It’s probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but April is the windiest month in Iowa.
I'm sure you've uttered the phrase "If it weren't for the wind..."
So far this month in Waterloo, April 1st was the calmest day of the month --- which is usually the windiest day of the entire year in Waterloo, according to weatherspark...
With winds expected to gust up to 50 MPH combined with low humidity, spring burning is NOT recommended across Eastern Iowa on Monday, March, 29th.
From the National Weather Service in Des Moines:
Monday will be warm, dry, and windy which will create elevated to extreme fire weather conditions on Monday afternoon into early evening...
The western half of the state is in a BLIZZARD WARNING.
The areas included in the Blizzard Warning can expect a total of 4-10" of snow and winds gusting as high as 50 MPH.
The Blizzard Warning will go into effect at 6 PM Thursday through 6 PM Friday...
First of all, WHAT IS A SNOW SQUALL?
According to the National Weather Service:
A snow squall typically lasts less than an hour. The sudden white-out conditions combined with falling temperatures produce icy roads in just a few minutes. The combination of gusty winds, falling temperatures and quick reductions in visibility can cause extremely dangerous road conditions...
So far in December, Waterloo-area residents have been spoiled with above normal temperatures in over half the days so this month, highlighted with a record-high of 60* on 12/10.
...but all that is about to change.
According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Tuesday's high temperatures once again reached the 40s and those temperatures continued through the overnight hours into early We
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says that there's a slight risk of severe weather this afternoon in Iowa. Large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible with these storms.
Be Weather Aware!