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This post was written by Schnack on June 4, 2013

Wet and Cool

UPDATED at 4:50 PM

Tonight: Cloudy with at 30% chance of showers. Low: 53-57. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. High: 69-75. Wind: SW to NW 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Low: 51-55. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 60s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.

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

The clouds and showers today have made for a less than ideal day to be outside. The scattered showers will continue through Wednesday before tapering off late Wednesday night. The current map shows the position of the front and area of low pressures.

June 4 Current
The rain amounts between Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening will be 0.50” or less…here the WPC map.

June 4 QPF
Thursday will be mostly cloudy and cool as the low moves east and continues to weaken. Friday and Saturday will be dry and cooler than normal as an area of high pressure tracks across the Midwest. By Saturday morning the high will be centered across the Great Lakes. We will be tracking the next chance of shower/storms associated with the low west of Iowa. Here is the WPC forecast map for Saturday morning.

June 4 Sat AM Sfc Map
The cold front will push east through eastern Iowa Sunday morning. Along and just ahead of the cold front showers and storms are possible. The timing would be Saturday night into the first half of Sunday. The clouds will clear Sunday afternoon. Tuesday will be dry then a warm front will lift north with warmer air and another chance of showers/storms Tuesday.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 4, 2013

June 4

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
: A supercell thunderstorm moved from northern Missouri into Ringgold and Decatur counties producing baseball to softball sized hail with 4.5 inch diameter stones reported southwest of Kellerton. A few weak tornadoes were also reported.

1998: Rain mixed with sleet was reported in the morning in far northwestern Iowa at Ocheyedan and Rock Rapids. Although ice accumulation was only a trace, this stands as the only time winter precipitation has ever been officially recorded in Iowa in the month of June and it has never been recorded in July or August.

1890: A tornado produced F3 damage along a short path near Chester in far northeastern Iowa. The tornado struck a school 3 miles south of Chester injuring a teacher and ten students, one of whom remained in critical condition for several days. This is one of only a handful of times on record in Iowa that a significant tornado has struck a school while it was in session.

1844: A pair of powerful tornadoes moved through eastern Iowa and into Illinois. One tornado swept across Clinton County striking the northern edge of DeWitt and killing one person with several others injured. The other tornado moved rapidly along the Muscatine/Scott County border killing one person and injuring several others north of Muscatine. These are the earliest killer tornadoes recorded in Iowa.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 4 June 1871 → The U.S.’s 15 minute rainfall record was set at Galveston, TX with 3.95″.
 4 June 1944 → Weather conditions forced Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower to postpone the invasion of France that had been scheduled for June 5.
 4 June 1958 → Severe storms swept through northwest Wisconsin. A half-mile wide F5 tornado moved at 52 mph from south of Woodville to east of Colfax. 20 people were killed. Also, an F4 tornado took four lives at Chippewa Falls, and another F4 killed four people near the small communities of Boyd and Stanley.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 4, 2013