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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
200 AM CDT THU APR 15 2021

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>046-150800-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 36 36 100 N10 30.22S WCI 28
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 38 31 76 N10G16 30.25R WCI 31
DENISON * CLEAR 32 30 93 NW6 30.26R WCI 26
LE MARS * CLOUDY 36 30 80 W7 30.25S WCI 30
MAURICE * CLOUDY 37 36 93 N9 30.25R WCI 31
SHELDON * CLOUDY 36 32 87 N10 30.23R WCI 28
SIOUX CITY MOCLDY 33 28 81 NW5 30.28R WCI 29
SPENCER CLOUDY 37 29 72 N18 30.24R WCI 27
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 37 34 87 N15 30.23S WCI 28
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-150800-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLEAR 32 28 86 N5 30.23S WCI 27
AUDUBON * CLEAR 30 28 93 CALM 30.24S
CLARINDA * CLEAR 36 32 87 N3 30.25S
COUNCIL BLFS * CLEAR 34 28 80 NW8 30.24S WCI 27
CRESTON * CLEAR 34 34 100 N7 30.21S WCI 28
HARLAN * CLEAR 30 28 93 N3 30.24S
RED OAK * CLEAR 34 30 86 NW7 30.25R WCI 28
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 36 28 75 CALM 30.24S
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IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-150800-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLEAR 38 30 73 N12 30.19R WCI 30
ANKENY * CLEAR 39 32 75 N12 30.20S WCI 32
BOONE * CLEAR 36 36 100 N10 30.18S WCI 28
CHARITON * CLEAR 36 36 100 W5 30.19R WCI 32
DES MOINES CLEAR 38 30 73 NW6 30.19F WCI 33
GRINNELL* MOCLDY 37 33 85 NW8 30.17F WCI 31
KNOXVILLE * PTCLDY 37 32 81 N10 30.18S WCI 30
MARSHALLTOWN CLEAR 36 31 82 NW14 30.16F WCI 27
NEWTON * CLEAR 36 34 93 NW9 30.18R WCI 29
PELLA * CLEAR 35 30 83 CALM 30.19S
PERRY * FAIR 32 28 85 W12 30.21S WCI 23
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-150800-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 36 36 100 NW16 30.20S WCI 26
CLARION * CLOUDY 37 37 100 NW16G22 30.19F WCI 28
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 33 29 85 N10 30.22S WCI 25
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 38 31 76 N12G17 30.21S WCI 30
MASON CITY CLOUDY 37 31 78 NW14 30.19S WCI 28
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 36 36 100 NW14 30.19S WCI 27
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 37 34 87 N16 30.18F WCI 28
IOWA FALLS * MOCLDY 37 33 85 NW12 30.19F WCI 29
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-150800-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLEAR 35 31 85 NW13 30.12F WCI 26
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 39 36 87 NW16 30.15S WCI 30
DECORAH * CLOUDY 39 39 100 NW8 30.11R WCI 34
MONTICELLO * CLEAR 32 32 100 W7 30.11S WCI 26
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 39 36 87 NW15G22 30.13S WCI 31
WATERLOO CLOUDY 40 33 76 W14G22 30.15S WCI 32
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-150800-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
IOWA CITY CLEAR 38 29 70 NW10 30.14F WCI 31
MT. PLEASANT * CLEAR 37 32 81 CALM 30.15F
MUSCATINE * CLEAR 37 32 81 CALM 30.14F
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-150800-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 34 34 100 NW7 30.15F WCI 28
FORT MADISON * CLEAR 37 34 87 NW3 30.15S
KEOKUK * CLEAR 39 34 81 NW7 30.15S WCI 34
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 37 32 81 NW8 30.18S WCI 31
OTTUMWA CLEAR 34 29 82 W8 30.17S WCI 27
WASHINGTON * N/A N/A N/A N/A MISG N/A
$$

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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Iowa Weather Summary


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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
Issued by National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1039 AM CDT Wed Apr 14 2021

A cool northwest breeze and patchy cloud cover are dominating the
region today. Mid morning temperatures were in the 30s across the
state with a few lower 40s near the Missouri border. Winds in the 15
to 25 mph range were common with wind chills feeling rather cool for
mid April. Expect the patchy cloud cover to limit warming today with
highs ranging from the middle 40s in northeast Iowa to the lower 50s
along the Missouri border. Lows tonight fall back to around the
freezing mark leading the potential for more patchy frost
development especially in central and western Iowa.

Temperatures through the end of the week remain below normal with
daily highs mainly in the 50s. A few light rain showers are possible
in southern parts of the state Friday into Saturday, but much of Iowa
likely remains dry through the weekend. A passing cold front early
next week may bring another round of blustery conditions and a
reinforcing shot of below normal temperatures.


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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
137 AM CDT Thu Apr 15 2021

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 8.13 -0.02 0.04 164 00:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.75 0.03 0.00 01:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 4.30 -0.03 -0.03 158 01:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.60 -0.02 -0.03 01:00
Marshalltown 19.0 10.16 -0.06 -0.02 542 01:00
Tama US 63 20.0 8.45 -0.04 -0.06 01:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 3.71 0.00 -0.01 0 00:00
New Providence 2.66 -0.01 -0.03 33 00:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 3.07 0.01 0.02 48 01:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.43 -0.01 -0.02 01:00

Richland Creek
Haven 11.38 -0.01 -0.01 15 01:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.53 -0.01 -0.03 164 01:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 2.21 0.00 -0.01 51 01:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.88 -0.01 -0.01 901 49 01:15
Janesville 13.0 1.67 0.04 0.06 727 00:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 79.25 -0.05 -0.04 1810 00:45
Waterloo 13.0 6.13 -0.01 0.03 2460 01:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 6.52 -0.02 -0.06 300 00:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 13.5 8.31 -0.01 -0.04 897 00:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 3.82 0.01 -0.04 284 00:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.67 0.01 -0.02 01:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 2.19 0.00 -0.03 112 01:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 159 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.69 0.00 -0.02 92 01:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park 1.53 -0.01 -0.03 52 00:30
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.23 -0.02 -0.03 66 01:00
Ames US 30 21.5 10.30 -0.01 -0.03 105 01:00
Colfax 18.0 7.65 -0.02 -0.02 253 00:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 9.23 -0.03 -0.08 677 00:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 1.30 -0.01 -0.01 6 00:30
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.42 -0.01 -0.01 36 01:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.56 -0.01 -0.04 48 01:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 3.64 0.02 -0.11 01:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 2.48 -0.05 -0.10 689 01:15
Humboldt 10.0 4.79 0.01 0.08 771 01:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.20 0.00 0.00 01:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 7.46 -0.03 -0.09 198 01:15
Dakota City 20.0 8.68 -0.01 -0.04 437 01:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.71 0.00 -0.04 01:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 4.55 0.00 0.03 1480 01:00
Stratford 19.0 5.99 0.00 0.01 1420 01:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 836.17 0.00 0.00 1420 01:00
Tail/Est Outflow 3.86 0.01 -0.02 1170 01:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 13.15 0.01 -0.04 1350 54 01:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 11.08 0.01 -0.02 2400 01:00
Swan 44.39 0.04 0.06 2980 55 01:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 742.78 0.00 0.00 2980 01:15
Tail/Est Outflow 85.39 0.00 -0.77 2620 01:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 3.54 -0.20 -0.64 3030 01:15
Eddyville 63.0 50.01 -0.33 -1.60 01:15
Ottumwa 11.5 3.17 0.18 -0.45 4770 01:20

Boone River
Goldfield 8.22 -0.01 -0.07 120 01:15
Webster City 14.0 2.27 -0.01 -0.04 191 49 01:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.33 -0.01 -0.02 01:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.81 0.02 -0.01 00:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 M
Grimes 14.0 3.20 0.00 -0.04 63 01:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 7.19 0.00 -0.04 107 50 01:15
Lanesboro 15.0 8.32 -0.01 -0.07 01:15
Jefferson 19.0 279 72 M
Perry 15.0 3.93 -0.04 -0.06 01:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.05 -0.02 -0.02 01:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.09 -0.01 -0.03 01:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.46 0.01 0.00 115 01:15
Panora 11.0 4.26 -0.06 -0.03 104 55 01:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.51 -0.05 0.00 01:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.74 0.00 0.01 213 52 00:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 3.06 -0.02 -0.06 591 54 01:00
West Des Moines 27.05 -0.01 -0.05 627 00:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 20.65 -0.01 -0.04 641 01:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 1.23 -0.05 -0.14 663 00:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 0.00 69 23:00
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.53 -0.01 0.00 385 01:32
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.24 0.01 -0.01 26 00:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 1.84 -0.01 -0.01 23 01:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.98 -0.02 0.00 56 00:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 6.40 -0.05 -0.20 100 01:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.72 -0.01 -0.07 149 01:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.93 -0.03 -0.16 231 01:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.60 -0.02 -0.07 79 01:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.99 -0.01 -0.03 26 01:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.46 -0.01 -0.11 161 01:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.73 -0.03 -0.07 00:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.41 -0.05 -0.15 31 01:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 138 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.28 -0.03 -0.07 27 00:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.78 -0.02 -0.12 297 01:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 5.32 -0.03 -0.14 34 00:45
Moulton 36.0 20.41 -0.03 -0.18 325 00:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.39 0.02 -0.04 33 00:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 905.80 -0.03 -0.04
Tail/Est Outflow 3.44 -0.02 0.01 261 01:00
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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 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 WED APR 14 2021

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 0414 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-PK-97 : ANKENY 1.5 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-AP-08 : CENTERVILLE 5.6 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-10 : CEDAR FALLS 0.6 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-CS-07 : ANITA 0.6 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 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-DV-03 : BLOOMFIELD 8.6 SSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-07 : BLOOMFIELD 4.2 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-10 : BLOOMFIELD 8.4 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-14 : DRAKESVILLE 4.7 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-GT-07 : BAGLEY 0.2 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-KS-05 : BURT 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-KS-06 : SWEA CITY 4.0 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-LC-12 : CHARITON 2.0 WSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PC-08 : FONDA 4.5 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-95 : DES MOINES 3.7 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-08 : GILBERT 0.3 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-12 : AMES 2.1 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 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-SR-33 : STORY CITY 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-34 : NEVADA 4.6 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-45 : AMES 2.0 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TM-04 : VINING 0.2 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-15 : CLARE 5.2 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-17 : FORT DODGE 1.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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