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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1100 AM CDT FRI MAY 20 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>046-201700-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 59 41 51 NW13 29.55S
DENISON * MOSUNNY 57 43 58 NW13 29.60R
LE MARS * CLOUDY 57 43 58 W13G20 29.58R
MAURICE * CLOUDY 57 43 58 W22 29.56
SHELDON * PTSUNNY 57 39 51 W18G26 29.55R
SIOUX CITY PTSUNNY 60 40 47 W13G21 29.58R
SPENCER CLOUDY 57 45 64 W17 29.55R
STORM LAKE * MOSUNNY 55 45 67 W16 29.57R
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-201700-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 59 48 67 NW12 29.56R
AUDUBON * N/A 57 45 62 NW7 29.57R
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 61 46 59 MISG 29.58R
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY 57 41 54 NW12 29.58
CRESTON * CLOUDY 59 57 94 N13 29.54R
HARLAN * CLOUDY 57 45 62 NW14 29.59R
LAMONI CLOUDY 59 52 77 N13 29.51R
RED OAK * CLOUDY 59 46 63 NW12G17 29.58R
SHENANDOAH * CLOUDY 61 46 59 N12 29.57R
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-201700-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES CLOUDY 58 51 78 NW9 29.53R
ANKENY * CLOUDY 59 50 72 NW14 29.53R
BOONE * CLOUDY 57 57 100 NW7 29.54R
CHARITON * CLOUDY 61 55 82 N12G17 29.50
DES MOINES CLOUDY 59 49 69 NW12 29.51R
GRINNELL* CLOUDY 62 55 77 NW13 29.52R
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 61 52 72 N14 29.49S
MARSHALLTOWN CLOUDY 58 52 80 NW10 29.50R
NEWTON * CLOUDY 61 55 82 NW13 29.50R
PELLA * CLOUDY 61 52 71 N10G17 29.50R
PERRY * CLOUDY 59 48 66 NW10 29.54S
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-201700-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ALGONA * PTSUNNY 55 50 82 W14 29.53R
CLARION * CLOUDY 61 45 55 NW14 29.53R
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 56 45 66 W17 29.52R
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 57 44 62 NW9 29.55R
MASON CITY CLOUDY 55 49 80 NW9 29.52S
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 54 45 71 W10 29.53R
WEBSTER CITY * CLOUDY 57 48 72 NW15 29.52R
IOWA FALLS * CLOUDY 58 51 78 NW12 29.53R
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-201700-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS CLOUDY 68 52 56 N13G24 29.44R
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY 57 54 88 NW14 29.50S
CLINTON * CLOUDY 74 67 78 SW24 29.39F
DECORAH * CLOUDY 57 57 100 VRB5 29.47R
DUBUQUE LGT RAIN 63 59 87 N10 29.41S
MONTICELLO * N/A N/A N/A N/A MISG N/A
OELWEIN * CLOUDY 59 54 82 NW14G20 29.48R
WATERLOO CLOUDY 60 52 74 NW13 29.48R
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-201700-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT CLOUDY 74 66 76 W15G24 29.41F
IOWA CITY CLOUDY 68 53 58 N8 29.45R
MT. PLEASANT * PTSUNNY 64 63 94 N9 29.45R
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 64 63 94 NW9 29.44R
QUAD CITIES CLOUDY 78 67 68 SW16G23 29.39S HX 80
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-201700-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON CLOUDY 77 67 71 SW16G28 29.42R
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 64 61 88 NW8 29.46R
FORT MADISON * N/A 72 66 83 NW8 29.44R
KEOKUK * CLOUDY 77 72 83 SW7 29.43R
OSKALOOSA * CLOUDY 65 55 69 N16 29.49
CENTERVILLE * CLOUDY 61 55 82 N9 29.50R
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 62 56 80 N10 29.47R
WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 66 59 77 N7 29.44R
$$

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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IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-033>039-044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1027 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022

It is a cloudy and dreary morning across the state. Temperatures this
morning are in the mid to upper 50s with areas in the southeastern
portions of the state reaching the low 60s. Winds from the northwest
remain light to breezy around 15 to 20 mph.

Temperatures today are forecasted to be in the mid to upper 60s
across much of the state with areas in far southeastern portions
reaching into the lower 70s. Cloudy skies will affect the state today
with some areas seeing brief sunshine. Lingering showers are sliding
eastward out of the area this morning and afternoon. Once these storms
exit, the topic of discussion will be the turn to cooler temperatures
this weekend into next week. A couple of chilly mornings may even see
some frost potential across parts of northern Iowa, with the best
chance Sunday morning. Period showers and non- severe storms will move
through the area as well, but nothing to be concerned about at this
point in time.

$$

Viken/Krull

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1037 AM CDT Fri May 20 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 8.64 0.00 0.02 251 09:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 75.21 -0.04 -0.06 10:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 5.03 0.00 -0.10 281 10:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.20 0.00 -0.04 10:00
Marshalltown 19.0 11.12 0.01 -0.09 1370 10:00
Tama US 63 20.0 10.29 -0.04 -0.18 10:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.73 -0.07 -0.05 4 09:00
New Providence 3.69 0.02 -0.02 176 09:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 14.0 4.15 -0.07 -0.35 146 10:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 11.0 5.03 0.00 -0.02 10:00

Richland Creek
Haven 11.19 0.00 -0.07 41 10:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 6.87 0.00 -0.04 137 10:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 14.0 2.17 -0.02 -0.08 54 10:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.02 -0.01 0.00 1510 66 10:15
Janesville 13.0 2.38 -0.01 -0.02 1430 09:45
Cedar Falls 89.0 80.59 -0.02 -0.13 4400 09:45
Waterloo 13.0 6.77 -0.03 -0.06 4660 10:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 7.64 -0.02 -0.07 740 09:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
IFC--Rockford Foothill M
Shell Rock 13.5 8.81 0.01 -0.02 1330 09:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 5.79 -0.04 -0.09 245 09:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.94 0.00 0.01 10:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 3.72 -0.01 -0.05 346 10:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 219 M

Wolf Creek
Dysart 12.0 3.14 0.00 -0.02 224 10:15

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 2.47 0.03 -0.07 401 10:00
Ames McFarland Park 2.47 -0.01 -0.10 164 10:00
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 3.93 -0.01 -0.07 249 10:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.53 0.04 -0.05 410 10:00
Colfax 18.0 9.11 -0.06 -0.28 768 09:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 11.26 -0.24 0.50 1820 09:30

Ioway Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.00 0.01 -0.02 164 10:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.75 -0.04 -0.22 282 10:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 10.0 6.73 -0.03 0.08 10:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 6.02 0.07 0.21 2520 10:15
Humboldt 10.0 6.66 0.01 0.05 2530 10:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.73 -0.02 0.03 10:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 8.78 -0.01 -0.05 437 10:15
Dakota City 20.0 9.12 0.00 0.00 752 10:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.23 0.01 -0.04 10:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 5.76 -0.01 -0.01 3400 10:00
Stratford 19.0 8.52 0.01 -0.04 4540 10:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 836.30 -0.05 -0.13 4540 10:00
Tail/Est Outflow 6.95 -0.13 -0.27 5240 10:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 15.53 -0.02 -0.13 5980 68 10:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 15.19 0.18 0.22 9040 10:00
Swan 46.77 0.00 -0.15 8510 70 10:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 741.48 -0.01 -0.13 8510 10:15
Tail/Est Outflow 88.77 -0.32 -0.37 9560 72 10:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 5.81 -0.01 -0.24 9830 10:15
Eddyville 63.0 52.98 0.00 -0.45 10:15
Ottumwa 11.5 5.01 -0.02 -0.17 11700 73 10:20

Boone River
Goldfield 9.05 0.00 -0.04 290 10:15
Webster City 14.0 3.18 -0.02 -0.06 630 65 10:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 36.67 -0.05 -0.19 10:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 20.23 -0.04 -0.16 10:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 12.93 -0.10 -0.38 10:15
Grimes 14.0 5.39 -0.09 0.16 532 10:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 8.02 -0.01 -0.04 472 65 10:15
Lanesboro 9.32 0.00 -0.07 10:15
Jefferson 19.0 831 20 M
Perry 15.0 5.96 0.10 -0.94 10:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 6.46 -0.06 -0.05 10:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 6.31 -0.03 -0.14 10:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 11.30 -0.16 -0.90 415 10:15
Panora 11.0 5.19 0.00 -0.67 477 -182 10:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.54 -0.02 -0.07 10:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.91 -0.25 0.06 792 68 09:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.50 -0.16 0.64 2920 71 10:00
West Des Moines 29.97 0.16 0.92 09:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 22.90 0.26 0.78 2650 10:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 4.02 0.40 0.83 2920 09:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 1.61 -0.01 67 23:05
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.54 -0.01 -0.01 387 07:47
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.46 -0.01 -0.08 52 09:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.38 -0.03 -0.16 83 10:15
Altoona I-80 M
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.33 -0.02 -0.12 102 09:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 7.24 -0.05 -0.14 209 10:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.89 -0.02 -0.05 249 10:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 6.09 -0.01 -0.02 44 10:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.57 -0.01 -0.05 127 10:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 8.49 -0.01 -0.02 17 10:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 5.03 -0.01 -0.04 70 10:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.43 -0.02 -0.03 09:45


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 442 M

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 11.30 -0.06 -0.26 49 09:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.74 -0.02 -0.10 261 10:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 4.81 0.00 -0.04 21 09:45
Moulton 36.0 19.32 -0.21 -0.77 136 09:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.26 -0.02 -0.10 23 09:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 905.71 0.00 0.01
Tail/Est Outflow 2.29 0.00 0.00 42 10:00
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.

$$


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)
 April 2018  April 2018  April 2018
 March 2018  March 2018  March 2018
 February 2018  February 2018  February 2018
 January 2018  January 2018  January 2018
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 November 2017  November 2017  November 2017
 March 2017  March 2017  March 2017
 February 2017  February 2017  February 2017
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 December 2016  December 2016  December 2016
 November 2016  November 2016  November 2016
 October 2016  October 2016  October 2016
 March 2016  March 2016  March 2016
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 December 2015  December 2015  December 2015
 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 CDT FRI MAY 20 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 0520 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-CG-07 : SWALEDALE 0.0 WNW * : 0.35 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PA-05 : WEST BEND 5.4 W * : 0.28 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-41 : MAXWELL 2.5 N * : 0.22 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.20 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-115 : POLK CITY 1.0 N * : 0.17 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-34 : NEVADA 4.6 S * : 0.17 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-06 : SWEA CITY 4.0 NW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SC-04 : ODEBOLT 4.7 NNW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-02 : AMES 1.5 NNE * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-45 : AMES 2.0 WNW * : 0.15 / MM / MM / MM
IA-KS-05 : BURT 0.5 NW * : 0.12 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-17 : AMES 0.9 ENE * : 0.11 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CF-02 : SCHLESWIG 0.4 NE * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PC-08 : FONDA 4.5 NNW * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-19 : GILBERT 0.2 W * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-03 : FORT DODGE 1.6 ENE * : 0.10 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-21 : JOHNSTON 3.7 NNW * : 0.09 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-DL-26 : DALLAS CENTER 4.1 ENE * : 0.09 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-94 : POLK CITY 0.8 W * : 0.09 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-32 : CLIVE 4.7 WNW * : 0.07 / MM / MM / MM
IA-MD-03 : EARLHAM 2.0 W * : 0.06 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-02 : OSCEOLA 2.5 WSW * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-33 : WAUKEE 1.6 N * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-93 : JOHNSTON 2.6 W * : 0.05 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-31 : DALLAS CENTER 1.5 E * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-15 : CLARE 5.2 WNW * : 0.04 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-17 : DALLAS CENTER 3.9 NNE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-34 : ADEL 0.6 SE * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-04 : PROMISE CITY 0.6 W * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WB-17 : FORT DODGE 1.7 NNW * : 0.03 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-05 : CROMWELL 0.1 S * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-22 : PROLE 1.5 ENE * : 0.02 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-28 : WAUKEE 3.0 SSW * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-GN-04 : CHURDAN 1.0 S * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-07 : ALLERTON 5.1 E * : 0.01 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : T / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : T / 0.0 / 0 / 0.00
IA-PK-37 : WINDSOR HEIGHTS 0.8 SE * : T / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-BH-06 : WATERLOO 1.9 SSE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-BN-03 : OGDEN 1.6 SE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-CR-07 : MANNING 0.2 ESE * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-CS-07 : ANITA 0.6 S * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-07 : BLOOMFIELD 4.2 WNW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-09 : BLOOMFIELD 4.3 SSW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-GT-07 : BAGLEY 0.2 W * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-LC-12 : CHARITON 2.0 WSW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-98 : DES MOINES 5.3 NW * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-10 : ALLERTON 0.8 S * : T / MM / MM / MM
IA-WR-05 : HARTFORD 1.0 E * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0 / MM
IA-DV-02 : MOULTON 3.6 ENE * : 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-PK-83 : ALTOONA 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WR-07 : INDIANOLA 0.8 SSW * : 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-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
:
.END

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