Winter Storm Heading Toward Iowa

A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for all of eastern Iowa Monday and Tuesday for 6″+ snow.

Mar 2 Watch

Here is the timing of chances of snow.

Mar 2 Snow Chances

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This post was written by Schnack on March 2, 2013

March 2

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
1904: A strong cold front swept across Iowa on the afternoon of March 2nd, producing a dramatic temperature fall across the state with many stations reporting drops of 50 to 65 degrees in less than 24 hours. At Pacific Junction in Mills County the temperature fell from 68 F at 2 pm on the 2nd, to 20 F by 7 pm, and further to 6 F by 7 am on the 3rd making it a drop of 62 degrees in 17 hours. Further east at Des Moines the temperature fell from 63 F on the afternoon of the 2nd to 8 F on morning of the 3rd while at Ogden the temperature fell from 72 F to 1 F during the same timeframe, an amazing drop of 71 degrees in less than 24 hours.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 2 March 1899 → The Bathurst Bay Hurricane was the worst cyclone related disaster in Australian history. Over 300 people were killed, and a 42-ft storm surge was reported, the highest recorded storm surge.
 2 March 1982 → Half of the island of Tonga in the South Pacific was rendered homeless by Tropical Cyclone Isaac after winds of 112 mph caused heavy damage.
 2 March 2012 → An EF4 tornado struck near Crittenden, KY and resulted in four fatalities. It was part of a much larger tornado outbreak across the southeast United States that was the first billion dollar weather disaster of 2012.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 2, 2013