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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
300 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018
EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ANNISTON FAIR 72 69 90 NE3 29.96F ALEXANDER CITY MOCLDY 71 71 100 NE5 29.95F AUBURN NOT AVBL
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Alabama...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 78 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Gadsden and Alexander City.
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 CLAY County, AL
718 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday. The combination of high temperatures and humidity will push heat index values to around 105 degrees on Friday afternoon and again Saturday afternoon. This will occur generally west of a line from Eufaula to Alabaster to Hamilton. Severe thunderstorms will be possible across all of Central Alabama Friday night into early Saturday morning. A line of storms with damaging winds may enter our northern counties as early as 9 PM Friday and continue southward through 5 AM Saturday. Currently the highest threat area appears to be along and northwest of Interstate 59, where widespread wind damage is possible. Severe storms may develop again on Saturday afternoon and evening along and southeast of Interstate 59. These storms may be isolated to scattered in nature and capable of producing damaging winds, quarter size hail, and perhaps a tornado. Currently, forecast confidence in this scenario is low. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed on Friday night and Saturday.
7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, Alabama
330 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
ALABAMA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.470000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:53 EDT Set 20:56 EDT Transit Meridian 13:54 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:26 EDT Ends 21:23 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
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky