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.


Posted under Precipitation Totals, Records

This post was written by Schnack on September 18, 2018

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