Submit your weather Hot Shot by clicking here.
One photo is shown on the 5 pm newscast and one on the 10 pm newscast.
This post was written by Schnack on April 15, 2013
UPDATED at 4:20 PM
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 31-37. Wind: W 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: 49-54. Wind: N 5-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy. Low: 37-41. Wind: NE 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Cloudy with at 70% chance of rain and isolated t-storms. High: upper 40s.
Thursday: Cloudy 70% chance of rain. High: upper 40s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of light rain/snow. High: low-mid 40s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 50.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: mid 50s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 205 chance of showers. High: mid 50s.
It was nice to see the sun and blue sky for a few hours this morning. Clouds quickly moved back in with scattered light showers in parts of eastern Iowa this afternoon. Those showers will move out of the area this evening. The sky will remain mostly cloudy overnight. Here is the radar at 4:05 PM.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a few sprinkles south of Waterloo in the afternoon.
The next storm we are tracking is going to produce a lot of rain 1-3”+ Wednesday and Thursday. Here is the rain forecast from Monday evening through Thursday evening.
The rain will begin Wednesday morning with heavy downpours possible at any time Wednesday through Thursday. The best chance of the heavy downpours will be Wednesday night. The map below is the WPC forecast map for Wednesday morning.
As the storm pulls away cold air will be pulled south again like the last storm and there is a slight chance of a few snow showers Thursday night and Friday morning.
Saturday will be dry, but not for long. There are more chances of rain Sunday and Monday.
Not only are we tracking the storms that are producing the rain but we are also tracking the potential flooding that might happen later this month in to May. The recent heavy rain, more on the way and the deep snow pack up north raise concerns. Here is what the National Weather Service from La Crosse has to say about the potential flooding:
The Mississippi River is running within a few feet of flood stage. This high water is due to the snow melt runoff combined with significant rainfall across southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin in recent days. This first crest will pass, with water levels steadying off or receding this week. But that is not the big concern…
There is still a great deal of snow cover across central and northern Minnesota, as well as northwest Wisconsin. These areas are the headwaters for the Minnesota, Mississippi, and St. Croix rivers. As the snow melts across those river drainage areas, that water will eventually come down the Mississippi. A (potentially) significant rise and crest for the Mississippi is likely to occur sometime during late April or early May, depending on how quickly and how soon the snow melts, and if we have additional precipitation. This crest could be higher than the first one.
The 8-14 day outlook (April 23-29) from the Climate Prediction Center has Iowa with slightly below normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
Posted under Forecast Discussion
7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday
|Ainsworth 7.4 N||Washington||0.30|
|Anamosa 3SSW, IA||Jones||0.51|
|BELLE PLAINE, IA||Benton||0.66|
|Central City 6.7 W||Linn||0.70|
|CHARLES CITY, IA||Floyd||1.35|
|Decorah 7.9 ENE||Winneshiek||1.35|
|Dubuque #3, IA||Dubuque||0.21|
|Dubuque L&D 11, IA||Dubuque||0.14|
|ELKADER 6SSW, IA||Clayton||0.75|
|GRUNDY CENTER, IA||Grundy||0.38|
|GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA||Clayton||0.75|
|IONIA 2W, IA||Chickasaw||1.23|
|IOWA FALLS, IA||Hardin||0.38|
|KESLEY 3 NNE, IA||Butler||0.47|
|LANSING 4SE, IA||Allamakee||1.15|
|MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA||Delaware||0.59|
|MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA||Jackson||0.20|
|Marengo 2.6 SSW||Iowa||0.46|
|Marion 1.2 NE||Linn||0.57|
|Monona WWTP, IA||Clayton||0.97|
|NASHUA 2SW, IA||Floyd||1.00|
|New Hampton 0.4 SW||Chickasaw||1.35|
|NEW HAMPTON, IA||Chickasaw||1.03|
|NORTH ENGLISH, IA||Iowa||0.43|
|North Liberty 1.0 ENE||Johnson||0.49|
|Oelwein 0.8 WNW||Fayette||0.84|
|Peosta 0.7 ESE||Dubuque||0.35|
|Solon 0.3 ESE||Johnson||0.50|
|STRAWBERRY POINT, IA||Clayton||0.75|
|VOLGA 1NE, IA||Clayton||0.83|
|Waterloo 1.8 SSE||Black Hawk||0.65|
|Waterloo 3.0 NNW||Black Hawk||0.61|
|WAUCOMA , IA||Fayette||1.26|
|WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA||Iowa||0.46|
Posted under Precipitation Totals
1993: Heavy snow in eastern Iowa on April 15-16 produced snowfall totals of 7.2 inches at Dubuque, 6.5 inches at Waukon, 6.2 inches at Marion, and 6.0 inches at Cresco. The late season snow contributed to record spring flooding across eastern portions of the state which paved the way for the historic floods that would follow later that summer.
|This Day in National/World Weather History …|
Posted under Weather History