River stage: 8.56 ft. Falling
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
"Stupid Flanders"Posted Monday, January 26, 2009, at 4:58 PM
The forecast for Winter Storm "Flanders" just keeps getting worse. Now the National Weather Service believes that Cape Girardeau will be getting more ice than snow. This is the worst winter storm forecast I can ever remember:
Last year's February ice storm delivered roughly one inch of ice accumulation, plus a couple inches of sleet. With a chance for 1.25 inches of ice plus 3-6 inches of snow, this could easily top last year's storm.
But wait, there's more! The latest technical discussion from the Paducah office is even more worrisome. It discusses the amount of precipitation that the storm could deliver, and comes to this conclusion: "BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT COULD BE WORSE THAN WHAT WE HAVE FORECAST."
We can only hope that they've totally dropped the ball on this storm and that we don't get any ice.
Here is the latest Dartboard Forecast Model:
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