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Comparing April Storms

April 2, 2014, 6:22 PM by Brian Karstens

Comparing April Storms

April storms are infamous for bringing a wide variety of intense weather to KELOLAND. With one blizzard already this week, another storm is still on track to affect us. But how does our next event compare to last April's historic ice and snow storm?

First, the jet stream and upper levels of the two storms are still much different. Last year, the trough in the Rockies was very strong...and if you remember, that storm delivered three separate intense waves of rain, ice, thunderstorms, and snow to KELOLAND.

This storm, while still potent, is likely to move toward KELOLAND with one major shot of precipitation tomorrow and tomorrow night. 

Temperatures played a key role in last year's icing. We had 70s in Sioux City at the start, with single digits in North Dakota. The dry north winds at the surface created the perfect overrunning scenario that creates freezing rain and lots of it.

This go around, we have some of those trends, but not nearly as extreme. This situation, while still interesting because temperatures are near freezing, support mostly rain or snow. Some ice and sleet can be expected, but that's not showing up as the dominate mode.

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