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   CoCoRaHS Network Observations  |  Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
 
CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).  To join the CoCoRaHS volunteer program, see cocorahs.org
  
 
 
  

 

 
 


 
   Observation History
 
Click on the "City, ST" (3 days of obs) or "Past 30 Days" (30 days of obs) for observations, as well as interactive temperature, wind, and precipitation graphs.  For observations beyond 30 days, see the Iowa Environmental Mesonet by clicking on the "IEM" link.  Past radar data is available on the IEM's Radar Page.
 
 
 
Automated Surface Observing Systems Automated Weather Observing Systems
   
Burlington, IA  Past 30 Days IEM
     
Cedar Rapids, IA Past 30 Days IEM
     
Davenport, IA Past 30 Days IEM
     
Dubuque, IA Past 30 Days IEM
     
Iowa City, IA Past 30 Days IEM
     
Moline, IL Past 30 Days IEM
     
Clinton, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Fairfield, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Fort Madison, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Freeport, IL Past 30 Days IEM
Independence, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Keokuk, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Macomb, IL Past 30 Days IEM
Monticello, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Mt. Pleasant, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Muscatine, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Savanna, IL Past 30 Days IEM
Sterling, IL Past 30 Days IEM
Vinton, IA Past 30 Days IEM
Washington, IA Past 30 Days IEM
 
 


 
   Radar Observations  |  Click on the images for an interactive display.  See the  Iowa Environmental Mesonet's Radar Page  for past radar data.
 
Minneapolis La Crosse Milwaukee
     
Des Moines Davenport Chicago

 
     
Kansas City St. Louis Lincoln
 
 


 
   Regional Weather Summary  |  The Regional Weather Summary describes the weather pattern for Illinois, Iowa, and surrounding states.
 
  

 

 
 


 
   River Level Observations  |  For a graphical view of the river level at a particular location, see our  "River Levels"  or  AHPS Page
 
  

 

 
 


 
   Satellite Observations  |  Click on the images below for an interactive loop display.
 
  Midwest Imagery  
  (GOES East - Midwest Imagery Page)  
     
Visible Infrared Water Vapor
     
  Continental U.S. Imagery  
  (NOAA GOES Geostationary Satellite Server)  
     
Visible Infrared Water Vapor
     
 
 
Visible - This image is taken in visible light, or what the human eye would see from the satellite. Sunrise and sunset can be tracked in this image.
 
Infrared - This image is taken in the infrared band of light and show relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds, generally warmer and lower in altitude, are colored gray. Colder and generally higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors. Infrared imagery is useful for determining cloud features both at day and night.
 
Water Vapor - This image is taken using a wavelength sensitive to the content of water vapor in the atmosphere. Bright and colored areas indicate high water vapor (moisture) content (colored and white areas indicate the presence of both high moisture content and/or ice crystals). Black and brown areas indicate little or no moisture present. Water vapor imagery is useful for both determining locations of moisture and atmospheric circulations.
 
 


 
   Storm Report Observations  |  Local Storm Reports are local weather reports, including snow, rain, wind, hail, & tornadoes.    [Submit Report
 
  

 

 
 
 
Today's Preliminary Storm Reports Yesterday's Preliminary Storm Reports
 
Note: All storm reports are preliminary and are not considered official until certified in Storm Data.
 
 


 
   Surface Map Observations  |    NWS Weather & Hazards Data Viewer      -     Aviation Weather Center:   Interactive Weather Map Display   
 
For help reading this map, click here.     -     SPC Surface Obs
 
 
 
Storm Prediction Center's Mesoanalysis
         
Pressure & Wind Temp, Td, & Wind Moisture Convergence Theta-E Advection Mixing Ratio / Theta
         
2 hr Pressure Change 3 hr Temp Change 3hr Td Change ThetaE Change 3 hr Mixing Ratio Change
 
 
 
Other Surface Maps
 
Central Plains
Interactive Surface Charts (UCAR)
Mid-Mississippi Valley
National Map (FSL)
Northern Great Lakes
Northern High Plains
 
 


 
   Regional Temperature & Precipitation Observations  |  Airport & COOP obs of max and min temperatures & precipitation amounts
 
  
 
Interactive Precipitation and Snowfall Maps
 
AHPS Interactive Precipitation Maps Interactive Precipitation Maps Interactive Snowfall Maps
     
 
For comprehnesive snow cover observations, analyses, data sets, and map products, see The National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center's National Snow Analyses page.
 
Local Temperature, Precipitation, Snowfall, & Snow Depth Maps
 
The daily precipitation maps below (created ~10:30 am daily) are derived from the Regional Max/Min Temp and Precipitation Table above and the CoCoRaHS Precipitation Summary.  They depict the high temperature for the previous calendar day, the 12-hr low temperature ending at 6 am LST (may not be the actual low temperature for the day), the 24-hr precipitation and snowfall totals ending between 5-9 am LST, and the snow depth observed between 5-9am LST.
 
Yesterday
High Temp
6pm-6am LST 
Low Temp
24 Hour 
Precipitation
24 Hour 
Snowfall
Daybreak
Snow Depth
 
 


 
   Upper Air (Weather Balloon) Observations  |  Weather balloons are released twice a day, giving us charts, maps, & soundings.
 
Davenport, IA Upper Air Sounding Additional Local Soundings
     
Omaha, NE Minneapolis, MN Green Bay, WI
     
Topeka, KS Springfield, MO Lincoln, IL
 
National Center for Atmospheric Research: Upper Air Maps & Soundings
 
 
 
    National Maps    
  (SPC National Mesoscale Analysis Page)  
         
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300mb Height - Divergence - Wind 500mb Height - Temperature - Wind 700mb Height - Wind - Temperature 850mb Height - Temperature - Dew point - Wind 925mb Height - Temperature - Dew point - Wind
         
    Midwest Sector    
  (SPC Midwest Mesoscale Analysis Page)  
         
300mb 500mb 700mb 850mb 925mb
 
 


 
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