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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
529 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

High temperatures this afternoon hit the upper 60s, a few locations
did hit 70 degrees. A weak cold front passed through which has 
shifted winds to a northwest direction. This did bring through a few 
passing clouds and light showers, but did not drastically reduce 

Cloud cover has been patchy across the rest of the Midwest and Plains
as a few waves of energy have moved through. Although there were a 
few showers, the weather was not all too active. 

Tonight, temperatures will be in the lower 40s. The winds may be gusty
at times overnight, as there will still be influence from the passing
front earlier this afternoon. Most of Iowa should stay dry.
Northwesterly winds will keep conditions cooler Saturday with highs in
the mid 50s, but will rebound back into the lower 60s Sunday. Next
week will be quiet, with next rain chances forecast for Thursday. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For IOWA County

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Regional Hourly Observations For IOWA County
Issued at 1000 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018

BURLINGTON     CLEAR     53  49  86 W6        29.97R                  
FAIRFIELD *    CLEAR     52  39  62 NW10      29.99R                  
FORT MADISON * CLEAR     54  52  94 W8        29.98R                  
KEOKUK *       CLEAR     54  52  94 W10       29.98R                  
OSKALOOSA *    FAIR      48  39  69 NW7       30.01R                  
CENTERVILLE *  FAIR      52  46  82 CALM      30.04R                  
OTTUMWA        CLEAR     51  40  65 NW9       30.00R                  
WASHINGTON *   CLEAR     54  43  66 NW9       29.99R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Friday October 19, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 51 degrees west, near 51 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 10 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 55 degrees at Lamoni and Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 44 degrees at Marshalltown.

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 IOWA County,IA

830 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018


Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the           
latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details.


Sustained northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as
40 to 45 mph are expected on Saturday. A Wind Advisory has been
posted for portions of northeast and east central Iowa where the 
strongest winds are expected. 

The windy and relatively dry conditions on Saturday will increase
the risk for wildfire starts in cured agricultural fields. If a 
fire were to ignite, it would spread rapidly.


Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For IOWA County, IA
942 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018


Clear. Low around 40. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Windy, cooler, sunny. High in the upper 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Colder, clear. Low in the upper 20s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Not as cool. Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunny. High around 60.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s.

Clear. High in the mid 50s. Low in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Low around 40.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
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                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

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Almanac Information

Friday October 19, 2018 the 292th Day of Year

Declination -10.330000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:32 EDT Set 19:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:04 EDT Ends 19:53 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 famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

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