24-Hr Rain Totals


7 AM Saturday to 7 AM Sunday

Location County 24-Hr Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.34
Dubuque Dubuque 0.05
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.06
Iowa City Johnson 0.02
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.10
Calamus 2.0 NE Clinton 0.04
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 0.33
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.35
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.10
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.06
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.12
COGGON, IA Linn 0.10
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.31
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.10
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.40
Delmar 2.3 NW Clinton 0.03
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.03
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.13
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.29
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.06
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.33
GRINNELL 3 SW, IA Poweshiek 0.06
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.12
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.45
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.44
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.62
LANSING 4SE, IA Allamakee 0.07
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.05
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.01
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.12
Marshalltown 1.4 ENE Marshall 0.15
MARSHALLTOWN, IA Marshall 0.14
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.26
MUSCATINE 2 N, IA Muscatine 0.02
MUSCATINE, IA Muscatine 0.03
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.45
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.39
New London 1.5 SW Henry 0.02
NEWTON, IA Jasper 0.05
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.05
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.18
Peosta 0.7 ESE Dubuque 0.09
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.21
Salem 1 S, IA Henry T
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.25
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.06
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.08
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.34
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.27
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.04
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.22
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.37
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.38


Posted under Precipitation Totals

This post was written by Denice Pelster on April 14, 2013

April 14

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
: A late season widespread snowfall primarily affected southeastern and eastern Iowa with reported accumulations including 5.0 inches at Bloomfield, Keokuk, and Manchester, 6.0 inches at Burlington, Iowa City, and Williamsburg, and 7.0 inches at Mount Pleasant. This was the second snow storm in only a few days in southeastern Iowa, where Albia would finish the month with 17.0 inches of snowfall and Sigourney 15.0 inches, making this the second-snowiest April on record at both of those locations only behind April of 1973. Remarkably, record breaking heat would follow only a week later with Fort Dodge and Waterloo breaking the all-time Iowa April record by reaching 100 F on the 22nd.

1886: At least 19 tornadoes touched down across Iowa with several of these producing significant damage. One tornado produced F4 damage, killing 3 people and injuring 18 others as it traveled from near Griswold in Cass County through Audubon and Guthrie counties before destroying most of Coon Rapids and dissipating near Churdan. Another tornado produced F3 damage in Taylor and Adams counties injuring at least 15 people. Further north there were also several significant tornadoes in Minnesota including an F4 that struck Saint Cloud, killing 72 people and injuring more than 200.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 14 April 1886 → A massive tornado struck St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids in Minnesota. The tornado killed 11 members of a bridal party, including the bride and groom. The tornado, 800 yards wide at times, cut a 20 mile path killing 72 persons. The bottom of the Mississippi River was said to have been seen during the tornado’s crossing.
 14 April 1921 → The world’s greatest 24-hour snowfall descended on Silver Lake, CO with 76 inches of snow.
 14 April 1939 → A family of tornadoes caused up to F5 damage along an 80 mile long path in northwest Oklahoma. A freight train arrived in Capron, OK at the same time as the tornado. Eight cars of the train were blown off the tracks.
 14 April 1986 → The world’s heaviest hailstone, weighing 2.25 pounds, fell near Gopalganj, Bangladesh. The hailstorm killed 92 people.
 14 April 1999 → Perhaps the single costliest hailstorm in world history was that which struck the Sydney, Australia area on this date. Hailstones up to 3.5″ in diameter fell for almost an hour damaging 20,000 structures and 40,000 vehicles. The total damage came to $3 billion and remains Australia’s costliest natural disaster.


Posted under Weather History

This post was written by Schnack on April 14, 2013