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Storm Reports from Wednesday’s Severe Weather Event

June 13, 2013 0 Comments

It was a combination of a strong surface low pressure system in northern Iowa and an upper level system that came from our northwest Wednesday that created a severe weather outbreak mainly along the Minnesota-Iowa border and across a big portion of northern Iowa.  A Tornado Watch was issued for northern Iowa in the afternoon Wednesday the 12th […]

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Katia Pounds the U.K.

September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Katia Pounds the U.K.

Just a few days ago we were watching Hurricane Katia closely to make sure she stayed out to sea and away from the east coast.  Well today the United Kingdom is instead taking a direct hit from Katia as a post tropical storm, meaning the charactertistics are no longer of a classic tropical nature, but the wind […]

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More Tornadoes For the Plains Today?

May 24, 2011 0 Comments
More Tornadoes For the Plains Today?

The latest severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center isn’t a pretty one to say the least, especially for the southern plains.  In a region that has dealt with more than its share of death and destruction this spring, there is the potential for yet another round of volatile weather today as a storm system coming out […]

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March Tornado Upgraded for Iowa, Now an EF4!

May 3, 2011 0 Comments
March Tornado Upgraded for Iowa, Now an EF4!

Even though it’s bright and sunny today and certainly not a severe weather environment, the National Weather Service in Des Moines is still talking about tornadoes because a recent survey of the damage in Pocahontas County from the April 9th outbreak shows EF4 tornado intensity.  It’s estimated that the winds in this particular tornado reached an astonishing […]

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Friday’s rainfall totals & what’s in store for us

August 21, 2010 0 Comments

By far, the severe weather on Friday was limited to the extreme southeastern portion of Minnesota, but was more widespread across Wisconsin. There, reports of tornadoes and damaging winds (up to 100mph!) did their number across the state, toppling trees and knocking out power to many. Some were sent to the hospital with injuries in my hometown, Neenah, […]

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August 19 Northeastern Iowa Tornado Update

August 24, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s an update on some of the August 19th northeastern Iowa tornado data.  The National Weather Service did a survey of the Fredericksburg, West Union, and Calmar tornadoes and in their report, they’ve added some interesting pictures, maps, and satellite images.  Interesting stuff! http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=arx&storyid=30595&source=0

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