IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 07 March 2005

A Wild Sunday

Posted: 07 Mar 2005 12:04 AM

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Des Moines NEXRAD animation between 2 and 3 PM on 6 Mar 2005
After complaints of March being boring, Mother Nature is working overtime this week to make things interesting. Sunday afternoon was very windy with record high temperatures and then a round of thunderstorms rolled through bringing lightning, small hail, and gusty winds. The highlighted animation shows the smoke plune from a large grass fire in Pottawattamie County. The strong winds and deep mixed surface layer quickly moved this smoke upwards to a reported 15,000 feet. The weather this week looks to be a bumpy ride, so hold on tight!

Good = 15
Bad = 6

Tags:   smoke   nexrad