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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
400 AM CDT WED OCT 27 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>046-271000-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 52 46 82 SE17 29.71F
CHEROKEE * RAIN 51 47 88 S3 29.73R
DENISON * CLOUDY 55 45 67 SE9G22 29.70S
LE MARS * CLOUDY 52 50 93 SE14 29.66F
MAURICE * MOCLDY 50 48 93 SE17 29.66F
SHELDON * CLOUDY 50 48 93 SE14G22 29.68F
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 52 48 86 E14 29.65F
SPENCER CLOUDY 53 43 68 SE14G21 29.75R
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-271000-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 55 48 76 SE8 29.70R
AUDUBON * CLOUDY 55 46 71 SE18 29.72F
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 57 46 67 S10G18 29.71S
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 55 46 71 SE20G28 29.65F
CRESTON * CLOUDY 54 48 82 SE16G23 29.72F
HARLAN * CLOUDY 54 48 82 SE10G20 29.69F
LAMONI MOCLDY 53 42 66 SE8G21 29.76F
RED OAK * CLOUDY 57 46 67 SE17 29.68F
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 57 48 72 SE13G22 29.67R
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-271000-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 51 42 71 SE16G26 29.81F
ANKENY * CLOUDY 52 45 76 SE17 29.81F
BOONE * CLOUDY 50 46 87 SE20 29.80F
CHARITON * CLOUDY 52 45 76 SE15G22 29.79F
DES MOINES CLOUDY 53 43 68 SE14G29 29.79F
GRINNELL* CLOUDY 51 44 77 SE17 29.88S
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 52 43 71 SE14G23 29.82F
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 49 42 77 SE21G29 29.85F
NEWTON * CLOUDY 50 45 81 SE20 29.83F
PELLA * N/A 52 44 75 SE13 29.85F
PERRY * N/A 53 46 79 SE15G21 29.77S
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-271000-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * CLOUDY 50 46 87 SE16G28 29.76F
CLARION * CLOUDY 50 43 76 SE22G29 29.81F
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 50 44 80 SE23G35 29.74F
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 51 43 74 SE16G23 29.77F
MASON CITY LGT RAIN 49 40 71 SE21G32 29.86S
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 48 41 76 SE20G29 29.83S
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 52 45 76 SE17G26 29.79F
IOWA FALLS * CLOUDY 50 44 79 SE21G28 29.85S
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-271000-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLOUDY 47 41 80 SE14 29.92S
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 48 41 76 SE17 29.89F
CLINTON * PTCLDY 42 42 100 E12 29.99R
DECORAH * CLOUDY 45 43 93 SE12G18 29.93F
DUBUQUE PTCLDY 43 40 89 SE7 29.98S
MONTICELLO * CLOUDY 46 45 93 SE12 29.96S
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 46 41 81 SE17 29.94R
WATERLOO CLOUDY 50 40 68 SE13G22 29.90S
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-271000-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT PTCLDY 45 40 82 E12 29.99R
IOWA CITY MOCLDY 47 38 71 E8 29.95F
MT. PLEASANT * MOCLDY 46 41 81 SE8 29.93S
MUSCATINE * MOCLDY 46 43 87 SE7 29.96S
QUAD CITIES PTCLDY 44 40 85 E8 29.97R
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-271000-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOCLDY 47 40 76 SE9 29.94R
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 48 43 81 SE15 29.89S
FORT MADISON * N/A 46 41 81 SE8 29.93S
KEOKUK * N/A 48 43 81 SE14 29.91S
OSKALOOSA * CLOUDY 51 43 74 SE17 29.87F
CENTERVILLE * FAIR 50 46 87 E14G20 29.84F
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 50 42 74 SE15G23 29.87R
WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 46 46 100 SE14 29.91S
$$

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
402 AM CDT Wed Oct 27 2021

Skies were cloudy across Iowa overnight with brisk southeast winds
and a few areas of showers and brief thunderstorms, mainly northwest
thus far. Temperatures heading toward daybreak were in the middle 40s
east to middle 50s west. The southeast winds reached sustained speeds
of 10 to 20 mph with gusts from 20 to 30 mph central and west.

Areas of showers and thunderstorms are expected to slowly advance west
to east across the Midwest today from mainly along and west of the
Missouri Valley early this morning, to centered along the Interstate
35 corridor this evening, and then eventually to the Mississippi
Valley late Thursday. Although the thunderstorm potential should
diminish later today, the slow movement of this system and prolonged
rain chances may result in widespread one to two inch rain accumulations
before ending west to east late Thursday into Friday morning. Severe
weather is not anticipated. Highs will be no better than the middle
50s into tomorrow, with brisk north winds and intermittent rain making
it feel even cooler.

The outlook for the weekend looks better however with dry conditions
expected. Temperatures should remain fairly seasonal, with highs
across the Midwest in the 50s or lower 60s Saturday before a cold
front drops highs into the middle 40s to middle 50s Sunday.

