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Regional Hourly Observations For LAWRENCE County
1100 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018
NORTHWEST ALABAMA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS COURTLAND HCN N/A 90 N/A N/A S5 N/A RUSSELLVILLE N/A 88 N/A N/A MISG N/A SHOALS AIRPORT FAIR 91 70 49 W9 30.08S HX 96 SHOALS TVA RES N/A 90 N/A N/A MISG N/A
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018
Across Alabama...temperatures are near 85 degrees north, near 92 degrees central, and near 88 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, partly sunny central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 91 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 92 degrees at Birmingham. The lowest temperature is 83 degrees at Maxwell AFB.
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 LAWRENCE County, AL
441 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018 DAY ONE Today and TonightThe probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. Areas of fog are possible in sheltered river valleys of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. Visibility in these areas could be reduced to one quarter of mile at times. Any fog that forms should dissipate shortly after sunrise. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are forecast on Thursday. Chances of storms will increase Thursday night, continuing into early next week. The greatest coverage of storms will be from Friday through Saturday night. Some of the storms during the Friday and Saturday time frame could become strong to marginally severe, with strong winds the primary threat. Locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning is also possible in the stronger storms. SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is not anticipated at this time.
7-Day Forecast For LAWRENCE County, Alabama
858 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
ALABAMA --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 20-24 AUG 22-28 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- 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
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 13.740000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:11 EDT Set 20:34 EDT Transit Meridian 13:52 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:46 EDT Ends 20:59 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
/////////////////////////// AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1787... Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum) ...1946... Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel) ...1967... The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50 mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum) ...1987... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100 degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky