24 Hour Rain Totals

October 15, 2014

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7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.55
Dubuque Dubuque 0.60
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.44
Iowa City Johnson 0.50
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.05
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.54
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.32
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.15
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.11
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.48
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.62
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.76
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 0.23
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.58
Central City, IA Linn 0.45
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.11
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.27
COGGON, IA Linn 0.41
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.07
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.11
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.48
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.29
Decorah 0.8 SW Winneshiek 0.31
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.39
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.55
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.20
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.60
ELMA, IA Howard 0.20
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.46
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.32
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 1.89
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.13
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.15
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.36
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.05
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.21
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.65
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.02
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.04
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.39
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.02
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.71
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.34
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.26
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.30
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.35
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.58
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.58
Monticello, IA Jones 0.16
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.21
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.36
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.30
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.40
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.57
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.24
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 0.40
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.44
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.21
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.73
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.50
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.22
TRAER, IA Tama 0.30
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.53
VINTON, IA Benton 0.34
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.73
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.47
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.45
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.70
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.79
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.18
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.31
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.52
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12:20 PM Weather Update

October 15, 2014

A slow moving storm system is moving east to allow part of eastern Iowa to see sunshine. If you draw a line from Decorah to Cedar Rapids, the area east of that line is cloudy and area west of it is sunny. The clouds will clear all of eastern Iowa this evening.

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You can see the International Space Station this evening at 7:31 for 4 minutes. It will track from the NW to NE.

 

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Daily Rainfall Records

October 14, 2014

On Monday, October. 13, a few daily rainfall records were broken in Iowa.

1.53″ at Waterloo was set…previous record was 1.15″ in 1956

1.56″ at Dubuque was set…previous record was 1.37″ in 1886.

1.78″ at Ottumwa was set…previous record was 1.47″ in 2012

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24 Hour Rain Totals

October 14, 2014

rain

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 1.89
Dubuque Dubuque 1.69
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.76
Iowa City Johnson 1.73
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.62
ALLISON, IA Butler 1.10
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 2.50
Anamosa 0.3 NNE Jones 2.20
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 2.61
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.32
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 2.92
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 2.09
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 1.98
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.94
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 2.50
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.98
Central City, IA Linn 2.30
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.77
CLUTIER, IA Tama 1.98
COGGON, IA Linn 1.88
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.71
CONRAD, IA Grundy 1.65
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 1.78
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 1.17
Decorah 0.8 SW Winneshiek 1.54
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 2.11
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.66
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 1.92
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.84
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 1.26
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.98
ELMA, IA Howard 1.14
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 2.43
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 1.86
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 1.75
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.91
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 1.25
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 2.14
HUBBARD, IA Hardin 1.50
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.11
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 2.00
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 1.19
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1.79
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 1.20
LADORA, IA Iowa 2.25
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.87
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.76
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 1.98
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.52
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 2.40
MARENGO, IA Iowa 2.41
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 2.64
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.78
Monticello, IA Jones 2.72
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 1.13
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.41
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 1.27
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 1.12
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 1.98
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 2.12
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 1.93
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 1.91
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.89
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 2.12
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 2.07
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.67
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.10
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 1.71
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 2.71
SWISHER, IA Johnson 2.01
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 1.53
TRAER, IA Tama 2.00
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.34
VINTON, IA Benton 2.17
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 2.38
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 2.02
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.59
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 1.98
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 1.79
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 1.86
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 1.67
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.72
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24 Hour Rain Totals

October 9, 2014

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7 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday

Location County 24-Hr
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.09
Dubuque Dubuque 0.00
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.07
Iowa City Johnson 0.25
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.11
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.02
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.07
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 0.61
Calamus 2.0 NE Clinton 0.02
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 0.03
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.04
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.02
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.01
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd T
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.03
COGGON, IA Linn 0.04
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.02
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.04
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.18
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.02
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.07
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson 0.25
FAYETTE, IA Fayette T
GILMAN, IA Poweshiek 0.14
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.53
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.02
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.27
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.30
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.01
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.36
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.18
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.26
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.29
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.02
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.06
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.15
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.13
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.03
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.10
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.10
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.11
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 0.55
Monticello, IA Jones 0.04
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.04
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.54
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette T
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 0.38
Ottumwa 4.3 S Wapello 0.07
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.07
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.42
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.05
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.10
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.08
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer T
VINTON, IA Benton 0.03
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton T
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.03
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.53
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.09
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.11
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.30
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A Few Lunar Eclipse Photos

October 8, 2014

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ISS Viewing Information

October 8, 2014

Here is a look ahead to the viewing information for the International Space Station (ISS). The sky is forecast to be clear to see each of this flyovers
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Understanding a Lunar Eclipse

October 7, 2014

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Lunar Eclipse Conditions

October 7, 2014

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UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 38-40. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: AM: Mostly sunny. PM: Partly cloudy. High: 60-67. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 40-46. Wind: N 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: upper 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 50s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 50s

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 60.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 60.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 60.

