Skip to comments.Tonight's Low Could Be Coldest In 12 Years (Des Moines Iowa)
Posted on 01/15/2009 12:30:23 AM PST by justa-hairyape
DES MOINES, Iowa --A blast of arctic air settling in over Iowa on Wednesday could bring the Des Moines area's lowest temperatures in 12 years, said KCCI meteorologist Kurtis Gertz.
Temperatures could dip to -15 degrees tonight, a low not touched since 1996.
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I’m up in the Minneapolis area. I just got a ride home from work. My car battery was totally dead. It is FROSTY out there tonight!
I guess it’s time to put away the sandals for a while.
Another reason I don’t live in Des Moines anymore (my ex being the big one).
Hopefully the High Pressure out west will eventually move the Arctic cold east once it settles in low, but it may take awhile. Unfortunately the temps are also dropping over the Rockies under that High Pressure. That Arctic Air Mass is huge and has basically grown to cover all of Canada for the past few days. What I have been noticing tonight is the temps in the northern tier states have somewhat stabilized the past 2 hours. That probably means the Arctic mass is enlarging and spreading out, which may be confirmed by the incredibly low readings right now in Iowa. 10 degrees lower then predicted all ready.
Hmmm. My daughter wants me to move closer to her, from San Diego to the northern-most point in WV. Having second thoughts . . .
it was in the 80’s today in L.A.
The weather is the only good thing about my hometown!
At this very moment in Mpls, it is -20ºF ambient with a -40ºF windchill.
With weather like this, I have to ask myself WHY did I ever move out of Anchorage?
Right after I posted this thread, Clinton Airport started reporting - 24 F instead of - 26 F. Adding windchill makes it - 43 F right now. Can cause frostbite in a couple of minutes to exposed skin. They broke their record for this date which was - 20 F in 1979.
Living near ocean water has its advantages, until the ocean freezes over. Down south we have Hurricanes and El Nino storms to worry about. Probably wont need to worry about them for awhile since La Nina has now returned.
To get a good idea what is the lowest temp that West Virginia can drop too, check the temp there this Friday and Saturday morning. About 1 hour before the sun rises.
Thats crazy. I wouldn’t even go outside except to start a grassfire
Improper Heating Methods Often Eyed In Winter House Fires
Imagine having to run from a house fire and you run out into - 40 F Wind Chills.
38 ABOVE zero here right now
Looks like about 1/2 of Iowa is going to be at -20 F or below in about an hour. Over 90 % of the nation will be at freezing or lower when day breaks.
I blame global worming, too many worms
How’s that global warming coming?
Another Global Warming Age will eventually come again, but we may have to live through this Global Cooling Age to have a chance to witness it.
Where’s that “global warming” the scumbags promised us?
Its in their wallets and offshore accounts.
Actually we should probably encourage these idiots to go ahead with their plans to stop global warming. As stupid and inefficient as history has proven them to be, whatever plans they conceive to try to cool the planet, will probably end up warming the planet instead. Which as you point out is exactly what we need right now.
Thanks for this info. Stay warm.
Did the 4 minute Idle Law go into effect ?
Almost 5 am. Got up to feed the fire. It’s 23 below here in NW Iowa.
I can't even imagine that kind of cold.
Stay warm and safe, Flyover Country FReepers.
I knew there was a reason why I left Iowa 30 years ago and never looked back!
If we get any more of this "globull warming" we're all going to freeze to death.....
Is Al Gore in town?
-8DegF here in NE ILL. WInd chill is -35DegF
Still have to go to work.
Hundreds of schools closed though. Back when I was a kid we had to walk a mile to school AND back again in all types of weather...and WE LIKED IT!
Yeah, Accuweather rocks! They blow the Weather Channel away. I've been watching the forecast for the past several days and they keep adjusting the forecast lows lower every day. Friday morning is going to be "crisp" for sure. We're always a good 10 degrees colder here on the mountain (2200 msl) as opposed to the valley (700 msl), especially over in the Tennessee River Valley. It tends to be a little warmer over there, probably due to the Tennessee river. Fortunately, I have about 3 years worth of fire wood in my crib.....
Good thing they changed it from “Global Warming” to “Global Climate Change”.
Lets hope this kind of weather lingers next Tuesday in D.C.
Algore gets real quiet at times like this.
“Lets hope this kind of weather lingers next Tuesday in D.C.”
I live close to the Mission Valley area in South Texas, and I haven’t had to wear my overcoat since I moved back here.
I grew up in this area and saw snow twice by the time I graduated from high school; once when I was six and again in the 12th grade.
Agree. Somewhere in Bali nursing down umbrella drinks in a hammock.
We got -25 here in Davenport, Iowa with a wind chill of -44.
The temp has actually dropped 4 degrees since I got up at 5:30 this morning.
How is the humidity down there ? It seems like East Texas is humid with decent rain, while West Texas is dry with little rain. Walking outside a hotel in Dallas on a 80 degree day was a shocker. Currently living between the deserts and the socal coast right now. Mostly mild to a little dry, but we occasionally get some Mexican hurricane remnants bringing the humidity up this way. Will check back into this thread later today.
Here in SW WI, we had -35 for several nights in a row last year. Many people had frozen pipes. We had a frozen septic system and had to change lids on the double tanks so the second tank which has the water pumped off the sludge got no outside air. We also had to hang a tank heater out there for 20 minutes, first. According to plumber friends, this was common in the valleys that day. The same morning, our well froze where it came into the pressure tank in the cellar and we had to double the heaters down there for an hour or so to thaw it. No problems last night. Wednesday morning, though, we has an ice clog in the cold water line of the washing machine, but nowhere else.
One more day and night of this, then it gradually warms up. 20s over the weekend and then 30s M-T-W so far next week.
It was officially -23.6 at 6 am this morning and the Weather Underground shows it still the same at almost 8 am. Our outside thermometer agreed.
It IS very cold and all, but this is normal, if not slightly *warmer* than years past. I think the media frenzy is because 1) it is going further south than usual and 2) it will impact NYC, where they seem to freak out if it goes below zero at all.
Still, do not fear: 2009 will be ranked among the *warmest* years ever by the time it is over. The Weather Underground blog is featuring a *story* today on the *unprecedented* loss of sea ice in the arctic this past summer. Of course, every time they predicted 90s here last summer, it never got above 85.
It is warmer in Greenland than most of the Midwest this morning.
But that fat keeps her warm.
“Living near ocean water has its advantages”
Yes, it sure does.
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