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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
700 PM CDT MON OCT 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>046-240100-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 50 34 53 NW15G23 29.98S
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 50 30 46 NW9 30.00F
DENISON * MOCLDY 50 32 50 NW14 30.03S
LE MARS * CLOUDY 54 30 40 NW13 30.04R
ORANGE CITY * MOCLDY 52 30 43 NW13G18 30.02S
SHELDON * CLOUDY 50 27 40 NW13G18 29.98F
SIOUX CITY MOCLDY 52 32 46 NW20 30.05R
6HR MIN TEMP: 52; 6HR MAX TEMP: 61; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

SPENCER PTCLDY 49 31 49 NW15 29.97S
6HR MIN TEMP: 49; 6HR MAX TEMP: 60; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

STORM LAKE * PTCLDY 48 30 49 NW15G21 29.98F
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-240100-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 52 36 54 NW16G26 30.02R
AUDUBON * MOCLDY 50 34 53 NW13G21 30.01S
CLARINDA * N/A 55 32 41 NW21G35 30.05R
COUNCIL BLFS * PTCLDY 54 30 40 NW16G24 30.05R
CRESTON * CLOUDY 54 36 50 NW20G29 29.99R
HARLAN * PTCLDY 52 32 46 NW14G26 30.06R
LAMONI CLOUDY 54 35 48 NW21G30 29.95R
6HR MIN TEMP: 54; 6HR MAX TEMP: 63; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

RED OAK * PTCLDY 54 32 43 N17G24 30.04R
SHENANDOAH * PTCLDY 55 34 44 NW13G21 30.06R
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-240100-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 51 38 60 NW28G39 29.93R
6HR MIN TEMP: 51; 6HR MAX TEMP: 64;

ANKENY * CLOUDY 52 39 62 NW17G31 29.94R
BOONE * CLOUDY 50 36 57 NW20G31 29.93R
CHARITON * CLOUDY 54 36 50 NW25G39 29.91R
DES MOINES MOCLDY 53 36 52 NW16G32 29.92R
6HR MIN TEMP: 53; 6HR MAX TEMP: 66; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

GRINNELL* MOCLDY 51 38 62 NW30G36 29.88R
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 54 36 50 NW21G33 29.89R
MARSHALLTOWN LGT RAIN 50 40 68 NW23G30 29.88R
6HR MIN TEMP: 50; 6HR MAX TEMP: 63; 6HR PCP: 0.01;

NEWTON * CLOUDY 52 39 62 NW21G30 29.89R
PELLA * MOCLDY 54 37 52 NW21G28 29.89R
PERRY * CLOUDY 51 32 48 NW13G21 29.97R
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-240100-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 50 34 53 NW10G18 29.92F
CLARION * CLOUDY 48 37 66 NW18G28 29.91R
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 49 31 49 NW14G21 29.93S
6HR MIN TEMP: 47; 6HR MAX TEMP: 58;

FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 49 35 58 NW9G16 29.94S
MASON CITY CLOUDY 49 32 52 NW28G33 29.88S
6HR MIN TEMP: 48; 6HR MAX TEMP: 60; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 48 32 53 NW18G31 29.88S
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 50 36 57 NW20G29 29.90F
IOWA FALLS * CLOUDY 49 39 67 NW20G29 29.90R
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-240100-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS PTCLDY 52 37 56 NW20G32 29.79R
6HR MIN TEMP: 52; 6HR MAX TEMP: 59; 6HR PCP: 0.01;

CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 48 41 76 NW16G23 29.83F
DECORAH * CLOUDY 48 39 71 W9G21 29.76S
DUBUQUE CLOUDY 50 46 86 W12 29.74S
6HR MIN TEMP: 49; 6HR MAX TEMP: 60; 6HR PCP: 0.03;

MONTICELLO * PTCLDY 54 39 58 NW21G26 29.75S
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 50 41 71 NW26G35 29.80R
WATERLOO CLOUDY 49 40 71 W15 29.83R
6HR MIN TEMP: 49; 6HR MAX TEMP: 60; 6HR PCP: 0.03;

$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-240100-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT CLOUDY 52 47 83 W9 29.77F
6HR MIN TEMP: 52; 6HR MAX TEMP: 61; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

IOWA CITY MOCLDY 57 40 52 NW14G23 29.80R
6HR MIN TEMP: 57; 6HR MAX TEMP: 61; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 54 45 71 W6 29.78S
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 54 45 71 W8 29.75F
6HR MIN TEMP: 54; 6HR MAX TEMP: 62; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-240100-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON PTCLDY 53 45 74 W5 29.78F
6HR MIN TEMP: 53; 6HR MAX TEMP: 63; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

FAIRFIELD * MOCLDY 57 37 47 NW17G24 29.82R
FORT MADISON * PTCLDY 54 46 76 CALM 29.80S
KEOKUK * PTCLDY 54 45 71 W7 29.80S
OSKALOOSA * N/A 53 38 58 NW22G32 29.86R
OTTUMWA PTCLDY 54 37 52 NW20G26 29.85R
6HR MIN TEMP: 54; 6HR MAX TEMP: 61; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

WASHINGTON * MOCLDY 55 41 58 NW21G29 29.81R
$$

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

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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
529 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

Hold on to your hat! High wind speeds have been the main story across
Iowa this afternoon and into the early evening. Winds have been
northwesterly at 25 to 30 miles per hour. A few stations in Iowa have
reported wind gusts above 40 miles per hour throughout the day. Skies
have been mostly cloudy this afternoon, with a few breaks noted on
visible satellite in east-central Iowa. There have also been a few
isolated light rain showers reported. Afternoon high temperatures
reached into the mid 60s for central and southern Iowa. In northern
and northeastern Iowa, high temperatures only reached into the mid
50s.

The rest of the Great Plains and Midwest have also been experiencing
gusty winds this afternoon. Kansas, Missouri, and central Illinois
have seen temperatures in the mid 60s. To the north, South Dakota and
Minnesota have seen temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Sky
conditions have been partly to mostly cloudy.

For this evening, the wind will continue to be the main story. Winds
will be northwesterly at 25 to 35 miles per hour, with wind gusts of
40 to 50 miles per hour. Overnight low temperatures will drop into the
mid 30s for much of northern Iowa. Central and southern Iowa will see
low temperatures in the mid 40s. For tomorrow, northwestern Iowa will
struggle to rise above the upper 40s for afternoon high temperatures.
Central and southern Iowa will sit around the 50 degree benchmark.
Winds will continue to gust throughout the day.



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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
637 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

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 10.25 0.10 0.35 518 17:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 76.35 -0.06 -0.12 18:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 5.35 -0.02 0.23 360 18:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.20 0.00 0.02 18:00
Marshalltown 19.0 10.16 -0.02 -0.09 646 18:00
Tama US 63 20.0 9.10 -0.01 -0.09 18:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.09 -0.03 -0.04 2 17:00
New Providence 2.78 0.06 0.09 66 32 17:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.45 -0.09 -0.43 39 18:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.32 -0.05 -0.30 18:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.48 -0.05 -0.57 23 18:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 6.54 -0.14 -0.60 105 18:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.76 -0.04 -0.26 15 18:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.98 -0.02 0.00 1600 54 18:15
Janesville 13.0 2.57 0.01 0.13 1650 17:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 80.46 0.05 0.12 3560 16:45
Waterloo 13.0 6.70 0.03 0.12 4070 18:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 6.63 0.05 0.10 404 17:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 8.72 0.04 0.15 1240 17:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.08 -0.02 -0.02 393 17:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.46 0.00 0.01 18:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.07 -0.05 0.08 148 18:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 7.75 -0.05 0.50 404 17:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.40 -0.06 -0.02 405 18:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park 0.64 0.00 0.02 8 18:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 2.91 0.03 0.04 91 18:00
Ames US 30 21.5 10.09 0.02 -0.01 75 18:00
Colfax 18.0 7.36 -0.01 -0.08 152 17:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 8.27 -0.10 -0.17 395 17:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 0.61 -0.05 0.01 1 18:00
Ames Hwy E18 2.31 0.03 0.01 63 18:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.22 0.05 0.04 25 18:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.66 -0.04 -0.22 49 18:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 6.89 0.03 -0.26 18:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 6.61 -0.09 -0.35 2900 18:15
Humboldt 10.0 7.76 0.04 -0.14 3780 18:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.27 -0.01 -0.05 18:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 8.33 0.04 0.12 400 18:15
Dakota City 20.0 8.97 0.02 0.06 528 18:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.49 0.01 -0.09 18:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 6.04 -0.03 -0.05 4420 18:00
Stratford 21.0 9.01 -0.05 -0.04 5180 18:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 837.55 0.12 -0.05 5180 18:00
Tail/Est Outflow 7.76 -0.13 -0.98 4240 18:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 16.89 -0.14 -0.38 4540 60 18:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 13.73 -0.44 -0.58 5060 18:00
Swan 46.18 -0.09 -0.12 8890 57 18:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 743.79 0.21 0.21 8890 18:15
Tail/Est Outflow 688.27 0.02 -0.34 7210 18:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 5.18 -0.16 -0.10 7800 18:15
Eddyville 63.0 52.63 -0.21 0.89 18:15
Ottumwa 11.5 4.43 -0.01 0.75 9130 18:20

Boone River
Goldfield 9.70 0.03 0.47 18:15
Webster City 14.0 2.88 0.12 0.27 448 53 18:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 37.56 -0.02 -0.17 18:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.40 0.03 0.03 18:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 10.87 -0.02 0.03 18:15
Grimes 14.0 3.35 0.00 -0.03 71 18:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 7.60 -0.04 -0.25 207 55 18:15
Lanesboro 15.0 9.20 -0.03 0.43 18:15
Jefferson 19.0 5.43 0.12 0.19 284 55 18:15
Perry 15.0 3.41 0.02 -0.01 18:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.62 -0.02 -0.05 18:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 4.69 -0.11 -0.18 18:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.91 -0.02 -0.22 130 18:15
Panora 11.0 4.62 0.04 0.01 154 60 18:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.60 0.01 0.01 18:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.21 -0.06 -0.05 422 17:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 3.44 0.01 0.00 868 56 18:00
West Des Moines 27.67 0.00 0.04 751 17:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 22.65 -0.02 0.01 813 18:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 1.28 -0.01 -0.01 818 17:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 0.00 69 13:26
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.74 0.00 434 15:47
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.45 -0.02 -0.13 40 17:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 1.33 -0.03 -0.27 36 18:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.11 -0.02 -0.22 32 17:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 6.46 0.00 -0.12 105 18:15

Middle River
Indianola 19.5 3.54 -0.01 -0.06 139 18:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.73 0.06 0.47 122 18:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.87 -0.12 -1.49 142 18:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 9.45 -0.36 -3.63 22 18:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.88 -0.22 -1.04 238 18:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.73 -0.04 -0.39 17:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 3.51 0.00 -0.05 54 18:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.59 -0.04 -0.34 320 18:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.13 -0.03 -0.56 43 17:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.52 -0.11 0.07 195 18:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 6.20 -0.26 -0.30 74 17:45
Moulton 36.0 18.52 0.00 0.02 52 17:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.51 -0.20 0.39 30 17:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 903.88 0.01 0.02
Tail/Est Outflow 2.19 0.00 0.00 11 18:00
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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 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 MON OCT 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 1023 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-WP-06 : OTTUMWA 2.2 NE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
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-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BU-03 : CLARKSVILLE 0.2 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-02 : ANITA 2.8 ESE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CS-05 : ATLANTIC 7.1 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CG-04 : MASON CITY 1.3 W * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-FR-01 : LATIMER 1.9 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-MD-04 : WINTERSET 0.2 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-80 : BONDURANT 1.0 NNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-31 : AMES 1.2 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 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
IA-WB-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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