© 2019 Terry Swails

February 15, 2020

This weekend you will "love" the President's Day specials going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena. There's something for everybody and that includes plenty of snow. There's currently a 42-68" base and with warmer temperatures arriving conditions should be ideal on the slopes . There's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort. Tell 'em TSwails sent you,on a quest to enjoy Galena gold!

RECORD HEA...

February 14, 2020

When I'm wondering about weather folklore and historical events this is the man I go to. With more than 50 years of statistical and observational research, he's the dude! When it comes to lunar cycles, woolly bear caterpillars, insects, bugs, and animals, he tracks them, records them, and establishes ties to weather patterns. He's a knowledgeable and interesting man. His name is Steve Gottschalk by way of Lowden, Iowa. I'm grateful to him for len...

February 14, 2020

This Valentines Day weekend you will "love" the President's Day specials going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena. There's something for everybody and that includes plenty of snow. There's currently a 42-70" base and some fresh Galena powder. There's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort. Tell 'em TSwails sent you, with love!

FRIDAY'S FEATURE POST, FEELING THE LOVE OF VALENTINE'S DAY

The winter sto...

February 13, 2020

This Valentines Day weekend you will "love" the President's Day specials going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena. There's something for everybody and that includes plenty of snow. There's currently a 42-68" base and some fresh Galena powder. There's never been a better time to plan a trip to the Midwest's Premier Year Round Resort. Tell 'em TSwails sent you, with love!

THURSDAY'S FEATURE POST

The coldest air of the winter is slashing a trail...

February 12, 2020

The winter storm that will bring snow, wind, and bitterly cold temperatures is moving into my southern counties now and will be lifting northward during the day. Here's more on what to expect.

SNOW

The snow aspect of the storm is not extreme. The totals which for many will be in the 1-4" range warrant winter weather advisories as opposed to warnings. For most of my region in Iowa 1-2" totals are expected except in the far southeast where 3-4" amoun...

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