June Rainfall Totals Thus Far

Below is a graphic with rainfall values contoured based on the estimated amounts across the state of Iowa. Official numbers from the National Weather Service offices are listed in boxes near the city names.

June 2016 Rain

Most of the rain has fallen east of Des Moines during the month of June. There is a chance for rain and storms later this week for Iowa. The rain is welcome in southeastern Iowa, where there is a moderate drought.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 27, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

Here are the 24 hour rain totals from 7 am Saturday 06/25/16 – 7 am Sunday 06/26/16.  The map below shows the Doppler Radar rainfall estimates.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

 

Waterloo 1.15
Dubuque 0.65
Cedar Rapids 0.90
Iowa City 0.69
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.21
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.21
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.13
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.30
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 1.82
Swisher 0.4 NNE 1.00
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.48
Coralville 1.8 NW 1.54
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.69
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.75
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.90
Marion 1.2 NE 0.73
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 1.00
Central City 6.7 W 1.37
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.91
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.68
Dysart 3.1 N 1.73
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.16
Decorah 4.9SE 0.47
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.76
VINTON, IA 1.38
BELLE PLAINE, IA 1.50
TRIPOLI, IA 0.25
LOWDEN, IA 1.38
IONIA 2W, IA 0.85
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.72
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.25
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.47
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.44
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 1.13
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 1.02
CASCADE, IA 1.02
Dubuque #3, IA 0.67
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.65
FAYETTE, IA 0.28
NASHUA 2SW, IA 1.67
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.60
HAMPTON, IA 0.48
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 2.20
CRESCO 1NE, IA 1.00
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.33
IOWA CITY, IA 0.76
Monticello, IA 0.98
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.53
COGGON, IA 1.21
TRAER, IA 2.66
CLUTIER, IA 0.99
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 1.02
WASHINGTON, IA Trace
Decorah 6ESE, IA 0.59
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 26, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

Here are the 24 hour rain totals from 7am 06/21/16 – 7 am 06/22/16:

Waterloo 2.04
Dubuque 0.66
Cedar Rapids 4.48
Iowa City 3.20
Ainsworth 7.4 N 2.68
Amana 4.7 W 3.03
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.53
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.35
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.72
CASCADE, IA 0.42
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 3.75
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 2.36
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 2.38
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 2.77
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.46
Center Point 0.6 NNW 1.70
Central City 6.7 W 1.25
CHARLES CITY, IA 1.00
Clarksville 0.2 NW 1.45
COGGON, IA 0.74
Coralville 1.8 NW 3.71
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.04
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.08
Dubuque #3, IA 0.67
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.58
Dysart 3.1 N 2.17
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.55
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.59
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.36
ELMA, IA 0.10
Ely 0.5 SE 3.49
Fairfield 5.5 ESE 0.35
FAYETTE, IA 0.33
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.15
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 2.10
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 1.52
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.30
HAMPTON, IA 0.95
Independence 1.2 N 2.15
IONIA 2W, IA 0.68
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.68
Kalona 7.3 NNW 2.75
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.81
LOWDEN, IA 0.65
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.33
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.76
MARENGO, IA 1.06
Marion 1.2 NE 1.47
Marion 1.7 NNW 1.48
Monticello, IA 0.38
NASHUA 2SW, IA 1.57
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.26
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.35
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.35
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 1.40
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 1.00
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 5.65
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.42
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.92
Quasqueton 1.8 S 1.58
SHELL ROCK, IA 1.90
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.15
Solon 0.3 ESE 3.34
Swisher 0.4 NNE 4.89
SWISHER, IA 4.79
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.12
TRAER, IA 2.25
TRIPOLI, IA 0.72
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.39
WASHINGTON, IA 0.56
Waterloo 1.0 SW 2.69
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 2.73
WAUCOMA , IA 0.20
Waverly 1.0 NNW 1.51
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 1.24

 

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 22, 2016

Lightning Awareness Week 2016

June 20-24, 2016 is Lightning Awareness Week.

Lightning is one of the top three causes of death from thunderstorms. There is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. Always remember “when thunder roars, go indoors”. Many people are struck before or after the storm. This is because they wait too long to take shelter or go back outside too soon. A good rule of thumb would be to wait at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. This assures that the storm has tracked a decent distance away from your location.

