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503 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

A weak area of high pressure remained over Iowa today. The result was
light winds, seasonal temperatures and humid conditions. A few 
thunderstorms did develop over the east and the far west portions of
the state, otherwise sky conditions were mainly partly cloudy. 
Temperatures at 5 pm were in the low to mid 80s and the wind was light
and at 8 mph or less. 

A weak boundary will pass through the region overnight and will be
followed by a more broad region of high pressure for Monday and
Tuesday. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s and less humid 
conditions can be expected both days. Thunderstorm chances will begin
to increase across the Western Plains Tuesday night then will spread
eastward into the Siouxland and mid Missouri valley regions on
Wednesday. Addition thunderstorm chances are possible across much of
the Midwest 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 1100 PM CDT SUN JUL 15 2018

BURLINGTON     CLEAR     75  73  93 CALM      29.96R                  
FAIRFIELD *    PTCLDY    75  73  94 SW3       29.96S                  
FORT MADISON * PTCLDY    73  73 100 CALM      29.97S                  
KEOKUK *       PTCLDY    75  73  94 CALM      29.95S                  
OSKALOOSA *    FAIR      75  73  92 S3        29.97S                  
CENTERVILLE *    N/A     72  72 100 CALM      30.00S                  
OTTUMWA        CLEAR     74  73  97 S3        29.96S                  
WASHINGTON *   CLEAR     75  75 100 CALM      29.97S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Sunday July 15, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 73 degrees west, near 80 degrees central, and near 71 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 84 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 80 degrees at Des Moines. The lowest temperature is 69 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 IOWA County,IA

1258 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018


Isolated thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early this
evening. Expect some brief downpours, but no severe storms.

Heat index values will reach the low 90s over parts of the outlook
area this afternoon.


Thunderstorms are possible Monday over west central Illinois. 
Severe storms are not expected.

Thursday through Saturday, thunderstorms will be possible each day. 
The potential for severe storms appears low at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For IOWA County, IA
1128 PM CDT Sun Jul 15 2018

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers early in the morning. Low in the upper 60s. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the mid 80s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 80. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s. High around 80.

Mostly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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

Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

Declination 21.190000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:53 EDT Set 21:47 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:21 EDT Ends 22:19 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

A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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