24-Hour Rain Totals

June 18, 2015

Rain
A few showers and storms tracked southeast across the viewing area yesterday. They produced heavy rain in some locations. Here are the 24 hour rain reports from 7 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday.

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.03
Dubuque Dubuque 0.00
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.01
Iowa City Johnson 0.00
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.10
CASCADE, IA Dubuque T
CONRAD, IA Grundy 0.80
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.03
Eldora 1.2 ENE Hardin 0.50
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton T
Ely 0.5 SE Linn T
FAIRFIELD, IA Jefferson T
FAYETTE, IA Fayette T
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.40
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.08
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 1.12
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.08
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 0.05
LOWDEN, IA Cedar T
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.06
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.02
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.03
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.02
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson T
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.26
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.49
TRAER, IA Tama 0.72
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer T
VINTON, IA Benton 0.04
WASHINGTON, IA Washington T
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette T
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Look West During The Evening

June 16, 2015

During the rest of the month, when the sky is clear, you could see two planets. They are bright and can be seen with the naked eye. 4

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May 2015 was wettest month ever recorded in U.S.

June 16, 2015

Last month, much of the United States was wet. How wet? When climate scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information averaged the observations of rain, snow, and other precipitation from across the country, they found out it the country’s wettest May since records began 121 years ago. In fact, it was the wettest month ever recorded!

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24 Hour Rain Totals

June 16, 2015

Rain

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.65
Dubuque Dubuque 0.30
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.13
Iowa City Johnson 0.75
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.12
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.22
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton T
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.56
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.48
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.09
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.74
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.74
COGGON, IA Linn 0.30
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.90
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 1.37
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.20
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.72
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.25
Dubuque 3.2 N Dubuque 0.25
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.33
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.16
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.22
Gilman, IA Marshall 0.70
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.15
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.34
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.10
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.13
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.97
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 1.97
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.12
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.47
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 2.24
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 2.11
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.33
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.20
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.06
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.41
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.25
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.42
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.40
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.47
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.31
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 0.51
Monticello, IA Jones 0.49
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.65
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.40
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.40
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.23
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.52
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.17
North Liberty 1.7 WNW Johnson 0.19
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette T
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 0.91
Ottumwa 2.2 NE Wapello 0.26
Ottumwa 4.3 S Wapello 0.26
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 2.35
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 0.24
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.85
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.28
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.44
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.06
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.82
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.40
VINTON, IA Benton 0.08
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.13
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 0.29
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.34
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.43
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.26
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.35
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Weak Funnel Clouds

June 15, 2015

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The above photo is a funnel cloud near Marshalltown Sunday. Similar type thing is possible this afternoon.

From NWS
Conditions are favorable for weak funnel clouds until sunset south of Cedar Rapids. A few reports of funnel clouds have been reported in Iowa and Johnson Counties with scattered showers/storms. Conditions are favorable for development of more weak funnel clouds, but not favorable for the funnels to reach the ground. These funnels are typically brief, only drop a few hundred feet from the cloud base and rarely become a tornado or cause damage.

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24 Hour Rain Totals

June 15, 2015

Rain
7 AM Sunday to 7 AM Monday
*Note: It was still raining in most locations after 7 AM Monday*

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.10
Dubuque Dubuque 1.15
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.60
Iowa City Johnson 0.83
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.01
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.04
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.41
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.17
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.40
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 0.03
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.50
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 1.04
Central City 6.7 W Linn 1.25
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 0.32
CLUTIER, IA Tama 1.10
COGGON, IA Linn 0.78
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 0.25
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.71
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.86
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.30
Dysart 3.1 N Tama 0.56
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.16
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.15
Gilman, IA Marshall 1.40
Grinnell 0.6 NW Poweshiek 1.50
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 1.20
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.33
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.08
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.03
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 1.19
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 0.84
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.34
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.68
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.32
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.93
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.87
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.42
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.54
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.56
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 0.65
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.60
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.70
Monticello, IA Jones 0.42
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.02
New London 0.5 ESE Henry 0.07
New London 1.5 SW Henry 0.07
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 1.68
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.47
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.33
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 1.07
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.75
Robins 0.4 SSE Linn 1.00
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 1.15
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 0.17
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.10
TRAER, IA Tama 0.78
VINTON, IA Benton 1.19
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.37
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.14
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.07
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.46
Waverly 1.0 NNW Bremer 0.11
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.70
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24 Hour Rain Totals

June 12, 2015

Rain

7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.67
Dubuque Dubuque 2.74
Cedar Rapids Linn 4.58
Iowa City Johnson 0.80
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.70
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 5.19
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 2.24
Camanche 1.2 W Clinton 2.73
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 2.82
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 4.06
Central City 6.7 W Linn 3.02
Central City, IA Linn 3.10
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.42
Clinton 1.7 W Clinton 2.53
COGGON, IA Linn 3.01
Coralville 1.8 NW Johnson 2.24
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.85
De Witt 0.9 N Clinton 2.64
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 1.13
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 2.73
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 2.46
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 1.74
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 1.71
ELMA, IA Howard 0.44
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 3.73
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 1.34
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 1.54
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.65
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.35
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.86
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.74
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.71
Lost Nation 0.3 S Clinton 2.55
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 2.54
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 1.88
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 2.15
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 3.71
MARENGO, IA Iowa 5.16
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 3.64
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 4.01
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 1.78
Marshalltown 1.7 NW Marshall 1.60
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 1.88
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA Poweshiek 1.38
Monticello, IA Jones 2.54
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.41
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.44
New London 0.5 ESE Henry 1.55
New London 1.5 SW Henry 1.48
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.68
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.73
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 2.65
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 1.10
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.55
OSKALOOSA, IA Mahaska 0.75
Ottumwa 2.2 NE Wapello 1.13
Ottumwa 4.3 S Wapello 0.89
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 1.10
Peosta 2.9 E Dubuque 2.30
Rose Hill 4.0 NNW Mahaska 0.59
Salem 1 S, IA Henry 2.00
SHELL ROCK, IA Butler 1.30
Sigourney 1.1 W Keokuk 0.96
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 1.62
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.94
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 1.56
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 1.33
TRAER, IA Tama 2.79
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.96
VINTON, IA Benton 3.80
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 1.55
Walker 3.5 NE Buchanan 3.54
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.51
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 1.34
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.74
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.72
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 1.71
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Flooding Rain

June 11, 2015

FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT for parts of eastern Iowa.

KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

Heavy rain continues to fall across parts of eastern Iowa this evening. The ground is saturated already in many areas. The latest Flash Flood Guidance indicates the ground can only handle about 2″ of rain in 3 hours before flash flooding would occur.
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Here are some rain estimates during the last 24 hours as of 8 PM.
KWWL 2015 MAX Storm ED

The band of heavy rain is moving northeast at 20 mph. Areas under the heavy rain or areas east of it, on the radar image below, will experience heavy rain for a few hours. Make sure you sump pumps are working. I have heard from many people already that theirs are constantly running.

The heaviest rain and storms will be east of the Mississippi River by midnight.

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Heavy Rain and Possible Severe Storms

June 10, 2015

We are tracking the potential for severe weather and heavy rain Thursday/Thursday night.

Isolated showers are possible tonight otherwise increasing clouds can be expected. South of Iowa City, this evening, a stray storm is possible. Here is a look at the visible satellite image showing where the clouds are related to the storms and how much of Iowa is mostly sunny. 

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Isolated showers and storms Thursday morning will become widespread late morning into the afternoon. A lot of moisture in the atmosphere makes it more humid than it has been around here lately. Heavy rain is forecast across Iowa with high amounts across northern Iowa.

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During the afternoon and early evening Thursday, some of the storms could be severe with large hail and high wind.
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The threat for severe storms diminishes after about 9 or 10 PM. There is still chance of storms with heavy rain overnight until about 4 AM Friday. After that, the rain will gradually lighten up and then taper off during the mid morning Friday.

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May 2015

June 1, 2015

Well, the month of May is over. June 1st is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and the “meteorological start” (June/July/August) to summer. Let’s take a look back at some numbers for May. First I will start with the rain. I touched on this a little bit in my post yesterday.

Month Rainfall

When it comes to rain amounts, the numbers can vary greatly from location to location. It is just the way it is. The same amount of rain doesn’t fall across a town, or county or half of the state. So your numbers are most likely not going to be exact. You would be surprised at how many people question the number because they have a tenth or two more or less. Anyway, back to the official climate reporting locations. Three of the four, on the graphic above are close to 0.50″ either above or below normal. The exception would be Dubuque. The map be  low may be a little hard to see the labels, but the one thing to take from the graphic is there isn’t one location in Iowa that had very little or a whole lot more rain than the rest of the state.

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Despite the rain and the amount of hours of measurable rain, the average temperatures were all a little bit above normal.
Average Month Temp

Hold on one second…………………………………………………………………………….

………………………………………….Ok I am back. I just went back to count the number of days we saw 80 degrees or warmer this may compared to May 2014.

Town: 2015/2014
Waterloo: 6/7
Dubuque: 3/8
Cedar Rapids: 5/9
Iowa City: 7/11

Each location had a few more days at 80 degrees or warmer last year than this year (in May).

 

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