This post was written by Schnack on April 12, 2013
UPDATED at 4:20 PM
Tonight: Cloudy. Low: 26-31. Wind: W 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: 40-51. Wind: W 10-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain. Low: 33-39. Wind: E 10-20 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy and windy (SE 15-25 mph) with an 80% chance of showers/storms. High: low 60s
Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy (W 15-25 mph) with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 50s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: low 50s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with at 50% chance of showers. High: upper 40s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and windy (N 15-25 mph) with a 30% chance of showers. High: low 40s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: low 40s.
The temperatures at 3 pm below do not make for a nice spring day.
Oh by the way, the wind from the northwest pushing wind chills into the 20s doesn’t help either. Some locations across northern Iowa had a little dusting of snow this morning. We at least it is Friday.
Tonight will be cold as temperatures drop to the 20s by Saturday morning. Dry weather is expected Saturday with a few rays of sunshine. More clouds than sun should be expected.
As one storm moves away we are tracking another one about to approach the Pacific Northwest. The low is forecast to track across the Midwest on Sunday. A warm front will push east first with rain showers Saturday night in to Sunday morning. There may be a break in the rain late Sunday morning into early afternoon before the cold front increases rain and thunderstorm chances for the afternoon. The map below shows the WPC forecast position of the low Sunday morning.
Ahead of the cold front the wind will be gusty from the southeast pushing highs into the upper 50s and low 60s. Unfortunately colder weather moves back in as the storm moves east. The forecasted rain amounts from Friday evening through Sunday evening will range from 0.25-0.75” in most location (see map below).
The cold front will stall south of Iowa Monday and Tuesday keeping clouds and chances of light rain in the forecast. As the front stalls, another area of low pressure develops southwest of Iowa. It is forecast to track northeast along the front and bring rain to the area Wednesday and Thursday. The last few model runs show heavy rain (more than 1”) is possible with this storm. Here are the GFS and ECMWF models for Wednesday evening.
The Climate Prediction Center 8-14 day outlook for April 20-26 has Iowa with below normal temperatures and near to above normal precipitation.
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7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday
|Location||County||24-Hr Rain||24-Hr Snow|
|Anamosa 3SSW, IA||Jones||0.11|
|BELLE PLAINE, IA||Benton||0.05|
|Calamus 2.0 NE||Clinton||0.10|
|Camanche 1.2 W||Clinton||0.04|
|Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW||Linn||0.06|
|Central City 6.7 W||Linn||0.12|
|CHARLES CITY, IA||Floyd||0.10|
|CRESCO 1NE, IA||Howard||0.14||0.3|
|Decorah 7.9 ENE||Winneshiek||0.23||0.2|
|Delmar 2.3 NW||Clinton||0.09|
|Dubuque #3, IA||Dubuque||0.29|
|Dubuque L&D 11, IA||Dubuque||0.19|
|ELKADER 6SSW, IA||Clayton||0.16|
|Ely 0.5 SE||Linn||0.06|
|GRINNELL 3 SW, IA||Poweshiek||0.08|
|GRUNDY CENTER, IA||Grundy||0.08|
|GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA||Clayton||0.26|
|IONIA 2W, IA||Chickasaw||0.19|
|IOWA FALLS, IA||Hardin||0.11|
|KESLEY 3 NNE, IA||Butler||0.13|
|LANSING 4SE, IA||Allamakee||0.27||T|
|Latimer 1.9 NE||Franklin||0.18|
|MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA||Delaware||0.11|
|MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA||Jackson||0.03|
|Marion 1.2 NE||Linn||0.15|
|Marshalltown 1.4 ENE||Marshall||0.13|
|Monona WWTP, IA||Clayton||0.21||0.5|
|MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA||Poweshiek||0.08|
|MUSCATINE 2 N, IA||Muscatine||0.13|
|NASHUA 2SW, IA||Floyd||0.18||T|
|NEW HAMPTON, IA||Chickasaw||0.15|
|NORTH ENGLISH, IA||Iowa||0.04|
|North Liberty 1.0 ENE||Johnson||0.08|
|Oelwein 0.8 WNW||Fayette||0.24|
|OSAGE , IA||Mitchell||0.17||0.3|
|Rose Hill 4.0 NNW||Mahaska||0.05|
|Solon 0.3 ESE||Johnson||0.08|
|ST ANSGAR, IA||Mitchell||0.26||0.3|
|STRAWBERRY POINT, IA||Clayton||0.20|
|VOLGA 1NE, IA||Clayton||0.22|
|Waterloo 3.0 NNW||Black Hawk||0.17|
|WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA||Iowa||0.02|
This post was written by Denice Pelster on April 12, 2013
1964: Four tornadoes touched down in southwestern Iowa including an F4 that killed one person and injured 28 others in and around Yorktown in Page County.
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