Posts With Keyword ‘Weather’

Rare Meteorogical Event Kicks Off Tulip Time

Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 6:29 am

The Winds that Struck Pella yesterday morning were caused by a rare meteorological event, called a heat burst. Jim Lee with the National Weather Service explains that a heat burst occurs when a thunderstorm collapses and a dry layer of air heats up as it’s pulled downward. The burst are common in the high plains, but uncommon in Iowa. Still, they do happen, a heat burst in Southwest Iowa last year produced 100 mph winds.

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Strong Winds Kick Off Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 9:53 am

 

Heavy winds marked the start of Tulip Time today. With gusts up to 43 miles per hour, tree limbs broke and were scattered around town.

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Should Tulip Time be Moved to an Earlier Date?

Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 6:27 am

There won’t be many tulips around during the Tulip Time festival this year, and that doesn’t mean that participants will be short on things to do. But should Tulip Time be moved to an earlier week.

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Should Tulip Time Be Moved to an Earlier Date

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

There won’t be many tulips around during the Tulip Time festival this year, and that doesn’t mean that participants will be short on things to do. But should Tulip Time be moved to an earlier week.

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Second Day in a Row of Record Temps

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:29 am

We broke our record high temperature yesterday .

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Record High Temperature Yesterday

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Another record high has been eclipsed.

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Widespread Showers Today; Chance of Thunderstorms

Posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am

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The National Weather Service reports that an upper level system will move through the area today bringing widespread showers and isolated non severe thunderstorms to the state.

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Weekend Saw Record High Temperatures

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 9:29 am

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High winds made it a little less noticable, but Sunday saw a record high temperature in the area.

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Light Snow for Super Sunday

Posted: Sunday, February 6th, 2011 at 6:34 am

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The National Weather Service reports that last week’s blizzard will be followed by up to two inches of snow overnight and through the morning today.

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Freezing Rain Makes Slow Morning Commute

Posted: Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 6:33 am

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Freezing rain that fell overnight in Marion County and throughout South Central Iowa has made driving conditions treacherous this morning.

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Winter Storms Blow Through Marion County

Posted: Sunday, January 9th, 2011 at 6:27 am

State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says Marion County took the brunt of a winter storm that moved throught the state, leaving about an inch and a half of snow on the ground which casued numerous accidents around Marion County.

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Winter Weather Hits Marion County

Posted: Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at 6:29 am

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State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says Marion County took the brunt of a winter storm that moved throught the state, leaving about an inch and a half of snow on the ground which casued numerous accidents around Marion County.

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Like June, Above Normal Heat and Rain for July

Posted: Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Though it seems unlikely that the two would go together, the month of July has been both hotter and wetter than normal.

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Minimal Severe Weather in May Has Been Rare, says Climatologist

Posted: Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 6:27 am

It’s been an abnormal early part of the summer for the state in terms of severe weather – or the lack thereof.

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Summer Could be Cool, Wet says Climatologist

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Sunshine and high temperatures in the 80s may be in the forecast for the near future, but hot and dry weather may not be a trend for the entire summer.

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Warm Weather to Stick Around for a While, says Climatologist

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Temperatures in the area have gotten noticeably warmer in the past several days, and the 80-degree weather will likely stick around for a while longer.

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Cooler Weather Expected at Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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An eye on the forecast for later this week looks as though the weather will cooperate for the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival in Pella, though it may be a bit cooler than what we’ve been experiencing.

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Cold, Snowy Winter Goes Against Usual Weather Trend

Posted: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 6:29 am

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This winter has certainly been exceptional in terms of the low temperatures and high amount of precipitation, but it’s also been exceptional in bucking a long-running weather trend.

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More Snow Coming to Marion County

Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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More snow is in the forecast for Marion County.

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Snow, Bitter Cold to Follow Brief ‘Warm Up’

Posted: Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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For the optimist out there, Wednesday’s weather forecast includes the warmest high temperature since December 30th.

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