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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BENTON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 700 PM CDT SAT JUL 20 2019
NORTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CEDAR RAPIDS N/A 79 71 76 E7 29.83F HX 82 6HR MIN TEMP: 79; 6HR MAX TEMP: 92; CHARLES CITY * FAIR 66 64 94 N14G20 29.89F CLINTON * FAIR 82 72 71 SE9 29.85F HX 87 DECORAH * FAIR 72 64 78 N10G18 29.88F DUBUQUE FAIR 78 69 73 S10 29.84F HX 80 6HR MIN TEMP: 76; 6HR MAX TEMP: 90; 6HR PCP: TRACE; MONTICELLO * FAIR 81 72 74 SE5 29.83F HX 84 OELWEIN * SUNNY 75 72 88 N13 29.88R WATERLOO FAIR 76 69 79 NE10 29.81F 6HR MIN TEMP: 76; 6HR MAX TEMP: 82; 6HR PCP: 0.01;
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Saturday July 20, 2019
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 76 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 83 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The heat index is near 86 degrees east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 14 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Clarinda and Burlington. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Mason City.
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
1217 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for the entire outlook area until 7 PM this evening. Very high heat indices between 100 and 110 degrees are expected. A cold front will move slowly across the area tonight with numerous thunderstorms expected to develop along and behind the front. There is an enhanced risk for severe storms and damaging winds of at least 70 mph north of a Freeport to Dubuque to Edgewood line. There is also a risk for isolated tornadoes. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the remainder of the area. The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds. Additionally, thunderstorms will produce heavy rainfall and may also hit the same area repeatedly overnight which may cause flash flooding. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Thunderstorms are likely on Sunday as a cold front continues to move slowly south through the area. Severe thunderstorms are possible, mainly for areas south of Interstate 80, with damaging winds, heavy rain and flash flooding being the primary threats. There is a marginal risk for severe storms. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter and amateur radio network activation may be needed especially this evening and overnight.
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IA
742 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Above Below Below Precipitation: Above Above 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 July 20, 2019 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.510000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:56 EDT Set 21:44 EDT Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 22:15 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
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky