IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 31 March 2023

Out Like a Roaring Lion

Posted: 31 Mar 2023 05:33 AM

With a big storm system impacting the middle of the country today, there is little doubt that this March is going out like a lion. As powerful storm systems this time of year often do, it will feature a side producing significant severe weather and a side producing a winter storm along with blizzard conditions for some. Iowa will mostly miss out on the winter side of the storm with only far northern Iowa expected to see snow overnight. The main show for Iowa is expected to come in a couple of waves today in the form of severe convective storms. The featured chart presents a calendar of maximum daily Storm Prediction Center Day 1 convective outlook category for the state. It is been a rather quiet month up until today with the moderate (MDT) risk covering much of southeastern Iowa. It is good timing after the week of preparation associated with Severe Weather Awareness Week for Iowa!

Updated 12 PM: Updated plot to show the upgrade SPC did to High Risk for today.

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