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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
535 PM CDT Wed Oct 17 2018

Not a cloud in the blue skies this afternoon across Iowa. High
temperatures were in the mid to upper 50s. Winds were northwesterly at
10 miles per hour, with gusts up to 20 miles per hour. 

High pressure has kept the weather calm across the Great Plains and

Tonight, skies will remain clear with lows in the mid to upper 30s. 
Tomorrow, high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s with
clear skies. Friday, a few light rain showers are possible but no 
substantial accumulations are expected. Over the weekend the weather 
will be calm with temperatures in the low to mid 50s. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For RINGGOLD County

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Regional Hourly Observations For RINGGOLD County
Issued at 300 AM CDT THU OCT 18 2018

ATLANTIC *     CLEAR     36  34  93 CALM      30.46S FOG              
AUDUBON *      CLEAR     32  28  86 CALM      30.46F                  
CLARINDA *     CLEAR     36  34  93 CALM      30.49S                  
COUNCIL BLFS * CLEAR     43  39  87 SE7       30.44S                  
CRESTON *      CLEAR     41  34  75 S7        30.48S                  
HARLAN  *      PTCLDY    37  36  93 CALM      30.46S                  
LAMONI         CLEAR     43  33  68 S6        30.48R                  
RED OAK *      CLEAR     37  36  93 CALM      30.47S                  
SHENANDOAH *   CLEAR     43  37  81 CALM      30.47S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Thursday October 18, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 37 degrees west, near 39 degrees central, and near 29 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 degrees at Lamoni. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Waterloo.

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 RINGGOLD County,IA

305 PM CDT Wed Oct 17 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Gusty west to northwest winds in excess of 30 to 35 mph are 
possible Friday and Saturday. 


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RINGGOLD County, IA
335 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

Clear. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunny. High in the mid 60s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy until early morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain early in the morning. Low in the upper 40s. South wind around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain until late afternoon, then mostly sunny late in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 60s. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Mostly clear. Low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunny, breezy, cooler. High in the lower 50s. Northwest wind 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Clear, colder. Low around 30.

Sunny. High in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Not as cool. Low in the lower 40s.

Sunny. High in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s.

Sunny. High in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s.

Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s.

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 
                   OCT 23-27 OCT 25-OCT 31    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      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

Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year

Declination -9.970000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:31 EDT Set 19:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:59 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:03 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 hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)

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