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A little snow here, a little snow there

Posted Friday, February 4, 2011, at 11:45 AM

I bad an uneasy feeling driving in to work this morning and seeing that the roads had been pre-treated with salt.

"Uh oh," I thought, "What do they know that I don't?"

It turns out, plenty. Our next weathermaker, Winter Storm "Iron Maiden", is now poised to bring a nice 1-2 inch snowfall to Cape Girardeau tonight. The system looked like a dud yesterday, but now appears stronger and more favorable for bringing a light snowfall.

The weather service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening through noon Saturday.

Meanwhile, a second system -- perhaps Winter Storm "Jefferson Airplane" -- is forecasted to arrive Sunday. This looks like a snow-changing-to-rain-changing-back-to-snow scenario. It could bring another couple of inches.

The GFS computer model is projecting a total accumulation of around 4 inches from these two storms over the next five days.

To make things even more interesting, a third storm (Winter Storm "KISS"?) is shown by the longer-range computer models to arrive Wednesday. It seems capable of delivering a quality snowfall (6+ inches), but right now is projected to miss us to the south. However, these storms have tended to track farther north each time, so the bullseye might land on Southeast Missouri for a change.


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I'm not buying into the hype and will believe it when I see it, but look forward to seeing a blog from you about the approaching winter storms. Storm or not, I'm still heading to Cape tomorrow, but I will gladly stay home if the roads turn bad. Here in Sikeston the roads have also been pretreated.

-- Posted by pickles on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 2:55 PM

I'm holdin'-out for "Ozzie".....!☺

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 4:23 PM

I like the hype. I've been disappointed by each storm, but I keep letting myself get sucked back in.

Bring on the snow!

-- Posted by pwatts on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 4:35 PM

Some snow storm we had last night...it was another bust! All Sikeston got was a dusting. Glad I wasn't disappointed because I knew we were not going to get much. The roads here are just wet...not snowy or slushy.

-- Posted by pickles on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 8:41 AM

I've got what appears to be maybe 2-3 inches, where it's sheltered from what little wind we have, right now. And I'm just a few-"hairs" north of Starlight.

I think it's "neat"! Or, at least until I bust my bazookas on a slick-spot, that is...!☺

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 10:30 AM

The storm tracked farther north than expected -- big surprise. I've got around 3 inches in my yard, though, which is more than yesterday's forecast. Perryville takes the cake with 6 inches.

The computer models keep flip-flopping on the next two storms. I'm not even going to venture a guess.

-- Posted by James Baughn on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 10:44 AM

Yeah, c'mon, JAMES!!!

We all know it's an ugly-job---but SOMEBODY has to do it!☺

I mean, really: What do you have to lose, except YOUR-reputation??? LOL!!!

Keep 'em comin', dude! We're ALL behind-you!

(WAY-Y-Y-Y back there, pretty-much out of sight, out of mind! But, we ARE there, to support you with our 40-foot pole, should you need references...!☺)

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 9:44 PM


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