Rainbow Photos From Wednesday

After storms pushed through Wednesday the water droplets and the right sun angle made for some pretty photos after a very stormy day.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2017

Mammatus Clouds

Severe storms moved through eastern Iowa Wednesday evening. As they moved away from the area we were left with a great look at mammatus clouds.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 29, 2017

Lightning

Lightning strike near Independence Wednesday (Photo: Danny Murphy)

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This post was written by Schnack on June 29, 2017

Preliminary survey results from this morning: preliminary EF-2 rating for tornado path including Central City and Prairieburg. The National Weather Service survey crew will be back out tomorrow to complete the survey and report more specific findings.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on June 29, 2017

24 Hour Rain Totals

Here are the 24 hour rain totals as of 9AM Wednesday, June, 28

Waterloo 0.15
Dubuque 0.29
Cedar Rapids 0.70
Iowa City 0.76
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.52
Amana 4.7 W 0.15
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.01
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.30
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 0.26
CASCADE, IA 0.41
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.09
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.14
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.06
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.61
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.38
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.72
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.74
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.93
Central City 6.7 W 0.87
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.20
COGGON, IA 1.08
CONRAD, IA 0.07
CRESCO 1NE, IA 1.14
Decorah 1.40
Decorah 4.9SE 0.94
Dubuque #3, IA 0.08
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.09
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.00
Dysart 3.1 N 0.15
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.03
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.89
ELMA, IA 0.53
Fairfax 0.0 NW 0.72
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.59
FAYETTE, IA 1.44
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Trace
GUTHRIE CENTER, IA 0.40
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.56
IONIA 2W, IA 0.27
Iowa City 4.5 N 0.41
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.12
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.66
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.09
LOWDEN, IA 0.60
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 1.11
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Trace
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.15
MARENGO, IA 0.23
Marion 1.2 NE 0.45
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.57
Marion 2.3 ENE 0.44
Monona WWTP, IA 0.66
Monticello, IA 1.01
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.15
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.05
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.57
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.54
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.46
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.78
OSAGE , IA 0.23
Parnell 0.13
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.13
Peosta 2.9 E 0.11
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.15
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.79
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.14
Sigourney, IA 0.14
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.33
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.25
Stanley 1.00
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 1.15
TRIPOLI, IA 0.13
Urbana 1.6 W 0.08
VOLGA 1NE, IA 1.26
WASHINGTON, IA 0.23
Waterloo 1.0 SW 0.16
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.07
WAUCOMA , IA 0.67
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.43
Wellman 4.0 E 0.38
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.37
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 28, 2017

NOAA Weather Radio Outage

The National Weather Service Quad Cities is Moving

The counties impacted are in white.

The Quad Cities Weather Forecast Office (DVN) will be moving to a new office building this week.
The office will remain at the Davenport Municipal Airport. The move is planned to begin Tuesday
morning, June 27th and could continue for up to 3 days. …Important Information to Note During the Move…

Full Services will continue, however there will be a few outages to be aware of:

* Radar data will not be available for up to 2 days. Surrounding radars that can be
used include: KDMX/KARX/KMKX/KLOT/KILX/KLSX/KEAX

* NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts will be off the air for up to 3 days

* The public phone line with daily weather information recordings will not be available for up to 3 days

* Observations from the Davenport Airport (KDVN) will not be available for up to 3 days

* Climate Reports will not indicate record information for up to 2 days

* NWSChat and Social Media Venues (Facebook and Twitter) will continue as usual

Local NOAA Weather Radio Stations will be off the air this week

NOAA Weather Radio Stations serviced by the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities will be out
of service for up to 3 days this week. The tentative outage time will be Tuesday morning through Thursday.

The weekly weather radio test will not be conducted Wednesday, June 28.
Weather permitting, it will be conducted on Wednesday, July 5.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The following transmitters will be affected…

WXL22 in Bureau County…
WXL61 in Cedar Rapids…
KJY64 in Delaware…
WXL64 in Dubuque…
WXN85 in Fairfield…
KZZ56 in Freeport…
KXJ92 in Macomb…
KZZ83 in Maquoketa…
WXL99 in Medill…
WXJ73 in Moline… and…
WXN83 in West Burlington.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 27, 2017

Isolated showers/storms Monday

A spotty shower is possible during the afternoon but the bulk of the rain as tracked out of the area. Highs today remain cooler than normal – in the upper 60s to low 70s. Clouds track out this evening, leaving us with clear skies. Expect another cool night, with lows falling to near 50°.

