WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A top state climatologist says Indiana
residents hoping that the state's punishing winter will give way to early
spring may be in for a big disappointment.
Associate state climatologist Ken Scheeringa with the State Climate Office
at Purdue University says the federal Climate Prediction Center's latest
forecasts suggest snow and cold could continue to lash Indiana into late
He says the agency's monthly and seasonal outlooks call for a colder than
normal but mostly dry start to March despite a winter storm forecast to
begin Sunday. Scheeringa says that trend likely will continue throughout
March but forecasters are less certain about precipitation later in March.
Indiana residents are bracing for yet another winter storm that's expected
to bring snow, freezing rain and sleet to the entire state this weekend.