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Small

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
437 AM CDT Wed Oct 27 2021

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 9.00 -0.02 0.06 301 03:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.72 -0.04 -0.15 04:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 3.72 -0.03 0.07 96 04:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 5.78 0.01 0.00 04:00
Marshalltown 19.0 9.35 0.01 0.10 280 04:00
Tama US 63 20.0 7.25 -0.01 -0.17 04:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.25 -0.07 -0.43 2 03:00
New Providence 3.59 -0.13 0.30 88 03:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 2.77 -0.06 -0.31 66 03:15

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.47 0.01 -0.39 04:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.47 -0.07 -0.41 30 04:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.13 -0.21 -1.49 176 04:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 1.30 -0.01 -0.13 9 04:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 4.04 -0.01 0.09 363 50 04:15
Janesville 13.0 1.63 0.04 0.00 654 03:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 78.87 0.02 0.03 1280 03:45
Waterloo 13.0 5.82 0.01 0.05 1670 04:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 5.79 0.04 0.09 161 03:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 13.5 7.80 -0.01 -0.02 339 03:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 3.39 -0.01 -0.02 102 03:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.13 -0.03 -0.05 04:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 2.30 -0.07 0.55 151 04:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 241 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 2.59 -0.13 -0.78 442 04:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 2.44 -0.12 -0.46 393 04:00
Ames McFarland Park 2.37 -0.11 -0.44 155 04:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.93 -0.09 -0.29 148 04:00
Ames US 30 21.5 10.99 -0.13 -0.39 334 04:00
Colfax 18.0 7.94 0.04 0.02 307 03:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 8.38 0.15 -0.24 409 03:30

Ioway Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd 1.35 -0.08 -0.49 6 03:00
Ames Hwy E18 1.45 -0.04 16 04:00
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 1.41 -0.07 -0.20 57 04:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 3.20 -0.05 -0.30 8 04:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 3.65 -0.02 0.00 04:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 2.65 0.01 0.08 791 04:15
Humboldt 10.0 4.63 0.04 0.24 790 04:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.61 0.00 0.09 04:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 7.12 0.03 0.02 84 04:15
Dakota City 20.0 7.88 -0.01 0.01 155 04:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 4.77 0.06 0.02 04:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 4.20 0.04 0.19 852 04:00
Stratford 19.0 5.68 0.05 0.04 932 04:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 838.23 0.02 -0.10 932 04:00
Tail/Est Outflow 3.41 0.01 -0.68 1000 04:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 15.36 -0.02 -0.31 998 56 04:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 10.24 -0.04 -0.61 1630 04:00
Swan 45.47 -0.22 -0.41 6720 52 04:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 744.47 -0.06 -0.23 6720 04:15
Tail/Est Outflow 87.42 0.00 0.04 6340 58 04:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 4.72 -0.01 -0.09 6510 04:15
Eddyville 63.0 51.05 -0.06 -0.46 04:15
Ottumwa 11.5 3.71 0.22 -0.23 8000 55 04:20

Boone River
Goldfield 8.43 -0.01 0.04 136 04:15
Webster City 14.0 2.49 0.05 0.31 221 50 04:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 38.43 0.01 0.06 04:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.07 0.03 0.04 04:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 11.07 -0.07 0.33 04:15
Grimes 14.0 3.05 0.02 -0.12 38 04:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 7.46 0.00 0.39 167 50 04:15
Lanesboro 7.82 0.04 -0.02 04:15
Jefferson 19.0 121 5 M
Perry 15.0 3.26 -0.02 -0.10 04:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 6.34 -0.02 -0.01 04:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 4.63 -0.08 -0.15 04:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 9.09 -0.07 -0.52 52 04:15
Panora 11.0 4.30 0.02 0.05 72 -182 04:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.38 -0.02 0.01 04:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 2.63 0.03 -0.03 215 52 03:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 2.63 -0.03 -0.10 349 52 04:00
West Des Moines 26.53 -0.04 -0.02 374 03:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 20.33 -0.03 -0.03 476 04:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 3.11 -0.04 -0.10 380 03:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.65 -0.02 71 23:01
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.55 0.00 0.00 390 04:22
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.59 -0.02 -0.40 80 03:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.18 -0.06 -0.49 28 04:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.40 -0.08 -0.52 50 03:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 6.70 -0.25 -2.01 156 04:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.49 -0.10 -0.42 120 04:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 7.15 -0.28 -1.62 416 04:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 7.13 -0.14 -1.47 113 04:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 9.34 -0.17 -1.31 58 04:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.60 -0.16 -1.28 205 04:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.79 0.06 -0.06 03:45


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 126 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.15 -0.03 -0.34 1 03:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 2.37 -0.25 -1.79 616 04:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 7.12 -0.76 -2.97 134 03:45
Moulton 36.0 19.56 -0.29 -1.63 136 03:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.55 -0.10 -0.62 30 03:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 904.46 0.04 0.05
Tail/Est Outflow 2.08 -0.01 0.00 7 04:00
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 TUE OCT 26 2021

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 1026 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-DV-09 : BLOOMFIELD 4.3 SSW * : 0.50 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / 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-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : 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-33 : WAUKEE 1.6 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-03 : BLOOMFIELD 8.6 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-13 : DRAKESVILLE 7.4 NNW * : 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-HD-08 : ELDORA 1.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PC-08 : FONDA 4.5 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-93 : JOHNSTON 2.6 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-SR-02 : AMES 1.5 NNE * : 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-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-WR-15 : NORWALK 1.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-03 : SEYMOUR 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-07 : ALLERTON 5.1 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WB-15 : CLARE 5.2 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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