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Everything posted by bud2380

  1. I picked up 0.15” of rain this morning. It was a nice pleasant rainfall. Not much wind so the rain fell almost straight down. The heaviest bands passed to my north and south. But something is better than nothing.
  2. Northern Iowa is getting hit hard overnight and still this morning. Hoping it shifts just a bit south. It would be nice to get some rain here today. Not much in the forecast after today/tomorrow
  3. I received just under 3/4” of rain overnight with storms that rolled through.
  4. I'm posting this for comedic value only. 115 in Des Moines. 119 in Omaha.
  5. The NWS for Sioux Falls showed a max heat index value of 104° yesterday. Just curious where you saw a reading of 119° as obviously that is a huge disparity. https://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KFSD.html
  6. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued here. Heavy rain and gusty winds rolled through. Its still coming down. I forgot to empty my gauge, so I won’t be able to accurately tell how much though. Nice surprise this morning though. Especially considering the forecast is mostly hot and dry this week.
  7. Same here. I would guess 40mph at most. Rain wasn’t overly heavy either.
  8. Thanks for the link. I have always wondered if there was a site with more frequent updates available but never knew it existed. This is great information.
  9. Looks like that derecho in SD means business. Wind gusts are upwards of 90mph with the highest reports.
  10. Looks like the storms I drove through in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska last night are moving into Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas now. We had a brief extremely heavy downpour in North Platte last night, which is where we stayed the night. We were in Colorado, got to go to the Summit of Pikes Peak. What a beautiful part of the country.
  11. What site do you use to find these? I am only seeing a small number of reports on the NWS local storm reports page.
  12. Wow did it rain hard here. My gauge has 2.2” in it from overnight. It’s raining again right now as well. There’s a newly formed pond in the field behind my house.
  13. It has been 10 years since there has been a 100 degree day recorded at the Moline International Airport. I find that hard to believe, but it is true. Certainly there have been places in the area that have hit 100 in that time and others extremely close. Regardless, check out the summer of 1936, its just so remarkable. 11 consecutive days over 100 degrees from July 5th through the 15th. And several other days in addition to that. https://www.weather.gov/dvn/Climate_MLI_100
  14. I received 1.47” from last nights storms.
  15. I'm going to play really dumb here. Protect food from what? I haven't seen anything at all and I work right next to the Eastern Iowa Airport. There has been no presence at all at the local grocery stores where I live. I'm completely out of the loop on this one I guess.
  16. It is finally sunny and pleasant in Eastern Iowa. It makes such a difference. Even though it's cool, the wind is light so it feels so much nicer today. The next two days look awful, before we finally will turn things around this weekend, before next week's heat wave.
  17. Radar estimated 0.92" at my house today.
  18. I'm sure the specifics are overdone, but the general idea appears clear, with agreement from the GFS and Canadian that we will have very warm and seasonably humid air next week, which will feel great.
  19. The Euro has highs well into the 80s and pushing 90 for much of next week with dew points surging into the low 70s! It's a miracle! And naturally we went from extended winter to summer, with no nice spring weather in between. But I'll gladly take heat and humidity over what we've had.
  20. I forgot to check my rain gauge before I left the house this morning, but I'm seeing radar estimates and local airport reports of over .75", so we got another good soaking over here. And the rain is just lingering around, so looks like we've got at least a couple more hours to go.
  21. All the way up to 64 in Iowa City. Only 58 in Cedar Rapids.
  22. So many drought stricken areas would see significant relief if this pans out. Sure hope it does. Not that I like the pattern at all.
  23. Not that I believe day 15 of the GFS, but you can't help but laugh that it's showing 82 degrees in central Canada and low 60s in the midwest. Pretty much defies logic.
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