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What in the Weather?

Nov 30, 2023


  • Iowa weather history and forecast for the coming week
      • Glisan, Justin: "A significant snowstorm in 1928 fell in a wide band across Iowa, with heaviest snow near Mills and Clinton counties."

      • Glisan, Justin: "After a dry November, an active pattern emerged over the last 10 days with snowfall, ending a very...

Oct 26, 2023


  • Winter weather forecast and record highs/lows. 

    • Dan Fillius and Justin Glisan discuss a major winter storm that hit western Iowa in 1997, with heavy snowfall and drifting.

    • The hosts reflect on the impact of heavy wet snow and plummeting temperatures on snow drifts, and Justin Glisan provides a forecast for...

Oct 12, 2023

What in the Weather? recording


  • Weather history and current conditions in Iowa

    • Justin Glisan, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship climatologist, discusses recent rainfall and temperature patterns in Iowa

    • 10/12/1899, a record-high temperature of 91 degrees Fahrenheit in Des Moines

    • Dan...

Oct 5, 2023



  • Iowa weather and frost potential

    • Justin Glisan and Dan Fillius discuss the weather forecast for Iowa, with a freeze watch issued for northwestern Iowa.
    • Row Crop farmers in northern Iowa may benefit from a killing freeze to kill off remaining green soybean leaves, but a frost of 32°F can also damage...

Sep 29, 2023


  • Unseasonably cold weather in Iowa.

    • Dan Fillius and Justin Glisan discuss Iowa weather history

    • Unseasonably cold weather set records in Iowa in September, with temperatures falling to 15°F at Sheldon and Sibley.

  • Weather forecast and drought conditions in Iowa.

    • Fog is expected to form easily in...