A view of Minneapolis

The photos were taken as Nick Magrino was in a plane approaching Minneapolis, MN Tuesday morning.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 21, 2017

Sunset Thursday

 

Sunset by Reinbeck…Vicky Yeomans

Sunset In Hudson…Steve Kofron

Tonight’s sunset…Laura Hammersley

Sunset…Liz O’Malley

Sunset…Taylor Daniels

West of Greene…Collin Brinkman

Sunrise near Cedar Falls…Vicky Yeomans

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This post was written by Schnack on February 16, 2017

Snow Cover in Northern Iowa

The snow in northern Iowa has melted from Feb 2 to Feb 14.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on February 15, 2017

Photos on TV Wednesday Evening

Taken Feb. 4, 2017 near Farmersburg

Sunset Feb. 15, 2017 in Muscatine

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This post was written by Schnack on February 15, 2017

Photos on TV Tuesday Evening

Taken near Waukon 2/14/17

Taken near Parkersburg 12/9/15

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This post was written by Schnack on February 14, 2017

New GOES-16

The new GOES-R has become GOES-16. The first images from the new satellite have been released by NOAA/NASA today. Here is a side-by-side comparison of 16 vs 13. Here is the press release.

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If you want to see a very detailed look at the above photo click here.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 23, 2017

Friday Morning Sunrise

In case you missed it Friday morning, many of us had a beautiful sunrise.  Here are the pictures submitted through Facebook and Twitter.  As always, if you have any to share, feel free to do so.

Patrick Trepp- Cedar Rapids

Patrick Trepp- Cedar Rapids

Amber Hemenway - Waterloo

Amber Hemenway – Waterloo

Ann Marie Lusson - Waterloo

Ann Marie Lusson – Waterloo

Ashley Rodgers - Janesville

Ashley Rodgers – Janesville

Lani Hill - Waterloo

Lani Hill – Waterloo

Laurie DeGroote - Butler County

Laurie DeGroote – Butler County

Melissa Ledesma - Waterloo

Melissa Ledesma – Waterloo

Mike Graber - Cedar Rapids

Mike Graber – Cedar Rapids

Peggy Hall - Waverly

Peggy Hall – Waverly

Rebecca Manship - near Beaman

Rebecca Manship – near Beaman

Whitney Schiller - Cedar Falls

Whitney Schiller – Cedar Falls

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 30, 2016

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ICYMI Nov 13 – Earthquakes/Satellite Launch/Supermoon/Sunset

Two different earthquakes struck this morning – one in New Zealand and one in Argentina. The New Zealand quake was the strongest of the two, measuring in as a magnitude 7.8. This initial earthquake resulted in a tsunami.  Read more by clicking here.

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Many aftershocks were already felt by late morning.

A few hours later, another quake was felt across the planet. A magnitude 6.2 struck South America.

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A new weather satellite is set to launch November 19th at 4:52 PM CST.  A rocket carrying the latest weather satellite from NOAA, GOES-R will fly 22,000 miles above Earth, giving meteorologist a view of what’s going on below.  Read more about the satellite by clicking this link.

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You’ve likely heard about the November “Supermoon.”  Well, it is finally here!

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We do have some clouds around tonight, but they are high clouds so we won’t be completely overcast.  It will also be visible Monady night, however we do have clouds in the forecast then as well.  Click here for more information. Below are some viewer pictures.

Todd Moon in New Albin

Todd Moon in New Albin

 

Photo by: Amber Stueben in Cedar Falls

Photo by: Amber Stueben in Cedar Falls

 

Photo by: Carol Pfister in West Union

Photo by: Carol Pfister in West Union

 

Photo by: Marty Dvorak in Bremer

Photo by: Marty Dvorak in Bremer


As mentioned, there are some high clouds in our sky Sunday night, which developed late Sunday afternoon. They made for a fantastic sunset earlier.  Here are several photos from KWWL viewers on Facebook and Twitter:

 

Mike Graber in Cedar Rapids

Mike Graber in Cedar Rapids

 

Dianne Borowski, just east of Decorah

Dianne Borowski, just east of Decorah

 

Wade Clark in Cedar Falls

Wade Clark in Cedar Falls

 

Corinna Smith in Urbana

Corinna Smith in Urbana

 

Douglas Davies in Jesup

Douglas Davies in Jesup

 

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Amber Stueven in Cedar Falls

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Carol Johnson in Postville

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on November 13, 2016

ICYMI Nov 6… Italy Tornado/Earthquake/Fall Color

A tornado touched down near Rome Italy on Sunday, killing two people and injuring dozens more.  The tornado touched down near the city of Ladispoli, just north of Rome.  There was also major flooding reported in other parts of the country, including in Florence.  Read more here.

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A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred in central Oklahoma near the city of Cushing Sunday evening at 7:44 PM.  The earthquake was initially reported as a 5.3, before the USGS downgraded to a 5.0.  The Cushing Police Department has reported “quite a bit of damage” following the quake, however there has been no reports of any injuries as of Sunday evening.

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As we get later and later in the fall season, we are seeing less and less trees with leaves across Iowa.  Here are a couple photos sent in by viewers this weekend.  If you even have a photo you’d like to share, you can post them on our KWWL Storm Track 7 Facebook and Twitter pages, or e-mail as at weather@kwwl.com

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Viewer Photo Basic 3

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on November 6, 2016

ICYMI Oct 29 – Sandy Anniversary/Cedar River/Iowa Sunsets

Today marks the four year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy making landfall in New Jersey. The storm caused tremendous damage due to storm surge during its lifetime.

The track of Superstorm Sandy in 2012


More than two inches of rainfall fell just to the north of the KWWL viewing area, in parts of northern Iowa, which has lead to some minor flooding along the Cedar River.  The Cedar River at Cedar Falls is currently experiencing minor flooding, but is expected to fall starting Sunday morning.

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You may notice a slight rise at other locations along the river, but as of now the forecast is for the river levels to stay below flood stage.


It has been an unseasonable warm weekend across eastern Iowa.   Temperatures today (Oct. 29) were in the lower 60s north, to middle and upper 70s south.  We had a mix of sun and clouds, and that made for nice sunsets across the region.

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Here’s another view from Traer.  Thanks to viewer, Trista Zimp.

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And, another sunset, from Cedar Falls.  This one from Amber Stueben.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on October 29, 2016