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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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Regional Hourly Observations For POTTAWATTAMIE County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 41 degrees west, near 51 degrees central, and near 46 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 52 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Sioux 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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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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:33 EDT Set 19:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:06 EDT Ends 19:51 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 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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