Terrible Flooding in Pensacola, FL

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Pensacola, FL had a tremendous amount of rain last night. The radar estimates are between 12-16″ (image above). That amount of rain in such a short period of time caused horrific damage. The images below were taken by Shelly Davis.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 30, 2014

Possible Record Flooding Along the Wapsipinicon River

An estimate of 6-8″ of rain fell last night in Buchanan County causing a dangerous situation. The river will be rising rapidly to record levels today at Independence and by Friday at Anamosa.
June 26 IndeeJune 26 Anamosa

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This post was written by Schnack on June 26, 2013

Flooding Photos

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This post was written by Schnack on May 22, 2013

Record Flooding in Kalona

The English River at Kalona is near record level this evening. The forecast shows the water receding.

Apr 19 Kalona

Here are a few photos of the flooding at Kalona taken by Bill Gatchel.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 19, 2013

Photos of Flooding Wednesday

 

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This post was written by Schnack on April 17, 2013

Snow/Flooding Photos

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This post was written by Schnack on March 11, 2013

Flood Outlook

The National Weather Service came out with the last scheduled flood outlook this spring unless needed. 

The below graphics show the highlights from the three reports. 

Blog Graphic 1

Blog Graphic 2

Click on the links below for more detailed information on the flood outlook.

NWS Des Moines

NWS Quad Cities

NWS La Crosse

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This post was written by Schnack on March 7, 2013

Record Heat…Storm Photos…Rain Totals

A few storms north of Highway 20  were severe this afternoon. Some storms produced golf ball sized hail and some rain reports are 2″+. At the same time many others in the viewing area were dry again and HOT. Here are the high temperatures across the state.

Iowa City broke the record high today. Here is how the others compared.

Ok now lets look at the storm photos.
Cresco By Ryan Wilson

Ridgeway By Andy Ludeking

Ridgeway By Julie Kriener

Waukon By Shirley Snitker

West Union By KWWL Weather Tracker

Cresco By Jill Smith

Ridgeway By Niki Konkel

These storms dumped a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Here are just a few rain totals of more than 0.50″ from this afternoon.

2.07″ Dorchester
2.06″ Cresco
1.75″ Monona
1.50″ Bluffton
1.22″ Harpers Ferry
1.13″ Ion
0.91″ Decorah
0.80″ Waukon
0.76″ Marquette
0.74″ Prairie du Chien
0.61″ Boscobel

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This post was written by Schnack on July 18, 2012

Flood Stage Changes

Yesterday I posted how Lansing flood stage along the Mississippi River was going to change, well there are some more changes. Here are the other forecast points along a few rivers that will have changes.

 

Click on the image above to enlarge. Here is how you read the data above.

WVLI4: river forecast point identifier
Cedar R at Waverly: this is the Cedar River at Waverly
12/+0.5: This means the new flood stage will be 12 feet and that is a change to make it 0.5 ft higher.

Here is the statement from the NWS in Des Moines.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, the National Weather Service in Des Moines will change the Flood Stage, Moderate Flood Stage and Major Flood Stage for 44 river forecast points.  These changes were coordinated with various local, state and Federal officials, as well as the public.

Please note that the flood stage will change by several feet at several locations.

 

Click here for the official NWS Des Moines service change notification–issued on February 6, 2012.

 

Click here for a list of talking points.

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This post was written by Schnack on February 7, 2012

Mississippi River at Lansing…Flood Stage Change


Starting on February 9, 2012 the NWS will change the flood stage at Lansing along the Mississippi River. The current flood stage is 18 ft. The flood stage will now be 17 ft. Here is the statement from the National Weather Service.

FROM: MIKE WELVAERT  
 SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
 LA CROSSE WI  
  
SUBJECT: FLOOD STAGE CHANGE FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT  
 LANSING IOWA /LNSI4/  
  
*** REMINDER ***  
  
EFFECTIVE AT 1800 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON FEBRUARY 9...2012...  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CHANGE THE FLOOD STAGE FOR THE  
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LANSING IOWA /LNSI4/.  
  
FLOODING EVENTS IN THE PAST FEW YEARS HAVE LED LOCAL EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO RE-EVALUATE THE LOCAL  
FLOOD PLAIN IN THE LANSING AREA...AND THEY ARE REQUESTING A LOWER  
FLOOD STAGE ELEVATION FOR LANSING.  
  
THE NEW FLOOD STAGE REFERENCED IN ALL HYDROLOGIC STATEMENTS AND  
WARNINGS...INCLUDING FLOOD WARNINGS AND FLOOD STATEMENTS...WILL BE  
AS FOLLOWS:  
  
LANSING LNSI4 NEW FLOOD STAGE...17 FT /OLD FS WAS 18 FT/  
  
ALL OTHER FLOOD CATEGORY LEVELS WILL REMAIN THE SAME:  
  
 MINOR 17 FT MODERATE 19 FT MAJOR 20 FT  
  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE  
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:  
  
 MIKE WELVAERT  
 SERVICE HYDROLOGIST  
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE  
 N2788 COUNTY ROAD FA  
 LA CROSSE WI 54601  
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This post was written by Schnack on February 6, 2012