Timing is Everything

That phrase rings true in romance, comedy and yes… even weather.  With plenty of uncertainty in the models, confidence of a severe weather threat in Iowa this weekend is low. The best chance for...

Severe Weather Right Around the Corner?

In my experience, the first week or two of April generally brings an early dose of severe weather to Iowa.  With that in mind, eastern Iowa is facing a pair of storm systems that might do just t...

The Science and Mysteries of Tornadoes

A pair of speakers Friday morning at the Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference in Des Moines presenting some interesting information on tornadoes, the discoveries and ongoing mysteries that surr...

Tim Samaras: Reality vs. Reality TV

Chances are you don’t know the name Tim Samaras.  But it’s quite possible you’ve seen some of his dramatic work.  Tim is one of the storm chasers followed by the Discovery Channel program “...

The Cold Just Won’t Let Go

KCRG-TV 9’s Justin Gehrts wrote a great blog today about one of the biggest tornado outbreaks in state history… and it was in March!  20 years ago today, the tornado outbreak dropped 14 tornadoe...

A Storm Chaser’s Opinion…

First of, I want to say some in the media have done a good and accurate job in explaining what high risks for flooding really mean.  No matter what there will always be people who hear the word ...