Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Meteorology 417 - News

Class News & Updates

  • 01/9/2017: Classes begin. Welcome back!
  • 03/9/2017: Midterm Exam: Thursday, March 9, in class.
  • 03/30-04/1/2017: NWA Severe Storms Conf in Des Moines: Thursday-Saturday Mar. 30-April 1

Weather News

Daily Weather Story

Click the image to see the most recent NWS weather story for central Iowa.

Low on Ice

Arctic sea ice now second-lowest on record

Drought Monitor

How this outlook impact the current drought situtatoin? See the latest drought monitor.

Important Dates

January 9: Classes start
January 11: Forecasting contest starts
January 16: MLK Day - University holiday - no class and no forecasting
March 9: Mid-term exam
March 13-17: Spring break
March 30-April 1: NWA Severe Storms Conference in DSM (class encouraged to attend)
April 10: Possible special lecture 2-3 pm to allow lab on April 11 (no class Apr 13) April 19-20: Instructor gone, TA will oversee weather briefings and proctor the lab
April 24-27 Instructor gone, TA will lead review on Tuesday (and oversee briefings if needed) Tentative Final Exam Date: Monday, May 1, 2:15-4:15pm