The Daily Dose: Happy May Day, New Trash Day and Rain Chances
Today in the Daily Dose, we cover everything from May Day to trash day and everything in between. Read it. You know you want to.
Good morning, Waukee and happy May Day! That's right. Today is May 1 and that means it's May Day. To be honest, aside from the idea of dropping off a May basket on our neighbor's porch, ringing the door and scattering, I have no idea what this holiday is all about. I pulled up Wikipedia but it seems to me that May day has very little significance in the United States. That said, I will be more than happy to snag candy from my kids' baskets to celebrate.
Today is the second day of Patch's latest Readers' Choice contest and we're looking for your vote. We want to know where the best place in Waukee is to pamper your mom. Maybe she likes massage or pedicures - whatever it is, we want to know your opinion.
Just a reminder, today is the first day for the new garage pick-up routes. Areas north of Hickman Road, west of Warrior Lane to University Avenue, and south along 6th Street/R-22 up to and including the Spyglass development will have pick-up today. Areas south of Hickman Road, west of Warrior Lane, and south of University Avenue to Wendover Road will have pick-up tomorrow.
If you have any questions regarding your pick-up day, you're asked to contact the Waukee Public Works at (515) 987-4363.
If you're feeling at all sports-minded and you'd like to go out and support one of your favorite Waukee athletic teams, check out the CIML's Metro Schedule. Among the spots competing today: girls golf, boys and girls tennis, track and soccer. Good luck, Warriors!
Surprise, there's a chance for some wet weather to come our way today. According to the National Weather Service, today we have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today before 1 p.m. High temp is expected to be around 81. The next couple days are as follows:
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Breezy, with a south wind between 11 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Breezy, with a south wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.