So here we go, another year of spring, which normally means the beginning of the severe weather season. So far this year things in Eastern Iowa have been relatively calm when it comes to the extremes, but rain is another story.
Heavy rain inundated parts of the state last week, sending several rivers out of their banks, forcing many to leave their homes. Counties are being added to the disaster declaration but in the end, it’s really nothing new.
Simply put, flooding and heavy rain happen almost every year in eastern Iowa. It’s just the way it is. Much of the “major” flooding is something seen almost every other year.
Looking ahead, things look to get a little more active in the coming days, with the coldest days behind us, increased instability and moisture should only amplify the chances for severe weather as we move into the month of May…. stay tuned!