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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1200 AM CST SAT JAN 28 2023

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>046-280700-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 19 18 93 CALM 30.03S
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 16 15 93 CALM 30.02
DENISON * N/A N/A N/A N/A MISG N/A
LE MARS * CLOUDY 18 19 100 NE7 30.01 WCI 8
MAURICE * CLOUDY 16 12 86 NE8 30.01 WCI 5
SHELDON * CLOUDY 16 12 86 NE7 30.00 WCI 6
SIOUX CITY LGT SNOW 22 19 89 E3 30.03R FOG
6HR MIN TEMP: 22; 6HR MAX TEMP: 25; 6HR PCP: 0.01;

SPENCER CLOUDY 14 7 73 E3 30.02S
6HR MIN TEMP: 7; 6HR MAX TEMP: 15;

STORM LAKE * MOCLDY 16 14 93 NE6 30.01S WCI 7
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IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-280700-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 23 23 100 NE8 30.02S WCI 14
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 21 18 86 CALM 30.03S
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 28 25 86 NE6 30.04 WCI 22
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 27 21 80 NE8 29.99 WCI 18
CRESTON * CLOUDY 23 23 100 NE9 30.01F WCI 13
HARLAN * CLOUDY 23 19 86 NE6 30.03 WCI 16
LAMONI CLOUDY 27 22 81 NE7 30.02R WCI 19
6HR MIN TEMP: 26; 6HR MAX TEMP: 31;

RED OAK * CLOUDY 28 25 86 NE8 30.02 WCI 20
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 28 27 93 NE9 30.00 WCI 20
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-280700-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES MOCLDY 14 11 87 CALM 30.07S
6HR MIN TEMP: 12; 6HR MAX TEMP: 24;

ANKENY * MOCLDY 19 18 93 N5 30.08S WCI 13
BOONE * MOCLDY 14 14 100 NE5 30.06F WCI 6
CHARITON * CLOUDY 23 21 93 NE8 30.04S WCI 14
DES MOINES CLOUDY 23 17 78 N7 30.06S WCI 15
6HR MIN TEMP: 22; 6HR MAX TEMP: 26;

GRINNELL* MOCLDY 20 16 86 CALM 30.08S
KNOXVILLE * MOCLDY 23 18 80 N8 30.06S WCI 14
MARSHALLTOWN PTCLDY 12 8 84 NW3 30.07S
6HR MIN TEMP: 12; 6HR MAX TEMP: 22;

NEWTON * CLEAR 19 19 100 N6 30.07S WCI 11
PERRY * CLOUDY 21 17 84 CALM 30.05S
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-280700-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 12 10 92 N6 30.01F WCI 3
CLARION * CLOUDY 9 9 100 N3 30.06S
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 12 7 80 CALM 30.02F
6HR MIN TEMP: 8; 6HR MAX TEMP: 14;

FORT DODGE * PTCLDY 10 7 87 N3 30.04F
MASON CITY PTCLDY 10 4 76 NW8 30.05S WCI -2
6HR MIN TEMP: 10; 6HR MAX TEMP: 16;

FOREST CITY * FAIR 12 5 73 NW3 30.04S
WEBSTER CITY * PTCLDY 10 10 100 N6 30.03F WCI 1
IOWA FALLS * FAIR 8 6 90 NW5 30.07R WCI 0
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-280700-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS PTCLDY 18 13 80 NW13 30.07R WCI 5
6HR MIN TEMP: 17; 6HR MAX TEMP: 22;

CHARLES CITY * PTCLDY 10 7 85 NW10 30.04 WCI -3
CLINTON * PTCLDY 18 14 84 W13 30.09R WCI 5
DECORAH * PTCLDY 10 7 85 NW8 30.01 WCI -1
DUBUQUE CLEAR 15 9 76 W10 30.03R WCI 2
6HR MIN TEMP: 15; 6HR MAX TEMP: 20;

MONTICELLO * PTCLDY 16 10 79 W10 30.07 WCI 3
OELWEIN * CLEAR 10 7 85 W9 30.04 WCI -2
WATERLOO PTCLDY 15 7 70 NW9 30.07S WCI 3
6HR MIN TEMP: 15; 6HR MAX TEMP: 22;

