CLEAN-UP DUTY, ANOTHER STORM THIS WEEKEND...
Well, outside of some linger snow showers early this afternoon, the winter storm is pretty much toast. In some areas it was all it was cracked up to be, in others somewhat of a disappointment. As expected the largest totals, 6-10" were over the northwest half of my area. However, amounts really fell off over far southeastern Iowa and all but far NW Illinois. Models indicated that potential but not quite to that degree
Anyway, the storm was a really beauty out around Des Moines and back into SW Iowa where 12-14" came down. The largest report I saw was 15". Snows like that occur approximately once every 20 years according to the NWS in Des Moines.
While some light snow or flurries return Wednesday, mainly in the south, the focus now is on what becomes of another potential storm this weekend. We are still very early in the game but the EURO has been consistent showing a significant snow threat Saturday night or Sunday. These are the raw numbers which don't mean much at this distance. However, the trend is your friend and you can see something is cooking.
I'll have more on this development in my next post. Until then, enjoy the snow. Nothing on the ground here in Portland, Maine. Terry is sad. Roll weather...TS
A SECOND PRINTING OF MY NEW BOOK IS ON THE WAY...
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