Morning Frost Photos

Here are some photos of the frost we had this morning.

Taken by Brenda Bailey.

Taken by Kent Klooster.

Taken by Rod Mclane in Guttenberg.

Taken by Sam and Marsh in Prairie du Chien, WI

Taken by Sam and Marsh in Prairie du Chien, WI


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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2012

A Cold Start to 2013

UPDATED at 4:00 PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 12-20. Wind: SW/NW 10-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy cold with slowly falling temperatures. High: mid teens in the morning. Wind: NW 10-15 mph. Wind Chill: 0-10.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy and cold. Low: 0 to -8. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

New Year’s Day: Mostly sunny and very cold. High: near 10.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 20.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper teens.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: upper teens.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 20.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: low-mid 20s.

A cold front will cross the state late tonight with the wind shifting to the northwest. Cold air will move south behind the front. There is a secondary cold front but that is forecast to weaken Monday. High temperatures Monday will be in the morning and slowly fall through the day. Here is the forecast position of the cold front Monday morning.

If you are going out to ring in the new year prepare for the cold.

High temperatures on New Year’s Day (Tuesday) will be very cold as the temperatures struggle to reach 10 degrees. Here are the forecast high temperatures across the Upper Midwest.

Another front is forecast to cross Iowa Wednesday with clouds and slightly warmer temperatures (high near 20s). Behind the front, Thursday and Friday, it will be a little colder with highs in the mid-upper teens.

There are some signs that mid 20s, for highs, would return by Sunday.


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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2012

December 30

From NWS
: The year ended with unseasonably warm weather on December 30-31 as many stations across southern Iowa climbed into the 60s on both of those days. The highest readings were generally reached on the 30th when Des Moines and Waterloo both established daily records with highs of 63 F and 60 F, respectively. Other reported high temperatures included 63 F at Albia, Clarinda, and Fairfield, 64 F at Bloomfield and Ottumwa, and 65 F at Keokuk and Keosauqua.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 30 December 1933 → The temperature reached 50 degrees below zero at Bloomfield, VT. It was the coldest reading in modern records for New England. The temperature at Pittsburg, NH reached 44 degrees below zero.
 30 December 1962 → One of the worst blizzards in the 20th Century occurred in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Maine received most of the snow with dangerous wind chills the primary source of discomfort for New Hampshire and Vermont. 40 inches fell in just 24 hours at Orono, ME. Drifts reached 20 feet in Bangor, ME. Temperatures were below zero and winds over 60 mph produced life threatening wind chills.


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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2012