Smoke in the Sky

Here is a look at the sunset today in Waterloo. There was a lot of smoke in the air.

Credit: Kari

The smoke comes from the wild fires in the west part of the US and Canada. The map below shows where all the wildfires are today.

The satellite image shows how widespread the smoke was this afternoon. Smoke is all the areas with the red shading.


Posted under Fire

This post was written by Schnack on August 9, 2018

Rain in Coralville and Iowa City

The radar shows two storms moving south through Johnson County this evening. The view from the camera is looking west from Coralville. You can see the rain from the cell NE of Coralville in the camera shot.

Here is a later image of the radar and camera. It was raining in Coralville where the camera is located. The shower is so small you can look through the rain and see the sun as it was setting. Pretty cool.

This image shows the sky is clear as the sun closes in on the horizon.

Here is a screen capture of the camera at the University of Iowa as it was raining.

Here is the tweet, of the rain, at the Iowa City newsroom.





Posted under Miscellaneous

This post was written by Schnack on August 9, 2018