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hlcater

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    Hiawatha, Eastern IA

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  1. hlcater

    Spring 2019 Discussion

    Yea I’m far more optimistic for this season over last season to say the least.
  2. The launch of the FV3 has been delayed in order to try and correct the significant cold bias.
  3. hlcater

    Feb. 23 Storm Svr aspects

    Because Darrow and the NAM are in an intimate relationship. It’s always been that way.
  4. hlcater

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Potential for high wind will need to be watched even in areas that do not see any significant snow. 70kts at 850mb with strong CAA taking place. Assuming that mixes down relatively well, could easily see gusts over 60 and maybe even 70mph. Impressive. I know using 925 is ideal for trying to determine wind gust potential, but that is a paid product.
  5. hlcater

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Add in a potential severe threat in the lower OV with this system as well. Some of these runs, particularly on the euro and the ukie, are looking pretty potent. System looks to have an expansive warm sector with the 00z euro taking the 850mb 10c isotherm all the way to the MI/IN state line. Impressive.
  6. hlcater

    February 17th, 2019 Snow Event

    Storm total: 7.4". Light snow continues but is light enough to the point where I think we're done with any additional accumulation. This is at my usual location in Hiawatha.
  7. hlcater

    February 17th, 2019 Snow Event

    This is tied with the Jan 31st snow for my favorite event of the season. Think this one will probably take the number 1 spot though. Long duration, heavy rates during daytime and a 6+ event! Can't really ask for much more around here.
  8. hlcater

    February 17th, 2019 Snow Event

    A trained spotter in Cedar Rapids just sent in a report with 6.0" and 2" in the last 30 minutes. That's insane! I am in Hiawatha for this storm and while the snow has been pretty heavy, it didn't look to me like it was over 2"/hr. I thought the snow I had in Iowa City a few days ago was heavier than this, though the flakes are probably at least twice as large with this system. 2"/hr vs 4"/hr. Either way, pretty awesome rates out here from this band. It has only really started to lighten up over the past 5 minutes.
  9. hlcater

    Spring 2019 Discussion

    Let’s drag on this 500mb pattern we’ve had through May. Please and thank you.
  10. hlcater

    February 2019 Discussion

    I think this is a pretty good pattern we’re in right now tbh.
  11. hlcater

    February 2019 Discussion

    Epic enough I've already kinda forgotten getting locally screwed by the last storm. I still picked up 4.5" which is respectable all in all. Looks like a 3-6" event tomorrow night and another probable 3-6" event in the middle of next week.
  12. hlcater

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    In Iowa City, I just measured 4.2" and 0.25-0.3" of ice. Family in Hiawatha sent me a picture measuring 8.2". Given precip has mostly stopped, these will be my totals for this storm.
  13. hlcater

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    What. A. Disaster. At least 0.25” of ice and probably 4” of snow total. Could’ve been a 6” storm easy if the warm nose did was it was supposed to.
  14. hlcater

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Gonna have to lower my call again, from 5" down to 4". This warm air aloft is firmly entrenched and not moving any time soon. Ice accrual is going to become a problem here very soon. Horrendous performance by all the models.
  15. hlcater

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Rain rain go away, please never come back because this sucks. In other news, mixing line has stalled just north of North Liberty it appears.
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