93 Flood Data: Supplementary Cooperative Observer Data, Iowa (Weekly), Illinois State Water Survey

1993 Mississippi River Flood Data: Precipitation Data

Selected Monthly Precipitation Data in Iowa
Selected Monthly Precipitation Data in Iowa
These selected data are supplied by the Iowa State Climatologist from within the Iowa Department of Agriculture. The rainfall reported here are generally preliminary observations accesses by the SC on a regular basis from a data transfer process from Cooperative Observer sites across the state. In general, missing observations are days without precipitation. However, official data from NCDC should be available for check of accuracy.

The data format is TD-3200, a format used by the National Climatic Data Center. A listing of sites included and an example of the decoding appears below. All have official, 6-digit Cooperative Observer identification numbers. Data are arranged in monthy reports by station number, and are available from October 1992 to September 1993.

ID Lat Long Station
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130133 43.07 -94.30 ALGONA_3_W
130157 42.75 -92.78 ALLISON
130181 42.98 -96.02 ALTON
130200 42.02 -93.80 AMES_8_WSW
130203 41.97 -93.57 AMES_5_SE
130213 42.12 -91.30 ANAMOSA_1_NW
130241 41.73 -93.57 ANKENY
130364 41.42 -95.00 ATLANTIC_1_NE
130385 41.70 -94.92 AUDUBON_1_SSE
130576 40.67 -94.73 BEDFORD
130600 41.90 -92.27 BELLE_PLAINE
130608 42.27 -90.42 BELLEVUE_LOCK_&_DAM_12
130745 40.60 -94.48 BLOCKTON_2_S
130753 40.75 -92.43 BLOOMFIELD_1_WNW
130910 41.20 -91.80 BRIGHTON_3_N
130923 43.08 -93.80 BRITT
130999 42.42 -93.38 BUCKEYE
131233 42.07 -94.85 CARROLL
131257 42.30 -91.02 CASCADE
131277 42.07 -95.82 CASTANA_EXPERIMENT_FARM
131314 41.88 -91.70 CEDAR_RAPIDS_AP
131354 40.73 -92.87 CENTERVILLE
131394 41.00 -93.28 CHARITON_1_E
131402 43.05 -92.67 CHARLES_CITY
131533 40.73 -95.03 CLARINDA
131541 42.73 -93.73 CLARION
131651 40.68 -93.50 CLIO
131704 42.08 -92.40 CLUTIER
131710 42.02 -93.33 COLO
131742 42.22 -92.87 CONRAD_2SSE
131833 41.00 -94.75 CORNING
131962 41.03 -94.40 CRESTON_2_SW
132110 43.30 -91.80 DECORAH
132235 41.82 -90.57 DE_WITT
132311 43.47 -91.50 DORCHESTER
132364 42.53 -90.65 DUBUQUE_LOCK_&_DAM_11
132388 42.75 -92.97 DUMONT
132573 42.35 -93.10 ELDORA
132603 42.82 -91.42 ELKADER_5_SSW
132689 43.10 -94.68 EMMETSBURG
132724 43.42 -94.83 ESTHERVILLE
132864 42.85 -91.80 FAYETTE
132977 43.28 -93.63 FOREST_CITY_2_NNE
132999 42.50 -94.20 FORT_DODGE
133108 42.50 -95.40 GALVA
133120 42.10 -92.67 GARWIN
133239 41.82 -92.73 GILMAN_5_SE
133290 41.00 -95.77 GLENWOOD_3_SW
133509 41.68 -94.52 GUTHRIE_CENTER
133517 42.78 -91.10 GUTTENBERG_L_&_D_10
133584 42.75 -93.20 HAMPTON
133718 43.00 -96.48 HAWARDEN
133909 42.48 -95.53 HOLSTEIN
133960 42.30 -93.30 HUBBARD
133985 42.70 -94.27 HUMBOLDT_3_W
134038 42.40 -95.52 IDA_GROVE_5_NW
134049 42.48 -91.82 INDEPENDENCE_5_ENE
134063 41.37 -93.55 INDIANOLA
134142 42.53 -93.27 IOWA_FALLS
134228 42.02 -94.38 JEFFERSON_1_S
134244 42.30 -93.65 JEWELL
134308 42.93 -93.80 KANAWHA
134381 40.40 -91.37 KEOKUK
134389 40.73 -91.97 KEOSAUQUA_STATE_PARK
134502 41.33 -93.12 KNOXVILLE
134557 43.40 -93.53 LAKE_MILLS
134585 40.62 -93.95 LAMONI
134705 41.58 -90.42 LE_CLAIRE_L_&_D_14
134735 42.78 -96.17 LE_MARS
134926 41.12 -94.05 LORIMOR
135123 42.17 -95.78 MAPLETON_NO_2
135127 42.17 -95.78 MAPLETON
135131 42.02 -90.65 MAQUOKETA_3_S
135198 42.07 -92.93 MARSHALLTOWN_2
135230 43.15 -93.20 MASON_CITY
135250 41.25 -94.77 MASSENA
135493 43.38 -95.18 MILFORD_4_NW
135650 41.58 -92.53 MONTEZUMA
135769 40.68 -94.30 MOUNT_AYR_4_SW
135796 40.95 -91.55 MOUNT_PLEASANT_1_SSW
135837 41.40 -91.07 MUSCATINE
135952 43.05 -92.32 NEW_HAMPTON_1_E
135992 41.70 -93.05 NEWTON_2_E
135992 41.70 -93.05 NEWTON_2_E
136103 43.45 -93.22 NORTHWOOD
136151 41.30 -95.47 OAKLAND_4_WSW
136160 40.92 -91.67 OAKLAND_MILLS_3_W
136190 43.42 -95.53 OCHEYEDAN
136200 42.65 -91.92 OELWEIN
136243 42.02 -96.10 ONAWA
136305 43.28 -92.80 OSAGE
136316 41.02 -93.82 OSCEOLA_3_WSW
136327 41.32 -92.65 OSKALOOSA
136527 41.47 -92.92 PELLA_4_N
136566 41.85 -94.12 PERRY
136590 42.92 -95.35 PETERSON
136766 43.08 -91.57 POSTVILLE
136800 43.08 -95.63 PRIMGHAR
136891 40.87 -95.57 RANDOLPH
136940 41.00 -95.23 RED_OAK
137147 43.43 -96.17 ROCK_RAPIDS
137152 43.20 -96.30 ROCK_VALLEY
137312 42.43 -95.00 SAC_CITY
137386 43.18 -95.68 SANBORN
137594 43.18 -95.85 SHELDON
137613 40.75 -95.37 SHENANDOAH
137664 43.45 -95.72 SIBLEY_5_NNE
137669 40.75 -95.65 SIDNEY_1_NNW
137678 41.33 -92.20 SIGOURNEY
137713 42.52 -96.40 SIOUX_CITY_PERRY_CREEK
137726 42.88 -95.07 SIOUX_RAPIDS_4_E
137844 43.17 -95.15 SPENCER_1_N
137932 42.40 -93.08 STEAMBOAT_ROCK
137979 42.63 -95.18 STORM_LAKE_2_E
138026 43.38 -94.32 SWEA_CITY
138266 41.83 -91.07 TIPTON_4_NE
138270 43.30 -94.05 TITONKA_4_NNW
138339 42.82 -92.25 TRIPOLI
138632 41.87 -91.80 WALFORD_3_ESE
138668 41.17 -91.18 WAPELLO
138688 41.28 -91.68 WASHINGTON
138742 43.05 -92.02 WAUCOMA
138755 43.27 -91.48 WAUKON
138806 42.47 -93.80 WEBSTER_CITY
139062 42.48 -93.55 WILLIAMS
139067 41.67 -92.02 WILLIAMSBURG
139132 41.37 -94.03 WINTERSET_2_NNW
139750 42.15 -93.30 ZEARING


