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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1112 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Skies were sunny over the northeast counties with partly sunny skies
over the remainder of the state this morning. It was a cool morning
across the northeast with single digits over the northeast to the
lower 30s southwest. By late morning, readings had warmed into the
upper teens northeast to the middle 30s southwest. Winds this morning
have been mostly light and variable.

A frontal boundary stretched along the Missouri River basin from the
Dakotas into Missouri this morning. Clouds are expected to spread
across much of the region today and tonight. A weak upper level 
disturbance will move through the state later today bringing slight chances
for some light snow or flurries to portions of the state this 
afternoon into tonight. Dry and warmer conditions are then expected 
for the state into Friday and Saturday. There will be a chance for 
some light rain across far southeast Iowa into Sunday, with generally 
dry and mild conditions expected again into early next week.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For IOWA County

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Regional Hourly Observations For IOWA County
Issued at 400 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    29  18  63 NW7       30.08R WCI  22          
FAIRFIELD *    CLOUDY    28  16  59 W5        30.07S WCI  23          
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY    28  18  64 NW7       30.09R WCI  21          
KEOKUK *       CLOUDY    28  18  64 W8        30.08R WCI  20          
OSKALOOSA *    CLOUDY    28  18  67 N9        30.08R WCI  19          
OTTUMWA        CLOUDY    29  16  58 W10       30.07R WCI  20          
WASHINGTON *   CLOUDY    27  18  69 W6        30.10R WCI  20          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 32 degrees central, and near 27 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 9 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 18 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 39 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 24 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 IOWA County,IA

305 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017


No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Sunday  there is a chance of light snow and sleet, becoming light
rain. Rising temperatures and light precipitation amounts support
little or no winter impacts 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
341 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Mostly cloudy. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries after midnight. Low around 20. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. High in the upper 30s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the upper 40s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. Low in the mid 20s.

Partly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. Low in the upper 20s.

Mostly clear. High in the mid 40s. Low in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Low around 30.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow. High in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Almanac Information

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:35 EST Set 17:43 EST
Transit Meridian 13:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 08:04 EST Ends 18:14 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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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