Sunday, September 15, 2013

Finally...Much Needed Rain!

Finally, a widespread rain event for the viewing area!  We had an area of low pressure and associated cold front move through the area Sunday, bringing some beneficial rainfall.
As expected, the heaviest rain fell north of I-80 & most areas saw 0.25" to 0.75"
Here are a few other reports from across the area:  Elizabeth, IL (Jo Daviess Co.)-- 0.19"; Mount Carroll, IL-- 0.92"; Davenport, IA-- 0.81"; Dubuque, IA--0.35".

For 2013 (through 9/15), the airport in Moline has seen 33.12" of precipitation.  Normally we should only have 28.79".  That puts us at a 4.33" surplus for the year!  BUT, since June 1st (through 9/15) we've seen 9.97" of rain.  The average amount for the same period is 14.93", so that puts us 4.96" below avg. for the 3.5 month period.  Fortunately for lawns, farmers' crops, and gardeners' plants -- there is a good chance for rain late Tuesday night through early Friday morning!  Here is the Weather Prediction Center's QPF (quantitative precipitation forecast) valid 7PM 9/15 through 7PM Wednesday.
This graphic indicates 0.50"-0.75" of rain area wide!
While that is not set in stone, it certainly looks like a possibility!  We'll keep you updated throughout the week on CBS4 and

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