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February 12, 2020

This Valentines Day weekend you will "love" the President's Day specials going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena. There's something for everybody and that includes plenty of snow. There's currently a 42-68" base and with the potential for more natural snow on the way mid-week, there's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort.

WEDNESDAY'S FEATURE POST:

There's some big ticket weather on the table the...

February 12, 2020

Some new models are in and at least for now no major changes have taken place with the storm showing no tendency to go any further southeast. That means the heaviest snows 2-3 inches should be near and southeast of the Quad Cities. The southeast third of Iowa should see 1-2" inches with the heaviest over the southeast tip where there could be some 3" totals. Amounts get lighter as you NW towards Waterloo where the 1" amounts are expected. Here's...

February 11, 2020

As you all know from my last post I'm conflicted about this next storm and its snow potential. My big concern is that it would pull the same stunt as others and there are some signs that may be the case. I'm talking about phasing and in this case the lack of it. Without that element in play it allows for a weaker storm which produces a track further southeast. There's still snow, it just moves the heaviest to a different place.

This mornings model...

February 11, 2020

This Valentines Day weekend you will "love" the President's Day specials going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena. There's something for everybody and that includes plenty of snow. There's currently a 42-68" base and with the potential for more natural snow on the way mid-week, there's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort.

TUESDAY'S FEATURE POST

Well, if at first you don't succeed, try try again....

February 8, 2020

I am currently at an Apple store located in the Mall of America. While Eden and Carolyn shop for her 16th Birthday clothes, I am surrounded by a couple hundred tech geeks buying products and attending seminars. I managed to wiggle into a lone small seat, powered up the laptop, and pulled down the latest charts on Sunday's weather system.

What I'm seeing is good agreement on the overall development of the storm late tonight and Sunday. I'm als...

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