Meteorological Winter Begins

Iowa High Temperatures Friday

Old man winter didn’t get the memo that meteorological winter begins today as by the end of the week, temperatures are going to be above average.

Iowa Snowfall Totals November 30th

Snowfall Totals from November 30th

For some of us across the state, yesterday did look a lot like winter. But for the rest of the state, the cold rain did not feel very wintry. Temperatures had a big impact on our snowfall totals yesterday, but for those across northwest Iowa, 3″ to 10″ of snow accumulated.

The ice was a problem for some early Monday morning, but as temperatures rose through the day, the ice began to melt. Ice accumulations were no where near what the state of Oklahoma saw last week, but it was just enough to make things slightly slick.

Iowa 6 to 10 day temperature outlookThe warmer temperatures look to stick around into the next 6 to 10 days. The latest temperature outlook released by the Climate Prediction Center has Iowa in an 80% to 90% probability of above average temperatures. For you snow lovers, this is not a good thing. Looking ahead to the long range, mid December appears to get active again, so do not fret yet! Until then, enjoy the unseasonable temperatures!

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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: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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