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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1052 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

It was generally unpleasant overnight and certainly continued this
morning. The main attention getter was the snowfall that was seen over
large parts of northern, northeast, and eastern Iowa where as much as
around 3 inches of snow fell in some spots. Further south, areas of
central Iowa saw light snow with little to now accumulations as well
as some periods of light freezing drizzle. Even further south, near
the Missouri border, light rain turned over to snow this morning as
below freezing temperatures moved in and continues as of late this
morning. 

While snow has ended over the northern two thirds of the state, it
will continue over much of far southern Iowa throughout the day. In
the end, they may see accumulations of up to 2 inches, especially near
the Missouri border. Otherwise, the day will be highlighted by cloud
cover, cooling temperatures, and gusty northerly winds. High
temperatures for the calendar have already occurred, around or just
after midnight in many cases, thanks to the intrusion of the colder
air and strong northerly winds today. 

Fortunately, the outlook over the next few days includes warming
temperatures and little to no precipitation until the end of next
week. Temperatures will slowly rebound into the 30s during the early
portions of next week, then should warm quickly into the 40s and even
low 50s for some by Thanksgiving Day.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For ADAMS County


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Regional Hourly Observations For ADAMS County
Issued at 100 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

   SOUTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTIC *     CLOUDY    25  21  86 NE22G28   30.35F WCI  10          
AUDUBON *      CLOUDY    25  19  80 N16G23    30.37F WCI  12          
CLARINDA *     MIX PCPN  30  27  86 N18       30.34S VSB 1/2 WCI  18  
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY    25  19  80 N21G30    30.35F WCI  10          
CRESTON *      MIX PCPN  27  25  93 N18G28    30.31S VSB 3/4 WCI  13  
HARLAN  *        N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
LAMONI         LGT SNOW  31  29  92 N20       30.26R VSB 1   WCI  19  
RED OAK *      LGT RAIN  28  25  86 N17G25    30.34F WCI  16          
SHENANDOAH *   HVY RAIN  28  27  93 N22       30.34S VSB 1/4 WCI  15  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 100pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 24 degrees west, near 27 degrees central, and near 33 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the north at 18 mph with gusts at 28 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 10 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 16 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 13 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 35 degrees at Quad Cities. The lowest temperature is 17 degrees at Estherville.


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

1106 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight

Any rain will change to snow over far southern Iowa with light
accumulation possible. Pockets of freezing drizzle are possible 
after the snow ends through early afternoon and may create a few 
slicks spots.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed, but snowfall reports are 
encouraged and appreciated.

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7-Day Forecast For ADAMS County, IA
1136 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy. A slight chance of freezing drizzle and snow before noon, then a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Breezy, colder. High in the mid 30s. Northeast wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of light snow through midnight. Colder. Low 15 to 20. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. High in the mid 30s. Northwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s. West wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. High around 40.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. High around 50.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s.

THANKSGIVING DAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of light rain after midnight. Low in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. High in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 08:07 EST Set 17:51 EST
Transit Meridian 12:59 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:38 EST Ends 18:20 EST

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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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