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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1100 PM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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>046-240500-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 52 50 93 N13 29.80S
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 48 48 99 N3 29.83F
DENISON * CLOUDY 48 46 93 CALM 29.83S
LE MARS * CLOUDY 52 48 87 N9G16 29.87R
ORANGE CITY * PTCLDY 52 48 87 N8 29.86R
SHELDON * CLOUDY 48 46 93 N8 N/A
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 51 48 89 N10 29.86S
SPENCER CLOUDY 51 47 86 N10 29.83R
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 50 48 93 N7 29.82S
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-240500-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 48 46 93 NW9 29.80S
AUDUBON * MOCLDY 48 46 93 NW7 29.80S
CLARINDA * CLEAR 52 46 82 NW10 29.82S
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 48 48 100 NW6 29.82F
CRESTON * PTCLDY 48 46 93 NW8 29.78F
HARLAN * MOCLDY 50 48 93 NW8 29.84S
LAMONI CLEAR 47 44 90 W5 29.76F
RED OAK * CLOUDY 52 48 87 NW9 29.81S
SHENANDOAH * MOCLDY 52 46 82 NW6 29.82S
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-240500-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES PTCLDY 51 48 89 NW13 29.75F
ANKENY * CLOUDY 52 46 82 NW8 29.76S
BOONE * CLOUDY 50 50 100 N10 29.75F
CHARITON * CLEAR 48 46 93 W7 29.74F
DES MOINES PTCLDY 51 48 89 NW6 29.75S
GRINNELL* CLEAR 47 45 92 NW6 29.74S
KNOXVILLE * CLEAR 48 45 87 NW7 29.72F
MARSHALLTOWN MOCLDY 50 48 93 NW7 29.72F
NEWTON * CLEAR 50 46 87 NW5 29.73S
PELLA * PTCLDY 50 46 87 NW7 29.74S
PERRY * CLOUDY 51 49 93 NW6 29.77S
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-240500-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 52 50 93 N10 29.80S
CLARION * CLOUDY 52 52 100 N13 29.77S
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 50 49 96 N9 29.81F
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 50 46 87 N7 29.79S
MASON CITY CLOUDY 51 48 89 N14 29.77F
FOREST CITY * LGT RAIN 50 45 81 N9 29.77F
WEBSTER CITY * LGT RAIN 50 50 100 N10G16 29.75S
IOWA FALLS * LGT RAIN 52 49 92 N10 29.75F
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-240500-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS PTCLDY 50 49 96 N5 29.70F
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 52 52 100 N10 29.74F
CLINTON * MOCLDY 53 52 96 CALM 29.69F
DECORAH * CLOUDY 52 50 93 NE8 29.72S
DUBUQUE CLOUDY 52 49 89 N7 29.69F
MONTICELLO * CLOUDY 54 48 82 W3 29.70S
OELWEIN * MOCLDY 52 52 100 N8 29.72S
WATERLOO CLOUDY 52 50 93 NW6 29.72S
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-240500-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT MOCLDY 53 50 89 NW5 29.69F
IOWA CITY MOCLDY 52 48 86 CALM 29.72F
MT. PLEASANT * CLOUDY 53 46 76 NW3 29.71F
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 52 48 87 W6 29.70F
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 53 48 83 W5 29.69F
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-240500-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON PTCLDY 53 48 83 NW5 29.70F
FAIRFIELD * MOCLDY 52 45 76 NW7 29.71F
FORT MADISON * PTCLDY 52 48 87 NW5 29.71F
KEOKUK * PTCLDY 52 48 87 W5 29.70F
OSKALOOSA * N/A 49 45 84 NW6 29.73S
CENTERVILLE * N/A 48 48 100 CALM 29.75S
OTTUMWA PTCLDY 48 46 93 W8 29.72F
WASHINGTON * MOCLDY 52 48 87 NW5 29.72F
$$

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
515 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

The sun has peeked out for short moments across Iowa today, but
conditions otherwise have been cloudy and rather cool. Temperatures
have been hugging the mid to upper 50`s in southern Iowa and the mid
to lower 50`s in northern Iowa. Some light showers and thunderstorms
are lingering over Iowa as an upper level system continues to make its
way east. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into the evening
across the state and will dissipate as we move into the night hours.
Lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 40`s across Iowa.

For Wednesday, as the low pressure system departs further east, central
and southern Iowa could see some light showers in the early morning
hours. Into the late morning and afternoon all of Iowa will be under
mostly cloudy skies. With heavy cloud cover, temperatures will be
similar to today struggling to make it out of the mid to lower 60`s
across the state. The sunshine returns on Thursday, but another chance
for showers and thunderstorms comes Thursday night and into Friday.


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Worley

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1037 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

Hourly river stages. Time is in Central Time.

Cur 6hr 24hr Est Water Obs
Location FS Stg Chg Chg Flow Temp Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------

...Mississippi River Basin...

Wapsipinicon River
Tripoli 15.0 12.62 0.02 0.13 1830 21:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 77.60 -0.05 -0.18 22:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 9.64 -0.05 -0.07 1440 22:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 7.87 0.00 0.01 22:00
Marshalltown 19.0 14.39 -0.06 -0.26 4140 22:00
Tama US 63 20.0 14.66 0.06 -0.29 22:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 5.08 -0.04 -0.22 9 21:00
New Providence 5.34 -0.07 -0.34 605 32 21:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 5.26 -0.09 -0.28 294 22:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 5.51 -0.04 -0.18 22:00

Richland Creek
Haven 11.76 -0.04 -0.15 110 22:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.99 -0.02 -0.14 303 22:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 3.05 -0.02 -0.10 84 22:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.39 -0.02 0.08 4740 55 22:15
Janesville 13.0 5.20 0.10 0.42 5110 21:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 86.78 0.03 0.16 13800 21:45
Waterloo 13.0 9.42 0.00 0.04 14500 22:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 11.59 -0.01 -0.03 3210 21:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford 12.83 0.00 -0.01 3560 21:45
Shell Rock 13.5 10.85 -0.03 -0.13 5100 21:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 5.81 -0.01 0.10 1540 21:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.20 0.00 -0.03 22:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 5.65 -0.12 -0.47 786 22:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 8.46 -0.12 -0.50 662 21:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 4.11 -0.03 -0.18 652 22:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 3.97 -0.11 -0.45 878 21:30
Ames McFarland Park 3.50 -0.11 -0.45 390 22:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 5.54 0.01 -0.35 985 22:00
Ames US 30 21.5 13.85 -0.13 -0.51 1450 22:00
Colfax 18.0 11.53 -0.14 -0.68 2290 21:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 15.04 -0.26 -1.28 4340 21:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 3.21 -0.07 -0.30 128 22:00
Ames Hwy E18 3.40 -0.05 -0.26 169 22:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 3.17 -0.01 -0.12 542 22:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 6.08 -0.02 -0.24 705 22:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 8.00 0.04 0.31 22:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 8.36 -0.01 -0.15 4060 22:15
Humboldt 10.0 9.69 0.01 0.18 6660 22:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 6.11 -0.24 -0.75 22:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 15.00 -0.03 0.00 3230 22:15
Dakota City 20.0 12.96 -0.06 -0.07 3820 22:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 7.63 -0.14 -0.73 22:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 9.52 -0.05 -0.20 13300 22:00
Stratford 21.0 15.04 -0.10 -0.17 16100 22:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 841.40 0.24 1.33 16100 22:00
Tail/Est Outflow 13.60 0.05 0.16 14100 22:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 19.42 0.00 0.02 16100 61 22:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 24.03 -0.01 0.11 28800 22:00
Swan 53.07 0.04 0.11 25400 58 22:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 747.33 0.27 1.15 25400 22:15
Tail/Est Outflow 693.64 -0.06 22300 22:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.57 0.02 0.06 22200 22:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.13 -0.08 -0.08 22:15
Ottumwa 11.5 8.52 0.05 0.06 22400 22:20

Boone River
Goldfield 14.18 -0.19 -0.46 1630 22:15
Webster City 14.0 6.06 -0.08 -0.32 2730 53 22:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 39.08 0.08 0.34 22:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 20.39 -0.02 -0.09 22:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 14.90 -0.16 -1.08 22:15
Grimes 14.0 8.01 -0.27 -0.76 1330 22:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 13.90 -0.25 -0.87 3300 55 22:15
Lanesboro 15.0 16.01 -0.25 -1.13 22:15
Jefferson 19.0 13.76 -0.11 0.07 9200 55 22:15
Perry 15.0 15.59 0.06 0.32 22:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 8.40 0.01 0.04 22:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 9.92 -0.36 -1.64 22:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 13.38 -0.12 -0.62 1220 22:15
Panora 11.0 6.50 -0.10 0.01 1430 57 22:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.46 -0.09 -0.06 22:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 6.47 0.06 -0.47 3190 21:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 12.75 0.12 0.06 14000 57 22:00
West Des Moines 36.64 -0.01 0.08 21:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 31.58 -0.01 0.08 13600 22:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 11.78 -0.08 0.13 14300 21:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 M
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.83 0.00 456 11:18
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.98 -0.03 -0.07 105 21:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.44 -0.04 -0.18 110 22:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.71 -0.03 -0.11 163 21:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 10.77 -0.21 -1.05 725 22:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 10.00 -0.16 -0.76 981 22:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 7.09 -0.11 -0.32 377 22:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.87 -0.03 -0.13 146 22:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.84 -0.05 -0.14 32 22:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.55 -0.03 -0.12 138 22:15

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.62 -0.01 -0.02 8 22:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 5.91 -0.47 -0.54 1270 22:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.41 -0.03 -0.12 71 21:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 2.89 -0.09 -0.49 932 22:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 6.24 -0.08 -0.42 61 21:45
Moulton 36.0 21.39 -0.03 -0.03 439 21:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.41 -0.02 -0.08 38 21:45

Rathbun Reservoir
POOL 926.0 905.83 -0.02 -0.03
Tail/Est Outflow 5.00 0.01 0.04 465 22:00
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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 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 CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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 0523 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.28 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-PK-74 : SAYLORVILLE 2.6 SSW * : 0.27 / MM / MM / MM
IA-EM-01 : WALLINGFORD 5.2 E * : 0.24 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-04 : MASON CITY 1.3 W * : 0.23 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.22 / MM / MM / MM
IA-EM-03 : RINGSTED 7.7 W * : 0.20 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-05 : MASON CITY 3.1 ENE * : 0.18 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.16 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MS-02 : MARSHALLTOWN 1.4 ENE * : 0.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-08 : WATERLOO 3.0 NNW * : 0.13 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-02 : AMES 1.5 NNE * : 0.13 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.10 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-04 : CENTERVILLE 0.7 NW * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-05 : ATLANTIC 7.1 NNE * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CF-02 : SCHLESWIG 0.4 NE * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-26 : DALLAS CENTER 4.1 ENE * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.06 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-17 : DALLAS CENTER 3.9 NNE * : 0.06 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MD-03 : EARLHAM 2.0 W * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-12 : FORT DODGE 5.6 WNW * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-18 : WATERLOO 1.0 SW * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-GN-04 : CHURDAN 1.0 S * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-04 : ATLANTIC 2.2 NW * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.02 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HB-02 : HUMBOLDT 2.0 NE * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MD-04 : WINTERSET 0.2 NNW * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 ENE * : T / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-FR-01 : LATIMER 1.9 NE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-03 : MURRAY 5.7 SW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-WP-08 : ELDON 1.5 ENE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-GT-03 : BAGLEY 0.1 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-MH-06 : ROSE HILL 4.0 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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