Bell Ringing

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

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Posted under Madison, Miscellaneous

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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Posted under Animals, Miscellaneous

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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Posted under Miscellaneous

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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Posted under Miscellaneous

This post was written by Schnack on November 29, 2012

No More Sun Until Next Year in Barrow, AK

When the sun sets today at 1:31 PM in Barrow, AK the next sunrise will not be until January 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 18, 2012

Visible Satellite

I love looking at visible satellite images. They can show so many details.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 28, 2012

Western Wildfires

We are not the only ones wishing for rain. Wildfires have been burning for much of the month to our west. NASA’s Aqua Satellite picked up several hot spots and smoke plumes on a pass on June 19th.

Several states are dealing with several thousand acres of charred and burning land.

 

The High Park Fire in Colorado has burned over 83,000 acres (about 130 square miles), is only 45 percent contained and has destroyed 248 homes.  This photo is from the Nebraska National Guard as they dump water over portions of the fire.

The Little Sand Fire, also in Colorado, has burned around 17,000 acres and there are six other fires burning in the state making this the worst fire season in a decade for Colorado.

 

New Mexico is also having a bad year with the Little Bear Fire burning around 40,000 acres and 254 homes.  It is 90% contained.  The Whitewater Baldy Fire, also in New Mexico, has burned 297,800 acres (465 square miles) and is 87% contained.   The following photo was taken in the Gila National Forest by Kari Gree.

Native trout that had been making a comeback in the Forest had to be rescued from the local streams. Hopefully they will survive the shock of the rescue!

Heading over to Arizona, the Poco Fire is 65% contained after burning almost 12,000 acres. This picture is care of the U.S. Forest Service.

And a fire near the Nevada/Utah state line, the North Schell Fire, has burned almost 12,000 acres and is 77% contained. This photo is from WhitePineNews.com:

To my knowledge, we don’t have any wildfires in the state of Iowa right now, but we are still dry and not expecting any rain for a few days. Plus we will be getting windy and hot for the middle of the week. Keep your eyes out for any burn bans that the State Fire Marshal puts forward. It is going to be be a warm one!

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This post was written by Eileen Loan on June 25, 2012