Archive for April, 2012

Jeff’s trip to East Elementary in Waukon

April 28, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to East Elementary in Waukon

Click here to see the East Elementary 5th graders saying hello…Mr. O’Neill and Mrs. Kramer invited me back to East Elementary in Waukon! I’ve been lucky enough to visit there for a good number of years. The students are always great…they ask some very interesting questions that sometimes catch me by surprise. We talked about […]

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Jeff’s day at Orchard Hill School

April 28, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff’s day at Orchard Hill School

Click here to see the Orchard Hill students saying hello!Thanks to the folks at Orchard Hill School in Cedar Falls! I got to visit with the second graders on Monday, April 23. We learned about the different phases of the Moon. We talked about the seasons and how they change…and what that means for our […]

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Could better tornado warnings lead to complacency?

April 23, 2012 0 Comments

Severe weather warnings have improved a lot over the past decade. There are, however, still many limits on what we as weather forecasters are able to do. We still rely on storm spotters for “ground truth”…that is, actual confirmation on the severe weather. There will still be many false alarms! Below is an article that […]

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Jeff’s trip to Eisenhower Elementary

April 21, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Eisenhower Elementary

Click here to see the Eisenhower Third Graders saying hello!Thanks to the fine folks at Eisenhower Elementary School in Dubuque! I got to visit with the third graders on Friday, April 20th. We learned about the different phases of the Moon. We talked about how important the Sun is when it comes to what kind […]

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Saturday April 14th Tornado outbreak was well-forecast

April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Saturday April 14th Tornado outbreak was well-forecast

The Storm Prediction Center did a great job forecasting the severe weather outbreak in the Plains on Saturday. A full week in advance the folks at SPC outlined the areas that were likely to have severe storms. Turns out they were pretty darn great!

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5 day rainfall forecst

April 15, 2012 0 Comments
5 day rainfall forecst

Heavy precipitation is forecast to be North of Iowa over the next few days…also note the extreme rain forecast over the Lower Mississippi Valley!

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Creston Tornado rated as strong EF 2

April 15, 2012 0 Comments

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA 422 PM CDT SUN APR 15 2012 …FINAL DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR CRESTON… …CRESTON TORNADO RATED AS A STRONG EF2… THE FOLLOWING IS A FINAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED OVER CRESTON ON APRIL 14, 2012. * EVENT DATE: APRIL 14, 2012 * ESTIMATED START […]

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Meteorological “Winter”

April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Meteorological “Winter”

Final numbers show that the entire state had a remarkably mild winter season. These are the maps showing temperature and precipitation for the months December 2011, January and February 2012…also known as Meteorological Winter.

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