Quad Cities National Weather Service

Quad Cities National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities is working out a couple of kinks after issuing its first Snow Squall Warning Monday. 

https://www.weather.gov/media/dvn/Hydro/NWSQuadCitiesAdvancedSpringFloodOutlook_112019.pdf / National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

This wet, cold weather does not bode well for the chances of flooding next spring.

Michelle O'Neill reports meteorologists at the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities are concerned because current, high river levels and precipitation this fall already point to an increased risk of spring flooding.

https://www.weather.gov/dvn/Climate_Monthly_08_2019 / Quad Cities National Weather Service

After a wet spring, the Quad Cities area had a dry summer. Meteorologist David Sheets, from the National Weather Service in Davenport, says August was slightly cooler on average, and it rained slightly less than usual. 

https://www.weather.gov/dvn/weatherstory / Quad Cities National Weather Service

Much colder air will arrive this weekend, then stick around for much of next week. Be prepared for an abrupt change from mild weather to bitterly cold temperatures, wind chills, and chances of snow. The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says the winter weather may affect travel, including road trips and flights at airports in the Midwest. 

Windy Today

Dec 29, 2016
Map shows eastern Iowa plus Jo Daviess, Mercer & Rock Island counties in Illinois are under a wind advisory.
screenshot / Quad Cities National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a wind advisory which is in effect until 5 p.m. It's for eastern Iowa plus  Jo Daviess, Mercer & Rock Island counties in Illinois.

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Clinton County will receive state help after severe storms and tornadoes earlier this week. Today, Governor Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation for Clinton County.

The National Weather Service reports two tornadoes touched down in Clinton County on Tuesday, injuring three people and damaging mobile homes and other buildings. 

Thanks to the governor's declaration, residents can receive up to $5,000 grant money to be used for home and car repairs, food, clothing, and temporary housing.

Map of U.S. average temperatures in 2015
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/file/january-december-2015-us-divisional-avg-temp-ranks-mapgif / NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

So far, this winter has been warmer and wetter, but without much snow. Meteorologist, Ray Wolf, from the Quad Cities National Weather Service says three factors led to the mild conditions.

And when the jet stream has dropped into the Midwest, Wolf says the cold temperatures didn't last very long.

Chart shows chances of precipitation in Davenport beginning at noon today
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.55781&lon=-90.57298&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=graphical / QCs National Weather Service

A winter storm is headed for eastern Iowa tonight, but it shouldn't affect caucus turnout because most of the precipitation is forecast to fall after midnight.

The National Weather Service says in the Quad Cities, there's a chance of rain and snow before midnight, then rain and snow are likely, possibly mixed with sleet. Meteorologists don't expect much if any accumulation with a low temperature above freezing, around 34 degrees.  

A winter storm warning for heavy snow goes into affect for the Dubuque area overnight, at 3 a.m, and continues until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service forecast for Dubuque says there's a slight chance of light snow in the evening, then 1-2 inches of snow are expected to fall after midnight with a low around 30. Two to five inches of snow are forecast for the Dubuque area tomorrow, with a mix of snow and sleet possible in the afternoon. The high will be around 35 degrees.

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A local meteorologist says residents should prepare for "heart attack snow." The Quad Cities National Weather Service warns a winter storm starting tonight will leave behind six to ten inches of heavy, wet snow, that will be difficult to shovel Saturday morning.

http://www.weather.gov/dvn/ / Quad Cities National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory which will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m. Heat indices may reach 105 due to temperatures near 90 and dewpoints in the mid-70s. Heat related illnesses will be possible.