More Light Snow

After light snow last night and today, Tuesday will give us a break before more snow. Low pressure will track southeast across the Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The best chance of light snow will be after midnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The wind will be 10-15 mph from the NE as the low crosses over SW Iowa Wednesday.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 24, 2014

Snow in Western Iowa Sat AM

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Light snow is falling across western Iowa this morning. It will continue to move east. Snow totals in eastern Iowa forecast to be 1-3″ by Sunday morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2014

Snow North then Cold

Strong low pressure will track through the region over the next few days. The bulk of the moisture will stay to our north, but we will have some rain showers late tonight through Monday in the area, although some snow will mix in over the northern counties. It will all change to snow tomorrow night and linger into Tuesday morning. Snowfall amounts will depend on when the changeover occurs and how much melts first, but the heaviest will be toward the Minnesota border. They will have a couple of inches. Areas along and south of Interstate 80 may not get anything to stick. It will be cold and windy behind the system. Temperatures will be falling on Veterans Day.

Here is a great link for winter weather information. It is also located at the top of the blog…it says “WINTER”.

The low will track east across Iowa.

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All of the moisture from this storm will remain north across Minnesota.

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Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory north of Iowa through Tuesday.

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High temperatures through next week will be in the 20s and may continue through the following week as well.

 

 

 

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This post was written by Schnack on November 9, 2014

12:20 PM Weather Update

A slow moving storm system is moving east to allow part of eastern Iowa to see sunshine. If you draw a line from Decorah to Cedar Rapids, the area east of that line is cloudy and area west of it is sunny. The clouds will clear all of eastern Iowa this evening.

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You can see the International Space Station this evening at 7:31 for 4 minutes. It will track from the NW to NE.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on October 15, 2014

Weather Update at 12:30 PM Thursday

At noon today it is sunny in NE Iowa & cloudy across the rest of the state with a few showers in the SW half of Iowa.

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The latest HRRR model shows a slight chance of a light shower south of Cedar Rapids.

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This post was written by Schnack on August 7, 2014

Weather Update at 7:50 PM

Northern Iowa and southern Minnesota is being monitored for a possible watch in the next couple of hours.1

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This post was written by Schnack on June 17, 2014

Weather Update 1:00 PM

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This post was written by Schnack on May 30, 2014

9:00 PM Weather Update

Rain continues to track northeast as low pressure moves across eastern Iowa this evening. The rain will taper off after midnight and at that time the wind will increase from the northwest.

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This post was written by Schnack on March 27, 2014

Updated Snow Forecast as of 9:30 PM

The heaviest of band of snow has been across southern Minnesota and crossing the state line into Iowa this evening. Snow reports have ranged from 1-4″…. the heaviest in Minnesota. The most unstable part of the atmosphere is across southern MN where the snow is falling at 1″ per hour. The forecast is for it to come south a bit overnight. The snow extends back into South Dakota.

Mar 4 MW Radar

The southern edge of the heavier snow will come close again to Waterloo and Dubuque (along Highway 20). There is a lot of uncertainty about how much snow makes it as far south as roughly Highway 20. I will keep the narrow band of 1-3″ on the southern edge of heavier band circled above. Here is the latest WSI RPM snow forecast.

Mar 4 RPM

Here is the graphic I will show during the 10 pm news (see below). ¬†There is going to be such a sharp cutoff. I could possibly narrow the 1-3″ snow band a bit more. I am going to leave it this way for the show.¬†Mar 4 Updated Snow Forecast

 

We will see how this plays out. I will post snow totals here on the blog tomorrow morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on March 4, 2014

10PM Weather Updated

If you live along and north of Highway 20, you might have a brief light rain shower. Once it passes the sky will become clear. The radar below shows how small of an area it covers.
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This post was written by Schnack on February 18, 2014