The NWS has increased the the crest slightly in the Quad Cities at LD 15 Rock Island. It is now projected to be 22.4" Wednesday evening. This is just under the all-time record of 22.6 in 1993. This could still fluctuate slightly depending on how much rain falls overnight. Most models project rainfall of 3/4" of an inch. The latest crest forecast does include input from tonight's anticipated rain. Heavier or lower amounts could slightly impact the final crest. One important fa
The NWS in the Quad Cities has issued a flash flood warning for downtown Davenport, Iowa. The temporary levee has been breached and water has surged into the downtown area surrounding the river. This is a serious and potentially deadly situation. Evacuations are underway!
The past 7 days have been active ones around the Midwest. Rain and snow has added up, especially the past 3 days where some places around the Quad Cities have had more than 4" of precipitation. All that water on top of saturated grounds. With more rain expected Tuesday and Tuesday night a flash flood watch has been issued for SE Iowa and WC Illinois in my area. I'm not expecting widespread problems but some urban flooding and rises on area rivers and streams can be expected O
Sunday afternoon wasn't too bad after we got through the cold morning. Temperatures got down well below freezing and a few records were broken, too. Then the snow melted on Sunday even faster than it fell. Temperatures climbed into the 40s and 50s in the Upper Midwest in the afternoon. Now the attention will turn away from snow and to several rounds of rain this week. Here's a quick view of the systems coming through Monday to Saturday... There will be a boundary that sits in
Winter is hopefully breathing it's last breath this weekend. The snow has stopped and now is going to deliver a bitter freeze Sunday morning. First, let's talk about the snow.. Waterloo, Iowa broke their record for the snowiest winter on Saturday. Prior to this storm they only needed 0.2" to break the record and picked up around 0.7". The seasonal total of 60" broke the record of 51.4" set in the 1961-62 winter. Here's the snowfall totals in Iowa: A couple of things kept the