Posts With Keyword ‘National Weather Service’

August Breaks Record for Least Amount of Precipitation

Posted: Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 6:23 am

This past August was the driest month Washington has experienced since records began being kept 136 years ago.

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National Weather Service Wants Your Help to Clarify Warnings

Posted: Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service is asking for help from the public with making their terminology more clear.  

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Winter Weather Follows Record Breaking Warm Weather

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Warm air being pulled from the south is to thank for the record breaking temperatures yesterday.

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Drought Persists Through Winter

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service says drought conditions have changed very little over the last month.  

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NWS Adds Spotter Training Closer to Washington

Posted: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The National Weather Service Quad Cities office has added a storm spotter training in Corralville.  After setting their schedule earlier this month, on Monday they added a new class at the Corralville Public Library on February 28.  And staff indicate that more sessions might be scheduled in other locations.

The National Weather Service relies on calls and online storm report submissions from trained residents especially in rural areas to determine the extent of storm damage.  Sometimes, spotters are used to determine if tornadoes and other conditions are present that are not necessarily able to be determined through looking at radar and other remote equipment.

Unlike other locations, for this particular class, pre-registration is requested.  Visit the Quad Cities National Weather Service homepage for a link to do so or click here.

National Weather Service 2013 Spotter Training is Limited

Posted: Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 6:22 am

The National Weather Service storm spotter training for 2013 will not include a class in Washington County.  

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2012 Weather Summary Shows Warm, Dry Weather

Posted: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

It may confirm what you already knew about the weather last year: the weather data from the past year shows drier and slightly warmer-than-usual weather.

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Possible White Christmas in Washington County

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Now that a sizeable dose of snow has fallen in Washington County, you may be looking ahead to whether it will stick around for Christmas Day.

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Drought Continues in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The drought that started this summer persists in the State of Iowa.

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Drought Expected to Stick Around

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The area of drought covering Iowa hasn’t gotten any worse, but relief is not expected anytime soon.

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Weather Service Celebrates Anniversary of Warning System

Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

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A way of warning residents about severe weather is celebrating its anniversary today.  

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First Freeze Possible Tonight and It’s Time to Protect Plants

Posted: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Southeast Iowa could see its first freeze tonight and precautions need to be taken to protect tender plants.  

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Excessive Heat to End Tonight

Posted: Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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An Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect for all of southeast Iowa through this evening.

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Excessive Heat Warning Continues

Posted: Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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An Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect for all of southeast Iowa through tomorrow morning.

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Excessive Heat Warning In Effect

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of southeast Iowa through Saturday morning.

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Heat Advisory Issued

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 6:30 am

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A heat advisory has been issued for all of southeast Iowa through Saturday morning.  

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Heat Advisory Continues Through Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:31 am

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A heat advisory is still in effect for the area today.  

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Meteorologist Describes Heat Warnings

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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With the temperatures predicted to reach 100 today and with the higher level of humidity expected the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory until 7:00 tomorrow morning.  

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Online Weather Spotter Classes Available

Posted: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The National Weather Service is reminding everyone of their online storm spotter classes.  

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Posted: Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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This week has been declared Lightning Safety Awareness Week by the National Weather Service.

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