The forecast

Living in the bay area, I feel totally disconnected from winter. After some pretty brutal Iowa winters, I don’t exactly mind. It’s just strange. But Erin reminded me that winter rages on back home without us, and they are having an especially crazy storm this week.

Here is her forecast, from Kirksville, MO:

Today…Snow in the morning…then snow and isolated thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Widespread blowing snow in the afternoon. Blustery.
Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter
mile or less at times in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 6 to 8
inches. Bitterly cold. Highs around 19. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph.
Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100
percent.

Tonight…Snow. Widespread blowing snow. Blustery. Snow may be heavy
at times. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow
accumulation of 8 to 10 inches. Storm total snow accumulation of 14 to
19 inches. Frigid. Lows around 6. North winds 25 to 35 mph. Chance of
precipitation near 100 percent. Wind chill readings 10 below to 15
below zero after midnight.

Wednesday…Considerable cloudiness with a 30 percent chance of snow.
Areas of blowing snow. Blustery…frigid. Highs around 11. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph. Wind chill readings 10 below to 15 below zero in
the morning.

Wednesday Night…Mostly clear. Colder. Dangerously cold wind chills.
Lows around 9 below. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings
15 below to 25 below zero after midnight.

Thursday…Sunny. Dangerously cold wind chills. Highs around 12.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings 15 below to 25 below
zero in the morning.

Thursday Night…Clear…frigid. Lows near zero. Wind chill readings
10 below to 15 below zero after midnight.

And here is our forecast, which is pretty much the same forecast we always have, unless it’s the same temperature and raining.