Tropical Storm Andrea

The first named storm of the season and the season began on June 1. The storm is now over northern Florida and is forecast to run up along the east coast with heavy rain through the weekend.

June 6 Andrea


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This post was written by Schnack on June 6, 2013

Weather Hot Shot on Thu. June 6

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One photo is shown on the 5 pm newscast and one on the 10 pm newscast.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 6, 2013

Cool Weekend but Warmer Next Week

UPDATED at 4:50 PM

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 49-53. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 65-71. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 48-52. Wind: Light.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: low 70s.

Sunday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers/storms. High: near 70.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: low-mid 70s.

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

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

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.

It has been a cooler than normal afternoon with temperatures mainly in the 60s. We have been in and out of the clouds all day. Two or three light showers developed but otherwise it has been a dry day across eastern Iowa. Here is the visible satellite image from this afternoon.

June 6 Sat Image

Friday will be close to the same as today. In and out of the clouds with a stray shower possible in the afternoon. Most if not all locations will remain dry. The sky will become partly cloudy Friday night into Saturday. The next area of low pressure is forecast to bring a good chance of showers and storm to eastern Iowa Saturday night through Sunday. Here is the forecast map for Sunday morning.

June 6 Sun AM Sfc Map
The clouds will increase Saturday afternoon with the chance of showers moving into eastern Iowa during the evening or later. The WPC rain forecast from is for up to 1” of rain in eastern Iowa (see map below).

 June 6 QPF

Monday will dry out before the next chance of showers/storms Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure with dry weather is forecast for Thursday. High temperatures next week will be warmer than this week and closer to normal.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 6, 2013

24 Hour Rain Totals

7 AM Wednesday to 7 AM Thursday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.02
Dubuque Dubuque 0.69
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.34
Iowa City Johnson 0.11
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.40
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.12
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.13
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.08
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 0.04
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.74
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.03
Cedar Rapids 1.7 ENE Linn 0.26
Cedar Rapids 2.0 ENE Linn 0.27
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.46
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.99
CLUTIER, IA Tama 0.16
COGGON, IA Linn 1.02
COLWELL, IA Floyd 0.08
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.10
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.69
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.39
EDGEWOOD, IA Clayton 0.35
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.23
ELMA, IA Howard 0.03
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.20
FAYETTE, IA Fayette 0.12
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.12
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.33
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.05
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.11
IOWA CITY, IA Johnson 0.04
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.03
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.04
KESLEY 3 NNE, IA Butler 0.03
LADORA, IA Iowa 0.08
LANSING 4SE, IA Allamakee 0.59
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.13
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA Delaware 0.42
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.14
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.08
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.10
Marion 1.2 NE Linn 0.45
Monticello, IA Jones 0.87
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.16
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.12
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.11
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Fayette 0.14
OELWEIN 1E, IA Fayette 0.06
Peosta 0.7 ESE Dubuque 0.70
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.73
Solon 0.3 ESE Johnson 0.08
STANLEY 4 W, IA Buchanan 0.14
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.35
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.09
VINTON, IA Benton 0.68
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.21
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 0.12
Waterloo 0.8 SW Black Hawk T
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.06
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.06
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.05
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette 0.04
Waucoma 3.2 S Fayette 0.06


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This post was written by Schnack on June 6, 2013

June 6

TodayinWeatherHistoryFrom NWS
: Several rounds of severe weather pummeled northern, central, and western Iowa throughout the day. The first storms moved from Pottawattamie County eastward to Madison County in the morning producing very large hail up to the size of softballs and wind gusts as high as 80 mph. The hail shredded crops, broke windows, and damaged cars and buildings and the strong winds injured 7 people in Lake Anita State Park when several campers were blown over. The second round of storms moved from Dallas County through Polk County and southeast to Mahaska County around midday and into early afternoon, producing a weak tornado that touched down just east of the Drake University campus in Des Moines and moved east northeast for about a mile, crossing the Des Moines River near the 2nd Avenue bridge. These storms also dropped golf ball sized hail in Dallas Center, Grimes, and northern Des Moines. A third cluster of severe thunderstorms moved from Pocahontas County east to Grundy County in the mid to late afternoon, producing a wide swath of large hail up to baseball size that destroyed crops, damaged cars and buildings, and stripped trees.

 This Day in National/World Weather History …
 6 June 1968 → Thirty-five meteorologists from across Canada went to tour the new Alberta Hail Studies Center in Penhold, Alberta. Later that day, hail pelted the building and produced winterlike scenes in fields west of the area.
 6 June 1979 → Eight hundred people were killed in Bihar, India in the world’s worst train disaster when cyclone blew a train from a railroad track and into a river.


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This post was written by Schnack on June 6, 2013