IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 02 January 2006

Is this January 2nd?

Posted: 02 Jan 2006 07:46 AM

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7:30 NEXRAD and watches on 2 Jan 2006
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It is hard to believe the featured plot when it is only January 2nd. There are 4 tornado watches already valid this morning and more development is expected later this morning into this evening. All of this is courtesy of a very energetic pattern existing over the United States and a strong surface low pressure system currently in Illinois. In Iowa, temperatures have remained just above freezing to keep most of the precip falling in liquid form.

Good = 9
Bad = 4