24 Hour Rain Totals

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Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.96
Dubuque Dubuque 1.99
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.16
Iowa City Johnson 0.11
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.05
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.10
Asbury 0.1 WNW Dubuque 1.80
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.70
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.28
CLERMONT, IA Fayette 2.34
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.31
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.40
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 2.43
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 1.35
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.07
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.51
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.17
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 2.29
GARWIN, IA Tama 0.22
Grinnell 0.6 NW Poweshiek 0.38
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.34
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.50
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.05
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.66
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.04
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.62
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.05
LANSING 4SE, IA Allamakee 0.32
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.69
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.08
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.20
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.04
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.19
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 0.33
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.99
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.11
NEWTON, IA Jasper 0.42
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.04
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.38
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.88
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.39
TRAER, IA Tama 0.22
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.07
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.09
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.07
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.02
VINTON, IA Benton 0.09
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.21
WASHINGTON, IA Washington T
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.59
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.23
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.45
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.41
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.12
Williamsburg 6.2 SW Iowa 0.08
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This post was written by Schnack on May 26, 2012

May 26

From NWS
1991
: An observer at Wesley in Kossuth County recorded 6.5 inches of rain in just two and a half hours spanning midnight from May 25-26. Eighty percent of the homes in Wesley sustained water damage.

1987: Slow-moving thunderstorms dropped very heavy rain across portions of Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, and Page counties in southwestern Iowa between about 2 am and sunset on May 26th. Post-storm surveys estimated more than 10 inches of rain at some locations, leading to flooding and flash flooding across most of the area. The highest official rainfall amounts included 5.86 inches at Sidney, 6.39 inches at Glenwood, and 6.98 inches at Red Oak. More than 1,300 people were evacuated from their homes and nearly 100,000 acres of farm land were inundated. Damages totaled nearly 12 million dollars excluding crop losses.

1965: Three tornadoes touched down in eastern Iowa during the early morning hours, including one that produced F2 damage as it struck Cedar Rapids just before 4 am. The storm unroofed many homes and businesses and blew over half a dozen trailers, injuring 14 people.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 26 May 1917 → An F4 tornado tore a two and a half block wide path of near total destruction for 2.5 miles through Mattoon, IL. 500 homes were destroyed and the debris was carried 50 miles. Fifty-three people lost their lives in town. The tornado then proceeded directly through the next town to the east, Charleston, where another 220 homes were flattened and 38 people killed.
 26 May 1967 → A slow moving nor’easter battered New England with high winds, heavy rain, and record late season snow. Winds 70 to 90 mph in gusts occurred along the coast. Over 7 inches of rain fell at Nantucket, MS with 6.57 inches falling in 24 hours to set a new 24 hour rainfall record. 24.9 inches of snow fell at Mount Washington, NH to set a new May snowfall record.
 26 May 1984 → Thunderstorms dropped a foot of rain on Tulsa, OK in 6 hours. The flooding claimed 14 lives and caused $90 million in property damage. 4600 cars, 743 houses, and 387 apartments were destroyed or severely damaged in the flood.
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This post was written by Schnack on May 26, 2012