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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
514 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

Areas of dense fog persisted over far northern Iowa overnight across
far northern Iowa. In addition to reduced visibility, the fog did
cause for local icy locations due to frost deposits on roadways.
Otherwise, sky conditions across the state ranged from partly to
mostly cloudy. Temperatures at 5 am ranged from 19 degrees at Sheldon
to 39 at Lamoni. The wind was light from the southeast at 8 mph or
less.

A system will move through the Midwest today and will bring light rain
or drizzle to northern Missouri and southeast Iowa. This precipitation
may briefly switch to a wintry mix over southeast Iowa tonight. Areas
of fog early this morning over northern Iowa and southern Minnesota is
expected to redevelop tonight. Afternoon high temperatures today will
be in the 30s and 40s across the region. Mild conditions and dry 
weather are forecast Friday and into the weekend. High temperatures 
will climb into the upper 30s to upper 40s area wide Saturday with a 
few 50s even possible into northern Missouri. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BENTON County


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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 1000 AM CST THU DEC 13 2018

   NORTHEAST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS

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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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,IA

400 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

There is a chance for light freezing rain or freezing drizzle between
5 and 10 PM north of highway 30. A glazing of ice is possible on 
untreated surfaces.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. Reports of
any icing would be appreciated. 

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7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IA
942 AM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy. Patchy fog late in the morning. Patchy fog late in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of light rain and drizzle late in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. East wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the evening. Patchy fog in the evening. Low in the mid 20s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Sunny. High in the upper 30s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 40s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 20s. High in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s. High in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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

Thursday December 13, 2018 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.200000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:34 EST Set 17:43 EST
Transit Meridian 13:08 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 08:03 EST Ends 18:14 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

DECEMBER 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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