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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
900 AM CDT WED MAY 23 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>046-231500-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * PTSUNNY N/A N/A N/A E12 30.10S
CHEROKEE * MOSUNNY 69 63 82 E17G23 30.09S
DENISON * SUNNY 73 66 78 S9G15 30.09R
LE MARS * PTSUNNY 72 64 78 E14G21 30.05S
ORANGE CITY * CLOUDY 72 64 78 SE16G23 30.06S
SHELDON * CLOUDY 70 63 78 SE26G33 30.06R
SIOUX CITY SUNNY 72 66 81 S9 30.03R
SPENCER CLOUDY 69 59 70 SE21G35 30.10F
STORM LAKE * SUNNY 68 63 83 E17G24 30.10F
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-231500-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * SUNNY 75 66 73 S10 30.09S
AUDUBON * SUNNY 75 68 78 S9 30.10S
CLARINDA * SUNNY 75 64 69 S8 30.12R
COUNCIL BLFS * SUNNY 75 75 100 S13 30.08R
CRESTON * SUNNY 75 64 69 S12 30.13S
HARLAN * SUNNY 75 68 78 S10 30.11S
LAMONI SUNNY 73 64 73 S8 30.12R
RED OAK * SUNNY 77 68 73 S8 30.09R
SHENANDOAH * SUNNY 77 66 69 S12 30.09R
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-231500-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 70 62 76 E7 30.13R
ANKENY * MOSUNNY 72 64 78 SE7 30.14R
BOONE * CLOUDY 70 63 78 E8 30.14R
CHARITON * MOSUNNY 72 64 78 S9 30.13S
DES MOINES MOSUNNY 73 65 75 SE8 30.12R
GRINNELL* MOSUNNY 70 62 78 SE9 30.17R
KNOXVILLE * MOSUNNY 72 64 78 SE8 30.12S
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 69 63 81 E10 30.15R
NEWTON * SUNNY 70 63 78 SE12 30.14S
PELLA * MOSUNNY 71 62 74 SE7 30.15R
PERRY * FAIR 74 64 69 SE7 30.12R
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-231500-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 64 61 88 SE14 30.12F
CLARION * CLOUDY 64 61 88 SE15 30.16F
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 63 60 90 SE17 30.10F
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 64 61 90 E16 30.15F
MASON CITY LGT RAIN 63 63 100 S10 30.17R FOG
FOREST CITY * LGT RAIN 63 63 100 SE15 30.11F
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 68 64 88 E17 30.13S
IOWA FALLS * HVY RAIN 64 63 94 E13 30.19R
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-231500-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 69 62 78 SE9 30.17R
CHARLES CITY * RAIN 61 59 94 S7 30.18F
DECORAH * FAIR 63 63 100 VRB7G14 30.18S
DUBUQUE CLOUDY 65 60 84 S7 30.20R
MONTICELLO * PTSUNNY 66 63 88 SE5 30.19R
OELWEIN * PTSUNNY 66 61 82 S5 30.20R
WATERLOO PTSUNNY 65 62 90 E5 30.17S
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-231500-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 68 60 75 VRB6 30.21R
IOWA CITY PTSUNNY 70 63 78 SE7 30.18R
MT. PLEASANT * SUNNY 72 61 68 S7 30.16R
MUSCATINE * PTSUNNY 70 63 78 SE6 30.18R
QUAD CITIES FAIR 70 62 76 SE6 30.18R
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-231500-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOSUNNY 72 62 71 SE7 30.16S
FAIRFIELD * SUNNY 72 61 68 S13 30.15S
FORT MADISON * SUNNY 72 63 73 SE8 30.17R
KEOKUK * SUNNY 72 64 78 VRB7 30.16R
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 71 62 74 S12 30.15R
CENTERVILLE * N/A 73 68 83 SE12 30.16S
OTTUMWA SUNNY 72 62 71 SE10 30.15R
WASHINGTON * MOSUNNY 72 66 83 SE10 30.17S
$$

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
434 AM CDT Wed May 23 2018

It has been warm and humid across the region overnight, with light
southeast winds less than 10 mph and partly cloudy skies keeping
temperatures in the 60s in most areas. Scattered thunderstorms have
affected portions of northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, producing
locally heavy rainfall.

The storms in northern Iowa will gradually weaken and move out to the
northeast by around midday today. Temperatures and dewpoints will
climb to levels not seen since last year, with highs in the mid 80s
this afternoon. This is only the beginning of an unseasonably warm
weather pattern that will persist for the next week and beyond. In
fact by this weekend highs are forecast in the lower 90s across much
of the region. Thunderstorm chances will return between Thursday
afternoon and Friday night, but severe weather chances are low and
the holiday weekend appears generally dry.

