September Rainfall

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This post was written by Schnack on September 23, 2016

ICYMI Sept 19…Antisolar Rays & Belt of Venus /90° Days/Baseball Sized Hail

Severe storms were in the forecast for this afternoon and evening, but little to nothing materialized. The reason for that is because of what is called a CAP. This is small layer of the atmosphere that is warmer and it prevented the air from rising quickly.

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The high temperature today was 89 degrees in Cedar Rapids. I went back and looked to see how often does a high temperature of 90 degrees get reached in September at Cedar Rapids. Well, on this date is has done eight times. The chart below shows the calendar day at the bottom and temperature on the left. Each bar shows the number of days the temperature reached 90 or higher on that particular day. So again, on the 19th it was 90 or warmer 8 times on that day. Notice how fast the frequency drops off toward the end of the month…not very often.
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Here is a look at how much rain has fallen so far this month across Iowa.
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There is a great web page very interesting photos and descriptions of why things look the way they do. Les Cowley puts off of this information on the web page. There is a section called Optics Picture of the Day. I learn something new every time I go the web page. The photo is just one example of some great photos on there. Here is the link.
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On September 18, 2002 a storm producing baseball size hail with wind gusts to 70-80 mph in Jackson County. Click here for more details on this event.
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This post was written by Schnack on September 19, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

Waterloo Black Hawk 1.93
Dubuque Dubuque 0.20
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.15
Iowa City Johnson T
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.41
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.25
Bellevue LD 12, IA Jackson 0.75
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 2.00
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 1.33
Cedar Falls 0.6 N Black Hawk 2.18
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW Linn 1.45
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE Linn 1.42
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.64
Center Point 0.6 NNW Linn 2.11
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.27
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.74
Clarksville 0.2 NW Butler 1.03
COGGON, IA Linn 2.24
CONRAD, IA Grundy 2.05
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 1.24
Decorah 4.9SE Winneshiek 1.54
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 1.45
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.50
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.70
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.55
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.60
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 2.22
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 1.76
Gilbertville 1.0 NW Black Hawk 1.25
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 1.68
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.42
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 1.23
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 1.57
Independence 1.2 N Buchanan 2.66
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 2.08
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 2.31
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.01
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 1.44
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.17
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 2.18
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.16
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 1.41
MARENGO, IA Iowa 1.91
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 1.38
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 1.36
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.98
Monticello, IA Jones 1.50
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW Benton 1.61
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 1.30
New Hampton 0.3 NNW Chickasaw 1.24
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.17
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 1.54
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.06
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 1.43
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 2.69
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 1.51
Sigourney, IA Keokuk 0.12
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.05
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.67
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 2.27
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 1.72
Swisher 0.4 NNE Johnson 0.91
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.50
VINTON, IA Benton 1.27
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 2.19
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.01
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 2.31
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 1.90
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 2.12
West Fork Cedar River 3 NNE Kesley, IA Butler 1.40
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.65
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This post was written by Schnack on September 16, 2016

ICYMI Sep 8…Sunset/Rocket/Hurricane/Leaves/Rain

Here is a look at the rainfall in September through the 8th.
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A nice Iowa sunset on Thursday. Here are few photos capturing the moment.

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Click here to view the launch from Thursday.

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On this day in 1900 a powerful hurricane made landfall in Texas. Back then, they have no way of knowing what was going to happen.  Because of that more than 8,000 people lost their lives.
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WOW look at the map below from the Minnesota DNR
The leaves are starting to change color.
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This post was written by Schnack on September 8, 2016

Thursday Morning Rainfall Totals

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TOWN 24 HR RAIN TOTAL Wed AM-Thu AM
   
Waterloo (Airport) 0.42
Dubuque (Airport) 2.08
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 2.65
Iowa City (Airport) 1.30
 
Ainsworth 7.4 mi N 1.54
Amana 4.7 mi W 2.55
Bertram 2.35
Cedar Bluff 2.84
Cedar Falls 1.4 mi SSE 2.75
Cedar Rapids 2.0 WSW 2.35
Cedar Rapids 2 W 2.91
Cedar Rapids 2.7 mi NW 3.77
Cedar Rapids 3 NE 3.77
Cedar Rapids 3.4 mi NW 4.11
Center Point 0.6 NNW 1.52
Central City 6.7 mi W 0.97
Clutier 3.45
Decorah 4.9 SE 0.48
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 0.57
Eldora 0.69
Elizabeth, IL 2.35
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.16
Hiawatha 3.24
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 2.45
Iowa City 3 E 2.04
Kalona 7.3 mi NNW 0.82
Ladora 2.01
Latimer 1.9 mi NE 0.05
Lowden 3.78
Marengo 2.6 SSW 1.49
Marion 1.2 mi NE 3.32
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 3.23
Midway 2.47
Mt Auburn 0.62
New Hampton 0.3 mi NNW 0.43
New Hampton 0.4 mi SW 0.04
Nora Springs 0.08
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 1.62
North Liberty 2 NNW 1.63
Oelwein 0.8 mi WNW 0.22
Olin 2.30
Oxford Mills 2.81
Palo 1 ENE 2.67
Peosta 2.9 E 2.78
Sigourney 1.1 W 1.66
Solon 0.3 mi ESE 3.05
Swisher 2.60
Waterloo 3 mi NNW 0.02
Waucoma 3.2 mi S 0.40
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This post was written by Eileen Loan on September 8, 2016

Wednesday Morning Rainfall Totals

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TOWN 24 HR RAIN TOTAL Tue AM-Wed AM
   
Waterloo (Airport) 0.32
Dubuque (Airport) 0.15
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 0.23
Iowa City (Airport) 0.03
   
Amana 4.7 mi W 1.33
Anamosa 2.5 mi SSW 0.01
Bluffton 5.24
Cedar Rapids 2.7 mi NW 0.02
Charles City Cedar Rvr 0.37
Charles City 0.84
Charles City COOP 1.51
Decorah 4.9 SE 2.54
Decorah 6 ESE 2.98
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 2.96
Dorchester HWY 76 4.00
Elkader 0.44
Elma 2.50
Fayette 0.78
Fort Atkinson 1.69
Guttenberg Dam 10 0.07
Ionia 2 mi W 0.70
Marion 1.2 mi NE 0.08
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 0.07
Marquette 0.37
Monona 0.67
Nashua 0.63
New Hampton 0.3 mi NNW 0.84
New Hampton 0.4 mi SW 1.00
Nora Springs 2.18
Oelwein 0.23
Osage 2.50
Riceville 3 NE 2.38
St. Ansgar 1.68
Waterloo 3 mi NNW 0.23
Waterville 3 SE 0.74
Watson 4 ENE 0.94
Waucoma 1.56

 

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This post was written by Eileen Loan on September 7, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

Here are the 24 hour rain totals to 9AM Saturday, August 20, 2016:

24 hr rain

Waterloo 1.45
Dubuque 0.34
Cedar Rapids 0.22
Iowa City 0.44
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.95
Ainsworth 7.4 N 1.19
Amana 4.7 W 0.28
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.34
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.30
CASCADE, IA 0.15
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 1.66
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.22
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.23
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.24
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.44
Central City 6.7 W 0.91
CHARLES CITY, IA 1.42
Clarksville 0.2 NW 2.40
CLUTIER, IA 0.36
COGGON, IA 0.24
COLWELL, IA 1.10
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.55
Decorah 4.9SE 0.63
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.86
Dubuque #3, IA 0.35
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.50
Dysart 3.1 N 0.49
Eldora 1.2 ENE 2.69
ELDORA, IA 3.38
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.13
FAYETTE, IA 0.57
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.66
HAMPTON, IA 1.76
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.91
IONIA 2W, IA 1.16
IOWA CITY, IA 0.63
IOWA FALLS, IA 2.30
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.78
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA 2.92
Latimer 1.9 NE 2.20
LOWDEN, IA 0.50
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.37
Marion 1.2 NE 0.21
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.14
Monona WWTP, IA 0.54
Monticello, IA 0.45
NASHUA 2SW, IA 1.40
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.70
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.73
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 1.12
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 0.69
PARKERSBURG, IA 3.02
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.31
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.08
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.88
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.21
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.91
TRAER, IA 0.69
TRIPOLI, IA 0.52
VOLGA 1NE, IA 1.05
WASHINGTON, IA 0.61
Webster City 0.5 NW 1.70
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.47
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on August 20, 2016

24 hour rainfall totals

24 hour rain totals from 7 AM Thursday, August 18 to 7 AM Friday, August 19

24 hr rain

Location 24 Hour Total
Waterloo 0.00
Dubuque 0.38
Cedar Rapids 0.00
Iowa City 0.00
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.67
CASCADE, IA 0.17
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.01
Central City 6.7 W T
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.04
COLWELL, IA 0.08
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.50
Decorah 4.9SE 0.75
Decorah 6ESE, IA 0.65
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.91
Dubuque #3, IA 0.41
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 1.00
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.81
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 3.20
ELMA, IA 0.55
FAYETTE, IA 0.74
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.93
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.53
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.04
IONIA 2W, IA 0.14
IOWA FALLS, IA T
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.08
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.22
Marquette 0.2 NNE 2.33
Monona WWTP, IA 0.52
Monticello, IA 0.06
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.28
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.18
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.10
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.01
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.15
TRIPOLI, IA 0.27
VINTON, IA 0.01
VOLGA 1NE, IA 2.86
Waterloo 1.0 SW 0.01
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.01
WAUCOMA , IA 0.41
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.06
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This post was written by Schnack on August 19, 2016

August Rainfall (so far)

We are a little more than half way through the month of August (can you believe it?).  We’ve had a few rainy days, meaning many of us have had above average rain through August 15th.

Rainfall Deficit

A cold front tracks into Iowa Friday, bringing the chance for widespread rain and storms to eastern Iowa, especially later in the day through Saturday morning.  Stay with KWWL for further updates on timing.

Here’s a look at rainfall potential through Saturday evening.  A half inch to one inch of rain looks possible at this point.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 17, 2016

Thursday/Friday Rainfall Totals

Very heavy rain tracked through eastern Iowa Thursday and Friday, most of which fell Thursday night.  We’ve had rainfall reports of around an inch, to as high as 7 inches across eastern Iowa.

Here’s the Doppler Radar estimates over the last 48 hours.

48 hr rain

Last 48 Hours:  
City Total
Waterloo 1.48
Dubuque 1.56
Cedar Rapids 5.02
Iowa City 2.82
Last 24 Hours:
Ainsworth 7.4 N 3.98
Allison 1.25
Amana 3.5 ENE 4.33
Amana 4.7 W 5.70
Anamosa 3SSW 2.05
Belle Plaine 3.20
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 3.20
Bellevue L& D 12 2.60
Brighton 2.77
Cascasde 2.09
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.78
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 1.36
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 4.40
Center Point 0.6 NNW 3.69
Central City 6.7 W 2.23
Charles City 0.70
Clarksville 0.2 NW 0.71
Clutier 2.19
Coggon 3.89
Colwell 0.53
Coralville 1.8 NW 2.62
Cresco 1NE 0.32
Decorah 4.9SE 0.66
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.41
Dubuque #3 1.41
Dubuque L&D #11 0.96
Dysart 3.1 N 2.93
Edgewood 1.28
Eldora 1.2 ENE 1.35
Elkader 6SSW 1.16
Elma 0.41
Ely 0.5 SE 5.64
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.89
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 1.35
Grundy Center 1.35
Guttenberg L&D 10 0.46
Hampton 0.93
Hopkinton 0.2 NE 3.63
Independence 1.2 N 1.27
Ionia 2W 1.02
Iowa City 3.47
Iowa City 4.5 N 2.00
Iowa Falls 1.59
Kalona 7.3 NNW 2.48
Kesley 3 NE 1.42
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.89
Manchester No. 2 1.06
Maquoketa 4 W 2.51
Marengo 2.6 SSW 4.06
Marengo 4W 4.71
Marion 1.2 NE 3.61
Marion 1.7 NNW 3.34
Monona 0.53
Monticello 2.73
Nashua 2SW 0.91
New Hampton 0.82
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.22
North English 1.97
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 3.42
Oelwein 1NE 1.15
Osage 0.56
Parkersburg 1.40
Parnell 0.1 SSW 3.6
Peosta 2.9 E 1.11
Quasqueton 1.8 S 3.22
Robins 0.4 SSE 3.63
Sigourney 1.92
Sigourney 1.1 W 1.90
Solon 0.3 ESE 5.58
St. Ansgar 0.75
Stanley 4W 0.71
Strawberry Point 1.29
Swisher 0.4 NNE 6.95
Toledo 3N 2.42
Traer 2.50
Tripoli 1.19
Vinton 6.25
Volga 1NE 1.01
Washington 1.64
Waterloo 1.4 ESE 1.10
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.98
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 1.73
Waucoma 1.37
Waucoma 0.2 N 1.54
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.54
Williamsburg 3.70

Several counties are under a Flood Warning until 6:45 PM Friday (8/12) for rising ditches, creeks, streams and rivers.  Remember, if you come across a flooded roadway, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

Flood Warning

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 12, 2016