Weather Hot Shots on Fri. November 16

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This post was written by Schnack on November 16, 2012

A Nice Weekend Ahead

UPDATED at 4:15 pm

Tonight: Clear. Low: 29-31. Wind: S 5 mph

Saturday: Sunny and breezy. High: 53-57. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 33-35. Wind: S 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy (S 10-20 mph). High: mid 50s.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: low 50s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: low 50s.

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: low 50s.

The sky will be clear tonight allowing us the chance to see the Leonid Meteor shower tonight. The peak is tonight between midnight and sunrise Saturday. Look in the eastern sky.

There is another chance Saturday after midnight and before sunrise Sunday but the peak is tonight.

The weekend will be sunny with above normal high temperatures. The only catch to the nice weekend is that it will be breezy. This might be a good weekend to get last minute yard work done maybe put up some Christmas lights. Make sure you don’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving….just my preference…one holiday at a time.

We have been tracking the chance for a few light showers Monday. At this point the best timing for the rain would be in the morning. The afternoon does not look as wet. Here is the rain forecast from Sunday evening to Monday evening.

The rest of the busy travel week is going to be quiet leading up to and including Thanksgiving. Here is the forecast for Thanksgiving.

The 8-14 day outlook (Nov 24-30) from the Climate Prediction Center has Iowa with above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.


College Football Forecast (Saturday) 

Iowa vs. Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mostly sunny
Kickoff Temp: near 50

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

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


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This post was written by Schnack on November 16, 2012

Iowa vs. Alaska (Fri AM Low Temps)

The low temperatures were chilly here in Iowa this morning (posted below).

Now take a look at the morning low temperatures in Alaska.

Doesn’t that make you feel so much warmer here in Iowa right now?


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This post was written by Schnack on November 16, 2012

November 16

From NWS
: A winter storm struck Iowa on November 16-17 producing significant amounts of sleet and freezing rain across portions of central, eastern, and northeastern Iowa. Many utility poles and wires were snapped and thousands of trees were destroyed. Over the course of the storm more than two inches of rain or freezing rain fell roughly along and southeast of a line from Dubuque to Oskaloosa to Mount Ayr with the highest totals including 3.44 inches at Keosauqua, 3.20 inches at Washington, 3.00 inches at Fairfield, 2.63 inches at Clinton, and 2.36 inches at Tipton. The heavy rain led to flash flooding in some areas which produced considerable damage.

1886: A severe early season blizzard struck northern and western Iowa, with some snow but less severe effects experienced over the rest of the state. Across the north and west several observers noted it as the worst storm in memory for so early in the season, with heavy snow accompanied by very high winds which blew and drifted the snow to such a degree that all travel was rendered impossible. At Algona an observer wrote that the drifting was worse than at any time during the previous winter, and at Concord in Hancock County another observer reported that “fully a foot of snow fell, accompanied by terrific wind.”

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 16 November 1958 → Tucson, AZ recorded 6.4 inches of snow on this date, marking one of the largest snowfalls ever for the city.
 16 November 1999 → Hurricane warnings were in effect as late-season Hurricane Lenny was threatening Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Lenny was a Category 3 hurricane with top winds of 115 mph. Lenny was not only unusual because of its late-season strength, but because of its forward movement. Lenny was moving from west to east across the Caribbean. Lenny was the first hurricane in recorded history to threaten Puerto Rico from the west. The unusual motion meant that some harbors normally protected from hurricanes were threatened.


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This post was written by Schnack on November 16, 2012