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    Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Relevant portion of the NWS discussion:

    THURSDAY WL SEE WARMER AIR CONTINUING TO MOVE INTO THE STATE ON SOUTHEAST WINDS.SOUNDINGS IN THE SOUTH REMAIN GENERALLY UNSATURATED AND HAVE LEFTTHE SOUTH DRY. THE BETTER SATURATION PERSIST IN THE NORTH AND HAVE THE THREAT OF FREEZING PCPN INTO THURSDAY...ALTHOUGH SOUTHERN
    PORTIONS OF THE PCPN AREA WOULD LIKELY GO TO SPRINKLES AS AFTERNOON
    TEMPS RISE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING. STRONGER ISENTROPIC LIFT
    ARRIVES LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS UPPER SYSTEM ADVECTS FROM
    THE CENTRAL ROCKIES INTO THE PLAINS. THE WHOLE SOUNDINGS SATURATE
    AND SNOW WILL BECOME PREFERRED PCPN TYPE AS ICE INTRODUCTION BEGINS.
    STEADY ISENTROPIC LIFT IS EXPECTED INTO FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE A
    SURGE OF DRIER AIR COMES IN FROM THE EAST. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL OF
    2 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED IN MOST LOCATIONS WITH LIGHTEST AMOUNTS IN
    OUR NORTHEAST FROM KALO TO KMCW WHERE SYSTEM WILL BE FIGHTING A DRY
    EASTERLY FLOW. HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE WEST AND SOUTH ARE EXPECT AND
    MAY END UP BEING A LOW END ADVISORY THERE.


    Could actually be a bit low on the amounts as in general the models have trended a towards a moister system over the past few runs.



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    I dont think much is going to happen.


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Great.

    Should make for an interesting BuRP (Bike Ride to Perry) ride Friday night. A few of us ride Ames to Perry the night (like 5 to midnight) before the BRR. As long as it isn't icy like it has been a couple of years we should be okay.


    Edit: And before some of the road nazi's start laying into me about this, I assure you our bikes are lit up like Christmas trees. None of those cheap $10 bike lights here.


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Great.

    Should make for an interesting BuRP (Bike Ride to Perry) ride Friday night. A few of us ride Ames to Perry the night (like 5 to midnight) before the BRR. As long as it isn't icy like it has been a couple of years we should be okay.


    Edit: And before some of the road nazi's start laying into me about this, I assure you our bikes are lit up like Christmas trees. None of those cheap $10 bike lights here.
    I have some family that rides BRR. Watch out for the motorized idiots that don't share the road. Enjoy!



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Great.

    Should make for an interesting BuRP (Bike Ride to Perry) ride Friday night. A few of us ride Ames to Perry the night (like 5 to midnight) before the BRR. As long as it isn't icy like it has been a couple of years we should be okay.


    Edit: And before some of the road nazi's start laying into me about this, I assure you our bikes are lit up like Christmas trees. None of those cheap $10 bike lights here.
    Crazy! I'll be home this weekend - give me a call and I'll pick your frozen *** up out of the ditch!


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Great.

    Should make for an interesting BuRP (Bike Ride to Perry) ride Friday night. A few of us ride Ames to Perry the night (like 5 to midnight) before the BRR. As long as it isn't icy like it has been a couple of years we should be okay.


    Edit: And before some of the road nazi's start laying into me about this, I assure you our bikes are lit up like Christmas trees. None of those cheap $10 bike lights here.
    I've been out after dark on BRR ... ONCE!

    Lesson learned.

    Little nervous about this ride if some weather moves in. Don't have the mountain bike any longer and not crazy about the thought of county roads, ice/snow and the slicks on the road bike.



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    I've got you on speed dial in case my fingers are frozen.


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I've got you on speed dial in case my fingers are frozen.
    You better take the Lazy Drinker along - just in case!


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    I have some family that rides BRR. Watch out for the motorized idiots that don't share the road. Enjoy!
    I have no sympathy for people on bikes that ride on the road when there is a sidewalk 4 feet away. I know that BRR and RAGBRAI are different situations but people that get hit on bikes (especially after dark) for riding on the road pretty much deserve it...



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    You better take the Lazy Drinker along - just in case!
    Good thinking; could use some anti-freeze...

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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Its going to be too warm to do anything.
    32 on thurs and 33 on wed. Should be fine. unless you live in northern IA then you might get some ice on the roads.



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I have no sympathy for people on bikes that ride on the road when there is a sidewalk 4 feet away. I know that BRR and RAGBRAI are different situations but people that get hit on bikes (especially after dark) for riding on the road pretty much deserve it...
    Minus it being against the law to ride a bike on the sidewalk, I totally agree with you. Wait a minute....



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    ...and here we go...


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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Good thinking; could use some anti-freeze...

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    Cool! I hadn't seen that before. I like everything except the videos -- the liquid coming out of the spigot on the front of the cooler makes me think of something else, especially the lighter colored liquids.



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    Re: Snowstorm this Thursday/Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    I have no sympathy for people on bikes that ride on the road when there is a sidewalk 4 feet away. I know that BRR and RAGBRAI are different situations but people that get hit on bikes (especially after dark) for riding on the road pretty much deserve it...
    THERE HE IS! I knew THAT GUY was out there!


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