Friday, September 9, 2011

Gme Day Forecast

It is less than 24 hours from the big game. Iowa at Iowa State and we are going to have some great weather for the event.

There will be some clouds early in the day. There might even be a light shower or two very early Saturday morning to the south and east of Jack Trice.

Tailgating will be will the game.

We are looking for a light ENE wind to start the day. By Kick-off that breeze will be around 10 mph. By the end of the game the wind will be out of the northeast around 15 mph.

Partly cloudy skies with a temperature of 70 for kick-off. By the time the last play is made on the field we will have a temperature of 78 and it will be mostly sunny.

Enjoy the day and have fun.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hogs 4 Dogs RIde Sunday Sept. 11

This Sunday the great folks with Hogs 4 Dogs in Ottumwa will hold their annual motorcycle ride to benefit area pets.

This is a great time and fantastic charity that provides assistance to humane societies and emergency vet care around the Ottumwa area.

The pictures show the large number of cycles along the streets and rural roads through beautiful southeastern Iowa. I had the chance to ride along and can tell you the event is one of the best organized and well attended motorcycle rides for charity in the state.

The cost is only $20. There are prizes and a great Scrabble game that involves collecting letters along the 140 mile route. You can win big! But the pets in the area are the big winners. The money raised assists the animal care facilities including low-cost spay and neuter programs.

There is a big Hogs 4 Dogs party Friday night at Courtside Bar and Grill. 7Pm-10PM. The ride is Sunday and starts at RJ Performance at the Ottumwa Airport Exit on Highway 163. Registration starts at 9:30.

The ride starts in Ottumwa and includes stops in Eddyville, Bussey, Knoxville, Chariton, Albia and back to Ottumwa. The progressive Scrabble game along the way is a blast.

Your ride can be a Harley, Victory, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki....any motorcycle that is safe and road-ready. The weather is going to be perfect for a ride through some of the most beautiful roads of central Iowa.

Check out the complete information and down-load the registration form at:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Severe Drought Improvement Over SE Iowa

Highs are near records again today and we all need to be reminded of the severe drought that has been going on over southeastern Iowa the last several months.

This maps shows the drought areas over the country and forecasts some improvement for the southeast corner of the state.

We did have rainfall Tuesday. Only .75" of rain fell in Ottumwa. That .75 is all that city has seen in 3 months.

There are a few chances for showers tomorrow and again late Friday night into Saturday morning.

Those showers tomorrow could give some relief...but the better chance for heavier rain comes overnight Friday into Saturday morning. There is a pretty decent chance for storms to move through central and SE Iowa.

That will also make for some soggy conditions for Hawkeye tailgaters early Saturday morning. The rain should be out of the area by the 11AM game.

I'll have Football Friday and ISU/IOWA forecasts coming up on the news tonight and tomorrow.