January Temperatures in Dubuque

The high and low temperatures have been all over the place so far this month. After these recent cold days, above normal temperatures are in the forecast for next week and could be through the rest of the month.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 13, 2017

Temperature Trend

We’ve had a pretty cold week across eastern Iowa, but things are looking slightly warmer through the first half of the work week.  Here’s the temperature trend:

PM Data Driven Line Graph-Highs

The Climate Prediction Center has eastern Iowa with a slight chance of above normal temperatures from January 14th through the 18th.

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There’s an even better probability for above average temperatures the 16th through the 22nd.  The average high is in the upper 20s.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on January 8, 2017

Below Zero Days

If you have been thinking there has been more below zero days this winter (so far), compared to last, you’re right!  Looking at the month of December, and through January 7th last winter, Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City had ZERO days at or below 0°.  Obviously, it’s a different story this year.

Below zero comparison

We will likely add on another night to 2016-17 tonight.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on January 7, 2017

First few days of January

Here is a look at the high and low temperatures compared to normal for the first few days of January.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 5, 2017

Low Temps or High Temps?

These are actually the high temperatures for Thursday. Not the warmest of days. Temperatures Friday will be close to the ones today.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 5, 2017

Iowa/Alaska Temperature Comparison

These are the temperatures at 9 PM central time. It is not unusual to have it colder here than in Alaska.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 4, 2017

Bitter Cold Air Continues Into the Weekend

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Tonight:
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect across northern Iowa tonight with wind chills as cold as 20 below in this area. Temperatures are forecast to drop to the single digits below zero with a few breaks in the cloud cover in northern Iowa. Areas around Cedar Rapids and south remain cloudy keeping temperatures in the single digits above zero and wind chills around 10 below. Flurries are possible in the southern counties as well. 

Thursday: Another bitterly cold day with highs from 4-14 and wind chills of 0 to 10 below zero. A few flurries maybe a light snow shower is possible south of Cedar Rapids otherwise mostly cloudy. We are on the north edge of an area of snow across Missouri.
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Wind Forecast

Thursday Night: The clouds slowly thin out overnight as temperatures fall into the single digits below zero again. A 10-15 mph puts wind chills in a 20 or 25 below zero range late.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Frigid air remains during this time with high temperatures in the teens and a mostly sunny sky.

Monday: The sky becomes cloudy with a gusty south wind pushing highs into the low 30s.

Tuesday: We are tracking a storm forecast to stay north of Iowa and one more time we will be on the warm side. A gusty south wind keeps warming our high temperatures and this time to near 40. A few snowflakes are possible in the morning, but most if not all of the light precipitation will fall in the form of rain.

The map below shows the light rain Tuesday in parts of Iowa otherwise dry for the next seven days.

 

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There is some hope to stay out of the deep freeze Jan 12-18. The map below shows a slight chance of above normal temperatures.
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This post was written by Schnack on January 4, 2017

Arctic Air Settles in Eastern Iowa

Forecast Wind Chills Friday Morning

Despite starting the day with plenty of sunshine, it won’t be warm….at all. Highs warm to the single digits and teens across eastern Iowa. Breezy winds from the northwest make it feel closer to 0°F for some (and even colder than that farther north). Clouds increase this afternoon and evening to mostly cloudy.

Temperatures won’t have too far to fall tonight. Overnight lows will be in the single digits above and below zero. Lighter winds will have less of an impact on the wind chill but it will still be frigid into Thursday morning. A few flurries are possible Thursday but little to no accumulation is expected in the KWWL viewing area as a system tracks to our south. Everyone warms above 0° by Thursday afternoon.

It begins to warm up Friday afternoon and through the first weekend of the year. We return to above normal highs on Monday when we rise to the low 30s. Breezy winds return Monday ahead of our next weather maker, which could bring some wintry mix back to eastern Iowa.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on January 4, 2017

BRRRR!!!!

Once the wind chill drops below zero this evening it is expected stay below zero until Friday evening. Dress in layers.
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This post was written by Schnack on January 3, 2017

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