Snowiest January day in Waterloo

Snowiest January day in Waterloo was on Jan. 3, 1971.
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This post was written by Schnack on January 3, 2017

24 Hour Rain Totals – Christmas 2016

24 hr rain

Here are the 24 hour rainfall totals from across eastern Iowa:

Waterloo 0.50
Dubuque 0.27
Cedar Rapids 0.45
Iowa City 0.18
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.28
Amana 4.7 W 0.91
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.42
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.80
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.27
CALMAR, IA 0.19
CASCADE, IA 0.38
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.71
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.50
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.66
Central City 6.7 W 0.88
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.55
CLUTIER, IA 0.91
COGGON, IA 0.73
Decorah 4.9SE 0.79
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.59
Dubuque #3, IA 0.35
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.30
Dysart 3.1 N 0.70
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.70
Ely 0.5 SE 0.33
FAYETTE, IA 0.69
FOREST CITY 2 NNE, IA 0.50
FULTON, IA 0.41
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.40
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.82
HAMPTON, IA 0.55
IOWA CITY, IA 0.33
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.52
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.31
LOWDEN, IA 0.43
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.44
Marion 1.2 NE 0.44
Monona WWTP, IA 1.04
Monticello, IA 0.38
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.70
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.62
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.56
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 1.00
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.86
Parnell 0.62
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.22
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.62
Sigourney, IA 0.76
Toledo 0.62
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.62
TRAER, IA 0.62
TRIPOLI, IA 0.61
VINTON, IA 1.10
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.73
WASHINGTON, IA 0.28
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.07
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.58
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.84

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on December 26, 2016

Preliminary Snowfall Totals (12/23)

Here are just a few reports we’ve received from Friday’s snowfall.  More will come in Saturday morning.

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Town Amount
Calmar 3.5
Cedar Falls 2.5
Clarksville 3.0
Decorah 3.0
Denver 3.0
Dubuque 1.7
Independence 1.4
Iowa Falls 4.0
Lowden 1.0
Mona 5.0
New Hampton 4.0
North Washington (Chicasaw Co.) 6.0
Riceville 2.5
Toledo 1.0
Waterloo 2.0
Waukon 2.5

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 23, 2016

Snowfall Totals 12/16 – 12/17

Here are the reported snowfall totals across eastern Iowa.  Waterloo and Dubuque’s totals come from the airport.

Snow Totals - 4 Lines

 

Town Total
Waterloo 2.0
Dubuque 3.1
Cedar Rapids 2.1
Iowa City 1.7
ALLISON, IA 2.0
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 1.6
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.6
Audubon, IA 1.0
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 2.5
Bellevue 0.3 SSW 1.5
Bellevue LD 12, IA 1.5
Boone 4.5 WSW 0.5
BOONE, IA 0.5
CALMAR, IA 8.4
Cascade 2.0
CASCADE, IA 1.2
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 1.5
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 1.8
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 2.4
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.2
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 2.8
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.3
Central City 6.7 W 1.4
CHARLES CITY, IA 3.4
COGGON, IA 2.1
CRESCO 1NE, IA 5.6
Decorah 4.4
Decorah 4.9SE 4.4
Decorah 7.9 ENE 4.2
Delmar 2.3 NW 2.0
DENISON, IA 0.5
Dubuque #3, IA 1.4
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 2.0
Dysart 3.1 N 0.4
EDGEWOOD, IA 2.5
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 1.9
Ely 0.5 SE 0.1
FAYETTE, IA 3.3
FULTON, IA 1.0
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 1.1
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 1.2
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 1.0
Guttenberg 4.5
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 2.0
Hampton 2.0
HAMPTON, IA 2.0
IONIA 2W, IA 4.0
IOWA CITY, IA 2.0
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.0
Lost Nation 0.3 S 2.5
Lowden 2.8
Maquoketa 2.0
Marion 2.1
Marion 1.2 NE 0.3
Monona WWTP, IA 3.2
Monticello, IA 1.0
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 1.0
NASHUA 2SW, IA 3.3
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 3.5
New Hampton 0.4 SW 4.1
New London 1.5 SW 1.0
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 4.5
North Liberty 1.8
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 2.0
Osceola 2.5 WSW 1.0
Parnell 1.2
Parnell 0.1 SSW 1.6
Quasqueton 1.8 S 2.5
RANDOLPH, IA Trace
Readlyn 2.5
Robins 0.4 SSE 2.5
SIDNEY, IA 0.5
Sigourney, IA 2.0
Solon 0.3 ESE 3.6
Springville 2.1
ST ANSGAR, IA 5.8
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 1.8
Toledo 1.3
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 1.3
TRIPOLI, IA 2.4
VOLGA 1NE, IA 2.5
WASHINGTON, IA 0.9
Waterloo 1.0 SW 2.1
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 2.5
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA 1.7
Waterville 6.0
Wellsburg 2.0
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.1

 


Here’s a look at the final forecast from late Friday afternoon.

Here's a look at the final forecast from late Friday afternoon.

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

Updated Snowfall Totals 12/10 – 12/11

The winter storm that tracked through Iowa and the Midwest played out a little differently than we thought it would, at least here in eastern Iowa.  As you may recall, the Storm Track Weather Team was forecasting 6-8″ of snow north of Highway 20; 4-6″ of snow between Highway 20 and Highway 30; 1-4″ of snow roughly south of Highway 30.  A couple things happened with this storm.  First, our weather model guidance was showing a little bit more moisture in eastern Iowa than what actually happened, so we thought a little bit more snow would fall.  Also, the timing of the dry period was off.  The heavier band of snow that we thought would set up for northern Iowa, actually set up in parts of southern Minnesota into Wisconsin (see map below).

Fortunately, any snow we did have to clear was light and fluffy.

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/

Generally, snowfall reports across the KWWL viewing area have come in between 1 and 6″.

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Town Amounts
Waterloo 3.9
Dubuque 5.7
Cedar Rapids 3.1
Iowa City No reports
1 SE Vinton 3.8
1 SW Traer 2.0
2 NNE Cedar Rapids 2.4
3 N Dysart 2.3
4 WNW Dubuque 4.0
5 NW Cedar Rapids 2.1
Allison 4.0
Calmar 4.8
Cascade 4.8
Charles City 4.0
Coggon 2.4
Cresco 1NE 6.1
Decorah 5.5
Denver 3.3
Dubuque #3 4.0
Dubuque L&D 11 4.0
Durant 3.0
Dysart 2.3
Edgewood 4.0
Edgewood 4.0
Eldora 3.5
Elkader 6SSW 4.4
Evansdale 3.2
Fayette 5.3
Fulton 3.0
Gilbertville 2.7
Guttenberg 3.5
Hampton 4.5
Hopkinton 2.0
Ionia 2W 4.0
Lowden 3.0
Manchester NO. 2 3.2
Marion 2.0
Monona 4.7
Mount Vernon 3.0
Nashua 2SW 4.0
New Hamtpon 4.0
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 4.0
Oelwein 3.5
Parnell 1.1
Quasqueton 2.8
Sigourney 1.0
Springville 2.0
Sumner 2.5
Waucoma 5.0
Wellman 1.5
Wellsburg (E) 3.5
West Union 3.0
Williamsburg 3.0

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 11, 2016

First Snowfall of the Season

Here’s a list of snowfall totals from weather trackers and the National Weather Service.  The forecast Saturday night called for 2-4″ across much of eastern Iowa, with 1-2″ south of Interstate 80.  As you can see from the map below, many areas saw more than forecast.  Initially, the thinking was there would be a little rain mixed in south.  That did not happen.  There was also a nearly stationary, heavy snow band that set up just east of Iowa City and Washington, and dumped 6-10 inches of snow in far eastern Iowa.

This was a heavy, wet snow, perfect for snowman making weather.  Some of the snow melted once the snow tracked out, due to temps above freezing.

 

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Snow Totals - 4 Lines

Town Amount
Waterloo (Airport) 2.6
Dubuque (Airport) 5.6
Cedar Rapids 4.0
Iowa City 4.0
1 ENE Anamosa 5.4
1 SE Cedar Rapids 4.0
1 SE Vinton 4.0
1 SW North Liberty 4.0
1 WSW Iowa City 4.2
2 ENE Palo 4.5
2 NNW Fayette 3.5
2 NNW Shellsburg 4.5
2 NW Marion 5.0
2 SSE Iowa City 4.0
2 W Cedar Rapids 4.2
2 WSW Iowa City 4.7
2 WSW Iowa City 4.2
5 NE Cedar Rapids 4.0
Ainsworth 7.0
Allison 4.0
Anamosa 5.5
Atkins 4.5
Belle Plaine 2.5
Bertram 4.2
Cascade 3.1
Cedar Falls 4.0
Center Junction 4.0
Denver 4.0
Durant 5.0
Edgewood 4.5
Elmira 5.5
Harpers Ferry 3.8
Hopkinton 5.0
Lowden 6.0
Maquoketa 4.5
Marion 6.0
Mount Vernon 4.2
Parnell 4.0
Prairieburg 5.0
Quasqueton 4.7
Robins 5.5
Solon 3.9
Toledo 4.0
Washington 5.5
Waterloo 1 SW 3.0
Wellman 3.5
Williamsburg 4.0
Wyoming 4.5

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 4, 2016

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24-Hour Snow Totals

Snow Totals from 7 AM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday

*Note: Snow was still falling across eastern Iowa after these reports came in. Complete snowfall totals will be posted later.*

Location County 24-Hour Snow
Waterloo Black Hawk 1.4
Dubuque Dubuque 2.4
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.2
Iowa City Johnson 2.0
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 2.0
ALLISON, IA Butler 4.0
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 2.4
Bellevue LD 12, IA Jackson 2.0
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 2.9
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW Linn 1.2
Central City 6.7 W Linn 2.0
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.0
CLUTIER, IA Tama 2.0
COGGON, IA Linn 2.2
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 2.0
Decorah 4.9SE Winneshiek 2.1
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 2.4
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 1.2
Dysart 3.1 N Tama 2.4
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.1
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 2.3
FULTON, IA Jackson 3.0
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 1.5
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 3.3
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 2.5
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.5
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 2.0
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.8
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.2
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 2.0
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.8
Monticello, IA Jones 2.0
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 2.6
New Hampton 0.3 NNW Chickasaw 1.5
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 1.5
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 2.0
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 3.0
Protivin 4WSW, IA Chickasaw 3.0
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 2.5
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.7
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 1.0
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 3.0
TRAER, IA Tama 2.5
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 2.1
VINTON, IA Benton 2.5
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 1.8
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.0
Waterloo NWS Snowfall, IA Black Hawk 1.4
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.0

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This post was written by Denice Pelster on December 4, 2016

A Look Back at November

We had quite the November of weather across eastern Iowa.  Here’s a look back at the stats from Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

ALO Monthly Review 2016

November 2016 is tied for the 2nd warmest November on record for Waterloo.

ALO Top Warmest Nov


Dubuque:

DBQ Monthly Review 2016

November 2016 is tied for the 6th warmest November on record for Dubuque.

DBQ Top Warmest Nov


It’s also been a very warm month in Cedar Rapids & Iowa City:

CR Monthly Review 2016

IC Monthly Review 2016

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 1, 2016

Snow Totals/ Wind Gusts

Here are some snow totals from the first snow storm of the year.

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The same storm that produced the above snow brought eastern Iowa strong wing gusts.
Peak Wind Gust - 4 Lines

 

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This post was written by Schnack on November 18, 2016

ICYMI Nov 2 – National Drought/ISS/Snow

Many across the country are experiencing some level of dry land or drought. A NOAA website shows just how much rain would be needed to delete the drought as well the probability of the drought ending over a certain period of time.

For more information, visit the Current Drought Reduction page.

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Today marks 16 years since someone has been aboard the International Space Station. Click on here and take a look at some of the moments.

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There were only 10 days last winter when 1″ or more fell in Waterloo/Dubuque.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on November 2, 2016