Rain and Drought

Thursday night heavy rain fell across northeast Iowa. Not an area that needs the rain. The map above shows the rainfall estimate for the month of May through the 4th and on top of that is the Drought Monitor. The Drought Monitor shows the area that is dry and needs the rain the most.  Not much has fallen in a good portion of southeast Iowa…where it needs it the most. Here is a list of monthly rain totals for some locations across the state.

Burlington 0.90″
Cedar Rapids 0.92″
Dubuque 1.18″
Des Moines 1.81″
Estherville 1.27″
Iowa City 1.72″
Lamoni 1.12″
Marshalltown 1.96″
Mason City 3.25″
Ottumwa 0.43″
Sioux City 1.22″
Waterloo 0.98″

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This post was written by Schnack on May 4, 2018

EF-0 in Olin Thursday night

Olin Tornado…

 

Rating:                 EF-0

Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph

Path Length /statute/:  0.1 mile

Path Width /maximum/:   10 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0

 

Start Date:             May 05 2018

Start Time:             11:15 pm CDT

Start Location:         0.4 NW Olin / Jones / Iowa

Start Lat/Lon:          42.0012 / -91.1489

 

End Date:               May 05 2018

End Time:               11:17 pm CDT

End Location:           0.4 NW Olin / Jones / Iowa

End Lat/Lon:            42.0013 / -91.1490

 

An EF-0 tornado touched down northwest of Olin, IA. A 150 pound

fire hydrant was displaced 15-20 ft and a metal shed was

lofted 70 ft away.

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This post was written by Schnack on May 4, 2018

Rainfall Totals Thursday and Thursday Night

 

TOWN 24 HR RAIN TOTAL Through 9 AM Friday
   
Waterloo (Airport) 0.47
Dubuque (Airport) 0.41
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 0.29
Iowa City (Airport) 0.19
 
Ainsworth 7.4 mi N 0.13
Anamosa 1.9 SE 0.42
Anamosa 2.5 mi SSW 0.50
Asbury 0.46
Belle Plaine 0.20
Belleview LD 12 0.20
Brighton 0.15
Calmar 2.36
Cascade 0.44
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.51
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.30
Central City 6.7 W 0.24
Charles City COOP 2.61
Coggon 0.40
Coralville 1.3 SE 0.22
Cresco 3.43
Cresco COOP 2.33
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 3.21
Dubuque L&D 11 0.45
Dubuque #3 0.45
Edgewood 1.18
Eldora 1.21
Elkader 6 mi SSW 0.48
Elma 3.43
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.21
Fayette 1.20
Fayette COOP 0.79
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.60
Grinnell 3SW 0.68
Grundy Center 0.83
Guttenberg Dam 10 0.95
Hampton 1.03
Harpers Ferry 3.00
Independence 0.42
Iowa City 0.22
Iowa Falls 0.80
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.20
Lowden 0.18
Manchester 1.29
Manchester #2 1.14
Marengo 0.29
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.25
Marengo 3.6 N 0.23
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 0.28
Monona 1.66
Monona COOP 1.24
Monticello COOP 0.79
Nashua 3.25
Nashua 2 SW 2.74
New Hampton 4.50
New Hampton COOP 3.20
New Hampton 0.3 mi NNW 3.66
New Hampton 0.4 mi SW 3.35
North English 0.38
North Liberty 0.6 NW 0.24
Osage 3.00
Parnell 0.1 WNW 0.40
Quasqueton 0.4 WSW 0.89
Rickardsville 0.2 W 1.08
Solon 0.3 mi ESE 0.23
St. Ansgar 1.54
Strawberry Point 0.89
Toledo 3 mi N 1.13
Traer 0.71
Tripoli 0.92
Volga 1 mi NE 0.61
Washington 0.19
Waterloo 1.8 mi SSE 0.48
Waucoma 1.55
Waucoma 3.2 mi S 0.81
Wellman 0.33
Williamsburg 0.34
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Posted under Precipitation Totals

This post was written by Eileen Loan on May 4, 2018