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Iowa Weather!

Discussion in 'Weather' started by RedneckPlowGuy, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Urgent - winter weather message
    national weather service des moines ia
    342 pm cst mon dec 7 2009

    ...significant and potentially dangerous winter storm likely late
    tonight through wednesday...

    .low pressure is forecast to move out of the southern rockies and
    push across the southern plains into the midwest and great lakes
    region from late tonight into wednesday...impacting central iowa
    for a significant amount of time. The surface low is expected to
    intensify as it travels east during the day tuesday into tuesday
    evening...placing central iowa in the position to receive heavy
    snow. Late tuesday night through wednesday...as the surface low
    pulls east...north to northwest winds are likely to increase and
    potentially produce blizzard conditions across iowa.

    Iaz004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
    081>086-092>097-080545-
    /o.upg.kdmx.ws.a.0006.091208t0600z-091210t0000z/
    /o.new.kdmx.ws.w.0007.091208t1200z-091209t1800z/
    /o.new.kdmx.bz.a.0003.091209t0300z-091210t0000z/
    emmet-kossuth-winnebago-worth-palo alto-hancock-cerro gordo-
    pocahontas-humboldt-wright-franklin-butler-bremer-sac-calhoun-
    webster-hamilton-hardin-grundy-black hawk-crawford-carroll-greene-
    boone-story-marshall-tama-audubon-guthrie-dallas-polk-jasper-
    poweshiek-cass-adair-madison-warren-marion-mahaska-adams-union-
    clarke-lucas-monroe-wapello-taylor-ringgold-decatur-wayne-
    appanoose-davis-
    including the cities of...estherville...algona...forest city...
    Northwood...emmetsburg...garner...mason city...pocahontas...
    Humboldt...clarion...hampton...allison...waverly...sac city...
    Rockwell city...fort dodge...webster city...eldora...
    Grundy center...waterloo...denison...carroll...jefferson...
    Boone...ames...marshalltown...toledo...audubon...guthrie center...
    Adel...des moines...newton...grinnell...atlantic...greenfield...
    Winterset...indianola...knoxville...oskaloosa...corning...
    Creston...osceola...chariton...albia...ottumwa...bedford...
    Mount ayr...leon...corydon...centerville...bloomfield
    342 pm cst mon dec 7 2009

    ...winter storm warning in effect from 6 am tuesday to noon cst
    wednesday...
    ...blizzard watch in effect from tuesday evening through
    wednesday afternoon...

    The national weather service in des moines has issued a winter
    storm warning for heavy snow and blowing snow...which is in
    effect from 6 am tuesday to noon cst wednesday. A blizzard watch
    has also been issued. This blizzard watch is in effect from
    tuesday evening through wednesday afternoon. The winter storm
    watch is no longer in effect.

    * timing: Look for light snow to develop over much of iowa after
    midnight tonight spreading north and east towards the morning
    hours tuesday. A long duration of light to moderate snow is
    expected late tonight through midday tuesday...before the
    snowfall intensifies tuesday afternoon and into the evening
    hours. The accumulating snowfall will diminish during the
    overnight hours tuesday night into wednesday morning...with some
    lingering snow across the northeast portion of the area possible
    through midday wednesday. Blizzard conditions are possible late
    tuesday night through wednesday.

    * storm total accumulations: Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches
    are anticipated beginning late tonight through late tuesday
    night. The heaviest snowfall accumulations are forecast during
    the afternoon hours tuesday and into tuesday evening when the
    bulk of the snow accumulations will occur. There is a potential
    for localized areas receiving over a foot of snow south of
    highway 20.

    * winds/visibility: North to northwest winds of 25 to 35
    mph...with gusts around 45 mph...are expected to develop late
    tuesday night...and continue into wednesday. Visibility late
    tuesday through wednesday may be less than one quarter mile due
    to blowing snow.

    * impacts: Significant travel concerns are expected with this
    major winter storm...likely beginning by tuesday afternoon and
    persisting into tuesday evening during the heaviest snowfall
    accumulation period. In addition to the heavy snow accumulating
    on roadways...strong north to northwest winds will cause
    significant blowing and drifting of snow and near whiteout
    conditions late tuesday night into wednesday...leading to the
    potential for major travel impacts and road closures. Snow
    drifts of 8 to 12 feet are possible by wednesday. Wind chill
    readings on wednesday will range from 10 to 20 below zero.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A winter storm warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means
    severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring.
    Significant amounts of snow and blowing snow are forecast that
    will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you
    must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your
    vehicle in case of an emergency.

