Tracking a Wintry Mix

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 14-21. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 28-33. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 20-23. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

Friday: Cloudy with a 40% chance of a wintry mix. High: mid 30s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 20s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 30s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: near 40.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain/snow. High: mid 30s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 20s.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on March 5, 2014

Video of Meteor Thursday Evening

A security camera in North Liberty caught the meteor race across the sky Thursday evening.The camera is on the public works facility.

Meteor over North Liberty from City of North Liberty on Vimeo.

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This post was written by Schnack on December 27, 2013

Weather Chat

Check out the new weather chat room link above at the top of the blog. Click on “Weather Chat”

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This post was written by Schnack on November 8, 2013

Rain in Dubuque but not in Town

By The Numbers…0.68…that is the amount of rain that fell at the Dubuque Airport, but not in town. July 20 DBQ Rain

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This post was written by Schnack on July 20, 2013

Relief from the High Humidity


UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear with an isolated storm in the evening. Low: 65-71. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and less humid. High: 78-82. Wind: N 10-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear with patchy fog late. Low: 58-61. Wind: Light.

Thursday: Sunny. High: low 80s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

It has been another very humid day with dewpoints in the mid 70s. There is some relief on the way tomorrow. A cold front is pushing through northwest Iowa this afternoon. Here is the position of the cold front at 2 PM.

July 9 Cold Front
As the front crosses eastern Iowa this evening there will be a slight chance of storms. If a storm does develop, there is a chance it could be severe since the atmosphere is unstable enough for severe weather to develop. The Storm Prediction Center shows a slight risk of severe weather this evening for much of eastern Iowa.

July 9 day1otlk_2000

Again keep in mind that IF storms do develop they may become severe. We will continue to track the front as it crosses the area this evening.

July 9 Wed Eve Sfc Map

High pressure will move across the Midwest and provide us with dry weather through the rest of the week as well as relatively lower humidity levels. The dry weather is forecast to continue through early next week as a weak front will have little to no moisture to work with in generating showers/storms.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 9, 2013

24 Hour Rain Totals

rain
7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.94
Dubuque Dubuque 1.00
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.41
Iowa City Johnson 2.03
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 2.34
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.29
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.65
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 1.88
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 1.28
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.88
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.16
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.77
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.69
COGGON, IA Linn 1.42
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.32
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.66
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 0.69
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.00
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 1.00
Dubuque 3.2 N Dubuque 1.07
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.85
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.61
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 2.28
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 1.61
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 1.12
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.72
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 1.35
HOLSTEIN, IA Ida 0.50
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.18
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 3.96
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.61
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.82
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.79
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 1.75
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 1.25
Monticello, IA Jones 0.74
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.42
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.24
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.30
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.22
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 1.56
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.45
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.80
Peosta 0.7 ESE Dubuque 1.26
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.76
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.80
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.86
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.62
SWISHER, IA Johnson 1.71
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 1.89
TRAER, IA Tama 2.42
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 1.01
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 1.66
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.56
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 1.01
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.70
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.35
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.36
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 2.50
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This post was written by Schnack on June 25, 2013

April Rain Compared and Drought Compared

After all of the rain during the last two weeks the drought conditions we have been in is obviously no longer. Here is a comparison of the Drought Monitor from this year to last year around the same time.

Apr 18 Drought Compare

 

Now lets compare the rain totals in April through the 18th from this year to last year.

Apr 18 April Rain

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This post was written by Schnack on April 18, 2013

Snow and Clouds on a Satellite Image

Mar 21 Sat

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This post was written by Schnack on March 21, 2013

Winter Storm Heading Toward Iowa

A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for all of eastern Iowa Monday and Tuesday for 6″+ snow.

Mar 2 Watch

Here is the timing of chances of snow.

Mar 2 Snow Chances

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This post was written by Schnack on March 2, 2013

Snow Total from Feb. 26-27

 

The image is from the NWS.

Feb 28

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This post was written by Schnack on February 28, 2013