Storm Photos from Monday, July 22, 2013

These are the “best of” the more than 300 emailed photos. Thank you very much for sending each and everyone in.

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July 23 Mammatus



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This post was written by Schnack on July 23, 2013

Comfortable Temperatures and Low Humidity

UPDATED at 4:30 PM

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a stay shower or sprinkle this evening then mostly clear. Low: 53-58. Wind: NE 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: 74-78. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 57-61. Wind: S 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms in the evening. High: low 80s.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers/storms. High: near 80.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: near 80.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High: near 80.

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

It has been a beautiful summer day with comfortable temperatures and humidity level.  Here are the temperatures as of 4pm.

July 23 Temps

There are a few clouds across northern Iowa that might produce a few sprinkles, but that is it if any. Other than the few clouds this evening the sky will be mostly clear tonight. Some patchy fog may develop late tonight as temperatures drop into the 50s by Wednesday morning. Patchy fog may develop late tonight and early Wednesday morning.

July 23 Vis Sat
High pressure will provide two more great summer days (Wednesday/Thursday). A cold front will be approaching from the north Thursday. There is a slight chance of an evening shower/storm. The chance of showers/storms remains low Thursday night, but goes up just a little Friday as the front actually crosses the state. Here is the forecast position of the front Friday morning.

July 23 Fri AM Sfc Map
For those area lucky enough to get rain Friday the amounts will be relatively light. Here is the rain forecast from Thursday evening to Friday evening.

July 23 QPF
If you don’t get rain Friday, some locations will not, we have a few more dry days ahead (Sat-Mon).


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This post was written by Schnack on July 23, 2013

24 Hour Rain Totals

7 AM Monday to 7 AM Tuesday

Location County Rain
Waterloo Black Hawk 0.61
Dubuque Dubuque 0.13
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.17
Iowa City Johnson 0.07
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 0.06
Amana 4.7 W Iowa 0.17
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.55
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 0.28
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.49
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW Linn 0.29
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.34
COGGON, IA Linn 0.57
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.14
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.12
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.13
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.07
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton 0.01
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.22
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.05
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 1.55
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.04
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.21
Marengo 2.6 SSW Iowa 0.15
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.03
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.07
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.13
OSAGE , IA Mitchell 0.10
Parnell Iowa 0.20
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.19
ST ANSGAR, IA Mitchell 0.53
SWISHER, IA Johnson 0.18
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.68
VINTON, IA Benton 0.19
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.71
Waterloo 3.0 NNW Black Hawk 0.49
Waucoma 0.2 N Fayette T


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This post was written by Schnack on July 23, 2013