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This post was written by Schnack on June 5, 2013
UPDATED at 4:50 PM
Tonight: Cloudy with light rain/drizzle with areas of fog. Low: 50-55. Wind: NW 5 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy. High: 62-70. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 50-54. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 70s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 70s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with at 20% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 70s.
It has been another dreary day with clouds, light rain, drizzle and some areas of light fog. Western Iowa was able to see a little sunshine. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon.
The rain has been east and south of the low today and most likely will be again Sunday. The low is forecast to slowly move southeast through Thursday. Here is the WPC forecast map for Thursday evening.
Dry weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday. We are still tracking a cold front forecast to cross the area Saturday night Sunday morning. That is the time we will have a chance of showers/storms. The forecast map below is for Sunday morning.
The cold front will eventually stall across northern Missouri Monday through Wednesday. There will be slight chances of showers/storms each day near the front.
Posted under Forecast Discussion
7AM Tuesday to 7AM Wednesday
|Ainsworth 7.4 N||Washington||0.11|
|Amana 4.7 W||Iowa||0.16|
|Anamosa 3SSW, IA||Jones||0.14|
|BELLE PLAINE, IA||Benton||0.55|
|Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE||Black Hawk||0.46|
|Cedar Rapids 1.7 ENE||Linn||0.42|
|Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE||Linn||0.42|
|Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW||Linn||0.17|
|Central City 6.7 W||Linn||0.18|
|CHARLES CITY, IA||Floyd||0.92|
|Decorah 7.9 ENE||Winneshiek||0.70|
|Dubuque #3, IA||Dubuque||0.35|
|Dubuque 3.2 N||Dubuque||0.18|
|Dubuque L&D 11, IA||Dubuque||0.20|
|ELKADER 6SSW, IA||Clayton||0.32|
|Ely 0.5 SE||Linn||0.13|
|GRUNDY CENTER, IA||Grundy||0.55|
|GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA||Clayton||0.14|
|IONIA 2W, IA||Chickasaw||0.65|
|IOWA CITY, IA||Johnson||0.01|
|IOWA FALLS, IA||Hardin||0.31|
|Kalona 7.3 NNW||Johnson||0.05|
|KESLEY 3 NNE, IA||Butler||0.46|
|LANSING 4SE, IA||Allamakee||0.68|
|Latimer 1.9 NE||Franklin||0.29|
|MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA||Delaware||0.39|
|MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA||Jackson||0.08|
|Marengo 2.6 SSW||Iowa||0.20|
|Marion 1.2 NE||Linn||0.21|
|NASHUA 2SW, IA||Floyd||0.77|
|New Hampton 0.4 SW||Chickasaw||0.53|
|NEW HAMPTON, IA||Chickasaw||0.61|
|NORTH ENGLISH, IA||Iowa||0.14|
|Oelwein 0.8 WNW||Fayette||0.26|
|OSAGE , IA||Mitchell||1.08|
|Peosta 0.7 ESE||Dubuque||0.30|
|Quasqueton 1.8 S||Buchanan||0.26|
|Solon 0.3 ESE||Johnson||0.06|
|ST ANSGAR, IA||Mitchell||0.83|
|STANLEY 4 W, IA||Buchanan||0.23|
|STRAWBERRY POINT, IA||Clayton||0.28|
|TOLEDO 3 N, IA||Tama||0.79|
|VOLGA 1NE, IA||Clayton||0.28|
|Waterloo 1.8 SSE||Black Hawk||0.72|
|Waterloo 3.0 NNW||Black Hawk||0.44|
|WAUCOMA , IA||Fayette||0.81|
|Waucoma 0.2 N||Fayette||0.80|
|Waucoma 3.2 S||Fayette||0.70|
|WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA||Iowa||0.12|
Posted under Precipitation Totals
1947: June was a month of exceptional rainfall and record flooding in many parts of Iowa. After widespread moderate to heavy rain across the state on the 1st, very heavy rain fell in some portions on the state from the 4th-5th with the heaviest rain in Madison and Warren counties where 5.66 inches of rain was recorded at Indianola, 5.25 inches at Winterset, and 5.00 inches at Van Meter. Elsewhere Glenwood reported 5.31 inches of rain, Emerson 4.38 inches, and Chariton 4.25 inches. The heavy rain caused significant flooding across much of the state that was then worsened by additional heavy rains later in the month.
1859: Unseasonably cold weather produced widespread frosts on June 4th and 5th across a belt from southern Minnesota and Iowa through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania up into New York and Toronto, resulting in considerable damage to crops and vegetation across the region. The coldest weather and most widespread damage seems to have occurred on the 5th of June, when a report from the Secretary of Agriculture indicates that snow fell during the daytime across much of New York and that “the ground was white” in some western areas of that state, while “scattering flakes also fell in parts of Ohio.” Remarkably, a series of even more destructive frosts affected the same swath of the country during the first week of September, and in Iowa and southern Minnesota several crops were nearly a total failure.
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