LightningTest

Number of lightning deaths in the United States by year

 

So far this year, there have been 6 deaths due to lightning strikes. None of these happened in Iowa. Some believe that it is dangerous to approach someone after he/she has been struck. That is false and lightning strike victims need immediate help. Call 911 and then apply CPR, you could save a life.

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Number of 2016 lightning deaths thus far by state

For more information on lightning safety, here is an earlier blog post from May 2016: http://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/weather/2016/05/lightning-safety-2

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 20, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

Here are the 24 hour rain totals from 7am Friday, June 10 – 7am Saturday, June 11, 2016:

Waterloo 1.41
Dubuque 0.25
Cedar Rapids 0.38
Iowa City 0.17
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.75
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.02
Amana 4.7 W 0.30
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.25
BRIGHTON, IA 0.02
CASCADE, IA 0.32
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.38
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.72
Central City 6.7 W 1.08
CHARLES CITY, IA 3.48
CLUTIER, IA 0.53
COGGON, IA 0.35
COLWELL, IA 1.97
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.21
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.65
Dubuque #3, IA 0.20
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.23
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.27
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.53
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.25
ELMA, IA 0.73
Ely 0.5 SE 0.53
FAYETTE, IA 0.54
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.96
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 1.83
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.37
HAMPTON, IA 1.07
IONIA 2W, IA 1.76
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.19
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA 1.22
LOWDEN, IA 0.06
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.26
Marion 1.2 NE 0.59
Monona WWTP, IA 0.54
Monticello, IA 0.24
NASHUA 2SW, IA 3.79
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.36
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.41
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.44
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 1.42
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.22
OSAGE , IA 1.91
PARKERSBURG, IA 1.40
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.14
Peosta 2.9 E 0.25
SHELL ROCK, IA 3.10
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.48
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.40
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.27
TRAER, IA 0.98
TRIPOLI, IA 1.04
VINTON, IA 0.61
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.34
WASHINGTON, IA 0.01
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.04
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 1.18
WAUCOMA , IA 0.50
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.23

More showers and storms are possible tonight.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 11, 2016

24 Hour Rainfall Totals

Here are the local rainfall totals from 7 AM 6/9 through 7 AM 6/10.  Most areas saw rain before 7 AM on Thursday, June 9th.

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Town Total
Waterloo 0.00
Dubuque 0.17
Cedar Rapids 0.00
Iowa City 0.03
Anamosa 3SSW 0.85
Bellevue LD 12 0.59
Cascade 0.29
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Trace
Central City 6.7 W 0.06
Coggon 0.08
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.08
Dubuque LD 11 0.38
Elkader 6SSW 0.04
Ely 0.5 SE 0.07
Guttenberg LD 10 0.40
Lowden 0.30
Manchester No. 2 Trace
Maquoketa 4W 0.29
Monona 0.06
Monticello 0.06
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.16
Oelwein 1NE 0.16
Peosta 2.9 E 0.23
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.01
Volga 1NE 0.20
Washington Trace
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.09
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 10, 2016

Weather Pictures from Saturday 6/4

After heavy rainfall Friday night, we had a bright start to the day on Saturday.  However, an upper-level low pressure to our north sparks off scattered rain showers and thunderstorms during peak this afternoon, lasting through early evening.  That made for some great photo opportunities with Mother Nature.

Funnel clouds were reported in northeast Iowa with some of the stronger storms.  Here is one sent in by a viewer near Riceville in Howard County.

funnel 2

 

Fortunately, the environment wasn’t favorable for tornadoes, so this funnel cloud did not reach the ground, nor did it cause damage.

Here are some more storm pictures sent in.  Thanks to those who sent in photos.

Karla Ellefson: Looking west in Waukon

Karla Ellefson: Looking west in Waukon

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After the rain and scattered storms moved out, many viewers caught some rainbows on camera.

