Extreme fire weather conditions are being seen across much of the state today due to warm temperatures, gusty winds, low relative humidity values, and dry fuels. Please avoid outdoor burning if possible.
In a seemingly endless winter, northern Iowa saw yet another spring-time winter storm affect the area on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This was preceded Wednesday morning by a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (for quarter size hail) in Butler and Franklin counties, as well as freezing rain and sleet north of the Highway 20 corridor. Snowfall reports generally ranged around eight inches over north central and northeast Iowa, with Stacyville topping the list at 12.8″.
We are continuing to monitor the potential for a winter storm to impact the northern portions of the state beginning from late tonight and continuing through the overnight hours Wednesday. At the surface, a low pressure center currently located over …
After severe weather on Friday and a blizzard on Saturday, mother nature doesn’t appear to be done with Iowa. Yet another winter storm is pegged to impact the area from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night with moderate snow accumulations, light icing, and blowing snow all possible.
In a historic event for the Upper Midwest, Iowa saw a multitude of weather from Friday, April 13, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018, with severe weather producing hail as large as hen eggs and damaging winds blowing over semis on Friday, to a historic blizzard producing 16″ of snow in the Ruthven area and generalized amounts over 10″ over northwest and north central Iowa during the weekend.
A variety of weather impacted the state on Friday, April 13, 2018, with reports ranging from a 2″ hail report in Henderson to building and roof damage. Pottawattamie and Mills county were also under a Tornado Warning for a brief time in the afternoon.
Temperatures ranged from the mid-30s in northern Iowa to low 80s in southern Iowa.
Meanwhile, parts of northwest Iowa is expected to get up to a foot of snow this weekend.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for central Iowa until 9:00 p.m. tonight. Large hail to 2″ in diameter and damaging winds to 60 MPH are possible.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of southwest and south central Iowa through 9:00 p.m. tonight. Tornadoes, widespread large hail to 2.5″ in diameter, and damaging winds to 70 MPH are possible.
Severe weather with tornadoes and large hail will possible across much of southwestern Iowa today
Blizzard conditions possible over northwest Iowa on Saturday