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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1052 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

It was generally unpleasant overnight and certainly continued this
morning. The main attention getter was the snowfall that was seen over
large parts of northern, northeast, and eastern Iowa where as much as
around 3 inches of snow fell in some spots. Further south, areas of
central Iowa saw light snow with little to now accumulations as well
as some periods of light freezing drizzle. Even further south, near
the Missouri border, light rain turned over to snow this morning as
below freezing temperatures moved in and continues as of late this
morning. 

While snow has ended over the northern two thirds of the state, it
will continue over much of far southern Iowa throughout the day. In
the end, they may see accumulations of up to 2 inches, especially near
the Missouri border. Otherwise, the day will be highlighted by cloud
cover, cooling temperatures, and gusty northerly winds. High
temperatures for the calendar have already occurred, around or just
after midnight in many cases, thanks to the intrusion of the colder
air and strong northerly winds today. 

Fortunately, the outlook over the next few days includes warming
temperatures and little to no precipitation until the end of next
week. Temperatures will slowly rebound into the 30s during the early
portions of next week, then should warm quickly into the 40s and even
low 50s for some by Thanksgiving Day.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CLAY County


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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
Issued at 100 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

NORTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHEROKEE       CLOUDY    21  16  79 N15       30.44F WCI   8          
DENISON        CLOUDY    21  18  86 N17G26    30.40F WCI   7          
ESTHERVILLE    CLOUDY    17  13  84 N15       30.44S WCI   2          
ORANGE CITY    FLURRIES  21  16  79 NE12      30.45F WCI   9          
SHELDON        CLOUDY    19  14  79 N15       30.44F WCI   5          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    24  14  65 N18G28    30.43F WCI  10          
SPENCER        CLOUDY    20  14  77 N14       30.45S WCI   7          
STORM LAKE       N/A     19  16  86 N14G22    30.40F WCI   6          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1200pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 23 degrees west, near 28 degrees central, and near 33 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the north at 16 mph with gusts at 24 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 10 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 13 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 17 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 13 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 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 35 degrees at Quad Cities and Burlington. The lowest temperature is 19 degrees at Storm Lake, Spencer, and Estherville.


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

419 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, IA
1227 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

REST OF TODAY
Colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries. Highs around 22. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows around 9 above. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs around 32. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 23. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 33. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 15.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 38.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 25.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 45.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 28.

THANKSGIVING DAY
Sunny. Highs around 48.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 35.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Chance of rain
possibly mixed with snow in the morning. Highs around 48. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 08:07 EST Set 17:51 EST
Transit Meridian 12:59 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:38 EST Ends 18:20 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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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