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Palm Coast, Florida to Sioux City, Iowa

It’s March now, which means the winter is almost over, and it’s time to head home before Spring Breakers invade the otherwise tranquil beaches of Palm Coast. Our drive will cover 1483 miles and last for two and a half days, slicing right into the middle of the country, and across an area that has seen some significant severe weather this week.  We’ll spend a lot of time on the interstate system which will help coax 68.9mph out of us, and our first two days of travel will be through after 551 miles per day. Let’s get going!

DAY ONE (Thursday)

The very tail end of this week’s destructive spring system will be strewn across the Florida-Georgia border (or the Florida/Georgia Line if you are a country music fan) but will not have the same cold air reinforcement it did as the system moved through the country, and the showers and storms will be more isolated in nature, and when they do pop up, they will be significantly lighter than what the Ohio Valley, or even the Delaware Valley experienced. The threat for rain will be seen through Cordele, Georgia, but then, we will be in that sweet, sweet post frontal high pressure. The drive through Atlanta and Chattanooga will be sunny and dry, and we’ll make it to Kimball, Tennessee with nary a concern. After we have navigated that initial bout of rain, of course.

DAY TWO (Friday)
We will start the day at the base of a thermal trough and finish by sliding into the leading edge of a thermal ridge. So it will be a bit on the cooler end as we start the day, but as we drive through Missouri, it will start getting warmer. We will avoid any precipitation, and we will enjoy the onset of a warm up in Windsor Place, Missouri, just past Columbia.

DAY THREE (Saturday)
High pressure will still be in place in the center of the country. Even better, it will be warm high pressure, with temperatures in the 70s through Omaha, and perhaps still in the mid to upper 60s in Sioux City. Not bad for early March.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Sioux City, Iowa

Now for the regularly scheduled post for the day. We’re going on a 2 day trip that will cover 1174 miles. The second day of the journey will be a bit longer, with the first wrapping up after 518.7 miles at a 64.8mph pace. I don’t have a lot else to add in the intro, so let’s take to the road.

DAY ONE (Wednesday)
Generally speaking, we shouldn’t expect any problems through most of the day. There will be some clouds through the Appalachans, as there always are, but flow over northern Ohio is going to be from the south, so we shouldn’t have much to worry about there. A clipper moving through the Great Lakes is going to slow down a bit. We’ll encounter some clouds and maybe a bit of very light sleet upon arriving in northern Indiana, but I think the chances are better that we stay dry. The day will end in Howe, Indiana, which is just south of Sturgis, Michigan.

DAY TWO (Thursday)
The sleet will pick up late in the evening as we recline in Howe, and there could be an inch or so of snow on the ground. It will be like that all the way to about LaPorte, where there could be 2-4″. When we hit the Illinois border, though, all will be clear. Expect clearing skies and gradually warming temperatures, though the blustery winds will continue to about Peru, Illinois. From there through Iowa and back north into Sioux City, we can expect a pretty nice trip. Really though, it’s just Indiana that will give us any problems.
Sioux City

Kudos, NWS

The National Weather Service was the only forecast outlet to predict that Sioux City would see thunderstorms on Tuesday. Their story did, in fact, check out. They reported .08 inches of rain in a thunderstorm yesterday evening, which gave the NWS an easy victory on this forecast.
Actuals: Monday – High 85, Low 53
Tuesday – High 84, Low 56

Grade: B

Sioux City, Iowa

Back when I was fresh out of school, I decided that I should start forecasting somewhere every day to keep myself fresh. Eventually, my dad suggested I turn it into a website, and now here we are. Anyways, the first city that I assembled a forecast for was Sioux City. How is the weather looking there now, 7 years later?

At 152PM, CT, Sioux City was reporting sunny skies and a temperature of 77 degrees. The persistent trough along the east coast had a pleasant side effect for the center of the country. High pressure and very dry, cool air have filtered into the Missouri Valley.
Aloft, a cutoff trough has become firmly entrenched over the middle of the country. Models continue to indicate that this will be a destabilizing force near Sioux City, especially through the day on Tuesday. With a greater trigger and barrier in the southeastern US, however, as well as a stout northerly flow in Sioux City through all layers, it seems unlikely that Sioux FAlls has much to worry about.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 83, Low 52
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 83, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 82, Low 56
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny High 81, Low 59

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 80, Low 52
Tuesday – Plenty of sun High 83, Low 53

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 81, Low 53
Tuesday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 81, Low 56

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny in the morning…then becoming partly cloudy High 82, Low 54
Tuesday – Sunny in the morning…then becoming partly cloudy High 82, Low 55

The Weather Service is calling for rain and storms at Sioux City, but everyone else is leaving it alone. You can see how clear the Upper Midwest is here.

A breath of fresh air

Sioux City successfully made it through the end of June without any more problems, seeing temperatures in the lower 80s with not a drop of rain to be had. Not a bad way to close out the month, especially the way it had been going. Weatherbug had the top forecast for the city.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 82, Low 53
Wednesday – High 84, Low 56

Grade: A

Morristown, Tennessee to Sioux City, Iowa

Remember how much fun we had yesterday with the day long road trip? Well, let’s try to double the fun with a two day trip from Tennessee to Iowa. It’s going to cover 1034 of the flattest miles you may ever see. All that travel will be done at a pace of 62.8mph, and we will get to shy of half way after the first day, covering a mere 502 miles. I’m ready. Are you?


The day may start a little slow for a variety of reasons. First, it will take an hour or so to get from Morristown to the interstate in Corbin, Kentucky were we can really start to drive. Second, the back side of a system moving through tonight may leave some memories in the form of some early morning showers for the Smokeys. By the time we are on the interstate, however, we will be able to drive quickly free of lingering showers and restrictive speed limits. We will end the day in Mansfield, Illinois, between Urbana and Bloomington.

Day two, Wednesday, will be a very easy drive. The interstates are good, the roads curve every once in a while to keep you engaged. Other than that do, it’s a good day for a road trip, with sunny skies and warming temperatures. Roll the window down and enjoy the open road on our way into beautiful Sioux City.

Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City has been getting raked over the coals the past few days, but finally it appears they are clearing out, ready to enjoy some much better weather.

At 152PM, CT, Sioux City was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with clear skies. A long, low amplitude ridge was shifting into the center of the country. It wasn’t inhibiting much because of it’s strength, but there was little at the surface to kick up showers or storms.
The presence of Tropical Storm Alex in the Bay of Campeche will also aid in capping any thunderstorm development for the next several days by redirecting Gulf moisture away from the typical corridor up the Mississippi. A weak trough will begin to move in late on Wednesday, however it will only serve to knock down temperatures by a couple degrees and kick up some winds as there will be no moisture to work with.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 81, Low 58
Wednesday – Sunny with increasing winds High 87, Low 60

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny skies. High 83, Low 57
Wednesday – Sunshine. High 87, Low 58

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and pleasant High 80, Low 54
Wednesday – Sunshine High 85, Low 57

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 81, Low 56
Wednesday – Sunny High 84, Low 58

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny. High 82, Low 55
Wednesday – Sunny. High 84, Low 58

It’s certainly going to be a relief for residents of Siouxland not to have to deal with another torrential downpour tonight. A look at the satellite tells that, in fact, it is quiet in Sioux City.