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A BUCKET FULL OF WINTER

LIMITED COPIES LEFT:

A SECOND PRINTING OF MY NEW BOOK IS ON THE WAY...

NEW COPIES OF DERECHO 911, IOWA'S INLAND HURRICANE ARE AVAILABLE. Around Christmas we sold the last of the 1500 copies of our book on this historic thunderstorm, the most damaging in U.S. history. Due to continued demand we ordered a limited number of 250 for those of you interested in having the most authoritative account of this extreme event. Books are selling fast so don't miss this opportunity to own the weather story of a generation. You can get yours at derechobook.com


I ordered one of your Derecho books about the storm in Cedar Rapids, IA back in December. I love it! I had also bought one that the Cedar Rapids Gazette sold. Your book by far is so much better, you have a lot more pictures and it just shows more. Thank you for putting a wonderful keepsake together! Do you have any left? If so can you tell me how to get at least one more.

Thank you so much! Penny Brecke


ONE TWO PUNCH OF SNOW AND COLD


A fast moving band of snow continues to streak across Iowa and will impact roughly the southern half of the area this afternoon before ending early east of the Mississippi. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through 7:00 pm for much of that area south of I-80.

The official snow forecast looks like this. Much of the area south of I-80 should see 2" of fluffy snow with spots near and south of HWY 34 in line for 2-3 with some local 4" totals possible.

The latest models support those amounts along with showing most of the accumulating snow over the southern half of my area, roughly HWY 30 south. Here's a sampling of the new model guidance.


The 3K NAM

The 12K NAM

The GFS

The HRRR

The Canadian GEM

Behind this system another clipper brings a chance of light snow or flurries to the same general area Sunday. Amounts will be lighter generally an inch or less. Another burst of snow is likely late Sunday night and part of Monday with the potential for 1 to perhaps 2 inches of additional accumulation for most of my area.


Between today's clipper and the one later Sunday, skies are expected to clear overnight allowing a rapid fall in temperatures with lows of 10 below south to 20 below north. Wind chills of 30-40 below are anticipated and a wind chill warning is out north of I-80 for the dangerous conditions.

Here's the projected lows on the EURO

These are the associated wind chills.

The active pattern of cold temperatures and periods of snow will last through the coming week. A bucket full of winter! That's the latest for now. Roll weather...TS

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