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    Another Winter Storm

    I just noticed that weather.com has cancelled the winter storm watch and upgraded it to a winter storm warning starting tomorrow at noon. They are saying 5-8 inches of snow and blizzard like conditions on Thursday with all the snow blowing around and really cold wind chills. It seems like we are in the pattern to have "one of those" winters. Cold temps and a lot of snow.


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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Yay!!!!

    We've had it far too easy the past 9 days.



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    GLOBAL WARMING



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Here is good old Earl's 120 hour snow totals....

    Earl's GIS Radar Site Overlays Page

    Charlie Freese said before noon he was thinking 5" for Central Iowa but it will be the light fluffy stuff. Then it is supposed to cool down to below zero highs for Thursday/Friday and winds come up. Visibility won't be good then I'm betting



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Should be a fun ride back from Chicago on Thursday to the CR area, and then back to Ames friday....


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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Here is good old Earl's 120 hour snow totals....

    Earl's GIS Radar Site Overlays Page

    Charlie Freese said before noon he was thinking 5" for Central Iowa but it will be the light fluffy stuff. Then it is supposed to cool down to below zero highs for Thursday/Friday and winds come up. Visibility won't be good then I'm betting
    Yeah, 5+ inches of that stuff blowing around is going to make travel really interesting. Nasty cold wind chills will make it dangerous to be out and about.



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    Yeah, 5+ inches of that stuff blowing around is going to make travel really interesting. Nasty cold wind chills will make it dangerous to be out and about.

    I'm wondering if the really cold temps is the reason why they seem to be quick to pull the trigger on the warning this time. Like maybe if it was 25 degrees and windy and they were thinking 5 inches, they wouldn't have the warning.



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Is there a website where we can see data of total accumulated snow from all the storms so far this winter?


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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Is there a website where we can see data of total accumulated snow from all the storms so far this winter?

    You could try digging around on here.

    NWS Quad Cities, IA IL Local Climate Page

    Unfortunately I haven't found anywhere that summarizes the data in a nice format.


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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    how will this make things for the drive back from chicago thursday?



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    How sad is it that I'm excited at the prospect of highs in the 20's starting Sunday and into next week?



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    how will this make things for the drive back from chicago thursday?
    Looks like we just upgraded from the car to the truck for this trip.



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    It's seems like the last 5 years the winters have been horrible in Iowa....last year was the coldest I can remember -20's and some spots -30's. The day we moved away from Ames to Iowa City we had that massive ice storm and then a couple days later a massive snow storm that shut down hwy 35...I think that was 2006 or 2007.

    Of course as soon as I move to St. Louis they have the coldest weather in a decade.



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Is there a website where we can see data of total accumulated snow from all the storms so far this winter?
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/images/dmx/W...ber%202009.pdf



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    Re: Another Winter Storm

    this should make an interesting trip up to ames on wednesday, and to minnesota to pick up my roommate and two girls on friday.



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