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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For JEFFERSON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
Issued at 1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018
SOUTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS BURLINGTON CLOUDY 78 72 81 N9 29.94R HX 80 FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 73 70 88 N6 29.96R FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 75 73 94 CALM 29.96R KEOKUK * CLOUDY 77 72 83 VRB6G14 29.95R OSKALOOSA * FAIR 70 68 94 N3 29.99R CENTERVILLE * N/A 72 72 100 W3 29.99S OTTUMWA PTCLDY 73 70 90 N7 29.98R WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 72 70 94 N3 29.97R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 71 degrees west, near 69 degrees central, and near 68 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, partly cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 6 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 78 degrees at Burlington. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Storm Lake, Spencer, Marshalltown, Harlan, and Cedar Rapids.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County,IA
1143 AM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across the area this afternoon and evening. The primary threats will be lightning and locally heavy rainfall. But a few strong to severe storms capable of damaging winds will also be possible. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe storms for areas generally along and south of the Highway 20 corridor. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY On Monday, a seasonally strong storm system will bring thunderstorms to the outlook area. It is too early to assess any severe or heavy rain risk at this time. Interested individuals should monitor this product for further updates. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon and evening.
7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, IA
926 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 22-26 AUG 24-30 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Above Above Above Precipitation: Normal Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 13.420000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:23 EDT Set 21:12 EDT Transit Meridian 14:18 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:55 EDT Ends 21:41 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
........................ AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1777... The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum) ...1909... A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather Channel) ...1916... Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons. Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI. Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD. Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60 inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky