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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
444 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Conditions have quieted down across the state early this Friday
morning. Some lingering light showers continue over parts of northern
and eastern Iowa early today. West northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph
with gusts to near 25 mph at times are common over the region. Skies
are cloudy north with temperatures in the mid 60s. Across the south
temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s.

Today will be breezy over the state with winds of 15 to near 30 mph
today. Clouds and scattered showers will be most prevalent over the
north and east as a strong summertime upper level low slowly tracks
east through tonight and early Saturday. Highs will reach the lower
70s northeast to the mid 80s in the far south and west. Clouds will
give way to some clearing later toward evening as winds diminish.

The weekend will be generally quiet with some clouds over the area and
pleasant temperatures. Lows tonight will range from the lower 60s in
the northwest to the mid 60s over southern Iowa. Highs Saturday and
Sunday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s north to the mid 80s
south and west. By Monday there will be a chance of scattered showers
and thunderstorms west and north. A quick day of drying on Tuesday and
another chance of showers and thunderstorms coming up for Wednesday.
Highs next week will be seasonal to just below normal at times
reaching the upper 70s to lower 80s. Lows will fall to the low to
middle 60s.  

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CARROLL County

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Regional Hourly Observations For CARROLL County
Issued at 700 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

CARROLL *      CLOUDY    64  63  94 W10       29.85R                  
CHEROKEE *     CLOUDY    64  63  96 NW10      29.87R                  
DENISON *      PTCLDY    63  61  94 W5        29.89R                  
LE MARS *      CLOUDY    64  61  88 NW9       29.89R                  
ORANGE CITY *  CLOUDY    64  63  94 NW8       29.89R                  
SHELDON *      CLOUDY    66  64  94 NW10      29.87R                  
SIOUX CITY     CLEAR     63  60  90 NW12      29.88S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  62; 6HR MAX TEMP:  66;                                

SPENCER        CLOUDY    67  61  81 NW14G22   29.86R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  67; 6HR MAX TEMP:  70;                                

STORM LAKE *   CLOUDY    63  63 100 NW9       29.86R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 700am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 63 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 13 mph with gusts at 25 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 70 degrees at Quad Cities, Burlington, and Ames. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Storm Lake, Sioux City, Harlan, Estherville, and Clarinda.

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 CARROLL County,IA

349 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

An isolated non-severe thunderstorm will be possible this afternoon
mainly northeast - mainly north of US Highway 30 and east of Interstate

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Additional non-severe thunderstorm chances return Monday and Wednesday.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CARROLL County, IA
606 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Mostly sunny. High around 80. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the upper 70s. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the lower 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Partly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. High in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:56 EDT Set 21:44 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 22:15 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 at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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