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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1115 AM CDT Sun Sep 23 2018

Plenty of sunshine was found across the region late this morning as
high pressure remained in control of the weather pattern. At 11 AM,
temperatures ranged in the 60s to around 70 throughout much of the
region with some breezy south winds developing.  

A beautiful day for the first full day of fall today as highs are
expected to range in the 70s with abundant sunshine. High pressure
looks to shifts southeast by Monday as a cold front and associated
area of low pressure enter the region. Storm chances increase Monday
night over northern Iowa into Minnesota while showers and
thunderstorms become more abundant during the overnight hours into
Tuesday morning. The cold front looks to continue to push through the
state on Tuesday providing additional showers and storm chances during
the day. Another couple of weak systems will bring a few showers early
Thursday and again Friday.

High temperatures on Monday are forecast to rise into the 70s to near
80 before cooler temperatures filter into the region by Tuesday. Highs
Tuesday through Friday are likely to range in the 60s while low
temperatures look to generally range in the 40s. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FAYETTE County

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Regional Hourly Observations For FAYETTE County
Issued at 300 PM CDT SUN SEP 23 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      72  50  45 E10       30.06F                  
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      73  50  43 MISG      30.04F                  
CLINTON *      FAIR      75  48  38 SE9       30.08F                  
DECORAH *      FAIR      73  50  43 S8G15     30.05F                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      70  49  47 E9        30.09F                  
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      75  46  35 SE10      30.07F                  
OELWEIN *      FAIR      75  48  38 S10G17    30.06F                  
WATERLOO       FAIR      74  51  44 SE15G21   30.03F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 300pm CDT, Sunday September 23, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 79 degrees west, near 76 degrees central, and near 73 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the south at 16 mph with gusts at 29 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Storm Lake, Spencer, Sioux City, Harlan, and Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For FAYETTE County,IA

334 AM CDT Sun Sep 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

A few area rivers are experiencing higher than normal flow and 
some flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood 
Warnings for details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Thunderstorms are possible Monday Night into Tuesday. Lightning 
is the main threat. 


No action needed.


No webinar is scheduled.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FAYETTE County, IA
327 PM CDT Sun Sep 23 2018

Sunny. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                SEP 29-OCT 3  OCT 1-OCT 7    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Sunday September 23, 2018 the 266th Day of Year

Declination -0.450000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 08:03 EDT Set 20:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:06 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:36 EDT Ends 20:35 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

One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long
Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It was the worst
tempest in nearly two hundred years, equal to the hurricane which struck in
1938, and one of a series of severe summer and autumn storms to affect
shipping lanes that year. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Charlotteburg NJ dipped to 23 degrees, the coldest
reading of record for so early in the autumn for the state. (The Weather
A thunderstorm downburst caused a timber blowdown in the Kaibab National
Forest north of the Grand Canyon. Two hundred acres were completely
destroyed, and scattered destruction occurred across another 3300 acres.
Many trees were snapped off 15 to 30 feet above ground level. (The Weather
Autumn began on a rather pleasant note for much of the nation. Showers and
thunderstorms were confined to Florida and the southwestern deserts. Warm
weather continued in the western U.S., and began to spread into the Great
Plains Region, but even in the southwestern deserts readings remained below
100 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front in the south central U.S.
produced severe weather in Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening
hours. Thunderstorms produced softball size hail near Noble and Enterprise,
and baseball size hail at Lequire and Kinta. A tornado near Noble OK
destroyed a mobile home injuring one person. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Seventeen cities in the north central U.S. reported record low temperatures
for the date, including Devils Lake ND with a reading of 22 degrees.
Jackson KY reported a record low of 41 degrees during the late afternoon.
Strong northwesterly winds ushering cold air into the central and
northeastern U.S. gusted to 55 mph at Indianapolis IND. Winds along the
cold front gusted to 65 mph at Norfolk VA, and thunderstorms along the cold
front deluged Roseland NJ with 2.25 inches of rain in one hour. The
temperature at Richmond VA plunged from 84 degrees to 54 degrees in two
hours. Snow and sleet was reported at Binghamton NY. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
A slow-moving storm system brought torrential rains to Kentucky on 
September 22 and 23, 2006, resulting in widespread flooding.  Eight people 
were killed in the state. It was the worst general flood since the March 
1997 flood.  It was the deadliest weather event in this area since seven 
people were killed in the flood of March 1-2, 1997, and the Super Outbreak 
of tornadoes on April 3, 1974 when 72 lives were lost.

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