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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
444 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Conditions have quieted down across the state early this Friday
morning. Some lingering light showers continue over parts of northern
and eastern Iowa early today. West northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph
with gusts to near 25 mph at times are common over the region. Skies
are cloudy north with temperatures in the mid 60s. Across the south
temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s.

Today will be breezy over the state with winds of 15 to near 30 mph
today. Clouds and scattered showers will be most prevalent over the
north and east as a strong summertime upper level low slowly tracks
east through tonight and early Saturday. Highs will reach the lower
70s northeast to the mid 80s in the far south and west. Clouds will
give way to some clearing later toward evening as winds diminish.

The weekend will be generally quiet with some clouds over the area and
pleasant temperatures. Lows tonight will range from the lower 60s in
the northwest to the mid 60s over southern Iowa. Highs Saturday and
Sunday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s north to the mid 80s
south and west. By Monday there will be a chance of scattered showers
and thunderstorms west and north. A quick day of drying on Tuesday and
another chance of showers and thunderstorms coming up for Wednesday.
Highs next week will be seasonal to just below normal at times
reaching the upper 70s to lower 80s. Lows will fall to the low to
middle 60s.  

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WOODBURY County

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Regional Hourly Observations For WOODBURY County
Issued at 500 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

CHEROKEE       CLOUDY    65  63  93 W8        29.84S                  
DENISON        PTCLDY    63  61  94 W8        29.86R                  
ESTHERVILLE    CLOUDY    64  63  96 NW13      29.79R                  
ORANGE CITY    MOCLDY    63  63 100 NW10      29.86S                  
SHELDON        CLOUDY    64  64 100 NW8       29.84R                  
SIOUX CITY     CLEAR     64  60  87 NW9       29.87R                  
SPENCER        CLOUDY    67  61  81 NW13G24   29.82R                  
STORM LAKE     CLOUDY    64  63  94 NW12      29.83R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 500am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 64 degrees west, near 68 degrees central, and near 70 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, partly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 18 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph with gusts at 20 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 71 degrees at Quad Cities, Pella, and Iowa City. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Harlan.

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 WOODBURY County,IA

337 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Cold fronts look to move through the area Sunday night and 
Tuesday night, which would bring chances for thunderstorms, some
of which could be strong.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WOODBURY County, IA
356 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Sunny. Highs around 82. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows around 62. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 81. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows around 61. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 83. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 64.

Partly sunny. Highs around 83.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 63.

Sunny. Highs around 83.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 63.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs around 82.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 61.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 79.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

....  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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:56 EDT Set 21:44 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 22:15 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 temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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