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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Scattered light rain, mixed at times with light snow or flurries
persisted across the state during the morning hours. Amounts were
generally one quarter of an inch or less. The precipitation was 
mainly over the southern half of the state. Otherwise, skies were 
mostly clear across the east and parts of west central into northwest 
Iowa and cloudy across the remainder. Early morning low temperatures 
were in the upper teens northeast to the lower and middle 30s central
and south. Southeast winds were 10 to 15 mph.

A warm front, stretched over Nebraska will push east across Iowa 
today with the light rain and snow mixture ending later this afternoon.
Warmer afternoon temperatures are expected with highs ranging from 
the mid 40s over the northeast to the lower 60s in the far west today.
Mostly cloudy conditions will remain over the region tonight as 
milder air heads into the region. Friday will see big changes. A 
large storm system will bring abundant moisture into the Central 
Plains. Widespread rainfall is expected along with moderate to heavy 
wet snowfall over portions of northern, eastern and northeast Iowa, 
southern Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois. 
Snowfall totals may exceed 6 or more inches with the heavier snow and 
winter storm watches have been posted for portions of northern Iowa 
and surrounding states. Over the remainder of Iowa, much of the 
precipitation will fall as rain. Over an inch of rainfall is possible.

Highs Friday will be cooler over most of the area with high in the 
lower 40s north to the lower to mid 50s south. The storm will
continue into Saturday. After the storm pulls east on Saturday highs 
will warm from Saturday into Sunday back into the 30s northeast to the
lower 50s southwest.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For KEOKUK County

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Regional Hourly Observations For KEOKUK County
Issued at 400 PM CDT THU MAR 22 2018

BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    47  25  42 CALM      30.30F                  
FAIRFIELD *    CLOUDY    45  28  53 S7        30.29F                  
FORT MADISON * LGT RAIN  45  30  57 SW6       30.31F                  
KEOKUK *       CLOUDY    43  30  61 SW7       30.30F                  
OSKALOOSA *    CLOUDY    45  31  57 SE9       30.29F                  
OTTUMWA        CLOUDY    45  29  53 E10       30.28F                  
WASHINGTON *   PTSUNNY   48  28  46 SE3       30.31S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 300pm CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 56 degrees west, near 48 degrees central, and near 51 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Mason City.

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 KEOKUK County,IA

402 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018


No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for parts of the outlook 
area from Friday night through early Saturday afternoon. Total 
snowfall accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are possible with 
localized amounts near 10 inches. In addition to the heavy wet 
snow, winds could gust between 30-35 mph. Another concern is the 
possibility for sporadic power outages if the combination of the 
heavy snow and strong winds were to bring down tree branches.

South of Interstate 80 where rain will be more prevalent, there
will be the chance for some embedded thunderstorms later Friday
night into early Saturday morning. Some of these storms may
produce small hail and cloud to ground lightning.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For KEOKUK County, IA
328 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Brisk, cloudy. A slight chance of light rain in the morning, then light rain likely in the afternoon. High in the upper 40s. East wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Brisk, rain. Low in the mid 30s. East wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Blustery, colder. Rain possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then a chance of light rain and snow in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. East wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light rain in the evening. Low in the upper 20s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Partly sunny. High in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Low in the lower 30s.

Rain possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Not as cool. Rain. Low in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. High in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. A chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.030000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:13 EDT Set 19:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 19:56 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 spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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