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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
340 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

Clear skies and cold conditions will greet early risers today across 
Iowa. Early morning temperatures are quite chilly...with readings in 
the lower to mid 20s from eastern through northern valley areas. From
central to western areas, temperatures are in the mid 20s to upper 
20s. Winds are light and variable central and east and light southeast
west. 

Today will be pleasant over the region as high pressure exits to the
east. South southwest winds will pick up this afternoon and help
propel afternoon highs into the lower 50s east to the upper 60s over
the far west. Across Nebraska, temperatures will reach the lower 70s
this afternoon. A couple of weak boundaries will move through the
region in the next two to three days. Other than a few passing clouds,
the fronts will not bring any rainfall and only a change in wind
direction and temperature. Monday highs will be in the 50s and 60s
with 50s expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. By late Wednesday a
weather system will spread light rain into western Iowa. This will
reach most of west and central sections on Thursday with additional
light rain possible statewide Friday into Friday night. The end of the
week will be cloudy and cool with highs in the 40s and 50s. Rainfall
amounts are expected to be a quarter of an inch or less over the
region. Some drying is possible Saturday into Sunday with seasonal
temperatures expected both days. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For IDA County


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Regional Hourly Observations For IDA County
Issued at 600 AM CDT SUN OCT 21 2018

NORTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHEROKEE       CLOUDY    27  24  87 S8        30.28S WCI  19          
DENISON        CLOUDY    30  23  74 VRB5      30.32S WCI  25          
ESTHERVILLE    CLEAR     25  21  85 S9        30.25F WCI  15          
ORANGE CITY    CLEAR     30  25  80 S12       30.23F WCI  21          
SHELDON        CLEAR     30  23  74 S9        30.22F WCI  22          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    28  25  88 SE8       30.27F WCI  20          
SPENCER        CLOUDY    29  22  75 S7        30.25F WCI  22          
STORM LAKE     CLEAR     30  21  69 S10       30.27S WCI  21          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 600am CDT, Sunday October 21, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 28 degrees west, near 27 degrees central, and near 23 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 20 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 19 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 30 degrees at Storm Lake. The lowest temperature is 21 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 IDA County,IA

330 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 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.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For IDA County, IA
611 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018

TODAY
Warmer, sunny. Highs around 64. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 36. West winds 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs around 61. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 32. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 52. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 33.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 51.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening, then rain showers likely after midnight. Lows around 38. Chance of rain 60 percent.

THURSDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 49.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows around 39.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 54.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 55.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:     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 October 21, 2018 the 294th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.040000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:34 EDT Set 19:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:07 EDT Ends 19:50 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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OCTOBER 21ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State,
the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars
damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA,
produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum)
...1957...
The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California
causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches
of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles.
Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows
were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at
Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly
during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS
warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua
packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over
Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing
more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one
degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and
southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach
FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came
to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of
snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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