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Iowa Surface Observations


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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1000 AM CST MON NOV 19 2018

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>046-191700-
NORTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CARROLL * CLOUDY 32 27 80 N13 30.07R WCI 22
DENISON * CLOUDY 32 25 74 N9 30.10R WCI 24
LE MARS * CLOUDY 28 21 74 N14 30.13R WCI 17
SHELDON * CLOUDY 25 21 86 N13G20 30.11R WCI 13
SIOUX CITY CLOUDY 32 25 75 N10 30.13R WCI 24
SPENCER CLOUDY 25 20 81 N13 30.11R WCI 14
STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 27 23 86 N13G20 30.07R WCI 16
$$

IAZ055>058-069>071-079>083-090>094-191700-
SOUTHWEST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ATLANTIC * CLOUDY 34 27 75 N10 30.07S WCI 26
CLARINDA * CLOUDY 27 23 86 CALM 30.11S
COUNCIL BLFS * MOSUNNY 36 27 69 NW7 30.08R WCI 30
HARLAN * N/A N/A N/A N/A MISG N/A
LAMONI PTSUNNY 29 24 82 W7 30.06R WCI 22
SHENANDOAH * MOSUNNY 32 27 80 W6 30.10R WCI 26
$$

IAZ047>049-059>061-072>074-084-191700-
CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
AMES SUNNY 32 24 72 NW13 30.05R WCI 22
ANKENY * CLOUDY 32 23 69 MISG 30.07S
BOONE * SUNNY 32 25 74 NW10 30.04R WCI 24
DES MOINES CLOUDY 32 23 69 NW12 30.06R WCI 23
KNOXVILLE * CLOUDY 28 27 93 W13 30.06R WCI 18
MARSHALLTOWN SUNNY 28 23 81 W8 30.03S WCI 20
NEWTON * SUNNY 30 23 74 W10 30.05R WCI 21
PELLA * SUNNY 31 22 71 W8 30.07S WCI 23
$$

IAZ004>006-015-016-023>025-035-036-191700-
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
ESTHERVILLE CLOUDY 23 21 92 N17 30.09R WCI 9
FORT DODGE * CLOUDY 29 23 78 N8G16 30.08R WCI 21
MASON CITY CLOUDY 26 23 88 NW17 30.04R WCI 13
FOREST CITY * CLOUDY 28 27 93 NW14G21 30.05R WCI 17
$$

IAZ007>011-017>019-026>030-037>042-050>054-066-191700-
NORTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 28 22 78 SW6 30.03F WCI 22
CHARLES CITY * FAIR 23 18 80 NW5 30.03R WCI 17
CLINTON * FAIR 31 28 89 SW10 30.07F WCI 22
DECORAH * FAIR 23 16 74 VRB3 30.01R
DUBUQUE FAIR 24 18 77 SW9 30.02F WCI 14
MONTICELLO * FAIR 27 21 80 S6 30.04S WCI 20
WATERLOO FAIR 27 19 72 W8 30.03S WCI 19
$$

IAZ064-065-067-068-078-191700-
EAST CENTRAL IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
DAVENPORT FAIR 31 25 78 SW6 30.08S WCI 25
IOWA CITY FAIR 29 24 82 SW6 30.08S WCI 23
MUSCATINE * CLOUDY 30 27 86 S6 30.09S WCI 24
QUAD CITIES FAIR 33 27 78 SW7 30.07F WCI 27
$$

IAZ062-063-075>077-085>089-095>099-191700-
SOUTHEAST IOWA

CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BURLINGTON MOSUNNY 31 27 85 SW8 30.09S WCI 23
FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 28 23 80 SW10 30.06S WCI 19
FORT MADISON * MOSUNNY 34 28 80 SW8 30.09F WCI 27
KEOKUK * SUNNY 34 30 86 SW9 30.09F WCI 26
OSKALOOSA * FAIR 25 24 95 W3 30.07S
OTTUMWA CLOUDY 29 24 82 W8 30.06S WCI 21
WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 28 28 100 SW10 30.08S WCI 19
$$

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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U.S. Surface Map

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Iowa Weather Summary


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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
417 AM CST Mon Nov 19 2018

Mid and high level cloudiness continued to move south and east through
Iowa early this morning but there was no precipitation. Overnight
temperatures fell into the teens and 20s, and even the single digits
in spots southwest, but had bottomed out and were now steady or
slowly rising heading toward daybreak. This was due to the
aforementioned clouds and south to southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.

The primary weather themes as we head through the week toward
Thanksgiving will be dry conditions and slowly moderating
temperatures. Highs across the region today will be in the 20s north
to lower 40s south and eventually the 30s and 40s Wednesday and 40s
and 50s by Thanksgiving.

This dry stretch will come to an end after Thanksgiving however.
Chances for rain return to the forecast Friday, possibly with some
brief light snow early, and additional chances for rain or snow that
could impact return travel Sunday.

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Small

River Summary


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Hydrologic Summary
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
937 AM CST Mon Nov 19 2018

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 9.27 -0.11 -0.29 280 08:45

West Main Drainage Ditch 1-2
Britt 74.82 -0.01 0.00 09:15

Iowa River
Rowan 12.5 5.67 0.03 -0.05 313 09:00
Steamboat Rock 11.0 6.96 0.00 -0.03 09:00
Marshalltown 19.0 11.97 -0.06 -0.11 1860 09:00
Tama US 63 20.0 11.54 -0.04 -0.16 09:00

S Fk Iowa River
Blairsburg 4.55 -0.01 0.00 8 08:00
New Providence 3.93 0.00 -0.02 222 08:45

Timber Creek
Marshalltown 3.59 -0.02 0.00 125 09:00

Deer Creek
Toledo 4.93 0.00 0.01 09:00

Richland Creek
Haven 10.88 -0.02 -0.01 47 09:00

Salt Creek
Elberon 16.0 7.21 0.01 0.01 216 09:00

Walnut Creek
Hartwick 2.33 0.00 0.00 49 09:00

Cedar River
Waverly 12.0 5.08 0.00 0.00 1260 33 09:15
Janesville 13.0 2.71 -0.04 -0.12 1770 08:45
Cedar Falls 88.0 82.20 -0.05 -0.18 5790 08:45
Waterloo 13.0 7.27 -0.02 -0.06 6030 09:00

W Fk Cedar River
Finchford 17.0 8.61 -0.03 -0.11 1010 08:45

Shell Rock River
Nora Springs M
Rockford M
Shell Rock 13.5 9.11 -0.01 -0.08 1770 08:45

Winnebago River
Mason City 10.0 4.26 -0.01 0.00 457 08:30
Rockford M

Clear Lake
Clear Lake 4.99 0.04 0.02 09:00

Beaver Creek...Northeast Iowa
New Hartford 12.5 4.08 0.00 -0.04 293 09:00

Black Hawk Creek
Hudson 14.0 7.50 0.02 -0.01 380 08:45

Wolf Creek
Dysart 356 M

S Skunk River
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames McFarland Park M
Ames W Riverside Rd 12.5 4.04 0.00 0.00 369 09:00
Ames US 30 21.5 11.51 0.01 0.00 432 09:00
Colfax 18.0 8.92 -0.02 -0.12 717 08:45
Oskaloosa 24.5 10.79 -0.05 -0.18 1510 08:30

Squaw Creek
Ames Cameron School Rd M
Ames Hwy E18 M
Ames Lincoln Way 10.0 2.13 0.00 0.04 204 09:00

Indian Creek
Mingo 4.47 0.01 0.00 236 09:15

W Fk Des Moines River
Estherville 8.0 4.28 0.04 -0.06 09:00
Emmetsburg 11.0 3.92 -0.09 -0.29 1350 09:15
Humboldt 10.0 6.20 0.00 -0.05 2130 09:15

Pilot Creek
Rolfe 7.0 2.74 -0.01 0.05 09:15

E Fk Des Moines River
Algona 17.0 9.50 -0.26 -0.53 584 09:15
Dakota City 20.0 9.79 -0.02 -0.07 984 09:00

Lizard Creek
Fort Dodge 5.59 -0.10 -0.02 09:15

Des Moines River
Fort Dodge 10.5 5.75 -0.01 -0.04 3510 09:00
Stratford 21.0 8.65 -0.02 -0.17 4460 09:00

Saylorville Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 884.0 842.01 -0.25 -1.09 4460 09:00
Tail/Est Outflow 9.38 -0.02 -0.08 7950 09:00
Normal Pool...836.0

Des Moines 2nd Ave 23.0 16.81 -0.02 -0.08 8280 36 09:15
Des Moines SE 6th St 24.0 17.15 -0.04 -0.16 11600 09:00
Swan 64.76 -0.13 -0.48 22800 37 09:15

Red Rock Reservoir
Pool/Est Inflow 780.0 764.33 -0.08 -0.46 22800 09:15
Tail/Est Outflow 692.19 -1.23 -1.25 21100 09:15
Normal Pool...742.0

Tracy 14.0 9.46 -0.01 -0.02 22800 09:15
Eddyville 63.0 58.15 -0.03 -0.04 09:15
Ottumwa 11.5 8.41 -0.01 0.04 23500 09:20

Boone River
Goldfield 9.43 -0.01 -0.02 256 09:15
Webster City 14.0 3.19 -0.01 -0.03 594 33 09:00

Big Creek Ponding Area
Polk City 35.95 -0.15 -0.55 09:15

Big Creek Lake
Polk City 19.65 0.00 -0.01 09:15

Beaver Creek...Central Iowa
Woodward 19.0 11.98 0.04 0.07 09:15
Grimes 14.0 4.50 0.00 -0.06 206 09:15

N Raccoon River
Sac City 13.0 8.48 0.03 0.04 537 34 09:15
Lanesboro 15.0 10.22 0.00 -0.04 09:15
Jefferson 19.0 6.55 -0.01 -0.07 1270 34 09:15
Perry 15.0 6.83 0.02 -0.10 09:15