Example decoding:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
DLY137844 1PRCPHI1992109999 31 124 0 S 224 0 S 324 0 S 424 0 S 524 0 S 624 118 S 724 195 S 824 109 S 924 0TS1024 0 S1124 0 S1224 0 S1324 0 S1424 0TS1524 1 S1624 0TS1724 0 S1824 0 S1924 0 S2024 0 S2124 0 S2224 0 S2324 0 S2424 0 S2524 0 S2624 0 S2724 0 S2824 0 S2924 0 S3024 0 S3124 37 S

Column Contents Meaning
1-3 DLY record type (DLY = daily)
4-9 130046 station ID (state 13 [Iowa], site 0046)*
10-11 99 not used
12-15 PRCP element type (PRCP = precipitation)
16-17 HI element units (HI = hundreths of inches)
18-21 1993 year
22-23 3 month
24-27 9999 not used
28-30 1 number of data entries to follow
31-34 1 day
33-34 0 time of observation (7 = 7 am, 24 = midnight,etc.)
35 not used
36-40 -99 data value (-99 = missing data)
41 flag 1
42 0 flag 2 (0 = valid data element)
43-44 not used
45-53 41.5000 latitude (degrees)
54-62 -94.6300 longitude (degrees)

* non-number sites have the state number 93, then are numbered consecutively
 

Supplementary Cooperative Observer Data, Iowa (Monthly)

 
93 Mississippi River Flood Data

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