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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
200 AM CST THU NOV 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>046-150900-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 27 18 69 S14 30.13F WCI 15
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 29 19 64 S10 30.09R WCI 20
DENISON * CLOUDY 28 18 64 S12G17 30.13F WCI 18
LE MARS * CLEAR 30 21 69 S12 30.05F WCI 21
ORANGE CITY * CLEAR 30 21 69 S14 30.02F WCI 20
SHELDON * CLEAR 28 21 74 S15 30.00F WCI 17
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 28 21 75 SE14 30.07F WCI 17
SPENCER CLOUDY 29 18 63 S12 30.07F WCI 19
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 27 18 69 S13 30.08F WCI 16
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-150900-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 27 18 69 S9 30.16F WCI 17
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 27 18 69 CALM 30.15F
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 21 16 79 CALM 30.22F
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 25 21 86 S9 30.14F WCI 15
CRESTON * CLOUDY 23 16 74 S10 30.19F WCI 12
HARLAN * N/A N/A N/A N/A MISG N/A
LAMONI CLOUDY 22 14 71 SW7 30.20F WCI 13
RED OAK * CLOUDY 25 18 74 S7 30.18F WCI 17
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 27 18 69 S14 30.18F WCI 15
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-150900-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 21 15 78 SE6 30.21F WCI 13
ANKENY * CLOUDY 25 16 68 MISG 30.22F
BOONE * CLOUDY 23 18 80 SE7 30.18S WCI 15
CHARITON * CLOUDY 21 16 79 S5 30.21F WCI 15
DES MOINES CLOUDY 23 16 74 S7 30.21F WCI 15
GRINNELL* CLOUDY 22 18 83 S3 30.23F
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 23 18 80 S6 30.22F WCI 16
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 23 17 78 S6 30.22F WCI 16
NEWTON * CLOUDY 21 16 79 S6 30.22F WCI 14
PELLA * CLOUDY 24 17 74 CALM 30.24F
PERRY * FAIR 24 16 73 S9 30.18F WCI 14
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-150900-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 28 18 64 S18G24 30.09F WCI 16
CLARION * CLOUDY 25 18 74 S14 30.14F WCI 13
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 25 18 74 S15 30.07F WCI 13
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 28 17 63 S13 30.14F WCI 17
MASON CITY CLOUDY 23 18 81 S13 30.16F WCI 11
FOREST CITY * FAIR 28 21 74 S14 30.12F WCI 17
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 25 18 74 S13 30.13F WCI 13
IOWA FALLS * FAIR 22 18 84 SE8 30.21F WCI 13
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-150900-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 21 16 81 CALM 30.25F
CHARLES CITY * FAIR 25 18 74 S15 30.19F WCI 12
CLINTON * FAIR 19 15 84 N7 30.27F WCI 10
DECORAH * FAIR 25 19 80 S6 30.20F WCI 18
DUBUQUE FAIR 20 14 77 S3 30.25F
MONTICELLO * FAIR 18 16 93 CALM 30.26F
WATERLOO FAIR 25 17 72 S8 30.23F WCI 16
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-150900-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 20 14 77 E5 30.27F WCI 13
IOWA CITY FAIR 20 14 77 CALM 30.28F
MT. PLEASANT * CLOUDY 23 19 86 N5 30.25F WCI 17
MUSCATINE * FAIR 21 16 79 CALM 30.28F
QUAD CITIES FAIR 20 16 84 W5 30.26F WCI 13
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-150900-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON PTCLDY 24 16 71 NW7 30.24F WCI 16
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 18 12 79 SE5 30.24F WCI 11
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 19 18 93 CALM 30.25F
KEOKUK * PTCLDY 23 19 86 NW6 30.23F WCI 16
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 21 17 83 SE7 30.24F WCI 12
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 19 16 86 CALM 30.23F
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 20 16 84 SE6 30.24F WCI 12
WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 19 19 100 CALM 30.27F
$$

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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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
516 PM CST Wed Nov 14 2018

Plenty of sunshine around today, and although much of the area was
below normal for this time of year, highs in the upper 30s to low 40s
were significantly warmer than we have seen in several days. Warmer
temperatures this afternoon were accompanied by breezy south winds at
5 to 15 mph.

Expect to see warmer temperatures and dry conditions hang on through
Thursday and Friday before a cold front moves through Friday night
into Saturday. As the front moves through rain will gradually switch
over to snow as temperatures drop. Any snow accumulation should remain
light. Behind the front temperatures this weekend will be in the
upper 20s to lows 30s. Light snow may linger across southern Iowa into
Sunday, otherwise expect the rest of next week to remain dry.
Temperatures will gradually warm to near normal for this time of year
by mid week and the Thanksgiving holiday.

