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    Lightbulb Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    New week, new storm. Please keep discussion here for organizational purposes.


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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    It is going to be an interesting week.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    If its going to snow, make it a lot of snow. None of this 'just enough to make driving a pain in the ***" stuff.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    anyone got any updates for snow fall expectations for the state?



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    It all seems to be varying depending on where the rain\snow line falls as the storm comes though wednesday. Sounds like snow all of thurs either way, but weds could be snow or it could be rain\ice.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    they still saying we could be looking at 10 inches or more statewide?



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Don't know about rest of state, but KTTC (Rochester, MN) on tonight's weather segment said something to the effect that it could rival the early December storm for northern IA/southern MN. Of course, she first siad "I don't want to hype this up, but....".

    Up here, we got a foot.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    they still saying we could be looking at 10 inches or more statewide?
    Potentially, though it is looking increasingly likely that a good chunk of s. central and SE Iowa will see a period of rain/freezing rain for at least parts of Wed, if not Thursday.

    So there will likely be dramatic differences in totals across the state compared to last time, let alone if we get into sig. ice impacts.

    Something else to consider for those who do see rain, you could probably put a rough estimate of every quarter of an inch of rain being equivalent somewhere around 3 to 4 inches of snow you're not getting. That's what will make this tricky, off by an hour on the transition to snow, and that extra .4 or .5 inches of rain cuts about 6" off the snow totals.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    I hope you guys get 3 feet im off to San Diego. So by Jan 3rd I expect this to be all gone



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    That's what will make this tricky, off by an hour on the transition to snow, and that extra .4 or .5 inches of rain cuts about 6" off the snow totals.
    Sure will make a nice ice blanket under that snow when it freezes over...



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    It seems that a majority of the time, these storms are really over hyped, which I suppose is just to play it safe. The last one was right on the money, so Im hoping that this storm is in that mode.


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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Those of you that know what you are talking about, please keep this updated. I will be traveling to Iowa and not sure what our plans should be. Thanks in advance...this is why I don't miss Iowa much.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Sure will make a nice ice blanket under that snow when it freezes over...
    No kidding, like '07-08 when we had that first ice storm in December and then had that nice 2" sheet of refrozen melted snow and ice sheet under everything until March.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    Also keep in mind that there is a lot of snow in the ditches so it will drift on the roads quickly.



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    Re: Official Winter Storm Thread for 12/21 - 12/26

    I hope the dealership plays nice tomorrow and I can get my truck before heading out of town on Wednesday...



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