Weather Hot Shots on Tue. November 13

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This post was written by Schnack on November 13, 2012

Not As Cold Tonight

UPDATED at 3:45PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and not as cold. Low: 27-30. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly and warmer. High: 48-52. Wind: S 10-15 mph gusts 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 30-33. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: near 50.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 40s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 40s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.. High: upper 40s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers.. High: upper 40s.

It was a cold start this morning with low temperatures in the teens. The map below shows many of the reports.

The sky has been sunny most of the day but now clouds are moving in from the west. The sky will become mostly cloudy tonight and keep temperatures a little warmer tomorrow morning. The visible satellite image below is from this afternoon.


High pressure will dominate the weather for the end of the week with plenty of sunshine. The map below shows the forecast position of the high Friday morning.


Dry weather will continue through the weekend with highs near 50 degrees. Early next week there is a slight chance of a shower Monday and Tuesday.  No big storms are in sight as of this point.

Looking ahead beyond 7 days towards Thanksgiving…the weather looks pretty good. Thanksgiving Day: Partly cloudy. High: 40s.

The models below are the ECMWF and GFS for Thanksgiving evening.
 

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This post was written by Schnack on November 13, 2012

November 13

From NWS
1999
: Unseasonably warm weather brought the temperature all the way up to 85 F at Glenwood setting the all-time Iowa November record. Other reported high temperatures included 83 F at Oakland, Shenandoah, and Sidney, 82 F at Clarinda, Indianola, Logan, and Red Oak, and 81 F at Des Moines and several other locations.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 13 November 1904 → An Atlantic hurricane passed by the North Carolina coast causing some damage. Oddly, the rotation of the storm brought the same coastline a snowstorm the following day.
 13 November 1933 → The first great dust storm of the Dust Bowl era of the 1930’s occurred. The storm spread from Montana on the 12th to the Ohio Valley and the Atlantic Seaboard on the 13th, resulting in a black rain over New York and a brown snow in Vermont. Dust reduced the visibility to half a mile at Monteagle, TN, and to 3/4 of a mile at Bowman Field in Louisville.
 13 November 1946 → GE scientist Vincent Schaefer unloaded dry ice into a cloud over western Massachusetts, which subsequently produced snowfall. This experiment served as a basis for further studies to modify weather.
 13 November 1976 → An F3 tornado struck Sandon, Australia, on the Pacific coast. The tornado lifted a car 20 feet off the ground and threw it 300 feet into a ditch, killing the two occupants.
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This post was written by Schnack on November 13, 2012