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Will Isaac Affect Our Weather?

August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Will Isaac Affect Our Weather?

While all eyes continue to watch Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico, we in the Upper Mississippi Valley are looking ahead to the end of the week when that storm may get close enough to actually impact our weather.  At this point, the National Hurricane Center’s five day cone forecast spreads the potential […]

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Introducing Tropical Storm Maria

September 7, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing Tropical Storm Maria

Things are getting more and more active in central and western Atlantic Ocean right now as we approach the peak of hurricane season.  On Tuesday, we discussed the disturbance that was likely to become a tropical storm in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde Islands as well as the projected […]

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Come On Irene

August 21, 2011 0 Comments
Come On Irene

Tropical Storm Irene has the potential to be two firsts.  It could be the first tropical cyclone to hit the United States Since 2009. Last year there were zero tropical storm or hurricane landfalls.  Irene has the the potential to do that and the potential to become the first hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season. […]

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Tropical Storm in Greenland?

September 20, 2010 1 Comment
Tropical Storm in Greenland?

Here’s something you don’t see every day, the National Hurricane Center’s current 5 day forecast projection places what is now Hurricane Igor over southern Greenland by Friday, but as a weaker non-tropical storm system, but one still capable of producing tropical storm force winds.  The hurricane is now a category one storm heading north toward eastern Canada.  […]

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Tropics, August-look-back, September climate, and frogs

September 2, 2010 0 Comments
Tropics, August-look-back, September climate, and frogs

There’s a lot to talk about in the world of weather today (but isn’t there always something?) For those with interests in the tropics: For info on Earl, Fiona, Guston, and any other potential tropical formations: visit the National Hurricane Center page. Earl is a Category 4 monster hurricane with winds in excess of 140 mph. While it’s […]

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Rain Here and Rain There

September 28, 2008 0 Comments

Maine had their first Hurricane Watch in…count it…17 years! You’d have to go all the way back to 1991 for the last. Hurricane Kyle (err…now Tropical Storm Kyle) was the one sparking the watch; it’s a minimum Cat. 1 Hurricane, and is expected to affect parts of Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick as it moves […]

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Ike Strikes; Dew Points Spike; Sun Takes a Hike

September 13, 2008 0 Comments
Ike Strikes; Dew Points Spike; Sun Takes a Hike

Sorry for the bad rhymes. We try to be funny..  Ike made landfall Saturday morning as a Category 2 hurricane near Gavelston. The huge storm packed winds over 100 mph and generated storm surge 10-20 feet. It quickly weakened as it moved over land, but is now a heavy rain maker across the deep south, […]

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A Workout for the Jackets, Umbrellas, Etc.

September 7, 2008 0 Comments

Whatever your choice is of keeping dry from the rain, while simultaneously managing to keep you warm, grab that for Monday. We’ll be expecting a good dose of rain, especially in the afternoon. It’ll be a good soaker, especially across parts of north and central Iowa. We could be picking up over 0.50 – 0.75″ […]

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Gustav Brings Light Rain

September 4, 2008 0 Comments

It seems a bit strange to think that a hurricane could ever affect our weather here in the Upper Mississippi Valley, but yes, today’s clouds and light rain have been a product of what was once Hurricane Gustav, the same storm that battered the Gulf Coast only a few days ago.  Thankfully, Gustav’s impact on […]

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Gustav – the Was Hurricane, now Tropical Storm

September 1, 2008 0 Comments

10:00 p.m.: Gustav has weakened to a tropical storm. It’s still packing winds of 60 mph, but will continue to weaken as it dumps torrential rains across the deep south. We could tap in to some of that moisture by the end of this week.  Hope you enjoyed your summer-y Labor Day! 9:00 a.m.: Gustav weakened […]

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