent Brad Stultz and Commissioner Marty Heffner shared these messages for area residents.

“Watch out for the snow plow trucks,” Stultz said. “It is very dangerous there to plow. In addition, they will drive around snowplow trucks. Just look at everyone, you know, everyone trying to clear the snow.

Heffner added that if you don’t have to go out during this winter storm, you should stay home.
More information can be found here.

Tuesday 4:06 p.m.

Kevin Morgan, Duke Energy’s general manager for emergency preparedness, outlined the company’s plans for severe weather. “As the harsh winter weather approaches, we encourage customers in our service territories to be prepared for potential outages. Our team is preparing to ensure we can restore power to affected customers as soon as possible.

Company representatives said Duke began preparing days before the storm, reviewing potential outage situations they might face. Additionally, Duke has already brought in mutual assistance teams to help if needed.

More information can be found here.

Tuesday 3:38 p.m.

The entire area has now been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING beginning Wednesday morning and continuing through Friday morning. This is for sleet, freezing rain and heavy snow.

Tuesday 3:17 p.m.

Weather Alert: Winter storm warning for Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland, and Lawrence County, Illinois until 12:00 p.m. CST Friday. Sponsored by Dorsett Automotive.

Tuesday 3:07 p.m.

Weather Alert: Winter storm warning for Owen, Sullivan, Greene, Monroe, Knox, Daviess, Martin and Lawrence County IN until 1:00 a.m. EST Friday. Sponsored by Dorsett Automotive.

Tuesday 2:31 p.m.

Don’t let today’s warm temperatures fool you, some of our biggest winter storms followed a warm spell. Here is a great example that happened in 1996.

Tuesday 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday 12:36 p.m.

The rain is already starting to move in some areas now.

Tuesday 11:27 a.m.

Meteorologist Savanna Brito: This is an estimate (NOT exact amounts) since we have received several calls and questions about the totals. As you know, the weather is constantly changing. There could very well be more than a foot of snow in the northwest regions. This only comes out until 11am Thursday (before round 2. for our SE areas – this number will increase Thursday)

We emphasize that snow and ice are the main concerns and that there will be MAJOR impacts on travel. Other issues: blowing snow, slippery spots, power outages, and plows may not be able to keep up in some areas. Please listen to your local meteorologists. If you can stay home, do so. We’re here to protect you, that being said…I love my job!

Tuesday 10:23 a.m.

Meteorologist Savanna Brito: As we said, the WINTER STORM WARNING has now been extended to most of our viewing area. This will be in effect from 1:00 a.m. Wednesday to 1:00 a.m. Friday. Be prepared for travel delays and possible cancellations. Ice and snow remain threats.

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