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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
454 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

Skies across the state were mostly clear overnight with just a few 
high clouds skirting across far northern Iowa. Early morning 
temperatures range from upper 20s to around 30 in southern Iowa to the
mid 30s in northern Iowa. Winds are generally light and out of the 
southwest across southern Iowa with gusty winds at 10 to 20 mph across
northern Iowa this morning. 

An area of low pressure situated to the north of the area will push
east today dragging another cold front through the state today. This
will bring gusty northwest winds and colder air into the state for
tonight into Wednesday. Some cloud cover is expected with the frontal
passage, but moisture is limited so no precipitation is expected.
Upper ridging that has been in place across the western US will begin
to build eastward into the central US late this week. This will allow
for a warming trend across the state for Thursday into Friday. However
another cold front will drop through the state late Friday bringing
cooler conditions back to Iowa for the weekend. Overall dry conditions
are expected through the week and into the weekend. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For TAYLOR County

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Regional Hourly Observations For TAYLOR County
Issued at 600 AM CDT TUE OCT 16 2018

AUDUBON *      CLEAR     36  28  75 SW3       30.16R                  
CLARINDA *     CLEAR     28  27  93 S5        30.25S WCI  23          
COUNCIL BLFS * CLEAR     34  30  86 SW9       30.17S WCI  26          
CRESTON *      CLEAR     32  28  86 SW12      30.21S WCI  23          
HARLAN  *      CLEAR     30  30 100 S8        30.16S WCI  23          
LAMONI         CLEAR     32  27  81 SW12      30.22S WCI  23          
RED OAK *      CLEAR     30  28  93 S9        30.21R WCI  22          
SHENANDOAH *   CLEAR     32  28  86 S6        30.23R WCI  26          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 600am CDT, Tuesday October 16, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 30 degrees west, near 31 degrees central, and near 34 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the south at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 23 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 36 degrees at Mason City. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Clarinda.

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 TAYLOR County,IA

331 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today 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 activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For TAYLOR County, IA
635 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

Sunny, warmer. High in the upper 50s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the mid 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High in the mid 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Low in the mid 30s. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Sunny. High in the upper 50s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain after midnight. Low in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 60s.

Mostly clear. Low around 40.

Sunny. High in the mid 50s.

Clear. Low in the mid 30s.

Sunny. High in the mid 50s.

Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s.

Sunny. High around 60.

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 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        Below                                            

....  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

Tuesday October 16, 2018 the 289th Day of Year

Declination -9.240000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:28 EDT Set 19:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:59 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 08:01 EDT Ends 19:57 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

The most deadly Western Hemisphere hurricane on record raged across the 
Caribbean. It killed 22,000 people on the islands of Martinique, St. 
Eustatius, and Barbados. Thousands more died at sea. (NWS Louisville)
The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to equal
their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved over a 45 mile long path from 
Warren County through Edmonson County into Hart County. Two homes near 
Bowling Green were blown into the Barren River. A hotel was torn apart at 
Mammoth Cave National Park. (NWS Louisville)
An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as ten inches of snow in
Minnesota and Iowa.
Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta GA marked their third straight
morning of record cold. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to
parts of the central U.S. Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree
near Battiest OK. (The National Weather Summary)
Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in southwestern Lower
Michigan and northern Indiana. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of
Nappanee IN which caused half a million dollars damage. Six cities in
California reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff CA was the latest such reading of record
for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was
reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow.
Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the eastern and
south central U.S. Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Atlantic City NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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