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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For JEFFERSON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
Issued at 1100 AM CST SUN FEB 18 2018
SOUTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS BURLINGTON CLOUDY 40 29 64 S17G23 30.10F WCI 31 FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 41 28 60 S21 30.04F FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 39 34 81 S17 30.10F WCI 30 KEOKUK * CLOUDY 43 30 61 S12G20 30.10F OSKALOOSA * FAIR 39 31 73 S22 29.99F WCI 28 OTTUMWA CLOUDY 43 30 60 S25 30.00F WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 39 34 81 S13G21 30.07S WCI 32
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 42 degrees west, near 47 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the south at 33 mph with gusts at 43 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 26 mph with gusts at 36 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 16 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 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 48 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 28 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.
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
1126 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT Strong south winds are expected this afternoon with gusts up to 40 mph possible. Tonight, fog is possible and may be dense toward morning, especially north of Interstate 80. Thunderstorms are also possible late tonight into early Monday morning. These will be most likely south of Interstate 80 and the main threat from thunderstorms will be lightning. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY There is a chance of thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday. Due to limited instability severe thunderstorms are not expected at this time. Heavy rain is possible Monday morning through Tuesday night with amounts of 1 to 2 inches possible. These may lead to rises on area rivers. In addition to the rainfall, ice jams as the rivers rise may lead to further rises in area rivers. A river flood watch has been issued for the Rock River at Joslin and Moline due to a forecast of moderate flooding. Please see the latest river forecasts and watches for the most up to date information. Late Monday night into Tuesday morning light accumulations of freezing rain are possible northwest of a line from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.
7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, IA
1113 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3 FEB FEB-APR ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Normal Below Precipitation: Above Above Normal Above .... 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
Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -11.270000 Distance 0.999723 AU Rise 08:05 EST Set 18:51 EST Transit Meridian 13:27 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:37 EST Ends 19:19 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
FEBRUARY 18TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1899... While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum) ...1959... Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum) ...1987... A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY, located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with 6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1990... An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and 12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky