Potential Winter Storm

Iowa Weather Prediction Center Outlook

This morning, we told you to be cautious of a image that was posted on a Facebook weather group that showing very high snowfall totals, and were asking people to share it to get the word out. Any storm system that is more than seven days out is very likely to change. This is why showing forecasted snowfall totals more than three to even four days out is not a good. What you can get out of the models more than 4 days ahead of time is the track, which is what we will be showing you in this update.

The latest Weather Prediction Center has the storm tracking across southwest to northeast Iowa. This is where the models are currently putting down the heaviest snowfall totals. The track and timing is not set in stone, as it is still a week away.

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If you notice in the image above, the isobars, or the lines of equal pressure, are very close to each other. This means that the winds will be very strong. Combined with the falling snow, this will also create issues in itself.

At this point in time, it is only something that we are keeping a very close eye on. You will not see us post snowfall totals or answer any snowfall totals related questions until Friday at the earliest. We will continue to show you the latest track, so you can stay ahead of the storm. Continue to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information.

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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