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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
436 AM CST Thu Nov 22 2018

Winds have been from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph across Iowa
overnight. Mostly clear skies early in the night have remained so
across southern Iowa, but become cloudy across northern Iowa. Fog has
also developed in some parts of the state, but any dense fog has been
very localized. Temperatures have been fairly steady in the mid to 
upper 20s in most areas.

Thanksgiving Day will be dry and a bit more mild, with temperatures
rising into the lower 50s in the south and west but remaining in the
mid 30s to lower 40s in northeast Iowa. Two storm systems are then set
to affect the region through the weekend. The first will bring rain on
Friday, mostly during the day and tapering off from west to east on
Friday night. About a quarter to a half inch of rain is forecast in
some areas, mainly in southeast Iowa. The second storm system will
move more slowly over the region from Saturday night through Sunday
and is likely to bring accumulating snowfall to parts of Iowa. While
amounts and location remain uncertain, the southern half of the state
is most likely to see snow on Sunday. Increasing winds may also result
in blowing snow and hazardous travel conditions. Those planning to
take to the roads on Sunday should continue to monitor the latest
forecast updates in the coming days.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FAYETTE County

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Regional Hourly Observations For FAYETTE County
Issued at 500 AM CST THU NOV 22 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      27  25  92 SE13      30.25F WCI  16          
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY    27  25  93 SE18G24   30.23S WCI  13          
CLINTON *      FAIR      27  24  89 E12       30.33S WCI  17          
DECORAH *      CLOUDY    27  25  93 SE12G21   30.25F WCI  16          
DUBUQUE        CLOUDY    28  22  78 SE10      30.30F WCI  19          
MONTICELLO *   CLOUDY    28  25  86 SE12      30.29S WCI  18          
WATERLOO       CLOUDY    28  25  88 SE15G22   30.24F WCI  16          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 500am CST, Thursday November 22, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 27 degrees west, near 29 degrees central, and near 28 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 17 degrees west. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees central. Winds are from the southeast at 12 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 18 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 Lamoni. The lowest temperature is 26 degrees at Quad Cities, Mason City, 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 FAYETTE County,IA

505 AM CST Thu Nov 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

There is the potential for a winter storm to impact the area
Saturday night through Sunday. Is is still too early to discern
details at this time. Travelers this weekend are encouraged to
keep up to date with the latest forecasts concerning this storm


No action needed.


No webinar is scheduled.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FAYETTE County, IA
427 AM CST Thu Nov 22 2018

Cloudy. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy. Rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Cloudy. Rain in the evening, then a chance of rain
possibly mixed with freezing rain and snow after midnight. No snow accumulation. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph
shifting to the southwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Snow likely. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Colder. Snow likely. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 18.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 11.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 9.

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

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                NOV 27-DEC 1 NOV 29-DEC 5    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     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

Thursday November 22, 2018 the 326th Day of Year

Declination -20.330000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:13 EST Set 17:47 EST
Transit Meridian 13:00 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:17 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

An observer at Boston MA recorded a "great tempest of wind and rain from
the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed
the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here". (David Ludlum)
Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and
inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000 acre
brush fire on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off
streets in some areas due to flying debris. (21st-22nd) (The Weather
Over two inches of rainfall was received at the Jackson, KY Weather Office and 
the London, KY Corbin Airport in 1991. London measured 2.18 inches of 
rain...while Jackson picked up 2.99 inches of precipitation. Both amounts 
established new daily rainfall records for November 22nd.

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