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ConvectiveIA

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KDMX
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    Des Moines, Iowa

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  1. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    It’s absolutely ripping here. I havnt seen it snow this heavily in a few years!
  2. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    We have graupel spittin’ right now with the radar filling in around us! Let’s get it started!
  3. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    I’m betting on 3 inches in DSM/AMES Storm is a day late and a dollar short for the hefty amounts forecast yesterday
  4. ConvectiveIA

    Let's Talk Winter!!

    Things have trended less organized in the last suite of runs showing that for us, it’s a day late and a dollar short for the promises of high totals the models advertised yesterday. Big screw zone on west side of Iowa extending into the DSM/Ames metro area
  5. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Hot Diggity. I don’t own a shovel and scant the chance to purchase one
  6. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Yeah the 18z runs come out too late for the afternoon package.
  7. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Looking at the DSM NWS forecast discussion it would seem they are being quite conservative about central Iowa. They are thinking 3 inches or so maybe 4, but most models I’ve seen are showing 4-7 inches here, with the 18z NAM closer to 8 inches and the GFS at over 6. The argument is that it’ll be columns and not dendrites, but I have a feeling they might change their minds and include us in a Watch tomorrow.
  8. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Hahaha well it certainly has its share of followers. Oh my. Oh dear.
  9. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    I really do like the 18z NAM.
  10. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    The notion of a big storm possible makes me feel warm and fuzzy but it’ll probably be Tuesday before I start getting excited about the model runs. I’m too old for disappointment
  11. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm!? Jan 12-13th, 2019

    Wow I actually graduated high school in Rhode Island and my sister lives in Connecticut and she is complaining they haven’t seen any snow! The land of the dying mcs comment was because a year or two ago one of the posters here had that as their catchphrase or signature on all their posts! I’m happy we are in a new pattern now and look forward to storm watchin with everyone the next few weeks! ps I consider Iowa the land of the dying supercell
  12. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm!? Jan 12-13th, 2019

    SE MI, the land of the dying MCS
  13. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm!? Jan 12-13th, 2019

    That’s really sad I hate it when that happens if people would just slow down when it’s snowing or icy
  14. ConvectiveIA

    Winter Storm!? Jan 12-13th, 2019

    Snow really seems to be very slowly lightening up but it’s still accumulating. We have about 5 inches or just shy of that now. I’m grateful to the snow gods and satisfied with this one. The models were too conservative/too far south with the northern cutoff here too and even Ames got a few inches and snow made it up even further north than that. Here’s a photo from 2 hours ago. Little more out there now
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    Winter Storm!? Jan 12-13th, 2019

    NWS DSM upgraded to warnings in the entire of bottom two tiers of counties in Iowa. I’m surprised they didn’t do the 3rd tier as well given these radar returns in Warren County. They’re really getting dumped on there and already have at least 5-7 inches. We have over 4 inches in dsm as it is and the heavy stuff pulsates across into Polk county here in 20-30 minute bursts. Update: just as I was writing they launched warnings in the 3rd tier!
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