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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
620 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

Another day of quiet fall weather across the region as an area of high
pressure supplied clear and calm conditions. Highs were a little
cooler than yesterday, generally in the 50s across much of the state.
The tranquil conditions will continue into tonight as lows bottom out
in the upper 20s to mid 30s. 

Pattern begins to shift by late Wednesday as an area of low pressure
approaches from the west. This will spur chances for rainfall
Wednesday night into Thursday, mainly over the western half of the
state. Cloud cover will hold in place over much of the area through
the end of the week, with additional rainfall chances Thursday night
into Friday. Highs look to hold in the upper 40s to mid 50s, which is
just below normal for late October. A few frontal passages over the
weekend will bring additional chances for light rainfall. Conditions
on Sunday may become quiet blustery. The weather front quiets down
again early next week, but another system entering the Plains may
bring rainfall chances for Halloween. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For SAC County


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Regional Hourly Observations For SAC County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT TUE OCT 23 2018

   NORTHWEST IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARROLL *      FAIR      32  30  93 CALM      30.35R                  
CHEROKEE *     FAIR      33  29  83 CALM      30.35R                  
DENISON *      FAIR      36  30  80 CALM      30.36R                  
LE MARS *      FAIR      43  27  52 E8G14     30.34R                  
ORANGE CITY *  FAIR      39  28  65 E5        30.34R                  
SHELDON *      FAIR      32  28  86 E5        30.33R WCI  27          
SIOUX CITY     FAIR      38  29  70 E6        30.33S WCI  33          
SPENCER        FAIR      32  25  75 NE5       30.35R WCI  27          
STORM LAKE *   FAIR      36  27  69 E7        30.34S WCI  30          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Tuesday October 23, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 38 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the northeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 degrees at Des Moines. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Estherville.


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 SAC County,IA

338 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For SAC County, IA
421 PM CDT Tue Oct 23 2018

LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Sunny. Northeast wind near 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 30s. East wind around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 50s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light rain after midnight. Not as cool. Low in the lower 40s. South wind around 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. High in the lower 50s. South wind around 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Low in the lower 40s. South wind around 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. High in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. Low in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. High in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Low around 40.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the mid 50s.

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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 29-NOV 2 OCT 31-NOV 6    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below                                            
 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

Wednesday October 24, 2018 the 297th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -12.090000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 08:38 EDT Set 19:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:10 EDT Ends 19:46 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 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1785...
A four day rain swelled the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and
Massachusetts to the greatest height of record causing extensive damage to
bridges and mills. (David Ludlum)
...1878...
A hurricane produced widespread damage across North Carolina, Virginia,
Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia PA, the hurricane
was the worst of record. (David Ludlum)
...1937...
A snow squall in Buffalo NY tied up traffic in six inches of slush. (David
Ludlum)
...1947...
The Bar Harbor holocaust occurred in Maine when forest fires consumed homes
and a medical research institute. The fires claimed 17 lives, and caused
thirty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1951...
Sacramento CA reported a barometric pressure of 29.42 inches, to establish
a record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1969...
Unseasonably cold air gripped the northeastern U.S. Lows of 10 degrees at
Concord NH and 6 degrees at Albany NY established October records. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Snow fell across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin overnight,
with five inches reported at Poplar Lake MN and Gunflint Trail MN.
Thunderstorm rains caused flash flooding in south central Arizona, with
street flooding reported around Las Vegas NV. Strong northwesterly winds
gusting to 50 mph downed some trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania
and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Strong winds circulating around a deep low pressure centered produced snow
squalls in the Great Lakes Region, with six inches reported at Ironwood MI.
Wind gusts to 80 mph were reported at State College PA. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm in the western U.S. produced up to three feet of snow in the
mountains around Lake Tahoe, with 21 inches reported at Donner Summit.
Thunderstorms in northern California produced 3.36 inches of rain at
Redding to establish a 24 hour record for October, and bring their rainfall
total for the month to a record 5.11 inches. Chiefly "Indian Summer" type
weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. Fifteen cities in the
north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date as
readings soared into the 70s and 80s. Record highs included 74 degrees at
International Falls MN, and 86 degrees at Yankton SD. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...2001...
A severe weather outbreak occurred across the midwest. A major tornado outbreak 
occurred across parts of Indiana and Ohio. Trees were blown down all across 
eastern Kentucky. At the Hazard Technical College a brick wall was ripped from 
one end of the building and an empty tractor trailer was blown over damaging a 
nearby bulldozer. In Inez, the wind damage was so bad that it closed all 
businesses along main street. (NWS JKL)

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