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Sunday Brings Heat Relief For Some; Flash Flood Threat Along Cold Front

A cold front shifting across the Central Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast on Sunday will bring some relief from the heat with cooler and drier air. Excessive heat holds through today for portions of the Plains to the East Coast. Heavy rain from thunderstorms along the front may bring flash flooding. Read More >

Event Overview: December 1st, 2018

A storm system trudged eastward across northern Missouri Saturday, bringing widespread rain to eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, and northeast Missouri on Saturday morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms also developed on Saturday afternoon across west central Illinois along a warm front that lifted into Hancock, McDonough, and Warren Counties. Two brief tornadoes occured in McDonough County along with hail up to the size of pennies.

 

Surrounding Office Event Summaries

 

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Radar Loop  - Courtesy Iowa Environmental Mesonet
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Storm Reports

 

SPC Storm Reports
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
809 PM CST SAT DEC 1 2018

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0759 PM     HEAVY RAIN       1 WNW MORRISON          41.81N 89.98W
12/01/2018  M1.15 INCH       WHITESIDE          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER  

            DAILY TOTAL. 

0457 PM     HAIL             1 NNW MOUNT CARROLL     42.10N 89.98W
12/01/2018  E0.25 INCH       CARROLL            IL   TRAINED SPOTTER  



0342 PM     TORNADO          2 SW BARDOLPH           40.48N 90.59W
12/01/2018                   MCDONOUGH          IL   TRAINED SPOTTER  

            MEDIA RELAYED A SPOTTER REPORT OF A BRIEF 
            TORNADO TOUCH DOWN. TIME AND LOCATION OF THE 
            EVENT WAS ESTIMATED USING RADAR. 

0318 PM     TORNADO          3 NW INDUSTRY           40.36N 90.65W
12/01/2018                   MCDONOUGH          IL   PUBLIC           

            BRIEF TOUCH DOWN BARELY MISSING A HOUSE. 
            TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 
            10 TO 15 SECONDS. 


&&

$$

 


Area Rainfall Amounts

 

24-hr Local Rainfall Map

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24-hr Regional Rainfall Map

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24 hour precipitation reports (in Inches),
for eastern Iowa, northwest and west central Illinois,
and northeast Missouri. Reported between Midnight and 9 AM,
Sunday December 02, 2018.