Sunshine is the name of the game tomorrow, along with warmer temperatures. Everyone sees the 70s for highs Tuesday, with some upper 70s possible to the south. We can thank a southerly wind flow for the warming trend that begins tomorrow.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 26, 2017

Rainbows Saturday Afternoon

Areas north of Highway 20 had scattered rain and even a few thunderstorms Saturday afternoon into the early evening.  This made for some great photo opportunities with rainbows and double rainbows appearing after the rain.  Here are some of the viewer photos sent in.  Enjoy.

Sue Torkelson – Allamakee County

 

Epworth – Tracey Gruhn

 

Denise Schreiber-George –
Lansing

 

Sheila Panos – New Albin

 

Rebecca Janzig – Dubuque

 

Ciara Oder – Waterville

 

Candice Chaloupka –
Dubuque

 

Patrick Valant – Dyersville

 

Michele Bussan – Durango

 

Brittany Davis – Postville

 

Boscobel, WI – Mike and Haley Stanley

 

Lynnette Ihde – Monona

 

Kathy O’Neill – Asbury

 

Audrey Saterton – Decorah

 

Amy Thomas – Platteville, WI

 

Jaimi Bradfield

 

Jackie Larson – Prairie du Chien, WI

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 24, 2017

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Thursday/Thursday Night Rain Totals

After a very dry first half of June 2017, the second half of the month has proven to be a little more wet.  Here’s a look at the latest rainfall totals from 7 AM 6/22 to 7 AM 6/24.  Some parts of eastern Iowa received more than 3.00″.

Town Amount
Waterloo 1.67
Dubuque 0.42
Cedar Rapids 0.43
Iowa City 0.06
   
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.31
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.03
Amana 4.7 W 0.22
Anamosa 1.9 SE 1.44
Anamosa 3SSW 1.13
Asbury 1.0 WNW 0.59
Belle Plaine 0.13
Bellevue L&D12 0.9
Bluffton 0.96
Cascade 1
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.18
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.11
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.47
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 1
Center Junction 2.6 W 1.4
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.5
Central City 0.54
Central City 6.7 W 0.43
Charles City 2.42
Charles City 2.29
Clutier 1.76
Conrad 0.2
Decorah 4.9SE 0.38
Dorchester 3S 0.93
Dubuque #3 0.61
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.77
Dubuque L&D 11 0.55
Edgewood 2.5
Eldora 1.2 ENE 1.65
Eldorado 1.67
Elkader 0.68
Elkader 5NW 3.72
Elkader 6SSW 2.05
Elma 0.8
Ely 0.5 SE 0.37
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.26
Fayette 1.3
Fayette 1.14
Fulton 0.9
Garber 1.79
Grundy Center 0.02
Guttenberg L&D 10 1.58
Hampton 0.8
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.61
Iowa City 1.4 W T
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.02
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.35
Littleport 2.56
Lowden 0.42
Manchester 0.81
Maquoketa 4W 0.65
Marion 1.2 NE 1.19
Marion 1.7 NNW 1.22
Marquette 0.64
Monona 1.34
Monticello 1.13
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.2
Nashua 0.46
New Hampton 1.3
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.95
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.72
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.64
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.71
Oelwein Municipal Airport 1.09
Osage 1.09
Osage 0.83
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.02
Peosta 2.9 E 0.78
Provitin 1.25
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.92
Riceville 3NE 0.68
Sigourney 0.1
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.04
Strawberry Point 2
Toledo 3N 1.09
Traer 0.17
Tripoli 1.03
Vinton 0.54
Washington 0.12
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.07
Watson 4 ENE 0.84
Waucoma 1.24
Waucoma 3.2 S 2.27
Wellman 4.0 E 0.01
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 23, 2017

Clouds Wednesday Evening

 

 

 

 

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This post was written by Schnack on June 21, 2017