Weather thread, 12/19 - 12-22

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  1. snowcraig2.0

    snowcraig2.0 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like there is a big mess moving in for later in the week. What say you weather guru's?
     
  2. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    My son is flying in Friday, hopefully. Any chance this won't be too bad?
     
  3. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    "Honey, I didn't forget the kids. I couldn't find the school due to the blizzard."

    -found on snowcraig's tombstone.
     
  4. cytown

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    Damnit....was just cursing the recent snow and was hopeful we'd get through xmas without anymore.
     
  5. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    The only day with a greater than 10% chance of precip in my 10 day (far NE IA) is the 19th.
     
  6. MNCyGuy

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    Hopefully Friday night is fairly clear, or that's going to be a long drive up to MN.
     
  7. isufbcurt

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    Flying from KC to Arizona Friday night am I going to be ok?
     
  8. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Give me a white Christmas, then I am good.
     
  9. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Give me a brown Christmas and I will be good.
     
  10. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    weather.com has been all over the place on this. One minute its a big one. Next minute 0% chance
     
  11. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    1. Covering 2 different storm systems that have almost a two day break in between them is poor for discussion.
    2. The first system is pretty minor, very small accumulations of rain, freezing rain and snow. Should hit Thursday day and night
    3. Second storm is much more significant but the models have held it south pretty consistently. Worth watching for central Iowa but at this point SE Iowa looks like a better bet for significant accumulations.
     
  12. ChrisMWilliams

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    Time to stock up on booze.
     
  13. cyclone1975

    cyclone1975 Well-Known Member

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    That's your response to everything.
     
  14. shadow

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    Weather.com sucks. Accuweather has been better since I switched over a few months ago...
     
  15. FDWxMan

    FDWxMan Well-Known Member

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    That pretty much covers it for me at this point. Not a lot to add.
     
  16. CYvilEng

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    I found weatherspark.com recently. If you like information overload then it's a great site to check out.
     
  17. Senolcyc

    Senolcyc Well-Known Member

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    It's winter. It's going to snow. Breaking news.
     
  18. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up some Toppling Goliath XHops
     
  19. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    If he lucks out, there will be snowdays.
     
  20. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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    I like the Wunderground. They seem pretty accurate and if I'm not mistaken this is the same info as the National Weather Service, only simplified. Did a quick copy-paste of the forecast for Ames, it seems that the only hitch will be on Thursday, the 19th - but the good news would be the high temp (above freezing, anyway, at some point).

    Thursday (Dec 19)

    [TABLE="class: full"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: vaT"][​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: vaT"]Foggy with periods of rain or freezing rain in the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Thursday Night
    [TABLE="class: full"]
    [TR]
    [TD="class: vaT"][​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: vaT"]Cloudy skies. Low 12F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Doesn't say anything about precipitation after that.
     

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