Forecast Details for Garden City, IA

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This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. South southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms between 1am and 4am, then a chance of rain after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 35. East southeast wind 9 to 15 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: Rain before 2pm, then rain and snow. High near 42. Windy, with a north northeast wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Windy.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

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Weather Topic: What are Cirrus Clouds?

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Cirrus Clouds Next Topic: Condensation

Cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that occur above 20,000 feet and are composed mainly of ice crystals. They are thin and wispy in appearance.

What do they indicate?
They are often the first sign of an approaching storm.

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Weather Topic: What are Contrails?

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Contrails Next Topic: Cumulonimbus Clouds

A contrail is an artificial cloud, created by the passing of an aircraft.

Contrails form because water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines is suspended in the air under certain temperatures and humidity conditions. These contrails are called exhaust contrails.

Another type of contrail can form due to a temporary reduction in air pressure moving over the plane's surface, causing condensation. These are called aerodynamic contrails.

When you can see your breath on a cold day, it is also because of condensation. The reason contrails last longer than the condensation from your breath is because the water in contrails freezes into ice particles.

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