7/22 Weather Thread

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  1. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    There are some pretty awesome looking clouds around Ames right now. How have the storms been for the fanatics up north of Ames?
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Would like to know too. Ellsworth/Story City/Roland areas.
     
  3. cloneswereall

    cloneswereall Well-Known Member

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    It was just a lot of downpours and lightning up here. Lasted about 45 minutes, and there were threats of quarter sized hail, but the hail didn't appear.
     
  4. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    The lawn needs a drink...my vehicle does not need hailed on.
     
  5. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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    I work in Roland and everything looked perfectly clear when I left at 5. Coming down now in Ames. Winds picking up and lightning as well
     
  6. fccy

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    Funnel cloud sighted NW of Forest City about 3pm. Good thing golf course is SE part of town. Light rain around 4pm. Belmond had Ping-Pong sized hail, if I remember the NWS storm reports right.
     
  7. casey1973

    casey1973 Well-Known Member

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    Ames getting hit pretty good. Nice to get rain but it's blowing sideways!!!
     
  8. Redman97

    Redman97 Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting in IC - looks like it could start any minute
     
  9. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this ship cray.

    First time rain has ever come inside my screen, and I've had some pretty good rainstorms not go through the screen.
     
  10. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    Just looked at the radar, storm system developed probably about 10 miles southeast of Carroll. Looks like no rain again for us.
     
  11. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I think it may rain. I'm glad that I did not wash the car.
     
  12. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I really feel for the people that are missing this. Could make a huge yield difference for the crops.
     
  13. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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  14. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    I hope the RAGBRAI folks stay safe.
     
  15. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    The crops around here are on the verge of disaster. Soybeans are still holding on but they are very, very short and will be setting pods very close to the ground which will make harvest really hard. The corn looks worse every day and in some places is starting to die.
     
  16. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;IEFt6BQuFJk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEFt6BQuFJk[/video]
     
  17. cy4prez7

    cy4prez7 Well-Known Member

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    Little bit of pea sized hail in west Ames.
     
  18. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds just like around the Ames area. Hopefully Western Iowa can get something Thursday when our next best chance of rain is.
     
  19. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where you are located, but verge of disaster is a bit of an exaggeration. Last year at this time corn was dead halfway up the stalk and still yielded 110-145. Corn is still solid green, rain in the forecast, and temps during pollination in the low 80s. Could be much worse.
     
  20. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that I've heard a summer since I was old enough to care where farmers didn't make it sound doom and gloom.
     

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