....IOWA....
Le Claire 1.8 NNE                1.36
Camanche 1.2 W                   1.25
NWS Johnston* 5 NNW              1.09
Ames US 30 2 SSE                 1.06
Bettendorf 2.2 SE                1.03
Perry 0 W                        1.01
De Witt                          1.00
Bettendorf 1.6 WSW               0.98
Boone 1 SSW                      0.96
Hampton 1 N                      0.86
Bellevue LD12                    0.85
Charlotte 1.9 WNW                0.85
Cedar Rapids 2.7 NE              0.84
Marengo 3.6 N                    0.82
Marshalltown 1 NW                0.82
Davenport 0.9 SSW                0.81
Amana 4.7 W                      0.78
Davenport 0.9 WNW                0.77
Iowa City Arpt                   0.77
Fayette 1 NW                     0.75
Davenport Arpt 5 N               0.73
Maquoketa 4 W                    0.73
Eldridge 0.7 SSW                 0.73
Fairfax 4.0 NW                   0.68
Center Point 0.6 NNW             0.68
Calamus 2.0 NE                   0.68
Muscatine 2N                     0.67
Marion 1.7 NNW                   0.67
Central City 6.7 W               0.64
Anamosa 3 SSW                    0.63
Vinton                           0.63
Toledo 3 N                       0.61
Beaconsfield 1 NNE               0.60
Muscatine 2.1 N                  0.59
Mason City ASOS 6 W              0.59
Kalona 7.3 NNW                   0.59
Cedar Rapids Arpt 5 SW           0.58
Pella 4 N                        0.58
Dubuque Arpt 7 SW                0.57
Dubuque LD11                     0.55
Wellman 4.0 E                    0.53
Parnell 0.1 SSW                  0.53
Rickardsville 0.2 W              0.52
Allerton 2 S                     0.52
Guttenberg Dam 10                0.52
Solon 0.3 ESE                    0.52
Iowa City 8.0 NE                 0.50
Marshalltown ASOS 4 N            0.50
North Liberty 0.7 SSW            0.49
Waterloo ASOS 5 NW               0.48
Ainsworth 7.4 N                  0.47
Coggon                           0.47
Pella AWOS 2 WSW                 0.46
Manchester                       0.45
Tripoli 0 N                      0.45
Grinnell AWOS 2 SSW              0.45
Elkader 6SSW                     0.44
Mount Auburn 2.2 NNW             0.44
Ottumwa ASOS 6 NNW               0.42
Strawberry Point                 0.40
Williamsburg                     0.40
Hopkinton 5.4 WSW                0.36
Salem 1S                         0.35
Cedar Rapids 3.4 NW              0.30
Oskaloosa AWOS 9 ESE             0.27
Burlington Arpt 2 SW             0.27
Washington                       0.26
Fairfield                        0.23
Mason City 1 NNE                 0.15
Morning Sun 1.7 E                0.12
Donnellson                       0.09
Keokuk LD19                      0.03
Burlington 2.1 S                 0.00
....ILLINOIS....
Coal Valley 1.9 SE               1.70
Elizabeth                        1.42
Savanna 4.6 N                    1.25
Tiskilwa 2.1 N                   1.20
Coleta 1.4 SSW                   1.18
Mundelein                        1.13
Altona                           1.06
Princeton 1.1 SE                 1.05
Princeton                        1.05
Quad City Arpt 3 S               1.02
Coal Valley 2.6 E                1.02
Galena                           0.91
New Boston LD17                  0.91
Walnut 5.3 ENE                   0.90
Romeoville                       0.89
Lincoln NWS                      0.89
Paw Paw 1 E                      0.84
Joliet                           0.81
Galesburg                        0.80
Freeport                         0.79
Freeport 2.0 NW                  0.79
Stockton 3.4 NNE                 0.78
Freeport 1.7 NW                  0.77
Freeport 2.9 WSW                 0.74
Pearl City 0.4 SW                0.74
Rockford ASOS                    0.73
Ill. City LD16 3 WNW             0.72
Geneseo 2.0 NW                   0.68
Davis 0.5 N                      0.66
Macomb                           0.65
Winslow 4.3 ESE                  0.64
Peoria ASOS                      0.63
Bloomington Airport              0.61
Roscoe 2SE                       0.61
Steward                          0.56
Minonk                           0.56
La Harpe                         0.54
Ottawa 4 SW                      0.46
Shannon 0.2 S                    0.46
Ogden                            0.43
Aledo                            0.38
Alexis 1 SW                      0.31
Decatur Airport                  0.28
Prairie City 2S                  0.26
St Anne                          0.25
Dakota 4.8 NW                    0.20
Colchester 3.5 NE                0.16
Dallas City 3.0 SSE              0.14
Warsaw 5.8 SE                    0.13
Tuscola                          0.12
Quincy ASOS                      0.11
Quincy Dam 21                    0.10
Windsor                          0.09
Nauvoo 0.7 SSE                   0.03
Jacksonville AWOS                0.00
Rochelle AWOS                    0.00
Galesburg Arpt 3 SW              0.00
....MISSOURI....
Chillicothe 2 NW                 0.25
Kirksville ASOS                  0.14
Columbia                         0.01
Memphis                          0.00
....WISCONSIN....
Viroqua                          0.87
La Crosse WFO                    0.77
Beloit-College                   0.76
Allenton-WWTP .6 NW              0.75
Brodhead 1 SW                    0.63
Madison-ASOS                     0.61
Darlington                       0.60
Prairie du Chien AWOS            0.45
Whitewater                       0.45
Watertown-AWOS                   0.26
....MINNESOTA....
Grand Meadow                     0.33

Environmental Analysis / Other Information

 

SPC Convective Outlooks

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SPC Day 1 Outlook (2000z) SPC Day 1 Tornado Outlook (2000z) SPC Day 1 Wind Outlook (2000z) SPC Day 1 Hail Outlook (2000z)

 

Sounding Analysis

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DVN Sounding 12/2/18 00z ILX Sounding 12/1/18 18z ILX Sounding 12/2/18 00z


 

SPC Mesoscale Discussions Issued for Our Area

Environment
SPC Mesoscale Discussion #1684 (see link for more details) SPC Mesoscale Discussion #1687 (see link for more details)

 

SPC - Storm Prediction Center
 

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