Weather Hot Shots on Thu. April 24

April 24, 2014

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A Nice Spring Day Then Windy, Cool and Wet

April 24, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Showers end in the evening then clearing. Low: 38-42. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 65-72. Wind: W 10-15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 39-43. Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy (E 15-25 mph). High: near 60.

Sunday: Cloudy and windy (E 15-30 mph) with a 70% chance of showers. High: mid 50s.

Monday: Cloudy and windy (E 15-25 mph) with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: low–mid 50s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 50.

Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy (N 10-20 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Thursday: Cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: upper 40s.

Weather Extra Bar

Tonight…Rain continues to track northeast through the evening hours. The rain will taper off by midnight followed by the clouds clearing.
Apr 24 Radar

As of 5 PM, Waterloo has a monthly rain total of 5.74”. This ranks as the 7th wettest April in Waterloo. The record is 10.79” in 2008.

Friday/Saturday…These are going to be the two dry days of the next seven. Friday will be warmer with less wind compared to Saturday as the increases from the east ahead of the next low pressure system.

Sunday-Thursday…Low pressure moves into the area with a chacne of showers Sunday. The chance of showers will continue through Thrusday as  the large area of low pressure parks itself over the Midwest. By the end of next week the low starts to move away so we can dry out…hopefully for next weekend. Sunday and Monday are expected to be windy days. Temperatures during this stretch are going to be 15-20 below normal. Normal highs next week are in the mid-upper 60s. Here is the possible rain during this time.
Apr 24 Rain Potential

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24 Hour Rain Totals

April 24, 2014

rain
7 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.19
Dubuque Dubuque 0.07
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.18
Iowa City Johnson 0.17
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.15
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.85
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.15
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.11
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.20
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.09
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.12
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.19
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.15
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.06
CENTRAL CITY, IA Linn 0.10
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.94
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.16
COGGON, IA Linn 0.13
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.04
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.35
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.70
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 0.44
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.35
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.10
Dubuque 3.2 N Dubuque 0.09
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.12
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.27
ELMA, IA Howard 0.74
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.17
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.28
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.05
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.38
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.17
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.90
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.69
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.17
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.40
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.20
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.78
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.12
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.94
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.09
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.08
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.20
Marengo 5.3 SSE Iowa 0.40
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.27
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.17
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.42
Monticello, IA Jones 0.09
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.56
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.47
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.75
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.92
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.23
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.22
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 1.13
Palo 4.4 SSW Linn 0.16
POPEJOY 1 S, IA Franklin 0.90
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 0.41
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.12
Rock Rapids 3.0 N Lyon 0.16
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.18
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.24
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.27
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.18
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.02
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.33
VINTON, IA Benton 0.09
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.30
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.18
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.16
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.44
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.45
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Weather Hot Shots on Wed. April 23

April 23, 2014

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Wet Tonight/Thu More Rain Sun-Tue

April 23, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Cloudy and windy with an 80% chance of showers/storms. Low: 42-46. Wind: SE 15-25 mph

Thursday: Cloudy with a 100% chance of showers/storms. High: 55-61. Wind: SE to NW 10-15 mph.

Thursday Night: Showers end in the evening then mostly cloudy. Low: 40-42. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and breezy (W 10-20 mph). High: upper 60s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and breezy (E 10-20 mph). High: near 60.

Sunday: Cloudy and windy (E 15-30 mph) with a 50% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Monday: Cloudy and windy (E 15-30 mph) with a 40% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Tuesday: Cloudy and windy (NE 15-30 mph) with a 30% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy (N 10-20 mph). High: low 50s.

Weather Extra Bar

Tonight…Clouds and light showers have cooled temperatures into the 40s this afternoon across eastern Iowa. As low pressure out west continues to track east the rain and isolated thunderstorm chance will continue overnight. The wind will increase from the southeast this evening and remain windy for the remainder of the night.

Apr 23 Current Map

Thursday/Thursday Night…As the low tracks across Iowa, showers and isolated storms are likely on and off through the day and tapering off Thursday evening. Rain amounts could exceed 0.50” in most locations through Thursday.

Apr 23 Rain Thu

Friday/Saturday…These days will be dry and we will need a couple of dry days before the next stretch of wet weather ahead.

Sunday-Tuesday…A strong area of low pressure is forecast to track from Colorado to Missouri. Iowa will be north of the low (colder side). We will deal with a wet, cold and windy few days.

Apr 23 Sun AM Sfc Map

Areas south of the low will have severe weather each day.
Apr 23 Severe Weather

The low finally moves far enough away and we can start to dry out Wednesday.

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Weather Hot Shots on Tue. April 22

April 22, 2014

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Rain/T-Storm Chances Increase

April 22, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 35-41. Wind: E 5-10 mph. 

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: 51-60. Wind: SE 15-25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy and windy with a 50% chance of showers/storms. Low: 43-46. Wind: SE 15-25 mph

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers/storms. High: low 60s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy and windy (W 15-25 mph). High: low 60s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy (E 15-30 mph) with a 40% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy (E 10-20 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and windy (N 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.

Weather Extra Bar

On this day in 1980, Waterloo and Fort Dodge reached 100 degrees. This is the earliest date in Iowa to reach 100 degrees. What makes this more interesting is just 8 days earlier (on the 14th) 6” of snow fell across eastern and southeast Iowa.

Tonight…The sky will be mostly clear through the evening. There are two space station flyovers this evening:

Time: 8:28 PM
Duration: 4 min
Path: NW to ESE

Time: 10:03 PM
Duration: 2 min
Path: W to SW

Clouds will increase from the west tonight as the wind diminishes.
Apr 22 Vis Sat

Wednesday/Wednesday Night… Scattered showers and an isolated storm or two are possible Wednesday with the best chance in the afternoon and overnight.

Thursday…Low pressure will track across Iowa with showers and thunderstorms. As I type this it doesn’t look appear severe weather will be a concern. Don’t worry we will still be tracking the storm as it moves east to see if there are any changes to the severe weather risk. Here is the rain potential for Wednesday and Thursday.

Apr 22 Rain

Friday/Saturday…These days will be dry and a bit windy…especially Friday.

Sunday-Tuesday…Low pressure will develop across the middle of the country and bring a chance of showers to eastern Iowa. We will be on the north side of the low and experience a gusty east wind during these days. In addition to the windy conditions, it will be colder. High temperatures will struggle to reach 50 degrees.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

April 21, 2014

rain

 

7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday

Location County 24-HR Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.26
Dubuque Dubuque 0.00
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.01
Iowa City Johnson T
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.07
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones T
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn T
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.14
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.88
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 1.52
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.46
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.07
ELMA, IA Howard 1.47
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.58
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek T
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.01
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.02
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 1.03
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.16
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.25
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.02
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.63
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.07
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa T
Marengo 5.3 SSE Iowa 0.10
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.26
Marion 1.2 NE Linn T
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 0.04
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 1.62
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.27
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 1.15
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 2.68
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.18
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette T
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 1.86
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.24
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.03
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.02
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.02
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama T
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.00
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.08
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.56
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 1.11
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 1.35
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Weather Hot Shots on Thu. April 17

April 17, 2014

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A Warming Trend Ahead

April 16, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Low: 33-36. Wind: SW 15-25 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: 46-51. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 30-35. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 50.

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

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: mid 60s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 60s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: near 70.

Weather Extra Bar

Tonight…Low pressure in western Iowa this afternoon is forecast to track northeast across the state. The low will bring a chance for a few l0w light showers. The wind this evening will be gusty from the south. The best chance of any showers will be north of Highway 20.

Apr 16 Current Map

Thursday/Friday…The weather will be cooler than normal and a lighter wind due to high pressure.

Saturday/Sunday…A weak disturbance will bring a chance for a few light showers this weekend. High temperatures will warm into the 60s.

Monday-Wednesday…These days is going to be very comfortable with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. Finally temperatures are going to be above normal for than just one or two days. The 6-10 day outlook shows above normal temperatures for most of the country.

Apr 16 Long Range

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