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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1057 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

Skies were partly sunny across the southern sky while sunny 
conditions were prevalent over the northern counties. Scattered 
showers and storms had crossed the Missouri river over the far 
southwest counties. Although, the rain was weakening as it tried to 
advance southeast. Early morning low temperatures were in the upper 
50s north to the lower and middle 60s south. By late morning, readings
had warmed into the lower 80s southeast with 70s being reported 
across the remainder of the state. Light northeast winds were over 
northeast Iowa with a light and variable breeze over the remainder of 
the state.

A cold front stretches from South Dakota into northern Iowa and
Illinois. This front will continue to sag southeast across the region
today. An upper level disturbance was responsible for producing the 
showers and storms over the Missouri River basin. As this disturbance
moves southeast, the chance for showers and storms will move into 
Kansas and western Missouri and may even brush west central and 
southwest Iowa. Behind the front, high pressure will build into the
upper midwest, providing mostly clear skies and mild temperatures. 

Beginning tonight through early Friday, an upper level trough of low 
pressure will cross the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. A low 
pressure system and cold front will also pass through the area. Moisture
will get drawn into the region ahead of this system tonight and as it
slowly passes, it will provide a chance for showers and thunderstorms
to the region. The best chance for storms will come late Wednesday 
through Thursday morning. This system will pass into the Great Lakes 
for the weekend leaving the Upper Midwest dry with highs in the mid 
70s to mid 80s.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FRANKLIN County


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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT TUE JUL 17 2018

   NORTHEAST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      82  63  52 N3        30.12R HX  83           
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      77  59  53 VRB5      30.14S                  
CLINTON *      FAIR      81  65  58 N7        30.11R HX  83           
DECORAH *      FAIR      75  59  57 VRB6      30.13R                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      80  61  52 CALM      30.12S HX  81           
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      81  63  54 CALM      30.11R HX  82           
OELWEIN *      FAIR      79  63  57 CALM      30.14R HX  80           
WATERLOO       FAIR      81  62  52 CALM      30.11S HX  82           

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 78 degrees west, near 81 degrees central, and near 82 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The heat index is near 80 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. The heat index is near 82 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. The heat index is near 83 degrees east. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the south at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Quad Cities. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Harlan.


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 FRANKLIN County,IA

445 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

Periodic thunderstorm chances return to the state Wednesday 
through Friday with the best chances Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday night. There is a marginal risk of severe storms mainly
across the far west Wednesday and region-wide Thursday with large
hail and damaging wind the main threats. Brief heavy rainfall is 
also possible. 

Additional non-severe thunderstorm chances return again Monday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, IA
1121 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

REST OF TODAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. North wind near 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. East wind near 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms through midnight, then thunderstorms likely after midnight. Low in the mid 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 70s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. High around 80.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.020000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:54 EDT Set 21:46 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:22 EDT Ends 22:18 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

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JULY 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
...1941...
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
...1952...
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
...1957...
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)


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