This post was written by Schnack on June 13, 2013
The NWS survey team has been busy today after severe weather producing tornadoes ripped through Iowa on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The preliminary assessment is that five tornadoes touched down in Wright and Franklin Counties. This number may go up as they continue to finalize the details. There also may be some adjustment to the details, but as of this time here is the information they have about the tornadoes. Click on the chart below to enlarge.
UPDATED at 4:40 PM
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 53-59. Wind: NE 5 mph.
Friday: Increasing clouds with a 20% chance of shower/storms late in the afternoon. High: 74-77. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.
Friday Night: Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers/storms. A few storms might be severe. Low: 60-64. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: mid-upper 70s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.
It has been a beautiful spring day. The sky will remain clear this evening to view the International Space Station (ISS). Here is the information for both times:
Time: 9:17 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Path: N to NNE
Time: 10:54 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Path: N to ENE
A warm front will push into eastern Nebraska Friday afternoon with showers/storms ahead of it. The clouds will increase during the day with a slight chance of a late afternoon shower/storm. Here is the WPC forecast map for Friday evening.
Showers/storms are more likely overnight and into Saturday morning. Some of these storms will have the potential to become severe with hail and high wind as well as locally heavy downpours. Here is the severe weather outlook for Friday and Saturday. Again the severe threat will be Friday night/Saturday morning.
The rain forecast from these storms could be as much as 2” in some locations. Here is the rain forecast from Thursday evening to Sunday evening.
The showers/storms are still possible Monday before high pressure settles across the Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday with lots of sun and highs near 80 degrees. Here is the WPC forecast map for Tuesday morning showing the position of the high.
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|Anamosa 3SSW, IA||Jones||0.74|
|BELLE PLAINE, IA||Benton||T|
|Calamus 2.0 NE||Clinton||0.25|
|Camanche 1.2 W||Clinton||0.96|
|Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW||Linn||0.06|
|Central City 6.7 W||Linn||0.68|
|CHARLES CITY, IA||Floyd||1.36|
|Clinton 1.7 W||Clinton||1.70|
|CRESCO 1NE, IA||Howard||0.76|
|Decorah 7.9 ENE||Winneshiek||0.64|
|Delmar 2.3 NW||Clinton||0.56|
|Dubuque #3, IA||Dubuque||0.30|
|Dubuque L&D 11, IA||Dubuque||0.60|
|ELKADER 6SSW, IA||Clayton||0.79|
|Ely 0.5 SE||Linn||0.05|
|GRUNDY CENTER, IA||Grundy||0.02|
|GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA||Clayton||0.91|
|IONIA 2W, IA||Chickasaw||1.11|
|Kalona 7.3 NNW||Johnson||T|
|LANSING 4SE, IA||Allamakee||0.25|
|MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA||Delaware||0.72|
|MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA||Jackson||0.62|
|Marion 1.2 NE||Linn||0.08|
|Monona WWTP, IA||Clayton||0.35|
|NASHUA 2SW, IA||Floyd||1.21|
|New Hampton 0.4 SW||Chickasaw||1.60|
|NEW HAMPTON, IA||Chickasaw||1.10|
|North Liberty 1.0 ENE||Johnson||T|
|Oelwein 0.8 WNW||Fayette||1.87|
|OSAGE , IA||Mitchell||1.13|
|Peosta 0.7 ESE||Dubuque||0.17|
|Quasqueton 1.8 S||Buchanan||0.38|
|ST ANSGAR, IA||Mitchell||1.68|
|STANLEY 4 W, IA||Buchanan||0.87|
|STRAWBERRY POINT, IA||Clayton||0.38|
|VOLGA 1NE, IA||Clayton||1.13|
|Waterloo 1.8 SSE||Black Hawk||1.20|
|Waterloo 3.0 NNW||Black Hawk||1.25|
|WAUCOMA , IA||Fayette||1.42|
|Waucoma 0.2 N||Fayette||1.21|
|Waucoma 3.2 S||Fayette||1.26|
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