WEST LAFAYETTE (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 March.
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.