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Morning all. 29F under overcast skies. Winter Weather Advisory in effect. Another round of freezing precipitation including sleet, snow and freezing rain is expected across much of eastern Iowa and portions of northwest Illinois, with the heaviest amounts occurring tonight through Thursday morning. Ice accumulations of around one to two tenths are expected, with snowfall amounts of one to three inches possible. Wintry mix turns to snow around 11:00 am. Windy with falling temperatures. Winds out of the NW at 15-30 MPH with gusts to 40 possible. High of 30F.

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Morning y'all and geez, that's some crummy weather in the upper mid-west.  Nothing at all like that down here in the south.  Cloudy skies and 60F, expecting a cloudy day with a high of 67F, which falls well short of being the earlier forecast record breaking heat.

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50 minutes ago, Stans said:

Morning y'all and geez, that's some crummy weather in the upper mid-west.  Nothing at all like that down here in the south.  Cloudy skies and 60F, expecting a cloudy day with a high of 67F, which falls well short of being the earlier forecast record breaking heat.

The last few weeks have been a bitch, that's for sure. Last week was very bad for man and beast with the polar vortex moving in and record lows and -50+ wind chill. The two hospitals just in Cedar Rapids, there ER's were kept busy with frostbite patients and broken bones from falls. 18 year old University of Iowa student from Cedar Rapids froze to death outside his dorm. He had no alcohol in his body, but haven't heard the toxicology report if drugs were a contributing factor. Going by the kids history of never being in trouble, graduating in the top of his class in high school, and was pre-med, one wouldn't think drugs would be involved either. No sign of trauma on the body either. But it doesn't take long to freeze to death in -30F temps with -50F wind chills.

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You never know about kids, or adults, and drugs these days, it's such a common problem.  Sorry to hear that he froze to death.  Hypothermia occurs rapidly at such low temperatures, and even faster when there is also a strong wind.

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