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1:00pm Update: It’s Here!

February 20, 2014 0 Comments
1:00pm Update:  It’s Here!

Our storm is underway and Blizzard warnings are in effect through the overnight.  Heavy snow has already begun in northern Iowa and continue pushing north.  A very intense area of low pressure is continuing to strengthen as it moves north.  To put how intense this storm is, a couple of hours ago, Des Moines, Iowa […]

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Storm Update 2: A Storm is Born

February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 2:  A Storm is Born

We will be working through the afternoon to continue to fine tune the forecast as needed.  As of 11:00 things still appear to be coming  together to create a high impact storm for our region.  Uncertainties still exist with the exact track of this system and therefore snowfall amounts can change, but those details will […]

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More Snow For Monday; Likely Heavy At Times

February 15, 2014 0 Comments
More Snow For Monday; Likely Heavy At Times

Ok this is really your don’t shoot the messenger forecast!  How many times have I said that this winter.  I will have some type of positive news in here so bear with me.  For now Winter Storm Watch for overnight Sunday through Monday afternoon. Sunday is 90% quiet..so I’ll move right to into Sunday night […]

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Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Cold With Less Active Weather This Week

The jet stream looks to be taking a dip further southward this week, keeping the storm track running from the southern Rockies through the central Plains, and into the mid Mississippi Valley, but mainly south of our local area.  The next system to affect us will arrive Tuesday, bringing what looks to be a dusting […]

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Storm Update 1: Snow, wind, and bitter cold

January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Storm Update 1: Snow, wind, and bitter cold

Well here we go again.  The title of our latest blog post says it all.  We will have the trifecta as a potent winter storm will affect the region over the next few days.  This one storm will have 3 weather hazards built in to it.     1. SNOW This is a clipper system, […]

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Return of seasonable temps

December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Return of seasonable temps

Isn’t it crazy that the teens feel warm?  In reality the temperatures we have felt the last two days are still about 10 degrees below average for this time of the year.  Wind chills stayed slightly above zero degrees both Thursday and Friday…normally that would be cold, but just three days ago we were closing […]

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Bitterly Cold Air Sinks Settles In And Looks To Stay For A While

December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Bitterly Cold Air Sinks Settles In And Looks To Stay For A While

After three days of murky weather and messy, wintry precipitation in our area from this week’s storm system, we’re finally getting a chance to enjoy some sunshine.  However, to say it’s deceivingly inviting would be an understatement as arctic air is accompanying this sunshine making for a frigid situation for us.  Arctic high pressure from the heart […]

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A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

December 3, 2013 0 Comments
A Wintry Mess For Us Followed By An Arctic Blast

A massive storm system is working its way across the northern plains today, spreading snow and rain through the region ahead of it.  While much heavier snow is expected to our north from this system, we’re still expecting some modest accumulation from it in the next day or so while other wintry elements will make […]

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Big time cold with a side of snow

December 1, 2013 0 Comments
Big time cold with a side of snow

Even with a “warm” weekend, the month of November ended below average in the temperature department.  That should come as no surprise to anyone as we had several shots of Arctic air swing through the Upper Midwest.  To tease you, that trend is going to continue in a big way. More on that later, but […]

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A Wintry Veterans Day

November 11, 2013 0 Comments
A Wintry Veterans Day

A potent cold front with origins in the Arctic Circle swept through the region first thing this morning, bringing unseasonably cold air to the area as well as some light snow.  The snow developed just behind that front and arrived just in time for the morning commute, making for a hazardous start to the work […]

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