$$

Lee

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
937 AM CDT Wed May 23 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 14.0 9.70 -0.05 -0.21 382 08:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.47 0.27 -0.39 09:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 7.92 1.27 1.11 785 09:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.80 -0.02 -0.12 09:00
Marshalltown 19.0 12.04 -0.07 -0.34 1920 09:00
Tama US 63 20.0 11.61 -0.10 -0.39 09:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.87 0.41 0.39 14 08:00
New Providence 3.39 0.02 -0.03 169 08:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.82 0.01 -0.06 64 09:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.49 -0.03 -0.12 09:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.65 -0.01 -0.05 18 09:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.59 -0.09 -0.56 239 09:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 2.42 -0.02 -0.07 51 09:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.09 -0.02 -0.01 2260 62 09:15
Janesville 13.0 3.27 -0.07 -0.08 2440 08:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 82.65 -0.48 -0.82 6470 08:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.62 -0.03 -0.14 7520 09:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 8.77 -0.03 -0.16 1230 08:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.67 -0.02 -0.12 2740 08:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.88 0.03 -0.07 735 08:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.24 0.03 -0.01 09:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.64 -0.01 -0.06 241 09:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 7.01 -0.03 0.01 399 08:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.59 -0.06 -0.15 490 09:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 1.57 0.02 -0.03 190 09:00
Ames McFarland Park 1.26 -0.01 -0.05 31 09:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.54 -0.01 -0.04 147 09:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.13 -0.02 -0.06 268 09:00
Colfax 18.0 8.55 -0.01 -0.08 527 08:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 10.12 -0.05 -0.23 1080 08:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 1.30 -0.02 -0.05 6 09:00
Ames Hwy E18 2.37 0.00 -0.03 67 09:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.87 0.00 -0.03 125 09:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.64 -0.01 -0.13 191 09:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 7.34 0.07 0.04 09:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 7.11 0.21 0.29 3380 09:15
Humboldt 10.0 8.11 0.00 -0.23 4020 09:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 3.37 -0.01 -0.05 09:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 13.99 0.28 0.15 2150 09:15
Dakota City 20.0 12.00 -0.05 -0.27 2880 09:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.97 -0.03 -0.06 09:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 7.42 -0.02 -0.15 7890 09:00
Stratford 21.0 11.90 0.00 -0.27 10000 09:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 851.86 -0.31 -1.16 10000 09:00
Tail/Est Outflow 12.92 -0.03 -0.11 14500 09:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 19.41 -0.04 -0.10 16000 65 09:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 20.05 -0.04 -0.19 18200 09:00
Swan 51.25 -0.07 -0.23 19300 66 09:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 746.39 -0.05 -0.21 19300 09:15
Tail/Est Outflow 693.48 0.10 0.04 22200 09:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.59 -0.01 -0.12 22300 09:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.38 -0.03 -0.24 09:15
Ottumwa 11.5 8.37 -0.10 -0.24 23400 09:20

Boone River
Goldfield 10.61 0.06 -0.13 586 09:15
Webster City 14.0 4.49 0.27 0.24 1460 60 09:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.38 0.08 0.06 09:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 20.04 -0.02 -0.03 09:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 11.88 -0.02 -0.06 09:15
Grimes 14.0 4.63 -0.01 -0.06 276 09:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 9.20 -0.02 -0.07 848 61 09:15
Lanesboro 15.0 10.84 -0.02 -0.06 09:15
Jefferson 19.0 7.02 -0.01 -0.05 1630 63 09:15
Perry 15.0 7.26 -0.04 -0.13 09:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.78 0.02 0.03 09:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.66 0.00 0.01 09:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 10.63 0.00 -0.02 276 09:15
Panora 11.0 4.83 0.01 0.00 270 70 09:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.55 0.03 -0.07 09:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.66 0.01 0.01 738 08:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.80 -0.01 -0.08 2900 67 09:00
West Des Moines 30.29 0.00 -0.09 08:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 25.15 -0.02 -0.10 3540 09:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 4.57 -0.04 -0.16 3800 08:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 -0.01 69 22:59
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.74 0.00 434 00:26
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.65 -0.01 -0.09 60 08:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.30 -0.04 -0.30 111 09:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.58 0.09 -0.11 104 08:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 7.95 -0.08 -0.46 286 09:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.90 -0.03 -0.29 247 09:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.97 -0.06 -0.21 29 09:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.80 -0.10 -0.79 198 09:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 9.35 -0.19 -1.42 49 09:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.53 -0.12 -0.48 143 09:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.51 0.00 -0.04 08:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 3.52 0.04 0.09 09:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.64 0.02 0.01 421 09:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.98 -0.01 -0.02 21 08:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.40 -0.02 -0.17 130 09:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 6.90 -0.20 -0.65 112 08:45
Moulton 36.0 18.35 0.09 0.15 42 08:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.34 -0.05 -0.39 24 08:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 904.25 0.00 0.03
Tail/Est Outflow 2.30 0.00 0.00 16 09:00
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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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 MAY 23 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 0523 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 1.96 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.90 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.78 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.67 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : 0.42 / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.40 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PA-06 : WEST BEND 2.1 WNW * : 0.36 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-04 : ATLANTIC 2.2 NW * : 0.25 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WN-01 : LAKE MILLS 0.2 NNE * : 0.25 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.23 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WG-05 : EAGLE GROVE 1.1 E * : 0.19 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-12 : FORT DODGE 5.6 WNW * : 0.16 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.14 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BU-03 : CLARKSVILLE 0.2 NW * : 0.11 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-05 : ATLANTIC 7.1 NNE * : 0.08 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HB-02 : HUMBOLDT 2.0 NE * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WG-06 : EAGLE GROVE 1.3 WSW * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-15 : NORWALK 1.7 SSE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-03 : MURRAY 5.7 SW * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TM-03 : DYSART 3.1 N * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 ENE * : T / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-02 : ANITA 2.8 ESE * : T / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DL-24 : WAUKEE 0.3 WNW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-AP-07 : CENTERVILLE 0.3 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CR-09 : ARCADIA 5.4 S * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 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-MA-07 : PELLA 1.6 SW * : 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 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SC-04 : ODEBOLT 4.7 NNW * : 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-33 : STORY CITY 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-04 : BEDFORD 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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