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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1200 PM CST WED JAN 17 2018

NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

* - THESE STATIONS ARE NOT NWS STATIONS...THUS NOT UNDER NWS
QUALITY CONTROL. THEY ALSO DO NOT REPORT WEATHER SUCH
AS PRECIPITATION OR FOG.

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031>034-043>046-171900-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 19 9 63 SW22 30.41F WCI 3
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 21 9 58 SW15 30.37F WCI 8
DENISON * CLOUDY 21 9 58 SW14G23 30.42F WCI 8
LE MARS * CLOUDY 23 10 58 S16G24 30.35F WCI 10
ORANGE CITY * CLOUDY 21 12 68 SW17 30.32F WCI 7
SHELDON * CLOUDY 19 9 63 SW15G23 30.29F WCI 5
SIOUX CITY SUNNY 24 11 57 SW12 30.40F WCI 13
6HR MIN TEMP: -1; 6HR MAX TEMP: 24;

SPENCER CLOUDY 20 8 60 SW20 30.32F WCI 4
6HR MIN TEMP: 6; 6HR MAX TEMP: 20;

STORM LAKE * SUNNY 21 9 58 SW23G33 30.34F WCI 5
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-171900-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 18 7 62 SW17 30.49F WCI 2
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 19 9 63 SW13G18 30.44F WCI 7
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 18 9 68 SW15 N/A WCI 3
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 16 9 73 S14 30.47F WCI 1
CRESTON * CLOUDY 18 7 62 SW20 30.51F WCI 1
HARLAN * CLOUDY 16 7 67 SW16G22 30.49F WCI 0
LAMONI SUNNY 17 6 62 SW20 30.54F WCI 1
6HR MIN TEMP: 0; 6HR MAX TEMP: 17;

RED OAK * CLOUDY 19 7 58 SW16 30.52F WCI 5
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 18 9 68 SW16 30.54F WCI 3
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-171900-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 18 8 65 SW20 30.46F WCI 2
6HR MIN TEMP: -4; 6HR MAX TEMP: 18;

ANKENY * CLOUDY 21 5 49 SW13G24 30.49F WCI 9
BOONE * CLOUDY 19 9 63 SW14G25 30.42F WCI 6
CHARITON * SUNNY 18 7 62 SW16G22 30.51F WCI 3
DES MOINES MOSUNNY 20 6 55 SW23G30 30.49F WCI 3
6HR MIN TEMP: -3; 6HR MAX TEMP: 20;

GRINNELL* CLOUDY 15 7 70 SW17 30.49F WCI -1
KNOXVILLE * SUNNY 19 5 53 SW12 30.49F WCI 7
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 17 7 64 SW18 30.45F WCI 1
6HR MIN TEMP: -3; 6HR MAX TEMP: 17;

NEWTON * CLOUDY 16 7 67 SW18 30.48F WCI -1
PELLA * CLOUDY 19 7 58 SW13G20 30.52F WCI 7
PERRY * N/A 21 9 59 SW20 30.46F WCI 5
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-171900-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 19 12 73 SW17G24 30.32F WCI 4
CLARION * CLOUDY 18 10 73 SW20 30.37F WCI 1
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 20 9 62 SW23 30.29F WCI 3
6HR MIN TEMP: 5; 6HR MAX TEMP: 20;

FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 22 9 57 SW20G25 30.39F WCI 7
MASON CITY CLOUDY 18 5 57 SW20G29 30.35F WCI 2
6HR MIN TEMP: 1; 6HR MAX TEMP: 18;

FOREST CITY * N/A 19 9 63 SW16G25 30.33F WCI 5
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 19 7 58 SW20G26 30.38F WCI 4
IOWA FALLS * N/A 19 9 65 SW20G25 30.41F HAZE WCI 2
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-171900-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS N/A 16 7 67 SW15 30.48F WCI 1
6HR MIN TEMP: -6; 6HR MAX TEMP: 16;

CHARLES CITY * N/A 18 7 62 SW18G29 30.38F WCI 2
CLINTON * N/A 15 8 73 SW17 30.51F WCI -1
DECORAH * N/A 18 3 53 SW12G21 30.36F WCI 5
DUBUQUE N/A 14 7 73 SW14 30.43F WCI -1
6HR MIN TEMP: -5; 6HR MAX TEMP: 14;

