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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
520 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Today was rather interesting across Iowa. Most of the state has seen
wide spread stratus cloud cover since the morning hours. Throughout
the afternoon, central Iowa did have some substantial breaks in cloud
cover. There have been reports of light rain showers throughout the
state, with traces of snow sprinkled in. Temperatures this afternoon
hit the mid to upper 30s. Winds have not been strong, coming from the
northwest at less than 5 miles per hour. 

The rest of the Midwest has experienced similar conditions in terms of
cloud cover and isolated rain showers. Temperatures in Missouri and
Kansas were a little warmer, with high temperatures in the mid 40s. 

For this evening, some portions of Iowa will see cloud cover
dissipate, others will see the cloud cover linger. No substantial
precipitation if any is expected this evening. Temperatures will drop
into the mid 20s, and perhaps a few degrees cooler in areas where the
cloud cover dissipates. For heading into the start of the work week, 
temperatures will rebound back into the mid 40s. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BUENA VISTA County

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUENA VISTA County
Issued at 700 PM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

CARROLL *      CLOUDY    28  25  86 W3        29.98F FOG              
CHEROKEE *     CLOUDY    32  28  86 CALM      29.99R                  
DENISON *      PTCLDY    28  27  93 NW3       30.00S                  
LE MARS *      CLOUDY    32  28  86 CALM      29.98S                  
ORANGE CITY *  CLOUDY    30  28  93 CALM      29.97S                  
SHELDON *      CLOUDY    21  21 100 S5        29.95S FOG     WCI  15  
SIOUX CITY     MOCLDY    28  24  85 W5        30.00R WCI  23          
SPENCER        CLOUDY    30  26  85 CALM      29.98R                  
STORM LAKE *   CLOUDY    30  27  86 CALM      29.97R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 600pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 32 degrees west, near 36 degrees central, and near 38 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees central. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 42 degrees at Burlington. The lowest temperature is 27 degrees at Harlan.

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 BUENA VISTA County,IA

404 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

Accumulating snow is possible next Thursday. At this point, snow
fall amounts and impacts remain uncertain. 


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BUENA VISTA County, IA
627 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 25. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs around 47. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 29. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs around 44. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 23. North winds around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 42.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Cloudy. Chance of snow
possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then snow
possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon. Highs around 36. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 16. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs around 25.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 10.

Partly sunny. Highs around 19.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 6 above.

Mostly cloudy. Highs around 14.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal      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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:37 EST Set 17:44 EST
Transit Meridian 13:10 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 08:06 EST Ends 18:15 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

A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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