Cold Is The New Norm

Morning Wind ChillsMany Iowans are waking up to frigid temperatures. Some schools that are back in session are also delaying due to the very cold wind chills. No matter how long this cold sticks around, I don’t think anyone will be getting use to this. If you think this is cold, wait until a punch of arctic air moves in Sunday evening and will stick around through mid next week. A cold front will slide through the state Saturday afternoon and that will usher in the arctic cold. There is the possibility that some snow showers will form along this front as well.


snowfall prediction mapThere is a chance for very light snow early Saturday morning, with a greater chance of light snow across southeast Iowa Saturday afternoon into evening. Not expecting a whole lot in the way of accumulations. Only minor accumulations in southeast Iowa in the range of 1” to possibly 2”. Northeast Iowa will only see a dusting from their shot of snow early Saturday morning.

Wind Chills

Wind chills expected Monday morning

After the snow clears we will then have to deal with the arctic cold. Sunday night, lows will range from the lower negative teens across southern Iowa, to the lower –20s across the northern part of the state. Highs on Monday will range from the lower negative single digits across the south to the lower negative teens in the north. When you add the wind into the equation, temperatures will feel like –30°F to –40°F and at times approaching –50°F!

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at:

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