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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1055 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018

Generally clear morning across the state, with high clouds over
northern and central Iowa. After starting off in the 60s and 70s early,
temperatures by late morning across Iowa were already in the upper 
80s to low 90s, with light winds generally out of the west.

Record high temperatures are expected again today across the region, 
climbing into the upper 90s with a few locations reaching 100 
possible. An isolated thunderstorm or two is possible later this 
afternoon over western and central Iowa, though no severe weather is 
expected and storms will not be widespread. Heat will continue through
Memorial Day, with 90s again expected across Iowa. Temperatures 
beginning Tuesday will drop off some, but will remain in the upper 80s
and above normal for this time of year. The next chance for more 
widespread precipitation will come Tuesday and into Wednesday, with 
showers and thunderstorms expected.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For MUSCATINE County


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Regional Hourly Observations For MUSCATINE County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT SUN MAY 27 2018

   EAST CENTRAL IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DAVENPORT      FAIR      91  70  49 S8        29.88F HX  96           
IOWA CITY      FAIR      90  73  57 SW5       29.87S HX  98           
MT. PLEASANT * SUNNY     90  72  55 S3        29.88R HX  96           
MUSCATINE *    FAIR      91  75  59 VRB6G12   29.86S HX 102           
QUAD CITIES    FAIR      92  72  51 SW7       29.86R HX  99           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Sunday May 27, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 97 degrees west, near 93 degrees central, and near 91 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 27%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees east. The livestock heat stress category is danger west, danger central, and danger east. Winds are from the south at 17 mph with gusts at 25 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 97 degrees at Spencer and Sioux City. The lowest temperature is 87 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 MUSCATINE County,IA

400 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

Isolated thunderstorms are expected today and tonight over the
entire outlook area. The stronger storms will bring a risk for
isolated heavy rainfall over 1 inch, as well as gusty winds over
40 mph. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Tuesday
with afternoon heat indices readings in the 90s to near 100.

Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday and Wednesday next week. It is
too soon to tell if any storms will be severe.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is possible today in northeast Iowa this
afternoon and tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For MUSCATINE County, IA
1242 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018

REST OF TODAY
Sunny. High in the mid 90s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 102.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 100 in the evening.

MEMORIAL DAY
Sunny. High in the mid 90s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 99.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 98 in the evening.

TUESDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 90s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings to 96.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s. Low in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                                 IOWA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 JUN 1-JUN 5  JUN 3-JUN 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Above     Normal                      

....  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

Sunday May 27, 2018 the 147th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.460000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:43 EDT Set 21:40 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:11 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:11 EDT Ends 22:12 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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MAY 27TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1896...
A massive tornado struck Saint Louis MO killing 306 persons and causing
thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across
a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in
Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The
tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time.
It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch
pine plank. A brilliant display of lightning accompanied the storm. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

...1873...
A tornado struck Louisville, with terrific lightning. (NWS Louisville)

...1987...
Severe thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail at Crane,
hail up to three and a half inches in diameter at Post, and grapefruit size
hail south of Midland. Five days of flooding commenced in Oklahoma.
Thunderstorms produced 7 to 9 inches of rain in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma
City reported 4.33 inches of rain in six hours. Up to six inches of rain
caused flooding in north central Texas. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

...1995...
An F0 tornado struck a farm near Campbellsburg (Washington 
County Indiana). (NWS Louisville)

...1996...
Lightning struck and injured a person in Lexington. (NWS Louisville)



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