Powerful Winds Cause Widespread Damage

It certainly wasn’t an outbreak, in fact, it was just one storm cell that passed through eastern Iowa on Friday evening.  But that’s all that was needed as a swath of damage was reported through Iowa...

Dramatic Images as Storm Tears Through

There’s one thing to be said about straight line wind producing storms.  They can often time be some of the most beautiful images as the storm approaches you.  Of course that all changes one they arr...

A Little Relief, But Not Enough

This morning I was woken up to some rather noisy rumbles of thunder.   As much as I’m not a fan of thunder it was certainly good to hear the rain falling again.  I wish I could say it will be enough ...

Active Gulf Produces TS Debby

The hurricane season is not even a week old, and already the Atlantic has produced four named storms.  Not a promising sign of things to come.  The one of concern right now is tropical storm Debby.  ...

Looking for Something in the Sky to Capture

This has been a relatively tranquil severe weather season here in Iowa.  With the summer months now upon us, the “prime time” for tornadoes has come and gone with little fanfare.  Of course severe we...

DROUGHT 2012: No Relief in Sight

Things are beginning to take a turn for the worse.  After a decent round of rains this week I was hopeful that we’d see a fair amount of improvement in the drought conditions over Iowa.  Admittedly m...

Minnesota a Target Again

The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring the potential for a modest day of severe weather, especially in portions of central Minnesota, just west and north of the Twin Cities metro area.  In this pa...

WXALERT: Tornado Watch Posted Until 10pm

The Storm Prediction Center, as expected, has issued a Tornado Watch for eastern portions of the Dakotas and western areas of Minnesota.  Severe thunderstorms are expected to begin firing soon, quick...