Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow Showers

As expected we're dealing with scattered snow showers today across the area...with some reports of a first "dusting" of snow in some spots! Here's the latest radar report, as the snow continues pushing East.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow in the Forecast?

We have a couple chances for snow coming up in the QC...if you think it seems like this is right on schedule, you're right! Here are the dates for the FIRST SNOWS over the last 5 years!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Chance for Snow

While we do have the chance for some snow late Monday and early Tuesday it's looking like a better chance for some measurable snow by next weekend. Here's one computer model that is suggesting snow, with some accumulations by the 3rd/4th of December...

A Few Flurries

Just a few snow flurries passing through the QC on our Friday night...here's our ESP:Live Doppler Radar picking up a band of flurries now heading SE of the QC.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

From all of us at CBS4...Happy Thanksgiving! If you've got relatives in town that need to know what the weather will be like when they hit the road to head home feel free to send me an email, and I'll make sure you've got a driving forecast you can count on!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday's Storm Damage

Here's a link to a story from the National Weather Service in Davenport. They assessed storm damage in Henry country and determined winds were up to an amazing 100 mph! They have a few pictures of some damage (around Galva and Kewanee). Here's the website for their survey...


Monday, November 22, 2010

Tornado Near Rockford, IL

To say it was just an unusual Monday for November would be quite the understatement! In the Quad Cities we set a new record high of 71 and we had a couple rounds of thunderstorms. While some of the storms were severe this afternoon SE of the QC, the worst weather by far was up around Rockford, IL. Check out this video from Jim Acheson out of Loves Park, IL.

Severe T-Storms Monday

A few severe storms have broken out South of the QC...with hail being the biggest threat so far. There is a Tornado Watch in effect for the QC until 6pm, but it's looking more and more like the worst of the weather will be passing SE of the QC.

And it's only 27° in the Twin Cities right now, so get ready for some much colder weather starting later tonight!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hawkeye Forecast

It's looking like a chilly Saturday afternoon for football in Iowa City...temperatures should be in the lower 40s for most of the game against the Buckeyes. Care to forecast a score to the game? Leave a comment with your prediction and I've got a great prize from CBS4 for the closest guess (prediction!)

I'll start off with Buckeyes (I went to school in Columbus) 30-20.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


It's been a chilly day with limited sunshine across the area...in fact other than a few breaks in the clouds most of us have been overcast all day long. Here are the temperatures late this afternoon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Tickets!!!

Check out CBS4 News at 5pm today to see how you can win free tickets to see the Judds! They'll be in the Quad Cities Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend! Hint: You can also find details on how to score the free tickets (and a whole lot more) on our website, www.cbs4qc.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

ESP:Live Update

We're still seeing a few showers tonight across parts of the area, especially North of the QC. The showers will slowly meander away from the QC through the next few hours, and we'll end up party cloudy later tonight.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

First Snowfalls in the QCA

The earliest snowfall in the QCA was on September 25, 1942 with 0.1" and the latest was on January 7, 1940 with 3". Let's see where 2010 will stand? Maybe this week? Or more likely late next week!

Hometown Forecast for Mon. 11/15

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Scattered Showers, For Now...

We'll deal with scattered showers for now in the QC, before a more steady rain moves in overnight. By Saturday afternoon the rain will be winding down, and the temperature will be cooling down! Have a great weekend...and this weekend we have the Bengals at the Colts Sunday afternoon on CBS4!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Local Newspaper Clips from 1940

Storm Anniversaries!

Happy Veterans Day and thanks to all those who have served/are serving our country! November 11 also marks the anniversary for 2 memorable storms that affected the Midwest. Each of these storms, the Great Blue Norther of 1911 and the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940, wreaked havoc across a large part of the country...see below for more!

1911 - This storm was unusual in the fact that it set record HIGHS and LOWS in the same day for several cities across the Midwest! Check out this link for the Wikipedia entry:


1940 - Armistice Day Blizzard - This storm caught a lot of people by surprise and ended up fatally for dozens of duck hunters across the Midwest. Eventually this led to major changes in the weather forecasting business, for more check out this video:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Now that we're in November, and about to experience a significant pattern change, snow is probably not too far away. For a little while it was looking like next weekend, November 20th-21st, could be the first decent snow of the season. The GFS weather model had been pretty steady in predicting such a scenario...but within the last 24 hours that model has now backed away from a significant snow, and only wants to bring in some light snow across the QCA. This certainly could change again over the next 9 to 10 days, but for now it looks like snow-lovers might have to wait just a little bit longer!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Other than a few days back in late October we've had nothing but dry weather here in the QC! Through the last 44 days we've only had 5 days in which measurable rain fell! Of those 5 days...4 in a row happened in late October!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Colder Middle of the Month...

While things are downright balmy right now in the QC there will be some big changes over the next couple weeks! Here's a day 8-14 temperature outlook from the NWS's Climate Prediction Center...it shows a high likelihood of cooler than normal weather in the QC from Nov. 16-22!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hometown Forecast for Mon. 11/8

Terrible Tomas!

Hurricane Tomas caused a lot of problems to Earthquake stricken Hati, but now the storm is headed to no mans' land!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Viewer Pic

Thanks to Larry from down in Galesburg...while it looks a little ominous, just a shower SE of town!

Spotty Showers

A few showers are now popping up, especially East of the QC. Expect these scattered showers to continue this afternoon, and then die down later this evening. Once some of the clouds clear off tonight temperatures will drop into the 20s after midnight!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snow for Parts of the Midwest!

While we're expecting colder weather Thursday/Friday here in the QC portions of Michigan are expecting accumulating snow Friday! Lake effect snow will begin early Friday and by the time Friday evening rolls around 2-3 inches of snow is possible for a good portion of the U.P.!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Preview

It's hard to believe NOVEMBER is already here! During this 11th month of the year we typically see a big change in the temperatures from the 1st through the 30th. By the end of the month our average high is only 41°! With colder weather like that it's no surprise the average snowfall in November is 3 inches!