It is Snowing in Dubuque

Ok…the snow is not coming from any clouds it is being man made at Sundown Mountain. They are getting ready for a good season on the slopes. Here is a photo of the snow on Tuesday.


Posted under Sports

This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012

Weather Hot Shots on Thu. November 15

Submit your weather Hot Shot by clicking here.
One photo is shown on the 5 pm newscast and one on the 10 pm newscast.


Posted under Hot Shots, Photo

This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012

Travel Conditions Look Good in the Midwest

UPDATED at 4:15 pm

Tonight: Clear and colder. Low: 25-28. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Friday: Sunny. High: 47-53. Wind: NE to SE 5-10 mph.

Friday Night: Clear. Low: 30-32. Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Saturday: Mostly sunny and breezy(SE 10-20 mph). High: low 50s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy (SE 10-20 mph). High: near 50.

Monday: Partly cloudy and breezy (S 10-20 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: low 50s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: Low-mid 50s.

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy. High: upper 40s.

Another beautiful fall day. The dry weather will continue through the weekend as high pressure moves across the middle of the country. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon.

High temperatures this weekend will be above normal in the low 50s. The only catch is that the wind will be a bit breezy from the south at 10-20 mph.

There is a slight chance for a few light rain showers on Monday but no big storm to be concerned about.

The busy travel week leading up to Thanksgiving looks good here in the Midwest. Dry weather is expected Tuesday through Thanksgiving while high temperatures remain near or slightly above normal.

I have already posted this but since it came out today I thought I would put it in here as well. The Climate Prediction Center has updated the winter (Dec/Jan/Feb) outlook. The forecast for Iowa is near normal temperatures and precipitation. Click here to see the graphics.

Click here is the previous winter outlook.


College Football Forecast (Saturday) 

Iowa vs. Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mostly sunny
Kickoff Temp: upper 40s

Missouri State vs. UNI (Cedar Falls)
Mostly sunny
Kickoff Temp: near 50

Iowa State vs. Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Mostly Sunny
Kickoff Temp: upper 50s



Posted under Forecast Discussion

This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012

Updated Winter Outlook

The Climate Prediction Center has updated their winter forecast (Dec/Jan/Feb) today. Iowa forecast is near normal temperatures and precipitation.


Posted under Long Range Outlook

This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012

November 15

From NWS
: A rare November tornado outbreak struck Iowa with eight tornadoes touching down across the state. Several of these affected Monroe, Wayne, Appanoose, and Wapello counties including one tornado that injured four people north of Rathbun Lake. Meanwhile in western and northwestern Iowa several inches of snow fell as cold air rushed in on the back side of the storm system. The highest reported snowfall amounts included 3.3 inches at Oakland, 4.0 inches at Cherokee, Logan, and Sheldon, 5.0 inches at Storm Lake, and 5.3 inches at Denison.

1960: A rare mid-November tornado produced F2 damage as it moved northeast through Manchester to near Greeley, damaging about 50 homes. Another, smaller tornado passed just north of Bellvue.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 15 November 1900 → A lake effect snowstorm dropped 45 inches of snow in 24 hours at Watertown, NY.
 15 November 1987 → Starting in 1987, for three straight years there were significant tornado outbreaks that occurred on November 15. Each outbreak included F3 strength tornadoes and affected at least three states.
 15 November 1989 → Huntsville, AL was hit hard by a deadly F4 tornado. The tornado killed 21, injured 463, and caused damage costing upwards of $250 million.


Posted under Weather History

This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012