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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
300 AM CDT MON OCT 21 2019

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>046-210900-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * MOCLDY 52 50 93 SE10 29.44F
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 51 51 99 SE8 29.44F
DENISON * PTCLDY 52 52 100 SE9G17 29.44F
LE MARS * CLOUDY 50 50 100 E6 29.42F
SHELDON * CLOUDY 50 50 100 SE12 29.42F
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 50 48 93 SE6 29.42F
SPENCER LGT RAIN 52 49 89 SE17G29 29.47F
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 50 50 100 SE10G17 29.42F
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-210900-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * PTCLDY 52 52 100 MISG 29.43F
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 52 48 87 S5 29.44F
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 52 52 100 S6 29.47F
COUNCIL BLFS * PTCLDY 50 50 100 S7 29.41F
CRESTON * CLOUDY 52 52 100 E12 29.43F
HARLAN * MOCLDY 50 50 100 SE5 29.43F
LAMONI LGT RAIN 54 53 97 E12G20 29.45F
RED OAK * PTCLDY 50 50 100 S5 29.44F
SHENANDOAH * PTCLDY 50 50 100 SW5 29.44F
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-210900-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES LGT RAIN 50 49 96 NE12 29.52F
ANKENY * LGT RAIN 52 50 93 E10 29.53F
BOONE * CLOUDY 50 50 100 E16 29.49F
CHARITON * LGT RAIN 54 54 100 E8 29.51F
DES MOINES LGT RAIN 51 50 96 E8 29.50F
GRINNELL* RAIN 53 51 94 S7 29.60R
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 54 54 100 E5 29.54F FOG
MARSHALLTOWN RAIN 50 50 100 E10 29.55F FOG
NEWTON * CLOUDY 52 52 100 E8 29.55F FOG
PELLA * HVY RAIN 53 52 97 CALM 29.57F
PERRY * MOCLDY 52 50 93 E15G21 29.46F
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-210900-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 52 50 93 SE26G38 29.47F FOG
CLARION * MOCLDY 50 50 100 E22G28 29.53F FOG
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 49 47 93 E20G26 29.47F
FORT DODGE * PTCLDY 50 49 96 E17G26 29.47F
MASON CITY RAIN 50 48 93 SE14G22 29.60F FOG
FOREST CITY * LGT RAIN 50 50 100 SE10G16 29.58F
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 50 50 100 E15G22 29.50F
IOWA FALLS * RAIN 50 47 88 E8 29.59F
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-210900-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLOUDY 53 50 89 E16 29.58F
CHARLES CITY * RAIN 50 46 87 E9 29.63F
CLINTON * MOCLDY 53 50 89 E20 29.68F
DECORAH * CLOUDY 50 41 71 E13 29.65F
DUBUQUE CLOUDY 52 47 83 E12G24 29.69F
MONTICELLO * CLOUDY 54 54 100 E12G18 29.65F
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 52 52 100 E20 29.61F
WATERLOO LGT RAIN 53 48 83 E14G21 29.58F
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-210900-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 54 49 83 E16 29.67F
IOWA CITY CLOUDY 56 50 80 E12G18 29.60F
MT. PLEASANT * MOCLDY 55 54 94 SE12G17 29.59F
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 57 52 82 SE8G16 29.61F
QUAD CITIES FAIR 56 50 80 E16 29.64F
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-210900-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON PTCLDY 57 51 80 SE12 29.60F
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 55 54 94 SE14 29.56F
FORT MADISON * MOCLDY 57 54 88 E12 29.59F
KEOKUK * CLOUDY 59 54 82 SE12 29.58F
OSKALOOSA * RAIN 56 54 91 S8G16 29.57S
CENTERVILLE * LGT RAIN 55 55 100 E9 29.53F
OTTUMWA LGT RAIN 55 52 89 SE9 29.57S
WASHINGTON * MOCLDY 55 54 94 SE14G22 29.57F
$$

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
1052 AM CDT Sun Oct 20 2019

Patchy fog had developed across parts of Iowa this morning with light
and variable winds and low temperatures in the lower 30s south to
lower 40s south. The area with the thickest fog was over southeast
Iowa with visibilities one mile or less. By late morning, temperatures
had warmed into the middle and upper 40s east to the lower and middle
50s elsewhere.

High pressure will continue to advance eastward into the Ohio River
Valley today while low pressure over the plains will deepen across
Nebraska. Showers are forecast across the Dakotas and Nebraska today
with the activity spreading into western Iowa by late afternoon. The
low will push slowly east tonight into southern Minnesota with a cold
front sweeping east through the Missouri River Valley. Showers and a
few storms are expected ahead of the front across Iowa and Missouri
tonight. Meanwhile, steady rain will continue across the Dakotas as
strong northwest winds develop in the Plains overnight. The strong
winds are forecast to spread east into Iowa Monday afternoon and are
expected to persist into Tuesday as the low slowly pulls northeast out
of the region. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will also be cooler
with highs holding in the 40s and 50s for much of the Midwest.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
237 AM CDT Mon Oct 21 2019

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 10.07 -0.02 -0.08 484 01:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.91 0.01 0.00 02:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 5.94 -0.05 -0.19 447 02:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 8.31 -0.01 -0.09 02:00
Marshalltown 19.0 12.32 -0.05 -0.21 1850 02:00
Tama US 63 20.0 11.50 -0.05 -0.21 02:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.30 0.00 -0.02 1 01:00
New Providence 4.16 -0.01 -0.13 305 01:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.88 -0.04 -0.09 75 02:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.68 -0.02 -0.04 02:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.75 0.01 -0.05 42 02:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.27 -0.02 -0.10 229 02:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.82 -0.10 -0.07 30 02:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.12 0.00 -0.01 -333 0 02:15
Janesville 13.0 3.13 -0.03 -0.13 2160 01:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 82.46 -0.30 6350 01:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.38 -0.06 -0.16 6720 02:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 8.38 -0.04 -0.10 1140 01:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.25 -0.02 -0.09 1980 01:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.53 0.01 -0.07 583 01:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.05 0.02 -0.02 02:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.68 -0.06 -0.04 310 02:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 242 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.03 0.00 -0.05 236 02:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park 1.97 0.04 -0.06 102 02:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 4.23 0.07 -0.03 353 02:00
Ames US 30 21.5 12.21 0.30 0.18 541 02:00
Colfax 18.0 9.03 0.03 -0.10 898 01:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 10.78 -0.04 -0.13 1650 01:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 2.22 0.05 0.00 56 02:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.56 0.52 0.47 228 02:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.36 0.09 0.02 225 02:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 5.50 -0.02 -0.22 02:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 5.28 -0.06 2230 02:15
Humboldt 10.0 6.85 0.02 -0.09 2720 02:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.88 0.10 0.06 02:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 11.18 -0.09 -0.30 1060 02:15
Dakota City 20.0 10.41 0.01 -0.10 1460 02:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.27 0.01 -0.02 02:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 6.15 0.02 -0.03 4660 02:00
Stratford 19.0 9.63 -0.02 -0.20 6520 02:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 838.26 0.32 0.21 6520 02:00
Tail/Est Outflow 8.82 0.12 -0.05 7400 02:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 18.03 0.22 0.11 7450 52 02:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 17.38 0.39 0.05 11800 02:00
Swan 51.32 -0.18 -0.70 19400 53 02:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 750.05 -0.07 -0.78 19400 02:15
Tail/Est Outflow 93.86 -0.02 0.00 23400 02:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.87 -0.01 -0.04 24100 02:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.64 0.00 -0.09 02:15
Ottumwa 11.5 10.29 0.05 -0.03 27500 02:20

Boone River
Goldfield 9.97 -0.02 -0.20 366 02:15
Webster City 14.0 3.95 -0.01 -0.12 1210 53 02:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 38.49 0.16 0.06 02:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.92 0.05 0.03 02:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 12.45 0.09 -0.02 02:15
Grimes 14.0 5.37 0.58 0.44 463 02:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 8.04 -0.01 -0.06 221 53 02:15
Lanesboro 15.0 9.81 0.00 -0.10 02:15
Jefferson 19.0 1090 -47 M
Perry 15.0 7.16 0.01 -0.15 02:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.93 -0.03 0.00 02:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 6.40 0.02 -0.12 02:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 11.30 0.00 -0.13 442 02:15
Panora 11.0 5.28 0.05 0.05 531 52 02:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.59 0.03 0.02 02:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 4.31 0.10 0.10 891 54 01:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 6.20 0.19 0.01 3680 55 02:00
West Des Moines 30.55 0.22 -0.01 01:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 24.93 0.59 0.35 4080 02:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 4.69 0.26 -0.06 3940 01:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 2.01 90 02:23
Clive I-80/35 9.0 4.33 0.78 0.78 589 02:24
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 9.14 5.62 5.52 199 01:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 3.52 1.55 1.50 39 02:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.96 1.01 0.94 331 01:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 9.09 0.41 0.40 355 02:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 8.73 0.10 0.04 410 02:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.32 0.03 -0.05 115 02:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.81 0.02 0.00 72 02:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.74 0.01 0.02 20 02:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.35 0.01 0.02 97 02:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.59 0.00 -0.01 01:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.28 0.01 0.06 13 02:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 4.27 0.02 -0.06 601 02:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.04 0.09 0.09 0 01:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.78 0.01 -0.02 270 02:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 5.20 -0.01 -0.04 39 01:45
Moulton 36.0 26.19 -0.01 -0.04 1710 01:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.43 0.02 0.00 29 01:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 907.82 -0.09 -0.31
Tail/Est Outflow 10.36 0.03 -0.02 1490 02:00
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
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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 SUN OCT 20 2019

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 1020 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.30 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-03 : CEDAR FALLS 0.4 WNW * : 0.28 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-HD-05 : ELDORA 1.2 ENE * : 0.28 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-07 : BLOOMFIELD 4.2 WNW * : 0.18 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-07 : ALLERTON 5.1 E * : 0.18 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : 0.17 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-10 : BLOOMFIELD 8.4 NNE * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-14 : DRAKESVILLE 4.7 WNW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PW-04 : GRINNELL 0.6 NW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-04 : CENTERVILLE 0.7 NW * : 0.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-02 : MOULTON 3.6 ENE * : 0.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.12 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-97 : ANKENY 1.5 NNE * : 0.12 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.12 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 0.12 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : 0.11 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-04 : BLOOMFIELD 2.9 SSW * : 0.11 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-03 : BLOOMFIELD 8.6 SSW * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.09 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-98 : DES MOINES 5.3 NW * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WP-06 : OTTUMWA 2.2 NE * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-GN-04 : CHURDAN 1.0 S * : 0.06 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-21 : NORWALK 0.5 S * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-05 : BURT 0.5 NW * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PC-08 : FONDA 4.5 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-12 : FORT DODGE 5.6 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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