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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
412 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

Quiet weather continues over the state early this Monday morning. A
few clouds are passing overhead along with light north winds over
northern Iowa and light south winds over southern Iowa. Temperatures
range from the lower 30s over the northwest to the mid 40s in the 

Today will be another pleasant fall afternoon with temperatures ranging
from the upper 50s over northeast Iowa to the mid to upper 60s in the
south by late afternoon. Over the next two days dry weather will continue,
though both Tuesday and Wednesday will be somewhat cooler with afternoon
highs mainly in the 40s and 50s and lows in the 20s and 30s. A series
of weak weather systems will be crossing the Central Plains from late
Wednesday night through Saturday. These systems will bring clouds and
chances for rain periodically through the period. With clouds and 
rain chances increasing, high temperatures will generally be in the 
40s to 50s along with lows in the 30s and 40s. The end of the week 
will look and feel more like fall again with gray skies and rain 
chances from time to time. Little change is expected into the weekend,
though Sunday may turn out to be a slightly nicer day than Saturday. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BUCHANAN County

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUCHANAN County
Issued at 600 AM CDT MON OCT 22 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      37  32  82 SW3       30.03R                  
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      30  28  93 W3        30.05R                  
CLINTON *      FAIR      38  32  79 W5        30.04S WCI  34          
DECORAH *      FAIR      34  32  93 NW5       30.03R WCI  30          
DUBUQUE        FAIR      32  27  81 S3        30.03R                  
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      30  30 100 CALM      30.03S                  
OELWEIN *        N/A     30  30 100 CALM      30.04R                  
WATERLOO       FAIR      28  27  96 CALM      30.05R                  

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

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

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 37 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 41 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at Lamoni. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Waterloo and Spencer.

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 BUCHANAN County,IA

303 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018


Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the           
latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details.


The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BUCHANAN County, IA
326 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

Mostly clear. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Low in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Cooler, sunny. High in the upper 40s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Low around 30. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High around 50. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

Cloudy. High in the upper 40s. Low in the upper 30s.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. High around 50. Low in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. High in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain. Low in the upper 30s. 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 27-OCT 31 OCT 29-NOV 4    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