Thread: Mid West Ice Storm
#1 Mid West Ice Storm12-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Just a general warning to folks who live in the mid west. Sunday-Tuesday we're looking at a pretty nasty system coming across. Lots of freezing rain is expected.
When I go into work tonight I'll get a better idea of how widespread the effects may be, but If you live in the Illinois/Missouri area, I'd be prepared to not be going anywhere those few days, with the possibility that we may lose power as well.
12-12-2008, 09:15 PM
It's funny, it supposed to be near 60 here on Sunday.
All The Weather Channel has on the 10 day Forecast for the days
in question is "Light Wintery Mix"...:DMay the FORCE be with you!
12-12-2008, 09:59 PM
Blustery...colder. Rain until early morning... then freezing rain late. Some ice accumulation possible. Low in the upper 20s. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Much colder. Freezing rain and sleet likely. Light snow accumulation possible. Some ice accumulation possible. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Thats from Weather Underground. And we in the military are forecasting for some really nasty stuff.
12-12-2008, 10:12 PM
Well as long as the power doesn't go out...May the FORCE be with you!
12-12-2008, 10:25 PM
The Rockies are slated for big time snow so you mid-western people are probably screwed. We expect it to come in on Saturday night and go all through Sunday, maybe into Monday morning.
No ice storms here but lots of the fluffy white with highs in the teens Sunday.
12-13-2008, 04:01 AM
Ok, took a look at a few things. If this thing holds together, it's gonna be a nasty one. I'd be expecting a decent amount of rain ahead of the temperature drop. Then there will be a very fast temp drop following the front, leading to a lot of stuff icing over. I'm not convinced about wide spread freezing rain, but I wouldn't discount it yet. It's pretty far out to be making bets on something thats requires pretty precise forecasting to be accurate on.
STRONG cold air push following it. Expect negative teens to -20's (Celcius) in the Dakota's, Minnesota, and just slightly warmer in the rest of the Great Plains and mid west.
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