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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DES MOINES County
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Regional Hourly Observations For DES MOINES County
Issued at 300 PM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018
SOUTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS BURLINGTON SUNNY 50 24 36 NW23G41 30.17R FAIRFIELD * SUNNY 48 21 34 NW23G35 30.21R FORT MADISON * MOSUNNY 52 25 35 NW26G33 30.18R KEOKUK * SUNNY 52 25 35 NW24G31 30.18R OSKALOOSA * FAIR 47 19 32 N23G36 30.25R CENTERVILLE * FAIR 54 28 37 NW22 30.25R OTTUMWA LGT RAIN 49 24 37 NW26G41 30.23R WASHINGTON * SUNNY 46 19 34 NW28G39 30.22R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 300pm CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 51 degrees west, near 49 degrees central, and near 45 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 16 mph with gusts at 25 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 23 mph with gusts at 38 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 24 mph with gusts at 40 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 57 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Mason City and 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For DES MOINES County,IA
940 AM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT A wind advisory is in effect for the entire outlook area through 4 pm this afternoon. Northwest winds sustained 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph can be expected. Wind gusts of around 50 mph are possible at a few locations. Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight. However, reports of wind gusts over 40 mph would be appreciated today.
7-Day Forecast For DES MOINES County, IA
327 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Normal Precipitation: Normal Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -10.680000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 08:33 EDT Set 19:24 EDT Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 08:06 EDT Ends 19:51 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
//////////////////////////// OCTOBER 20TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1770... An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47 years. (David Ludlum) ...1983... Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45 inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California, afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to 4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky