Monday, February 5, 2007

February 6 Clipper

A quick moving system should move through the northern plains tonight into tomorrow with some quick snowfall accumulations. This storm really came into view only a couple of days ago with the confidence level in the system not being significant until earlier today. Snow amounts previously forecasted for only an inch or two have also increased throughout the day. Current forecasts indicated that some parts of Iowa may see up to 5 inches of snow by the end of the day tomorrow. The best chance for snow will be through the northwest corner of the state to the southeast corner of the state. Northeast of that line anyway, the current models are indicating a good 2-5 inches of snow to fall throughout the morning hours. Other parts of the state may see some snow, but currently does not look to be too significant.

Des Moines NWS issued a small statement about the potential for some heavy snow during the morning commute hours and thus urging people to use caution and give themselves extra time in the morning. Heavier snow amounts look to occur as the system runs into better moisture and slows down slightly. This has caused for Snow Advisories to be issued in portions of eastern Iowa through IL/IN/OH and further into the Ohio Valley. Heavy Snow Warnings were issued for parts of OH/IN/KY as well as snow may pile up quickly in that area. Keep an eye on your local forecast as conditions may rapidly change throughout the morning as snow works through the state.