Kalie Pluchel, KCRG

Kalie Pluchel


Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Past articles by Kalie:

Severe storm threat continues through the day

The rest of today has the potential to be very active across eastern Iowa with a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. → Read More

Weather can impact the physics of baseball

The weather can impacts players and spectators at a baseball game, but that’s not the only thing weather can impact. It can also impact the physics of baseball. → Read More

Severe weather potential increases later today

With the latest severe weather outlook, the Storm Prediction Center has expanded the higher risk of severe storms into more of eastern Iowa. → Read More

Air Quality Alert issued for Iowa

An Air Quality Alert has been issued for the state of Iowa due to impacts from upper-level wildfire smoke. → Read More

Hazy skies continue as upper level wildfire smoke impacts Iowa

The nation’s largest wildfire is growing. The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is one of at least 80 large fires burning in 13 states and spans more than 600 miles. Smoke those wildfires are creating hazy skies in some states, including here in Iowa. → Read More

Drought conditions worsen across eastern Iowa

Drought conditions have worsened across eastern Iowa with the latest Drought Monitor update on June 17, 2021. → Read More

With little rain in April, drought conditions expand into eastern Iowa

The latest drought monitor was released Thursday morning. With little rainfall through the month of April, this may not come as a surprise to many Iowans, but drought conditions have expanded into eastern Iowa. → Read More

How to protect your plants with upcoming freeze

A freeze will be likely tonight as clouds will clear out and allow our temperatures to drop well below the freezing point for multiple hours. If you have any plants that have sprouted early or potted plants outside you will want to make sure that you protect them from any damage. → Read More

Snow causes slick roads in southeast corner of Iowa

The winter storm that impacted many areas across the country did impact roadways in the southeastern corner of the state of Iowa Tuesday morning. → Read More

More than 70% of lower 48 states covered in snow

A large winter storm impacted a large portion of the United States over the Valentine’s Day holiday and through Monday. → Read More

Snowfall totals for February 11, 2021

The latest system brought another layer of snow to portions of eastern Iowa. This caused partially covered roadways and caused slick spots across the area. → Read More

Cold start, more snow moves in tonight

Grab some extra layers before heading out the door this morning, winds chills be will be near -30°. → Read More

National Weather Service releases first flood outlook of the season

The National Weather Service released its first flood outlook of the season on Thursday and things are looking pretty average for flood risk. → Read More

Winter storm & blizzard warnings issued ahead of Thursday storm

A strong cold front will be pushing through eastern Iowa on Thursday bringing freezing rain, snow, and possible blizzard conditions. → Read More

Climate review for January 2021

January was an active month across eastern Iowa, especially when it came to snowfall. → Read More

Snowfall totals for January 30-31 winter storm

The latest winter storm brought a wintry mix and accumulating snow to eastern Iowa. → Read More

With more snow on the way, here’s a look at snowfall so far this season

With more snow on the way this weekend, we went back and looked at how much snow we’ve had so far this season. → Read More

Snowfall totals for January 25-26th winter storm

A winter storm moved through eastern Iowa starting on Monday and continued through Tuesday morning. → Read More

Future City Regional Competition goes virtual this weekend

Activities for students, like many events, were canceled or postponed this year due to the pandemic, but that didn't slow down the Future City Regional Competition this year. → Read More

Accumulating snow moves in Saturday night

Our next system will move through eastern Iowa Saturday night and into Sunday morning bringing the next chance of accumulating snow. → Read More