Black Hawk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 6:09 PM CST on February 01, 2015

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

* short term trends...widespread light snow and blowing snow will continue this evening over southeast Iowa southeast of a Waterloo to Clarinda line. An additional half inch or so of snow is possible. Northwest of that the snow has ended.

* Storm total snow...accumulations of generally 8 to 12 inches. Some locations over central Iowa will receive between a foot to 15 inches of snow.

* Winds/visibility...wind gusts of 30 to 40 over the the southeast half of the state this evening...25 to 30 mph over the northwest.

* Temperatures...temperatures will continue to fall through into the single digits to mid teens this 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 mid evening.

* Impacts...roads and travel will remain hazardous. Blowing and drifting snow will continue this evening. Visibilities will drop below one half mile with near whiteout conditions at times... especially in open and rural areas of the southeast half where snow continues to fall. The heavy wet nature of the snow has also coated trees over central and southern Iowa. Tree damage and localized power outages will still be more possible through early evening until the winds diminish after dark.

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 has diminished... around six to nine inches of wet snow from overnight has 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 from others.

Record Report
Statement as of 06:18 PM CST on February 01, 2015

...Record daily maximum snowfall set at Waterloo IA...

A record snowfall of 6.3 inches was set at Waterloo IA today through 6 PM. This breaks the old record of 5 inches set in 2011.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:03 PM CST on February 1, 2015

...Snowfall reports...

Location amount time/date lat/Lon

...Adair County... Fontanelle 10.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 41.29n/94.56w

...Adams County... Creston 7.5 in 0811 am 02/01 41.09n/94.52w

...Appanoose County... Centerville 9.0 in 0245 PM 02/01 40.73n/92.87w

...Black Hawk County... Waterloo 8.3 in 0610 PM 02/01 42.53n/92.38w Waterloo 8.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 42.49n/92.35w

...Boone County... Madrid 14.1 in 0410 PM 02/01 41.87n/93.81w Boone 11.5 in 0315 PM 02/01 42.02n/93.87w Boxholm 10.5 in 0309 PM 02/01 42.17n/94.11w

...Butler County... Parkersburg 8.0 in 1125 am 02/01 42.58n/92.78w

...Cass County... Griswold 8.0 in 1052 am 02/01 41.20n/95.03w Massena 6.0 in 0753 am 02/01 41.25n/94.77w

...Cerro Gordo County... Clear Lake 8.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 43.13n/93.38w Mason City 7.7 in 0435 PM 02/01 43.15n/93.20w Mason City 7.5 in 0158 PM 02/01 43.15n/93.20w

...Clarke County... Murray 9.5 in 1100 am 02/01 41.05n/93.95w

...Crawford County... Denison 8.0 in 0107 PM 02/01 42.02n/95.35w 3 SW Vail 8.0 in 0105 PM 02/01 42.03n/95.24w Denison 7.5 in 0814 am 02/01 42.05n/95.33w

...Dallas County... Dallas Center 13.2 in 1255 PM 02/01 41.68n/93.95w Minburn 12.8 in 0712 PM 02/01 41.75n/94.06w Minburn 12.5 in 0135 PM 02/01 41.76n/94.03w Waukee 12.4 in 1115 am 02/01 41.61n/93.86w Urbandale 12.2 in 1218 PM 02/01 41.64n/93.83w West Des Moines 12.0 in 0300 PM 02/01 41.58n/93.80w Adel 11.0 in 0214 PM 02/01 41.62n/94.03w Waukee 9.8 in 0800 am 02/01 41.61n/93.86w Woodward 9.2 in 0818 am 02/01 41.86n/93.92w Perry 7.8 in 0817 am 02/01 41.84n/94.10w

...Davis County... Bloomfield 6.5 in 0500 PM 02/01 40.88n/92.33w Pulaski 6.0 in 1225 PM 02/01 40.70n/92.27w

...Franklin County... Hampton 9.0 in 0957 am 02/01 42.75n/93.20w Geneva 8.0 in 0824 am 02/01 42.67n/93.13w

...Greene County... Jefferson 9.3 in 1114 am 02/01 42.01n/94.38w Scranton 7.0 in 0300 PM 02/01 42.02n/94.55w

...Guthrie County... Jamaica 11.2 in 0310 PM 02/01 41.80n/94.31w

...Hamilton County... Webster City 9.5 in 0315 PM 02/01 42.43n/93.84w

...Hardin County... Eldora 10.0 in 1140 am 02/01 42.36n/93.10w

...Humboldt County... Gilmore City 9.5 in 0440 PM 02/01 42.73n/94.43w Humboldt 9.5 in 0955 am 02/01 42.72n/94.22w

...Jasper County... Baxter 13.0 in 0147 PM 02/01 41.83n/93.15w Prairie City 12.0 in 0100 PM 02/01 41.60n/93.24w Newton 11.5 in 1145 am 02/01 41.69n/93.07w

...Mahaska County... Oskaloosa 9.0 in 0400 PM 02/01 41.29n/92.64w

...Marshall County... Clemons 14.0 in 0100 PM 02/01 42.11n/93.16w State Center 13.5 in 1200 PM 02/01 42.02n/93.17w Gilman 10.0 in 0802 am 02/01 41.88n/92.79w

...Monroe County... Albia 9.5 in 0507 PM 02/01 41.03n/92.80w

...Pocahontas County... Laurens 10.0 in 0800 am 02/01 42.85n/94.85w Rolfe 10.0 in 0146 PM 02/01 42.81n/94.53w Pocahontas 7.0 in 0800 am 02/01 42.74n/94.67w

...Polk County... Johnston 14.2 in 0600 PM 02/01 41.74n/93.72w Ankeny 13.7 in 0345 PM 02/01 41.69n/93.64w Altoona 13.0 in 0315 PM 02/01 41.65n/93.46w Grimes 13.0 in 0100 PM 02/01 41.66n/93.79w Clive 12.5 in 0510 PM 02/01 41.61n/93.77w 3 ENE Des Moines 12.0 in 0150 PM 02/01 41.59n/93.57w Urbandale 12.0 in 1035 am 02/01 41.64n/93.74w Johnston 11.8 in 1004 am 02/01 41.68n/93.75w Elkhart 11.5 in 1103 am 02/01 41.79n/93.51w Des Moines int Airport 11.3 in 0600 PM 02/01 41.54n/93.66w Polk City 11.0 in 0950 am 02/01 41.78n/93.73w Windsor Heights 10.7 in 0315 PM 02/01 41.61n/93.71w Johnston 10.0 in 1107 am 02/01 41.68n/93.69w 3 NW Runnells 10.0 in 0813 am 02/01 41.54n/93.40w West Des Moines 10.0 in 0931 am 02/01 41.57n/93.75w Altoona 9.3 in 1011 am 02/01 41.65n/93.48w Bondurant 9.0 in 0900 am 02/01 41.69n/93.46w

...Poweshiek County... Grinnell 13.2 in 0110 PM 02/01 41.75n/92.71w

...Ringgold County... Kellerton 8.0 in 0746 am 02/01 40.71n/94.05w

...Story County... Story City 11.8 in 0333 PM 02/01 42.19n/93.59w 3 WNW Ames 11.0 in 0420 PM 02/01 42.04n/93.68w Colo 10.5 in 1200 PM 02/01 42.02n/93.32w 1 WSW Ames 10.4 in 0316 PM 02/01 42.02n/93.64w Zearing 10.0 in 1227 PM 02/01 42.16n/93.30w Ames 9.5 in 0200 PM 02/01 42.06n/93.64w Ames 7.9 in 0805 am 02/01 42.02n/93.63w Story City 7.0 in 0130 PM 02/01 42.19n/93.59w

...Tama County... Toledo 10.0 in 0445 PM 02/01 41.99n/92.58w traer 9.0 in 0856 am 02/01 42.19n/92.46w Clutier 8.0 in 0802 am 02/01 42.08n/92.40w

...Taylor County... Bedford 12.5 in 0155 PM 02/01 40.67n/94.72w Blockton 10.0 in 1133 am 02/01 40.62n/94.51w

...Union County... Creston 10.0 in 0200 PM 02/01 41.06n/94.36w 4 S Creston 8.0 in 1002 am 02/01 41.00n/94.36w

...Wapello County... Ottumwa 10.0 in 0214 PM 02/01 41.06n/92.47w Ottumwa 6.5 in 0800 am 02/01 41.02n/92.42w

...Warren County... Cumming 12.0 in 0449 PM 02/01 41.49n/93.76w 3 S Indianola 11.0 in 1254 PM 02/01 41.32n/93.57w New Virginia 11.0 in 0515 PM 02/01 41.18n/93.75w 4 ENE Norwalk 10.5 in 0200 PM 02/01 41.51n/93.62w Saint Marys 10.0 in 0202 PM 02/01 41.31n/93.73w Hartford 9.3 in 0951 am 02/01 41.46n/93.40w Hartford 9.1 in 0956 am 02/01 41.46n/93.40w Indianola 9.0 in 1017 am 02/01 41.36n/93.57w

...Wayne County... Humeston 8.5 in 0857 am 02/01 40.86n/93.50w

...Webster County... Gowrie 12.0 in 0334 PM 02/01 42.27n/94.38w 1 NNW Fort Dodge 9.7 in 0545 PM 02/01 42.52n/94.19w 2 ENE Fort Dodge 9.0 in 1233 PM 02/01 42.52n/94.15w Fort Dodge 7.3 in 0837 am 02/01 42.51n/94.18w

...Wright County... Clarion 7.5 in 0900 am 02/01 42.73n/93.73w

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official. Please note that these reports are preliminary and this is not a complete list of reports. Please note the time of the observation. Some of these reports may be duplicates and may not represent the most updated snowfall totals for a given location.