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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
515 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Conditions across Iowa this afternoon were mild. Areas east of highway
63 saw mostly clear skies with a few passing clouds this afternoon
after the fog dissipated. Areas west of highway 63 saw mainly 
overcast conditions, with light and fog and mist slightly reducing 
visibility throughout the afternoon. Overall the winds across the 
state have been calm. A few locations in central and southern Iowa 
reached the low 40s for afternoon high temperatures, while most other 
locations were in the mid to upper 30s. No substantial precipitation 
has been reported this afternoon. 

The rest of the Midwest and Great Plains saw cloudy conditions today.
A few relatively clear spots were in central Illinois and southern
Wisconsin. Temperatures in Missouri and Kansas were in the mid 50s
this afternoon, while Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota saw high
temperatures in the lower 40s. A few light showers were located in 
eastern Nebraska and eastern Kansas.

For the rest of this evening, conditions across Iowa will overall be
quiet. With dewpoint temperatures currently in the upper 30s, patchy 
fog and mist is very likely across the state, which will reduce 
visibility overnight and into Monday morning. Low temperatures this 
evening will be in the low to mid 30s. It is possible for a few 
locations with clear skies in Iowa to drop into the upper 20s. 
Conditions overall are forecast to remain quiet for Monday. 
Temperatures in central and southern Iowa will be in the upper 40s, 
and it may be possible for temperatures to reach into the lower 50s 
at some locations. Monday night into Tuesday, a system will work its 
way across the region, which will introduce precipitation chances for 
most of Iowa. Depending on the track and temperatures, snow showers 
are possible in some portions of Iowa on Tuesday. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WOODBURY County

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Regional Hourly Observations For WOODBURY County
Issued at 700 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2018

CARROLL *      CLOUDY    41  37  87 E8        29.89F                  
CHEROKEE *     CLOUDY    38  35  88 NE7       29.90F WCI  33          
DENISON *      CLOUDY    37  34  87 NE7       29.90S WCI  32          
LE MARS *      CLOUDY    39  36  87 NE7       29.90F WCI  34          
ORANGE CITY *  CLOUDY    39  37  93 E5        29.90F                  
SHELDON *      CLOUDY    37  37 100 NE8       29.89F WCI  31          
SIOUX CITY     CLOUDY    40  35  83 E9        29.88F WCI  34          
6HR MIN TEMP:  39; 6HR MAX TEMP:  41;                                

SPENCER        CLOUDY    38  35  89 E6        29.92F WCI  33          
6HR MIN TEMP:  38; 6HR MAX TEMP:  40;                                

STORM LAKE *   CLOUDY    36  36 100 NE7       29.89F WCI  30          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 40 degrees west, near 40 degrees central, and near 50 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the east at 9 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 34 degrees west. Winds are from the east at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 51 degrees at Quad Cities. The lowest temperature is 35 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 WOODBURY County,IA

402 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Rain changing over to snow is possible Monday night into Tuesday.
Snow accumulations are expected to be light. 


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WOODBURY County, IA
712 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Cloudy. Slight chance of light rain in the evening, then chance of light rain
possibly mixed with snow after midnight. Lows around 34. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs around 46. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy. Chance of drizzle
possibly mixed with snow in the evening, then light snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows around 32. North winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of measurable precipitation 80 percent.

Cloudy. Light snow likely
possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then slight chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs around 41. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 27. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 32.

Partly sunny. Highs around 55.

Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows around 38.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs around 54.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 37.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 53.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows around 34.

Mostly cloudy. Rain
possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 48. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

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 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      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

Sunday March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.550000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:20 EDT Set 19:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:21 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:53 EDT Ends 19:51 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 great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

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