This post was written by Schnack on March 20, 2014
The season snow totals do not include anything that fell after midnight last night…just through January.
The February outlook from the Climate Prediction Center keeps the cold air around with near normal precipitation.
This post was written by Schnack on February 1, 2014
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.
|Monday March 25||6:30 p.m.||Black Hawk||Waterloo||Hawkeye Community College
|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
|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.
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.
This post was written by Schnack on March 25, 2013
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.
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.
The Climate Prediction Center issued the outlook for the next 3 month (April/May/June). Above normal precipitation is expected.
Here are the normal precipitation amounts for April/May/June:
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″
This post was written by Schnack on March 21, 2013