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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
412 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

Quiet weather continues over the state early this Monday morning. A
few clouds are passing overhead along with light north winds over
northern Iowa and light south winds over southern Iowa. Temperatures
range from the lower 30s over the northwest to the mid 40s in the 
south.

Today will be another pleasant fall afternoon with temperatures ranging
from the upper 50s over northeast Iowa to the mid to upper 60s in the
south by late afternoon. Over the next two days dry weather will continue,
though both Tuesday and Wednesday will be somewhat cooler with afternoon
highs mainly in the 40s and 50s and lows in the 20s and 30s. A series
of weak weather systems will be crossing the Central Plains from late
Wednesday night through Saturday. These systems will bring clouds and
chances for rain periodically through the period. With clouds and 
rain chances increasing, high temperatures will generally be in the 
40s to 50s along with lows in the 30s and 40s. The end of the week 
will look and feel more like fall again with gray skies and rain 
chances from time to time. Little change is expected into the weekend,
though Sunday may turn out to be a slightly nicer day than Saturday. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For STORY County


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Regional Hourly Observations For STORY County
Issued at 400 AM CDT MON OCT 22 2018

   CENTRAL IOWA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
AMES           CLEAR     37  34  89 CALM      30.03R                  
ANKENY *       CLOUDY    39  36  87 MISG      30.04S                  
BOONE *        PTCLDY    41  36  81 N8        30.02R                  
CHARITON *     CLEAR     46  41  81 SW8       30.04S                  
DES MOINES     CLOUDY    45  39  79 W3        30.03S                  
GRINNELL*      CLOUDY    42  36  78 SW8       30.03S                  
KNOXVILLE *    CLEAR     46  43  87 SW6       30.02R                  
MARSHALLTOWN   CLOUDY    36  34  92 NW5       30.02R WCI  32          
NEWTON *       CLOUDY    43  37  81 SW7       30.02S                  
PELLA *        CLOUDY    42  37  82 CALM      30.04S                  
PERRY *        FAIR      39  38  94 CALM      30.04R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 400am CDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 37 degrees west, near 45 degrees central, and near 42 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees west. Winds are from the west at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at Ottumwa. The lowest temperature is 30 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 STORY County,IA

325 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

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 STORY County, IA
336 AM CDT Mon Oct 22 2018

EARLY THIS MORNING
Mostly clear. Not as cool. Northwest wind near 5 mph.

TODAY
Sunny. High in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Low in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny, cooler. High in the lower 50s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind near 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southeast wind near 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY
Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. High in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain through midnight. Low in the upper 30s.

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

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

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. High in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light rain after midnight. Low around 40.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. High in the lower 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 27-OCT 31 OCT 29-NOV 4    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        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

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.390000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:35 EDT Set 19:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:58 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:08 EDT Ends 19:48 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 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1985...
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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