Polk CountyWinter Storm Watch, Fog Advisory
Winter Storm Watch:
Issued at: 1:03 PM CST 2/4/08, expires at: 4:30 PM CST 2/4/08
Winter storm watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning,
A winter storm watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.
Although drizzle and fog are still expected throughout the day, temperatures should remain just above 32 degrees removing any threat of freezing precipitation.
Another significant storm is heading toward the area Tuesday and has the potential for producing more than 6 inches of snowfall through Wednesday. Some blowing and drifting snow is also possible.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
I'd much rather fly into O'Hare than the Detroit airport - that place is a dump. If the airport is supposed to be the first impression of the city you just flew into, well, it's certainly doesn't dispel any of Detroit's stereotypes. Another one of my least favorites is Newark Liberty. 3 major airports in the New York metro area and Newark still backs up.
After looking at several sites...
I have come to the conclusion that the Ames area will be getting 2-4 inches total, as of wed. am. With the heaviest snow coming during tuesday night into wed morning. I have also concluded that the snow will begin to fall around 4:28 pm tuesday afternoon. The heaviest snowfall amounts will occur in south central to south eastern part of the state. This is what i have predicted so far, but with the storm still about 24 hours out, my guess is that this will change at least 2 more times until tomorrow afternoon...
haha you should be a a meteorologist dave. From my research of the weather over the next 36 hours, I predicted the storm would hit about 4:31 pm so our estimaters when the snowfall is suppose to start falling is fairly close. Now I expect tomorrow night with the scare of the snow to have a less tahn half full hilton coliseum with the upper sections lacking people and there will be multiple threads about where was hilton magic against such a power house in teh big 12 conference. Then we will also get a couple threads about how peterson sucks at pg and shouldn't be out there and how we could've should've would've done this if wes is healthy! haha alright I was kidding about all that, and if i was a cyclone fanaticologist I could predict taht stuff and be wrong and still make big credits!
Looking at the 18 utc run of the GFS I'm feeling pretty confident of a nice sized storm for most of the state hitting tomorrow evening. Southeastern Iowa should get hammered with snow but amounts good be less than I'm thinking if sleet mixes in(possible). 10 inch amounts is something I'm expecting from at least some areas. Waterloo to Des Moines area I'd guess 4-8. Ames 3-4 and Fort Dodge and points north and West 1-3.
Where the SE portion gains the extra precip is that a first area of snow/sleet will come through and then a narrower band should form behind and drop additonal snow boosting their totals.
EVERY airline ticket I've ever bought has had a connecting flight through somewhere other than O'Hare, because my only memories of O'Hare (Its probally been atleast 15 years since I've been through there) are sitting for hours on the flight line or spending the night in the airport.
My mom likes to say O'Hare isn't bad if you know where to go when there are delays (She grew up in Chicago) - I like to go through St. Louis because I've never been delayed :confused:
Hopefully weather stays clear, both for my flight and for Hilton (It'd be nice to have a full house there, even if I'm not able to make it)
Don't ask me. I got pictures from a viewer of the 4 inches of "light snow" I talked about yesterday. But hey at least it snowed...and it's going to snow again tomorrow night.:yes: