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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
600 AM CDT SAT AUG 19 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>046-191200-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * FOG 61 61 100 CALM 29.94R VSB 1
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 56 56 100 NW3 29.96R FOG
DENISON * CLEAR 57 57 100 CALM 29.97R FOG
LE MARS * CLEAR 55 55 100 CALM 29.96S FOG
ORANGE CITY * FOG 59 59 100 CALM 29.97R VSB<1/4
SHELDON * FOG 55 55 100 W3 29.96R VSB 1/4
SIOUX CITY CLEAR 57 56 96 NW6 29.96S
SPENCER CLEAR 53 53 100 CALM 29.95R
STORM LAKE * FOG 55 55 100 NW5 29.96R VSB 1/4
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-191200-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 59 57 94 CALM 29.95R
AUDUBON * CLEAR 59 55 88 CALM 29.95S
CLARINDA * FOG 57 57 100 CALM 29.97S VSB 1/4
COUNCIL BLFS * PTCLDY 61 61 100 W5 29.96R
CRESTON * CLEAR 61 61 100 W6 29.95S
HARLAN * N/A 57 57 100 CALM 29.98S
LAMONI CLEAR 65 63 93 CALM 29.93S
RED OAK * CLOUDY 57 55 94 SW5 29.96R FOG
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 61 59 94 CALM 29.96S FOG
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-191200-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES MOCLDY 60 60 100 CALM 29.93R
ANKENY * FOG 59 59 100 CALM 29.92F VSB<1/4
BOONE * MOCLDY 59 59 100 CALM 29.93R
CHARITON * MOCLDY 64 63 94 SE6 29.93S
DES MOINES PTCLDY 65 62 90 SE9 29.91S
GRINNELL* PTCLDY 61 59 94 E3 29.95R
KNOXVILLE * PTCLDY 63 61 94 SE8 29.91F
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 61 61 100 CALM 29.93R
NEWTON * MOCLDY 59 59 100 S5 29.93R
PELLA * CLEAR 62 60 93 CALM 29.94R
PERRY * MOCLDY 61 61 98 CALM 29.92S FOG
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-191200-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * MOCLDY 55 55 100 CALM 29.96R
CLARION * CLOUDY 57 57 100 CALM 29.95R
ESTHERVILLE FOG 50 50 100 E3 29.95R VSB 3/4
FORT DODGE * PTCLDY 59 55 88 CALM 29.95R
MASON CITY FOG 52 52 100 CALM 29.96R VSB 1/2
FOREST CITY * N/A 54 54 100 CALM 29.95R FOG
WEBSTER CITY * PTCLDY 61 59 94 CALM 29.92R FOG
IOWA FALLS * MOCLDY 60 59 97 CALM 29.95R FOG
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-191200-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLEAR 59 59 100 CALM 29.92R FOG
CHARLES CITY * CLEAR 55 55 100 N6 29.95R FOG
CLINTON * CLOUDY 58 58 100 NE6 29.93F
DECORAH * FOG 52 52 100 CALM 29.94R VSB 1/4
DUBUQUE CLEAR 57 56 96 NE6 29.94S FOG
MONTICELLO * CLOUDY 59 57 94 CALM 29.93S FOG
OELWEIN * CLEAR 55 55 100 CALM 29.95R
WATERLOO CLEAR 56 55 97 CALM 29.93R
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-191200-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT CLOUDY 61 58 90 E6 29.94R
IOWA CITY CLEAR 64 60 87 SE5 29.94R
MT. PLEASANT * MOCLDY 63 63 99 SE3 29.93S
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 63 61 94 CALM 29.93R
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 64 61 90 SE3 29.93R
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-191200-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON CLOUDY 65 63 93 SE5 29.92S
FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 63 59 88 CALM 29.93R
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 64 63 94 E5 29.93F
KEOKUK * CLEAR 66 63 88 E5 29.92S
OSKALOOSA * N/A 61 60 96 SE3 29.94S
CENTERVILLE * N/A 63 61 94 CALM 29.95S
OTTUMWA PTCLDY 64 61 90 E3 29.93R
WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 63 63 100 CALM 29.94R
$$

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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IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
459 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Showers and thunderstorms moved from northwest into central and
southeast Iowa during the overnight. The storms had moved east into
Illinois before sunrise...leaving behind mostly cloudy skies southeast
and mostly clear elsewhere. Early morning temperatures were in the
middle 50s northwest to the middle 60s southeast. Winds were light and
variable.

A frontal boundary stretched from Kansas along the Iowa and Missouri
border and then into Illinois this morning. This system was the focus
for thunderstorm development during the overnight. High pressure will
build into the region behind the front. For the remainder of the
weekend, dry conditions will prevail Saturday then give way to shower
and storm chances Sunday and into early next week. Near seasonal temperatures
are expected, but by Sunday, highs will be back into at least the low
to mid 80s state wide with some areas in central and southern Iowa
possibly hitting the low 90s.

The concern or interest across the midwest will be on Monday for the
eclipse. Unfortunately, clouds appear fairly likely in the area,
blocking out the view for at least some of the state. For those
traveling into the total eclipse path, the best opportunity for clear
skies looks to be westward into Nebraska versus southward into Kansas
and Missouri, though Nebraska is not out of the woods yet either.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
537 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 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 14.0 7.48 -0.01 -0.05 85 04:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.76 0.03 -0.02 05:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 3.75 -0.02 -0.06 74 05:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.30 0.01 -0.02 05:00
Marshalltown 19.0 9.30 0.03 0.02 231 05:00
Tama US 63 20.0 7.92 0.03 -0.06 05:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 3.63 0.01 0.01 1 04:00
New Providence 2.46 0.04 -0.03 16 32 04:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.05 0.05 0.02 16 05:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.06 0.03 -0.05 05:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.24 0.08 0.08 2 05:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 5.78 0.04 0.01 26 05:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.53 0.06 0.05 6 05:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.98 0.01 0.01 989 69 05:15
Janesville 13.0 1.72 -0.01 -0.03 744 04:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 79.14 -0.06 -0.05 1700 04:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.93 -0.10 -0.05 1850 05:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 5.84 -0.01 -0.03 72 04:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford 9.03 -0.06 -0.05 412 04:45
Shell Rock 13.5 8.08 -0.01 -0.02 590 04:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 3.41 0.00 -0.05 108 04:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.45 0.02 0.01 05:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 2.44 -0.02 -0.06 84 05:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 4.96 -0.01 -0.07 66 04:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.36 -0.01 -0.13 46 05:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 2.30 0.00 -0.04 1 05:00
Ames US 30 21.5 9.73 0.27 0.23 22 05:00
Colfax 18.0 6.82 -0.01 -0.04 51 04:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 7.33 -0.01 -0.06 79 04:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.10 0.39 0.37 24 05:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.10 0.00 -0.03 11 05:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 3.84 -0.08 0.15 05:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 2.70 0.07 0.36 838 05:15
Humboldt 10.0 4.77 0.07 0.33 703 05:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 1.43 0.00 0.01 05:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 6.98 -0.03 -0.04 42 05:15
Dakota City 20.0 7.73 0.00 -0.01 99 05:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.48 -0.01 0.02 05:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 3.94 0.07 0.07 682 05:00
Stratford 21.0 5.35 0.01 0.05 677 05:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 836.50 0.04 0.08 677 05:00
Tail/Est Outflow 2.52 0.00 0.00 405 05:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 14.87 0.01 0.00 676 79 05:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 10.15 -0.02 -0.03 999 05:00
Swan 42.92 0.04 0.02 827 78 05:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 741.91 -0.03 -0.05 827 05:15
Tail/Est Outflow 683.77 0.00 -1.00 692 05:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 2.51 -0.01 -0.52 856 05:15
Eddyville 63.0 48.59 -0.29 -0.42 05:15
Ottumwa 11.5 1.80 0.28 0.56 1500 05:20

Boone River
Goldfield 7.81 -0.02 0.00 19 05:15
Webster City 14.0 1.80 -0.01 -0.01 57 70 05:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.43 0.03 0.07 05:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.25 0.00 -0.02 05:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 10.49 0.00 0.00 05:15
Grimes 14.0 2.66 0.01 0.00 5 05:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 6.53 -0.04 -0.07 40 73 05:15
Lanesboro 15.0 7.97 0.00 -0.03 05:15
Jefferson 19.0 4.80 -0.01 0.01 89 75 05:15
Perry 15.0 3.21 0.00 0.00 05:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.18 -0.03 0.01 05:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 4.12 -0.01 05:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.34 0.03 -0.05 62 05:15
Panora 11.0 4.40 0.01 0.01 104 78 05:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.59 -0.02 -0.03 05:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.79 -0.01 -0.06 188 04:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.61 -0.02 -0.04 267 77 05:00
West Des Moines 26.79 -0.01 -0.08 330 04:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 21.96 0.00 -0.05 298 05:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 0.56 -0.01 -0.02 350 04:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.26 0.00 51 01:26
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.83 0.09 0.09 456 04:21
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 2.97 -0.02 -0.06 5 04:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 0.61 0.11 0.11 0 05:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.86 0.42 0.41 23 04:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 4.73 -0.03 -0.10 12 05:15

Middle River
Indianola 19.5 2.81 0.06 -0.01 15 05:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.57 0.00 -0.04 13 05:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 5.84 0.01 0.03 3 05:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 7.75 -0.01 0.03 6 05:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 4.41 -0.03 -0.16 2 05:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.27 0.00 -0.03 04:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.20 0.02 0.01 0 05:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 2.79 -0.03 -0.10 122 05:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.25 -0.01 0.00 1 04:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 0.85 0.01 -0.03 20 05:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.05 0.00 -0.01 0 04:45
Moulton 36.0 18.13 0.00 0.00 29 04:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 2.86 0.00 -0.06 1 04:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 904.13 -0.01 -0.03
Tail/Est Outflow 2.22 -0.01 0.01 14 05:00
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)
 March 2017  March 2017  March 2017
 February 2017  February 2017  February 2017
 January 2017  January 2017  January 2017
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 January 2016  January 2016  January 2016
 December 2015  December 2015  December 2015
 November 2015  November 2015  November 2015
 March 2015  March 2015  March 2015
 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 CDT FRI AUG 18 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 0818 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-EM-03 : RINGSTED 7.7 W * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HN-02 : BRITT 0.7 N * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-BN-05 : BOONE 4.5 NW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-CF-02 : SCHLESWIG 0.4 NE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-26 : DALLAS CENTER 4.1 ENE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-BH-03 : CEDAR FALLS 0.4 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-17 : GILBERTVILLE 1.0 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-18 : WATERLOO 1.0 SW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-GN-04 : CHURDAN 1.0 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-GT-03 : BAGLEY 0.1 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-HB-02 : HUMBOLDT 2.0 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-MH-06 : ROSE HILL 4.0 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-74 : SAYLORVILLE 2.6 SSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-04 : BEDFORD 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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