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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
549 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

This afternoon was not nearly as nice as the past couple of days
across Iowa. A system moving through the area has drastically
increased cloud cover, leaving overcast conditions for most Iowa
today. High temperatures reached the mid to upper 30s. Winds have 
been easterly at 15 to 20 miles per hour. Rain showers have been 
slowly moving northward across Iowa. A few locations have reported 
thunder with these showers. By early evening, radar indicated a line 
of rain showers from Fort Dodge southeast across the Des Moines metro 
and into Ottumwa. There have been several reports of ice pellets and 
sleet mixed in with this rain. Temperatures around 530 PM were in the 
mid 30s across Iowa. 

Conditions across the Great Plains have been mostly cloudy as this
system continues to develop. Wintry precipitation has been reported
across northern Nebraska, with rain showers in Missouri. This system
has resulted in a drastic temperature contrast across the region, with
mid to upper 60s in portions of Kansas and Missouri, to mid 30s across
Nebraska and Iowa. 

For the rest of this evening, wintry mixed precipitation will 
continue throughout most of the state. Temperatures overnight will 
hover right around the freezing benchmark of 32 degrees. For portions 
of northern and eastern Iowa, travel conditions will become slick 
overnight and into Saturday morning. After this system passes, Iowa 
will see a brief dry period, and temperatures will slowly recover 
back into the 40s. However, the weather pattern becomes active at the 
start of the next work week, with a few systems forecast to move 
across the area that will bring several rain showers. 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WRIGHT County

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Regional Hourly Observations For WRIGHT County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018

ALGONA *       CLOUDY    34  28  80 E14       29.92S WCI  24          
CLARION *      CLOUDY    34  34 100 E18       29.91R WCI  23          
ESTHERVILLE    CLOUDY    32  25  75 E15       29.92F WCI  22          
FORT DODGE *   MIX PCPN  32  31  96 E17       29.87F FOG     WCI  21  
MASON CITY     CLOUDY    33  23  66 E15       29.94R WCI  23          
FOREST CITY *  CLOUDY    34  23  64 E14G20    29.93S WCI  24          
WEBSTER CITY * LGT RAIN  34  32  93 E20       29.86F WCI  22          
IOWA FALLS *   CLOUDY    34  31  90 E10       29.92R WCI  26          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Iowa
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018

Across Iowa...temperatures are near 33 degrees west, near 35 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and heavy rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the east at 12 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. The wind chill is near 24 degrees west. Winds are from the east at 12 mph with gusts at 26 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 14 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and heavy rain. The wind chill is near 26 degrees east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 36 degrees at Quad Cities, Clarinda, and Burlington. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at Storm Lake and 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 WRIGHT County,IA

715 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the area. Please refer
to the National Weather Service website at 
for further details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Light wintry precipitation will exit to the east of the area by
mid to late morning Saturday.


Spotter activation will not be needed at this time. Snowfall and
or ice accumulation reports are appreciated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WRIGHT County, IA
921 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018


Breezy. Freezing rain likely possibly mixed with snow before midnight. Rain before midnight and early morning. Drizzle and freezing drizzle likely possibly mixed with freezing rain after midnight. Little or no new snow accumulation. New ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Low around 30. East wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A chance of drizzle through mid morning. A chance of freezing drizzle in the morning. A light glazing expected. High in the lower 40s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Low around 30. South wind near 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 40s. South wind around 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Breezy. High in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.

Cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the morning. High in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny. High in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light rain through midnight, then a chance of light snow possibly mixed with rain after midnight. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Cloudy. A chance of light rain and snow in the morning, then light rain likely in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Iowa
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 22-26    MAR 24-30    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year

Declination -0.940000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:21 EDT Set 19:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:55 EDT Ends 19:50 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

A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling 
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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