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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
100 AM CST SAT DEC 07 2019

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>046-070800-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * PTCLDY 27 21 80 S9 30.27F WCI 17
CHEROKEE * CLEAR 25 22 89 S7 30.23F WCI 17
DENISON * CLEAR 25 25 100 S9 30.28F WCI 15
LE MARS * CLEAR 27 25 93 S9 30.21S WCI 17
SHELDON * CLEAR 25 23 93 S12 30.17F WCI 14
SIOUX CITY CLEAR 25 22 88 E9 30.23F WCI 15
SPENCER CLEAR 27 20 75 S15 30.20F WCI 15
STORM LAKE * CLEAR 23 21 93 S7 30.20F WCI 15
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-070800-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLEAR 23 23 100 S5 30.30S WCI 17
AUDUBON * PTCLDY 27 21 80 S6 30.29S WCI 20
CLARINDA * CLEAR 19 21 100 S7 30.35F WCI 10
COUNCIL BLFS * CLEAR 28 23 80 S10 30.26F WCI 19
CRESTON * CLEAR 23 23 100 S8 30.31S WCI 14
HARLAN * CLEAR 25 21 86 S6 30.29F WCI 18
LAMONI CLEAR 24 20 84 S8 30.32F WCI 15
RED OAK * CLEAR 25 21 86 S7 30.32F WCI 17
SHENANDOAH * CLEAR 21 21 100 S7 30.32F WCI 13
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-070800-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 26 22 84 S6 30.31F WCI 19
ANKENY * CLOUDY 25 23 93 S8 30.33F WCI 16
BOONE * CLOUDY 27 27 100 SW10 30.28F WCI 17
CHARITON * CLEAR 23 23 100 S7 30.33F WCI 15
DES MOINES CLOUDY 24 20 84 S12 30.32F WCI 13
GRINNELL* PTCLDY 23 20 91 S8 30.33F WCI 13
KNOXVILLE * PTCLDY 21 21 100 S8 30.33F WCI 12
MARSHALLTOWN MOCLDY 21 20 96 S6 30.30F WCI 13
NEWTON * CLOUDY 23 23 100 S8 30.32F WCI 14
PELLA * CLEAR 22 20 92 S7 30.35F WCI 14
PERRY * CLOUDY 26 22 86 S9 30.31S WCI 16
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-070800-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * PTCLDY 27 27 100 S14 30.21F WCI 15
CLARION * CLOUDY 27 25 93 S12 30.27S WCI 16
ESTHERVILLE CLEAR 23 18 81 S13 30.20F WCI 11
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 27 23 85 S10 30.28S WCI 17
MASON CITY MOCLDY 22 19 89 S6 30.27F WCI 14
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 27 27 100 CALM 30.25F
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 27 25 93 S10 30.27S WCI 17
IOWA FALLS * CLOUDY 26 21 82 S7 30.30S WCI 18
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-070800-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 18 17 96 S5 30.32F WCI 11
CHARLES CITY * FAIR 21 21 100 S6 30.28F WCI 14
CLINTON * FAIR 21 20 96 SW6 30.35F WCI 13
DECORAH * CLOUDY 25 23 93 S3 30.28S
DUBUQUE FAIR 21 19 92 CALM 30.32S
MONTICELLO * FAIR 23 23 100 CALM 30.34S
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 23 23 100 S5 30.31S WCI 17
WATERLOO CLOUDY 24 20 84 SE3 30.30F
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-070800-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 23 19 85 CALM 30.37F
IOWA CITY FAIR 20 17 88 CALM 30.37F
MT. PLEASANT * CLEAR 23 21 93 S3 30.36F
MUSCATINE * FAIR 21 21 100 CALM 30.38F
QUAD CITIES FAIR 22 19 89 CALM 30.36F
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-070800-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON CLEAR 24 20 84 CALM 30.36F
FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 21 21 100 S5 30.35F WCI 15
FORT MADISON * CLEAR 25 23 93 CALM 30.37F
KEOKUK * CLEAR 25 25 100 CALM 30.37F
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 23 21 93 CALM 30.36S
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 23 23 100 SE7 30.36F WCI 15
OTTUMWA CLEAR 22 20 92 S3 30.35F
WASHINGTON * CLEAR 23 23 100 S3 30.34F
$$

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN REMARKS
TC - TEMPERATURES IN CELSIUS
WCI - WIND CHILL INDEX
HX - HEAT INDEX
VSB - VISIBILITY
$$



Road Conditions

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Midwest Surface Map

Midwest Surface Map

 

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
1117 AM CST Fri Dec 6 2019

Lingering stratus was found over portions of central and western Iowa
and even into portions of eastern Nebraska late this morning. At 11
AM, temperatures ranged in the teens and 20s over western and northern
Iowa to the lower 30s across central to southeast portions of the
state. Winds were northerly at about 5 to 10 mph.

A cool and dry day across the region today is forecast with highs
remaining in the 20s and 30s. Warm and breezy weather is anticipated
on Saturday and another mild day is in store for the region by Sunday.
A strong cold front looks to sweep across the region Monday and will
bring blustery northwest winds and much colder temperatures Tuesday
and Wednesday. Sub-zero wind chills are anticipated by Tuesday and
Wednesday morning.

