January 6

From NWS
: A winter storm affected much of Iowa from January 5-7. Initially the storm produced rain and freezing rain across northern Iowa which combined with persistent dense fog to make driving very hazardous, then late on the 6th and through the 7th the precipitation changed to snow in the northwest dropping a quick 1 to 3 inches. Winds increased to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph or higher blowing and drifting the snow in the northwest, causing tree damage with ice covered branches and limbs further east, and producing wind chills of -50 F and colder in some areas. Travel was made nearly impossible across much of the region.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 6 January 1988 → From the 5th to the 8th a major snowstorm traveled across the southern United States. A foot of snow fell from Kansas to Arkansas and on the higher elevations of the Carolinas. On the 6th, Little Rock, AR received over 10 inches of snow.
 6 January 1993 → A five-day snowstorm dropped 26 inches of snow on parts of Salt Lake City from the 4th to the 8th.
 6 January 1996 → The “Blizzard of 1996” dumped 20 inches of snow in New York City. Up to three feet of snow fell on the Appalachians from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
 6 January 2006 → Tropical Storm Zeta dissipated after having formed on December 29, marking an end to the 2005 hurricane season. It was the 30th storm of the record-breaking season, and one of only two tropical storms on record to span two calendar years (with Hurricane Alice in 1954-55).


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This post was written by Schnack on January 6, 2013