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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
800 PM CST MON JAN 18 2021

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>046-190300-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 25 25 100 SW8 30.07R WCI 16
CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 24 23 96 CALM 30.07R
DENISON * CLOUDY 21 21 100 SE3 30.09S
LE MARS * CLOUDY 28 25 86 S5 30.05S WCI 23
MAURICE * CLOUDY 28 28 100 S8 30.04S WCI 20
SHELDON * CLOUDY 25 27 100 S3 30.03R
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 30 26 85 SE5 30.07R WCI 25
SPENCER CLOUDY 24 20 84 CALM 30.06R
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 23 23 100 CALM N/A
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IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-190300-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLEAR 18 16 93 CALM 30.09R
AUDUBON * CLEAR 14 10 85 CALM 30.09R
CLARINDA * CLEAR 25 25 100 CALM 30.12R
COUNCIL BLFS * PTCLDY 28 27 93 SE3 30.08R
CRESTON * CLEAR 23 23 100 CALM 30.08R
HARLAN * PTCLDY 19 19 100 CALM 30.09S
LAMONI CLEAR 25 19 78 CALM 30.09R
RED OAK * CLEAR 23 23 100 CALM 30.10S
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 27 27 100 SE5 30.10S WCI 21
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IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-190300-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLEAR 17 13 84 CALM 30.09R
ANKENY * CLEAR 25 19 80 NW5 30.11R WCI 19
BOONE * PTCLDY 23 23 100 W3 30.07R
CHARITON * CLEAR 25 25 100 W6 30.09R WCI 18
DES MOINES PTCLDY 25 17 72 CALM 30.10R
GRINNELL* CLEAR 21 18 88 CALM 30.10R
MARSHALLTOWN CLEAR 13 10 88 W5 30.08R WCI 5
NEWTON * CLEAR 23 21 93 NW5 30.09R WCI 17
PELLA * CLEAR 21 19 90 CALM 30.11R
PERRY * FAIR 21 19 90 W3 30.10R
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IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-190300-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 19 19 100 CALM 30.04S
CLARION * CLOUDY 18 18 100 W3 30.08R
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 20 18 92 CALM 30.05R
FORT DODGE * MOCLDY 16 12 84 CALM 30.08R
MASON CITY MOCLDY 17 12 80 W7 30.06R WCI 8
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 21 21 100 CALM 30.05S
IOWA FALLS * FAIR 17 12 80 W8 30.08R WCI 7
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IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-190300-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLEAR 14 11 87 W9 30.07R WCI 2
CHARLES CITY * PTCLDY 16 12 86 W8 30.05R WCI 5
CLINTON * CLEAR 15 12 88 W13 30.08R WCI 1
DECORAH * CLOUDY 18 16 93 VRB6 30.02R WCI 9
DUBUQUE CLEAR 17 12 80 NW12 30.03R WCI 4
MONTICELLO * CLEAR 14 14 100 W7 30.06R WCI 4
OELWEIN * CLEAR 14 12 92 NW5 30.05R WCI 6
WATERLOO CLEAR 21 16 81 NW5 30.07R WCI 15
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-190300-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT PTCLDY 16 11 80 W8 30.09R WCI 5
IOWA CITY CLEAR 17 12 80 SW6 30.11R WCI 9
MT. PLEASANT * PTCLDY 27 21 80 CALM 30.11R
MUSCATINE * CLEAR 23 18 80 NW6 30.11R WCI 16
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 24 16 71 W7 30.08R WCI 16
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-190300-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOCLDY 27 19 72 N6 30.09R WCI 20
FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 19 19 100 NW7 30.10R WCI 10
FORT MADISON * N/A 27 21 80 CALM 30.10R
KEOKUK * CLOUDY 30 23 74 NW5 30.10R WCI 25
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 23 21 93 NW5 30.11R WCI 17
OTTUMWA CLEAR 22 18 85 NW5 30.10R WCI 16
WASHINGTON * CLEAR 21 19 93 W6 30.08S WCI 14
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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
1014 AM CST Mon Jan 18 2021

A few clouds have been around this morning, but plenty of sunshine for
Iowa to be seen. Overnight temperatures were in the upper teens to
lower 20s, and this morning have climbed back into the mid to upper
20s. Winds have been calm.

For today, cloud cover will gradually build back in but the sunshine
will stick around for a few more hours early this afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the upper 20s north with lower 30s south.
Light snow is possible during the early evening. For the rest of the
week, there will be a few more chances for light snow showers. Little
to no accumulation is expected. Wednesday temperatures climb back into
the 40s.



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River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
737 PM CST Mon Jan 18 2021

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 4.35 0.00 -0.02 18:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.45 -0.02 -0.03 19:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 3.94 -0.09 -0.01 19:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.32 -0.01 0.04 19:00
Marshalltown 19.0 9.18 0.00 0.05 19:00
Tama US 63 20.0 7.09 -0.02 0.01 19:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 3.41 0.01 0.01 18:00
New Providence 3.01 -0.07 -0.08 18:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.43 -0.10 -0.34 19:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.45 -0.02 -0.01 19:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.68 -0.01 -0.02 19:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 6.14 -0.07 0.07 19:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.69 0.00 -0.03 19:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.89 -0.03 -0.01 33 19:15
Janesville 13.0 1.22 -0.01 0.05 18:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 78.72 0.00 0.01 18:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.61 0.00 -0.02 19:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 6.40 0.07 -0.02 18:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 13.5 7.72 0.00 -0.04 18:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 3.25 0.01 0.02 18:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.41 0.03 0.00 19:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 1.58 0.05 0.03 19:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.31 -0.01 0.01 19:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 2.91 0.00 -0.01 19:00
Ames US 30 21.5 9.64 0.01 0.00 19:00
Colfax 18.0 6.99 -0.01 -0.03 18:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 8.40 -0.25 0.02 18:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 0.89 0.00 0.00 19:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.29 0.06 0.05 19:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 1.98 0.00 -0.03 19:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 0.20 0.01 0.03 19:15
Humboldt 10.0 3.02 -0.03 -0.03 19:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 3.63 -0.17 19:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 6.76 0.04 0.11 19:15
Dakota City 20.0 7.38 -0.03 -0.01 19:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.65 -0.03 0.03 19:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 3.48 -0.03 0.07 19:00
Stratford 19.0 4.97 0.10 0.07 19:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 837.98 0.00 0.00 19:00
Tail/Est Outflow 1.89 0.01 0.00 221 19:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 14.81 -0.02 -0.02 37 19:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 9.21 0.02 -0.03 19:00
Swan 45.86 -0.02 0.01 34 19:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 745.44 0.00 0.01 19:15
Tail/Est Outflow 83.59 0.00 0.00 846 19:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 2.57 0.00 -0.02 1020 19:15
Eddyville 63.0 47.96 0.00 -0.02 19:15
Ottumwa 11.5 1.44 0.01 0.02 19:20

Boone River
Goldfield 7.47 0.01 0.08 19:15
Webster City 14.0 1.73 0.00 0.01 31 19:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 39.21 0.03 0.02 19:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.12 0.00 0.01 19:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 10.29 0.02 0.03 19:15
Grimes 14.0 2.66 0.02 0.00 19:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 6.76 -0.04 -0.03 35 19:15
Lanesboro 15.0 7.58 -0.06 0.00 19:15
Jefferson 19.0 -3 M
Perry 15.0 2.73 -0.06 -0.05 19:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 6.50 -0.01 -0.01 19:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 4.61 0.05 15:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 8.95 -0.16 -0.02 19:15
Panora 11.0 4.12 0.01 0.03 57 86 19:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.40 0.01 0.01 19:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.68 0.00 0.04 22 18:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.55 -0.16 -0.11 32 19:00
West Des Moines 26.54 0.00 -0.04 18:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 20.15 -0.01 0.03 19:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 3.00 0.06 0.02 18:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.68 -0.01 72 10:00
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.54 -0.01 0.00 387 19:28
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.22 -0.14 -0.07 18:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 1.65 -0.03 -0.14 19:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 3.68 -0.03 -0.03 18:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 5.46 0.03 19:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.56 0.02 -0.09 19:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.62 0.09 0.19 19:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.27 0.05 -0.03 19:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.77 0.04 0.00 19:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.16 -0.02 -0.01 19:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.74 0.10 -0.02 18:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.17 -0.25 -0.18 19:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.76 0.01 0.00 18:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.11 0.00 0.02 19:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.81 -0.13 -0.26 18:45
Moulton 36.0 18.70 -0.11 -0.13 18:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.41 0.05 -0.10 18:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 904.15 0.00 0.01
Tail/Est Outflow 2.21 -0.01 0.00 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 CST MON JAN 18 2021

COCORAHS PECIPITATION REPORTS
THESE REPORTS ARE CONSIDERED SUPPLEMENTAL AND UNOFFICIAL
VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 7 AM LOCAL TIME

.B DMX 0118 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 0.09 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.05 / 0.5 / 3 / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.05 / 0.5 / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.04 / 0.6 / 5 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.04 / 1.0 / 3 / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.03 / 0.5 / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.03 / 0.4 / MM / MM
IA-PK-97 : ANKENY 1.5 NNE * : 0.02 / 0.2 / 3 / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.02 / 0.3 / MM / MM
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 E * : T / 0.2 / 5 / 0.76
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-HD-05 : ELDORA 1.2 ENE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-LC-12 : CHARITON 2.0 WSW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : T / T / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : T / T / MM / MM
IA-TM-04 : VINING 0.2 ENE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 6 / 0.65
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 4 / 0.80
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 1 / 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-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-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-SR-34 : NEVADA 4.6 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : MM / 0.3 / 5 / MM
:
.END

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