In his famous song about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot sang about “The Witch of November”. This month is notorious for big, deep cyclones with extremely low pressure and extremely strong wind. The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is just one example…another is the infamous “Armistice Day Blizzard” of 1940. The medium-range […]
Thanks to the fine folks at Wapsie Valley Elementary in Readlyn! I got to visit with Mrs. Miller’s class Friday morning. The First Graders were excellent listeners and they had some really good questions. We talked about storms and clouds and the different seasons. I enjoyed my time in Readlyn!
Thanks to everyone in Cedar Falls for allowing me to run with them again this year. The Pink Ribbon Run is held the first weekend in October. The money raised from the run goes toward breast cancer research. It’s a great cause and I was happy to be a part of the event. I didn’t […]
The long-range weather outlook for October includes above normal temperature for many of the “Lower 48” states….including Iowa. October precipitation is forecast to be above normal for the Pacific Northwest…below normal for much of the Central Plains region…and near normal for the rest of the country.
The latest long-range weather outlooks show normal temperatures and precipitation for the month of September. The 90 day outlook keeps our part of the country pretty close to normal temperature-wise, but swings us back toward wet weather with above-normal precipitation.
The long range outlook for August shows the warm weather continuing over the Western US as well as the New England states. Our region is forecast to have temperatures that are close to normal. Precipitation is forecast to be greater than normal in the Southeastern states…and wetter-than-normal weather is predicted in parts of New Mexico […]
After such a sloppy wet spring, the weather pattern for early Summer has been quite a bit drier. A few spots have had some locally heavy downpours, but the majority of the state has had below-normal precipitation so far in July. The forecast for the upcoming week features a few scattered thunderstorm chances…and the 6-10 […]
Long-range weather outlooks for July show much of the Western US with warmer-than-normal temperature. Much of New England is also forecast to be on the warm side. The rest of the country, including the entire Midwest is predicted to have normal temperature. Precipitation is forecast to be above normal over the Southeastern states as well […]