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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
449 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

Clouds covered much of Iowa early this morning, but skies remained 
clear for the time being southwest. There was no precipitation as of
yet. Temperatures were fairly uniform in the 30s heading toward
daybreak. Brisk northwest winds were in place over the northeast half
of the state with gusts as high as 25 to 35 mph at times, but they
diminished to light and variable southwest where skies were still 

The weather across the region will remain dry for most of the daylight
hours, but a mixture of light rain and light snow will spread from 
South Dakota across Minnesota into northern Iowa by late afternoon. 
This trend will continue into the evening as it crosses Iowa, but the
precipitation should mainly be snow for northeast Iowa and adjacent 
sections of Minnesota and Wisconsin. These areas may see several 
inches of snow by daybreak Saturday with Winter Weather Advisories in 

After this precipitation ends Saturday morning the outlook into 
Thanksgiving calls for an extended period of mainly dry conditions
with good travel weather. It will remain cold with below normal
temperatures from the weekend into early next week, but warming is
expected for Wednesday into Thanksgiving with mild, above normal
temperatures by that time.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DICKINSON County

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Regional Hourly Observations For DICKINSON County
Issued at 900 AM CST FRI NOV 16 2018

CHEROKEE       CLOUDY    34  30  87 W7        30.06R WCI  28          
DENISON        CLOUDY    36  32  87 NW9       30.08S                  
ESTHERVILLE    CLOUDY    24  22  91 NW10      30.03S WCI  14          
ORANGE CITY    CLOUDY    34  30  86 NW5       30.05S WCI  30          
SHELDON        FLURRIES  28  28 100 NW8       30.04R WCI  20          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    35  31  85 N7        30.06F WCI  29          
SPENCER        CLOUDY    30  26  85 NW6       30.05R WCI  24          
STORM LAKE     CLOUDY    34  30  86 W9        30.04S WCI  26          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 900am CST, Friday November 16, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 35 degrees west, near 37 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the north at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees west. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 28 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 17 mph with gusts at 25 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 25 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 38 degrees at Ottumwa. The lowest temperature is 24 degrees at 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 DICKINSON County,IA

505 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

A quick moving system will bring a chance of rain and snow to the
region late this afternoon into tonight. Any rain is expected to
change to snow by this evening. Snow accumulations are expected 
to remain on the light side, around an inch or less by late

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For DICKINSON County, IA
927 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

Colder, cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light rain
possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Highs around 36. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Breezy, cloudy. Light snow in the evening, then chance of light snow
possibly mixed with freezing rain and after midnight. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Lows around 18. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming north 15 to 25 mph after midnight.

Colder. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 21. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows around 9 above. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

Sunny. Highs around 33. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 19.

Partly sunny. Highs around 32.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 17.

Partly sunny. Highs around 33.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 24.

Sunny. Highs around 44.

Clear. Lows around 28.

Sunny. Highs around 46.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 21-25    NOV 23-29    NOV   NOV18-JAN19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above      Above     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

Friday November 16, 2018 the 320th Day of Year

Declination -18.970000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 08:06 EST Set 17:52 EST
Transit Meridian 12:58 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:37 EST Ends 18:21 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

Record daily precipitation amounts were set: 1.96 inches at Lexington and 
1.50 inches at Bowling Green, KY. (NWS Louisville)
More than six inches of snow fell at Tucson AZ. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
The most severe November cold wave in U.S. history was in progress. A
weather observing station located 14 miles northeast of Lincoln MT reported
a reading of 53 degrees below zero, which established an all-time record
low temperature for the nation for the month of November. Their high that
day was one degree above zero. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions across parts of
eastern Colorado. Wind gusts reached 68 mph at Pueblo, and snowfall totals
ranged up to 37 inches at Echo Lake. In Wyoming, the temperature dipped to
14 degrees below zero at Laramie. Strong thunderstorms in Louisiana
drenched Alexandria with 16.65 inches of rain in thirty hours, with an
unofficial total of 21.21 inches north of Olla. Flash flooding in Louisiana
caused five to six million dollars damage. (15th-16th) (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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