Natester

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About Natester

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    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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  1. Spoke too soon, light snow here now. Likely won't get much from this though.
  2. No precip at here whatsoever. The edge of the snow shield stopped just SE of Cedar Rapids. Not complaining since we got over 8 inches on Tuesday. In other news, no substantial power outages in Iowa even though the ZR got pretty far north (up to Johnson county).
  3. DVN update: AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL 1227 PM CST FRI JAN 1 2021 UPDATE ISSUED AT 1227 PM CST FRI JAN 1 2021 VERY TRICKY SITUATION WITH THIS FORECAST. MODEL ICE NUCLEATION HAD SUGGESTED MORE ICE IN THE COLUMN, AND THIS MORNING MANY OF THE AWOS SITES REPORTED SNOW WHEN IT WAS ACTUALLY FZRA. AS ADDITIONAL GROUND TRUTH CAME IN IT WAS EVIDENT THAT EVEN THOUGH THE FORECAST WAS COLDER THAN PREVIOUS DAYS, THE EXISTENCE OF ICE WAS NOT THERE. AS A RESULT ICE TOTALS INCREASED IN THE ADVISORY AND WARNING AREAS. REPORTS OF WARNING CRITERIA ICE IN THE WARNING HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND UP TO .15 IN THE ADVISORY AREA. RADAR DATA NOW SUGGESTS THE WARM LAYER IS COLLAPSING AND SNOW IS BEGINNING TO TRANSITION THROUGH THE AREA. THE SNOW BAND HAS SETUP FURTHER NW AND AS A RESULT HAD TO ADD COUNTIES TO ADVISORY.
  4. DMX radar is down due to a communications error, so there is no way of telling if it's snowing in southern Iowa anymore. Going to be a close call here. It's all snow in NW Missouri, though.
  5. From LSX: AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAINT LOUIS MO 823 PM CST THU DEC 31 2020 UPDATE ISSUED AT 804 PM CST THU DEC 31 2020 A BAND OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION HAS MOVED NORTH INTO SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND THE FAR SOUTHERN REACHES OF THE CWA AHEAD OF THE PREVIOUS FORECAST. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT TO THE ST. LOUIS METRO/COLUMBIA METRO REGION AROUND 04Z. WHILE THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS PRECIPITATION COULD START AS SNOW OR A WINTRY MIX, IT IS ANTICIPATED TO QUICKLY TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN. FREEZING RAIN HAS BEEN REPORTED IN FARMINGTON, MO WITH THIS FIRST BAND. A BRIEF BREAK IN PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE AFTER THIS FIRST SHOT OF WINTRY MIX/FREEZING RAIN, HOWEVER THE GAP IN REFLECTIVITY HAS BEEN FILLING IN OVER THE PAST HOUR. I CANNOT RULE OUT LIGHT PRECIPITATION FALLING IN THE GAP BETWEEN THE FIRST ROUND OF PRECIPITATION AND THE SECOND, MORE ROBUST ROUND OVERNIGHT. MRM In other words, it's moving an hour ahead of schedule.
  6. Yikes! Significant shift north. Wouldn't be surprised if the edge of the precip shield clips us. At least winds won't be strong here. EDIT: Nevermind. Previous NAM run has the precip shield clip us too.
  7. ILX going for an Ice Storm warning for their NW CWA according to the point forecast matrix.
  8. Wouldn't be surprised to see substantial power outages in Missouri and Illinois tomorrow, especially with the wind gusts forecast to be at or over 35 mph.
  9. Major ice storm for SW Missouri if that verifies.
  10. Yeah, you'd have to shell out 7 dollars a month to get those kind of maps. The best products on pivotal weather aren't free.
  11. 0z HRRR freezing rain accumulation map at hour 48.
  12. Major SE shift in the 0z HRRR. Keeps the ZR out of Iowa entirely.
  13. That spells borderline major ice storm for a lot of places if that verifies.
  14. Wait, does heavy freezing rain run off at 28F? I thought it was 31-32F that it runs off in heavy rates.