Archive for November, 2009

What causes Cloud Streets?

November 30, 2009 0 Comments
What causes Cloud Streets?

Mr. Dennis Cryer shared some really cool photos with me.  Mr. Cryer noticed this interesting cloud formation while looking out the window of his Chicago-bound flight.  When the low-level air begins to rise, clouds can form.  On some days there is a layer of stable air above, and that limits the vertical extent of the convection.  If […]

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Jeff’s visit to Janesville

November 27, 2009 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Janesville

It was a little blustery and wet when I visited Mrs. McCormick’s class on November 24th.  Last year when I was there we all sat out in the school garden and took photos.  This year, with the wet weather we had to improvise and take our pictures in the classroom.  We talked about some of […]

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Keeping track of the Winter snow cover

November 23, 2009 0 Comments
Keeping track of the Winter snow cover

The National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (also known as NOHRSC) monitors snow conditions over the United States.  Data are based on ground measurements, airborne and satellite estimates.  This information is then used to estimate snow/water equivalent, snow depth and snow pack temperatures. Click here to go to NOHRSC’s home page You’ll see a map […]

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Sartori Festival of Trees

November 21, 2009 0 Comments
Sartori Festival of Trees

I got to be part of this year’s Festival of Trees at College Square Mall in Cedar Falls.  The Festival benefits Sartori Hospital’s auxilliary…and the trees are on display through Thanksgiving weekend.  Here are a couple samples of what you’ll see.  I think you’ll be in the Holiday spirit after you visit the displays!

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Jeff’s trip to Cuba City

November 20, 2009 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Cuba City

I got to visit with the 4th graders at Cuba City Elementary school on Tuesday November 17th.  We talked about weather instruments, the water cycle, the seasons and about how we do the weather on TV.  Cuba City is the City of Presidents!  Each street light pole on Main Street has a banner with one […]

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Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army

November 14, 2009 0 Comments
Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army

Folks from KWWL were happy to help kick off the 2009 Salvation Army fundraiser.  This year we were at the Crossroads Hy Vee ringing the bells!  It’s always nice to visit with everyone that stops by to say hello…and we really appreciate it when they put some change or a few bills in the kettle! […]

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Veterans’ Day in Fredericksburg

November 13, 2009 0 Comments
Veterans’ Day in Fredericksburg

I was honored to spend part of Veteran’s Day with AMVETS Post 90 in Fredericksburg.  I am always so humbled to be in the presence of these heroes.  We ate, sang, took pictures and spent time paying tribute to those who have served our country.  Oh, yeah…while I was there, I got to talk a bit about […]

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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 1975

November 10, 2009 0 Comments
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald November 10, 1975

The month of November is notorious for producing intense storms in the Midwest.  In his song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, Gordon Lightfoot sang about “The Witch of November”.  One of these huge November cyclones likely caused the sinking of a giant ore carrier on Lake Superior. When the Edmund Fitzgerald was launched in 1958 it was […]

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The Armistice Day Blizzard

November 9, 2009 1 Comment
The Armistice Day Blizzard

The morning of November 11, 1940 was unusually warm in Eastern Iowa.  The temperature had been in the 50s and 60s the day before, and most of the Midwest had enjoyed Indian Summer.  At 7:30 AM on the 11th Chicago reported 55 degrees, Davenport checked in with 54.  On the other side of Iowa, however, […]

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