Summer Weather 2021

BoxsterCy

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First day of summer so we need to replace the spring weather thread with a new summer weather thread.

The forecast rainy first day of summer is a bust so far here up north. Got an official .02" at the airport so far. Big whoop. Just going to go and assume the rain 100 miles west of here will wisp away over the next few hours.
 

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0.7 in overnight into morning. Just when I took a large indoor plant out to be watered and leaves rinsed by the rain, it stopped. Sigh. Now breezy and humid again.
 
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0.7 in overnight into morning. Just when I took a large indoor plant out to be watered and leaves rinsed by the rain, it stopped. Sigh. Now breezy and humid again.
Can I borrow that plant. Enough to get the ground week this week.
 

2020cy

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Second round moving through. A little spotty but some places getting a good soaking.
 

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The Ames Police Department posted this on Facebook about an hour ago

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 20 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA

BOONE DALLAS JASPER
POLK POWESHIEK STORY

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

APPANOOSE CLARKE DECATUR
LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA
MARION MONROE RINGGOLD
UNION WARREN WAYNE

IN SOUTHEAST IOWA

DAVIS WAPELLO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ADEL, ALBIA, ALLERTON, AMES,
BLOOMFIELD, BOONE, CARLISLE, CENTERVILLE, CHARITON, CORYDON,
CRESTON, DES MOINES, EARLHAM, GRINNELL, HUMESTON, INDIANOLA,
KNOXVILLE, LAMONI, LEON, MOUNT AYR, NEWTON, NORWALK, OSCEOLA,
OSKALOOSA, OTTUMWA, PELLA, PERRY, SEYMOUR, WAUKEE, AND WINTERSET.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...

SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY.
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY. A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE.

PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 20% PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /EF2-EF5/ TORNADOES : 05%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 60% PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 75 MPH : 20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 60% PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 60%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : >95%
MEAN STORM MOTION /MPH/ : E 35

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ISUAgronomist

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The Ames Police Department posted this on Facebook about an hour ago

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 20 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL IOWA

BOONE DALLAS JASPER
POLK POWESHIEK STORY

IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

APPANOOSE CLARKE DECATUR
LUCAS MADISON MAHASKA
MARION MONROE RINGGOLD
UNION WARREN WAYNE

IN SOUTHEAST IOWA

DAVIS WAPELLO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ADEL, ALBIA, ALLERTON, AMES,
BLOOMFIELD, BOONE, CARLISLE, CENTERVILLE, CHARITON, CORYDON,
CRESTON, DES MOINES, EARLHAM, GRINNELL, HUMESTON, INDIANOLA,
KNOXVILLE, LAMONI, LEON, MOUNT AYR, NEWTON, NORWALK, OSCEOLA,
OSKALOOSA, OTTUMWA, PELLA, PERRY, SEYMOUR, WAUKEE, AND WINTERSET.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...

SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY.
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY. A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE.

PROBABILITY TABLE:
PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 20% PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /EF2-EF5/ TORNADOES : 05%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 60% PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 75 MPH : 20%
PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 60% PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 60%
PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : >95%
MEAN STORM MOTION /MPH/ : E 35

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Unless another line fires up, it looks like the eastern & southern portion of those counties are getting the storm this evening.
 

wxman1

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That’s fine it’s not like we wanted rain in CR. A tenth of an inch is enough for one day.
 

BoxsterCy

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Had a couple narrow, but pretty intense, thunderstorm lines roll through the Twin Cities this afternoon. A quick downburst is better than nothing but it's not a drought buster at 1/4 inch or less.