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BoxsterCy

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Except for some severe storms, the month of May was absolutely awesome for Iowa with its moderate temperatures and drought busting precipitation.

Unfortunately, I'm afraid it will soon be time to brace ourselves for the inevitable hot and dry conditions that the next few months are gonna bring.

I miss May already.

If my walkabout in the woods early evening yesterday to photographing owls is an indicator, I am bracing for a bumper crop of mosquitoes. Last couple of drought years did keep the state bird a bit under control.
 

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If my walkabout in the woods early evening yesterday to photographing owls is an indicator, I am bracing for a bumper crop of mosquitoes. Last couple of drought years did keep the state bird a bit under control.
We were fishing in northern Minnesota last week. The mosquitoes are very healthy.
 

dafarmer

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With the rain we have had, there is very little standing water. Soil is still catching up for the last few years.
 

Gunnerclone

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I see some action on the Day 4 and Day 5 CO for the upper Midwest with NW IA bulls-eyed on Day 4 and pretty much the whole state bulls-eyed on Day 5.
 

awd4cy

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Except for some severe storms, the month of May was absolutely awesome for Iowa with its moderate temperatures and drought busting precipitation.

Unfortunately, I'm afraid it will soon be time to brace ourselves for the inevitable hot and dry conditions that the next few months are gonna bring.

I miss May already.
Forecast looks pretty active from Wednesday on in central Iowa.
 

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Forecast looks pretty active from Wednesday on in central Iowa.
Looks like I may have spoken to soon. I saw the 90 degree highs in the forecast and figured we're already heading into the hot dry furnace part of the summer. I welcome the additional precip. Could do without the severe winds and hail, though.
 

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Kinda surprised me that dust clouds could kick up literally one day after pretty substantial rains. Hopefully not, but it seems we could be back in drought pretty quickly if the weather pattern reverts back to the one we have had the last few years.
 

CYEATHAWK

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Tornado Alley is moving. I'll link the article, but the pictures tell the story.

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So a bit of a pattern shift in 3 decades and change? Meh, the next 34 years it could change right back. Need to go back before 1986, because the records are there to show where it was from 1952 to 1986.
 

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So a bit of a pattern shift in 3 decades and change? Meh, the next 34 years it could change right back. Need to go back before 1986, because the records are there to show where it was from 1952 to 1986.

Ya even since the very end of the first segment technology, reporting, etc was much inferior to what is available since the widespread use of the internet, mobile phones, social media, radar advances, population increase, storm chasing becoming a phenomenon, etc.

Apples to Crackers.
 

Ms3r4ISU

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It’s 90 degrees and my lawn is starting to get crunchy.
 
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