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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
500 AM CDT MON OCT 03 2022

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>046-031100-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLEAR 46 45 93 S3 30.26
CHEROKEE * PTCLDY 52 41 65 S6 30.24
DENISON * CLEAR 57 45 62 S10 30.26R
LE MARS * PTCLDY 54 39 58 S6 30.20
MAURICE * MOCLDY 54 39 58 SE9 30.20
SHELDON * PTCLDY 54 39 58 S6 30.21
SIOUX CITY PTCLDY 49 40 71 SE7 30.21F
SPENCER PTCLDY 53 39 59 S9 30.25R
STORM LAKE * PTCLDY 50 43 76 S10 30.25
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-031100-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLEAR 46 46 100 CALM 30.25
AUDUBON * MOCLDY 46 41 81 CALM 30.27
CLARINDA * CLEAR 43 43 100 CALM 30.27
COUNCIL BLFS * CLEAR 52 41 66 SE7 30.22
CRESTON * CLEAR 50 46 87 SE6 30.28
HARLAN * CLEAR 46 43 87 CALM 30.26
LAMONI CLEAR 53 45 74 E5 30.28S
RED OAK * CLEAR 52 45 76 CALM 30.25
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 54 45 71 E5 30.23
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-031100-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES PTCLDY 48 45 89 SE6 30.30S
ANKENY * CLEAR 52 48 87 SE5 30.31
BOONE * PTCLDY 52 48 87 SE9 30.31
CHARITON * CLEAR 50 48 93 SE7 30.29
DES MOINES PTCLDY 55 48 77 E10 30.30S
GRINNELL* CLEAR 53 49 84 E7 30.33
KNOXVILLE * CLEAR 52 48 87 E6 30.30
MARSHALLTOWN CLEAR 50 47 89 SE9 30.32R
NEWTON * CLEAR 54 52 94 SE7 30.31
PELLA * CLEAR 51 48 88 E6 30.32
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-031100-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLEAR 55 48 76 S14G20 30.26
CLARION * CLEAR 52 48 87 SE8 30.29
ESTHERVILLE PTCLDY 52 42 69 S8 30.25S
FORT DODGE * CLEAR 56 47 71 SE6 30.28F
MASON CITY PTCLDY 50 47 89 SE10 30.31F
FOREST CITY * FAIR 50 46 87 SE5 30.30
WEBSTER CITY * PTCLDY 50 48 93 SE8 30.27
IOWA FALLS * FAIR 52 49 90 SE6 30.32
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-031100-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLEAR 47 45 93 SE5 30.33S
CHARLES CITY * MOCLDY 52 52 100 SE9 30.32
CLINTON * CLEAR 44 44 100 E7 30.36S
DECORAH * MOCLDY 52 52 100 SE6 30.32
DUBUQUE CLEAR 48 44 86 SE5 30.36R
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 50 48 93 SE7 30.34
WATERLOO CLEAR 54 48 80 SE8 30.32S
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-031100-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT CLEAR 47 44 90 E6 30.36F
IOWA CITY CLEAR 51 46 83 E3 30.35S
MT. PLEASANT * CLEAR 48 48 100 E5 30.33
MUSCATINE * CLEAR 52 48 87 E5 30.34
QUAD CITIES CLEAR 45 43 93 CALM 30.34F
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-031100-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON CLEAR 50 45 83 NE5 30.33R
FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 46 46 100 E5 30.32
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 48 46 93 CALM 30.32 FOG
KEOKUK * CLOUDY 50 50 100 E5 30.32
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 51 51 100 E6 30.32
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 50 48 93 CALM 30.32R
OTTUMWA CLEAR 50 47 89 E5 30.32R
WASHINGTON * CLEAR 46 46 100 E6 30.32
$$

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
306 AM CDT Mon Oct 3 2022

High level clouds were filtering in over the northwestern half of the
state with an otherwise clear sky. Winds were light from the southeast
and temperatures as of 3am were in the 50s with a few locations
reporting the upper 40s such as in the Nishnabotna Valley.

A few final fine fall days will prevail with temperatures seasonably
warm in the 70s across the state through Wednesday. However, a change
is on the horizon as a cold front moves through the region on
Wednesday, which will bring chances of scattered light rain showers
preceding and along this front. Cooler air will be directed into the
state on brisk winds on Thursday with a reinforcing cold front
bringing frosty conditions to many parts of Iowa Friday morning. Highs
across much of Iowa on Friday will be no better than the low or
middle 50s.

$$

Ansorge

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
537 AM CDT Mon Oct 3 2022

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 6.73 0.01 0.02 40 04:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.71 0.04 0.02 05:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 3.20 -0.01 -0.01 29 05:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.38 0.00 -0.01 05:00
Marshalltown 19.0 8.78 0.01 -0.01 81 05:00
Tama US 63 20.0 6.54 0.00 -0.01 05:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 3.57 0.00 0.00 0 04:00
New Providence 2.70 0.02 0.04 60 04:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 14.0 1.50 0.00 -0.02 1 05:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 11.0 3.72 -0.07 -0.02 05:00

Richland Creek
Haven 9.99 0.01 0.01 0 05:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 5.21 0.00 -0.04 10 05:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 14.0 1.17 -0.01 0.01 2 05:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.97 0.01 0.01 320 62 05:15
Janesville 13.0 1.32 -0.02 0.07 451 04:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 78.76 -0.01 -0.01 1530 04:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.51 -0.03 -0.01 1090 05:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 5.94 0.00 -0.01 95 04:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 13.5 7.88 0.06 0.06 383 04:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.60 0.01 0.02 84 04:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.05 -0.01 -0.02 05:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 1.48 0.01 0.01 22 05:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 31 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 12.0 2.27 -0.01 -0.01 26 05:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 0.61 0.00 -0.01 31 05:00
Ames McFarland Park 0.90 0.00 0.00 13 05:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 2.70 -0.01 -0.01 5 05:00
Ames US 30 21.5 9.02 0.01 0.01 2 05:00
Colfax 18.0 6.59 -0.01 -0.01 44 04:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 7.00 0.02 0.00 49 04:30

Ioway Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 0.95 -0.01 0.03 5 05:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 0.72 0.04 0.01 4 05:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 2.84 -0.05 0.00 7 05:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 1.95 -0.01 0.00 05:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 0.09 -0.01 -0.03 55 05:15
Humboldt 10.0 2.94 -0.01 -0.01 100 05:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 1.53 -0.03 0.00 05:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 6.30 -0.01 -0.01 6 05:15
Dakota City 20.0 7.33 0.00 -0.01 21 05:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.08 0.00 -0.01 05:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 2.94 -0.01 -0.01 128 05:00
Stratford 19.0 4.30 0.00 -0.06 165 05:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 835.62 -0.02 -0.07 165 05:00
Tail/Est Outflow 1.90 0.00 0.00 216 05:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 14.74 -0.01 0.00 309 32 05:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 8.88 0.00 -0.02 332 05:00
Swan 43.13 0.10 0.13 960 65 05:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 742.53 -0.02 -0.02 960 05:15
Tail/Est Outflow 82.55 0.00 0.00 343 64 05:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 2.04 0.00 0.00 337 05:15
Eddyville 63.0 46.97 0.01 0.00 05:15
Ottumwa 11.5 0.86 -0.03 -0.03 427 05:20

Boone River
Goldfield 6.89 0.01 0.23 3 05:15
Webster City 14.0 1.58 -0.03 0.00 17 60 05:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 37.11 0.02 0.01 05:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.07 0.00 -0.50 05:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 10.20 0.00 0.00 05:15
Grimes 14.0 2.52 0.02 0.02 6 05:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 6.33 0.00 0.00 13 -101 05:15
Lanesboro 7.12 0.00 -0.01 05:15
Jefferson 19.0 16 16 M
Perry 15.0 2.77 0.05 0.13 05:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 6.33 -0.01 -0.02 05:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 4.58 0.01 0.00 05:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 8.71 0.00 0.00 25 05:15
Panora 11.0 3.94 -0.01 0.00 22 -183 05:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.22 -0.01 0.00 05:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.25 0.00 0.01 88 32 04:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.08 0.01 0.02 130 -175 05:00
West Des Moines 25.62 0.00 0.00 106 04:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 19.49 0.01 -0.01 106 05:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 2.57 0.00 -0.04 112 04:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 0.00 67 23:06
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.39 0.00 0.00 354 05:20
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 2.82 0.00 0.00 3 04:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 1.34 0.01 0.01 4 05:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.45 -0.01 0.01 11 04:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 4.30 0.02 0.00 4 05:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 6.60 0.00 -0.01 12 05:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.23 0.00 0.04 5 05:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 5.90 0.01 0.02 3 05:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 7.89 0.00 -0.01 1 05:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 4.10 -0.01 0.01 1 05:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.08 0.00 -0.01 03:45


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 43 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.65 0.00 -0.01 1 04:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 0.66 -0.01 -0.01 13 05:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 3.52 0.00 -0.01 04:45
Moulton 36.0 18.26 0.00 0.00 33 04:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 2.86 0.01 0.00 1 04:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 903.84 -0.01 -0.03
Tail/Est Outflow 2.24 0.00 0.00 16 05:00
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 CDT SUN OCT 02 2022

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 1002 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-CF-02 : SCHLESWIG 0.4 NE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-GT-01 : JAMAICA 3.2 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
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-07 : CENTERVILLE 0.3 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-BH-10 : CEDAR FALLS 0.6 N * : 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-DL-31 : DALLAS CENTER 1.5 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DL-33 : WAUKEE 1.6 N * : 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-PC-08 : FONDA 4.5 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 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-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-UN-05 : CROMWELL 0.1 S * : 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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