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Natester

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    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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  1. Natester

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    Yes but then the models went south and weaker. If they go even further south then it's major ice storm territory. The NAM has a big area of .50+ ice accumulation for much of Iowa, although much of that would be runoff. And to add insult to injury, yet another storm system on Tuesday/Wednesday. Looks to be mostly a rainer for this subforum but that could change.
  2. Natester

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    Same here. 3 hours of ZR before changeover to snow. Likely at least a couple tenths of an inch of ice for here, plus there will be some wind which will mean some power problems.
  3. Natester

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    Most models at the moment have the low traveling through Iowa this weekend. The UKMET and ICON are the models that have the system way south, much weaker and slower arrival time (aka the models that paint a significant ice storm for Iowa). EDIT: Navgem takes the low through Chicago, almost identical to the ICON. Not as weak but I would imagine an icy scenario for Iowa.
  4. Natester

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    The german model (ICON) has continued to be the furthest south (and coldest) with this system and still shows significant ice storm potential for much of eastern Iowa. That could possibly change.
  5. Natester

    March 2019 Discussion

    The German model (ICON) has a crippling ice storm for much of Iowa, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin on Saturday night/Sunday with strong winds during the event. Possibly a repeat of 2/24/2007. This is all due to the very strong high in eastern Canada. The GFS does show some ice for Iowa but NOWHERE near as much as the ICON does. CMC is way south and much weaker.
  6. Natester

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Just an FYI, the CMC went south again (and weaker). I'm pretty sure the 18z NAM will go south too. As for tonight, the HRRR keeps showing the freezing line reaching Cedar Rapids and heading north at around midnight. The really heavy rains that the HRRR keeps showing will be in the above freezing air. Any icing we get will certainly melt. One more thing, the personal weather stations (shown on Wunderground) in Cedar Rapids are all reporting temps in the lower 30s with some readings in the mid 30s. I don't expect Cedar Rapids to go below 30F tonight.
  7. Natester

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    0z CMC sided with the GFS with a HUGE shift west. Also, the 0z NAM 3k has thunderstorms in eastern and central Iowa early Saturday morning, the heaviest in the above freezing zone. Makes me a bit nervous because if I get a quarter inch of ice (which is unlikely), it likely won't melt totally before the winds hit on Saturday evening (power outages).
  8. Natester

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Pretty much sleet here. If we do get freezing rain (which is unlikely), it would only amount to a light glaze, just like Thursday of last week.
  9. Natester

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Reminds me of 2/24/2007, except nowhere near as bad. Sleet starting to mix in here.
  10. Natester

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Mix line just to the south of Cedar Rapids. Going to be really close here. Expecting a brief period of sleet.
  11. Natester

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Oh I see. That line will probably reach Cedar Rapids in an hour or 90 minutes.
  12. Natester

    Winter Storm - February 11-13, 2019

    Sleet or freezing rain? Judging by how fast the rain/sleet line is moving, we're going to see some sleet. Hopefully no freezing rain.
  13. Natester

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    That kind of pastry on trees reminds me of 2/1/2015 where there was a few hours of rain before the changeover to snow.
  14. Natester

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    That has to be worse than getting nothing.
  15. Natester

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    What would have been alot worse (in terms of rubbing salt in the wound) is if the cutoff line was in the Cedar Rapids metro, southern Cedar Rapids getting 6+ inches while northern Cedar Rapids getting nada. I take solace that none of Linn County got any snow.
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