Archive for March, 2012

How’s our April weather going to be?

March 30, 2012 0 Comments
How’s our April weather going to be?

30 day outlook for April…

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How’s our April weather going to be?

March 30, 2012 0 Comments
How’s our April weather going to be?

The current 30 day forecast for April…

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Warm March Wind

March 30, 2012 0 Comments
Warm March Wind

The wind rose is a graph that shows wind speed and direction over time. This example shows that for much of the month of March, the wind in Waterloo was from the South. Part of the reason for our warm weather!

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Dual-polarization radar upgrade continues…

March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Dual-polarization radar upgrade continues…

The National Weather Service is upgrading all the WSR-88D radars…after the upgrade is complete the radars will have dual-polarization capability. The goal is to be able to better discern hail, heavy rain and tornadoes within severe thunderstorms. Here’s how the upgrade is going…

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Jeff’s trip to Farley

March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Farley

Click here to see the Farley 5th Graders saying hello!A big “Thank You” to the fine folks at Drexler Middle/Intermediate School in Farley. I got to visit with the 5th graders on Friday, March 23. It was a BIG group! A bunch of good listeners, and they asked great questions.

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Long range weather outlook

March 17, 2012 0 Comments
Long range weather outlook

Heading through the spring months Iowa is forecast to have near normal weather. These are the temperature and precipitation outlooks for April, May and June.

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Drought outlook

March 17, 2012 0 Comments
Drought outlook

Moiosture has been adequate over Eastern Iowa lately while the Northwestern part of the state has been rather dry. That situation is forecast to improve over the next few weeks.

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How ’bout this weather?!

March 17, 2012 0 Comments
How ’bout this weather?!

Even though the calendar still says “Winter” the weather seems to have jumped right into the middle of June. Temperature records that have lasted for over 100 years have been shattered…and it’s not just in Iowa. A slight cool-down is forecast this week, but even so we’ll remain 10-15 degrees above normal.

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Recent snow events

March 5, 2012 0 Comments
Recent snow events

A couple storms have brought quite a bit of snow to Iowa, The first storm moved through the extreme Eastern part of the state on Friday, March 2 bringing snow amounts in excess of four inches. On Sunday, March 4th an Alberta Clipper left behind a narrow band of light to moderate snow with amounts […]

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