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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WASHINGTON County
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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
Issued at 500 PM CDT FRI MAR 23 2018
SOUTHEAST IOWA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS BURLINGTON CLOUDY 49 25 39 E13G24 30.12F FAIRFIELD * CLOUDY 46 28 49 SE15 30.10S FORT MADISON * CLOUDY 48 28 46 E23G29 30.11F KEOKUK * CLOUDY 45 34 65 E16 30.10F OSKALOOSA * CLOUDY 46 26 45 SE22G30 30.09S OTTUMWA CLOUDY 46 31 55 E15 30.09F WASHINGTON * CLOUDY 46 28 49 E18G28 30.12F
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 500pm CDT, Friday March 23, 2018
Across Iowa...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 48 degrees central, and near 49 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. Winds are from the east at 25 mph with gusts at 39 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the east at 18 mph with gusts at 26 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the east at 18 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 52 degrees at Clarinda. The lowest temperature is 40 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 WASHINGTON County,IA
452 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018 DAY ONE TONIGHT A winter storm warning remains in effect from late evening through Saturday afternoon over most areas along and north of Interstate 80. Rain moving into the area will mix with and change to a heavy wet snow along and north of Highway 30 after 10 PM CDT, and spread southward into Saturday morning. A mix of rain, sleet, and snow may develop along the Interstate 80 corridor for a period after midnight, before transitioning back to snow later Saturday morning. There may be some sleet accumulations in these transition areas adding to the slickness. Hazardous travel conditions are expected to increase by late tonight and into early Saturday morning. The heavy wet snow will combine with strong east winds gusting up to 35 MPH late tonight and early Saturday morning to produce sharply reduced visibilties, and may result in sporadic power outages from downed tree branches. Embedded non-severe thunderstorms are possible along and mainly south of I-80 late tonight. These storms may produce small hail and some cloud to ground lightning. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY Snow, heavy at times, will continue Saturday before diminishing in the afternoon. Widespread snowfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches amounts are expected in the warning area, with localized amounts of 8 to 12 inches possible. Lesser amounts of 2 to 5 inches of snowfall, along with some sleet accumulations will occur from Sigourney Iowa, eastward to Aledo in west central Illinois where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from late this evening through Saturday afternoon. Sunday night. Light mixed precipitation may develop that will quickly change to all rain as temperatures rise well above freezing by Monday morning. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight. Any reports of snowfall amounts over an inch and hazardous travel conditions would be appreciated.
7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, IA
327 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 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 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Below Normal Precipitation: Normal 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
Friday March 23, 2018 the 82th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 1.420000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:11 EDT Set 19:30 EDT Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:44 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
MARCH 23RD HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1913... A vicious tornado hit the city of Omaha NE. The tornado struck during the late afternoon on Easter Sunday, and in just twelve minutes cut a swath of total destruction five miles long and two blocks wide across the city killing 94 persons and causing 3.5 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum) ...1916... Pocatello ID received a record 14.6 inches of snow in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky