It was a Dark and Stormy Night…

  You don’t always have to produce severe weather to really get some dangerous and downright mesmerizing weather.  Storm Chaser Paul Brooks captured some absolutely incredible images of a v...

Drought Engulfs Iowa

It’s bad and it’s getting worse.  That’s the only thing you can take away from the latest drought update.  This morning, the ENTIRE state of Iowa is now under a moderate drought (seen above in the li...

Strong Storms Possible Today

Severe Weather?  Yep, we still can get that from time to time here in Iowa.  Although rare during this devastating drought, a chance does exist for strong storms later this afternoon and evening.  As...

Troubling Signs on the Horizon

The great drought of 2012 has taken hold over much of the U.S. Already, more than half of the country is experiencing drought conditions and it’s getting worse with each passing day.  The graphic abo...

Fields Desperately in Need of Water

The drought continues to worsen across Iowa and the rest of the country.  The latest report by the USDA found more than 90% of Iowa’s topsoil and 89% of the subsoil was either short or very short of ...

IMPACT!

A little bit behind schedule, this afternoon, a coronal mass ejection, or CME, struck the earth’s atmosphere.  It is anticipated that a geomagnetic storm will follow this initial impact over the next...

Rain at Last!

This updating map above from Iowa Mesonet shows how much rain has fallen during the overnight and morning hours.  And boy, is this a welcome sight or what?  I want to be clear, that although some are...

Severe Threat Returns to Iowa

Here’s something we haven’t seen in a while, a threat for severe weather.  Fortunately this threat appears minor and the bigger hope is that any storms that develop this afternoon or evening could br...

Could Iowa Get a Special Show in the Skies?

If this picture above looks a little “otherworldly,” you’d be right.  This is a scan on the surface of the sun.  Using specific filters, this is a sunspot that today, ejecting a massive solar flare r...