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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
529 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

High temperatures this afternoon hit the upper 60s, a few locations
did hit 70 degrees. A weak cold front passed through which has 
shifted winds to a northwest direction. This did bring through a few 
passing clouds and light showers, but did not drastically reduce 
temperatures. 

Cloud cover has been patchy across the rest of the Midwest and Plains
as a few waves of energy have moved through. Although there were a 
few showers, the weather was not all too active. 

Tonight, temperatures will be in the lower 40s. The winds may be gusty
at times overnight, as there will still be influence from the passing
front earlier this afternoon. Most of Iowa should stay dry.
Northwesterly winds will keep conditions cooler Saturday with highs in
the mid 50s, but will rebound back into the lower 60s Sunday. Next
week will be quiet, with next rain chances forecast for Thursday. 



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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For MITCHELL County


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Regional Hourly Observations For MITCHELL County
Issued at 800 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018

   NORTHEAST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CEDAR RAPIDS   FAIR      57  40  52 NW15G26   29.92R                  
CHARLES CITY * FAIR      54  36  50 NW10G17   29.93R                  
CLINTON *      MOCLDY    54  50  86 SW9       29.88R                  
DECORAH *      FAIR      54  34  47 VRB7G17   29.88R                  
DUBUQUE        FAIR      53  44  71 NW9       29.88R                  
MONTICELLO *   FAIR      57  43  58 NW10G17   29.89R                  
OELWEIN *      FAIR      55  36  47 NW12G18   29.92R                  
WATERLOO       FAIR      55  35  47 NW9       29.93R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 800pm CDT, Friday October 19, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 54 degrees west, near 60 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Mason City and Marshalltown.


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 MITCHELL County,IA

742 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Northwest winds gusting to 45 mph are expected Saturday, 
especially during the morning hours. A Wind Advisory is in effect 
from 8 AM to 2 PM Saturday. 

In addition, snow showers could briefly reduce visibility for 
those traveling Saturday morning, though little to no snow 
accumulation is expected.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

No action needed.

 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATION  

No webinar is scheduled.

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7-Day Forecast For MITCHELL County, IA
726 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM CDT SATURDAY

TONIGHT
Colder. Clear until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Breezy. Much colder. Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Colder, clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph
shifting to the southwest after midnight.

SUNDAY
Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph
shifting to the west after midnight.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        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 October 19, 2018 the 292th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.330000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:32 EDT Set 19:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:04 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

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OCTOBER 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1844...
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1961...
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)


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