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AppsRunner

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KAMW
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  • Location:
    Ames, IA
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    Weather, photography

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  1. AppsRunner

    Mid to Late May 2019 Severe Threats

    Coincidentally in Norman this week for the HWT. The mood is pretty ominous. Really don’t like the look of the flash flooding threat either
  2. Looks like this is the real deal for Chicago. (Un)fortunately looks like I'm a little too far south to experience the fun, but this will be fascinating to watch tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing some good pictures!
  3. AppsRunner

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    Changed over to snow for an hour or so at the end. Didnt lose the snowpack which doesn’t bode well for getting too warm this next system
  4. AppsRunner

    March 9-11 Winter Storm

    May briefly manage to change to snow this afternoon but I'm not counting on it. 34F and rain right now.
  5. AppsRunner

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    While Phillifan is right... I think what Matt is referring too has just been luck or a lack-thereof. One thing that may also contribute is the land-breeze fronts (e.g. Steenburgh and Campbell) that could be contributing, especially overnight where lake vs. land temperature differences are maximized. But I think for Matt's question, the answer is pretty much down to luck. I remember a few years back when phillifan and I did forecasts for the DOT there seemed to always be heavy lake-effect during the day due east of the lake, so it's probably just random chance.
  6. AppsRunner

    March 2019 Discussion

    We got to -8 briefly this morning. It was unpleasant. Not sure how to feel about the Thursday storm here. On one hand, the GFS/FV3 are both pretty good hits and the GEM isn't awful but the Euro/UKMET have basically no precip.
  7. AppsRunner

    March 2019 Discussion

    Got down to -5 an hour or so ago, and we'll probably struggle to get above 0 today. A few more storm threats on the horizon here. That first wave Thursday looks like it'd be a good event somewhere, thought the weekend one has more potential to be big. Either way, I just hope it warms up a bit. The roads are finally clear in town after being almost completely ice packed for the week after the blizzard, but the sun can only do so much when it's this cold out.
  8. AppsRunner

    3/3-3/5 IL/IN/OH Snow Potential

    Yeah, I've noticed the trend back west here too. I hope that whatever happens back here helps out the I-70 folks, they could use a storm.
  9. AppsRunner

    March 2019 Discussion

    Of course the 18z GFS has a stripe of 30” in 4 days so, ya never know
  10. AppsRunner

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    As someone else had mentioned, the standard is usually to use warm/hot water on the outside of the tube.
  11. AppsRunner

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    May not be as bad as some of the others... but across central Iowa it's still bad. I-35 still shut down between Ames and the border. Route 69 between here and Des Moines almost worse. I-35 north of Story City: Route 69 between Ames and Ankeny: Route 69 north of Story City:
  12. AppsRunner

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Ground blizzard conditions have closed I-35 from Ames to the MN border today. Basically every road outside town is closed.
  13. AppsRunner

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    DVN gusted to 54kt. A lot of places just in NW/NC IA are blow 1/4 SM.
  14. AppsRunner

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Looks like Ames really lucked out compared to surrounding areas. Several reports of 6-7" in town, with 4" east/west of us where subsidence from the one good band decreased their totals a bit. Essentially any road outside of the city is considered impassable right now.
  15. AppsRunner

    February 23-25th Winter Storm

    Yeah, a 4.1" report came in at 10 and it's been heavy snow since then. Winds have picked up here in the last couple hours, and we're now consistently gusting to about 40mph. Some stations to the NW were up near 50-55mph. Ames really got lucky with this storm as that band pivoted over. It was definitely some of the heaviest snow I've seen living in Iowa/Ohio. Hopefully we'll make it to 6-8" from this. On another note, this storm should get DSM to a new all-time record snowiest February. It's been a remarkable run here since mid January.
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