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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fog/Mist

65°F

18°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed SE 3 mph
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.8 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 30 Aug 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles SSE McCallsburg IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of dense fog after 2am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Areas
    Dense Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Areas of dense fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Areas Dense
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Areas of dense fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday
Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SSE McCallsburg IA
 42.13°N 93.36°W
8:11 pm CDT Aug 30, 2015
9pm CDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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