Winter Storm redux

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  1. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Ready for the next winter storm. It looks like a strong possibility that Monday/Monday night a significant storm will be in Iowa. Depending on what model you trust it varies from from the worst being in northern Iowa(North American forecastmodels tend to like this solution) or southern Iowa/Missouri(favored by European forecast models).
     
  2. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of numbers are we looking at?
     
  3. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Its iffy could be rain/frz rain at start. My bet would though is there will be a solid 6-10 inch swath in the state, most likely around highway 20.
     
  4. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    If we win today, 1-3 inches and spring is around the corner.
    If we lose today, 6-10 inches amd tundra.
    Go Clones.
     
  5. brianhos

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    It is not going to snow anymore, winter is over. Spring is here!!!
     
  6. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    Lol you won't like the long range then, predicting below avg temps
     
  7. safmusic

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    Now hoping for Global warming......not hearing much about it these days.
     
  8. balken

    balken Well-Known Member

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    Global warming needs to step up to the plate and show us it means business. This is no way to sell yourself.
     
  9. Iastfan112

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    Goodnews: that frigid cold should be mostly gone, as their just isnt a whole lot left in Canada.
    Bad News: still below avg. daily high this time of the year should be 38, doubt its happening.
     
  10. brianhos

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    As long as it stays below average in August, I will be happy with this trend.
     
  11. pthebutcher

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    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Bobber

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    Actually yearly mean temperatures usually stay the same. So that means if we have a colder then normal winter, you will have a warmer then normal season to follow. It could be a very warm and dry summer(and that's what ISU Cimatologist Elwyn Taylor has been saying for the last 4 months.)
     
  13. ISUFan22

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    Naturally, a winter storm will arrive on or right around the time we're hosting a home MBB game. I swear, there is some law stating this must happen.
     
  14. Iastfan112

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    Actually one would expect summer to be hotter and drier than normal. La Nina, the current weather pattern we're in, usually favors that.
     
  15. 4VR4CY

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    I need spring. Please tell me that it will not go from 32 to 80 within 2 weeks. I need some good 60-75 degree weather. My favorite.
     
  16. garn91

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  17. brianhos

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    This is Iowa, you will turn it right from heat to air conditioning.
     
  18. Iastfan112

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    Yeah I'm really excited for this storm, it looks like it could be a good one(disclaimer: I love snow) not record breaking but good.
     
  19. matmann22

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    Why not! We might as well get that Girls State Basketball tournament snowstorm over with as soon as we can...

    The suspense of whether we get a snowfall record for the season is too much, please end all doubt on MONDAY !

    What are the odds that we can repeat the temps from late March of last year ? I think Des Moines hit the 70s or 80s a couple of times.

    I'm not saying what my forecast is but I'm recording lots of stuff this weekend on my DirecTV HD/DVR
     
  20. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Please no. The last thing I want to see is more snow.
    This winter has been very very very expensive. And all this thawing and freezing is destroying the asphalt drives at a property of mine.
    Which means each time this crap thaws aka today and tomorrow I am out chipping away at ice for paths for water to run. And it is happening way to much.
    I think we have spent somewhere in the range of $10k more so far this year than we did last year. And if we do get 6-10 inches more that will just mean another $2k more.
     

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