$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-280700-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT PTCLDY 21 15 78 W9 30.10R WCI 11
6HR MIN TEMP: 20; 6HR MAX TEMP: 27;

IOWA CITY MOCLDY 22 15 75 NW10 30.10S WCI 11
6HR MIN TEMP: 20; 6HR MAX TEMP: 27;

MT. PLEASANT * MOCLDY 28 27 93 N9 30.08 WCI 20
MUSCATINE * MOCLDY 25 21 86 NW10 30.10 WCI 15
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 26 18 71 NW8 30.09R WCI 18
6HR MIN TEMP: 26; 6HR MAX TEMP: 31;

$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-280700-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOCLDY 26 20 77 N7 30.07S WCI 18
6HR MIN TEMP: 26; 6HR MAX TEMP: 32;

FAIRFIELD * PTCLDY 23 19 86 N8 30.07 WCI 14
FORT MADISON * N/A 27 23 86 N3 30.07
KEOKUK * CLEAR 27 23 86 N7 30.07 WCI 19
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 26 25 96 N9 30.07F WCI 16
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 25 19 80 N6 30.05F WCI 18
OTTUMWA MOCLDY 23 18 81 N8 30.07S WCI 14
6HR MIN TEMP: 22; 6HR MAX TEMP: 28;

WASHINGTON * MOCLDY 23 21 93 NW10 30.07 WCI 12
$$

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 1041
AM CST Fri Jan 27 2023

Light snow showers that moved thru this morning are now exiting to
the east. Mostly cloudy skies, colder temperatures, and gusty winds
are anticipated this afternoon as a push of cold air moves into the
state. Late tonight into Saturday, an additional round of snowfall
will begin to move in from the west, mainly affecting northern Iowa.
The heaviest snowfall amounts are expected to be around 5 to 8
inches. Locally reduced visibilities in areas of blowing snow along
with hazardous road conditions are also likely. To the north and
south of the heaviest band, amounts taper off fairly quickly. All of
this will wind down by Saturday evening, while bitter cold air
continues to filter in from the northwest.

While some light snow may be seen into next week, the main story
turns to the bitter cold with a number of days where overnight and
morning wind chills will fall into the 20 to 30 below zero range. Be
sure to dress appropriately and when outside and to make sure you
have a winter safety kit if you plan to do any traveling.

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PERCHA

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1137 PM CST Fri Jan 27 2023

Hourly river stages. Time is in Central Time.

Cur 6hr 24hr Est Water Obs
Location FS Stg Chg Chg Flow Temp Time
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...Mississippi River Basin...

Wapsipinicon River
Tripoli 15.0 7.98 -0.05 0.05 22:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 78.26 0.85 0.10 23:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 4.03 -0.02 0.00 23:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.60 0.01 0.06 23:00
Marshalltown 19.0 10.27 0.80 -0.05 23:00
Tama US 63 20.0 7.70 0.03 -0.04 23:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.99 -0.01 -0.04 6 22:00
New Providence 3.35 -0.04 1.21 22:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 14.0 2.31 0.03 -0.03 23:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 11.0 4.09 -0.04 0.02 23:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.34 0.00 -0.11 23:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 5.77 -0.06 0.01 23:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 14.0 1.57 -0.01 0.01 23:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.87 -0.02 0.00 34 23:15
Janesville 13.0 1.71 0.27 -0.12 736 22:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 79.04 0.13 0.16 22:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.75 0.04 0.09 23:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 7.15 0.10 0.16 22:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 12.0 7.89 -0.17 0.06 22:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 5.24 0.03 0.08 22:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.11 0.01 0.01 23:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 2.50 0.21 -0.02 23:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 12.0 2.67 0.13 0.05 23:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 1.61 -0.09 -0.11 198 22:30
Ames McFarland Park 1.73 0.07 0.18 68 16:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.14 0.12 0.42 23:00
Ames US 30 21.5 10.10 0.05 0.09 23:00
Colfax 18.0 7.54 -0.04 -0.07 22:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 8.37 -0.42 -0.18 22:30

Ioway Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 1.45 0.34 0.31 7 22:30
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.08 -0.01 -0.01 23:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.60 0.04 -0.20 23:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 1.85 0.03 0.01 23:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 0.09 0.01 -0.03 23:15
Humboldt 10.0 2.84 -0.05 -0.07 23:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 4.06 -0.03 0.01 23:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 7.81 -0.16 0.00 23:15
Dakota City 20.0 7.55 -0.01 -0.01 23:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.92 -0.01 -0.03 23:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 3.76 0.00 0.11 23:00
Stratford 19.0 5.31 0.13 0.06 23:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 832.82 0.03 0.15 23:00
Tail/Est Outflow 1.87 0.02 0.00 208 23:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 14.75 -0.01 -0.03 32 23:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 9.05 -0.06 0.05 23:00
Swan 42.93 -0.02 0.03 23:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 742.30 0.00 0.00 23:15
Tail/Est Outflow 83.08 0.01 -0.33 641 37 23:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 2.34 -0.07 -0.15 739 23:15
Eddyville 63.0 47.72 -0.13 -0.10 23:15
Ottumwa 11.5 1.57 0.48 0.20 1190 34 23:20

Boone River
Goldfield 7.43 -0.11 -0.21 23:15
Webster City 14.0 1.95 -0.02 -0.10 33 23:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 35.02 0.02 23:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.72 0.00 0.00 23:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 10.76 0.01 -0.02 23:15
Grimes 14.0 2.83 0.03 -0.05 23:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 6.74 -0.73 -0.15 23:15
Lanesboro 8.85 0.66 -0.34 23:15
Jefferson 19.0 -6 M
Perry 15.0 3.35 0.09 -0.23 23:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 6.23 0.00 -0.01 23:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.45 0.09 0.05 23:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.04 -0.07 0.00 23:15
Panora 11.0 4.08 0.01 0.02 60 23:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.45 0.01 0.01 23:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.78 0.39 -0.10 32 22:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.71 -0.04 0.02 23:00
West Des Moines 26.47 -0.01 0.03 22:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 20.61 -0.09 -0.12 23:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 2.96 -0.19 1.41 22:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 2.03 0.16 0.42 89 23:26
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.41 0.00 0.00 358 23:26
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 2.74 -0.12 -0.31 22:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 1.51 -0.02 0.01 23:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.61 0.00 0.00 22:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 4.66 -0.56 0.04 23:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 6.99 -0.04 0.10 23:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.80 -0.08 -0.04 23:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.18 -0.06 -0.02 23:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.06 -0.05 -0.09 23:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 4.66 -0.01 0.07 23:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 80.53 -0.04 0.03 22:45


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.72 -0.01 0.00 1 22:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 0.85 -0.06 -0.07 23:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.41 -0.09 0.13 22:45
Moulton 36.0 18.80 0.11 -0.07 22:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.20 -0.05 -0.02 22:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 904.30 0.00 0.01
Tail/Est Outflow 2.12 0.00 0.00 9 23:00
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.

 

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CoCoRAHS Rainfall Reports


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COCORAHS PRECIPITATION SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
901 AM CST FRI JAN 27 2023

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 0127 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 * : 0.03 / 0.3 / 10 / 1.87
IA-HD-05 : ELDORA 1.2 ENE * : 0.02 / 0.3 / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 0.02 / 0.2 / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.01 / 0.2 / 4 / 0.50
IA-PK-97 : ANKENY 1.5 NNE * : 0.01 / 0.1 / 4 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.01 / 0.1 / 3 / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.01 / 0.1 / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.01 / 0.1 / MM / MM
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : T / T / 4 / MM
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : T / T / 4 / MM
IA-DL-33 : WAUKEE 1.6 N * : T / T / 4 / MM
IA-GT-07 : BAGLEY 0.2 W * : T / T / 3 / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : T / T / 3 / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-31 : DALLAS CENTER 1.5 E * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-07 : BLOOMFIELD 4.2 WNW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-45 : AMES 2.0 WNW * : T / T / MM / MM
IA-WB-17 : FORT DODGE 1.7 NNW * : T / T / MM / MM
IA-DL-34 : ADEL 0.6 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 2 / MM
IA-UN-05 : CROMWELL 0.1 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 2 / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 1 / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-03 : BLOOMFIELD 8.6 SSW * : 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-DV-14 : DRAKESVILLE 4.7 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-LC-10 : WILLIAMSON 0.3 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-LC-12 : CHARITON 2.0 WSW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : MM / 0.3 / 2 / MM
:
.END

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