24 Hour Rain Totals

May 25, 2015

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7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday
*Note: It was still raining after 7 AM Monday*

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.75
Dubuque Dubuque 1.17
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.72
Iowa City Johnson 0.84
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.91
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.55
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.70
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.07
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.71
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.65
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.49
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.55
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.79
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.55
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 1.28
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 1.22
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.07
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.82
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.59
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.75
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.53
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.58
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 1.30
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.79
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.57
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.21
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.44
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.79
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.76
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 1.38
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 1.19
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.86
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 2.17
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.42
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.62
New London 1.5 SW Henry 1.15
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 1.08
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.82
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.63
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 0.16
Ottumwa 2.2 NE Wapello 1.18
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.85
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.69
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.35
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 1.27
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.46
TRAER, IA Tama 0.96
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.57
VINTON, IA Benton 0.53
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.89
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.73
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.66
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.49
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.81
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.80
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May 18, 2015

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Chilly Monday

May 18, 2015

At 1 PM the temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees colder than they were on Sunday. A gusty wind from the northwest is pulling much colder area south across the state. Clouds across northern Iowa are adding to the chill in the air. Look at the temperatures in northwest Iowa, they are in the upper 30s.

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Severe Weather Outlook Update

May 17, 2015

The threat for any severe storms is diminishing. Isolated storms possible this evening then clear overnight.
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Sunday Afternoon Weather Update

May 17, 2015

An isolated shower/storm is possible late this afternoon/evening. The threat for severe weather is diminishing. If any storm were to develop and become severe…the primary threat would be damaging wind. Tonight will be mostly clear with a lighter wind. The wind increases Monday again under a partly cloudy sky and cooler temperatures. Cooler than normal temperatures continue through Wednesday. Wednesday is also the next chance for a few showers.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

May 15, 2015

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7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.31
Dubuque Dubuque 0.51
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.14
Iowa City Johnson 0.28
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.11
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.15
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.30
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.33
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 0.54
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.46
COGGON, IA Linn 0.54
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 0.55
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.45
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.53
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.52
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.28
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.22
Gilman, IA Marshall 0.45
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.61
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.46
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.23
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.72
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.41
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 0.45
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.29
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.72
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.34
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.44
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 0.43
Ottumwa 2.2 NE Wapello 0.53
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.30
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.36
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.18
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.73
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.33
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.53
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.40
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.30
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Warmer and Possible Storms this Weekend.

May 14, 2015

Forecast Bar

Tonight: Cloudy light rain tapering off. Low: 48-54. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer. A stray afternoon storm possible south of Cedar Rapids. High: 73-78. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Low: 59-63. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: 50% chance of showers/storms and breezy (S 10-20 mph). High: near 80.

Sunday: 60% chance of showers/storms and windy (S 15-30 mph). High: near 80.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High: low 60s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 60.

Wednesday: 20% chance of showers. High: low 60s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High: low 60s.

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Light rain will taper off this evening. Not much rain accumulation today. Most locations just about everyone less than 0.25″ of rain. Here is the visible satellite from this afternoon.

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Here is the reason why we didn’t have much rain and it took a while for everyone to see some rain. The morning sounding, showed the atmosphere was pretty dry. We had to overcome that before it started to rain. 

A sounding tells us many things about the atmosphere. This portion of it shows the temperature (red line) and dewpoint (green line). When they are close the atmosphere is saturated and when they are apart it is dry.

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A nice spring day ahead tomorrow. Warmer temperatures and some sunshine will end our week. There is a very small chance of stray storm south of Cedar Rapids in the afternoon. Isolated showers are possible across all of eastern Iowa Friday night.

We are tracking another low pressure system forecast to move through the middle of the country this weekend. Some severe weather is possible with this storm.

Here is the position of the low and front Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Ahead of the cold front there is a risk of severe weather. Timing and where the storms will fire up will be dealt with 12 to 24 hours before.

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The outlook areas will adjust as needed once the storm pulls out into the middle of the country. The storms will be scattered and there might be some locations that remain dry this entire weekend. 

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Super Typhoon Noul Makes Landfall in Philippines

May 11, 2015

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Lake City Tornado EF-1

May 11, 2015

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24 Hour Rain Totals

May 11, 2015

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7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 1.22
Dubuque Dubuque 0.58
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.26
Iowa City Johnson 0.19
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.36
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.35
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.20
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.22
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 0.34
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.01
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.07
COGGON, IA Linn 0.20
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.03
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 0.24
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 0.88
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.52
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.64
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.62
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.13
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.14
ELMA, IA Howard 0.13
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.59
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.38
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.58
Gilman, IA Marshall 0.10
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.05
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.34
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.27
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.12
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 0.24
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.18
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.06
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.41
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 0.28
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.53
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.27
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.16
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.26
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.31
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.27
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.29
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.76
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.55
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.62
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.18
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.06
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.30
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.30
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.13
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.39
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.31
Norwalk 4.0 S Warren 0.57
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.21
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.05
Ottumwa 2.2 NE Wapello 0.42
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.45
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.21
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.23
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.25
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.23
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.17
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.14
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.60
VINTON, IA Benton 0.22
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.15
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.29
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.59
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.74
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.48
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