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Upcoming Wet Three Days

05 Oct 2017 05:33 AM
The featured map displays Weather Prediction Center forecast 72 hour precipitation totals between 7 PM last night and 7 PM Saturday evening. Most of southwestern Iowa is shown in the 3 to 4.5 inch range with most of Iowa even above two inches. This may be the most widespread and largest rainfall event in the state so far this year. Of course, a bit of pessimism rules after recent rain events have managed to not fully cover the drought stricken areas over southern Iowa. This event will likely set back the fall corn and soybean harvest progress as it would take a bit of time for fields to dry out from this much rain.

Voting:
Good: 12
Bad: 0

Tags:   wpc  


Wet end to June

27 Jun 2017 05:19 AM
The featured map presents a precipitation forecast from the Weather Prediction Center for the next five days. This forecast is optimistic for a heavy rainfall event to occur over southern Iowa with amounts over four inches depicted over portions of the area. This particular part of the state could certainly use the rain, but the dry portions of northwestern Iowa may miss out. As with storms this time of year, the day to day details can be tricky as small scale details of one round of storms will impact the subsequent round. The storms will get going Tuesday night as increased humidity levels return to the state.

Voting:
Good: 11
Bad: 0

Tags:   wpc  


Wet Weather Returns

24 Oct 2016 05:35 AM
After an extremely wet September, Iowa has mostly avoided any followup significant rains in October. The featured map is forecasted precipitation from the Weather Prediction Center showing a bullseye over two inches depicted over northeastern Iowa up until Wednesday evening. This is the same area that experienced big rains in September. Thankfully, it has been a number of weeks since the most recent big rainfall, so the impacts of this should be limited. It certainly will not help the crop harvest that was already delayed in the area.

Voting:
Good: 10
Bad: 0

Tags:   wpc  


Heavy rainfall to our south

30 Oct 2013 05:45 AM
The big story this week is the amount of rainfall expected to fall just to our south. The featured map is forecasted five day precipitation from the Weather Prediction Center. Totals for extreme southeastern Iowa are shown approaching two inches with amounts trailing as you go northwest. The rain is expected to get started today and last into Thursday. Temperatures will be warm enough not to worry about snow from this storm system.

Voting:
Good: 27
Bad: 4
Abstain: 5

Tags:   wpc  


Near none to four inches

16 Nov 2009 06:06 AM
The featured map is the five day precipitation forecast from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. The forecast has Iowa in a range of near nothing in Northwest Iowa to around four inches in far Southeast. This is all thanks to a very slow moving storm system that will stay just to our south and east. Some snowfall is expected out of this storm system as temperatures will hover very close to freezing.

Voting:
Good: 23
Bad: 3

Tags:   wpc  


5 Day Rain

06 Oct 2009 05:30 AM
The featured map is the 5 day forecasted precipitation from NOAA's HPC. Up to 7 inches of rainfall is predicted just to our south in Missouri! The prediction for Iowa is of only an inch or so with some of that already fallen since 12 AM this morning.

Voting:
Good: 16
Bad: 5

Tags:   wpc