Snow Reports Monday

Eastern Iowa saw our first significant snowfall on Monday.

Snow totals mainly fell in a range from a trace to half an inch. There were, however, some that saw up to two inches of fresh snow Monday. The greatest snow amounts fell close to the Mississippi River.

Others may have seen snow falling but it melted once it reached the ground.

Waterloo Trace
Dubuque 1.3
Cedar Rapids 0.0
Iowa City 0.0
Bellevue LD 12, IA 2.0
Center Point 0.6 NNW Trace
Central City 6.7 W Trace
Central City, IA Trace
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.1
COGGON, IA 0.1
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.2
Decorah 4.9SE 0.9
Decorah 7.9 ENE 2.0
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 1.3
Dubuque 2 WNW 0.7
Dubuque 2 WSW 2.0
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.7
Ely 0.5 SE Trace
FAYETTE, IA 0.1
FULTON, IA Trace
Gilbertville 1.0 NW Trace
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 1.0
IONIA 2W, IA Trace
IOWA FALLS, IA Trace
LOWDEN, IA 0.2
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 0.2
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.2
Monona WWTP, IA 1.2
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.1
New Hampton 0.4 SW Trace
Oelwein 0.8 WNW Trace
OSAGE , IA Trace
Quasqueton 1.8 S Trace
Solon 0.3 ESE Trace
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.4
Vinton 1 SE 0.2
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.5
Waterloo 1.8 SSE Trace
Waucoma 3.2 S Trace

 

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This post was written by Rachael Peart on December 12, 2017

Looking Back: First Measurable Snowfall of Season in Last Decade

Dubuque received its first measurable snowfall of the season at the Dubuque Regional Airport last night (0.10″).  “Measurable” snow refers to any amount of snow that is above a tenth of an inch.  Most of us have seen a couple rounds of light snow that only amounted to a trace.  This tenth of an inch is the latest Dubuque has had its first measurable snow in the last 10 years.

Waterloo has not had a measurable snowfall this season.  As you can see in the graphic below, today (December 9th) is the latest the city has gone without its first measurable snow, and that will continue.  (Only a trace overnight, and flurries this morning)

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 9, 2017

November 2017 Review & December Preview

It was a drier than normal month as far as rain and snow went across eastern Iowa.  And, despite the warm second half of the month, the cooler start to the month caused the monthly average temperature to be at, or just below average.  The only exception is Iowa City, which was 0.2° above the average.

    

The Storm Track 7 forecast calls for a warm start to the first few days of December, but we are certainly in for a reality check as we head into next week.  Here is how a typical December shapes up for Waterloo and Dubuque (where official records are held at the airports).

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on November 30, 2017

Really Dry or Really Wet

The total rainfall for the last three months has gone back and forth. September was really dry. October was really wet and now November is going to wind up really dry.

Here are the rain totals for the last three months in Waterloo.

The chart below shows when and how much rain fell during the above mentioned months.

The latest drought monitor from last week shows there are still some dry locations across parts of Iowa.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on November 22, 2017

Snow Up North

Here is a look at some snow reports today through this evening in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 1, 2017

A Wet October

We have only one more day in October and no rain in the forecast through midnight Tuesday night.

Waterloo rain total is at 5.55″. The record October rainfall is 5.86″ in 2009. It doesn’t look like we will break this record so we will have to settle for coming in 2nd.

The chart below breaks down when the rain fall and the blue lines shows the accumulated amount through the month.

 

In Dubuque, the October rain total is 6.19″ making it the 9th wettest October on record in Dubuque.

Here is the rainfall breakdown for Dubuque in October.

 

 

 

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This post was written by Schnack on October 30, 2017

24 Hour Rain Reports

Here are the 24 hour rain reports as of 1145AM Sunday, October 22, 2017:

Waterloo 1.04
Dubuque 0.70
Cedar Rapids 0.42
Iowa City 0.67
Ackley 9.2 NNE 0.51
Ainsworth 7.4 N 0.62
Amana 4.7 W 0.54
Anamosa 3SSW, IA 0.41
Asbury 0.4 SW 0.09
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.15
Brighton, IA 0.94
Cedar Falls 0.4 WNW 1.09
Cedar Falls 0.6 N 1.13
Cedar Falls 1.4 SSE 1.16
Cedar Rapids 2.2 WSW 0.42
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE 0.52
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW 0.39
Central City 6.7 W 0.52
CHARLES CITY, IA 1.03
CLUTIER, IA 1.31
COGGON, IA 0.61
CRESCO 1NE, IA 1.58
Decorah 4.9SE 1.55
Decorah 7.9 ENE 1.15
Dubuque #3, IA 0.07
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 0.10
Dysart 3.1 N 1.33
EDGEWOOD, IA 0.47
Eldora 1.2 ENE 0.52
ELKADER 6SSW, IA 0.57
Ely 0.5 SE 0.51
FAYETTE, IA 1.27
Gilbertville 1.0 NW 1.92
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 0.99
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 0.51
HAMPTON, IA 0.56
IONIA 2W, IA 0.75
Iowa City 1.4 W 0.65
IOWA FALLS, IA 0.40
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.61
Kesley, IA 0.68
KNOXVILLE, IA 1.38
Latimer 1.9 NE 0.56
LOWDEN, IA 0.15
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.10
Marion 1.2 NE 0.50
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.52
Monona WWTP, IA 0.46
Monticello, IA 0.36
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.70
NASHUA 2SW, IA 0.67
New Hampton 0.3 NNW 1.14
New Hampton 0.4 SW 1.15
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.73
Oelwein 0.8 WNW 1.34
Palo 4.4 SSW 0.50
PARKERSBURG, IA 0.55
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.63
PELLA 1 S, IA 0.93
Peosta 2.9 E 0.09
Quasqueton 1.8 S 0.91
RANDOLPH, IA 0.20
Robins 0.4 SSE 0.45
Sigourney 1.1 W 0.96
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.70
STANLEY 4 W, IA 1.00
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 0.70
Swisher 0.4 NNE 0.57
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 2.67
TRAER, IA 2.14
TRIPOLI, IA 1.17
VINTON, IA 0.88
VOLGA 1NE, IA 0.59
WASHINGTON, IA 1.05
Waterloo 1.0 SW 1.41
Waterloo 1.8 SSE 1.33
WAUCOMA , IA 0.88
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.07
Waukon 1.50
Wellman 4.0 E 0.78
WILLIAMSBURG 3 SE, IA 0.53
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This post was written by Rachael Peart on October 22, 2017

Improvement in Drought Conditions

The recent rainfall has really put a dent in the drought conditions across the state of Iowa.

The latest US Drought Monitor indicated that 71.33% of Iowa is not experiencing any drought conditions.  That’s an improvement from just 58.80% last week.

More rain is in the forecast Saturday into early Sunday.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on October 19, 2017

Wet October so far and cold temperatures ahead

ABOVE  NORMAL RAINFALL

September was so dry and now October has been the opposite. Here are the rain totals and the amount above normal through the 17th of October.
Waterloo: 4.40″ (+3.00″)
Dubuque: 6.04″ (+4.59″)
Cedar Rapids: 3.43″ (+1.95″)
Iowa City: 3.03″ (+1.48″)

The next chance of rain will be Saturday with early indications of rain amounts around 0.50″.  The map below is the forecast for Friday evening through Sunday evening.

COLDER NEXT WEEK
A cold front is forecast to push through Iowa Monday with a slight chance of showers. The bigger story is going to be the colder air and a gusty northwest wind Tuesday. High temperatures are going from the low 70s today to the mid 50s next Tuesday.

 

FALL COLORS

National High and Low Temperature Tuesday, October 17, 2017

101 at Palm Springs, CA
101 at Ocotillo Wells, CA

13 at Mount Washington, NH

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This post was written by Schnack on October 17, 2017

October Rainfall (So Far…)

With October being almost halfway done (can you believe it?), portions of eastern Iowa have already received their average monthly rainfall totals (and then some).  Meanwhile, others haven’t had quite as much as the average monthly totals, but are on course to meet them as we head into the second half of the month.

As you all know, it was a dry second half of summer into the first part of fall.  We took a look back at our current October rainfall (through October 12th), and found out how many days prior to this month, did it take to receive the amount of rain we’ve received in the first 12 days of the month.  Here’s what we found.

There is more rain in the forecast as we head into Friday and Saturday.  Rainfall totals across the KWWL viewing area will be between 0.50″ in northwestern portions of the area, to 2.00″ in eastern and southeastern portions of the area.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on October 12, 2017