It’s been a while since we’ve had this much blue sky over us. I hope you’re enjoying it. ^^^^Visible Satellite Picture at 9:02am, Wednesday, May 2nd^^^^ Thanks to southerly winds and this sunshine, temperatures are already warmer out there right now than they were by Noon yesterday. ^^^^9:23am, Wednesday, May 2nd Surface Map^^^^ Our current […]
A warm front will be surging through north Iowa and into southern Minnesota tonight. Highs are expected to be some of the warmest yet so far this season through Wednesday. That’s not saying much considering how cool it’s been the last 6 weeks, but our atmosphere will definitely be more unstable over the next 48 hours […]
Our entire area (as of tonight) is under a slight risk for severe weather on Monday. Here’s my thinking behind this: 1) The bulk of the day will be dry as we should be capped – a warm front will hang out to our north tomorrow. South winds south of the warm front will try to […]
In a nutshell, the setup for severe weather is looking ripe across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwest Wisconsin Wednesday. An unseasonably strong disturbance in the jet stream is going to be moving across the far northern United States Wednesday. In response, an area of low pressure and cold front will move out of the […]
The best chance of any t-storms will be west of I-35 overnight. At this time (10:30 pm) there isn’t a watch locally, and I’ll update this if that changes. Some of those storms, if they do hold together, could produce some gusty winds and small hail, along with heavy rain. There is a threat for […]
12:15 am: The heaviest of the line is pushing into western Wisconsin, and working through NE Iowa. Heavy rain with possible flash flooding will be a concern with the rest of the line and the rain behind it. We do have a Flash Flood Watch up through Sunday morning, and several counties are under Flash […]
10:00pm: This’ll be my last update on here tonight. The tornado watch is being chopped back as the line of severe storms pushes through northern Iowa. The worst is over, and look for this activity to be out of the entire area by midnight, 1 am or so. 9:45pm: New T-Storm Warnings: * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM […]
The potential for severe weather exists for us both Thursday and Friday. The biggest threats right now would appear to be damaging winds, and large hail. Here are some graphics from the Storm Prediction Center – Thursday and Friday’s outlook. You can click here to be taken to the SPC’s Outlook page.