Clearing Line

April 27, 2017

The clouds hung around most of the day and now that the sun is setting the clouds are clearing. There was a very sharp edge to the clearing line. Here is the view from above.

 

 

 

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Cold to our southwest

April 26, 2017

Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory to our southwest tonight. Frost is possible in northern Iowa Thursday night.

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24 Hour Rain Totals through Wednesday Morning

April 26, 2017

Here are your rain totals through 10AM Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017:

Waterloo 0.04
Dubuque 0.16
Cedar Rapids 0.14
Iowa City 0.03
Ainsworth 7.4 N Trace
ALLISON, IA Trace
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.01
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.45
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.16
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.04
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.05
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.18
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.22
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.14
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.03
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.23
Central City 6.7 W 0.15
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.07
COGGON, IA 0.16
CONRAD, IA 0.07
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.11
Decorah 4.9SE 0.12
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.12
Dubuque #3, IA 0.06
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.02
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.05
Dysart 3.1 N 0.11
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.03
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.25
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.20
FAYETTE, IA 0.03
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.05
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.04
HAMPTON, IA 0.01
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.03
Independence 1.2 N 0.23
IONIA 2W, IA 0.06
Iowa City 1.4 W Trace
IOWA FALLS, IA Trace
Kalona 7.3 NNW Trace
Latimer 1.9 NE Trace
LOWDEN, IA 0.1
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.18
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.11
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.18
Marion 1.2 NE 0.12
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.15
Monona WWTP, IA 0.24
Monticello, IA 0.05
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.08
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.02
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.02
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.04
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.03
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 0.07
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Trace
OSAGE , IA 0.06
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.02
Protivin 4WSW, IA 0.07
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.25
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.15
Sigourney, IA 0.05
Solon 0.3 ESE Trace
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.22
STANLEY 4 W, IA 0.12
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.38
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.04
TRIPOLI, IA 0.03
Urbana 1.6 W 0.21
VINTON, IA 0.16
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.28
WASHINGTON, IA Trace
Waterloo 1.0 SW 0.05
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.06
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.04
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.11
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More Rain Tuesday Night

April 25, 2017

Highs once again for today reach either side of 70° this afternoon. Breezy winds persist into the evening hours. More clouds are in store for your Tuesday. A cold front tracks across Iowa through Wednesday. That front likely drags some showers across the area today.

 

More rain is likely overnight and into tomorrow. An isolated storm isn’t out of the question. We have no concern for severe weather.

Scattered showers are likely on Wednesday.

The effects of the cold front really take hold for the midweek. Highs tomorrow may warm to the low 60s…at best…to the south. Farther to the north, low 50s are more likely for highs. The same goes for temperatures on Thursday. With a system approaching from the south later this week, rain returns Friday. Breezy winds Friday become windy for the weekend and to start the month of May on Monday. Rain is likely this weekend.

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Elevated Fire Danger Monday

April 24, 2017

Enjoy the sunshine you see today because there won’t be too much for the rest of the week. A cold front from the west will increase our clouds today.  We’ll stay dry Monday with mild temperatures. Highs: 69-75. Mostly cloudy skies over night keep us slightly warmer than the past couple of nights. Lows: 48-51.

Rain begins tomorrow after noon. As the front tracks through, isolated storms are possible. Severe weather risk for the first half of the week is slim to none. Rain chances continue into Wednesday morning. Midweek will be cool behind the front. Highs Wednesday and Thursday only reach the mid-50s – 15-20° below highs today. The better of the two days comes Thursday with dry conditions expected.

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Warmer Sunday, Windy Monday

April 23, 2017

If you didn’t get enough of the sun yesterday, you’ll have another chance today. Also… if yesterday wasn’t warm enough for you, today should be better. Highs today, thanks to a southwesterly light wind, reach the 70s across eastern Iowa. That’ll be 5-10° above normal for the date. Today’s checklist once again will feature sunglasses and allergy medicine. Pollen counts stay high through midweek.

Lows fall into the 40s tonight before another mild day (again, with the southerly wind). Monday may be a couple degrees cooler with increasing clouds later in the day. Most of the area once again warms into the 70s. Winds become stronger ahead of a cold front that tracks through Tuesday.

Winds stay breezy as the front crosses the region Tuesday. We could squeeze a rumble of thunder out along with showers Tuesday.

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Mild Saturday, Warmer Sunday

April 22, 2017

Anyone up for a good dose of sunshine?

The entire weekend features plenty of it for eastern Iowa. High pressure moves over head for Saturday and Sunday bringing clear skies. Highs Saturday will be cooler but land near average for the date – 63-65. Clear skies continue tonight.

 

Winds change direction overnight, becoming more northwesterly than northeasterly, signaling the motion of high pressure tracking to the east and away from the state. However, with that movement comes an eventual southwesterly wind that pulls in warmer air for Sunday. Highs Sunday – 68-72.

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Sunset Photos from Friday

April 21, 2017
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Windy Conditions

April 20, 2017

It was a windy Thursday behind the low pressure system which produced rain/storms in Iowa Wednesday. The map below shows the peak wind gusts Thursday.

The wind lightens up a little tonight before it increases again Friday. Wind gusts could be near 25 mph Friday.

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Lightning

April 20, 2017

This photo was taken Wednesday evening as storms moved through Nashua.

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