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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
237 AM CST Thu Nov 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 9.97 0.05 -0.27 405 01:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.92 0.01 0.00 02:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 5.98 -0.04 -0.08 380 02:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 7.07 -0.02 -0.06 02:00
Marshalltown 19.0 12.44 -0.02 -0.14 2230 02:00
Tama US 63 20.0 12.15 -0.06 -0.17 02:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.68 -0.01 -0.04 9 01:00
New Providence 4.14 -0.01 -0.05 262 01:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 3.76 -0.01 -0.04 138 02:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 5.03 0.00 -0.02 02:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.99 -0.01 -0.02 54 02:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.43 0.02 -0.03 247 02:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 2.48 0.00 -0.01 59 02:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.13 -0.01 0.00 1580 34 02:15
Janesville 13.0 2.99 -0.04 -0.16 2090 01:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 82.83 -0.06 -0.32 6750 01:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.52 -0.03 -0.16 7130 02:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 9.12 -0.03 -0.17 1240 01:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.27 0.00 -0.07 2010 01:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.37 0.01 -0.04 513 01:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.99 0.00 0.00 02:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 4.44 -0.04 -0.11 369 02:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 7.83 -0.02 438 01:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.49 -0.04 -0.07 405 02:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 4.20 -0.02 -0.07 427 02:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.78 0.00 -0.09 529 02:00
Colfax 18.0 9.24 -0.02 -0.03 932 01:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 11.28 0.01 -0.11 1810 01:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.22 0.02 -0.02 228 02:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.66 -0.02 -0.05 287 02:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 4.89 -0.02 -1.08 02:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 4.55 0.04 0.15 1640 02:15
Humboldt 10.0 6.32 -0.05 -0.02 2240 02:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.82 0.01 -0.02 02:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 10.31 -0.07 -0.13 755 02:15
Dakota City 20.0 10.00 0.01 -0.04 1090 02:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.69 0.00 -0.01 02:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 5.89 0.00 -0.05 3840 02:00
Stratford 21.0 8.98 -0.07 -0.22 4950 02:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 846.71 -0.31 -1.26 4950 02:00
Tail/Est Outflow 10.24 -0.02 -0.21 9470 02:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 17.43 -0.02 -0.14 9820 38 02:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 18.04 -0.04 -0.27 13500 02:00
Swan 66.68 -0.11 -0.36 22800 38 02:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 766.20 -0.07 -0.37 22800 02:15
Tail/Est Outflow 693.44 -0.03 0.05 22200 02:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.52 0.00 0.05 23000 02:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.22 0.01 0.04 02:15
Ottumwa 11.5 8.41 0.00 -0.02 23600 02:20

Boone River
Goldfield 9.72 -0.01 -0.06 308 02:15
Webster City 14.0 3.46 0.02 -0.03 733 36 02:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 35.96 0.06 0.26 02:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.67 0.00 -0.02 02:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 12.11 0.00 0.01 02:15
Grimes 14.0 4.72 0.00 -0.03 267 02:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 8.67 -0.01 -0.02 593 38 02:15
Lanesboro 15.0 10.47 -0.02 -0.02 02:15
Jefferson 19.0 6.71 -0.02 -0.09 1410 34 02:15
Perry 15.0 7.06 -0.08 -0.19 02:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.75 0.00 -0.02 02:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.66 0.05 0.08 02:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 10.73 0.00 -0.01 315 02:15
Panora 11.0 4.92 0.02 0.08 361 38 02:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.58 0.01 0.04 02:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.60 -0.02 0.12 673 01:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.54 0.00 -0.09 3320 34 02:00
West Des Moines 29.89 0.01 -0.15 01:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 23.93 -0.01 -0.18 3020 02:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 4.06 -0.03 -0.24 2380 01:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 6.60 0.00 394 22:00
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.74 0.00 434 01:46
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.51 0.00 -0.04 39 01:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.37 0.00 -0.02 32 02:15
Altoona I-80 2.22 0.13 0.00 21:00
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.30 -0.01 -0.02 66 01:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 7.31 0.07 0.59 215 02:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.76 0.06 0.06 258 02:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.00 0.02 -0.04 52 02:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.58 0.19 -0.08 55 02:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 9.69 0.05 0.05 46 02:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.10 0.01 0.01 66 02:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.66 -0.06 -0.01 01:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.60 0.05 -0.03 02:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.58 0.00 -0.03 455 02:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.98 -0.06 0.02 18 01:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.51 -0.02 -0.02 195 02:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 5.21 -0.04 -0.06 3 01:45
Moulton 36.0 24.73 0.01 -0.02 1350 01:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.22 0.03 -0.03 9 01:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 907.43 -0.03 -0.19
Tail/Est Outflow 8.70 0.00 0.01 1130 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
(current month updated daily)  (generally updated Monday - Friday) (current month updated daily)
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 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 CST WED NOV 14 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 1114 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
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-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-PK-97 : ANKENY 1.5 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 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 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-10 : PLANO 1.9 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-17 : GILBERTVILLE 1.0 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : 0.00 / MM / 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-DV-04 : BLOOMFIELD 2.9 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-13 : DRAKESVILLE 7.4 NNW * : 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-LC-07 : LUCAS 2.1 NNW * : 0.00 / MM / 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-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-98 : DES MOINES 5.3 NW * : 0.00 / MM / 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-29 : AMES 2.5 W * : 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-WP-11 : BLAKESBURG 4.4 NE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-07 : ALLERTON 5.1 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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