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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
554 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

It was a quiet and mild day across Iowa. Skies in western Iowa were
partly cloudy, while the eastern half of the state remained mostly 
clear. Afternoon high temperatures were in the lower 50s across 
central and southern Iowa. Northern Iowa had afternoon high 
temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Winds today have been east- 
northeasterly at 10 to 15 miles per hour. 

Iowa, northern Illinois, and Wisconsin were the clear spots this 
afternoon across the region with temperatures in the 50s. Missouri, 
Kansas, Nebraska, and the rest of the northern Plains however were 
mostly overcast with high temperatures in the 40s. Nebraska and Kansas
have seen off and on rain showers throughout this afternoon, while a
group of thunderstorms moved across eastern Missouri into southern

For rest of this evening, a few isolated snow showers are expected to
begin mainly for northwestern Iowa and portions of western Iowa along
the Missouri River Valley. The rest of the state should remain
relatively dry overnight, with low temperatures in the upper 20s to
lower 30s. Light snow activity overnight is forecast to pick up in
intensity Tuesday morning across northwestern Iowa, where 1 to 3
inches of accumulation is possible. By Tuesday afternoon,
precipitation will occur across most of the state. Afternoon
temperatures should be warm enough where most of the precipitation in
the afternoon is rain. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s to
lower 40s. As for the rest of the week, there will be a brief a period
of dry weather across Iowa, but multiple waves of energy will sweep
frontal boundaries through the area which will introduce changes in 
temperatures and introduce precipitation chances off and on through 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For MONONA County

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Regional Hourly Observations For MONONA County
Issued at 100 AM CDT TUE MAR 20 2018

CARROLL *      CLOUDY    43  41  93 N9        29.94F                  
CHEROKEE *     CLOUDY    34  32  92 N6        29.99S WCI  29          
DENISON *      CLOUDY    37  34  87 N8        29.97S WCI  31          
LE MARS *      CLOUDY    36  32  87 N7        30.01S WCI  30          
ORANGE CITY *  CLOUDY    34  34 100 N7        30.00S WCI  28          
SHELDON *      CLOUDY    32  32 100 NW8       29.98S WCI  25          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    36  32  85 N10       30.01S WCI  28          
6HR MIN TEMP:  36; 6HR MAX TEMP:  43;                                

SPENCER        CLOUDY    34  30  85 N6        29.98S WCI  29          
6HR MIN TEMP:  34; 6HR MAX TEMP:  39;                                

STORM LAKE *   CLOUDY    34  32  93 NE13      29.96S WCI  25          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 37 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Winds are from the north at 12 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees west. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 20 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 23 degrees east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 degrees at Lamoni, Des Moines, and Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 30 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MONONA County,IA

338 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight and Tuesday

Rain mixing with or changing to snow will move eastward across 
the area tonight into Tuesday morning. Minor accumulations of a 
trace up to 2 inches are possible. The area most likely to receive
accumulations of an inch or more is north of a line from around
David City to Fremont and Harlan. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday night through Monday

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across parts of southeast
Nebraska and southwest Iowa Friday night. 

There is potential for some light snow from Saturday night into
Sunday morning for most of the area. But potential for any
accumulation is highest across northeast Nebraska. 


Spotter activation will not be needed tonight or Tuesday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MONONA County, IA
1243 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Rain after midnight. Snow. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Cloudy. Snow in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 1 to 2 inches. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy through midnight, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and freezing rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. A chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain through midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny. Rain likely in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Snow, possibly mixed with rain in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

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 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      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

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.240000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:16 EDT Set 19:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:21 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:50 EDT Ends 19:54 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 tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying 
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

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