October 1st Rainfall Totals

October started out the way September ended — WET!  Several inches fell, mainly near and north of Highway 20.

In fact, it was record rainfall for October first at the airports in Waterloo and Dubuque

Town Amount
Waterloo 2.03
Dubuque 1.38
Cedar Rapids 0.42
Iowa City 0.14
Ackley 9.2 NNE 1.57
Ainsworth 7.4 N             Trace
Anamosa 1.9 SE 0.83
Asbury 0.4 SW 2.15
Bellevue LD 12, IA 0.76
Bluffton 0.77
CASCADE, IA 1.98
Center Point 0.6 NNW 0.92
Central City 6.7 W 1.17
Charles City 0.83
CHARLES CITY, IA 0.59
CLARINDA, IA 0.15
Clarksville 0.2 NW 1.53
COGGON, IA 1.42
CONRAD, IA 1.11
CRESCO 1NE, IA 0.94
De Soto 1.04
Decorah 1.16
Decorah 7.9 ENE 0.88
Decorah Airport 1.00
Dorechester 0.82
Dubuque #3, IA 1.23
Dubuque 1.4 WSW 1.45
Dubuque L&D 11, IA 2.31
Edgewood 3.45
Eldorado 1.06
Elkader 1.73
ELMA, IA 0.71
Fairfax 4.0 NW 0.24
FAYETTE, IA 1.50
Garber 0.27
GARWIN, IA 0.47
GRUNDY CENTER, IA 1.61
GUTTENBERG L & D 10, IA 3.02
HAMPTON, IA 0.65
Independence 0.9 WNW 2.70
Ionia 0.73
Iowa City 8.0 NE 0.63
IOWA CITY, IA 0.02
IOWA FALLS, IA 1.13
Kalona 7.3 NNW 0.11
Lansing 4.1 NW 0.95
Littleport 2.99
Manchester 1.1 N 3.75
MANCHESTER NO. 2, IA 2.02
MAQUOKETA 4 W, IA 0.58
Marengo 2.6 SSW 0.16
Marengo 3.6 N 0.14
MARENGO, IA 0.25
Marion 1.7 NNW 0.31
Marquette 0.39
McGregor 4.36
Monona 9.7 N 0.99
Monona WWTP, IA 1.32
Monticello, IA 1.10
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW 0.53
Nashua 0.88
New Hampton 1.92
NEW HAMPTON, IA 0.85
Nora Springs 2.4 SSE 0.56
Oelwein 2.28
OSAGE , IA 0.56
Osage 4.7 E 0.68
Parnell 0.1 SSW 0.16
Prairie du Chien Airport 1.72
Quasqueton 1.8 S 1.37
Rickardsville 0.2 W 3.52
Spillville 0.74
ST ANSGAR, IA 0.64
STRAWBERRY POINT, IA 1.98
TOLEDO 3 N, IA 0.35
TRAER, IA 0.43
TRIPOLI, IA 1.84
VOLGA 1NE, IA 3.78
Washington 5.8 SW 0.01
WASHINGTON, IA             Trace
Waterville 0.57
Watson 0.57
WAUCOMA , IA 1.00
Waucoma 3.2 S 1.01
Wellman 4.0 E 0.09
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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on October 2, 2018

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Sunday Evening Storms

A weak cold front tracked through eastern Iowa Sunday, which sparked a couple stronger storms across portions of the KWWL viewing area, mainly in a scattered line from Dubuque to Cedar Rapids.  That made for some picturesque scenes.  Here are some viewer photos:

Mammatus clouds in Dubuque – Danny Murphy

 

Mammatus clouds in Dubuque, looking toward Wisconsin – Robert Shade

 

Mammatus clouds and a sunset in Kieler, WI – Angela Beauchamp

 

Mammatus clouds in Dubuque – Amanda (@fanofthearts on Twitter)

 

Hickory Hills Park – Waterloo. Jessica Selleck

 

South of Hudson – Shawn Caslavka

 

Rain shaft near Dubuque – Amanda (@fanofthearts on Twitter)

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on August 27, 2017

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Latest on Winter Storm

Here’s the latest thinking as of Saturday night on the winter storm heading to eastern Iowa for later Sunday afternoon and Monday.  There’s still a little bit of uncertainty on the track of the storm, as well as the amounts, but we are getting a better idea as the storm is now moving over land.  Winter Storm Watches have been expanded to include much of the KWWL viewing area.

Sunday will start out partly sunny, with a SE wind 10-15 mph and high temperatures in the lower and middle 30s.  After 5 PM is when we have the potential for snow to develop across our northwestern counties. The snow will overspread the area Sunday night, and could be heavy at times.  Lows tomorrow night will be in the 20s.  The Monday morning commute will likely be tricky, so plan for some extra time for your commute.

The snow will continue through the morning hours on Monday, before winding up by late morning or early afternoon.  When all is said and done, snow totals could range from 2-4″ in our far southern hometowns, to as much as 8 inches in our northern hometowns.  The storm is still developing to our west and could shift a little over the next 24 hours, so stay tuned for updates.

This snowfall will won’t be too much of a “wet” or “dry” snow, it will end up somewhere in between.  Keep that in mind when shoveling or plowing.

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on March 11, 2017

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January 2017 Temperatures

While we did have several very cold days in January, the month overall was warmer than average across eastern Iowa.  Here’s how the temperature calendar shaped up for Waterloo:

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Here are the high and low temperatures in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City —

Dubuque:

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Cedar Rapids:

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Iowa City:

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on February 1, 2017

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Winter Storm Watch Tuesday PM & Wednesday

Monday will be mostly cloudy with highs once again reaching the upper 30s and lower 40s with a NW wind 5 mph.

Tuesday starts out dry, but rain and snow move in during the afternoon, as a strong storm system tracks in from the Plains.

Moveable WatchesWarningsAdvisories

WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for Allamakee, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Grundy and Winneshiek counties beginning at noon Tuesday.  This area has the best chance to see several inches of snowfall.  Elsewhere, we will see rain changing to snow late Tuesday into Wednesday.  This storm is still a few days away, so stay tuned for updated snowfall totals as we pin down the track of the storm.

Here are the snow probabilities from the Weather Prediction Center from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.

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The snow that does fall will be a “wet” snow, with temperatures hovering near 32°.

It does appear it will be a bit breezy Tuesday into Wednesday, with cooler, more seasonable temperatures to follow.

 

Here’s a *preliminary* snowfall forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday.  This will change.

Snow Forecast DMA Hand

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on January 22, 2017

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Friday Morning Sunrise

In case you missed it Friday morning, many of us had a beautiful sunrise.  Here are the pictures submitted through Facebook and Twitter.  As always, if you have any to share, feel free to do so.

Patrick Trepp- Cedar Rapids

Patrick Trepp- Cedar Rapids

Amber Hemenway - Waterloo

Amber Hemenway – Waterloo

Ann Marie Lusson - Waterloo

Ann Marie Lusson – Waterloo

Ashley Rodgers - Janesville

Ashley Rodgers – Janesville

Lani Hill - Waterloo

Lani Hill – Waterloo

Laurie DeGroote - Butler County

Laurie DeGroote – Butler County

Melissa Ledesma - Waterloo

Melissa Ledesma – Waterloo

Mike Graber - Cedar Rapids

Mike Graber – Cedar Rapids

Peggy Hall - Waverly

Peggy Hall – Waverly

Rebecca Manship - near Beaman

Rebecca Manship – near Beaman

Whitney Schiller - Cedar Falls

Whitney Schiller – Cedar Falls

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on December 30, 2016

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Tracking Rain for the Work Week

We had a great weekend across eastern Iowa with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  Our weather pattern turns a bit more active as we head into the work week with rain and breezy conditions.

DMA 3D FutureTrack SatRad - RPM 4km

Have the umbrella handy for your morning commute, and throughout the day Monday

A new storm is developing in the southwestern United States, and will continue to strengthen as it tracks toward Iowa.  Ahead of it, the system will be pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.  Expect rain showers to begin tracking into the area from the southwest between 5 and 7 AM Monday.  The rain will overspread the area during the morning and early afternoon, before becoming more scattered by later in the afternoon and evening.

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Potential rainfall in eastern Iowa through Monday evening

Heavy rain is not expected on Monday, as totals will be around a quarter of an inch, with some isolated areas receiving up to a half inch.  As the low pressure tracks closer to Iowa, another wave of moisture hits us Monday night and throughout the day on Tuesday.  There could be a few thunderstorms on Tuesday, but severe weather is not expected.   With plenty of moisture available, this is the period where heavier rain could fall across eastern Iowa.  Below is the Weather Prediction Center’s rainfall forecast through Wednesday.

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Potential rainfall amounts through Wednesday

 

The rain will wrap up on Thursday as low pressure tracks away from Iowa.  Behind the low pressure, windy and cooler weather is in store for the end of the work week.  We will be tracking another system towards the end of the week, that could bring rain and a little snow.  There’s still a lot of disagreement on timing and placement in the model guidance, so it’s something we will continue to watch closely for you at KWWL.

 

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This post was written by Kyle Kiel on November 15, 2015

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