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Current Conditions

Severe Weather


Winter Weather

 Snowfall of 4+ Inches (HPC)

 Snowfall of 8+ Inches (HPC)

 Freezing Rain of 1/4+ Inches

Fire Weather


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  • Primary NWS KML Repository: SPC Outlooks, Current Conditions, Radar, Fire Weather Outlooks, Climate Outlooks, and much more!
  • NWS Radar KML File Generator: Generate KML files for individual radar sites and of different radar products.
  • NSSL Radar and Warning KML Generator: Generate radar images and loops, satellite images, watches/warnings, storm reports, and surface observations.
  • Fire Weather KML Files: A collection of various fire weather related KML files such as current red flag warnings, spot forecast locations, outlooks, and precipitation forecasts.
  • River Gauges: Latest river gauge levels and forecasts for Iowa.

Radar, satellite, Iowa road conditions, and Iowa webcam overlays are courtesy of the Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Thank you Daryl!!!

Iowa Road Condition information supplied by the Iowa DOT and webcams provided by KCCI, KCRG, and the Iowa DOT.

WWA, SPC Outlooks, LSRs, Drought Monitor, Spot Forecasts, and geographical overlays originate from the NWS Southern Region Ridge 2 website.

SPC Fire Weather, HPC Precip/Winter Weather, and river stages (AHPS) overlays originate from their respective websites.

Please Note:
The information on this page may at times be unavailable, inaccurate, or out-of-date and is not intended for use in critical life-saving decisions. Always refresh the page for the latest information.

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