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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
500 PM CDT THU MAR 30 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>046-302300-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 43 43 100 NE20 29.69S
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 40 39 96 N15 29.75S WCI 32
DENISON * CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE16 29.72R
LE MARS * CLOUDY 43 39 87 NE14 29.77S
ORANGE CITY * CLOUDY 39 37 93 NE9 29.75F WCI 33
SHELDON * CLOUDY 39 37 93 NE13G20 29.75S WCI 32
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 44 39 82 N12 29.76R
SPENCER CLOUDY 40 38 93 NE18 29.75S WCI 31
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 39 39 100 NE15G23 29.72S WCI 31
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-302300-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 43 41 93 N15G22 29.68R
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 43 39 87 N16 29.69R
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 45 43 93 N15 29.68S
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 43 43 100 N15 29.70R
CRESTON * CLOUDY 43 43 100 N16 29.66R
HARLAN * CLOUDY 43 43 100 N16 29.72R
LAMONI CLOUDY 44 43 96 NE12 29.63R
RED OAK * CLOUDY 45 43 93 N12G17 29.69R
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 45 41 87 N13G18 29.69R
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-302300-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 43 40 89 NE14 29.67R
ANKENY * CLOUDY 43 39 87 NE14 29.67S
BOONE * CLOUDY 41 41 100 NE17G24 29.67R
CHARITON * CLOUDY 43 41 93 N10G18 29.64R
DES MOINES CLOUDY 44 40 85 NE16 29.66R
GRINNELL* CLOUDY 41 38 91 N14G21 29.66R
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE18 29.66R
NEWTON * CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE17 29.65R
PELLA * CLOUDY 42 40 93 NE9 29.66R
PERRY * CLOUDY 44 41 91 N14 29.68R
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-302300-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE18 29.73S
CLARION * CLOUDY 41 41 100 NE20 29.71R
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 38 38 100 NE17 29.75S WCI 28
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 41 36 81 NE13G18 29.72R
MASON CITY CLOUDY 40 37 89 N15 29.72F WCI 32
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 37 37 100 NE15G22 29.73S WCI 28
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 41 39 93 N15 29.68R
IOWA FALLS * CLOUDY 42 38 87 NE15 29.69S
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-302300-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLOUDY 41 40 96 NE20 29.62R
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 41 41 100 NE21 29.70F
CLINTON * LGT RAIN 41 40 96 NE20 29.61S FOG
DECORAH * CLOUDY 39 37 93 NE12G17 29.69S WCI 32
DUBUQUE CLOUDY 39 39 100 NE18G24 29.63F WCI 30
MONTICELLO * CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE13G18 29.64R
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 41 39 93 NE18 29.67R
WATERLOO CLOUDY 41 37 86 NE16 29.68R
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-302300-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT CLOUDY 42 40 92 NE21G28 29.59S
IOWA CITY CLOUDY 44 40 85 NE13 29.63S
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 45 41 87 N13G22 29.60S
QUAD CITIES CLOUDY 44 41 89 NE14G21 29.59S FOG
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-302300-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON LGT RAIN 46 45 96 N12 29.57R FOG
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 43 43 100 NE13 29.60R FOG
FORT MADISON * LGT RAIN 46 46 100 N10 29.57R
KEOKUK * LGT RAIN 48 48 100 N12 29.55S
OSKALOOSA * CLOUDY 42 41 96 NE12 29.63R FOG
CENTERVILLE * MIX PCPN 45 45 100 N9 29.62R
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 44 43 96 N13 29.61R FOG
WASHINGTON * MIX PCPN 43 43 100 NE14G20 29.62S
$$

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

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Midwest Surface Map

Midwest Surface Map

 

U.S. Surface Map

U.S. Surface Map

Iowa Weather Summary


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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
518 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

Skies were cloudy across the state this afternoon. Scattered light
rain or drizzle continued across parts of far northeast Iowa and the
southeast counties. Afternoon high temperatures were in the middle and
upper 30s north to the middle 40s south. North to northeast winds were
generally 10 to 15 mph.

Low pressure over Illinois will continue to drift east of the region
tonight into Friday. Breaks in the clouds on Friday and Saturday will
bring some sunshine to parts of the state that have not seen any in
over a week. Highs will rebound back into the mid 50s. A series of low
pressure systems will continue to bring rainfall to the state with
the next one set to move through Saturday night and Sunday, then once
again Tuesday and Wednesday. These systems will not carry much cold
air with them, as highs will still be near to just above normal
despite the cloud cover and precipitation.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
437 PM CDT THU MAR 30 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 10.05 0.12 0.18 445 15:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 77.42 0.04 0.77 16:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 6.76 0.20 0.50 621 16:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 7.16 0.02 0.22 16:00
Marshalltown 19.0 13.68 0.87 1.88 3330 16:00
Tama US 63 20.0 12.13 0.46 1.01 16:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 5.87 -0.17 1.11 21 15:00
New Providence 5.36 0.36 1.51 605 32 15:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 5.79 0.11 2.79 370 16:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 5.44 0.04 0.94 16:00

Richland Creek
Haven 12.04 -0.15 1.37 138 16:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 8.72 0.57 2.07 415 16:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 3.99 -0.28 1.75 171 16:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.11 0.02 0.01 2780 44 16:15
Janesville 13.0 3.48 0.04 -0.04 2590 15:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 83.29 0.04 -0.01 7310 15:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.71 0.00 0.02 7810 16:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 9.16 0.06 0.10 1390 15:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford 11.86 0.21 0.70 2320 15:45
Shell Rock 13.5 9.68 0.08 0.11 2680 15:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 5.20 0.13 0.41 1050 15:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.24 0.06 0.13 16:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 4.97 0.42 0.84 424 16:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 7.09 0.38 0.72 401 15:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.31 0.24 0.42 282 16:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 6.01 0.34 1.81 1180 16:00
Ames US 30 21.5 14.90 0.39 2.66 2020 16:00
Colfax 18.0 11.80 0.59 2.83 2380 15:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 12.13 0.55 1.57 2420 15:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 3.92 -0.06 1.13 794 16:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 7.25 0.38 2.67 1140 16:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 4.12 0.01 0.10 16:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 3.89 0.09 0.27 1400 16:15
Humboldt 10.0 5.55 0.05 0.16 2000 16:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 3.57 0.20 0.89 16:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 11.20 0.06 0.10 1100 16:15
Dakota City 20.0 10.82 0.12 0.36 1750 16:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 6.53 0.13 0.73 16:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 6.68 0.13 0.72 5540 16:00
Stratford 21.0 11.22 0.28 1.67 7670 16:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 836.58 0.02 0.37 7670 16:00
Tail/Est Outflow 10.03 0.55 1.18 8070 16:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 16.70 0.46 0.66 8530 47 16:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 18.74 0.97 2.11 15300 16:00
Swan 50.99 0.55 3.07 18800 45 16:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 742.76 0.13 0.43 18800 16:15
Tail/Est Outflow 691.85 0.18 1.60 17200 16:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 7.93 1.25 1.38 16400 16:15
Eddyville 63.0 55.32 0.63 0.91 16:15
Ottumwa 11.5 6.05 -0.15 0.34 14400 16:20

Boone River
Goldfield 10.78 0.42 0.90 570 16:15
Webster City 14.0 4.86 0.15 0.88 1670 42 16:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.95 0.03 0.50 16:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 20.46 0.09 0.40 16:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 15.06 0.53 2.27 16:15
Grimes 14.0 7.08 0.37 1.77 993 16:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 9.57 0.28 1.14 916 43 16:15
Lanesboro 15.0 12.39 0.50 2.08 16:15
Jefferson 19.0 8.43 0.58 1.36 2820 44 16:15
Perry 15.0 9.75 0.64 2.00 16:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.86 0.04 0.03 16:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 10.11 0.55 3.41 16:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 15.11 0.36 3.65 1570 16:15
Panora 11.0 7.13 0.14 1.77 2020 45 16:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.67 -0.03 0.06 16:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 7.11 -0.03 2.92 3440 15:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 8.94 -0.03 2.63 8690 45 16:00
West Des Moines 33.38 0.64 2.68 15:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 28.01 0.86 2.45 6810 16:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 7.59 1.06 2.72 7830 15:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 M
Clive I-80/35 9.0 4.09 -0.17 0.17 523 15:20
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 5.14 -0.45 -0.64 444 15:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 4.08 -0.39 1.08 319 16:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 6.17 -0.24 1.53 533 15:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 15.93 0.77 6.73 2040 16:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 14.54 -0.78 6.25 3700 16:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 12.85 -0.76 5.98 3580 16:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 11.79 1.22 5.08 1750 16:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 11.54 0.26 2.72 229 16:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 7.82 0.87 2.43 691 16:15

Fox River
Bloomfield 7.10 -2.21 4.20 892 16:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 6.09 0.00 2.40 1430 16:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 13.49 -1.05 -0.96 650 15:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 5.65 0.74 3.70 3870 16:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 9.69 2.36 3.60 370 15:45
Moulton 36.0 21.66 -0.76 3.04 577 15:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 5.74 1.58 2.54 313 15:45

Rathbun Reservoir
POOL 926.0 904.19 0.00 0.10
Tail/Est Outflow 2.26 0.00 0.00 17 16:00
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 http://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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 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 CDT THU MAR 30 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 0330 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-GN-04 : CHURDAN 1.0 S * : 1.95 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-02 : AMES 1.5 NNE * : 1.71 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-31 : AMES 1.2 NNE * : 1.71 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-05 : AMES 2.6 NNW * : 1.70 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 1.56 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 1.52 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WP-06 : OTTUMWA 2.2 NE * : 1.51 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 1.48 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-MD-04 : WINTERSET 0.2 NNW * : 1.44 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-54 : POLK CITY 0.4 W * : 1.44 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 1.42 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-24 : WAUKEE 0.3 WNW * : 1.41 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 1.41 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DL-26 : DALLAS CENTER 4.1 ENE * : 1.38 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 1.34 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-09 : MADRID 0.4 SE * : 1.33 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-06 : NORWALK 4.0 S * : 1.32 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-75 : CLIVE 0.1 WSW * : 1.28 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 1.27 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 1.26 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-GT-01 : JAMAICA 3.2 S * : 1.24 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 1.23 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MD-03 : EARLHAM 2.0 W * : 1.23 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 1.21 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MS-02 : MARSHALLTOWN 1.4 ENE * : 1.16 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 1.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : 1.13 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-12 : FORT DODGE 5.6 WNW * : 1.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-05 : ATLANTIC 7.1 NNE * : 1.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-GT-03 : BAGLEY 0.1 W * : 1.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CF-02 : SCHLESWIG 0.4 NE * : 0.96 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-04 : BEDFORD 0.5 NW * : 0.94 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MH-06 : ROSE HILL 4.0 NNW * : 0.92 / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-03 : MURRAY 5.7 SW * : 0.92 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.90 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-04 : CENTERVILLE 0.7 NW * : 0.88 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.87 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-04 : MASON CITY 1.3 W * : 0.86 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.86 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.76 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-EM-01 : WALLINGFORD 5.2 E * : 0.68 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-17 : GILBERTVILLE 1.0 NW * : 0.60 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.60 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TM-03 : DYSART 3.1 N * : 0.55 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.50 / MM / MM / MM
IA-FR-01 : LATIMER 1.9 NE * : 0.25 / MM / MM / MM
:
.END

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