July 2016 Weather Stats

Here’s a look back at the precipitation and temperature statistics for the month of July for Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

ALO Monthly Review 2016

 

DBQ Monthly Review 2016

 

CR Monthly Review 2016

 

IC Monthly Review 2016

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 3, 2016

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Warmer Yet Still Cooler Than Normal

Nice to see the high temperature above 60° for the first time in at least 7 days.

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This post was written by Schnack on May 2, 2016

March Stats

Here are you March stats. Temps were above normal and precipitation was close to normal.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 1, 2016

Above Normal Temperatures

The average monthly temp during meteorological winter (Dec/Jan/Feb) was above normal for each month.
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The map below shows the temperature winter outlook from NOAA before the winter began.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 3, 2016

Monday Night/Tuesday Morning Snowfall Totals

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TOWN Snow
Aplington 3.5
Cassville, WI 3.5
Cedar Falls 4.3
Charles City 2.0
Clarksville 4.0
Cresco 4.5
7.9 mi ENE Decorah 4.2
Dubuque (Airport) 1.5
Dubuque 3 NE 2.0
Edgewood 3.5
Eldora 1.3
6 mi SSW Elkader 3.3
Fayette 5.5
Ft Atkinson 4.3
Grundy Center 1.8
Guttenberg 4.0
Hampton 3.0
Harpers Ferry 4.0
Independence 3.0
Ionia 5.0
Iowa Falls 3.5
Jesup 3.5
Kieler, WI 2.8
Lancaster, WI 2.0
LaPorte City 3.0
Manchester 2.6
Monona 4.1
Muscoda, WI 2.3
Nashua 4.2
New Hampton 5.0
Nora Springs 2.5
Osage 3.4
Parkersburg 4.0
Platteville, WI 4.0
Prairie du Chien, WI 3.4
St. Ansgar 3.0
Steuben, WI 2.8
Strawberry Point 4.2
Traer 0.5
Tripoli 3.2
Volga 4.6
Waterloo (Airport) 3.7
Waterloo (KWWL) 3.3
Waucoma 3.0
Waukon 4.0
Waverly 2.0
West Union 4.5
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This post was written by Eileen Loan on March 1, 2016

Warmest December on Record?

No doubt about it….it has been a warm December. As we get closer to the end of the month I thought I would take a look at some of the numbers for Waterloo. The chart below shows the average temperatures, for December, from 1950. On the right side of the chart there is a list of the top 10 warmest Decembers on record.

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Here is a break down of the number of degrees above and below normal each day so far this December for Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Notice most days we were 10-20 degrees above normal for the day.

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The temperature outlook through the rest of the month is above normal. So the way it looks right now, we won’t have a problem reaching the record.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 21, 2015

Warm December…So Far

I know there is still a lot of time left in December, but I thought I would take a look at the early numbers. Through the 7th of December it is the warmest December on record, at Waterloo. Again, we still have a lot of December to go to change the average temperature. The chart below is the average temperature in December at Waterloo through the 7th.
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High temperatures Thursday are forecast to reach the mid 50s. During this time of the month and later, reaching 55° doesn’t happen very often. Check out the chart below showing the lack of 55°+ days in December.

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The outlook leading up to Christmas keeps a good chance of above normal temperatures across Iowa.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 8, 2015

Waterloo Summer Rain

Summer (June/July/Aug) rain total for Waterloo was 14.38″. It was the wettest summer since 2010 and ranks 21st overall.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 1, 2015

Japan’s New Satellite

Japan has a new satellite taking three times as many photos of Earth than the one it has replaced. Click on the photo to see some amazing images.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on July 10, 2015

A Look Back and Ahead

June wound up being a wet month for many locations in Iowa. The map below shows the radar estimated rain totals for the month of June.

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Here are a few monthly rain totals in eastern Iowa.
Waterloo 5.47″ (+0.49″ of normal)
Dubuque 8.34″ (+3.49″ of normal…10th wettest June)
Cedar Rapids 8.85″(+3.93″ of normal)
Iowa City 5.88″ (+1.27″ of normal)

Other rain totals across the state:
Des Moines 8.40″
Mason City 5.04″
Ottumwa 7.79″
Sioux City 4.19″
Burlington 7.06″

At times it felt like it rained every day of the month. In reality it didn’t here are the number of days with 0.01″ of rain reported.
Waterloo 10 days
Dubuque 12 days
Cedar Rapids 13 days
Iowa City  14 days

A look at the average temperatures shows near normal readings in June
Waterloo -0.7° of normal
Dubuque -04.° of normal
Cedar Rapids -0.4° of normal
Iowa City +0.3° of normal

The look ahead shows more wet weather with potentially above normal rain and below normal temperatures across Iowa.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 1, 2015