I-35 near Ames…multi-car accident

Multi-car accident on I-35 near Ames on Monday. Here is how the whole thing played out. Scary!

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This post was written by Schnack on February 6, 2018

More Daylight

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. In about one month the sunset will be setting after 7:00.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 6, 2018

A Few Chances of Snow

Scattered light snow moves across Iowa this evening. Accumulations around 1” are possible across most of eastern Iowa. Slightly higher amounts are possible south of Iowa City. Snow tapers off shortly after midnight. The wind is light and variable.

Wednesday is dry and cold with highs in the teens. Clouds continue at night with a few flurries possible. Lows remain above zero.

Light snow develops late Thursday afternoon or evening. Light snow continues through the night and most of Friday before tapering off during the afternoon. A few inches of snow are possible across all of eastern Iowa. The wind is from the northeast at 10-15 mph.

Another round of snow is possible Saturday. It starts around sunrise and tapers off around sunset. A few more inches of snow are possible here as well. The wind is from the northeast at 10-15 mph.

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Posted under Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather

This post was written by Schnack on February 6, 2018

Falcon Heavy Rocket Test Launch

SpaceX launched the world’s most powerful rocket Tuesday afternoon, February 6, 2018.

This was the first test flight for this spacecraft. The rocket successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


The Falcon Heavy can carry large amounts of cargo into orbit… over 100,000 pounds into “low earth orbit” (LEO). LEO is the lowest 100 to 200 miles of space. Falcon Heavy could also take over 30,000 pounds to Mars – tens of millions of miles away from Earth.

 


This spacecraft has plans and hopes to carry crews to the Moon or Mars. For this initial trip, the rocket is carrying a Tesla car.

Full launch video from CNBC:

For more information visit NBC’s page here.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on February 6, 2018

Snow Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN 24 HR SNOW TOTAL Mon (Unofficial- Through 9 AM Tue)
   
Waterloo (Airport) 3.0
Dubuque (Airport) 2.1
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 4.1
Iowa City (Airport) 5.4
 
Ainsworth 8.0
Ainsworth 7.4 mi N 5.5
Amana 4.7 mi W 3.5
Anamosa 2.5 mi SSW 3.4
Belle Plaine 4.5
Cascade 3.5
Cedar Falls 2.8
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 3.0
Cedar Rapids 1 SSE 4.5
Cedar Rapids 2.0 WSW 4.0
Cedar Rapids 2 W 4.4
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 3.5
Cedar Rapids 5 NNE 4.8
Central City 6.7 W 4.0
Charles City 1.2
Charles City COOP 2.3
Charles City Fire Dept. 2.3
Clayton Center 2.0
Cresco 1.5
Decorah 4.9 SE 2.6
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 1.6
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 1.5
Dubuque 2 WNW 2.3
Edgewood 4.0
Elkader 0.8
Elkader 6 mi SSW 1.2
Ely 3.2
Fayette 2.7
Fayette 2 NNW 1.0
Fort Atkinson 2.5
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 3.0
Guttenberg 2.5
Guttenberg Dam 10 3.0
Harpers Ferry 1.8
Hubbard 3.0
Independence 2.0
Iowa City 1 WSW 5.4
Iowa City 2 SE 6.0
Iowa City 3 WSW 6.6
Kalona 7.3 NNW 6.0
Lowden 4.0
Manchester 2.5
Maquoketa 4.0
Maquoketa 1 NNW 4.0
Marengo 5.0
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 2.3
Monona 2.2
Mt Auburn 3.0
Nashua 2.0
New Hampton COOP 2.0
Nora, IL 1 ESE 2.0
North Liberty 2 NNW 4.8
Olin 2.5
Osage 1.4
Palo 1 ENE 4.6
Parnell 0.1 WNW 5.8
Plainfield 2.5
Prairie du Chien, WI 0.4
Prairie du Chien, WI 1 NW 2.5
Schapville, IL 6 WSW 2.3
Sigourney 1.1 W 7.5
Solon 0.3 mi ESE 4.8
Springville NNW 2.6
St. Ansgar 0.8
Stanwood 2.7
Steamboat Rock 4.0
Steuben, WI 1.6
Stockton, IL SSW 3.5
Swisher 4.6
Tiffin 4.1
Toledo 5.0
Vinton 4.0
Volga 1 mi NE 1.3
Washington 8.2
Waterloo 1.0 mi NE 2.5
Waterloo 1.0 mi SSE 3.0
Waukon 2.0
Wellman 6.7
Wellsburg 1 E 4.0
Williamsburg 5.0
Wyoming 2.7
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Posted under Precipitation Totals, Winter Weather

This post was written by Eileen Loan on February 6, 2018