Sunset

Here are just a hand full of photos sent to us showing a pretty sky as the sun was setting Friday.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 28, 2018

Monthly Rain Records

The chart shows the record rainfall for each month in Waterloo. The rain amount this month is the most of any month.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 26, 2018

24 Hour Rain Totals 9/25-9/26

More rain fell Tuesday, adding to an already saturated September.  Waterloo’s 1.14″ puts the city at the wettest September on record, and the wettest month ever (Jan-Dec).

Town Amount
Waterloo 1.14
Dubuque 0.41
Cedar Rapids 0.34
Iowa City 0.91
CONRAD, IA 0.74
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 1.07
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.36
Monticello, IA 0.96
MARENGO, IA 0.56
HAMPTON, IA 0.40
OSAGE , IA 0.21
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.55
IOWA CITY, IA 0.18
CLUTIER, IA 1.39
WASHINGTON, IA 0.19
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.42
TRIPOLI, IA 0.98
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.32
Dubuque #3, IA 0.60
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.81
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.48
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.38
TRAER, IA 0.76
CASCADE, IA 0.93
WAUCOMA , IA 0.60
Monona WWTP, IA 0.97
Brighton, IA 0.76
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.20
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.97
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.47
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.35
GARWIN, IA 0.96
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.58
COGGON, IA 1.14
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.47
Independence 0.9 WNW 0.39
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.21
Asbury 0.4 SW 0.69
Decorah 4.9SE 0.48
Central City 6.7 W 1.22
Solon 0.3 ESE 1.35
Marengo 3.6 N 0.72
Oelwein 0.3 E 0.87
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.50
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.31
Osage 4.7 E 0.27
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.67
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.47
Lansing 4.1 NW 1.08
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.40
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.58
Wellman 4.0 E 0.50
Ely 0.5 SE 0.61
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 1.15
Washington 5.8 SW 0.16
Rickardsville 0.2 W 0.77
Center Point 0.6 NNW 1.67
Anamosa 1.9 SE 0.57
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 26, 2018

EF-0 Tornado and Record Rain

A brief tornado touched down south of town (Mechanicsville) Tuesday afternoon. Two grain bins were damaged and some corn.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

You are probably are not going to be surprised to read this, but it has been the wettest month on record. Not just for the September, but for any month on record in Waterloo. The 1.14″ of rain that fell today pushed us from 4th place to the #1 spot.

Here is the break down through the 25th on how much rain fell on what day at Waterloo.

Here are other monthly totals:
Cedar Rapids 6.36″
Dubuque 8.22″
Iowa City 6.85″

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This post was written by Schnack on September 25, 2018

Season Change

We went from near 90 degrees Thursday afternoon to the 50s Friday afternoon. It was just one day early before the official start to Fall Saturday evening at 8:45 pm. With that in mind there are frost advisories in effect tonight for areas to our north.

Here is a look at the average first frost across Iowa.

The clouds were clearing this evening as the sun was setting and it made for a pretty looking sky. Here are a few photos from around the area.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on September 21, 2018

24 Hour Rain Totals (9/20-9/21)

Not as much rain fell as the last couple days, but some areas did receive more than one inch of rain.

Town Amount
Waterloo 0.40
Dubuque 0.32
Cedar Rapids 0.24
Iowa City 0.89
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.43
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.09
Amana 4.7 W 0.19
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.26
Asbury 0.4 SW 0.22
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.10
CASCADE, IA 0.24
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.51
Center Junction 2.6 W 0.29
Central City 6.7 W 0.29
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.55
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.70
Decorah 4.9SE 0.56
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.44
Dubuque #3, IA 0.40
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 0.17
Dysart 3.1 N 0.25
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.33
ELMA, IA 0.48
Ely 0.5 SE 0.15
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.14
FAYETTE, IA 0.70
Fort Atkinson 0.2 SE 0.66
GARWIN, IA 0.23
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.42
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.26
HAMPTON, IA 0.66
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW 0.32
Independence 0.9 WNW 0.20
IOWA CITY, IA 0.06
IOWA FALLS, IA 1.72
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.09
Kesley, IA 0.39
Lansing 4.1 NW 0.81
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.31
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.05
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.20
MARENGO, IA 0.19
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.14
Monona 9.7 N 0.61
Monona WWTP, IA 0.48
Monticello, IA 0.28
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.30
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.51
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 0.62
New Hampton 0.4 SW 0.48
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.73
Oelwein 0.3 E 0.43
OSAGE , IA 1.01
Osage 4.7 E 0.80
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.21
Peosta 2.9 E 0.32
Postville 5.5 NE 0.72
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.35
Rickardsville 0.2 W 0.43
Solon 0.3 ESE 0.10
ST ANSGAR, IA 1.15
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.24
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.22
TRAER, IA 0.23
TRIPOLI, IA 0.55
VINTON, IA 0.28
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.28
Washington 5.8 SW 0.08
WASHINGTON, IA 0.06
WAUCOMA , IA 0.57
Waucoma 3.2 S 0.82
Waukon 4SW, IA 0.87
Wellman 4.0 E 0.15
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.12
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 21, 2018

24 Hour Rainfall Totals

Heavy rain fell across portions of eastern Iowa Wednesday, Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.  Here are the totals from 7 AM Wed. through 7 AM Thursday.

