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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
800 PM CDT SUN JUL 15 2018

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>046-160200-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * PTCLDY 82 73 74 N3 29.98S HX 88
CHEROKEE * PTCLDY 83 67 58 N6 29.99S HX 86
DENISON * PTCLDY 82 72 69 NE3 30.00S HX 87
LE MARS * PTCLDY 75 70 83 N13G18 30.01R
ORANGE CITY * MOCLDY 75 70 83 N8 30.03R
SHELDON * CLOUDY 75 70 83 VRB7G13 30.02R
SIOUX CITY LGT RAIN 79 73 82 MISG 29.99R HX 82
STORM LAKE * PTCLDY 79 72 78 N3 30.00S HX 82
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-160200-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLEAR 82 70 65 NW5 29.98R HX 86
AUDUBON * CLEAR 82 70 65 CALM 30.00S HX 86
CLARINDA * PTCLDY 82 66 57 CALM 29.98S HX 85
COUNCIL BLFS * PTCLDY 84 68 58 MISG 29.99R HX 87
CRESTON * CLEAR 82 70 65 NW7 29.99S HX 86
HARLAN * N/A 81 73 78 N5 29.99R HX 85
LAMONI CLEAR 85 68 56 N5 29.96S HX 88
RED OAK * CLEAR 84 68 58 N5 29.98R HX 87
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 82 73 74 CALM 29.98R HX 88
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-160200-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES PTCLDY 83 71 67 NW6 29.96R HX 87
ANKENY * PTCLDY 84 72 65 NW7 29.96S HX 89
BOONE * PTCLDY 82 72 69 NW7 29.97R HX 87
CHARITON * CLEAR 84 72 65 NW5 29.96R HX 89
DES MOINES LGT RAIN 86 71 60 N8 29.95R HX 91
GRINNELL* CLEAR 82 74 76 CALM 29.96S HX 88
KNOXVILLE * CLEAR 84 72 65 CALM 29.94R HX 89
MARSHALLTOWN PTCLDY 84 76 76 N3 29.95R HX 93
NEWTON * CLEAR 81 75 83 CALM 29.95S HX 86
PELLA * PTCLDY 86 71 61 CALM 29.96R HX 91
PERRY * FAIR 82 74 74 NW5 29.97S HX 88
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-160200-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * PTCLDY 81 72 74 N14G21 29.99S HX 84
CLARION * PTCLDY 81 73 78 N5 29.97F HX 85
ESTHERVILLE PTCLDY 74 69 85 N5 30.00F
FORT DODGE * PTCLDY 82 71 69 CALM 29.99R HX 86
MASON CITY CLOUDY 82 73 74 N7 29.98S HX 87
FOREST CITY * FAIR 79 70 73 N8 29.98F HX 81
WEBSTER CITY * PTCLDY 81 72 74 NW6 29.96R HX 84
IOWA FALLS * FAIR 83 75 76 CALM 29.97S HX 91
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-160200-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 82 74 76 CALM 29.94R HX 88
CHARLES CITY * MOCLDY 81 77 89 CALM 29.96S HX 88
CLINTON * FAIR 81 75 82 NW3 29.94S HX 87
DECORAH * FAIR 81 72 74 CALM 29.95R HX 84
DUBUQUE FAIR 80 72 76 W3 29.96S HX 84
MONTICELLO * FAIR 81 73 78 W3 29.94S HX 85
OELWEIN * FAIR 82 77 83 CALM 29.96S HX 91
WATERLOO FAIR 82 74 76 CALM 29.93R HX 88
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-160200-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 79 72 79 CALM 29.95S HX 82
IOWA CITY FAIR 83 73 72 SW3 29.95R HX 89
MT. PLEASANT * CLOUDY 77 73 88 CALM 29.95R
MUSCATINE * FAIR 84 73 70 S5 29.93S HX 91
QUAD CITIES FAIR 83 73 72 SW3 29.92S HX 89
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-160200-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOCLDY 80 75 84 CALM 29.93S HX 85
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 82 73 74 CALM 29.94S HX 88
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 79 75 89 CALM 29.95S HX 82
KEOKUK * CLOUDY 82 73 74 CALM 29.93S HX 88
OSKALOOSA * CLOUDY 84 74 70 CALM 29.95S HX 91
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 84 68 58 CALM 29.97S HX 87
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 86 73 65 N3 29.94S HX 93
WASHINGTON * MOCLDY 82 81 94 CALM 29.95S HX 95
$$

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN REMARKS
TC - TEMPERATURES IN CELSIUS
WCI - WIND CHILL INDEX
HX - HEAT INDEX
VSB - VISIBILITY
$$



Road Conditions

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U.S. Surface Map

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Iowa Weather Summary


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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
503 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

A weak area of high pressure remained over Iowa today. The result was
light winds, seasonal temperatures and humid conditions. A few
thunderstorms did develop over the east and the far west portions of
the state, otherwise sky conditions were mainly partly cloudy.
Temperatures at 5 pm were in the low to mid 80s and the wind was light
and at 8 mph or less.

A weak boundary will pass through the region overnight and will be
followed by a more broad region of high pressure for Monday and
Tuesday. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s and less humid
conditions can be expected both days. Thunderstorm chances will begin
to increase across the Western Plains Tuesday night then will spread
eastward into the Siouxland and mid Missouri valley regions on
Wednesday. Addition thunderstorm chances are possible across much of
the Midwest for Thursday.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
737 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

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 9.39 0.14 0.63 326 18:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.72 -0.05 -0.07 19:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 6.40 -0.10 -0.12 580 19:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.53 0.00 -0.02 19:00
Marshalltown 19.0 11.29 -0.06 -0.10 1350 19:00
Tama US 63 20.0 10.74 -0.03 -0.22 19:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.09 -0.02 -0.06 6 18:00
New Providence 3.07 -0.03 0.01 128 18:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 3.22 -0.01 -0.18 98 19:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.54 -0.01 -0.02 19:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.57 -0.01 -0.06 19 19:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 6.19 -0.03 0.01 69 19:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.81 0.01 -0.01 17 19:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.13 0.01 0.03 2300 78 19:15
Janesville 13.0 3.06 0.08 0.27 2170 18:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 82.14 0.02 0.19 5700 18:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.21 0.03 0.09 5880 19:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 7.89 0.09 0.16 800 18:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.38 -0.03 -0.13 2180 18:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.59 -0.02 -0.08 651 18:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.02 -0.01 -0.02 19:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.48 -0.02 -0.03 213 19:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 6.58 0.00 -0.07 254 18:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.94 0.00 -0.01 209 19:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.96 -0.06 -0.05 254 19:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.98 -0.06 -0.09 668 19:00
Colfax 18.0 9.80 -0.03 -0.12 1330 18:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 12.05 -0.15 -0.56 2260 18:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.34 -0.04 -0.12 251 19:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 5.15 -0.04 -0.14 338 19:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 12.47 -0.08 -0.31 19:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 12.28 -0.09 -0.33 8460 19:15
Humboldt 10.0 11.93 0.02 -0.01 9960 19:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 4.07 -0.10 -0.27 19:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 13.71 -0.03 0.00 2110 19:15
Dakota City 20.0 11.89 -0.03 -0.26 3080 19:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 6.47 -0.04 -0.16 19:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 9.50 -0.07 -0.14 13900 19:00
Stratford 21.0 14.59 -0.02 -0.09 15000 19:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 882.24 -0.23 -0.79 15000 19:00
Tail/Est Outflow 15.62 0.00 -0.03 17600 19:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 21.44 -0.02 -0.05 20400 80 19:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 22.38 -0.02 -0.10 23500 19:00
Swan 66.48 0.03 0.10 54100 81 19:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 765.87 0.00 0.10 54100 19:15
Tail/Est Outflow 693.45 0.06 0.01 22200 19:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.56 0.00 0.00 22200 19:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.21 -0.03 -0.02 19:15
Ottumwa 11.5 8.39 0.02 0.00 23300 19:20

Boone River
Goldfield 10.26 -0.11 -0.47 394 19:15
Webster City 14.0 3.67 -0.04 0.19 795 79 19:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 37.02 0.05 0.19 19:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 20.10 -0.02 7.15 19:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 12.37 -0.10 0.08 19:15
Grimes 14.0 4.96 -0.02 0.19 358 19:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 9.75 -0.14 -0.39 1090 75 19:15
Lanesboro 15.0 11.62 -0.09 0.25 19:15
Jefferson 19.0 7.41 0.12 0.30 2000 79 19:15
Perry 15.0 7.46 0.03 -0.01 19:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.74 0.00 -0.01 19:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.29 -0.16 -0.11 19:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 10.63 -0.04 -0.20 410 19:15
Panora 11.0 4.90 -0.01 -0.02 322 86 19:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.60 0.00 0.04 19:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.62 -0.01 -0.02 757 18:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.93 -0.06 -0.18 3210 85 19:00
West Des Moines 30.40 -0.03 -0.13 18:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 24.99 -0.05 -0.19 2960 19:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 5.64 -0.02 -0.19 5070 18:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 0.00 -0.03 69 15:28
Clive I-80/35 9.0 M
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.58 -0.01 -0.07 40 18:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.63 -0.02 -0.07 133 19:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.05 -0.02 -0.10 36 18:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 7.31 -0.06 0.04 203 19:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.57 -0.04 -0.20 205 19:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.49 -0.04 -0.07 8 19:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 5.83 -0.02 -0.03 28 19:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 7.77 -0.02 -0.04 5 19:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 4.45 -0.03 0.06 9 19:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.34 -0.01 -0.03 18:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 3.54 0.00 0.00 19:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.66 -0.04 -0.12 425 19:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.70 -0.02 -0.02 3 18:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.24 -0.02 -0.04 85 19:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.29 -0.02 -0.02 1 18:45
Moulton 36.0 18.07 -0.01 -0.03 25 18:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.04 -0.03 0.06 5 18:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 905.13 -0.01 -0.01
Tail/Est Outflow 2.25 -0.01 0.00 17 19:00
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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 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 SUN JUL 15 2018

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 0715 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-WR-15 : NORWALK 1.7 SSE * : 0.35 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : 0.31 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WP-06 : OTTUMWA 2.2 NE * : 0.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HD-05 : ELDORA 1.2 ENE * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-03 : CEDAR FALLS 0.4 WNW * : 0.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-AP-07 : CENTERVILLE 0.3 NE * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WP-10 : OTTUMWA 3.1 S * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : T / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-UN-03 : MURRAY 5.7 SW * : T / 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-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 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-DV-02 : MOULTON 3.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-03 : BLOOMFIELD 8.6 SSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-HB-02 : HUMBOLDT 2.0 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PA-06 : WEST BEND 2.1 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 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-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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