Weather Hot Shots on Wed. Aug 6

August 6, 2014

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Weather Hot Shots on Tue. Aug 5

August 5, 2014

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More Rain Than July

August 5, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. Low: 61-64. Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy with an 80% chance of showers/storms. High: 68-73. Wind: E 10-15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. Low: 57-60. Wind: E 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 70s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: upper 70s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High: low 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.

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Showers/storms are forecast to develop after midnight across Iowa and spread east and southeast. The wet weather will continue through Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon into the evening it may have more dry time. The heaviest amount of rain (1”+) is expected to be SW of a line from Waterloo to the Quad Cities.  Areas NE of that line, the amount of rain will taper off quickly.

Aug 5 QPF

The maps below show the forecast for Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. Both days will be wet in the morning.

Aug 5 Sfc Map

There will be some locations across eastern Iowa with more rain in the next two days than all of July.  At this point, there does not appear to be any risk of severe storms either Wednesday or Thursday. The rain and clouds will keep temperatures cool with some locations in the upper 60s for afternoon highs.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

August 5, 2014

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24 hour rain totals

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.00
Dubuque Dubuque 0.03
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.30
Iowa City Johnson 0.72
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.70
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.08
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
Bellevue 0.3 SSW Jackson 0.21
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.11
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.82
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.05
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd T
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.13
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 1.33
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.10
Decorah 0.8 SW Winneshiek 0.16
Decorah 6ESE, IA Winneshiek 0.07
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.24
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.05
Dubuque 3.2 N Dubuque 0.44
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.70
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.18
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.45
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton T
ELMA, IA Howard 0.46
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.02
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.22
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.12
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.11
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.25
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.07
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.83
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.69
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.39
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.64
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.10
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.04
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.31
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.02
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.04
MARENGO, IA Iowa T
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 1.03
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.02
Monticello, IA Jones 0.20
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.63
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.51
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.84
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.77
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.70
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.46
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.15
PARKERSBURG, IA Butler 0.50
POSTVILLE, IA Allamakee 0.08
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan T
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.68
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.02
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell T
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.04
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.01
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.12
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.17
TRAER, IA Tama 1.08
VINTON, IA Benton 0.01
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.93
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk T
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.82
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.29
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.38
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A Nice Weekend…Rain Chances Next Week

August 1, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Clear. Low: 57-60. Wind: Calm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 82-84. Wind: Light and variable.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 60-62. Wind: S 5 mph.

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

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.

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The July numbers are in when it comes to the temperatures. Most locations were in the 3 coldest July. The graphic below breaks it down for you.

Aug 1 July Temp Ranking

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) for August favors below normal temperatures across the Midwest and equal chances of above/below normal precipitation. Nothing is there to lean one way or the other.

Aug 1 Monthly Outlook

 

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Weather Hot Shots on Thu. July 31

July 31, 2014

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Slowly Warming…More Storm Chances Next Week

July 31, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 57-60. Wind: W 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of an afternoon shower. High: 80-82. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 58-61. Wind: Calm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.

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

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.

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Here are the number of days of 55 degrees or colder in July:
Waterloo: 14 days
Dubuque: 12 days
Cedar Rapids: 10 days
Iowa City: 7 days

Not much going on across the Midwest. There is a lot of clear sky again. Just few areas with rain.

July 31 Vis Sat

It has been a dry month. Take a look at the big contrast from the June and July numbers.

July 31 Rain

 

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The latest Drought Monitor was released today. Despite the lack of rain this month Iowa is in good shape. Don’t get me wrong, would could use some rain. We are just not too concerned about drought conditions here in Iowa right now.

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Weather Hot Shots on Wed. July 30

July 30, 2014

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Milky Sky is Smoke From Canada

July 30, 2014

Did you see the milky white sky this afternoon/evening? It had that appearance due to smoke from fires in Candada. You can see the light grey color over Iowa and extending north into Canada…that is the smoke

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Slightly Warmer Temperatures

July 30, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight:  A stray shower this evening otherwise clear and cool. Low: 55-57. Wind: W 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of a shower in the afternoon. High: 79-82. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 57-60. Wind: W 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of an afternoon shower. High: near 80.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: low 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.

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

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 70s.

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Here are the number of days of 55 degrees or colder in July through the 30th:
Waterloo: 13 days
Dubuque: 11 days
Cedar Rapids: 10 days
Iowa City: 7 days

Through the 29th, the July average temperature at Dubuque is 67.3 degrees (3rd coldest July). The coldest is 65.5 degrees in 2009.

Just a few clouds this afternoon will clear this evening.

July 30 latest_MSP_vis

Temperatures will warm slightly into the low 80s this weekend. The 8-14 day outlook is leaning toward the cooler than normal temperatures (below left) to linger through August 13. The precipitation will be near normal (below right).
July 30 814temp_newJuly 30 814prcp_new

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