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Old 03-10-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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We have 77 degrees here in Atlanta at mid afternoon and it's 68 in Des Moines.
My friend there wrote me about all the people walking around in shorts & skipping out on various things that they supposedly ought to be doing.
Hooray!
The good news in Birmingham is it's supposed to be around 70 all week. The bad news is nobody will really get to enjoy it, it'll be raining (with some thunderstorms sprinkled in for good measure) through Saturday.
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:19 PM
 
Location: IN
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We have 77 degrees here in Atlanta at mid afternoon and it's 68 in Des Moines.
My friend there wrote me about all the people walking around in shorts & skipping out on various things that they supposedly ought to be doing.
Hooray!
55F in Madison, sunroof open on the Forester today. Sun angle getting much stronger too.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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55F in Madison, sunroof open on the Forester today. Sun angle getting much stronger too.
87 expected today in Phoenix but the sun is always strong here.

I am glad to see Iowa is finally thawing out! I am expecting at least a couple of friends to seriously consider moving here after this winter

I hope winter doesn't make one final nasty return for you guys before it is finally over!
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: IN
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87 expected today in Phoenix but the sun is always strong here.

I am glad to see Iowa is finally thawing out! I am expecting at least a couple of friends to seriously consider moving here after this winter

I hope winter doesn't make one final nasty return for you guys before it is finally over!
Quite likely at least one or two more snow chances, but not usually a big deal. Temps tend to be marginal and it melts fairly quickly given the time of year now.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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Quite likely at least one or two more snow chances, but not usually a big deal. Temps tend to be marginal and it melts fairly quickly given the time of year now.

My last winter there (2013) it snowed on May 3rd in Des Moines. That was the final straw for me! (though I knew I was leaving much sooner) Hopefully the winter is long gone before then this year!
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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An extra cold second half of winter usually means a warm spring for at least the southern half of Iowa, which Des Moines is part of. It's the mild or not-too-bad winters that historically linger on.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I'm surprised that with the sudden & rapid snowmelt/runoff there has not been a rash of flooding or even flash flooding caused by ice jams.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I haven't seen any flooding around Des Moines.

I'll confess: I'm playing hooky from work tomorrow. I have a dentist appointment first thing and then I'm
going to putter in the yard the rest of the day.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:57 AM
 
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The Cedar River finally looked like it was taking on the snow melt and was high, not flood stages but up there. Several of the smaller rivers in the area still have ice cover. That surprised me. The Des Moines down by the Missouri line had a lot of broken ice chunks so that could be an issue. I'm actually surprised how slow the snow is melting in our area for as warm and sunny as it has been.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Because we in Atlanta sit basically at the bottom end of the Appalachian chain of mountains, we sometimes get a cooling "wedge" of cold & moist air in our area as it flows south along the eastern front of the mountains.
We are having a "wedge" day today in the midst of our early spring. As a result, Des Moines with 66 degrees at this hour is 19 degrees warmer than we are in Atlanta.
Enjoy!
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