Archive for October, 2009

Career Day in Dysart

October 31, 2009 0 Comments
Career Day in Dysart

Friday October 30th was Career Day at Dysart Geneseo Elementary School  We spent the morning learning about careers in teaching, insurance, engineering, technology, meteorology and ministry.  Mrs. Ewald arranged for us all to come and visit with the students.  As the photos show, Dysart has had plenty of rain this fall!  

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Winter Weather Workshop in Des Moines

October 31, 2009 0 Comments
Winter Weather Workshop in Des Moines

With Winter fast approaching it’s time to adjust our thinking when it comes to the weather.  On Wednesday, October 28th I made a road trip to Des Moines.  Each fall the National Weather Service office in Johnston holds a workshop to talk about the upcoming season.  Meteorologists from Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota gathered to discuss some new […]

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Jeff’s visit to Grundy Center

October 31, 2009 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Grundy Center

I got to visit with Ms. Geiter’s class in Grundy Center on Tuesday, 10/27.  We talked about different clouds, storms and weather instruments.  We also read “Thundercake”, a story about a little girl who learns about thunderstorms from her Grandma.  Grundy County is a very pretty place these days.  Here’s a photo of Grundy Center […]

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Jeff’s trip to the pumpkin farm

October 27, 2009 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to the pumpkin farm

Your Eastern Iowa took a ride to see Dave Myers at Heartland Farm.  Dave and his crew have a lot of fun things for families.  There are hayrides, one of the best haunted houses in the area, treats and, of course, lots of pumpkins.  My mischievious side took over for a couple minutes…and Dave let […]

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Wanna see how they plow snow in North Dakota?

October 23, 2009 0 Comments

Last winter was exceptionally harsh in the Northern US.  Folks in North Dakota know how to handle the bad weather!  This is pretty cool…Home video is a little shaky…but you get the picture! rr-xing-nd

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Why is the weather sunny and hot in Summer, but sunny and cool now?

October 19, 2009 1 Comment
Why is the weather sunny and hot in Summer, but sunny and cool now?

All of our weather begins with the Sun!  Our planet’s axis is tilted 23.5 degrees from the vertical.  That tilt in the axis, combined with the Earth’s orbit around the Sun causes our seasons to change.  Right now the Sun is overhead in the Southern Hemisphere.  Over the next couple months the Northern Hemisphere continues […]

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Pickin’ corn

October 10, 2009 0 Comments
Pickin’ corn

A few of Jeff’s neighbors are getting underway with the fall harvest.  Such big machines these days…it doesn’t take long to get the corn and beans out of the fields!

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Quite a long, chilly stretch

October 9, 2009 0 Comments
Quite a long, chilly stretch

A large pool of cold air extends from Iowa to the North. Jet Stream level winds continue to form a long trough over the middle of the United States. There is also a fairly persistent cyclone over Hudson Bay/James Bay in the Eastern section of Canada. Areas of stormy weather keep rotating around the Hudson […]

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