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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1045 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

While there was a fair amount of clouds overnight, much of Iowa saw
sunshine this morning as the work week got underway. Overnight lows
were on the chilly to mild side ranging from the upper 20s under clear
skies to the mid 30s under the cloudier skies across the southwest. 
By late this morning northeasterly winds were working to try and keep 
temperatures down a bit, but they were still able to rise a few 
degrees from morning lows into the upper 30s to mid 40s in most 

Overall today will be fairly pleasant as with partly cloudy skies much
of the day, before clouding over the state this evening. Temperatures
should have little issue reaching into the mid 40s to low 50s across
most of the state. Parts of far northwest Iowa may not get much past
40, while parts of far southern and southeast Iowa may creep into the
mid 50s. Rain opportunities should remain just outside of the state
today to the west and south. That will begin to change overnight
though as a weak system slides in from the west that will bring in
cooler air and an opportunity for some light snow accumulations over
western and northwest Iowa. The greatest amounts should remain in the
northwest, where as much as 3 inches may fall. Through the morning
Tuesday the light snow will continue to slide eastward and with 
temperatures warming above freezing many will see a change over to 
light rain. Tuesday will also be the coldest day of the week with
highs only in the mid 30s to low 40s.

The remainder of the week will see temperatures rebound a bit with mid
40s to 50s across Iowa by Thursday and into the first half of the
weekend. After tonight and Tuesday, the next best opportunity for
precipitation looks to move through Friday into Saturday. Some light
snow may be seen early Friday morning, but as temperatures rise,
precipitation will turn to all rain. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For LEE County

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEE County
Issued at 100 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2018

BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    54  28  36 E20G29    29.74F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  37; 6HR MAX TEMP:  54;                                

FAIRFIELD *    CLOUDY    52  27  37 E24G30    29.76S                  
FORT MADISON * CLOUDY    54  34  47 E17G24    29.74S                  
KEOKUK *       CLOUDY    52  30  43 E17G26    29.72R                  
OSKALOOSA *    FAIR      50  30  46 E20G30    29.79S                  
OTTUMWA        MOSUNNY   51  30  44 NE20G28   29.77S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  35; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

WASHINGTON *   MOSUNNY   52  32  46 NE25      29.79F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 100pm CDT, Monday March 19, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 49 degrees central, and near 53 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the east at 20 mph with gusts at 32 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Quad Cities and Burlington. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Estherville.

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 LEE County,IA

420 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018


There is an enhanced risk for grass fires spreading out of control
this afternoon, especially from the Quad Cities eastward over
northwest Illinois. The fire risk is due to plentiful dry fuel,
gusty east winds over 20 mph, and dry air. 


The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LEE County, IA
113 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Breezy. Partly sunny. High in the lower 50s. Northeast wind 15 to 25 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

Colder. Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. High in the upper 40s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain. High in the lower 50s. Low in the upper 30s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. High in the lower 50s.

Rain likely. Low in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny. A chance of rain. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s. High around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     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

Monday March 19, 2018 the 78th Day of Year

Declination -0.150000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:18 EDT Set 19:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:21 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:51 EDT Ends 19:53 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

Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for
the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)
Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado
between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many
livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground.
Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The
Weather Channel)
The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill
received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record. (David

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