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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For VAN BUREN County
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Regional Hourly Observations For VAN BUREN County
Issued at 400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017
SOUTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS BURLINGTON CLEAR 51 28 41 S6 29.89R FAIRFIELD * CLEAR 52 25 35 W5 29.89R FORT MADISON * CLEAR 54 28 37 SW6 29.91R KEOKUK * CLEAR 54 28 37 SW9 29.89R OSKALOOSA * N/A 50 26 39 SW7 29.89R OTTUMWA CLEAR 51 26 37 SW6 29.89R WASHINGTON * CLEAR 50 27 40 SW5 29.91R
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 54 degrees central, and near 48 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, mostly cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 34%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Winds are from the north at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Des Moines. The lowest temperature is 39 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For VAN BUREN County,IA
331 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT Patchy dense fog is possible late tonight north of U.S. Highway 30. Any dense fog that develops could deposit a layer of ice on roadways. Motorists should remain alert for reduced visibility and slick roads. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY Patchy dense fog and icy roads may continue Sunday morning, north of U.S. Highway 30. Areas of dense fog reducing visibilties down to a quarter mile or less, may occur across portions of the Outlook area Sunday night into early Monday morning. Also, some patchy freezing drizzle may form in areas where the surface temperature drops below freezing later Sunday night into early Monday morning. The latest indications suggest that areas generally along and 30 miles north of the Interstate 80 corridor may be more favored for this activity. If the freezing drizzle does manage to form late Sunday night, there may be some risk of it lingering into the Monday morning commute. Accumulating snow is possible Thursday through Friday. It is too early to forecast the exact track of the low and potential snow amounts. Those with travel plans late in the week should keep up with the latest forecast. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Reports of any dense fog and slick road conditions tonight and Sunday night would be appreciated.
7-Day Forecast For VAN BUREN County, IA
342 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
IOWA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 22-26 DEC 24-30 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Normal Below Precipitation: Normal Normal 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
Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.350000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 08:36 EST Set 17:44 EST Transit Meridian 13:10 EST Civil Twilight Begins 08:05 EST Ends 18:15 EST 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
DECEMBER 16TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1835... New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH. The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum) ...1869... A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You can see the actual bill on-line at: here. ...1917... An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum) ...1987... A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds, and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND. Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky