Mammatus

Clouds that remind you of spring and summer.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 8, 2016

Friday Photos

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This post was written by Schnack on January 29, 2016

Sunset Jan 16, 2016

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This post was written by Schnack on January 14, 2016

Saturday Sun Dogs

There’s no doubt about it, the coldest air of the season has arrived across Iowa.  Temperatures started in the 20s and 30s around midnight Saturday and fell quickly throughout the morning, afternoon and evening.  Blustery northwest winds 15-25 mph have created wind chills -15° to -30° below zero. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through Saturday morning.  Frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes.

The cold weather has created some beautiful sites.  Western counties in the KWWL viewing area saw some clearing this afternoon, and that lead to the nature’s creation of “sun dogs.”  Sun dogs are created by sunlight interacting with the ice crystals in the upper part of the atmosphere.  Sun dogs are created when the sunlight refracts through those ice crystals and creates “spots” on either or both sides of the sun.  Often times it looks like a “half rainbow” or “multiple suns.”  These can happen anytime of the year, but are more typical during the winter months when the upper levels of the atmosphere are VERY cold.  Here’s more from the National Weather Service in La Crosse.

Here are several viewer photos sent in from Saturday 01/09/2016.  Enjoy!

Kayla Hansen, Readlyn

Kayla Hansen, Readlyn

Lindsey Neessen, between Janesville and Denver

Lindsey Neessen, between Janesville and Denver

Jason Rubin, HWY 63, south of HWY 3

Jason Rubin, HWY 63, south of HWY 3

Salina Stapleton Gavin

Salina Stapleton Gavin

Ruth Ann Jennings,  Finchford

Ruth Ann Jennings, Finchford

Laurie DeGroote, Parkersburg

Laurie DeGroote, Parkersburg

Kirk Hackbarth, Cedar Falls

Kirk Hackbarth, Cedar Falls

Kerri Zabel Wellman, Waverly

Kerri Zabel Wellman, Waverly

Ken Harmening, Oelwein

Ken Harmening, Oelwein

Julie Leavens, near Greene

Julie Leavens, near Greene

Joyce Roster, near Bucks Grove (south of Aplington)

Joyce Roster, near Bucks Grove (south of Aplington)

Irena Vilenica, Iowa Falls

Irena Vilenica, Iowa Falls

Donna Nelson, Cedar Falls

Donna Nelson, Cedar Falls

Brian Hahn, near Ackley

Brian Hahn, near Ackley

Becky Kane, Hudson

Becky Kane, Hudson

Ashley Hicks, Janesville

Ashley Hicks, Janesville

Ashley Hicks, Janesville

Ashley Hicks, Janesville

Amber Stueben, Cedar Falls

Amber Stueben, Cedar Falls

Amanda Hewitt

Amanda Hewitt

Rose Robinson, Alta Vista

Rose Robinson, Alta Vista

Allison Wildebour, Independence

Allison Wildebour, Independence

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on January 9, 2016

Sunset

The last sunset of 2015.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 31, 2015

What a View

New photo from NASA shows a shot of Earth with the moon in the foreground, captured on Oct. 12, 2015 by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft., Photo Date: 10/12/15
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Click here to find out how difficult it was to get this shot.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2015

And the Winner is…….

Colorado tornado photo wins National Geographic’s 2015 Photo Contest

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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2015

Thunderstorms in December

Not too often can you see lightning in December here in Iowa.
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This post was written by Schnack on December 23, 2015

Wednesday Sunset

Here are a few sunset photos this evening. I will be adding more later this evening as I get more sent in.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2015

Tuesday Evening Sunset

Here are a few photos sent in of the sunset this evening.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 8, 2015