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503 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

A weak area of high pressure remained over Iowa today. The result was
light winds, seasonal temperatures and humid conditions. A few 
thunderstorms did develop over the east and the far west portions of
the state, otherwise sky conditions were mainly partly cloudy. 
Temperatures at 5 pm were in the low to mid 80s and the wind was light
and at 8 mph or less. 

A weak boundary will pass through the region overnight and will be
followed by a more broad region of high pressure for Monday and
Tuesday. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s and less humid 
conditions can be expected both days. Thunderstorm chances will begin
to increase across the Western Plains Tuesday night then will spread
eastward into the Siouxland and mid Missouri valley regions on
Wednesday. Addition thunderstorm chances are possible across much of
the Midwest for Thursday.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BUCHANAN County

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUCHANAN County
Issued at 700 PM CDT SUN JUL 15 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      83  73  72 CALM      29.93F HX  89           
6HR MIN TEMP:  79; 6HR MAX TEMP:  84; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

CHARLES CITY * PTSUNNY   82  75  78 S3        29.96S HX  89           
CLINTON *      FAIR      83  74  74 W3        29.94S HX  89           
DECORAH *      FAIR      84  72  65 NW5       29.93F HX  89           
DUBUQUE        FAIR      81  71  71 SW3       29.96R HX  85           
6HR MIN TEMP:  75; 6HR MAX TEMP:  82;                                

MONTICELLO *   FAIR      84  72  65 CALM      29.93S HX  89           
OELWEIN *      FAIR      84  72  65 W3        29.95S HX  89           
WATERLOO       PTSUNNY   86  73  65 CALM      29.92S HX  93           
6HR MIN TEMP:  82; 6HR MAX TEMP:  88;                                

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Sunday July 15, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 86 degrees west, near 88 degrees central, and near 84 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, partly sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 89 degrees east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and danger east. Winds are from the north at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 88 degrees at Lamoni and Des Moines. The lowest temperature is 77 degrees at Estherville.

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

1258 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018


Isolated thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early this
evening. Expect some brief downpours, but no severe storms.

Heat index values will reach the low 90s over parts of the outlook
area this afternoon.


Thunderstorms are possible Monday over west central Illinois. 
Severe storms are not expected.

Thursday through Saturday, thunderstorms will be possible each day. 
The potential for severe storms appears low at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BUCHANAN County, IA
727 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Low in the upper 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 96 in the evening.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Low around 60. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low around 60. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 70s.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. High in the upper 70s. Low in the mid 60s.

Mostly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above     Normal                      
 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

Sunday July 15, 2018 the 196th Day of Year

Declination 21.360000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:52 EDT Set 21:47 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 22:19 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

A dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the
southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22
inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted
in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven
years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight
to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S.
Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including
Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the
date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July.
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a
cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high
temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record
high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth
day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across
Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three
tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which
injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage
from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record
for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon
and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown
with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little
more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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