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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For SAC County
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Regional Hourly Observations For SAC County
Issued at 300 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2018
NORTHWEST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CARROLL * CLOUDY 34 32 93 N3 30.06S CHEROKEE * CLOUDY 32 32 100 CALM 30.08R DENISON * CLOUDY 32 32 100 NE3 30.08R LE MARS * CLOUDY 34 32 93 CALM 30.08S ORANGE CITY * CLOUDY 32 32 100 CALM 30.07R FOG SHELDON * CLOUDY 32 32 100 NW3 30.05S SIOUX CITY PTCLDY 32 31 96 NW7 30.09S WCI 26 SPENCER CLOUDY 31 27 85 CALM 30.06S STORM LAKE * CLOUDY 30 30 100 E3 30.06R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 32 degrees west, near 32 degrees central, and near 28 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 26 degrees west. Winds are from the north at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 26 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 10 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 19 degrees east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 36 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 23 degrees at Waterloo and Mason 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For SAC County,IA
353 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018 DAY ONE This afternoon and tonight Areas of fog may develop overnight with the greatest potential west of Interstate 35. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday A storm system will impact the area late Friday through Saturday. As of now, accumulating snowfall appears to remain mostly north of the area. Moderate rainfall may occur. This rainfall could result in significant rises on area streams. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed at this time, though reports of any snow accumulations are appreciated.
7-Day Forecast For SAC County, IA
351 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Normal Below Below Normal Precipitation: Above Below Normal Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 0.630000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:15 EDT Set 19:28 EDT Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:48 EDT Ends 19:55 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
MARCH 21ST HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1932... A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334 persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit. Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) ...1952... Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky