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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BENTON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 800 PM CST THU FEB 21 2019
NORTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CEDAR RAPIDS FAIR 15 10 80 NW5 30.28S WCI 8 CHARLES CITY * FAIR 9 7 92 SW6 30.29R WCI -1 CLINTON * FAIR 20 15 81 NW7 30.31R WCI 11 DECORAH * FAIR 14 12 92 CALM 30.26S DUBUQUE FAIR 13 8 81 W3 30.27R OELWEIN * FAIR 10 10 100 CALM 30.29R WATERLOO FAIR 7 4 87 CALM 30.31R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
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
417 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY An intense winter storm system will affect the region this weekend. Light freezing drizzle and freezing rain is possible Friday night mainly north of Interstate 80 with accumulations up to one tenth of an inch possible. Rising temperatures will change the freezing precipitation over to rain by morning. Saturday, widespread rain is expected with isolated thunderstorms possible from late afternoon into the evening. Severe weather is not expected, but wind gusts to 45 mph will be possible. Saturday night, the precipitation is expected to change to a wintry mix and then snow by morning with light snow accumulations possible over portions of eastern Iowa and far northwest Illinois. Strong west to northwest winds will develop Saturday night and continue through the day Sunday. Sustained winds may reach 25 to 35 mph and gusts as high as 50 mph will be possible. This may cause some blowing and drifting snow over eastern Iowa. Rainfall amounts of one half to nearly one inch over the weekend may lead to considerable rises and possible flooding along area rivers. Breakup ice jams will also be possible. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IA
642 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 27-MAR 3 MAR 1-MAR 7 FEB FEB-APR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Below Normal Precipitation: Normal Normal Above Below .... 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
Thursday February 21, 2019 the 52th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -10.270000 Distance 0.999723 AU Rise 08:01 EST Set 18:55 EST Transit Meridian 13:27 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:33 EST Ends 19:22 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
FEBRUARY 21ST HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1918... A spectacular chinook wind at Granville ND caused the temperature to spurt from a morning low of 33 degrees below zero to an afternoon high of 50 degrees above zero. (David Ludlum) ...1935... Frequent duststorms occurred in eastern Colorado during the month, forcing schools to close and people to stay indoors. A fatality occurred on this date when two section cars collided on the railroad near Arriba CO, due to poor visibility. (The Weather Channel) ...1936... The temperature at Langdon ND climbed above zero for the first time in six weeks. Readings never got above freezing during all three winter months. (David Ludlum) ...1971... An outbreak of tornadoes hit northeastern Louisiana and northern and central Mississippi. The tornadoes claimed 121 lives, including 110 in Mississippi. Three tornadoes accounted for 118 of the deaths. There are 1600 persons injured, 900 homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and total damage was 19 million dollars. (David Ludlum)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky