Different Views of Irma

From the Space Station

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This post was written by Schnack on September 7, 2017

Not Again!

A few islands might be in the cross hairs another major hurricane. Hurricane Irma was a category 5 storm with wind of 185 mph moved through a few islands causing significant damage. Now those same people are worried about Hurricane Jose. This hurricane is a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) and forecast to come near the islands in the next few days. The light grey line is the path Hurricane Irma took. Notice the forecast track of Jose comes pretty close to that same location.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 7, 2017

Iowa Drought Update

Since the beginning of August, it has been abnormally dry across eastern Iowa.  The latest Drought Monitor was released Thursday morning, and it shows that the drought conditions have spread a little farther to the east.

Severe to extreme drought conditions continues across southern portions of Iowa.  Fairfield only recorded 3.51″ of rainfall from June 1 to August 31, making it the driest on record for that location. Unfortunately, we aren’t anticipating any measurable rain in the next week.  Looking ahead, the Climate Prediction Center has a good chance of lower than normal rain through September 20th.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 7, 2017

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