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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1048 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

Conditions were relatively quiet across Iowa overnight. Low 
temperatures ranged from the upper teens into the mid 20s. 
Southeasterly winds slowly increased in speed during the night and 
into the morning, which also helped sustain warm temperatures. Into 
early morning, skies were mostly clear with a few scattered clouds 
across portions of central Iowa. As temperatures rise, the winds have 
picked up drastically across the state. Winds have been south at 20 to
30 miles per hour, with several gusts near 45 miles per hour 
reported. 

Across the rest of the Midwest, southerly winds have sustained warmer
temperatures. Cloud cover has been scattered across most of the
region. 

Temperatures are forecast to be in mid 40s across much of Iowa this
afternoon. Locations in southern Iowa will likely hit 50 degrees. The
main story for this afternoon however will the be the winds. Winds
will be southerly most of the day at 25 to 30 miles per hour, with
gusts near 45 miles per hour. The main forecast concern this evening
is for Northwest Iowa. An approaching system will bring precipitation
to northwest Iowa late this evening, and throughout Monday morning. 
With freezing temperatures close to the surface and road temperatures 
below freezing, this precipitation will be freezing rain. This will 
make for hazardous travel late this evening and throughout Monday 
morning across most of northwest Iowa. On Monday, central and 
southeast Iowa will see mostly rain. A few thunderstorms are possible.
Then Monday night into Tuesday morning, round two of freezing rain 
will impact much of central, east-central, and northeastern Iowa. Ice 
accumulations due to freezing rain will make for hazardous travel in 
this area Monday night through Tuesday morning. Depending on the exact
amount of ice accumulation, even treated roads could still be very 
dangerous. 



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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FREMONT County


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Regional Hourly Observations For FREMONT County
Issued at 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 18 2018

   SOUTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTIC *     CLOUDY    50  28  43 S28G41    29.74F                  
AUDUBON *      CLOUDY    48  30  49 S32G40    29.74F                  
CLARINDA *     CLOUDY    52  25  35 S30G39    29.82F                  
COUNCIL BLFS * CLOUDY    50  30  46 S28G37    29.71F                  
CRESTON *      CLOUDY    52  25  35 S30G40    29.82F                  
HARLAN  *      CLOUDY    48  30  49 S30G45    29.75F                  
LAMONI         CLOUDY    49  25  39 S25G37    29.89F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  28; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                

RED OAK *      CLOUDY    52  27  37 S25G44    29.78F                  
SHENANDOAH *   CLOUDY    52  27  37 S25G41    29.79F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 42 degrees west, near 47 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the south at 33 mph with gusts at 43 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 26 mph with gusts at 36 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 16 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 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 48 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 28 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 FREMONT County,IA

827 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Southerly winds increase to 20 to 35 mph today, with some areas
seeing gusts up to 55 mph in southeast Nebraska and southwest
Iowa. Thus, a wind advisory will be in effect for parts of the
area for late this morning through mid afternoon. 

High to very high fire danger could also exist across parts of
southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa as well. Outdoor burning is
discouraged.

An arctic front moves into area tonight. Freezing drizzle or light
freezing rain may develop late tonight, which could result in some
light icing for the area. Thus, a winter weather advisory has been
issued for northeast Nebraska beginning at midnight, and for 
areas along Interstate 80 at 3 am. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Freezing drizzle or light freezing rain will continue Monday
morning, with less than one tenth of an inch of ice accumulation. 
This could make the morning commute very slippery. Across
northeast Nebraska, mostly snow is expected with up to an inch of
accumulation there. A winter weather advisory will remain in
effect until Noon. 

A second round of wintry weather develops Monday night into early 
Tuesday. Up to a couple inches of additional snow will be possible
in northeast Nebraska. Meanwhile, across the remainder of eastern
Nebraska and southwest Iowa, additional freezing drizzle or light
freezing rain develops. Additional icing accumulation around a 
tenth or two of an inch could occur along and south of Interstate
80, and again, more travel problems could develop. 

 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
1158 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON

REST OF TODAY
Windy. Not as cool. Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of drizzle through midnight, then cloudy with rain likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
Colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of drizzle, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle in the morning. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Colder, cloudy. A chance of light freezing drizzle through midnight, then light freezing drizzle likely after midnight. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Colder. Cloudy with a chance of light freezing drizzle, possibly mixed with sleet in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 20s. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Lows around 8.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 14.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s.

FRIDAY
A chance of snow in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow through midnight, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 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
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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 February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 08:05 EST Set 18:51 EST
Transit Meridian 13:27 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:37 EST Ends 19:19 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

FEBRUARY 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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