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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
340 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

Clear skies and cold conditions will greet early risers today across 
Iowa. Early morning temperatures are quite chilly...with readings in 
the lower to mid 20s from eastern through northern valley areas. From
central to western areas, temperatures are in the mid 20s to upper 
20s. Winds are light and variable central and east and light southeast

Today will be pleasant over the region as high pressure exits to the
east. South southwest winds will pick up this afternoon and help
propel afternoon highs into the lower 50s east to the upper 60s over
the far west. Across Nebraska, temperatures will reach the lower 70s
this afternoon. A couple of weak boundaries will move through the
region in the next two to three days. Other than a few passing clouds,
the fronts will not bring any rainfall and only a change in wind
direction and temperature. Monday highs will be in the 50s and 60s
with 50s expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. By late Wednesday a
weather system will spread light rain into western Iowa. This will
reach most of west and central sections on Thursday with additional
light rain possible statewide Friday into Friday night. The end of the
week will be cloudy and cool with highs in the 40s and 50s. Rainfall
amounts are expected to be a quarter of an inch or less over the
region. Some drying is possible Saturday into Sunday with seasonal
temperatures expected both days. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BUTLER County

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUTLER County
Issued at 700 AM CDT SUN OCT 21 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      22  20  92 S3        30.35S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  22; 6HR MAX TEMP:  27;                                

CHARLES CITY * FAIR      23  21  93 S6        30.30F WCI  16          
CLINTON *      FAIR      22  20  92 SW3       30.37R                  
DECORAH *      FAIR      27  23  86 CALM      30.29S                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      22  18  85 SW6       30.33F WCI  14          
6HR MIN TEMP:  21; 6HR MAX TEMP:  29;                                

MONTICELLO *   FAIR      21  19  93 CALM      30.35S                  
OELWEIN *        N/A     23  23 100 S5        30.33S WCI  17          
WATERLOO       FAIR      26  22  84 CALM      30.33F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  22; 6HR MAX TEMP:  27;                                

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 700am CDT, Sunday October 21, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 28 degrees central, and near 23 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees west. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees central. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 31 degrees at Lamoni. The lowest temperature is 22 degrees at Dubuque, Clinton, and Cedar Rapids.

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 BUTLER County,IA

324 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BUTLER County, IA
736 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

Sunny, warmer. High in the mid 50s. South wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest around 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph.

Mostly clear. Not as cool. Low in the mid 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph shifting to the west after midnight.

Sunny. High in the upper 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

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

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

Mostly clear. Low around 30.

Mostly sunny. High around 50.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain after midnight. Low in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. High in the upper 40s.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. Low in the upper 30s.

Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the morning. High in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. High in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:     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 October 21, 2018 the 294th Day of Year

Declination -11.040000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:34 EDT Set 19:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:07 EDT Ends 19:50 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 severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State,
the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars
damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA,
produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum)
The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California
causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches
of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles.
Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The
Weather Channel)
Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows
were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at
Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly
during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS
warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua
packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over
Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing
more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one
degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and
southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach
FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came
to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of
snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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