MONTICELLO * N/A 18 9 68 SW13 30.47F WCI 4
OELWEIN * N/A 18 7 62 SW18G25 30.41F WCI 2
WATERLOO N/A 18 5 57 SW21G29 30.43F WCI 1
6HR MIN TEMP: -4; 6HR MAX TEMP: 18;

$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-171900-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT N/A 16 7 67 SW12 30.54F WCI 3
6HR MIN TEMP: -1; 6HR MAX TEMP: 16;

IOWA CITY N/A 16 6 65 SW10 30.54F WCI 4
6HR MIN TEMP: -3; 6HR MAX TEMP: 16;

MT. PLEASANT * SUNNY 18 9 68 SW14 30.55F WCI 4
MUSCATINE * N/A 16 7 67 SW10 30.57F WCI 3
QUAD CITIES N/A 16 7 67 SW13 30.54F WCI 2
6HR MIN TEMP: -2; 6HR MAX TEMP: 16;

$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-171900-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON SUNNY 14 7 73 S10 30.56F WCI 1
6HR MIN TEMP: -4; 6HR MAX TEMP: 15;

FAIRFIELD * SUNNY 18 7 62 SW12 30.53F WCI 5
FORT MADISON * SUNNY 16 9 73 S10 30.57F WCI 3
KEOKUK * SUNNY 14 7 73 SW10 30.58F WCI 1
OSKALOOSA * N/A 19 10 70 SW14 30.52F WCI 5
OTTUMWA SUNNY 19 8 62 SW15 30.52F WCI 5
6HR MIN TEMP: -2; 6HR MAX TEMP: 19;

WASHINGTON * SUNNY 16 10 79 SW16 30.54F WCI 0
$$

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN REMARKS
TC - TEMPERATURES IN CELSIUS
WCI - WIND CHILL INDEX
HX - HEAT INDEX
VSB - VISIBILITY
$$



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Iowa Weather Summary


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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1034 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

Iowa was off to a cold start this morning, with temperatures in the
low teens across most of the state and single digits to the east
under clear skies. Winds have been out of the southwest at 10 to 20
mph. Today will be the start of a warming trend as temperatures this
afternoon will reach the low to mid 20s across the state with abundant
sunshine.

Warming will continue through the end of the week and the weekend.
with highs in the 30s for Thursday, and into the 40s to near 50 for
Friday and Saturday. The next chance for precipitation will come on
Sunday and into Monday, bringing a mix of rain and snow across the
state. Areas to the northwest have a greater chance for accumulating
snow while other areas will see more rain. Temperatures following this
system will cool, although not nearly as cold as they had been,
generally in the 20s and 30s across Iowa.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1137 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

Hourly river stages. Time is in Central Time.

Cur 6hr 24hr Est Water Obs
Location FS Stg Chg Chg Flow Temp Time
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...Mississippi River Basin...

Wapsipinicon River
Tripoli 14.0 7.43 0.01 0.01 10:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.85 0.03 0.05 11:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 4.06 0.00 -0.02 11:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.66 0.01 -0.02 11:00
Marshalltown 19.0 9.68 0.01 0.01 11:00
Tama US 63 20.0 7.65 0.03 0.00 11:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 3.63 0.01 0.01 10:00
New Providence 2.51 0.00 -0.04 32 10:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.30 0.00 0.00 11:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 12.36 5.12 0.35 11:00

Richland Creek
Haven 13.22 1.48 1.79 10:45

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 5.94 0.02 -0.02 11:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 2.54 0.01 0.12 11:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.97 0.04 0.03 654 32 11:15
Janesville 13.0 1.97 -0.01 0.03 10:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 78.78 -0.03 -0.10 10:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.67 0.00 0.00 11:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 6.27 0.00 -0.01 10:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 7.64 0.00 -0.02 10:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 3.37 0.01 -0.01 10:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.49 -0.01 -0.01 10:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 4.52 0.14 0.08 11:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 5.51 0.01 -0.01 10:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.53 0.02 -0.08 11:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 2.48 -0.01 -0.01 11:00
Ames US 30 21.5 9.79 0.01 0.00 11:00
Colfax 18.0 6.97 0.00 -0.04 10:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 7.70 0.00 0.06 10:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 0.67 0.01 0.01 11:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.94 0.02 0.05 11:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 3.13 0.27 0.37 11:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 1.64 0.02 0.06 11:15
Humboldt 10.0 8.59 4.48 11:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.09 -0.01 -0.01 11:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 6.83 -0.01 -0.03 11:15
Dakota City 20.0 8.18 -0.02 -0.01 11:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.13 0.05 0.11 11:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 4.75 0.03 0.02 11:00
Stratford 21.0 6.04 0.40 0.02 11:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 836.17 0.02 0.06 11:00
Tail/Est Outflow 2.22 0.01 -0.31 312 11:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 13.12 0.03 -0.21 849 35 11:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 9.93 -0.14 -1.43 816 11:00
Swan 45.26 0.00 0.03 32 11:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 744.36 0.00 -0.02 11:15
Tail/Est Outflow 683.80 -0.04 -0.78 718 11:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 2.89 -0.02 0.23 1550 11:15
Eddyville 63.0 48.74 0.12 0.17 11:15
Ottumwa 11.5 1.04 -0.70 -1.10 11:20

Boone River
Goldfield M
Webster City 14.0 2.18 0.01 0.03 31 11:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.21 0.01 0.07 11:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 18.50 0.26 -0.01 11:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 10.66 0.02 0.04 11:15
Grimes 14.0 3.37 -0.05 11:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 6.98 0.14 0.11 28 11:15
Lanesboro 15.0 8.25 0.01 0.02 11:15
Jefferson 19.0 4.75 0.00 -0.02 24 11:15
Perry 15.0 M

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.47 -0.01 0.00 11:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 M

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.92 0.00 -0.01 11:15
Panora 11.0 4.18 0.00 0.05 57 35 11:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.53 0.00 0.00 11:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.16 0.02 -0.11 10:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.96 -0.03 -0.05 32 11:00
West Des Moines 27.24 -0.02 0.01 10:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 22.09 -0.01 -0.01 11:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 0.86 0.04 0.20 10:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 M
Clive I-80/35 9.0 M
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.45 0.00 0.03 10:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 0.80 0.02 0.01 11:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.53 -0.01 -0.02 10:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 4.88 -0.01 0.00 11:15

Middle River
Indianola 19.5 7.00 0.00 -0.04 11:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.11 0.04 0.07 11:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.50 0.00 -0.02 11:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.81 2.42 -0.24 11:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 14.87 10.48 11:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 M

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.71 -0.01 -0.01 11:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.30 0.03 0.02 11:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.63 -0.02 -0.02 10:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.40 0.02 0.06 11:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.07 -0.02 -0.05 10:45
Moulton 36.0 18.49 0.02 0.01 10:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 2.86 -0.01 0.00 10:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 903.02 -0.01 -0.01
Tail/Est Outflow 2.17 0.00 0.00 10 11:00
Normal Pool...904.0



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Key: FS=Flood Stage (feet)
Cur Stg=Current Stage (feet)
6hr Chg=6 hour change (feet)
12hr Chg=12 hour change (feet)
24hr Chg=24 hour change (feet)
Est Flow=Estimated flow/discharge (cubic feet per second)
Water Temp=Water Temperature (degrees F)
Obs Time=Time observation was taken (local time)

This product is computer generated and is not monitored directly for
quality control. Data sources include the U.S. Geological Survey,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state agencies and the National
Weather Service.

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Central Iowa Observed Snowfall

The following information (mostly PDF files) is to be considered preliminary and unofficial.  Official or certified surface observing information can be obtained from the National Climatic Data Center at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

In the pdf files below, look for the snowfall column, not the snow-depth.

 

Des Moines Airport NWS Office  in Johnston Waterloo
(current month updated daily)  (generally updated Monday - Friday) (current month updated daily)
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 February 2015  February 2015  February 2015
 January 2015  January 2015  January 2015
 December 2014  December 2014  December 2014
 November 2014  November 2014  November 2014
     
Additional Past Weather Information for Central Iowa can be found by clicking here.

CoCoRAHS Rainfall Reports


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COCORAHS PRECIPITATION SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
901 AM CST WED JAN 17 2018

COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS
THESE REPORTS ARE CONSIDERED SUPPLEMENTAL AND UNOFFICIAL
VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 7 AM LOCAL TIME

.B DMX 0117 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.01 / 0.1 / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : T / T / 3.0 / 0.20
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : T / T / 2.0 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : T / T / 2.0 / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : T / T / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : T / 0.1 / MM / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 3.0 / 0.15
IA-GT-03 : BAGLEY 0.1 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 3.0 / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 3.0 / 0.29
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 1.5 / MM
IA-CS-02 : ANITA 2.8 ESE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CG-04 : MASON CITY 1.3 W * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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