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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
432 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

Scattered showers were found over portions of western and northern
Iowa, as well as a few isolated showers in eastern Iowa. Otherwise, 
overcast skies and light winds prevailed across the state. At 4 AM, 
temperatures ranged in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Some patchy fog was
found over northwest Iowa and far southern Iowa where visibility was 
reduced to less than a half mile in spots. 

Expect the light rain showers to persist over much of the state 
through the mid morning before shifting to just eastern Iowa this 
afternoon. Another pulse of energy provides showers and thunderstorms 
Thursday afternoon and evening. A few isolated severe storms are 
possible during this time across southwest Iowa into northeast Kansas 
and southeast Nebraska. Another round of storms is possible on Sunday 
into Sunday night as a cold front sweeps through the region. Much 
cooler weather is in store by early next week where highs look to 
remain in the middle to upper 70s. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For ADAMS County


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Regional Hourly Observations For ADAMS County
Issued at 900 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018

   SOUTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTIC *     CLOUDY    68  66  94 NE7       29.92S                  
AUDUBON *      CLOUDY    70  66  88 CALM      29.94S                  
CLARINDA *     CLOUDY    70  70 100 NE3       29.93R FOG              
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY    68  68 100 NE10      29.92R                  
CRESTON *      FOG       70  70 100 NE6       29.94R VSB 1/4          
HARLAN  *        N/A     68  68 100 CALM      29.93S                  
LAMONI         CLOUDY    72  69  90 CALM      29.91R                  
RED OAK *      CLOUDY    70  70 100 NE10      29.92R                  
SHENANDOAH *   CLOUDY    70  70 100 NE3       29.90S FOG              

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 900am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 73 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 73 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are variable at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 75 degrees at Quad Cities and Pella. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Storm Lake.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ADAMS County,IA

439 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

Isolated non severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and
tonight over eastern portions of Iowa. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

A Marginal Risk for severe storms is forecast on Thursday
afternoon and evening for southwest Iowa. The main threat is hail
and damaging winds. Additional thunderstorm chances are forecast
on Friday through the weekend. However, the severe weather threat
remains low at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ADAMS County, IA
936 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 80. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy before midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Low in the mid 60s. North wind near 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Patchy fog through mid morning. A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the mid 80s. North wind near 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms through midnight, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the mid 60s. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of light showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 70s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.730000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:22 EDT Set 21:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:18 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:54 EDT Ends 21:42 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky