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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekends Derecho June
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species...

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species  ...

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum]...

2012-06-18 06:14:17

Symbol: CHALS3 Group: Dicot Family: Saxifragaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CHALI Chrysosplenium alternifolium L. ssp. iowense (Rydb.) Hultén     CHALI2 Chrysosplenium alternifolium L. var. iowense (Rydb.) B. Boivin     CHIO Chrysosplenium iowense Rydb.  ...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.