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This post was written by Schnack on October 26, 2012
UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 24-27. Wind: NW 5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: 44-47. Wind: N 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low; 27-30. Wind: NE 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid-upper 40s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid-upper 40s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.
It was a chilly start this morning with low temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s. Here are the morning lows on the map below.
This morning we had lots of sunshine but during the afternoon we have had some clouds in the area. The satellite image below is from this afternoon.
If you do have a clear sky over you this evening you can see the International Space Station. Some of you will not be able to see it due to the clouds. Here is the viewing information:
Time: 7:11 PM
Duration: 5 min
Path: NW to ENE about 30 deg above the horizon
High pressure across the middle of the country will get stuck and keep our weather dry. There will be some moisture trapped beneath the high so there will be some days that are mostly cloudy and mixed in there some sunshine. No precipitation is forecast. The wind will also be light through early next week. You will need to dress warmly because the temperatures will remain below normal.
Our weather will not change very much through early next week because the high pressure has no place to go. As we stay high and dry, people along the coast are watching Hurricane Sandy as it travels up the east coast. Sandy is forecast to become extratropical as it get towards New Jersey. Extratropical means that it no longer has the tropical features hurricanes do. One example is that it doesn’t need the warm ocean water to survive. Extratropical storms that were once tropical in nature typically produce widespread flooding along the coast and inland. here is how much rain is forecast through Wednesday morning from the storm on the east coast.
Here is the forecast position of the storm Tuesday morning.
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1997: A major winter storm moved into western Iowa just before midnight on October 25th and spread across about the southeastern two thirds of the state on the 26th. Two bands of heavy snow developed, one extending from Council Bluffs northeast through Boone and the other extending from northern Ringgold County northeast to around Cedar Rapids. The heaviest snowfall accumulations included 11.3 inches at Knoxville and an amazing 13.0 inches southwest of Mineola in Pottawattamie County. Electricity was lost to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in central and southern Iowa as snow laden trees fell onto power lines. This was the most significant heavy snow event so early in the season in Iowa since the storm of October 16-17, 1898. On the morning of the 27th temperatures plummeted with the aid of the fresh snow pack on the ground, bottoming out at 9 F at Atlantic and Guthrie Center which was the coldest Iowa temperature recorded so early in the season since 1972. While this system produced nearly all of the snow that fell during the month, it was still enough to make it the third-snowiest October on record in Iowa only behind those of 1898 and 1925.
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