24 Hour Rain/Snow Reports

24 Hour Rain/Snow

6 AM Saturday to 6 AM Sunday

The column that is labeled “Liquid” is either rain or rain/melted snow or just melted snow.

Location County Liquid Snow
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.03 T
Dubuque Dubuque 0.10 1.2
Cedar Rapids Linn T
Iowa City Johnson 0.00
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.03
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.03
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.10 T
BLOCKTON, IA Taylor 0.04
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.06
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.08 0.1
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.01
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.04
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.01
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.08 0.2
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.05
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.11
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.07 0.5
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.05 0.5
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.08 1.2
ELDORA, IA Hardin 0.09 0.5
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.11 0.6
Ely 0.5 SE Linn T
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.05 0.8
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.13
GARWIN, IA Tama 0.07 T
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.04
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.03
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.09 1.0
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.02 T
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.04 0.2
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.10 0.3
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.02
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.02
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.07 0.5
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.01
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.10 0.5
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson T
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.03 0.5
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.07 0.6
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.03
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.05 T
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.05 0.3
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.08 0.5
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.03
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.03 0.2
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.02 T
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA Black Hawk 0.03 T
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.11 1.3
WAUKON, IA Allamakee 0.08 0.5

Posted under Precipitation Totals

This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012

First Accumulating Snow of the Season

The photo below is in New Hampton by Nancy Caspersen.

The photo below is in Guttenberg by Melissa Head.

The photo below  is in Dubuque by Lee Johnson.

The images below are from Dubuque.


Posted under Photo, Winter Weather

This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012

Winter Outlook for Canada

Here is the winter outlook for Canada from Environment Canada.



Posted under Long Range Outlook

This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012

December Normals


Posted under Climate

This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012

December 9

From NWS
: A very sharp cold front crossed Iowa on December 8th, entering the far northwest around 7 am and moving into Illinois by 6 pm. Temperatures dropped by 10 degrees in 10 minutes at some locations and locally heavy snow overnight combined with northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph to produce periods of whiteout conditions in some areas. Generally 3 to 6 inches of snow fell statewide with the heaviest snow falling in a band extending from western through central and into southeastern Iowa with 6 inch totals reported at Audubon, Carroll, Corning, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Jefferson, Newton, and Sac City and 6.5 inches falling at Indianola. Behind the front bitterly cold air streamed into the state accompanied by strong northwest winds producing wind chills of -30 to -50 F at many locations overnight and through the day on the 9th. On the morning of the 9th temperatures bottomed out at -17 F at Atlantic and Leon and Estherville recorded a wind chill minimum of -58 F. During the afternoon temperatures rose only into the single digits above zero statewide, then once again fell below zero across virtually all of Iowa on the morning of the 10th.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 9 December 1917 → Vevay, IN, on the Ohio River, reported 26 inches of snow in 24 hours with 14 foot drifts. By the 16th, people could walk across the river from Vevay to Kentucky.
 9 December 1934 → A frozen field made for very slippery conditions for the 2nd annual NFL Championship Game, held at the Polo Grounds. In the third quarter the Chicago Bears led the New York Giants 13-3. One of the Giants players remarked that sneakers would be more suitable for the icy playing surface. Another team member hurried to nearby Manhattan College and picked up nine pairs of sneakers. After switching to the sneakers, the Giants scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to win the game 30-13.
 9 December 1989 → A strong storm produced wind gusts of 40 to 65 mph from the Alaska Peninsula to the North Gulf Coast of Alaska. Southeasterly winds gusted to 75 mph in the Anchorage area. Gusty winds associated with the same cold front caused a power outage across much of the island of Hawaii.

Posted under Weather History

This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012