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Cooler, Generally Dry Pattern Kicks Back Into Gear

July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Cooler, Generally Dry Pattern Kicks Back Into Gear

Now that we’ve got the summer heat wave under our belts, all 36 hours of it, it’s time to get back to the weather we’ve been getting used to this summer. While there will be some subtle variations from day-to-day, the jet stream is going to settle into a rather persistent pattern with northwest flow […]

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A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

June 26, 2014 0 Comments
A stormy, humid weekend may be ahead of us

After a relatively quiet work week, it looks like our weekend is looking a bit stormy and possibly rather soggy. A storm system from the west is going to work to pull in extra moisture ahead of its arrival over the next couple of days, setting us up for some abundant and even, in some cases, excessive […]

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Severe Weather Update 6/16

June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Severe Weather Update 6/16

We have entered a week that will feature several rounds of thunderstorms  and potentially heavy rain to go along with that.  Today is day one of the chance for severe weather.  In this edition of the blog we break down timing, hazards, and everything you need to know. First off the Storm Prediction Center has […]

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Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Summery, Stormy Days Ahead

As we enjoy the benefits of dry, Canadian high pressure that include sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures, we know that as mid and even late June approach on the calendar, heat, humidity, and some early summer thunderstorms can’t be too far off. In fact, the pattern will turn on a dime this weekend […]

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Drought Status Returns To Area

August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Drought Status Returns To Area

We knew it was inevitable with how dry we have been as of late, today (8/29) it became official.  The U.S . Drought monitor has officially put part of the area back into a drought.     What is mind blowing about our latest drought is that if you were to just look at the […]

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Thursday Morning Storm Reports

August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Thursday Morning Storm Reports

 What was once a strong complex of thunderstorm activity to our west moved into our area very early this morning in a weakened state at first producing localized downpours of rain in northern Iowa and mainly light rain in southeastern Minnesota just before sunrise.  However, as the complex interacted with a very humid environment and […]

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Our Weather Becomes More Active

July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Our Weather Becomes More Active

 Our phenomenal stretch of dry, sunny weather that started last weekend appears to be showing signs of ending today as we move into the heart of the Independence Day holiday weekend.  A storm system to the west is producing a narrow line of rain showers that will affect many of us for our Friday with […]

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Mid-Year Rainfall Update

July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mid-Year Rainfall Update

With six full months of a very wet and rainy 2013 under our belt it’s time to assess the situation to get an idea of where we stand statistically with our overall rainfall totals.  First of all, we’ve already surpassed the entire rainfall total of a very dry 2012 which was a paltry 24.85″, eliminating the drought headlines […]

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December 15-16th RAINfall totals

December 17, 2012 0 Comments

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI 1044 AM CST SUN DEC 16 2012 …RAINFALL TOTALS ACROSS THE AREA FOR DECEMBER 15-16TH… LOCATION COUNTY RAINFALL NORTHEAST IOWA OSAGE MITCHELL 0.77 SAINT ANSGAR MITCHELL 0.73 IONIA CHICKASAW 0.71 OELWEIN FAYETTE 0.68 MONONA CLAYTON 0.66 CHARLES CITY FLOYD 0.65 STRAWBERRY POINT CLAYTON 0.64 NASHUA CHICKASAW […]

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Weekend Rainfall Totals

October 15, 2012 0 Comments
Weekend Rainfall Totals

The weekend storm system that brought clouds, rain, and cold winds to the region allowed some locations to make a decent dent in the 2012 rainfall deficit while some other spots were disappointed with the totals.  Ahead of its arrival, we were anticipating quite a deluge of rain as well as some strong or severe thunderstorm activity.  The […]

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