Severe Weather Potential Update at 2:30 PM

Rain continues to move northeast across northeast Iowa early this afternoon. There is a risk for storms later today with the best chance between 6-11 pm. If any of those storms develop a few of them could become severe. The primary threat is large hail and damaging winds. There is a low threat of tornadoes and flash flooding.

 

Once the storms track out of the area the wind increases from south and southwest overnight with gusts to 30 mph. It remains windy all day Thursday with the wind diminishing Thursday night. Thursday morning starts out with a mostly cloudy and by the afternoon it is mostly sunny. High temperatures are in the low 50s north and low 60s south

The next few days are quiet with a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky each day. Highs are in the upper 50s and low 60s through Saturday and then jump into the mid 60s Sunday into early next week.

The next chance of rain is Tuesday with a few storms possible Wednesday.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 19, 2017

Severe Weather Outlook Update at Noon

A few showers and isolated storms through early this afternoon. Another around of storms this evening into the overnight. The time is after 5 pm to about midnight. This line of storms has the potential for severe weather.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 19, 2017

More Rain Overnight

Rain is expected to develop in western Iowa before midnight and move east overnight.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 12, 2017

Probability of Snow

The chance of 2″+ snow by Saturday morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 22, 2017

Thursday evening weather update

Fog Advisory

Click on the DENSE FOG ADVISORY graphic above for a video update.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 19, 2017

New Year’s Eve Planner

The wind diminishes this evening and the clouds clear as 2016 comes to an end.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 31, 2016

Light Wind

Once the wind becomes light this evening it remains light through Sunday night from a mainly south direction.

Wind Forecast

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This post was written by Schnack on December 31, 2016

Thursday Evening Storm Update

WINTER STORM WARNING: for northeast Iowa (north and east of Oelwein)

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: central and eastern Iowa

Winter Weather Alerts

The above warning and advisory is for Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

Tonight will not be as cold as last night. Low temperatures remain in the single digits above zero for Friday morning . A light snow shower or flurries are possible tonight. If any snow accumulates tonight it would be less than 1” in isolated areas.

Snow Forecast DMA Hand

Light snow develops Friday afternoon…mainly across northern Iowa. The wind increases from the southeast pushing highs into the upper teens and low 20s. The wind diminish during the evening and remains light until after 3 AM Saturday at that point the wind increases again from the north.

Light snow continues to fall across all of eastern Iowa Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow tapers off Saturday afternoon. Snow totals range from 4-7” across northern Iowa to 1-2” across southern Iowa. The wind is strong Saturday with gusts to 35 or 40 mph causing blowing and drifting snow…especially in open country. The wind doesn’t diminish until late Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Storm Impacts

Sunday morning low temperatures are bitterly cold (10-20 below zero). Wind chills could be near 40 below zero. High temperatures remain below zero through the day. At least the it will be mostly sunny.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 15, 2016

Snow Friday into Saturday

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect north of highway 20 beginning Friday afternoon. Blowing snow will be a major issue, making for travel issues.

A WINTER STORM ADVISORY is in effect between highway 20 and highway 20 beginning Friday afternoon.

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Thursday starts with sunshine and clouds track in later. A few light snow showers will track through tonight, possibly lasting into early Friday morning. No more than an inch is expected overnight.

Models are showing signs of a slight slowdown in the snow during the early parts of Friday. Some warmer air moves in for Friday. That pushes our highs tomorrow in to the 20s. As our next system approaches Iowa, winds pick up on Friday and become breezy. Even if there is no break in the snow on Friday, the heaviest snow tracks in later in the day…especially in our northernmost counties. Snow continues into Saturday but winds down Saturday afternoon into the evening. Winds strengthen more on Saturday, making blowing snow an issue.

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Right now, the heaviest snow looks to fall across extreme northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.  1 inch of snow around Interstate 80 to 7 inches of snow in our northern counties are possible. Even colder air tracks in for Saturday night through Monday morning. Wind chills could be as low as -40°F.

Stay tuned for further forecast updates.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 15, 2016

Snow and then COLD!!!

After the weekend snow…high temperatures next week might only be in the single digits with morning lows below zero. Factor in some wind and wind chills will be dangerously cold. Here is a look at possible wind chills Wednesday morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 8, 2016