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Freezing Rain Concerns This Weekend

January 25, 2013 0 Comments
Freezing Rain Concerns This Weekend

After a week in the deep freeze, it looks our temperatures over the weekend will climbing nicely into the 30 degree range by Sunday.  The downside to that is instead of light snow Sunday, we’re expecting something that may be a bit more treacherous.  A storm system from the southwest will spread a wintry mixture […]

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Ice on The Lakes

November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Ice on The Lakes

It is getting to be that time of the year again.  The temperatures are dropping and the water on the smaller bodies will start to freeze and thaw until we settle into Winter and then basically everything freezes.  My daily forecast ritual, as with many meteorologists, is to look at the visible satellite to determine […]

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Winter Weather Awareness

November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness

We’re definitely in the midst of a typical November-like weather pattern and still experiencing late fall temperatures as we move into the second week of the month, but this seems the appropriate time to talk about winter weather preparedness.  This week is Winter Weather Awareness week for our region as we at least start to […]

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The Latest On Our Upcoming Winter Storm

February 27, 2012 0 Comments
The Latest On Our Upcoming Winter Storm

Here’s the latest on the potent winter storm that is expected to reach our area for tomorrow and Wednesday: While there are several things that may change in the next day or so, possibly resulting in an altogether different outcome in our local weather, the current forecast outlook for the next major storm system in […]

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Two-day snowfall and ice totals

February 22, 2011 0 Comments

Updated freezing rain/sleet/ice reports from the Feb 20-21 storm. FROM THE NWS LA CROSSE               TIME PRECIPITATION CITY LAT/LONG DATE AMOUNT COUNTY/STATE REPORT FROM         0456 AM FREEZING RAIN WEST UNION 42.96N 91.81W 2/20/2011 E0.00 INCH FAYETTE            IA LAW ENFORCEMENT           NUMEROUS ROADS […]

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Back to Reality for Our Weather

February 18, 2011 0 Comments
Back to Reality for Our Weather

After a fairly long stretch of spring-like days, we’ve fallen back to more winter-like weather for our Friday with typical February temperatures and wind chills in our area.  The cold front that swept through the region yesterday afternoon scoured out our clouds and fog, but in its wake we have some raw and gusty west […]

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Update on this weekend’s storm

December 10, 2010 1 Comment
Update on this weekend’s storm

We’re continuing to watch a big storm that will be affecting our area this weekend. This system has been an honest nightmare to forecast – with inconsistencies in the model track being the biggest headache. With a waffling storm track, keep in mind that these totals below have a very good chance of changing. Overall, […]

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A Wintry Thanksgiving Eve

November 24, 2010 0 Comments
A Wintry Thanksgiving Eve

Almost our entire area is under a Winter Weather Advisory today as sleet and freezing rain are falling from a large swath of precipitation that is slowly edging its way to the north and east across the Upper Mississippi Valley.  It’s definitely going to be a bit difficult to get around through the rest of […]

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Record Hailstone Confirmation

July 30, 2010 0 Comments
Record Hailstone Confirmation

Earlier this month we blogged about a gigantic hailstone that fell in Vivian, South Dakota, and that it may have been the largest ever measured in world history.  Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed that it is indeed a record breaker!  Here’s the article: South Dakota Storm Produces Record Hailstone   NOAA’s National Climate Extremes […]

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Update on Today/Tonight/Thursday’s Icy Event

January 20, 2010 4 Comments
Update on Today/Tonight/Thursday’s Icy Event

Things aren’t looking too impressive with our precipitation, but we’ll still watch for some overnight. Some counties have been dropped from advisories. Randy’ll have more on the NewsCenter at 5 and 6…and of course at 10. – Most of the crummy precipitation is falling in central Iowa right now, but we’ll watch that line progress […]

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