Mother’s Day Severe Weather Update

May 10, 2015

Threat TrackerDay 1 SPC

The warm front that was suppose to track through most of the area overnight stalled south of the viewing area. This limited development of storms overnight. The low also tracked farther west. The risk for severe weather has been downgraded for eastern Iowa but there is still a slight risk for severe storms.
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Sunshine is started to show up in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. This will be the area of main concern for severe storm development this afternoon. Storms could develop around the noon hour and later in western Iowa. Our severe weather threat will be dependent on what happens in south central Iowa and northern Missouri. Below are the current timing of storms through FutureTrack.

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Our best chance of severe storms will be after 4 PM and most of them should track through after 6 PM if they can develop. The main threats will be large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain in our viewing area. The tornado threat will be highest in western Iowa. Be sure to stay with KWWL throughout the day and tonight for the latest severe weather information.

 

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Severe Weather Forecast for Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015

Threat Tracker

A low pressure system will be tracking into the upper Midwest today. It will bring along a warm front that will track into the area tonight. A few showers/storms are possible late tonight, especially after 3 AM.

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These storms are not expected to be severe but an isolated severe storm producing large hail and damaging winds cannot be ruled out. Rainfall totals with this first round will be around a tenth of an inch to maybe an inch.

The second round of storms will hold the greatest threat for severe weather. Current thinking is that sunshine will allow storms to pop up around 2 PM in central Iowa. These storms will then track into our viewing area around 4 PM into the evening.

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The main threats with any severe storms will be heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds. A tornado threat is also possible with any individual cells. The Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma has put most of the viewing area in an Enhanced Risk for severe weather. Areas outside of the Enhanced Risk, like Dubuque & Decorah, still have a risk for severe weather. The threat for tornadoes will be lower in the slight risk.

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The severe weather threat will diminish after midnight with just a few showers or storms tracking through Monday. Rainfall totals by Monday morning could be over an inch in many locations.

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Note: there are still a lot of factors to consider with the severe weather outlook. If the rain Sunday morning stays longer than predicted, the severe weather threat will be much lower. Timing will also depend on how fast the low tracks northeast and what time we start to see sunny skies. Be sure to stay up to date on the forecast throughout the rest of the weekend and into Mother’s Day.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

May 8, 2015

rain

7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday

Location County 24- Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk T
Dubuque Dubuque 0.28
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.16
Iowa City Johnson 0.36
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.19
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.06
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.30
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.05
COGGON, IA Linn 0.30
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.07
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.00
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.28
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.15
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.23
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.05
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.07
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.29
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.53
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin T
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.11
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson T
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall T
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall T
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.04
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 0.11
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.59
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.60
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.15
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.13
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 1.64
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.46
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.11
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.49
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.16
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.26
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Oklahoma City Flooding

May 7, 2015

A number of severe thunderstorms produced not only severe weather (tornadoes/large hail/high wind), but also historic flooding. The map below shows where the heaviest of rain fell near Oklahoma City, OK.

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I have never seen or heard of this before, but the tornado shelter in the ground wound up lifting out of the ground so much rain.

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Photo above from KOCO-TV

 

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Lightning Sunday

May 5, 2015

Here are a couple of photos of the lightning Sunday evening in Cedar Falls taken by Chelsea Eggleston.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

May 5, 2015

rain
7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

 

County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.20
Dubuque Dubuque 0.63
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.72
Iowa City Johnson 1.79
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.78
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 1.36
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 1.26
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.50
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek T
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.76
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.25
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.68
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 1.12
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.49
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.05
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.26
COGGON, IA Linn 0.48
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.27
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 1.58
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.17
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.03
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.72
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.20
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.26
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.13
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.15
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.03
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.45
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.40
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.08
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW Delaware 0.45
Independence 0.9 NNE Buchanan 0.53
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.02
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 3.10
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.19
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1.74
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 1.82
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.61
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 2.11
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 1.77
MARENGO, IA Iowa 1.16
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.93
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.62
Marquette 0.2 NNE Clayton 0.11
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.11
Monticello, IA Jones 1.08
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.05
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.12
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.05
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.71
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 2.02
North Liberty 1.7 WNW Johnson 1.94
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.11
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 1.00
Peosta 2.9 E Dubuque 0.48
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.54
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.59
Sigourney 1.1 W Keokuk 0.87
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.68
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell T
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.18
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.24
SWISHER, IA Johnson 1.09
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.25
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.21
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.12
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 1.31
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.44
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.34
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.24
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.07
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.08
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.90
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A Rainy Night

May 4, 2015

Most locations will be dealing with rain tonight. An area of rain is spreading ENE across eastern Iowa this evening. Here is the radar this evening.
KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

There is an area of heavy rain southwest of Des Moines that is forecast to move across southern Iowa later this evening/tonight. The air is a little more dry across northern Iowa preventing some of the rain from moving north. Here is the rain potential through Tuesday evening. Most of this will fall tonight and early Tuesday morning.

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There is no risk of severe weather tonight across our area. Severe storms are going to remain south of Iowa tonight. The slight risk area is mainly across Missouri and southwest into Kansas.
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24 Hour Rain Totals

May 4, 2015

rain

7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.56
Dubuque Dubuque 0.40
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.69
Iowa City Johnson 0.23
VINTON, IA Benton 0.71
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.72
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.30
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.87
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.50
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.47
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.60
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.55
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.51
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.50
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.30
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.61
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.33
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.21
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.46
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.57
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.52
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.37
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.34
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.50
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.76
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.80
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.37
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.05
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.60
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.30
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.45
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.38
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.87
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.29
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.84
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.63
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.96
COGGON, IA Linn 0.65
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.69
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.01
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.05
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.15
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.15
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 0.35
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek T
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama T
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.05

 

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24 Hour Rain Totals

April 25, 2015

7 AM Friday to 7 AM Saturday

*Note: Rain was still falling after 7 AM Saturday morning.*
Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.45
Dubuque Dubuque 0.28
Cedar Rapids Linn 1.05
Iowa City Johnson 0.75
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.68
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.88
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 1.01
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.42
Central City, IA Linn 0.6
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.46
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.99
COGGON, IA Linn 0.25
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.36
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.71
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.3
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 1.22
DE WITT, IA Clinton 0.95
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.21
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.97
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.23
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.25
Earlham 2.0 W Madison 0.6
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.49
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.53
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.45
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.7
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.57
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.48
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.66
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.51
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.87
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.43
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.55
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 0.95
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.76
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.85
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.88
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.21
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.2
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.13
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.39
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 1.1
MOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW, IA Henry 0.05
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.42
New London 1.5 SW Henry 0.2
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.62
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.45
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 1.04
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.85
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.81
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.18
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.34
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.51
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.03
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.51
VINTON, IA Benton 0.22
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.56
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.24
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.33
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.53
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.7
Winterset 0.2 NNW Madison 0.63
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Volcano Eruption

April 22, 2015

The Calbuco Volcano erupts in Chile on Wednesday. The last time this erupted was 1972. Emergency Services evacuated approximately 1,500 people from the area.

The map below shows where the volcano is located.

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Here is what it looks like on a satellite image. Images are courtesy CIMSS.

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