Iowa Storm Chasers Head South

Over the past week, we have been keeping our eye on a large storm system that could kick off the 2013 storm chasing season. A storm system setting up shop across the Great Plains looks to do just tha...

It’s Spring Somewhere

As we brace ourselves for more wintry weather in the Midwest, there is one part of the country experiencing spring weather conditions.  We have to head all the way down to Florida where strong to sev...

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...

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...

Central Iowa… We Have a Problem…

It’s not always the nastiest storms imaginable that can cause the biggest problems.  And unfortunately the Des Moines National Weather Service was reminded of that on Friday Night.  A thund...

Dodging a Very Serious Bullet

I guess sometimes it’s just good to be lucky. Friday was an extremely active day for severe weather is numerous reports of tornadoes and wall clouds were reported over northern Iowa and southern Minn...

Dual-Pol NEXRAD Radar: 2 Down, 3 to Go

The image above is a look at the new and improved NEXRAD radar this afternoon in LaCrosse, WI.  This radar covers the far northeastern counties of Iowa.  In all, 5 radars scan the skies over the Hawk...