    A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or
    blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities.
    This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very
    dangerous.

    &&

    $$

    podrazik/moyer
     
  2. cleansweep007

    cleansweep007 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Oh i know redneck. We just finished up from last nights snow ! We are gassing up the trucks and getting ready for Tues Night. Bring on the snow !!!
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    gonna be a long couple of days.
    will be plowing non-stop to keep up with the snow and drifting
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  5. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    bring on the white GOLD
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Zach....you still driving cement trucks?
    Got your snowblower all ready to go too?
     
  7. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    laid off for winter tim. snowblower is tore apart :(
     
  8. RedneckPlowGuy

    RedneckPlowGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Blizzard Warning

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
    453 PM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

    ...WINTER STORM TO TRANSITION TO DANGEROUS BLIZZARD TONIGHT...

    .LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY AND
    MOVE NORTHEAST TO NEAR CHICAGO BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. HEAVY SNOW
    THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG WITH STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS
    DEVELOPING BY LATE TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE BLIZZARD
    CONDITIONS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL IOWA.

    IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-
    081>086-092>097-090700-
    /O.CON.KDMX.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-091209T0300Z/
    /O.CON.KDMX.BZ.W.0003.091209T0300Z-091210T0000Z/
    EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
    POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
    WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
    BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-
    POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-
    CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
    APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTHERVILLE...ALGONA...FOREST CITY...
    NORTHWOOD...EMMETSBURG...GARNER...MASON CITY...POCAHONTAS...
    HUMBOLDT...CLARION...HAMPTON...ALLISON...WAVERLY...SAC CITY...
    ROCKWELL CITY...FORT DODGE...WEBSTER CITY...ELDORA...
    GRUNDY CENTER...WATERLOO...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...
    BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TOLEDO...AUDUBON...GUTHRIE CENTER...
    ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...
    WINTERSET...INDIANOLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...CORNING...
    CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...
    MOUNT AYR...LEON...CORYDON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
    453 PM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
    EVENING...
    ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
    6 PM CST WEDNESDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
    EVENING. A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
    EVENING TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY.

    * SHORT TERM TRENDS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH RATES OF 1 TO
    2 INCHES PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH MIDNIGHT. AT LEAST AN
    ADDITIONAL 3 TO 7 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED BY MIDNIGHT
    ACROSS THE AREA...WITH HEAVIEST TOTALS SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM
    DENISON TO MASON CITY. WINDS WILL ALSO BE INCREASING OUT OF THE
    NORTHEAST GUSTING TO 30 TO 35 MPH AND CREATING NEAR BLIZZARD
    CONDITIONS THROUGH 9 PM. A MIX OF SLEET...SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN
    ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA NEAR
    OTTUMWA WILL TRANSITION BACK TO ALL SNOW BY 9 PM.

    * STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 16 INCHES
    ARE ANTICIPATED FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA. THE BEST THREAT FOR
    RECEIVING OVER A FOOT OF SNOW IS GENERALLY SOUTHEAST OF A LINE
    FROM DENISON TO ALGONA AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM BEDFORD TO
    GRINNELL. ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 18 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THIS
    CORRIDOR.

    * WINDS/VISIBILITY: EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH ARE
    EXPECTED THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE SHIFTING NORTH TO
    NORTHWEST AND INCREASING AFTER 9 PM. WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35
    MPH...WITH GUSTS GREATER THAN 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO
    WEDNESDAY...PRODUCING VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE
    WITH WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

    * IMPACTS: SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS
    DANGEROUS WINTER STORM. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY SNOW
    ACCUMULATING ON ROADWAYS...VERY STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS
    WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND WHITEOUT
    CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...LEADING TO THE
    POTENTIAL FOR MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS AND ROAD CLOSURES. SNOW
    DRIFTS OF 8 TO 15 FEET ARE POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY. THE POTENTIAL
    FOR POWER OUTAGES EXIST AS WELL WITH THE VERY STRONG WINDS. WIND
    CHILL READINGS ON WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
    EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
    AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
    CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
    YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
    STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
    SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
    SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT
    WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU
    MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
    VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

    &&

    $$

    MOYER