Iowa State Fair Weather

August 8, 2014

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There has been only 2 years when no rain fell during the entire fair…1939 and 1893…1939 and 1893.

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More of the Same

August 8, 2014

Forecast Bar

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 60-63. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: 79-82. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 60-63. Wind: SE 5 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: near 80.

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

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: near 80.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 70s.

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

Weather Extra Bar

Our dry stretch of weather is going to continue through the weekend. Here is how the visible satellite looked this afternoon.

Aug 8 Vis Sat

We are tracking a cold front, forecast to push through Iowa Monday with a slight chance of showers/storms. Here is the WPC forecast map for Monday morning.

Aug 8 Mon AM Sfc Map

At this point there does not appear much rain will fall…if any…when the front pushes through. Here is the rain potential for Sunday evening to Monday evening.

Aug 8 QPF

Are you heading to the Iowa State Fair? Great weather is expected through next week.

Aug 8 State Fair

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Weather Hot Shots on Thu. Aug 7

August 7, 2014

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Weather Update at 12:30 PM Thursday

August 7, 2014

At noon today it is sunny in NE Iowa & cloudy across the rest of the state with a few showers in the SW half of Iowa.

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The latest HRRR model shows a slight chance of a light shower south of Cedar Rapids.

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Is The Weather Difficult to Predict?

August 6, 2014

Consider a rotating spherical envelope of a
mixture of gases – occasionally murky and
always somewhat viscous.

          Place it around an astronomical object nearly
8,000 miles in diameter.

          Tilt the whole system back and forth with
respect to its source of heat and light.

          Freeze it at the poles of its axis of rotation
and intensely heat it in the middle.

          Cover most of the surface of the sphere with
a liquid that continually feeds moisture into
the atmosphere.

          Subject the whole to tidal forces induced by
the sun and a captive satellite.

          Then try and predict the conditions of one
small portion of the atmosphere for a period of
one to several days in advance.

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Rain Across Central/Eastern Iowa

August 6, 2014

Here is the rain totals from last night through Wednesday evening.

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Here are a few rain reports from our weather trackers.

0.54″  Grundy Center
0.35″  Toledo
0.25″  Belle Plaine
0.20″  Williamsburg
0.15″  Parnell
0.15″  Washington

 

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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.

Weather Extra Bar

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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