24 Hour Rain Totals

September 20, 2014

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7 AM Friday to 7 AM Saturday

 

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.20
Dubuque Dubuque 0.00
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.04
Iowa City Johnson 0.03
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.11
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.01
Calamus 2.0 NE Clinton 0.09
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 0.95
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.30
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.06
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.06
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.07
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.41
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.21
COGGON, IA Linn 0.07
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.50
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.48
Decorah 0.8 SW Winneshiek 0.57
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.52
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.11
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.18
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.36
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.25
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.18
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 0.15
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.48
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.19
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.06
Monticello, IA Jones 0.02
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.43
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.71
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.62
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.23
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.04
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.17
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.40
PARKERSBURG, IA Butler 0.22
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 0.53
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.70
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.20
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.26
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.30
VINTON, IA Benton 0.12
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.20
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.28
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.29
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.03
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Hurricane Edouard

September 16, 2014

The photo is from the International Space Station of Hurricane Edouard Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Weather Hot Shots on Mon. Sep. 15

September 15, 2014

Submit your weather Hot Shot by clicking here.

One photo is shown on the 5 pm newscast and one on the 10 pm newscast.

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Virga (Fall Streaks)

September 14, 2014

There were many photos of these clouds Sunday evening sent to us. These clouds are dropping rain and the rain is evaporating before it reaches the ground. This is called Virga or Fall Streaks.

Back in September of 2012 I posted similar photos on the blog. Click here.

Here is a look at the sounding (vertical profile of the atmosphere) this evening.

Sep 14 Sounding

Here is a good link for more information about Virga – Fall Streaks.

 

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A Frosty Night

September 12, 2014

A Frost Advisory is in effect tonight for areas NW of a line from Waterloo to Decorah. Temperatures in this region will be around 33 or 34 degrees. Where there is no advisory, it is still going to be cold with temperatures more in the upper 30s.

Sep 12 Frost Adv

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Northern Lights Tonight?

September 12, 2014

The clouds have been clearing this evening quickly. We have the chance to see the Northern Lights tonight. Bundle up because it will be cold…temps 40s.

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Record Cold High Temperatures

September 12, 2014

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The light rain through the day is part of the reason why it was so cold today.

Sep 12 Rain

 

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24 Hour Rain Totals

September 10, 2014

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7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday

Location County 24-Hr
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.55
Dubuque Dubuque 0.87
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.32
Iowa City Johnson 3.12
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 2.66
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 1.92
Anamosa 0.3 NNE Jones 1.15
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.95
Bellevue 0.3 SSW Jackson 1.12
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 4.57
Calamus 2.0 NE Clinton 2.95
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 2.11
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.63
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.29
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 2.09
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.20
Central City, IA Linn 1.20
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.18
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 2.03
COGGON, IA Linn 1.54
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.24
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 2.62
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.33
DE WITT, IA Clinton 2.68
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.10
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.95
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.71
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.48
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.60
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.35
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 1.31
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson 3.05
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.16
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.09
GILMAN, IA Poweshiek 2.25
Grinnell 0.6 NW Poweshiek 3.07
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.62
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.82
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 1.71
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.18
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 3.47
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.47
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 3.91
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.29
LADORA, IA Iowa 1.73
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.21
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 2.44
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 1.75
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.67
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 1.91
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 1.39
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 1.51
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 1.54
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.14
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 2.52
Monticello, IA Jones 0.93
MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW, IA Henry 3.70
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.19
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.10
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.12
New London 0.5 ESE Henry 3.05
New London 1.5 SW Henry 3.18
NEWTON, IA Jasper 2.78
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.32
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 4.33
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 3.85
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.44
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.56
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 5.05
PARKERSBURG, IA Butler 0.28
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 0.09
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 1.43
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 3.20
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 2.63
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.35
SWISHER, IA Johnson 1.79
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 2.46
TRAER, IA Tama 1.24
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.20
VINTON, IA Benton 1.78
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.29
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 1.86
WAPELLO, IA Louisa 2.08
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 3.43
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.61
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.85
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.06
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.27
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 3.55
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Heavy Rain Then Windy and Colder

September 9, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Cloudy with showers/storms likely. Mainly heavy rain, but isolated severe storms (damaging wind) are possible. Low: 64-67. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

Wednesday: Storms will end early in the morning with clouds remaining through the day. Temperatures will slowly fall in the afternoon (upper 60s to low 60s). Wind: NW 15-30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy, cool and windy. Low: 44-47. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy, cool and windy (NW 10-20 mph). High: near 60.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: mid 50s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: near 60.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 60s.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 60s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 70.

Weather Extra Bar

Showers and storms are spreading northeast across Iowa this afternoon.

Sep 9 Radar

There is still a slight risk of severe storms this evening, but the chance is relatively low. The primary threat would be damaging wind. Most storms this afternoon have not been severe. I don’t anticipate many severe storms if any this evening. There is a Tornado Watch in effect for southwest Iowa through this evening. Those storms will be heavy rain producers for eastern Iowa later tonight.

Sep 9 Svr Wx Outlook

The low, currently over western Kansas, will track northeast across Iowa tonight with showers/storms. There is a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect tonight across a large portion of the Midwest including most of Iowa.

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Rain amounts tonight will range from 1-3” in most locations and isolated higher amounts are possible.

Sep 9 QPF

The storms will end early Wednesday morning as the wind begins to increase from the northwest. Wind gusts will be in excess of 30 mph at times during the afternoon. High temperatures for the day will be in mainly in the upper 60s during the morning and then slowly fall towards the upper 50s by evening.

Clouds will linger through Thursday with a gusty NW wind. High temperatures will feel more like October Thursday through Saturday…mid 50s to low 60s.

The next chance of rain will be Friday with afternoon highs in the mid 50s. Rain amounts are forecast to be light.

Saturday morning is going to be cold. Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 30s. There is a chance of patchy frost, but that will depend on how fast the clouds clear Friday night and if the wind diminishes fast enough. We will have a better handle on that Friday afternoon.

The weekend is going to be dry with sunshine, light wind and temperatures in the low-mid 60s…cooler than the normal highs in the upper 70s for this time of year.

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Weather Hot Shots on Mon. Sep. 8

September 8, 2014

Submit your weather Hot Shot by clicking here.

One photo is shown on the 5 pm newscast and one on the 10 pm newscast.

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