The Moon on a Visible Satellite Image

You don’t see this very often. Check out this visible satellite image from this afternoon. The Moon makes an appearance.  A good example of timing and angles. Being at the right place at the right time.


Posted under Miscellaneous

This post was written by Schnack on December 4, 2012

Where is the Snow?

Just 7.6% of the US on this map has snow on the ground as of today.


Posted under Winter Weather

This post was written by Schnack on December 4, 2012

Weather Hot Shots on Tue. December 4

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 December 4, 2012

Colder Weather by the End of the Week

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Clear and colder. Low: 20-26. Wind: Calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and colder. High: 39-43. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds. Low: 31-35. Wind: SE 10-20 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid-upper 40s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: low 40s.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: upper 30s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain/snow. High: mid 30s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 20s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: low 30s.

No weather extra today.



Posted under Forecast Discussion

This post was written by Schnack on December 4, 2012

December 4

From NWS
: Unseasonably warm weather brought the temperature up into the 50s and 60s across most of Iowa and into the lower 70s at nearly every station southeast of a line from Albia to Anamosa. The highest temperature of 73 F, only one degree shy of the all-time state December record, was reported at Burlington and Keosauqua.

1973: A winter storm on December 4-5 brought rain, ice, and snow to nearly all of Iowa except the far northwest. In many areas the effects of the storm were significant to severe with ice and snow making travel impossible, closing schools for days, bringing down power lines, and toppling radio towers in Hamilton and Hardin counties. Ice impacts were particularly severe in southwestern Iowa while further north and east storm total snowfall amounts ranged up to 7.0 inches at Decorah and Mason City, 7.5 inches at Britt and Rockwell City, 8.0 inches at Fayette, and 10.2 inches at Forest City.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 4 December 1902 → Brutally cold temperatures of -42.7 did not deter firefighters in Dawson, Yukon from attacking a fire at the Empire Hotel. Despite intense heat caused by the fire, many firefighters’ nosetips were frozen and fire hoses flowing at full pressure were frozen in 2 hours.
 4 December 1972 → 70 mph winds dropped the temperature in Livingston, MT an amazing 34?F in only 20 minutes from 52?F to 18?F.


Posted under Weather History

This post was written by Schnack on December 4, 2012