
Iowa Forecast Contest

Period  Dates  Site  Horizon  Elements 
1  Sep 12Sep 22  Spencer  Day 1  T/P/Q 
2  Sep 26Oct 6  Davenport  Day 2  T/P/Q 
3  Oct 10Oct 20  Dubuque  Day 7/6/5/4  T/P 
4  Oct 24Nov 3  Ottumwa  Day 1  W/C/V 
5  Nov 7Nov 17  Cedar Rapids  Day 2.5  T/P/Q 
6  Nov 28Dec 8  Estherville  Day 7  T/P 
7  Jan 9Jan 12  Des Moines Fort Dodge 
Day 1  T/P/Q/S 
8  Jan 16Jan 26  Dubuque Keokuk 
Day 2  T/P/Q/S 
9  Jan 30Feb 9  Waterloo  Day 1  W/C/V 
10  Feb 13Feb 23  Iowa City  Day 2.5  T/P/Q/S 
11  Feb 27Mar 8  Lamoni  Day 1  T/P/Q/S 
12  Mar 19Mar 22  Mason City  Day 1 Day 2 
T/P/Q/S 
13  Mar 26Apr 5  Ames  Day 2.5  T/P/Q 
14  Apr 9Apr 12  Sioux City Shenandoah 
Day 4/3/2/1  T/P/Q 
15  Apr 16Apr 26  Burlington  Day 7/6/5/4  T/P 
16  May 7May 17  Mason City  Day 1  W/C/V 
17  May 21May 24  Marshalltown Charles City 
Day 1  T/P/Q 
18  Jun 4Jun 14  Davenport  Day 4/3/2/1  T/P/Q 
19  Jun 18Jun 28  Sioux City  Day 5  T/P 
20  Jul 9Jul 19  Estherville  Day 2  T/P/Q 
Key
Symbol  Element 
T  Min/Max Temperature 
P  Probability of Precipitation 
Q  Quantitative Precipitation Forecast 
S  Quantitative Snowfall Forecast 
W  Highest Sustained Wind Speed 
C  Lowest Reported Ceiling 
V  Lowest Reported Visibility 