IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 11 January 2018

Flash Freeze

Posted: 11 Jan 2018 05:41 AM

The term "Flash Freeze" appears to be relevant today as precipitation is falling over top a very strong arctic front. The featured map shows the combination of near surface air temperatures, road surface temperatures, and RADAR. The strong front can be seen with temperatures in the 40s quickly dropping into the 20s along with precipitation happening on both sides of this boundary. This creates a very dangerous situation as wet roads are quickly exposed to temperatures well below freezing. After the freeze, snow will fall and strong winds are expected to create near blizzard conditions. Going to be a tough travel day today.

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