Waterloo, IA

17.8°F / -7.9°C
Light Snow
Windchill: 11°F / -12°C
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 16°F / -9°C
Wind: NE at 4.9 mph / 7.9 km/h
Wind Gust: 12.0 mph / 19.3 km/h
Pressure: 29.99 in / 1015 hPa (Falling)
Visibility: 0.8 miles / 1.2 kilometers
Clouds:
Yesterday's Maximum: 38°F / 3°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 22°F / -6°C
Sunrise:7:23 AM CST
Sunset:5:23 PM CST
Moon Rise:3:40 PM CST
Moon Set:5:32 AM CST
Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous
NOAA Weather Radio
METAR KALO 011754Z 04019G27KT 3/4SM R12/3000V5000FT -SN BR VV016 M08/M10 A2995 RMK AO2 PK WND 04027/1747 SLP154 P0001 60007 T10831100 11033 21083 51004 $
As of: 12:07 PM CST on February 01, 2015
Observed at: Columbus Dr - Waterloo, Waterloo, IA

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Forecast

Today
snow
23° | -4°F
-5° | -20°C
Monday
partlycloudy
16° | 7°F
-9° | -14°C
Tuesday
chancesnow
19° | 9°F
-7° | -13°C
Today is forecast to be
Much Cooler than yesterday.
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9 PM CST this evening...
Sunday
Overcast with snow. High of 23F with a windchill as low as -2F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.
Sunday Night
Overcast with snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of -4F with a windchill as low as -13F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.
Monday
Partly cloudy. High of 16F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SW in the afternoon. Chance of snow 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 7F with a windchill as low as -4F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 19F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Tuesday Night
Overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 9F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Wednesday
Overcast. Fog early. High of 16F with a windchill as low as -4F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of -11F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Clear. High of 12F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of -2F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy. High of 19F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 3F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.
Sunday
Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 20 mph.
Monday
Clear. Fog early. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Monday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Tuesday
Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Clear. Fog early. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Winter Storm Warning

Expires 9:00 PM CST on February 01, 2015
Statement as of 11:00 am CST on February 1, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST this
evening...

* short term trends... widespread light to moderate snow will
continue with steadily increasing winds across northern and
western Iowa. Winds will increase this afternoon regionwide. An
additional two to four inches of snow is possible through this
evening.

* Storm total snow... accumulations of generally 8 to 12 inches.
Some locations over central Iowa will receive over a foot of
snow.

* Winds/visibility... winds gradually increasing and becoming
northerly by afternoon. Gusts increasing to 35 to 40 over the
entire area by early to mid afternoon. Winds will remain strong
through early evening.

* Temperatures... temperatures will continue to fall through the
afternoon hours into the lower to mid teens by evening. Along
with that wind chill values will drop to 5 to 10 below zero
over the northern half of Iowa and just below zero over
central and southern Iowa by late afternoon.

* Impacts... roads will remain snow covered and slick with
hazardous driving conditions. Blowing and drifting snow will
become more significant this afternoon. Visibilities will drop
below one half mile with near whiteout conditions at times...
especially in open and rural areas. The heavy wet nature of the
snow has also coated trees over central and southern Iowa. Tree
damage and localized power outages will be more likely as the
winds increase this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are occurring. Significant amounts of snow have fallen
making travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

Although the heavy wet consistency of the snow will diminish
... Around six to nine inches of wet snow will have compacted and
settled. This will make removal and shoveling difficult...
especially with the stronger winds and colder temperatures this
afternoon and evening. The elderly and those with heart concerns
should take frequent breaks... remove the snow in small amounts or
seek assistance.



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Record Report

Statement as of 12:52 am CST on February 1, 2015

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Ottumwa...

A record rainfall of 0.56 inches was set at Ottumwa
yesterday... January 31. This breaks the old record of 0.29 set in
1915.


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