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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
500 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

A spectacular fall afternoon is coming to a close as the sun starts to
set over Iowa. Highs today were comfortably in the 60s, and even a few
readings in the 70s in the southwest corner of the state. Abundant
sunshine will continue into tomorrow, but temperatures will take a
step back as cooler air filters into the region. Highs Tuesday should
range from the upper 40s across the north to mid 50s in the south with
northerly winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. 

The dry pattern across much of the region looks set to come to an end
over the second half of the week as a few low pressure systems cross
the Plains. The best chances for light rain look to be late Wednesday
into Thursday, then again late Friday into Saturday. Highs through the
end of the week will generally hover in the upper 40s to mid 50s,
which is 5 to 10 degrees below normal for late October. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BLACK HAWK County

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Regional Hourly Observations For BLACK HAWK County
Issued at 500 PM CDT MON OCT 22 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      64  34  32 W13       30.08R                  
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      64  27  24 NW17      30.08R                  
CLINTON *      FAIR      66  33  29 W10       30.05S                  
DECORAH *      FAIR      61  27  27 NW13G22   30.04R                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      64  30  27 W15       30.05S                  
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      64  32  29 W9G15     30.06R                  
WATERLOO       FAIR      64  31  28 W13G22    30.08R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 500pm CDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 65 degrees west, near 67 degrees central, and near 67 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 10 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 70 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 63 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BLACK HAWK County,IA

411 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BLACK HAWK County, IA
250 PM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

Sunny. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Clear. Low in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny, cooler. High in the upper 40s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Low around 30. Northeast wind near 5 mph.

Sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.

Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Cloudy. High in the upper 40s.

Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light rain through midnight. Low in the upper 30s.

Cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s.

Cloudy. A chance of light rain through midnight, then light rain likely after midnight. Low around 40. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. High in the lower 50s.

Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain through midnight. Low in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. High around 50.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s.

Partly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

Declination -11.390000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:35 EDT Set 19:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:08 EDT Ends 19:48 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

The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky