Friday, April 2, 2010

Storms Moving Through Today

Strong thunderstorms ... and possibly tornadoes ... have left a line of destruction this morning from Oklahoma City to Kansas City. The severe weather is expected to stay to the south of Iowa. But we could see some areas of heavier rain and even a bit of hail in the southeastern 1/3 of Iowa this afternoon.
The stronger storms to the south are going to take away much of the potential severe storm energy from Iowa.
The clouds are also helping to keep the severe chances on the down side today. More sunshine would destabilize the atmosphere over Iowa.
Cooler highs are coming our way tomorrow. It will remain breezy with a high temperature around 60.
Easter Sunday is going to be sunny again and the highs will bump back to the upper 60s.
50th Anniversary of Satellite Weather Images
50 years ago NOAA sent the first weather satellite into orbit to keep track of our weather in ways that have changed the way we forecast and has saved countless lives over the last 5 decades.
We now have complete coverage of our world of weather. There have been set-backs because of lack-of-funding. Some of the GOES satellites were very close to burning out. The newest line of weather satellites will provide better imagery for years to come.

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