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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
509 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Clouds are moving across Iowa early this morning with a mixture of
very light rain mixed with snow at times occurring from western Iowa
through the south central counties. Temperatures remain in the mid 20s
over the eastern portion of the state while milder readings are found
over the west where temperatures are in the mid 30s to lower 40s.  

A warm front will push east across Iowa today with the light rain snow
mixture ending later this morning or early afternoon. Warmer afternoon
temperatures are expected with highs ranging from the mid 40s over 
the northeast to the lower 60s in the far west today. Clouds will 
remain over the region tonight as milder air remains heading into the 
region. Friday will see big changes. A large storm system will bring 
abundant moisture into the Central Plains. Widespread rainfall is 
expected along with moderate to heavy wet snowfall over portions of 
northern, eastern and northeast Iowa, southern Minnesota, southwest 
Wisconsin and northwest Illinois. Snowfall totals may exceed 6 or more
inches with the heavier snow and winter storm watches have been 
posted for portions of northern Iowa and surrounding states. Over the 
remainder of Iowa, much of the precipitation will fall as rain. Over 
an inch of rainfall is possible. 

Highs Friday will be cooler over most of the area with high in the 
lower 40s north to the lower to mid 50s south. The storm will continue
into Saturday. As winds pick up over the region, falling snow and 
lower visibility may cause travel impacts over the region. After the
storm pulls east on Saturday highs will warm from Saturday into Sunday
back into the 30s northeast to the lower 50s southwest. Another storm
will affect the region Monday with more rainfall mixed with snow at

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CHICKASAW County

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHICKASAW County
Issued at 900 AM CDT THU MAR 22 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   CLOUDY    31  29  92 SW3       30.34R                  
CHARLES CITY * PTSUNNY   32  32 100 E7        30.34S WCI  26          
CLINTON *      FAIR      33  25  72 N3        30.36R                  
DECORAH *      PTSUNNY   28  27  93 CALM      30.34S                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      33  22  63 NE8       30.34R WCI  26          
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      32  28  86 CALM      30.35S                  
OELWEIN *      FAIR      32  32 100 NE6       30.34S WCI  26          
WATERLOO       PTSUNNY   33  28  81 CALM      30.35R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 800am CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 35 degrees west, near 35 degrees central, and near 26 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, light snow central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 77%, 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 29 degrees west. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 29 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 41 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 25 degrees at Quad Cities.

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

540 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

A winter storm watch is in effect for Friday night through
Saturday morning. 

Light rain will change over to snow Friday evening, become heavy
at times overnight and continue into Saturday morning. 4 to as 
8 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts are possible. The 
heavier totals are expected to be near and west of a Rochester to
Decorah to Platteville line. Anticipate travel impacts from this

A tight gradient of snow totals is expected on the east side of 
the snow band with lesser amounts in the Mississippi River Valley 
into parts of western Wisconsin. 

There are additional rain and snow chances Monday through Tuesday.


No action is needed.


No webinar is scheduled.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHICKASAW County, IA
727 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018


Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Rain and snow in the evening, then snow after midnight. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight. Snow accumulation of 5 to 7 inches. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Cloudy. Snow in the morning, then a chance of rain
possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 2 inches. Highs in the upper 30s. East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Rain likely
possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain
possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

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 
               MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.030000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:13 EDT Set 19:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 19:56 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 spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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