Sad News

July 30, 2016

If you love weather and have ever watched the Weather Channel you know who Dave Schwartz is. He has been fighting cancer lately and this morning Dave has passed away. If you every watched Dave on TV you can tell he LOVED everything about weather. I have never had the honor of meeting him, but some people I know who have say he is the nicest guy.

Thoughts and prayers to his family and his Weather Channel family.

RIP Dave

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He was always fun to watch.

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Latest Drought Monitor

July 29, 2016

The recent U.S. Drought Monitor was released Thursday morning, and it continues to show improvement across southern Iowa.  The “Moderate Drought” conditions is less widespread than what it was last week.

Drought Monitor

There are multiple chances for rain as we head into next week.

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Lightning Destroys a Pole

July 25, 2016

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2 Tornadoes Saturday

July 25, 2016
NWS Damage Survey Information for July 23, 2016 Tornadoes

Tornado #1 Delhi, IA

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.25 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 23, 2016 
Start time:             418 PM CDT
Start location:         3.5 SW Delhi / Delaware County / IA
Start Lat/Lon:          42.4108 / -91.3930

End date:               July 23, 2016
End time:               419 PM CDT
End location:           3.5 SW Delhi / Delaware County / IA
End_lat/lon:            42.4084 / -91.3908

A tornado moved across the southwest portion of Lake Delhi
resulting in downed trees along the shoreline.

Tornado #2 Worthington, IA

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.8 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 23, 2016 
Start time:             443 PM
CDT Start location:     1.9 NNW Worthington / Dubuque County / IA
IA Start Lat/Lon:       42.4235 / -91.1265

End date:               July 23, 2016
End time:               445 PM
End location:           2 N Worthington / Dubuque County / IA
End_lat/lon:            42.4234 / -91.1112

A tornado damaged crops and blew off the roofing material
of several farm outbuildings.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies
Tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph
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24 Hour Rain Totals

July 24, 2016

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Here are the 24 hour rain totals as of 8 AM 07/24/16:

Waterloo 0.72
Dubuque 0.49
Cedar Rapids 0.03
Iowa City 0.00
Amana 4.7 W 0.02
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.24
Ankeny 2.3 WNW 0.03
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.46
CASCADE, IA 1.10
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.04
Central City 6.7 W 0.45
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.55
COGGON, IA 1.49
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.01
Decorah 4.9SE 1.74
Dubuque #3, IA 0.60
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 1.15
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.98
FAYETTE, IA 1.79
FULTON, IA 1.48
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 1.42
HAMPTON, IA 0.28
IONIA 2W, IA 1.73
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.08
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA 0.43
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.33
LOWDEN, IA 0.06
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 1.16
Marion 1.2 NE 0.04
Monona WWTP, IA 4.87
Monticello, IA 0.99
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.64
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.54
NEW HAMPTON, IA 1.50
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.55
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.02
TRIPOLI, IA 0.17
VINTON, IA 0.05
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.98

The next chance of storms isn’t until midweek.

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Saturday Severe Weather

July 23, 2016

It was quite a busy afternoon across eastern Iowa, mainly north of Highway 30 where we had multiple Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado, and Flash Flood Warnings Saturday afternoon.  In fact, as of Saturday night, more than 40 reports have come in to the National Weather Service.  A few reports of wind gusts estimted between 50 and 80 miles per hour in parts of Buchanan County near Independence.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

At least two tornadoes were reported, one near Worthington and one near Farley in Dubuque County.  We should get more detailed information on these reports from the National Weather Service in the next day or two.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED2

Here are just a small portion of the many photos viewers sent into us today. As always, we appreciate them.

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Storm Pics

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24 Hour Rain Totals

July 23, 2016

Here are 24 hour rain totals across eastern Iowa:

Waterloo 0.13
Cedar Rapids 0.00
Dubuque 0.00
Iowa City 0.00
CALMAR, IA Trace
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.08
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.04
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.00
Clarksville 0.2 NW 0.14
CLUTIER, IA 0.03
COLWELL, IA 0.27
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.94
Decorah 4.9SE 0.09
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.15
FAYETTE, IA 0.04
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.08
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.01
HAMPTON, IA 0.14
IONIA 2W, IA 0.15
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.65
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.00
Monona WWTP, IA 0.00
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.16
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.14
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.32
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.00
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.05
TRIPOLI, IA 0.14
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.01
Waterloo 1.4 ESE 0.10
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.16
WAUCOMA , IA 0.12
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.60

Scattered showers and storms are expected through the day Saturday.

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24 Hour Totals

July 22, 2016

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

 

 

Town Amount
Waterloo 0.00
Dubuque 1.42
Cedar Rapids 1.04
Iowa City 0.88
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.60
Amana 4.7 W 1.00
Anamosa 3SSW 0.88
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 1.52
Bellevue L&D 12 1.35
Brighton 1.15
Calmar Trace
Cascade 1.24
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.84
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.92
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.59
Central City 6.7 W 0.48
Clarksville 0.2 NW Trace
Coggon 0.31
Coralville 1.8 NW 1.02
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.03
Dubuque #3 1.50
Dubuque L&D 11 1.95
Dysart 3.1 N 0.21
Edgewood 0.34
Elkader 6SSW 0.23
Ely 0.5 SE 1.45
Guttenburg L&D 10 0.78
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 1.04
Iowa City 1.04
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.53
Lowden 2.22
Manchester Trace
Maquoketa 4W 1.62
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.94
Marion 1.2 NE 2.24
Marquette 0.2 NNE 1.16
Monona 0.16
Monticello 1.22
North English 0.60
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 1.52
Peosta 2.9 E 1.87
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.01
Robins 0.4 SSE 1.63
Sigourney 1.93
Sigourney 1.1 W 2.10
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.85
Strawberry Point 0.05
Swisher 0.4 NNE 1.33
Traer 0.04
Vitnon 0.52
Volga 1 NE 0.06
Washington 1.10
Williamsburg 3SE 1.11
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24 Rain Totals & Latest Drought Monitor

July 21, 2016

Here are the latest rainfall totals from 7AM Wednesday 7/20 to 7 AM Thursday 7/21.  The airport in Dubuque set a daily rainfall record for June 20th.

One-Day Rainfall Record

 

 

Town Amount
Waterloo 0.00
Dubuque 1.45
Cedar Rapids 0.00
Iowa City 0.00
Fulton 0.11
Monticello 0.08
Monona 0.03
Charles City Trace
Elkader 6SSW Trace
Williamsburg 3SE 0.01
Lowden 1.01
Maquoketa 4W 0.17
Cascade 0.68
Cresco 1NE 0.09
Iowa City 0.04
Dubuque #3 1.00
Tripoli 0.01
Osage 0.02
Manchester No. 2 0.02
Anamosa Trace
Volga 1 NE 0.02
Bellevue L&D 12 0.89
Dubuque L&D 11 1.90
Gilbertville 1.0 NW Trace
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.02
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.01
Waucoma 3.2 S 0.01
Decorah 4.9SE 0.03
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.02
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Trace
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.02

Over the last week, there has been some improvement in the drought conditions across southern parts of Iowa.  Still Abnormally Dry to Moderate Drought conditions.  Here’s the latest U.S. Drought Monitor that is released every Thursday.

Drought Monitor

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