Weather Hot Shots on Fri. July 18

July 18, 2014

 

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Weather Hot Shots on Thu. July 17

July 18, 2014

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Dry Through The weekend

July 18, 2014

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UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 60-62. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 79-81. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 60-63. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: near 90.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 80s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 80s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

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Temperature and Humidity Increases

July 17, 2014

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Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 56-58. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: 77-79. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 57-60. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: low 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 80s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 80s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: upper 80s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

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Our stretch of dry comfortable weather will continue through Sunday morning. The temperature and humidity levels will increase Sunday and remain pretty high most of next week as we get back to normal July weather conditions in Iowa.

It has been a pretty dry month so far for many locations in Iowa. Compare that to June where we were near monthly record rain totals. Here is a rain comparison from June to July (as of the 17th).

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Due to the rain in June there is no longer any drought concern right now. The latest Drought Monitor data was release this morning.

July 17 Drought

There have been many years riders had to deal with hot and humid conditions during RAGBRAI. I guess you would expect those conditions since it is the middle of summer after all. This year it will be warm and humid with mainly dry conditions. Here is the forecast through next week.

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Weather Hot Shots on Wed. July 16

July 16, 2014

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Weather Hot Shots on Mon. July 14

July 14, 2014

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Fall Conditions During Summer

July 14, 2014

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UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool. Low: 49-51. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cool. High: 69-71. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 49-52. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: low 70s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 70s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 70s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: near 80.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low 80s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 80s.

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Record Low Temperatures Tuesday:
Waterloo: 44 in 1967
Dubuque: 50 in 1967
Cedar Rapids: 47 in 1930
Iowa City: 49 in 1930

Record Cold High Temperatures Tuesday:
Waterloo: 67 in 1962
Dubuque: 63 in 1962
There are no official records kept for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City for this weather parameter.

The reason for this cooler than normal weather is associated to an upper level low pressure system. You can see low over the Midwest this afternoon. The low will move away from the area later in the week allowing warmer weather back into the Midwest.

July 14 500 mb map

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Rain Possible Friday Through the Weekend

July 10, 2014

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UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Increasing clouds with a slight chance of a shower/storm. Low: 63-65. Wind: S 5-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: 76-78. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. Low: 65-69. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: low 80s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: low 70s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 70.   

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: mid 70s.

 

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No 90s

July 10, 2014

Typically by this time of year we have a few days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer. So far this summer we have not hit 90 yet.

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15 Month Old Left in Hot Car

July 9, 2014

A 15 month old is dead today after being left in a hot car. He is 16th child to die this way this yr in the US. Temperatures were in the upper 80s at the time in Connecticut.  Click here for more information.Heat Back Seat

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