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KLP

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
137 AM CST Sat Dec 7 2019

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 10.03 -0.09 -0.35 477 00:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.25 0.00 -0.05 01:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 6.85 -0.07 -0.30 660 01:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 7.07 -0.04 -0.12 01:00
Marshalltown 19.0 2050 M
Tama US 63 20.0 11.87 -0.06 -0.18 01:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.26 -0.01 -0.05 1 00:00
New Providence 3.98 -0.06 -0.16 270 00:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 3.19 -0.04 -0.08 98 01:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 5.00 0.00 -0.06 01:00

Richland Creek
Haven 11.01 -0.01 -0.07 44 01:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.14 -0.05 -0.16 193 01:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.99 0.01 -0.03 50 01:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.13 0.01 0.00 1970 35 01:15
Janesville 13.0 3.14 -0.05 -0.18 2170 00:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 82.86 -0.08 -0.33 6940 00:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.65 -0.01 -0.13 7640 01:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 9.10 -0.07 -0.13 1480 00:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.52 -0.03 -0.13 2420 00:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.75 -0.01 -0.09 741 00:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 5.18 -0.02 -0.03 01:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.82 -0.02 -0.16 331 01:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 277 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 3.19 0.00 -0.09 294 01:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 4.16 -0.04 -0.10 353 01:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.77 -0.04 -0.15 479 01:00
Colfax 18.0 8.92 -0.03 -0.13 752 00:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 10.66 -0.04 -0.15 1580 00:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.22 -0.02 -0.08 240 01:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.48 -0.03 -0.13 225 01:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 4.29 -0.03 -0.12 01:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 4.00 -0.05 -0.08 1410 01:15
Humboldt 10.0 6.27 0.07 0.04 2070 01:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 3.27 -0.04 -0.13 01:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 11.83 -0.08 -0.27 1240 01:15
Dakota City 20.0 10.78 0.02 -0.09 1720 01:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.58 -0.03 -0.10 01:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 6.03 -0.02 -0.05 4420 01:00
Stratford 19.0 9.51 -0.05 -0.22 6370 01:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 838.21 -0.03 -0.11 6370 01:00
Tail/Est Outflow 8.44 -0.01 -0.16 7340 01:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 16.11 -0.01 -0.06 6890 36 01:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 16.42 -0.01 -0.23 10200 01:00
Swan 47.97 -0.06 -0.28 9870 36 01:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 744.32 -0.04 -0.14 9870 01:15
Tail/Est Outflow 90.12 -0.01 -0.01 12000 01:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 6.53 0.00 0.00 12600 01:15
Eddyville 63.0 54.11 -0.01 0.04 01:15
Ottumwa 11.5 6.80 0.00 0.15 13400 01:20

Boone River
Goldfield 10.64 -0.06 -0.22 550 01:15
Webster City 14.0 4.22 -0.01 -0.19 1130 37 01:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 38.58 -0.03 -0.07 01:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.96 0.00 -0.02 01:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 12.20 -0.04 -0.12 01:15
Grimes 14.0 4.63 -0.03 -0.11 297 01:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 8.94 -0.02 -0.11 633 37 01:15
Lanesboro 15.0 10.33 -0.02 -0.13 01:15
Jefferson 19.0 1380 12 M
Perry 15.0 7.14 -0.06 -0.25 01:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.92 0.01 0.01 01:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.88 0.00 01:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 10.39 -0.02 -0.09 315 01:15
Panora 11.0 4.85 -0.06 -0.11 303 36 01:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.52 0.00 -0.08 01:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.56 -0.03 -0.04 686 35 00:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.46 -0.04 -0.16 2810 36 01:00
West Des Moines 29.84 -0.05 -0.19 00:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 23.65 -0.04 -0.18 2920 01:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 3.80 -0.01 -0.20 3130 00:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 2.62 0.01 125 01:20
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.54 0.00 -0.01 387 01:26
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.43 -0.02 -0.05 42 00:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.08 0.00 -0.05 32 01:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.01 0.00 -0.05 53 00:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 7.32 -0.03 -0.12 179 01:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.82 -0.02 -0.05 170 01:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.09 0.00 -0.06 76 01:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.80 -0.02 -0.07 55 01:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.68 -0.01 -0.11 18 01:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.29 -0.02 -0.06 92 01:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.55 -0.01 -0.03 00:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.23 0.00 -0.05 11 01:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.43 -0.01 -0.04 239 01:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.88 -0.01 -0.03 8 00:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.43 0.00 -0.03 143 01:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 5.52 -0.04 -0.14 38 00:45
Moulton 36.0 18.97 -0.03 -0.09 77 00:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.44 -0.01 -0.06 30 00:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 905.86 -0.02 -0.04
Tail/Est Outflow 2.29 0.00 0.00 19 01:00
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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 November 2015  November 2015  November 2015
 March 2015  March 2015  March 2015
 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 FRI DEC 06 2019

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 1206 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 * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 1.0 / 0.20
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-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-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : 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-14 : DRAKESVILLE 4.7 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 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-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-95 : DES MOINES 3.7 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-98 : DES MOINES 5.3 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-TY-04 : BEDFORD 0.5 NW * : 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-04 : PROMISE CITY 0.6 W * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-07 : ALLERTON 5.1 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-11 : SEYMOUR 6.7 SSW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-05 : BADGER 3.1 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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