Northwest Iowa — So far in 2018, we’ve received more precipitation than normal. A LOT more. As of Friday, Sheldon is sitting at approximately 77-percent MORE precipitation than a normal year.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Chapman says the warming climate might be partially responsible.
Chapman says the precipitation we’ve had so far this year does not translate to excess moisture going forward.
Smoke has been in the area weather forecast for the past few days, and we asked Chapman if the smoke we’re seeing came from the California wildfires.
The forecast for the KIWA listening area calls for the smoke to continue for at least the next few days.