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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1052 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

It was generally unpleasant overnight and certainly continued this
morning. The main attention getter was the snowfall that was seen over
large parts of northern, northeast, and eastern Iowa where as much as
around 3 inches of snow fell in some spots. Further south, areas of
central Iowa saw light snow with little to now accumulations as well
as some periods of light freezing drizzle. Even further south, near
the Missouri border, light rain turned over to snow this morning as
below freezing temperatures moved in and continues as of late this
morning. 

While snow has ended over the northern two thirds of the state, it
will continue over much of far southern Iowa throughout the day. In
the end, they may see accumulations of up to 2 inches, especially near
the Missouri border. Otherwise, the day will be highlighted by cloud
cover, cooling temperatures, and gusty northerly winds. High
temperatures for the calendar have already occurred, around or just
after midnight in many cases, thanks to the intrusion of the colder
air and strong northerly winds today. 

Fortunately, the outlook over the next few days includes warming
temperatures and little to no precipitation until the end of next
week. Temperatures will slowly rebound into the 30s during the early
portions of next week, then should warm quickly into the 40s and even
low 50s for some by Thanksgiving Day.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FREMONT County


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Regional Hourly Observations For FREMONT County
Issued at 200 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

   SOUTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTIC *     CLOUDY    25  21  86 N17G28    30.35S WCI  11          
AUDUBON *      CLOUDY    25  19  80 N17       30.36S WCI  11          
CLARINDA *     MIX PCPN  28  25  86 N14G26    30.34R VSB 3/4 WCI  17  
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY    25  19  80 N22       30.36R WCI  10          
CRESTON *      MIX PCPN  25  23  93 N18       30.30F VSB 3/4 WCI  11  
HARLAN  *        N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
LAMONI         LGT SNOW  30  28  92 N17G24    30.26S VSB 3/4 WCI  18  
RED OAK *      MIX PCPN  27  23  86 N20       30.35R VSB 1/2 WCI  13  
SHENANDOAH *   MIX PCPN  27  25  93 N15G22    30.34S VSB 1/2 WCI  15  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 200pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 23 degrees west, near 27 degrees central, and near 33 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the north at 16 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 10 degrees west. Winds are from the northeast at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 14 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 14 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 23 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 34 degrees at Quad Cities and Burlington. The lowest temperature is 17 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 FREMONT County,IA

1102 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

Wind chill indices in the low to mid teens are expected today.
Additionally, light snow is possible this afternoon into evening.
One to three inches are forecast. Reduced visibility will also be
possible. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the area
through midnight. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FREMONT County, IA
213 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT

LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Snow. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. North winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the evening, then a chance of snow in the late evening and early morning. A chance of flurries early in the morning. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Lows around 17. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

THANKSGIVING DAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy through midnight, then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows around 40.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 08:07 EST Set 17:51 EST
Transit Meridian 12:59 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:38 EST Ends 18:20 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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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