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This post was written by Schnack on June 5, 2013

More Clouds Through Thursday

UPDATED at 4:50 PM

Tonight:  Cloudy with light rain/drizzle with areas of fog. Low: 50-55. Wind: NW 5 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy. High: 62-70. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low: 50-54. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: low-mid 70s.

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

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with at 20% chance of showers/storms. High: mid 70s.

It has been another dreary day with clouds, light rain, drizzle and some areas of light fog. Western Iowa was able to see a little sunshine. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon.

June 5 Sat
The clouds and rain today is associated with the low and front extended south through Iowa. Here is the surface map from this afternoon.

June 5 Current Map
The rain has been east and south of the low today and most likely will be again Sunday. The low is forecast to slowly move southeast through Thursday. Here is the WPC forecast map for Thursday evening.

June 5 Thu Eve Sfc Map
Dry weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday. We are still tracking a cold front forecast to cross the area Saturday night Sunday morning. That is the time we will have a chance of showers/storms. The forecast map below is for Sunday morning.

 June 5 Sun AM

The cold front will eventually stall across northern Missouri Monday through Wednesday. There will be slight chances of showers/storms each day near the front.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 5, 2013

24 Hour Rain Totals


7AM Tuesday to 7AM Wednesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.34
Dubuque Dubuque 0.20
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.13
Iowa City Johnson 0.02
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.11
ALLISON, IA Butler 0.35
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.16
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.14
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.55
BRIGHTON, IA Washington 0.07
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 1.46
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.11
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.46
Cedar Rapids 1.7 ENE Linn 0.42
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.42
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.17
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.18
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.82
COGGON, IA Linn 0.33
COLWELL, IA Floyd 1.28
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.70
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.35
Dubuque 3.2 N Dubuque 0.18
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.20
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.28
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.32
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.13
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.53
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.14
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.36
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.65
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.01
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.31
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.05
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.46
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.21
LANSING 4SE, IA Allamakee 0.68
Latimer 1.9 NE Franklin 0.29
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.01
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.39
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.08
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.20
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.20
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.21
Monticello, IA Jones 0.05
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.77
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.53
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.61
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.26
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 1.08
Parnell Iowa 0.12
Peosta 0.7 ESE Dubuque 0.30
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.26
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.06
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.83
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.23
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.16
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.79
TRAER, IA Tama 1.06
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.69
VINTON, IA Benton 0.66
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.28
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.12
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.72
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.44
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.81
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.80
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.70


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This post was written by Schnack on June 5, 2013

June 5

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
: June was a month of exceptional rainfall and record flooding in many parts of Iowa. After widespread moderate to heavy rain across the state on the 1st, very heavy rain fell in some portions on the state from the 4th-5th with the heaviest rain in Madison and Warren counties where 5.66 inches of rain was recorded at Indianola, 5.25 inches at Winterset, and 5.00 inches at Van Meter. Elsewhere Glenwood reported 5.31 inches of rain, Emerson 4.38 inches, and Chariton 4.25 inches. The heavy rain caused significant flooding across much of the state that was then worsened by additional heavy rains later in the month.

1859: Unseasonably cold weather produced widespread frosts on June 4th and 5th across a belt from southern Minnesota and Iowa through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania up into New York and Toronto, resulting in considerable damage to crops and vegetation across the region. The coldest weather and most widespread damage seems to have occurred on the 5th of June, when a report from the Secretary of Agriculture indicates that snow fell during the daytime across much of New York and that “the ground was white” in some western areas of that state, while “scattering flakes also fell in parts of Ohio.” Remarkably, a series of even more destructive frosts affected the same swath of the country during the first week of September, and in Iowa and southern Minnesota several crops were nearly a total failure.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 5 June 1805 → A family of tornadoes tracked from southeast Missouri across southern Illinois, and may have moved into Indiana. The family crossed the Mississippi River about 20 miles south of St. Louis. Fish were “scattered all over the prairie” on the Illinois side of the river. Some pine tree tops, not native to that area of Illinois, were believed to have been blown in from at least 50 miles away. The damage path was 3/4 of a mile wide.
 5 June 1905 → An estimated F5 tornado moved through Tuscola and Sanilac counties in the thumb of Michigan. The tornado moved from Colling to McGregor. The worst of the damage was near Shabbona where at least three farms were destroyed. Five deaths and 40 injuries resulted from the tornado.
 5 June 1908 → An tornado moved due north near Carleton, NE, inflicting F5 damage on area farms. Five members of the Shively family were killed as their farm vanished.
 5 June 1916 → A tornado struck the town of Warren, AR killing 83 persons. There were 125 deaths that day in a tornado outbreak across Missouri and Arkansas.
 5 June 2001 → Though Tropical Storm Allison barely reached tropical storm status, the very slow movement of the storm along the Texas coast resulted in incredible amounts of rain. Over 40 inches of rain fell near Houston, and two feet of rain drenched southern Louisiana. It was the U.S.’s costliest tropical storm to date.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 5, 2013