Over the past few days we've had multiple seasons in a week. We've had days where the temps got down in to the upper 40s for lows and low 60s for highs. Then this weekend it got nice and warm again. It was in the upper 80s yesterday afternoon around here and some spots in Iowa were up in the 90s. It was still warm out today around here with highs in the upper 70s.
According to the NWS they're expecting us to be in the 70s and 80s next week. Might be seeing rain tonight and tomorrow
We're having our first preview of fall's coming attractions today. Right now it's 63 degrees out and it's been down in the 50s for lows. It's been raining most of the morning but it looks like most of it is sliding on out to the east now.
I had a bit of an internal debate about whether I should take out the window air conditioner in my room now or wait awhile.
Yeah, think I'll wait. It'll probably be a thousand degrees in the shade sometime in the next couple weeks if I take it out
Seems like the worst warm weather stuff always hits right in August. We just had some bad storms roll through the area. Here's a screenshot of the NWS radar from about 45 minutes ago.
We had wind and 1/4" hail here. No major damage that I can see to anything. Thought we were going to be without power and internet for a while but it came back before too long. Lots of electrical lines and trees down in the area.
The worst of it was up north of where I am, such as up in Fayett
Iowa is about to get hit with the winter storm that hit the Rockies not too long ago. Right now it looks like we're getting several inches of snow over the next couple days. I cut my job interview trip short and started to head back home, I'll have to do the interview on zoom. I was looking forward to meeting my potential new employer in person and checking out the town too. Ugh.
Here in the upper Midwest it always seems like winter has one last blast before giving up and letting sprin
Next week parts of Iowa are going to be getting up close to or in the low 70s. Not the part of Iowa I live in which is going to be about 10 degrees cooler.
Fornicate. The week after I was in Des Moines to cat and house sit my sister this happens. Mother Nature sucks sometimes.
How cold is it here in Iowa?
Cold enough I'm now getting messages saying hey plug in your car if you want it to start next time...
Yeah, you know it's cold when you start getting those messages from GM.
Yeah it's quite cold here in Iowa. The weather service says it's -8 here now.
That's before wind chill. With the wind child it feels like -28 out. It's so cold out I'm getting alerts from GM that the cold might immobilize my vehicle if it's not plugged in.
I wish I could escape to a warm climate right now.
It was minus 17 when I woke up this morning. Currently it’s minus 15 out. That’s before windchill comes in to. We’ll have to see if we can get up above zero today.
I must be crazy since I’m looking to move further north now.
And now for the latest attractions we have another storm coming up this weekend.
Starting out tomorrow with a wintry mix including freezing rain before transitioning over to all snow. I've heard anywhere from four to ten inches this weekend by the time it comes to an end on Sunday.
Just what we need. More snow.
Dear Mother Nature,
Please stop now.
Now we’re getting the number two in the one two punch I mentioned last weekend.
My dad said we’ve had about 7.5 inches so far today. According to the weather service my sister in Des Moines got about a foot of snow.
We didn’t get much snow Saturday night. We just had a couple inches here in Iowa and most of it was clear by noon. Of course they’re still saying we’ll have a snowpocalypse on Monday and Tuesday so we’ll have to see what happens then.
Well it looks like we've got a one two punch coming here in the upper Midwest, with a storm coming today into tomorrow, then another one coming Monday into Tuesday. Depending on who you go to for weather and where in Iowa you're located it looks like it'll be anywhere from one to four inches tonight into tomorrow. They don't know yet how much snow we'll get next week or where exactly it's going. The local ABC station is thinking it'll be centered south of US 20.
So this winter we had a g
Well the latest storm has passed through on its way out east. We had about 7.4 inches where I live. Looks like the heaviest snow was in the Cedar Rapids, Williamsville, Charlotte, and Solon areas with 11 inches of snow. My sister in Waukee said they had about 10 inches where they were.
And of course some moron was clocked going 114 miles an hour on Interstate 35 cause they wanted to get back to school.
We had just over an inch of snow yesterday around here. Road conditions went downhill fast. My dad said he measured about 1.2 inches this morning.
And tomorrow the forecasters are thinking we're going to get hit with some heavy snow here in eastern Iowa. Right now they think we'll get anywhere from 3 to 8 inches with higher amounts possible in places. Yay.
So tonight after dinner I'm going to head in to get some provisions. Including the dijion potater salad I'm craving once agai
We had our first snowstorm of the season here Friday into Saturday. There was anywhere from 4.5 inches up to a little over 9 inches of snow. (We were in the spot that had 9 inches). They had about 50 cars going off the road during the storm. I went in town Friday afternoon to send in my work computer and take care of a couple other things. Including getting dinner for Saturday in case the weather was still bad Saturday evening.
It was pretty much over by noon on Saturday and the roads
We had about 2.5 inches of snow last night into this morning where I am here in Iowa and our first winter weather advisory of the season locally. As usual with early season snowfalls it probably won't last all that long and melt right away.
I knew something weather related was about to hit the fan yesterday when I saw a DOT truck out on the highway spraying down the northbound lanes with pre-treat and the southbound lanes had the streaks from that treatment already.
If it does melt
Currently it’s 72° F here in Dubuque. So I’m sitting at the winery on their patio having a cold one. No one else here right now and no TVs with the latest news on either. It’s a bit windy out but otherwise not too bad. Not too many more nice days like this for a while so sitting out here beats the fuck out of waiting for the inevitable. (Which hopefully is fuck face finding out he’s a one term Pres and future convict). And I got a good ride in today as well.
And down in Des Moines today they got pelted with up to nine inches of snow today.
I have a friend in Cedar Rapids who had a picture of her back yard, which was completely covered with snow. We just had a slight dusting up here - my dad is a spotter for the NWS and he said we just had three tenths today.
Seriously, Mother Nature, can you at least wait a few more weeks with the snow. Like in to November?
Of course it's supposed to be pretty warm mid week. All four seasons in o
Got some snow this morning here in eastern Iowa. It was coming down pretty good this morning but most of it didn't stick since the ground is still fairly warm.
Looks like the next few days the weather will be cold and windy before warming up a bit by Thursday.
Mother Nature, couldn't you have waited until November before doing all this.
Yesterday I decided to pull out the window AC from my room.
Because of the way the HVAC in the house was laid out my room doesn't get as much from the HVAC as the rest of the house, and I didn't want to switch to another room just because of that after fixing it up the way I liked. So in the summer I have a window unit in and in the winter a space heater going.
So if it's 1000 degrees in the shade next week in Iowa, here's why. We have a joke here in Iowa that one can experien
Now thats the cats out of the bag, it feels nice to finally talk about it.
Mr. Dilly and I are excited, definitely alot of nerves during the first trimester. Had the worst morning sickness, finally getting appetite back and I've been craving spinach dip and refried beans.
My mother's family's farm (in northern California) was the stable touchstone of my childhood, the place we went for many holidays & most summers, if only for a week or two at a time. My mother was a travel enthusiast, my father was in the military, my younger sister & I grew up in the back of a car. Been in every state in the union except maybe North Dakota, spent three months in Europe, three months in Mexico -- all before I was a teen. I realized, as an adult, I don't actually like traveling. It makes me anxious. My mother kept traveling up until shortly before she died.
This place is much nicer when there aren’t drunk douche nozzles trying to start WWIII with my sister.
Last time I was here I brought my sister. There was a drunk douche cannon holding court here. He and my sister took mutual exeception to each other. Well he first then my sister responded.
We got out of there before he got even dumber since there’s another brewery across the street. Drunk fucker didn’t follow us and I think some flashing lights a few minutes later were for him.