Iowa State Fair Weather

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There has been only 2 years when no rain fell during the entire fair…1939 and 1893…1939 and 1893.

Click here for even more weather facts on the Iowa State Fair.

 

 

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This post was written by Schnack on August 8, 2014

Is The Weather Difficult to Predict?

Consider a rotating spherical envelope of a
mixture of gases – occasionally murky and
always somewhat viscous.

          Place it around an astronomical object nearly
8,000 miles in diameter.

          Tilt the whole system back and forth with
respect to its source of heat and light.

          Freeze it at the poles of its axis of rotation
and intensely heat it in the middle.

          Cover most of the surface of the sphere with
a liquid that continually feeds moisture into
the atmosphere.

          Subject the whole to tidal forces induced by
the sun and a captive satellite.

          Then try and predict the conditions of one
small portion of the atmosphere for a period of
one to several days in advance.

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This post was written by Schnack on August 6, 2014

Mayflies Last Sunday

I just can’t imagine what this was like in person. Looking at the photos is bad enough.

Click on the photo for more photos and a radar loop. Yes, the radar picked them up and it looked like light to moderate rain (on the radar that is).

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This post was written by Schnack on July 23, 2014

Bell Ringing

We were out ringing bells for the Salvation Army in Cedar Falls this morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 8, 2013

What Early Spring?….High Temp near 20 Tomorrow

Mar 18 Groundhog

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This post was written by Schnack on March 19, 2013

Newspapers and Weather

Here are a few front pages of some news papers today and how they covered the storm. Newspapers always have some interesting headlines for weather stories.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 22, 2013

Delays/Closings

I had an e-mail in my inbox from the National Weather Service in LaCrosse about school delays and closings. They have been keeping track of how often and what schools close or delay so far this winter in their counties of responsibility. The list below are the counties  that over lap the LaCrosse NWS coverage area and KWWL coverage area.

Allamakee
Chickasaw
Clayton
Crawford, WI
Fayette
Floyd
Grant, WI
Howard
Mitchell
Winneshiek

The schools with the most delays/closures so far in all of the LaCrosse coverage area are as follows:

E. Allamakee (10)
Allamakee (7)
Boscobel, WI (7)
De Soto, WI (7)
Lewiston, MN (7)
MFL MarMac Comm. (7)

The least  delays/closures so far…all have 1:

Abbotsford, WI
Colby, WI
Holmen, WI
La Crosse, WI
Onalaska, WI
Stewartville, WI

The other forecast offices don’t have any data like this so the rankings are only for the LaCrosse NWS coverage area.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on February 6, 2013

Storm TRACK7 App for iPhone/iPad

It is here!!! The storm TRACK7 Weather app for iOS users (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) is available. You can see the latest radar image for your backyard and anywhere in the country. One of the nice features about this app is that it will give you the weather information for your locaiton when you are traveling anywhere in the country.  Oh and did I mention it is FREE!!!

The following things are available on the app:

> 10 Day Forecast
> Hourly Forecast
> Alerts
> KWWL video forecast
> KWWL news feed
> take a photo/video and submit it to KWWL
> and much more

The screen captures below are from the iPhone.

The screen capture below is from the iPad.

This iOS app goes along with our app for Android that I posted about the end of November. Here is the link to that story.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 13, 2012

The Moon on a Visible Satellite Image

You don’t see this very often. Check out this visible satellite image from this afternoon. The Moon makes an appearance.  A good example of timing and angles. Being at the right place at the right time.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 4, 2012

Storm TRACK7 Android App

It is here. The KWWL storm TRACK 7 weather app is available on Android phones. It gives you control of the radar, hourly forecast, 10 day forecast, weather alerts and more. The app is FREE!!! Click on the logo above for more information.

The app for iphones is coming shortly.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 29, 2012