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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BENTON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 800 AM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018
NORTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 43 35 73 W16 30.01R CHARLES CITY * FAIR 41 25 52 NW35G44 30.03R CLINTON * FAIR 42 36 79 W14 29.96R DECORAH * FAIR 41 28 60 NW15G28 29.94R DUBUQUE FAIR 42 33 70 W20G29 29.93S MONTICELLO * FAIR 43 36 75 W14 29.97S OELWEIN * FAIR 43 34 70 NW22G30 29.99R WATERLOO FAIR 43 34 70 NW14G25 30.02R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 800am CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 39 degrees west, near 44 degrees central, and near 42 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 12 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Quad Cities. The lowest temperature is 37 degrees at Storm Lake and 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.
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
324 AM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT Northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph will be seen from late morning through mid-afternoon. Some wind gusts approaching 50 mph are possible. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IA
843 AM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Normal Precipitation: Above Above .... 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
Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -10.680000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 08:33 EDT Set 19:24 EDT Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 08:06 EDT Ends 19:51 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
//////////////////////////// OCTOBER 20TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1770... An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47 years. (David Ludlum) ...1983... Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45 inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California, afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to 4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky