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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1112 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Skies were sunny over the northeast counties with partly sunny skies
over the remainder of the state this morning. It was a cool morning
across the northeast with single digits over the northeast to the
lower 30s southwest. By late morning, readings had warmed into the
upper teens northeast to the middle 30s southwest. Winds this morning
have been mostly light and variable.

A frontal boundary stretched along the Missouri River basin from the
Dakotas into Missouri this morning. Clouds are expected to spread
across much of the region today and tonight. A weak upper level 
disturbance will move through the state later today bringing slight chances
for some light snow or flurries to portions of the state this 
afternoon into tonight. Dry and warmer conditions are then expected 
for the state into Friday and Saturday. There will be a chance for 
some light rain across far southeast Iowa into Sunday, with generally 
dry and mild conditions expected again into early next week.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CHICKASAW County

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHICKASAW County
Issued at 400 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS   CLOUDY    25  16  68 W9        30.06R WCI  15          
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY    25  18  74 NW9G15    30.04R WCI  15          
CLINTON *      CLOUDY    26  16  65 SW7       30.07S WCI  18          
DECORAH *      CLOUDY    25  16  68 VRB5G12   30.01S WCI  19          
DUBUQUE        PTCLDY    24  15  68 W7        30.03S WCI  16          
MONTICELLO *   CLOUDY    27  16  63 W9        30.06R WCI  17          
OELWEIN *      CLOUDY    27  18  69 W13       30.04R WCI  16          
WATERLOO       CLOUDY    26  15  63 W6        30.05R WCI  19          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 32 degrees central, and near 27 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 9 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 18 degrees east. 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 39 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 24 degrees at Dubuque.

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 CHICKASAW County,IA

320 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


No action needed.


No webinar is scheduled.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHICKASAW County, IA
442 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Cloudy. A chance of flurries. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries through the night. Lows around 18. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph
shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:35 EST Set 17:43 EST
Transit Meridian 13:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 08:04 EST Ends 18:14 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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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