Black Hawk Lake
Lake View 7.72 -0.01 0.00 09:15

Buttrick Creek
Grand Junction 13.0 5.49 0.12 0.00 09:15

Middle Raccoon River
Bayard 10.62 0.02 0.03 311 09:15
Panora 11.0 4.89 0.01 0.03 346 36 09:15

Lake Panorama
Panora 45.55 -0.01 0.00 09:15

S Raccoon River
Redfield 20.0 3.47 0.00 -0.11 623 08:45

Raccoon River
Van Meter 17.0 5.23 -0.05 -0.15 2480 34 09:00
West Des Moines 29.61 -0.04 -0.17 08:45
Des Moines IA 28 36.0 23.66 -0.07 -0.16 2570 09:15
Des Moines Fleur Dr 12.0 3.77 -0.03 -0.16 2120 08:45

Jordan Creek
West Des Moines M

Walnut Creek
Waukee 156th St 9.0 6.60 4.93 0.00 394 22:00
Clive I-80/35 9.0 3.74 0.00 434 01:46
Des Moines 63rd St 14.0 3.54 0.10 0.07 40 08:45

Fourmile Creek
Ankeny NE 86th Ave 11.0 2.30 0.00 0.02 34 09:15
Altoona I-80 1.95 -0.14 0.00 09:01
Des Moines Easton Blvd 12.5 4.25 0.01 0.01 63 08:30

North River
Norwalk 22.0 6.88 -0.04 -0.16 172 09:15

Middle River
Indianola 23.0 7.53 -0.15 -0.19 131 09:15

South River
Ackworth 29.0 5.94 0.04 0.18 85 09:15

White Breast Creek
Melcher-Dallas 23.0 6.66 0.08 0.18 72 09:15

English Creek
Knoxville 21.0 9.21 0.12 -0.90 26 09:15

Cedar Creek
Bussey 25.0 4.99 -0.09 -0.19 52 09:15

Bear Creek
Ottumwa US 34 79.64 -0.04 -0.06 08:45

Fox River
Bloomfield 2.66 0.01 0.07 09:00


...Missouri River Basin...

E Nishnabotna River
Atlantic 19.0 3.48 0.01 -0.01 425 09:00

E Fk 102 River
Bedford 24.0 10.95 -0.02 0.00 15 08:45

Thompson River
Davis City 12.0 1.57 0.11 -0.01 217 09:00

Chariton River
Chariton 19.5 5.25 -0.02 0.00 3 08:45
Moulton 36.0 24.72 0.00 -0.03 1350 08:45

S Fk Chariton River
Promise City 25.0 3.31 0.05 0.10 13 08:45

Rathbun Reservoir
Pool 926.0 906.70 -0.03 -0.19
Tail/Est Outflow 8.76 0.01 0.00 1140 09:00
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 CST MON NOV 19 2018

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 1119 C DH07/PP/SF/SD/SW
:
:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA
:
: SNOW SNOW WATER
: PCPN FALL DEPTH EQUIV
:
IA-WP-11 : BLAKESBURG 4.4 NE * : 0.00 / MM / 7.0 / MM
IA-CL-04 : MURRAY 1.7 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 5.0 / MM
IA-CL-03 : MURRAY 0.5 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 4.8 / MM
IA-TY-02 : NEW MARKET 4.7 N * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 3.5 / MM
IA-UN-03 : MURRAY 5.7 SW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 3.5 / MM
IA-AP-08 : CENTERVILLE 5.6 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 2.5 / 0.02
IA-DV-10 : BLOOMFIELD 8.4 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 2.5 / 0.14
IA-BH-07 : CEDAR FALLS 1.4 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 2.0 / MM
IA-KS-04 : ALGONA 0.7 SE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 1.5 / 0.04
IA-BN-12 : BOONE 4.5 WSW * : 0.00 / MM / T / T
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-PK-88 : DES MOINES 5.4 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 0.00
IA-PK-93 : JOHNSTON 2.6 W * : 0.00 / 0.0 / 0.0 / MM
IA-AP-09 : NUMA 1.7 W * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-AP-10 : PLANO 1.9 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-BU-03 : CLARKSVILLE 0.2 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CH-02 : MANSON 1.4 NE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-CR-09 : ARCADIA 5.4 S * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DL-22 : WAUKEE 1.2 ENE * : 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-13 : DRAKESVILLE 7.4 NNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-DV-14 : DRAKESVILLE 4.7 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-DV-16 : BLOOMFIELD 4.7 SSE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-HM-01 : WEBSTER CITY 0.5 NW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-KS-05 : BURT 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-03 : DES MOINES 4.5 WNW * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-14 : ANKENY 2.3 WNW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-73 : DES MOINES 4.1 N * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-PK-89 : ANKENY 3.7 NNE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-PK-98 : DES MOINES 5.3 NW * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-SR-33 : STORY CITY 1.5 SSE * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-UN-01 : CRESTON 0.7 NE * : 0.00 / 0.0 / MM / MM
IA-WY-04 : PROMISE CITY 0.6 W * : 0.00 / MM / MM / MM
IA-WY-09 : CORYDON 7.7 SSE * : 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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