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Models Locking In on Next Threat

The calendar has turned to May, the month most often associated with severe weather here in Iowa.  And it looks like storm chasers won’t have to wait long to get another shot at it.  Forecast models ...
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Stormy Sunday

Tornado season has started off very quiet this year. But could that all change this weekend? A multi-day severe event will be expected this weekend. Saturday will be the first chance of severe weathe...
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Questions Arise About Dorothy

Over the past few days, we have been reading a lot of questions and comments about Dorothy. Today our own Zach Sharpe had a nice chat with the Tornado Titans about Dorothy and here are the questions ...
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Spotter Training

The National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency managers host spotter training classes across central Iowa every spring. There are a combination of “in-person” spotter training classes s...
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What Are Your Thoughts??

The storm prediction center has now launched a new way that they will be evaluating risk outlooks. Instead of the old 3 risk level (slight, moderate, high), they will now be using a 5 step risk level...
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New SPC Outlook Enhancements

The storm prediction center has now launched a new way that they will be evaluating risk outlooks. Instead of the old 3 risk level (slight, moderate, high), they will now be using a 5 step risk level...
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In Defense of the NFL…

I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts, or in this case, some ‘Monday Morning Quarterbacking’ of the NFL’s handling of the storms that hit Chicago.  I have seen a lot of people upset that t...
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Difficult Year Could Set Unexpected Record

Sights like the one above have been few and far between here in Iowa this year.  While that is a welcomed sign when it comes to public safety, it is still very unusual not only for Iowa but the rest ...