EF-0 Tornado Tuesday

August 19, 2015

The National Weather Service (NWS) rated the tornado near Stanwood Tuesday afternoon an EF-0. The Quad Cities NWS radar was down at the time of the tornado so no data was available. The NWS survey team went to the area see if there was any damage…they saw no damage in the area.  A storm chaser took video of the funnel cloud/tornado. The chaser said it touched down briefly and because of that the NWS gave it a low end EF-0 rating.
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Aug 19 Tornado

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24 Hour Rain Totals

August 19, 2015

7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday

rain

County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.38
Dubuque Dubuque 0.43
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.28
Iowa City Johnson 0.35
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.22
ALLISON, IA Butler 1.70
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.38
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.48
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.60
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 1.01
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.16
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.22
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.59
Central City, IA Linn 0.60
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 1.78
COGGON, IA Linn 1.67
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.41
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.49
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.83
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.51
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.84
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 1.35
Dysart 3.1 N Tama 0.65
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.98
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 1.07
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.62
ELMA, IA Howard 1.30
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.42
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.64
FULTON, IA Jackson 2.41
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.84
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 1.16
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 1.15
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.67
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 1.55
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.50
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 1.33
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.74
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.93
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 1.08
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 1.78
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.29
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.30
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.38
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.18
Marquette 0.2 NNE Clayton 0.91
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.78
Monticello, IA Jones 0.49
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 1.05
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.37
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.42
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.63
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.23
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.44
North Liberty 1.7 WNW Johnson 0.51
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.68
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.74
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.61
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.20
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.82
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.29
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.46
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.44
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 1.45
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.85
TRAER, IA Tama 0.55
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.53
VINTON, IA Benton 1.60
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.95
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.19
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.48
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.54
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.21
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24 Hour Rain Totals

August 18, 2015

rain

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

*Note: It was raining in many locations after 7 AM*

Location County 24-Hr
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.32
Dubuque Dubuque T
Cedar Rapids Linn T
Iowa City Johnson 0.42
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington T
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.02
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.02
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.01
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.48
COGGON, IA Linn 0.09
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.54
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.29
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.24
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.15
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.24
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.30
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.06
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.16
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.10
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.40
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.01
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.46
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.29
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.04
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.25
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.03
Monticello, IA Jones 0.04
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.36
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.36
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.11
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.06
North Liberty 1.7 WNW Johnson 0.05
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.40
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.38
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.14
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.04
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.33
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.10
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama T
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.26
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.08
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.11
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.02
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.27

 

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Rain Reports

August 17, 2015

Here are a few rain reports from Monday.

Waterloo 0.05″
Iowa City 0.42″
Cedar Falls 0.03″
Decorah 0.13″
Denver 0.04″
Hazleton 0.17″
Parnell 0.38″
Washington 0.04″

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

Rain fell in downtown Dubuque, but not at the Airport…so it looks like today will go in the record books as a dry day in Dubuque. Here are some reporting stations in town.

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August 17 Photos

August 17, 2015

Here are just a few cool looking photos from today.
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Smoke from Explosion in China

August 13, 2015

Smoke from an explosion on August 12 at a port in Tianjin, China was seen from the satellite. The black smoke in middle of screen is from the explosion.

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Click here to see the animation of image above.

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Typhoon Soudelor in the Pacific on Aug 4.

August 11, 2015

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Meteor Shower Information

August 11, 2015

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Nebraska Thunderstorm

August 11, 2015

When flying in a plane you get some great views of the ground and the sky.  On August 9, flying at 30,000 over Nebraska, this thunderstorm was captured on video.

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Wet Microburst in Tucson, AZ

August 10, 2015

A textbook wet microburst was recorded Saturday in Tucson, AZ. The time lapse shows the tremendous amount of rain and wind crashing into the ground. When it does that, it spreads out and could cause significant damage in a small area.

Click here for a more technical look at a microburst

Tucson Wet Microburst | August 8th, 2015 from Bryan Snider Photography on Vimeo.

Here is what the radar looked like at the time of the microburst.

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