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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
515 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Conditions across Iowa this afternoon were mild. Areas east of highway
63 saw mostly clear skies with a few passing clouds this afternoon
after the fog dissipated. Areas west of highway 63 saw mainly 
overcast conditions, with light and fog and mist slightly reducing 
visibility throughout the afternoon. Overall the winds across the 
state have been calm. A few locations in central and southern Iowa 
reached the low 40s for afternoon high temperatures, while most other 
locations were in the mid to upper 30s. No substantial precipitation 
has been reported this afternoon. 

The rest of the Midwest and Great Plains saw cloudy conditions today.
A few relatively clear spots were in central Illinois and southern
Wisconsin. Temperatures in Missouri and Kansas were in the mid 50s
this afternoon, while Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota saw high
temperatures in the lower 40s. A few light showers were located in 
eastern Nebraska and eastern Kansas.

For the rest of this evening, conditions across Iowa will overall be
quiet. With dewpoint temperatures currently in the upper 30s, patchy 
fog and mist is very likely across the state, which will reduce 
visibility overnight and into Monday morning. Low temperatures this 
evening will be in the low to mid 30s. It is possible for a few 
locations with clear skies in Iowa to drop into the upper 20s. 
Conditions overall are forecast to remain quiet for Monday. 
Temperatures in central and southern Iowa will be in the upper 40s, 
and it may be possible for temperatures to reach into the lower 50s 
at some locations. Monday night into Tuesday, a system will work its 
way across the region, which will introduce precipitation chances for 
most of Iowa. Depending on the track and temperatures, snow showers 
are possible in some portions of Iowa on Tuesday. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FLOYD County

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Regional Hourly Observations For FLOYD County
Issued at 800 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      39  33  79 W3        29.91S                  
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      41  36  81 CALM      29.93F                  
CLINTON *      FAIR      44  27  51 CALM      29.93S                  
DECORAH *      FAIR      43  32  65 NW3       29.92S                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      40  29  64 CALM      29.92R                  
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      45  30  57 CALM      29.92S                  
OELWEIN *        N/A     39  39 100 NW6       29.93S WCI  35          
WATERLOO       FAIR      39  30  70 CALM      29.93S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 800pm CDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 40 degrees west, near 40 degrees central, and near 46 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, drizzle central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to drizzle. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 46 degrees at Davenport. The lowest temperature is 34 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 FLOYD County,IA

349 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


No action needed.


No webinar is scheduled.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FLOYD County, IA
627 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Mostly cloudy early in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Colder, cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the evening. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 30s.

Rain likely
possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Rain likely
possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain
possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain
possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the lower 40s.

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 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      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 March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.550000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:20 EDT Set 19:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:21 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:53 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

The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

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