July Outlook

Lets hope for more day weather than wet weather at least for a week or two to start the month.

July 1 Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on July 1, 2014

April and Spring Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on March 20, 2014

Snow Totals & February Outlook

The season snow totals do not include anything that fell after midnight last night…just through January.

Feb 1 Snow Totals

 

The February outlook from the Climate Prediction Center keeps the cold air around with near normal precipitation.

Feb 1 Feb Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on February 1, 2014

Winter Outlook…Farmers’ Almanac Style

 

Here is the winter 2013-2014 outlook from the Farmers’ Almanac. Click the image for more details.

Aug 26 Farmers Almanac

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This post was written by Schnack on August 26, 2013

August Outlook

 

 

The Climate Prediction Center outlook for August is out. Below normal temperatures are forecast for Iowa with near normal precipitation.

July 31 August Outlook

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This post was written by Schnack on July 31, 2013

Dry Week…Storm Spotter Classes


UPDATED at 4:00 PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 19-23. Wind: N 5-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: 33-37. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Decreasing clouds. Low: 16-21. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: upper 30s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: low 40s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: near 50.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. High: upper 40s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 40s.

There are a few storm spotter training classes this week.

Date Time County Town Location
Monday March 25 6:30 p.m. Black Hawk Waterloo Hawkeye Community College
Tama Hall
Tuesday
March 26
6:30 p.m. Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque County Emergency Management 14928 Public Safety Way
Tuesday March 26 7:00 p.m. Cedar Lowden Lowden Fire Department
Tuesday 
March 26
6:30 p.m. Winneshiek Decorah Decorah City Hall
Tuesday March 26 7:00 p.m. Webinar Anywhere Click here for directions
Thursday March 28 6:30 p.m. Grant Fennimore, WI Fennimore Fire Station
Thursday March 28 6:30 p.m. Hardin Alden Public Library City of Alden

 

Training from surrounding NWS offices:

There is a large area of low pressure in the east part of the nation and it is going to be slow to move. We are still being influenced by the low that is along the coast with a mostly cloudy sky today and a gusty north wind.

Mar 25 Current
Tonight and Tuesday will remain mostly cloudy before the high pressure to our west moves east and gradually clears the clouds and lightens up the wind for Wednesday.

Thursday will be a nice day with a mix of sun and clouds as temperatures warm into the 40s by the afternoon. Friday clouds will increase as we track an area of low pressure to bring us a chance of rain for the weekend. High temperatures this weekend might reach the upper 40s…MAYBE 50… if there is enough dry time during the day Saturday.

The rain forecast from Monday evening to Saturday evening is light. Keep in mind the only chance of rain will be Saturday in the time frame of the map below.

Mar 25 QPF
Once the weekend is over there is a chance of cooler than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation expected. The maps below are from the Climate Prediction Center for April 2-8.

Mar 25 814temp_newMar 25 814prcp_new

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This post was written by Schnack on March 25, 2013

Spring Outlook 2013

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This post was written by Schnack on March 22, 2013

Drought and Three Month Precipitation Outlook

The updated Drought Monitor was released today. The conditions have not changed in the last 7 days. The worst conditions remain in the western half of the state. The best conditions are in east central and southeast Iowa where the conditions are only abnormally dry.

Mar 21 IA Drought

 

The seasonal drought outlook was released today and it shows that there is improvement on the way for Iowa. The outlook is through the end of June.

Mar 21 season_drought

 

The Climate Prediction Center issued the outlook for the next 3 month (April/May/June). Above normal precipitation is expected.

Mar 21 Precip AMJ

Here are the normal precipitation amounts for April/May/June:

Location: April/May/June=Total
Waterloo: 3.70+4.53+4.98= 13.21″
Dubuque: 3.66+4.19+4.40= 9.25″
Cedar Rapids: 3.05+4.15+4.92= 12.12″
Iowa City: 3.54+4.57+5.06= 13.17″
Decorah: 3.61+4.19+5.16= 9.96″

 

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This post was written by Schnack on March 21, 2013

March Temperature/Precipitation Outlook

The updated March outlook from the Climate Predication Center shows near normal temperatures and precipitation for eastern Iowa.

The precipitation map is on the left and the temperature map is on the right.
Feb 28 off15_prcp Feb 28 off15_temp

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This post was written by Schnack on February 28, 2013

Winter Outlook for Canada

Here is the winter outlook for Canada from Environment Canada.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on December 9, 2012