A few thoughts….

Since I hadn’t posted on here in quite a while, I figured it was due.

After a very steamy August, the transition to a fall climate is well under way across Iowa and the rest of the Midwest.  As I type this, Freeze Watches & Warnings have been issued for far Northern / Northwestern Iowa in effect for Wednesday night as temps in those locations are expected to dip into the low 30’s if not upper 20’s.  All this is a result of a true cold front moving in from the good old north.  Another cold front moved through the state last night, relieving us of the 90 degree temps a large chunk of the state saw on Monday.

Here’s a map of the average dates of the 1st fall frost across the state:

On another note, flooding still continues along the Missouri River in Western Iowa.  Flood Warnings still remain in effect (as they have for several weeks now) for many counties along the MO river.  The Iowa DOT has posted some very helpful information on their website to help peeps navigate around the major and long lasting mess.  They’ve also posted many pics in their photo gallery detailing the flooding all along the MO River in Iowa.  Needless to say, after viewing those pics, it’s going to be a long, long while before things return to a state of normalcy.

One final thought….

Fellow Storm Chaser and good friend Stan Olson sent me an email yesterday, letting me know that this site has been named one of the “50 Best Amateur Meteorology Blogs” by AssociatedDegreeOnline.Net. I am honored and humbled to be placed on a list with some of the net’s best chaser / meteorologist blogs.  I’m not a meteorologist, just a self taught storm chaser.  Thanks to AssociatedDegreeOnline.net for the listing!

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