Monday, November 29, 2010

Rainbows To Snow

We had rainbows after storms moved through the state today. Then we will be on the way to much colder air tonight and tomorrow. There is a chance for light snow in the metro tomorrow morning.
It is going to be cold too! This evening the temperature fell from 50 degrees at 5:00 PM to 37 degrees at 6:00 PM.
Heavier snow is expected in northern Iowa. If you are planning to drive north tomorrow...check out the latest road conditions by calling 511. That number will be handy for checking all roads in Iowa and surrounding states.
The high tomorrow will come around midnight. We should be at 30 degrees by then and we will also have gusty northwest wind to face through the day. Wind chills will be in the single digits by Tuesday night.
Here are some facts on the latest date of snow in Des Moines:
Latest Date of at least a trace: Dec. 5, 1941
Latest Date of .10" of snow: Dec. 26, 1939
Latest Date of 1.0" of snow: Feb. 2, 1989

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Great Tuesday

What a great run of weather we have seen this last week. We are looking forward to more wonderful temperatures tomorrow. Highs will hit 70 with the help of a very gusty south wind.

Last year it was 70 degrees on the 8th of November. That was the last warm day of the season. It did not hit 70 again until March 30th of 2010. We also had a ton of snow last winter that kept our temperatures in check.

I had the chance to get out on the motorcycle again today. So many cyclists were on the road. It made me think to remind others to watch our for the late-season bikers.

Big changes are on the way later this week. Highs will be in the 60s on Veteran's Day...the 50s Thursday and 40s by Friday.

There is a chance for light showers Wednesday...but a much better chance for cold rain Friday into Saturday.