Town Amount (since Wednesday)
Waterloo 2.45
Dubuque 1.22
Cedar Rapids 1.24
Iowa City 0.94
Town 24 Hour Rainfall Amount
Amana 4.7 W 1.16
Anamosa 1.9 SE 1.67
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 1.35
Bellevue LD 12, IA 1.25
CASCADE, IA 1.08
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 1.45
Center Point 0.6 NNW 1.70
CHARLES CITY, IA 3.00
COGGON, IA 2.26
Dubuque #3, IA 1.02
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 2.37
Dysart 3.1 N 1.05
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 3.03
FAYETTE, IA 3.70
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 4.43
IONIA 2W, IA 2.93
IOWA FALLS, IA 1.91
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.21
Keokuk L&D 19, IA 0.02
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 2.52
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 1.75
Marion 1.7 NNW 1.42
Monona WWTP, IA 3.86
MONTEZUMA 1 W, IA 0.58
NASHUA 2SW, IA 3.84
NEW HAMPTON, IA 3.15
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.55
Quasqueton 1.8 S 2.39
ST ANSGAR, IA 2.38
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 1.21
TRAER, IA 1.12
TRIPOLI, IA 3.32
VINTON, IA 1.38
VOLGA 1NE, IA 4.60
Washington 5.8 SW 0.87
WASHINGTON, IA 0.25
WAUCOMA , IA 3.25
Wellman 4.0 E 0.17
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.76
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on September 20, 2018

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Rainfall Totals through 9 AM Wednesday

 

TOWN 24 HR RAIN TOTAL Through 9 AM Wed
   
Waterloo (Airport) 1.34
Dubuque (Airport) 0.63
Cedar Rapids (Airport) 1.03
Iowa City (Airport) 0.60
 
Ainsworth 7.4 mi N 1.00
Amana 4.7 W 0.60
Anamosa 1.9 SE 1.20
Anamosa 3 SSW 1.29
Asbury 0.61
Belle Plaine 1.17
Belleview 0.3 SSW 0.75
Brighton 0.48
Calmar 1.16
Cascade 0.68
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 0.99
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 1.48
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 1.15
Center Junction 2.6 W 1.07
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.87
Central City COOP 1.11
Charles City COOP 1.71
Coggon 0.74
Conrad 0.65
Coralville 1.3 SE 0.87
Cresco 1 NE 1.14
Decorah 4.9 SE 1.12
Decorah 7.9 mi ENE 1.12
Dorchester 3 S 0.63
Dysart 0.62
Elkader 6 mi SSW 1.13
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.86
Ft. Atkinson 1.11
Garwin 0.67
Grinnell 0.6 NW 1.11
Grundy Center 0.65
Guttenberg Dam 10 1.40
Hampton 0.50
Independence 0.9 WNW 0.86
Ionia 2 mi W 1.06
Iowa City 0.61
Iowa City 4.5 N 0.85
Iowa City 8.0 NE 0.94
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.21
Kesley 0.93
Lansing 4.1 NW 1.01
Lowden 0.36
Manchester #2 0.74
Manchester 1.1 N 0.77
Maquoketa 4 W 0.37
Marengo 3.6 N 0.57
Marion 1.7 mi NNW 0.60
Monona 1.06
Monona 9.8 N 0.67
Monticello COOP 0.82
Mt. Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.61
Nashua 2 SW 1.44
New Hampton 0.3 mi NNW 1.18
New Hampton 0.4 mi SW 1.17
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 1.45
North English 0.55
North Liberty 0.6 NW 1.30
North Liberty 0.7 SSW 0.73
Oelwein 3 WNW 0.81
Osage 4.7 E 2.10
Osage COOP 1.92
Parnell 0.1 WNW 0.52
Postville 5.5 NE 0.93
Quasqueton 0.5 W 0.73
Rickardsville 0.2 W 0.66
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.72
Solon 0.3 mi ESE 0.47
St. Ansgar COOP 1.48
Strawberry Point 1.52
Swisher 0.4 NNE 1.41
Toledo 3 N 0.55
Traer 0.81
Tripoli 1.39
Urbana 1.02
Vinton 0.54
Volga 1 NE 1.35
Washington COOP 1.30
Washington 5.8 W 0.83
Waterloo 1.9 SSE 0.93
Waucoma COOP 2.00
Waucoma 3.2 mi S 1.37
Wellman 4.0 E 0.53
Williamsburg 3 SSE 0.52
Winthrop 5.6 NNE 0.98
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This post was written by Eileen Loan on September 19, 2018

Top 10 Wettest

Showers and storms moved through eastern Iowa Tuesday morning into the early afternoon. Rain came down heavy with the storms during the morning. There were some strong wind gusts with the storms as well. Waterloo reported a peak wind gust of 39 mph, Cedar Rapids 50 mph, Iowa City 52 mph and Dubuque had just 26 mph. Through the early evening, everyone has received at least 0.50″. The map below shows the amounts across eastern Iowa.

There is no more rain in the forecast through midnight so the 1.34″ of rain in Waterloo is most likely the total for the day. That amount ties the daily record originally set in 1900.

The rain totals for the month are well above normal. Waterloo is so far above normal it is now in the top 10 wettest September’s on record.

We still have a lot of the month to go. Just in the next two days we have chances of rain. It will not take much rain go get into the 4th position.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 18, 2018

Monday Weather Photos

We had a few showers and storms push through eastern Iowa Monday afternoon and evening. Several great photos captured the unique nature of weather.

Shelf cloud in Decorah (Credit: Andy Bonnet)

Shelf cloud north of Decorah (Credit: Kathy Rosendahl)

Sunset in Asbury . (Credit: Sandy Tompkins)

Isolated shower on the south side of Waterloo (Credit: Toni Fisher).

Isolated shower. (Credit: Corby Holt)

Sunset (Credit: Daniel Hampe)

Sunrise (Credit: Kristi Rupprecht)

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This post was written by Schnack on September 17, 2018