Posts Tagged ‘very cold’

Two Rounds of Snow Today

UPDATED POST:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Officially, 1.3″ of snow fell in Moline overnight and this morning (15.5″ for the winter now) and 1.2″ accumulated in Davenport (18.3″ for winter now).

ORIGINAL POST:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:40 a.m.

After the overnight snow, another round of light snow will move across Iowa and Illinois today.

This is what it looked like in Rock Island, Illinois, at 4 a.m. today.

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The first disturbance brought a dusting to about one-half of an inch of snow to eastern Iowa and west-central Illinois before the morning commute.

Another piece of energy bringing snow to western Iowa at daybreak will track across the “Hawkeye State” with snow this morning and early afternoon mainly along and south of Interstate 80.

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A “Winter Weather Advisory” is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday for hometowns south of the Quad Cities.  They’ll likely see 2-3″ of snow.

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Along Interstate 80 and for the Quad Cities, 1-2″ of snow will accumulate.  Northern hometowns will see a trace to about one-half of an inch.

Tonight will be very cold with lows dropping into the single digits.  After a breezy day with highs in the 20s Thursday, we’ll warm up nicely Friday and Saturday with highs around 50°-55°.

Anthony

Bitter Cold Wind Chills Today

When you walk out today, it’ll be hard to believe that just two days ago it was raining and temperatures were in the low-40s!  Even yesterday before the cold air started rushing it, we were in the mid-30s.

Today is going to be the coldest day of the winter season.

A “Wind Chill Advisory” is in effect through midday for all of Iowa and a portion of west-central Illinois. This includes the Quad Cities.

We’re starting out at 1° this morning with a wind chill of -20°.

The one-degree start ties the coldest morning this winter back on November 22, 2015.  That occurred right after the 9.9″ of snow that fell in the Quad Cities from the two-day snow event November 20th and 21st.

Snow Saturday Morning

However, back in November when we hit 1° for the low, highs the next day were back in the 40s!

That definitely won’t be the case today as many hometowns may not even reach 10° for the high.

How’s this for a silver lining:  While it’s starting very cold in the Quad Cities, it could be worse.  Early this morning, it’s -15° in Spencer, Iowa, with a wind chill of -36°.  Mason City, Iowa, is at -12° this morning with a wind chill of -35°!

For those keeping record, we officially picked up 0.2″ of snow Saturday in the Quad Cities from the snowstorm that brought 4-5″ around Bureau County, Illinois.

As for snow chances this week, a little clipper could bring an inch or so Monday and Monday night and then another shot of cold air for Tuesday.  It’ll be similar to today’s weather with highs struggling to reach 10°.

Another snow event is possible later this week.

Anthony

More on Saturday’s Snow

UPDATED POST:  Friday, January 8, 2016, 4:23 p.m.

Snow lovers, you’re not going to be too happy.  Those not wanting much in the way of snow can start dancing around with joy.

After looking at the latest American models with the incoming storm system, it looks like we’re still going to see snow Saturday afternoon and Saturday night in the transition to colder air, but not much.

My colleague, Andy McCray, and I agree on lowering the snow amounts even more from this morning.

So, here’s the updated snow forecast.

New Snow Map

If anything shifts in the thinking overnight, I’ll update you Saturday morning.

Have a great weekend.

Anthony

 

ORIGINAL POST:  Friday, January 8, 2016, 5:05 a.m.

Light rain, fog, and mild temperatures Friday will give way to colder air and snow Saturday.

Much colder weather arrives Saturday night into early next week with a few days with highs only in the teens and lows in the single digits.

After a transition from rain early Friday night to a rain and snow mix to light snow late Friday night from the first storm system passing by, our attention will then be directed to another low pressure system coming out of the southern Plains.

It’s still trending far enough southeast of our area that we’ll only see a glancing blow from the snow Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

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In the Quad Cities, we’ll see about an inch of snow, maybe two inches.

To the east of the metro area around Princeton and Galesburg, Illinois, amounts will be closer to 2-4″.

More snow, around 5″, is possible around Chicago.

Winds will be a problem later Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday, which will cause blowing snow and visibility issues.

Also, much colder temperatures arrive by Sunday morning.  When you wake up, it’ll be around 10° and wind chills will be below zero.

Highs Sunday will only be in the low-to-mid-teens with wind chills near zero.

While we’ve definitely seen bigger snows, this is still a snow event to take seriously because there will be accumulations, wind, and much colder temperatures.

Anthony

Icy, Rainy Weather South & Midwest Snow Possible

Happy Wednesday!

However, it’s my Friday!  I’m heading back home to my neck of the woods of Kentucky and Tennessee through the weekend just in time for an ICE STORM!

Yes, it’s expected to be 70° Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, and now there is the threat of two ice storms this weekend — one Friday night and the other Saturday night into Sunday.

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On top of that, and part of the problem, is 3-6″ of rain that’s expected to fall across the Mid-South.  This really sounds like fun vacation weather!

I hope Ray knows how to drive on about one-half inch of ice!!!!!!

Nashville

Back home in the Quad Cities, our 50-degree-plus weather Wednesday will give way to very cold temperatures through next week.

Highs Friday and Saturday will barely make 20° and lows will be in the single digits.

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Now, let’s really add some winter weather to that.  By Sunday, moisture coming up from the South will interact with the cold air and produce a light snow event for Illinois and  eastern Iowa.

While it’s still four days out, there is an increasing chance that we’ll see a few inches of snow.

With it being four days out, that’s all I’ll say this Wednesday because it could change.

While I’m away, I’ll keep up on the weather in Nashville and for the Quad Cities and give you an update.

Have a great rest of the week!

Anthony