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Sparky last won the day on September 6 2019

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  1. Rainfall here was kind of lame compared to the northern part of my county which probably was the winner with the heaviest amounts in eastern Iowa of up to 2”+. This summer, like the past few, it’s been hard to get a direct hit. The first round today dropped .54” and the second round mostly missed with only .16” for a total of .70”. People within 10 miles west of here probably are wishing it would dry off, which it should. Nice rains here though, and finally just enough to green up the lawns at my place.
  2. Yeah you’re winters would be awesome since I’m not a cold weather fan.
  3. Yesterday I was surprised by some little showers that developed into a defo band like feature after the main overnight complex had totally missed just to the sw. But the heavier showers again managed to miss all around by 4 - 6 miles where up to around 1” may have fallen to the west and north. Still got a decent .32” putting my August total up to 2.31” and that’s a lot better than August 2020 when I had under .60” when I normally should get over 4”. Some places to my se. near the Mississippi River got inches of rain yesterday.
  4. Yes it felt tropical. Today is feeling better after a cool front moved through.
  5. It hit 92° here the last two days which are the hottest days for me so far this year. Dews in the low 80°s as well, but had decent winds
  6. Can see nonstop lightning from this cell! Velocity shows good rotation for awhile now. I’m thinking this severe storm is part of an MCS that’s developing over Iowa and part of the same system of cells that’s getting underway in northern Iowa. Just voicing my thoughts and observations on here. Later……Looks like I was wrong again.
  7. It all congealed into one big cell! Man I’ld love to be under that downpour!
  8. Might even miss me. I wonder if they’re following this n/s boundary. Either way, not a big deal it seems.
  9. Definitely sinking south, and now nice cells west of CR.
  10. It’s trying to sink south, maybe, but I’m not very optimistic here. Looks decent for CR.
  11. Kind of strange that storms are firing from eastern Mo. into central Illinois. I also heard a little thunder to the sw. half hour ago.
  12. Storms are kind of bubbling up on the back end again north of Des Moines. The old MCS decayed soon enough that storms could reorganize this afternoon, although there are some clouds around, but not very thick so far. All that is left of the weak outflow are some wavy clouds just east of here.
  13. Kinda reminiscent of 8-10-20. Derecho coming ?
  14. I’m hoping for some active storms heading into eastern Iowa later today.
  15. Currently a tornado warned storm just se. of the Quad Cities.
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