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A couple of interesting things will be seen in the sky before the sun comes up Wednesday morning. First we need the sky clear. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon. The clouds over Iowa and to the northwest will dissipate as the sun sets this evening. A clear sky tonight is likely.

Oct 7 Vis Sat

The first thing we will see this evening is the International Space Station (ISS)

Oct 7 ISS

The next thing in the sky to see will be the Total Lunar Eclipse. This is the second of four consecutive lunar eclipses and when that happens it is called a Tetrad.  Look in the western sky as the moon is setting to see the eclipse. Here are the times to view it Wednesday morning.

Oct 7 Eclipse Times

Here is what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the past. The reddish color gives it the name of “Blood Moon”. It is also called the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.

Oct 7 Eclipse Image

Wednesday is going to be a nice fall day. Clouds will increase Wednesday night with a mostly cloudy sky through Thursday. There is a slight chance of a light rain shower or sprinkles Thursday, but the best chance of rain will fall across Missouri.  Here is the possible rain from Tuesday evening through Thursday evening.

Oct 7 QPF

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Fall Color Update on October 6

October 6, 2014

The below information is from the State Forest Nursery.

In Northeast Iowa:
This next weekend should look great at Yellow River State Forest. Aspens and maples are turning brilliant yellow, and even the oaks show hints of color. Others still display their characteristic yellows, oranges and reds. The sumac and Virginia creeper are deep red, but their foliage is falling. Cottonwood, elm, aspen, hackberry, ash and basswood are turning yellow. Look for a splendid display against the still green hillsides. Peak color is expected October 4 – 11th.

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In Southeast Iowa: 
Sumac and poison ivy still show good red color. This past week ash trees started to change dramatically. White ash trees show good purple color and green ash are yellow. Cottonwood and walnut show some yellow, as well as a few sporadic sugar maple trees. There are some urban maples starting to show some red color. The oaks are still green. Although the ash trees are changing quickly, the peak viewing time will be close to October 16th – 20th.

 In North Central Iowa:
The fall color is still pretty spotty, but scattered trees are nearly in full color. Most oaks haven’t changed or are shedding some leaves prematurely, while some maples are turning an incredible red and orange. Hickories are becoming a nice bright yellow. Woodbine and poison ivy leaves show red color, but are spotty. High wind over the weekend took down some leaves, but the peak is yet to come, probably next weekend (Oct. 11-12).

In Central Iowa:
Sumac, dogwoods, burning bush, poison ivy and Virginia creeper turning red and purple. Some silver maples are turning yellow and sugar maples show beautiful orange. Walnut and green ash foliage fell after last week’s wind and rainfall, but white ash and hickory are starting to turn. No changes in the oaks yet. Predicted peak is the weekend of October 18th.

In South Central Iowa:
The trees are changing quickly. Walnut is yellow and leaves are falling as are most of the leaves on the bottomland trees. There is good purple color showing on white ash, and some hard maples in the towns are starting to show some color. Poison ivy, Virginia creeper and sumac all have bright-red color. There is no color change on the oaks yet, so the overall upland landscape is still pretty green. There is a lot of color showing in the bottomlands. The estimated peak date is around October 10th.

 In Northwest Iowa:
Ash trees continue to display brilliant yellows, with the most rapid progress near the Minnesota border. Some sugar maples are orange, while others are just turning. Cottonwoods have yet to turn. The forester thinks that recent rains are retaining green in foliage, muting some fall color in trees, such as hackberry and basswood. The peak will probably be around the 2nd week of October.

 

In Southwest Iowa:
There has not been a significant change from last week. The beans and corn are turning golden brown, and ash trees are beginning to yellow. Walnuts are yellow and lost more leaves after recent high winds. The sumac on the hillsides are turning red, and the prairies are showing their late-summer golden hue. The peak is predicted around the week of the 19th through the 25th of October.

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