Iowa Severe Weather Convective Outlook Day 1

Severe Threat Skims Past Iowa Today

Overnight, the Storm Prediction Center has trimmed down the slight risk for today. The only portion of the it now includes is the far northern portion of the state. From the image above you can see t...
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Severe Weather Threat Remains

Over the past few days, we have been telling you about the chance for severe weather this week. As we are approaching closer, there are some concerns with the severe chances. We will first start off ...
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Heat, Humidity & Storms Back in Forecast

Over the weekend we told you about a coming threat for severe weather here in Iowa.  That potential appears to be on track as another weather system draws closer to Iowa.  With it, comes more traditi...
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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...