Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter of Records

Getting cold feet? This is what we call 2 feet of snow.
This winter we are doing records. Breaking the most 4 and 5 inch or more of snow depth records.
This morning we hit -7 degrees. That broke the old record of -6 set in 2003. Our high Wednesday was only 14. The warmest high temperature this month was 35 degrees.
Des Moines has seen a cold snap over the month of February...but interestingly we are only in the top 30 coldest for the month of love. The huge snow pack and cloudy nights have allowed our temperature range to very tight...but with little extremely cold overnights.
Everyone is asking about flooding this spring. We are going to let you know much more about the extreme threat of flooding as we start to warm-up the next few weeks. We need the steady and slow rise in temperatures. This week is going to be a great example of what we need. Highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s...letting the angle of the sun really take over the snow melt.
Now is a good time to start preparing for the risk of flooding.
Make sure your insurance covers floods. Make sure your neighborhood is ready for the chance of flooding. The following links are great places to start.

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