This is some time-lapse video of November 1, 2009 through February 2010. It was posted on You-Tube from a security camera in Des Moines. It reminds all of us what a crazy winter we were dealing with at this time last year.
Mild temperatures are going to return to Iowa tomorrow and Thursday. Our highs will climb back into the 30s and 40s.
There will be a slight chance for showers and light snow in Des Moines Thursday. This storm will take a northern track and give the counties on the Iowa/Minnesota border a better chance for heavier snow.
Saturday is the focus for our team of meteorologists. This storm will move from the Oklahoma panhandle and sweep through Missouri. It has the potential to give us rain...freezing rain and snow on Saturday.
By Sunday the temperatures will plummet to the teens for highs and lows around zero. Yes...there will be gusty wind behind the storm too.
Travel on Saturday and Sunday could be pretty tough across much of the state.
As always...I will update the storm on the 5, 6, 9 and 10 news tonight and every night. As we get closer to the weekend... the storm path will set up and give us a better idea of exact timing...and who is going to get the best and worst of this weekend storm.
I talked with a guy today who told me his 9-year old was excited about Thursday's storm because the child has not had to go to school on the 9th of December. A winter storm has hit every year when the the 9th of December falls during the week. That happens to be the kid's birthday. Pretty cool...until you have to make-up snow days at the end of the school year.
Stay tuned....and stay informed.... Ed