Fairfax, IA (52228)

4:20 AM CDT on July 22, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Rockhurst Dr SW - Stoney Point | | Change Station

Elev 830 ft 41.97 °N, 91.76 °W | Updated 7 seconds ago

Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm
72.0 °F
Feels Like 77 °F
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0.0
Wind Variable Wind from West
Gusts 0.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.85 in
Visibility 2.0 miles
Clouds Few 800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3900 ft
Overcast 4600 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 55 °F
Humidity 56%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:51 AM 8:35 PM
Waning Crescent, 2% visible
SPECI KCID 220916Z AUTO 07010KT 2SM +TSRA BR FEW008 BKN039 OVC046 21/21 A2985 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB06 TSB07 P0015 T02110211 $
Pressure 29.85 in
Visibility 2.0 miles
Clouds Few 800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3900 ft
Overcast 4600 ft
Heat Index 77 °F
Dew Point 55 °F
Humidity 56%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:51 AM 8:35 PM
Waning Crescent, 2% visible
SPECI KCID 220916Z AUTO 07010KT 2SM +TSRA BR FEW008 BKN039 OVC046 21/21 A2985 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT ALQDS RAB06 TSB07 P0015 T02110211 $

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Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:28 AM CDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 9 am CDT this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Illinois and Iowa, including the following areas,
in Illinois, Bureau, Carroll, Henry IL, Jo Daviess, Putnam,
Rock Island, Stephenson, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Benton,
Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson,
Johnson, Jones, Linn, Muscatine, and Scott.

* Until 9 am CDT this morning

* additional heavy rainfall around an inch is possible.

* Impacts could include flooded roads and intersections, river
flooding, and possible rock and mud slides in hilly terrain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible.
Monitor forecasts and take action if flash flood warnings are
issued or flash flooding develops.




220 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

The Flood Watch continues for
the wapsipinicon river near Anamosa Shaw Rd
* until Friday morning.
* At 1:15 am Saturday the stage was 6.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage Tuesday... and continue rising to
17.3 feet Wednesday. Fall below flood stage Friday morning.
* This forecast is based on routed flow from upstream in combination
with forecast rainfall. Consequently there is limited confidence
in the river reaching flood stage.


Lat... Lon 4226 9152 4200 9090 4185 9090 4219 9160





220 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

The Flood Watch continues for
the wapsipinicon river at Independence
* until Tuesday morning.
* At 1:30 am Saturday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage Sunday evening... and continue
rising to 12.7 feet Monday. Fall below flood stage Tuesday
morning.
* This forecast is based on routed flow from upstream in combination
with forecast rainfall. Consequently there is limited confidence
in the river reaching flood stage.


Lat... Lon 4219 9160 4252 9208 4261 9208 4226 9152





Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:32 AM CDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...

* heat index values... up to 105 due to temperatures in the upper
80s to lower 90s... and dewpoints in the mid to upper 70s.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... increased risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke
for people spending time outside or living without air
conditioning. Children and the elderly are most susceptible.
Also, parked vehicles will become dangerously hot within
minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is expected. This combination will lead to possible
heat illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun... and check on relatives
and neighbors, especially the elderly.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.





332 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...

* heat index values... up to 105 due to temperatures in the upper
80s to lower 90s... and dewpoints in the mid to upper 70s.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... increased risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke
for people spending time outside or living without air
conditioning. Children and the elderly are most susceptible.
Also, parked vehicles will become dangerously hot within
minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is expected. This combination will lead to possible
heat illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun... and check on relatives
and neighbors, especially the elderly.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.




Special Statement
Issued: 4:05 AM CDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A strong thunderstorm will affect southern Buchanan... northern
Benton and Linn counties until 500 am CDT...

At 405 am CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over La Porte City,
or 12 miles northwest of Vinton, moving east at 40 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Cedar Rapids, Vinton, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Center Point, Atkins,
Urbana, Dysart, Central City, Springville, Palo, Shellsburg, Walker,
Alburnett, Coggon, Garrison, Brandon, Bertram and Prairieburg.

This includes Interstate 380 between mile markers 16 and 55.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Lat... Lon 4226 9230 4230 9228 4230 9207 4239 9206
      4232 9160 4230 9160 4229 9136 4225 9136
      4186 9151 4213 9230
time... Mot... loc 0905z 290deg 34kt 4230 9217


Rp Kinney

405 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

... A strong thunderstorm will affect southern Buchanan... northern
Benton and Linn counties until 500 am CDT...

At 405 am CDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over La Porte City,
or 12 miles northwest of Vinton, moving east at 40 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Cedar Rapids, Vinton, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Center Point, Atkins,
Urbana, Dysart, Central City, Springville, Palo, Shellsburg, Walker,
Alburnett, Coggon, Garrison, Brandon, Bertram and Prairieburg.

This includes Interstate 380 between mile markers 16 and 55.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Lat... Lon 4226 9230 4230 9228 4230 9207 4239 9206
      4232 9160 4230 9160 4229 9136 4225 9136
      4186 9151 4213 9230
time... Mot... loc 0905z 290deg 34kt 4230 9217


Rp Kinney


144 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

... Strong gusty winds possible through 4:30 am...

A large area of thunderstorms moving southeast at 35 mph will produce
gusty winds of 30 to over 50 mph with possibly small hail up to the
size of dimes. Motorists with high profile vehicles should take be
prepared from the impact of gusty winds while driving. Secure any loose
items outside.

Torrential heavy rainfall rates of up to 2 inches an hour will result
in significant ponding in favored low lying locations with a risk of
localized flash flooding.


Nichols

144 am CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

... Strong gusty winds possible through 4:30 am...

A large area of thunderstorms moving southeast at 35 mph will produce
gusty winds of 30 to over 50 mph with possibly small hail up to the
size of dimes. Motorists with high profile vehicles should take be
prepared from the impact of gusty winds while driving. Secure any loose
items outside.

Torrential heavy rainfall rates of up to 2 inches an hour will result
in significant ponding in favored low lying locations with a risk of
localized flash flooding.


Nichols