Weather Blog: Snow and Slick Roads In Iowa, We Just Need Rain

Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 13:47:40-04

Good Monday bloggers,

Wow! Here is a tweet from the National Weather Service in Des Moines at noon today.

NWS Des Moines@NWSDesMoines
URGENT - the band of heavy snow moving thru the Des Moines metro has resulted in several accidents - including this one near I-35

The mess up there is being caused by a relatively small band of snow. This dispels the theory that during the day, at 32 degrees, snow won't stick to roads. If it comes down hard enough, long enough it will stick.

Now, to our weather. We are still in search of rain even though it has looked like rain for two days. In the video below you will see that some decent rain has occurred along I-44 the last 2 days.

We have seen just one day of measurable rain since September 12th, 37 days ago.

We have two main chances the next 7-10 days. The timing is Thursday night and Sunday into early next week.

The next three days will have more of the same. It will look like rain, but not much is expected.

In the video below we go into detail on the rain that has fallen and the rain chances upcoming. Could we see snow?

Have a great week and stay healthy.