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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
504 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Windy conditions have not backed down this afternoon with much of 
Iowa seeing wind speeds greater than 20 miles per hour. Some areas 
have seen gusts upwards of 50 miles per hour. A wind advisory remains 
in effect for most of the state until 6 PM. Temperatures right now are
ranging from the lower 30s to upper 40s with wind chills anywhere 
from the mid teens to upper 30s. Heavy cloud cover will remain with us
overnight, and temperatures will drop to the upper teens to lower 
20s.

Tomorrow will be a little colder with gloomy skies sticking around
with us. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 20s. The
weather will be quiet, but looking to Thursday night into Friday
morning there is a slight chance for snow for most of the state with
little to no accumulation expected. Temperatures will warm slightly
Friday and into the weekend to the mid 30s to upper 40s. With the
weekend comes a chance for rain and snow overnight Saturday and into
the day Sunday but above freezing temperatures will keep the snow 
from sticking around for too long. Next week will be much of the same
story with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s and fairly 
quiet weather.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CLAY County


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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
Issued at 200 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017

   NORTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARROLL *      CLOUDY    28  21  74 N13       29.98R WCI  18          
CHEROKEE *     CLOUDY    27  23  85 N8        30.00R WCI  19          
DENISON *      CLOUDY    30  25  80 N7        30.00F WCI  23          
LE MARS *      CLOUDY    30  27  86 CALM      30.00S                  
ORANGE CITY *  CLOUDY    28  27  93 N3        29.99R                  
SHELDON *      CLOUDY    25  23  93 N9        29.97S WCI  15          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    33  27  78 N8        30.01S WCI  26          
SPENCER        CLOUDY    25  18  74 N14       29.99R WCI  13          
STORM LAKE *   CLOUDY    25  21  86 N12G18    29.98R WCI  14          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 34 degrees west, near 29 degrees central, and near 24 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are from the north at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 19 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 12 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 13 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 36 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 18 degrees at Waterloo.


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 CLAY County,IA

613 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

Light drizzle and flurries are possible through midnight. No 
accumulations are expected, with only trace amounts of 
precipitation.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Light snow could occur Thursday morning into the afternoon, with 
accumulations of a dusting to around a half inch possible. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, IA
1126 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 23. North winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Gusts around 25 mph.

THURSDAY
Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs around 32. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the evening. Lows around 20. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 38. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 24. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 41.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 22.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 36.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 21.

MONDAY
Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 41.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 25.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 40.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 21.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 37.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

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SUN
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

DECEMBER 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
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)
...1924...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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)

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