GOES East Images

GOES East, or what was GOES16, is an AMAZING satellite. It can see so many things in such detail. Here are just a few images from the last 2 days.

Starting with this image. It shows Africa on the right side of the image and the United States on the left. You can see the dust from the Sahara Desert in the light brown color. It was moving west in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

The next image is a different channel and is able to see where the hot spots are from wildfires. The wildfires on this image show up as black spots.

This image is really cool. It was captured Thursday morning. It clearly shows the river valley fog in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The last image is from Friday afternoon. The smoke in central Iowa was moving east and was over eastern Iowa during the evening. The smoke originated from the wildfires mentioned above in the mountains to our west.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 29, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot

Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for the entire KWWL viewing area Friday.  Whether it’s an advisory or a warning, bottom line is…it’s going to be HOT.

We’ve been through a couple bouts of high heat over the last couple months, so we are accustomed to staying safe.  Number one — be sure you’re hydrated.  Here are a few more tips:

Also, very important, and should go without saying, don’t live kids or pets in a car..even “just for a few minutes.”  Just check out how quickly vehicles can warm up when the temperature is 90°.  Forecast highs are in the middle and upper 90s.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on June 28, 2018

Tuesday Photos

Tuesday evening looking east into La Porte City. (Credit: Jason Schildroth)

Oelwein looking South (Credit: Darin Christensen)

Taken outside Cedar Falls looking northeast (Credit: Brittany Wilson)

Looking SE from Hazleton (Credit: Susan Beesecker)

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This post was written by Schnack on June 26, 2018

24-Hour Rainfall Totals through 9 AM Tuesday

 

TOWN 24 HR RAIN TOTAL Through 9 AM Tue
   
Waterloo (Airport) 1.85
Dubuque (Airport) 0.02
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 0.29
Iowa City (Airport) 0.17
 
Ainsworth 7.4 mi N 0.09
Anamosa 1.9 SE 0.17
Anamosa 2.5 mi SSW 0.24
Asbury 0.04
Belle Plaine 0.03
Belleview LD 12 0.10
Brighton 0.15
Bluffton 0.22
Boscobel, WI 0.09
Calmar 0.26
Cascade 0.12
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 1.62
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.08
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.20
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.01
Central City COOP 0.27
Central City 6.7 W 0.18
Charles City Cedar Rvr 0.15
Charles City 0.28
Charles City COOP 0.32
Coggon 0.18
Coralville 1.3 SE 0.34
Cresco COOP 0.16
Decorah Airport 0.21
Decorah 4.9 SE 0.09
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 0.35
DeSoto, WI 0.09
Dorchester 3 S 0.01
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.01
Dysart 0.14
Eldora 0.70
El Dorado 1 mi E 0.12
Elkader 5 NW 0.42
Elkader 6 mi SSW 0.22
Elma 0.26
Ely Trace
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.31
Garber 0.01
Garwin 1.61
Grinnell 3SW 1.28
Grundy Center 1.58
Guttenberg Dam 10 0.08
Hampton 0.15
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.04
Ionia 2 N 0.54
Ionia 2 mi W 0.35
Iowa City 0.09
Iowa City 8.0 NE 0.07
Iowa Falls 0.39
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.21
Kesley 0.85
Littleport 0.15
Lowden Trace
Manchester 0.11
Manchester #2 0.14
Maquoketa 4 W 0.05
Marengo 0.22
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.10
Marengo 3.6 N 0.06
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 0.29
Monona 0.38
Monticello COOP 0.23
Nashua 0.63
Nashua 2 SW 0.15
New Hampton 0.09
New Hampton COOP 0.09
New Hampton 0.3 mi NNW 0.75
New Hampton 0.4 mi SW 0.80
Nora Springs 0.30
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 0.24
Osage 0.21
Osage COOP 0.42
Parnell 0.1 WNW 0.10
Peosta 2.9 E 0.05
Prairie du Chien, WI 0.03
Quasqueton 1.8 mi S 0.17
Riceville 3 NE 0.11
Rickardsville 0.2 W 0.23
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.10
Solon 0.3 mi ESE 0.12
St. Ansgar 0.17
St. Ansgar COOP 0.30
Stanley 4 mi W Trace
Steuben, WI 0.06
Strawberry Point 0.17
Tiffin 0.33
Toledo 3 mi N 1.31
Traer 0.12
Tripoli 1.66
Urbana 0.27
Washington 5.8 W 0.11
Waterville 3 SE 0.03
Watson 4 ENE 0.01
Waucoma 3.2 mi S 0.71
Wellman 4.0 E 0.30
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This post was written by Eileen Loan on June 26, 2018

Lightning Facts

We are heading into the peak month when a majority of the lightning fatalities have occurred. July is ranked as the number one month. When storms approaches go inside. A catch phrase used is “When Thunder Roars Go Indoors”. Lighting is one of the weather parameters we can not predict where it is going to hit or who. Don’t have the mentality of …it won’t happen to me.

From 2006 to 2017 there were 376 people who died because they were struck by lightning. A majority of the victims were male.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 25, 2018

24 Hour Rain Reports

Here are the 24 hour rain reports across eastern Iowa as of 9:00 AM Friday, June 22, 2018:

Waterloo 0.02
Dubuque 0.31
Cedar Rapids 2.61
Iowa City 1.87
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.34
Amana 4.7 W 0.18
Anamosa 1.9 SE 0.20
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.10
Asbury 0.4 SW 1.06
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.08
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.40
Brighton, IA 0.81
CASCADE, IA 0.32
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.04
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.12
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.32
Central City 6.7 W 0.03
Central City, IA 0.02
COGGON, IA 0.06
Coralville 1.3 SE 2.05
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.35
Decorah 4.9SE 0.31
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.29
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.98
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.55
Dysart 3.1 N 0.03
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.26
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.80
FULTON, IA 0.33
GARWIN, IA 0.11
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.02
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.45
HAMPTON, IA 0.37
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.07
Independence 0.9 WNW 0.03
IONIA 2W, IA 0.25
Iowa City 4.5 N 1.10
Iowa City 8.0 NE 1.36
IOWA CITY, IA 1.28
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.01
Kalona 7.3 NNW 1.29
Lansing 4.1 NW 0.51
Manchester 1.1 N 0.66
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.09
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.38
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.47
MARENGO, IA 0.12
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.02
Monona 9.7 N 0.42
Monticello, IA 0.10
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.15
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.30
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.35
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.16
NORTH ENGLISH, IA 0.14
North Liberty 0.6 NW 3.91
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 3.69
Osage 4.7 E 0.37
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.57
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.01
Rickardsville 0.2 W 1.16
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.86
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.40
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.62
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.07
TRAER, IA 0.46
TRIPOLI, IA 0.17
VINTON, IA 0.01
Washington 5.8 SW 0.75
WASHINGTON, IA 0.38
WAUCOMA , IA 0.65
Waucoma 3.2 S 0.34
Wellman 4.0 E 0.19
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 22, 2018

24 Hour Rain Reports

Here are some of the rain reports across eastern Iowa as of 9:40AM, Thursday June 21, 2018:

Waterloo 0.63
Dubuque 0.96
Cedar Rapids 0.70
Iowa City 1.17
Ackley 9.2 NNE 1.05
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.94
Amana 4.7 W 1.05
Anamosa 1.9 SE 1.31
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 1.52
Asbury 0.4 SW 1.07
Asbury 1.0 WNW 1.06
BELLE PLAINE, IA 0.85
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.65
Brighton, IA 1.38
CASCADE, IA 1.37
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 0.66
Center Junction 2.6 W 1.41
Center Point 0.6 NNW 2.43
Central City 6.7 W 2.23
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.74
COGGON, IA 1.89
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.78
Decorah 4.9SE 0.79
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.78
Dubuque #3, IA 1.36
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.64
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.26
EDGEWOOD, IA 1.75
Eldora 1.2 ENE 3.95
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 1.25
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.62
FULTON, IA 1.56
GARWIN, IA 0.25
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 0.52
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.38
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.70
HAMPTON, IA 1.70
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 2.00
Independence 0.9 WNW 1.37
IONIA 2W, IA 0.92
Iowa City 4.5 N 1.75
Iowa City 8.0 NE 1.46
IOWA CITY, IA 1.49
IOWA FALLS, IA 1.68
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.91
Lansing 4.1 NW 0.48
LOWDEN, IA 2.21
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 1.81
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 2.06
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.63
Marengo 3.6 N 0.94
MARENGO, IA 0.55
Marion 1.7 NNW 2.82
Monona 9.7 N 0.86
Monona WWTP, IA 0.92
Monticello, IA 1.28
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.47
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.78
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.45
NEW HAMPTON, IA 1.45
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.82
North Liberty 0.6 NW 1.49
North Liberty 1.0 ENE 1.62
OSAGE , IA 1.15
Osage 4.7 E 1.34
Parnell 0.1 SSW 1.57
Peosta 2.9 E 1.17
Quasqueton 1.8 S 1.96
Sigourney, IA 0.77
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.10
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.94
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 1.32
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.25
TRAER, IA 0.93
TRIPOLI, IA 0.89
Washington 5.8 SW 1.78
WASHINGTON, IA 1.24
WAUCOMA , IA 1.25
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.50
Waukon 4SW, IA 0.78
Wellman 4.0 E 1.24
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 1.22
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on June 21, 2018

24 Hour Rain Totals

Totals are from 7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday

Waterloo Black Hawk 0.03
Dubuque Dubuque 0.10
Cedar Rapids Linn 0.85
Iowa City Johnson 0.20
Ackley 9.2 NNE Butler 0.48
Ainsworth 7.4 N Washington 1.47
Anamosa 1.9 SE Jones 0.83
Anamosa 3SSW, IA Jones 0.74
Asbury 0.4 SW Dubuque 0.01
BELLE PLAINE, IA Benton 1.00
Brighton, IA Washington 1.30
CALMAR, IA Winneshiek 0.11
CASCADE, IA Dubuque 0.12
Cedar Falls 0.6 N Black Hawk 0.07
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE Black Hawk 0.07
Center Junction 2.6 W Jones 0.85
Center Point 0.6 NNW Linn 0.15
Central City 6.7 W Linn 0.09
CHARLES CITY, IA Floyd 0.11
Clarksville 0.2 NW Butler 0.46
COGGON, IA Linn 0.05
Coralville 1.3 SE Johnson 0.36
CRESCO 1NE, IA Howard 0.22
Decorah 4.9SE Winneshiek 0.26
Decorah 7.9 ENE Winneshiek 0.89
Dubuque #3, IA Dubuque 0.08
Dubuque 1.4 WSW Dubuque 0.02
Dubuque L&D 11, IA Dubuque 0.01
ELKADER 6SSW, IA Clayton T
ELMA, IA Howard 0.12
Ely 0.5 SE Linn 0.88
Fairfax 4.0 NW Benton 0.50
FULTON, IA Jackson 0.09
GARWIN, IA Tama 0.07
Gilbertville 1.0 NW Black Hawk 0.11
GRUNDY CENTER, IA Grundy 0.23
GUTHRIE CENTER, IA Guthrie 0.53
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA Clayton 0.03
HAMPTON, IA Franklin 0.10
Independence 0.9 WNW Buchanan 0.04
IONIA 2W, IA Chickasaw 0.17
Iowa City Johnson 0.41
Iowa City 8.0 NE Johnson 0.52
IOWA FALLS, IA Hardin 0.13
Kalona 7.3 NNW Johnson 0.42
Lansing 4.1 NW Allamakee 0.58
LOWDEN, IA Cedar 0.25
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA Jackson 0.33
Marengo 3.6 N Iowa 0.34
MARENGO, IA Iowa 0.69
Marion 1.7 NNW Linn 0.21
Monona WWTP, IA Clayton 0.05
Monticello, IA Jones 0.11
NASHUA 2SW, IA Floyd 0.18
New Hampton 0.3 NNW Chickasaw 0.33
New Hampton 0.4 SW Chickasaw 0.31
NEW HAMPTON, IA Chickasaw 0.45
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE Floyd 0.05
NORTH ENGLISH, IA Iowa 0.44
North Liberty 1.0 ENE Johnson 0.65
Parnell 0.1 SSW Iowa 0.75
Quasqueton 1.8 S Buchanan 0.20
Rickardsville 0.2 W Dubuque 0.05
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA Clayton 0.01
TOLEDO 3 N, IA Tama 0.38
TRAER, IA Tama 0.28
TRIPOLI, IA Bremer 0.20
VOLGA 1NE, IA Clayton 0.06
Washington 5.8 SW Washington 0.44
WASHINGTON, IA Washington 1.05
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Black Hawk 0.16
WAUCOMA , IA Fayette 0.06
Waukon 4SW, IA Allamakee 0.06
Wellman 4.0 E Washington 1.00
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA Iowa 0.21

Below indicates the rainfall totals across the state over the past 7 days. Some locations have picked up little rain while many areas are easily over 2″ with Ames near 6″!

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This post was written by Schnack on June 20, 2018

June Rain

Here is a look at the rain totals for the month of June through the 19th.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 19, 2018

Funnel Clouds

The conditions this afternoon could result in funnel clouds. These are not the type associated with thunderstorms. They are small and typically drop a few hundred feet from the clouds. Rarely do they ever reach the ground and if they do it is for just a brief time. Here are a few photos sent in of the funnel clouds this afternoon.

 

west of Garwin

south of La Porte City

south of Dysart

Belle Plaine

La Porte City

south of Wellsburg

Jesup

southeast of Dysart

west of Brooklyn

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This post was written by Schnack on June 19, 2018