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February 13, 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 some fresh Galena powder. There's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort. Tell 'em TSwails sent you, with love!

THURSDAY'S FEATURE POST

The coldest air of the winter is slashing a trail...

February 12, 2020

The winter storm that will bring snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures is moving into my southern counties now and will be lifting northward during the day. Here's more on what to expect.

SNOW

The snow aspect of the storm is not extreme. The totals which for many will be in the 1-4" range warrant winter weather advisories as opposed to warnings. For most of my region in Iowa 1-2" totals are expected except in the far southeast where 3-4" amoun...

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...

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