24 Hour Rain Totals

July 16, 2015

rain

 

7 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday
*Note: It was still raining after 7 AM Thursday in many locations*

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.15
Dubuque Dubuque 0.05
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.44
Iowa City Johnson 0.29
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.48
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.28
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.42
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.14
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.48
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.34
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.09
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.09
COGGON, IA Linn 0.16
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.05
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.40
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.08
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.03
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton T
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.11
Fairfield 0.7 S Jefferson 0.94
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson 0.95
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.04
Goose Lake 6.4 SSW Clinton 0.04
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.59
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.82
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.75
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.06
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.30
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.85
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.65
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.31
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 0.05
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.12
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.15
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.09
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.54
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.55
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.23
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.43
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.50
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.46
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.18
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 1.08
Monticello, IA Jones 0.14
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 0.14
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.07
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.06
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.06
New London 1.5 SW Henry 0.76
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.12
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.78
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.42
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.13
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 2.20
Ottumwa 4.3 S Wapello 0.80
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.15
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.24
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 1.11
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.16
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell T
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.42
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer T
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.05
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.85
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.06
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.20
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.09
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.70
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In Need of Rain

July 15, 2015

It has been pretty dry around here so far this month. Most locations across the state have seen less than 1″ of rain. It has been hot and will get that way again Friday/Saturday. Tonight/Thursday and Sunday are our days with a chance of rain. The map below shows the radar estimate of the rain for the month of July.

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Here are the actual observations:

0.09″ Sioux City
0.28″ Dubuque
0.31″ Mason City
0.49″ Estherville
0.67″ Waterloo
0.72″ Iowa City
0.81″ Cedar Rapids
1.18″ Des Moines
2.42″ Ottumwa
2.67″ Lamoni
4.22″ Burlington
5.59″ Davenport

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Dry, Wet, Hot and Humid…All in 3 Days

July 14, 2015

A pleasant night is ahead under a mostly clear sky. Here is the visible satellite showing a just a few clouds across Iowa.

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Wednesday continues with a mostly sunny sky and high temperatures near 80 degrees. Clouds increase Wednesday night with a chance of showers/storms late. The showers/storms continue through Thursday as low pressure tracks through Iowa. Heavy downpours are possible Thursday. Some locations could receive around 1″ of rain. A few storms could be strong with gusty winds and some hail.
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Friday and Saturday will be hot and humid with temperatures near 90 degrees and dry. The heat index could be near 100 degrees both days.
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Storms From A Distance

July 13, 2015

The sky is clear across Iowa this evening. When I check our Storm Track 7 Live Weather Network camera in Dubuque you could see the clouds from the storms just north of the Quad Cities.

Weather Bug DBQ Temp

Here is a look from the visible satellite image showing where the clouds were at the same time as the image above.

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Storms Were Close

July 13, 2015

Widespread storms  last night developed in Minnesota and moved southeast through Wisconsin to Indiana. A few isolated storms caught eastern Iowa. Here is the radar estimate on the rain total from those storms.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

In addition to that, here is a look at all of the storm reports. A majority of them were wind reports.

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Click here for a detailed list of the reports.

Here was the upper level flow Sunday evening.
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Japan’s New Satellite

July 10, 2015

Japan has a new satellite taking three times as many photos of Earth than the one it has replaced. Click on the photo to see some amazing images.

 

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Hot, Humid and Storms

July 10, 2015

Clouds will increase tonight with an isolated storm possible after midnight. The humidity level increases tonight as well. By the way, the humidity level will be high through most of next week with dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s. The front, southwest of Iowa, is forecast to move northeast through Iowa. How far northeast the front goes will have an impact the placement of the storms this weekend.
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There is a chance for a few showers and isolated storms Saturday. The best chance would occur before noon. No severe weather expected. An isolated storm is possible Saturday night, but many locations are expected to remain dry. We stay dry Sunday when the humidity level really cranks up (dew points low to mid 70s) and temperatures approach 90 degrees. The heat index could be near 100 Sunday. Sunday night there is a chance of storms and some of those could be severe with damaging wind and heavy rain. The risk of severe weather is across eastern Iowa (see map below). If they form, they could last into Monday morning.

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Any storms that form will produce heavy downpours that may produce some flooding. This will be something we will continue to track through the weekend.

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World Record High Dew Point

July 9, 2015

Our humidity level will go up this weekend as dew points climb above 70°. The highest dew points we ever see here in Iowa are in the low 80s…now that is humid. I have one better. On July 8, 2003, Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia the dew point soared to 95°. Yes 95°. That is a world record high dew point. Here is the observation at 1 pm that day.
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Click here to see the hourly observations from that day.

Dhahran is located along the coast of the Persian Gulf.
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So when we deal with the warmer temperatures and higher humidity Sunday/Monday…just remember it can always be worse.

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Record Cool High Temperature

July 8, 2015

A record cool high temperature of 65° was set today in Moline, IL. Previous record was 68° in 2009

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24 Hour Rain Totals

July 7, 2015

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

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 Town County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.66
Dubuque Dubuque 0.17
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.51
Iowa City Johnson 0.42
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.82
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.33
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.50
Bellevue 0.3 SSW Jackson 0.66
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 2.81
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 0.63
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.20
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.39
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.50
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 0.40
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.40
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.39
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.47
COGGON, IA Linn 0.40
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.10
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.30
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.56
DE WITT, IA Clinton 1.53
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.63
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.11
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.10
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.50
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.11
ELMA, IA Howard 0.31
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.47
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.27
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE Winneshiek 0.53
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.40
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.24
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.56
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.41
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.48
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.67
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.72
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 1.30
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.30
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.80
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.72
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 1.17
MARENGO, IA Iowa 1.02
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.46
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.41
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.19
Monticello, IA Jones 0.25
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.91
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.55
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.50
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.09
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.93
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.00
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.25
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.95
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.50
ROCK RAPIDS, IA Lyon 0.48
Sigourney 1.1 W Keokuk 0.39
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.62
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.11
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.38
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 1.01
TRAER, IA Tama 0.33
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.35
VINTON, IA Benton 0.41
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.13
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.43
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 2.75
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.40
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.58
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.27
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.78
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.17
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