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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BENTON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 900 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018
NORTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CEDAR RAPIDS CLOUDY 71 70 96 SE6 29.92R FOG CHARLES CITY * FAIR 73 72 94 N6 29.94S FOG CLINTON * HVY RAIN 72 71 97 S5 29.94R FOG DECORAH * FAIR 75 73 94 CALM 29.93R DUBUQUE LGT RAIN 73 70 90 E5 29.95R FOG MONTICELLO * FAIR 72 72 100 CALM 29.93R FOG OELWEIN * FAIR 73 72 94 SE5 29.94S WATERLOO FAIR 73 70 90 CALM 29.92R FOG
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,IA
325 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT Today. Isolated thunderstorms are possible. The only risk should be lightning. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY Thursday and Friday: Isolated thunderstorms are possible. The main risk will be lightning. Sunday night through Monday evening: A strong storm system will bring thunderstorms to the area. However, it is too early to determine the severe weather potential. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not expected to be needed today or tonight.
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IA
542 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018
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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 Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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
/////////////////////////// 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