Rainbows Saturday Afternoon

June 24, 2017

Areas north of Highway 20 had scattered rain and even a few thunderstorms Saturday afternoon into the early evening.  This made for some great photo opportunities with rainbows and double rainbows appearing after the rain.  Here are some of the viewer photos sent in.  Enjoy.

Sue Torkelson – Allamakee County

 

Epworth – Tracey Gruhn

 

Denise Schreiber-George –
Lansing

 

Sheila Panos – New Albin

 

Rebecca Janzig – Dubuque

 

Ciara Oder – Waterville

 

Candice Chaloupka –
Dubuque

 

Patrick Valant – Dyersville

 

Michele Bussan – Durango

 

Brittany Davis – Postville

 

Boscobel, WI – Mike and Haley Stanley

 

Lynnette Ihde – Monona

 

Kathy O’Neill – Asbury

 

Audrey Saterton – Decorah

 

Amy Thomas – Platteville, WI

 

Jaimi Bradfield

 

Jackie Larson – Prairie du Chien, WI

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Thursday/Thursday Night Rain Totals

June 23, 2017

After a very dry first half of June 2017, the second half of the month has proven to be a little more wet.  Here’s a look at the latest rainfall totals from 7 AM 6/22 to 7 AM 6/24.  Some parts of eastern Iowa received more than 3.00″.

Town Amount
Waterloo 1.67
Dubuque 0.42
Cedar Rapids 0.43
Iowa City 0.06
   
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.31
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.03
Amana 4.7 W 0.22
Anamosa 1.9 SE 1.44
Anamosa 3SSW 1.13
Asbury 1.0 WNW 0.59
Belle Plaine 0.13
Bellevue L&D12 0.9
Bluffton 0.96
Cascade 1
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.18
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.11
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.47
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 1
Center Junction 2.6 W 1.4
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.5
Central City 0.54
Central City 6.7 W 0.43
Charles City 2.42
Charles City 2.29
Clutier 1.76
Conrad 0.2
Decorah 4.9SE 0.38
Dorchester 3S 0.93
Dubuque #3 0.61
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.77
Dubuque L&D 11 0.55
Edgewood 2.5
Eldora 1.2 ENE 1.65
Eldorado 1.67
Elkader 0.68
Elkader 5NW 3.72
Elkader 6SSW 2.05
Elma 0.8
Ely 0.5 SE 0.37
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.26
Fayette 1.3
Fayette 1.14
Fulton 0.9
Garber 1.79
Grundy Center 0.02
Guttenberg L&D 10 1.58
Hampton 0.8
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.61
Iowa City 1.4 W T
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.02
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.35
Littleport 2.56
Lowden 0.42
Manchester 0.81
Maquoketa 4W 0.65
Marion 1.2 NE 1.19
Marion 1.7 NNW 1.22
Marquette 0.64
Monona 1.34
Monticello 1.13
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.2
Nashua 0.46
New Hampton 1.3
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.95
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.72
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.64
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.71
Oelwein Municipal Airport 1.09
Osage 1.09
Osage 0.83
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.02
Peosta 2.9 E 0.78
Provitin 1.25
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.92
Riceville 3NE 0.68
Sigourney 0.1
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.04
Strawberry Point 2
Toledo 3N 1.09
Traer 0.17
Tripoli 1.03
Vinton 0.54
Washington 0.12
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.07
Watson 4 ENE 0.84
Waucoma 1.24
Waucoma 3.2 S 2.27
Wellman 4.0 E 0.01
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Clouds Wednesday Evening

June 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

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Strong Storms Possible Wednesday and Thursday

June 21, 2017

Welcome to the first full day of summer 2017. The season and the day started very tranquil. However, with a warm front approaching from the southwest through the day, things start to change up. Showers and storms move through the state this morning and possibly again for later in the day. Some of those storms may produce strong winds and large hail.

Winds increase in strength from a southerly direction. Dew points and humidity increase through the day, as well. Highs today reach near 80° closer to the Minnesota line to the mid-80s in our southern towns. A breezy afternoon is on the way.

Overnight lows will not cool much thanks to the increased humidity – only getting into the mid to upper 60s.

Humidity continues into Thursday. With us in the wake of the warm front Thursday and the higher humidity, it will feel like summer.  That does not last very long as a cold front will sweep through eastern Iowa tomorrow. That second front brings more storm possibilities to us…and potentially some strong to severe storms.

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June Rainfall Update

June 18, 2017

As you all know, it was a very dry and warm start to the month of June across eastern Iowa.  Recent rains have put a slight dent in the rain that we desperately needed, especially in Iowa City.  However — Waterloo, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids are still running a little bit below average through June 18th.

We are heading into an active summer pattern in the week ahead, with off and on rain and storm chances beginning Monday.  (By the way — summer officially begins 11:24 PM Tuesday)

The Climate Prediction Center has a chance of above average precipitation June 24th through 28th, so there is still time to catch up.

Be sure to keep up with the latest Storm Track 7 forecast.

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Father’s Day Forecast

June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads across eastern Iowa.

Your day will be cooler than Saturday. Highs today warm to the 70s across the board. The morning remains dry before a chance of showers tracks in for the afternoon hours. A rumble of thunder isn’t out of the question this afternoon. Depending on where exactly the rain moves through, the breezy wind may be more of a disturbance for your plans than the rain chances today.

Overnight, we cool into the mid to upper 50s. Another cool day comes on Monday as highs once again reach the 70s. Storm chances return tomorrow during the afternoon and into the evening. Warmer air moves in Tuesday (just in time to start summer late Tuesday night).

 

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24 Hour Rain Totals

June 17, 2017

Here are the 24 hour rain total reports from eastern Iowa ending Saturday morning, June 17, 2017:

Waterloo 0.73
Dubuque 0.36
Cedar Rapids 0.37
Iowa City 2.17
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.90
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 1.03
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 0.22
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.21
CASCADE, IA 1.30
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.61
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.90
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.77
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.52
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.33
Central City 6.7 W 0.48
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.37
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.16
Decorah 4.9SE 0.25
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.45
Durant 2.00
Dysart 3.1 N 1.03
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.14
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.89
FAYETTE, IA 0.47
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.36
HAMPTON, IA 0.15
IOWA CITY, IA 1.90
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.78
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.39
Ladora 1.68
LOWDEN, IA 0.28
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.69
Marion 2.3 ENE 1.16
Monona WWTP, IA 0.93
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.73
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.80
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.50
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.57
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.40
North Liberty 1.10
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.58
Parnell 0.1 SSW 2.13
Sigourney, IA 0.14
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.41
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.52
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.25
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.32
TRIPOLI, IA 0.16
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.45
WASHINGTON, IA 0.23
Waterloo 1.4 ESE 0.33
WAUCOMA , IA 0.70
Wellman 4.0 E 0.44
Williamsburg 2.30
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Dry start to June

June 15, 2017

It has been a dry start to June across eastern Iowa.  Here are some stats about the first 15 days this year, and in years past.

The Climate Prediction Center’s outlook for rainfall between June 21-25 has a slight chance for above normal precipitation.  Stay with KWWL for the latest on the Storm Track 7 Forecast.

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Wednesday Rain Totals

June 15, 2017

The first two weeks of June have been abnormally dry across eastern Iowa.  It was a nice site to see Wednesday — BENEFICIAL RAIN.  Here are the reports we have received, and the Doppler Radar rainfall estimates over the last 48 hours.

Town Amount
Waterloo 1.31
Dubuque 0.04
Cedar Rapids 0.81
Iowa City 0.44
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.33
Amana 4.7 W 0.23
Anamosa 0.12
Belle Plaine 0.08
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 0.74
Bellevue L&D 12 0.92
Calmar 0.06
Cascade Trace
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.58
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.59
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.91
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.71
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.66
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.34
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.25
Central City 6.7 W 0.05
Charles City 0.09
Coggon 0.11
Conrad 0.88
Cresco 0.12
Decorah 4.9SE 0.04
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.04
Dubuque #3 0.01
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.53
Dubuque L&D 11 0.29
Dysart 3.1 N 0.15
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.18
Elkader 6SSW 0.32
Elma 0.15
Ely 0.5 SE 0.43
Fairfax 0.0 NW 0.30
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.10
Fayette 0.23
Fulton 0.58
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.38
Grundy Center 0.73
Hampton 0.05
Iowa City 0.18
Iowa City 1.4 W 0.53
Iowa City 4.5 N 0.43
Iowa Falls 0.10
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.25
Lowden 0.13
Manchester No. 2 0.04
Maquoketa 4 W 0.30
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.07
Marion 1.2 NE 0.43
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.76
Marion 2.3 ENE 0.21
Monona 0.27
Monticello 0.04
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.27
Nashua 2SW 0.15
New Hampton 0.61
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.14
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.13
North English 0.15
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.67
Osage 0.03
Palo 4.4 SSW 0.10
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.16
Sigourney 0.10
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.10
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.53
St. Ansgar 0.04
Stanley 4 NE 0.95
Strawberry Point 0.25
Toledo 3 N 0.02
Tripoli 0.11
Urbana 1.6 W 0.38
Vinton 0.08
Volga 0.57
Washington 0.15
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.10
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.68
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 1.18
Waucoma 0.06
Wellman 4.0 E Trace
Williamsburg 3 SE 0.13
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Evening Storms

June 14, 2017

Here is a look the storms across parts of eastern Iowa and the satellite (GOES 16).

Here is the loop of the satellite.

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