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viewer 3

Jackie Obrosk: Rainbow in Dysart

Jackie Obrosk: Rainbow in Dysart

 

Cassie Friederich Peterson: Just outside Decorah

Cassie Friederich Peterson: Just outside Decorah

 

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

24 Hour Rain Totals as of 06/04

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Here are the 24 hour rain totals from 7am Friday, June 03 to 7am Saturday, June 04, 2016:

Waterloo 1.19
Dubuque 0.14
Cedar Rapids 0.80
Iowa City 0.41
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.11
ALLISON, IA 1.70
Amana 4.7 W 0.63
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.46
BRIGHTON, IA 0.08
CASCADE, IA 0.43
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 1.02
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.40
Central City 6.7 W 0.46
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.89
Clarksville 0.2 NW 1.76
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.29
Decorah 6ESE, IA 0.89
Dubuque #3, IA 0.20
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.26
Dysart 3.1 N 0.04
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.57
Eldora 1.2 ENE 1.44
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.39
Ely 0.5 SE 0.36
FAYETTE, IA 0.66
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.44
HAMPTON, IA 1.90
IOWA CITY, IA 0.23
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA 2.10
Latimer 1.9 NE 1.17
LOWDEN, IA 0.47
MARENGO, IA 0.55
Marion 1.2 NE 0.97
Monona WWTP, IA 0.41
NASHUA 2SW, IA 1.15
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.27
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.29
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.50
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 0.14
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.78
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.19
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.60
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.49
TRAER, IA 0.09
TRIPOLI, IA 1.00
VINTON, IA 0.14
WASHINGTON, IA 0.14
WAUCOMA , IA 1.00
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.25

The Waterloo airport set a new daily record rainfall amount for the date with the above total.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 4, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals (5/31-6/1)

Here are the local rainfall amounts from 7 AM 5/31 through 7 AM 6/1.

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Town Amount
Waterloo 0.44
Dubuque 0.60
Cedar Rapids 0.44
Iowa City 0.44
Allison 0.30
Amana 4.7 W 0.33
Anamosa 3 SSW 0.68
Belle Plaine 0.65
Bellevue L&D 12 1.07
Brighton 0.61
Calmar 0.86
Cascade 0.19
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.67
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 0.75
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.19
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.20
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.53
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.12
Central City 6.7 W 0.08
Charles City 0.18
Clarksville 0.2 NW 0.13
Clutier 0.03
Colwell 0.26
Conrad 0.38
Coralville 1.8 NW 0.49
Decorah 1.02
Decorah 6ESE 0.54
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.78
Dubuque #3 0.33
Dubuque L&D 11 1.21
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.64
Elkader 6SSW 0.82
Elma 0.42
Ely 0.5 SE 0.40
Fayette 0.46
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.67
Fulton 0.98
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.45
Grundy Center 0.51
Guttenberg L&D 10 0.61
Hampton 0.20
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.16
Ionia 2W 0.38
Iowa City 0.45
Iowa Falls 0.35
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.40
Kesley 3 NNE 0.29
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.21
Lowden 0.29
Manchester No. 2 0.24
Marengo 0.22
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.37
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.20
Monticello 0.70
Nashua 2SW 0.10
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.36
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.52
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.43
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.43
North English 0.26
Oelwein 0.28
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 0.43
Osage 0.60
Parkersburg 0.25
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.59
Peosta 2.9 E 0.14
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.50
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.30
St. Ansgar 0.52
Stanley 4W 0.22
Strawberry Point 0.75
Swisher 0.4 NNE 0.47
Toledo 3 N 0.14
Traer 0.23
Tripoli 1.51
Vinton 0.19
Volga 1NE 0.29
Waterloo 1.0 SW 0.83
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.60
Waterloo 3.0 NNW 0.74
Waucoma 0.95
Waucoma 3.2 S 0.76
Williamsburg 3 SE 0.46
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 1, 2016

24 Hour Rain Totals

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Here are the 24 hour rain totals from 7am Tuesday May 24, 2016 to 7am Wednesday, May 25, 2016:

Waterloo 0.02
Dubuque 0.08
Cedar Rapids 0.05
Iowa City 0.02
Gilbertville 1.0 NW Trace
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 0.05
Waterloo 1.4 ESE Trace
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.01
Clarksville 0.2 NW 0.05
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.09
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Trace
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.05
Robins 0.4 SSE Trace
Central City 6.7 W Trace
Belle Plaine, IA Trace
Manchester No. 2, IA Trace
Cascade, IA 0.07
Dubuque #3, IA 0.05
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.02
Hampton, IA 0.02
Conrad, IA 0.12
Williamsburg 3 SE, IA Trace
Maquoketa 4 W, IA 0.02
Toledo 3 N, IA Trace
Washington, IA 0.10

There is a chance for more showers and storms through Memorial Day weekend.

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on May 25, 2016