The Harvest Moon is the closest full moon to the Fall Equinox, which occurred September 22, 2017. This year the full moon of October (10/5/2017; 13 days apart) was closer to the Fall Equinox than the full moon of September (9/6/2017; 16 days apart).
The October Harvest full moon rose at 6:47 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 with the best chance for observation, compared to the rest of the overnight period, which was mostly cloudy. The full moon sets at 7:38 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017.
The outer limits of the Harvest Moon are September 7 and October 8 with the average probability of an October Harvest Moon occurring about once every four years. The last October Harvest Moon occurred in 2009, but the next October Harvest Moon will occur in 2020.
November’s moon name is the Beaver Moon, because beavers are busy building their winter dams, preparing for cold conditions.
— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9) October 5, 2017
— Jason Major (@JPMajor) October 5, 2017
— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) October 6, 2017
— Mike Cohea (@MikeCohea) October 5, 2017
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NWS FORECAST 2:43 AM
Lake Mills, Iowa Forecast
Overnight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 55. Northeast wind around 6 mph.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then showers between noon and 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog. High near 62. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 54. East wind around 8 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Saturday: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Columbus Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Lake Mills IA
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