Archive for May, 2013

Jeff’s trip to Grundy Center

May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Grundy Center

Click here to see theGrundy Center 4th graders saying hello!The 4th graders at Grundy Center Elementary school invited me to visit their classroom on Tuesday, May 21. We talked about the EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. We looked at pictures of hurricanes and blizzards. We learned about how important the Sun is when it […]

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Very few tornadoes!

May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Very few tornadoes!

The Eastern part of Iowa is served by 3 separate National Weather Service offices. One is in Des Moines, one in Davenport and another in La Crosse. This map shows the number of days that has elapsed since the last tornado warning issued by the individual NWS offices. Note that for the NWS Des Moines […]

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Updated outlook for May

May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Updated outlook for May

Quite a big change from the earlier May outlooks…now our part of the country is forecast to be cooler and wetter than normal. Based on the first week of the month, this may not be too big of a stretch…

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Three Chilly Saints

May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Three Chilly Saints

Many years ago people kept track of time with the church’s calendar. May 11, 12 and 13 belong to St. Mamertus, St. Pancrus and St. Servatius. Folklore says “St. Servatius will not pass without a frost” and “He who shears his sheep before St. Servatius loves his wool more than his sheep” Also referred to […]

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Jeff’s trip to Cresco

May 4, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Cresco

  Click here to see the Cresco students saying hello!I was happy to go back to Howard County on Tuesday, April 30. The fine folks at Cresco Crestwood Middle School invited me to talk to the 8th grade students as they begin their unit on weather. We covered lots of topics including severe local storms, […]

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Snow in May??!!

May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Snow in May??!!

Here are some of the latest snowfall reports from today’s storm…

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