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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
446 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Skies were cloudy across the state throughout the overnight hours. An
area of freezing drizzle moved through portions of central Iowa during
the early morning hours and created a few slick spots on roadways.
This area of precipitation has dissipated. Early morning temperatures
range from the mid 20s in northern Iowa to the lower 30s in far
southwest Iowa. Winds are out of the west to southwest at around 5
to 10 mph. 

Another weak upper level disturbance will move through the region
later today into tonight bringing some chances for light snow or
flurries to far northern and eastern Iowa today into this evening.
Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Warmer air is then on tap
for the Saturday with another slight cool down into Sunday and Monday. 
However temperatures will remain well above average for this time of
year into much of next week. Another weak system could bring some
chances for rain or snow to southern and eastern Iowa Sunday, with dry
conditions returning early next week. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For JONES County


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Regional Hourly Observations For JONES County
Issued at 1000 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017

   NORTHEAST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS   CLOUDY    28  24  85 SW12      29.96F WCI  18          
CHARLES CITY * CLOUDY    30  30 100 W14       29.91R WCI  20          
CLINTON *      CLOUDY    30  22  72 W16       29.98S WCI  19          
DECORAH *      FLURRIES  27  25  93 W8        29.88S WCI  18          
DUBUQUE        CLOUDY    27  21  78 W15       29.92F WCI  15          
MONTICELLO *   LGT SNOW  28  23  80 W8G15     29.96S WCI  20          
OELWEIN *      CLOUDY    28  27  93 SW13      29.92F WCI  18          
WATERLOO       CLOUDY    29  23  78 SW13      29.94S WCI  19          

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 900am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 33 degrees west, near 33 degrees central, and near 26 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. Winds are from the west at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 26 degrees west. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 25 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 14 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 14 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 34 degrees at Harlan and Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 26 degrees at Dubuque, Davenport, 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For JONES County,IA

435 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For JONES County, IA
857 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy. Scattered snow showers early in the morning, then a chance of flurries in the afternoon. High in the mid 30s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Low in the mid 20s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of light rain and snow in the morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. East wind around 5 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. High around 40.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. High in the lower 40s. Low in the lower 20s.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. Low around 30.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. High in the lower 40s.

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

....  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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:36 EST Set 17:43 EST
Transit Meridian 13:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 08:05 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

DECEMBER 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky