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Regional Hourly Observations For CHATHAM County
Issued at 1000 AM EDT WED JUL 18 2018

...Southeast Georgia...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Savannah Arpt  PTSUNNY   82  77  84 W7        29.98S HX  90           
Hunter AAF     FAIR      82  78  87 W7        29.96  HX  90           
Fort Stewart   NOT AVBL                                               
Statesboro     FAIR      84  76  77 W7        29.97S HX  93           
Sylvania       FAIR      85  79  82 W5        29.98S HX  96           
Claxton        FAIR      85  79  80 CALM      29.97F HX  98           

...CSRA, Central and far Southeast Georgia...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Thomson        FAIR      83  74  75 E3        30.02F HX  90           
Augusta-Bush   PTSUNNY   83  75  77 N5        29.96S HX  90           
Augusta-Daniel PTSUNNY   83  75  77 NW5       29.98S HX  90           
Swainsboro     FAIR      84  77  79 NW7       29.99S HX  94           
Vidalia        FAIR      84  73  70 W5        29.99S HX  91           
Eastman        FAIR      85  69  59 SW6       30.01F                  
Hazlehurst     FAIR      85  74  68 W6        29.99S HX  92           
Alma           FAIR      84  75  74 W9        29.99S HX  92           
Waycross       FAIR      85  78  79 W8        30.00S HX  97           
Jesup          NOT AVBL                                               
Baxley         PTSUNNY   82  81  94 W6        29.99S HX  95           
Brunswick      FAIR      84  73  70 SW9       30.00S HX  91           
Saint Simons   FAIR      84  74  71 W10       29.99S HX  91           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Wednesday July 18, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 77 degrees central, and near 83 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 77 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Robins AFB. The lowest temperature is 76 degrees at Cartersville.


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 CHATHAM County,GA

410 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter assistance is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For CHATHAM County, GA
Issued at 1020 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny late this morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                              GEORGIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 23-27 JUL 25-JUL 31    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday July 18, 2018 the 199th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.850000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:39 EDT Set 20:43 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:13 EDT Ends 21:09 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

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JULY 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1889...
A cloudburst in West Virginia along the small creeks in Wirt County,
Jackson County and Wood County claimed twenty lives. Rockport WV reported
nineteen inches of rain in two hours and ten minutes that Thursday evening.
Tygart Creek rose 22 feet in one hour, and villages were swept away on
Tygart, Slate, Tucker, and Sandy Creeks. (The Weather Channel)
...1942...
A record deluge occurred at Smethport in northern Pennsylvania, with 30.7
inches in just six hours. The downpours and resultant flooding in
Pennsylvania were devastating. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
One of the most "photo-genic" tornadoes touched down in the northern
suburbs of Minneapolis MN during the late afternoon. The very slow moving
tornado actually appeared live on the evening news by way of an aerial
video taken by the KARE-TV helicopter crew. The tornado, unlike most, was
quite the prima donna, staying visible to tens of thousands of persons for
thirty minutes. It was moderate in intensity, with winds of 113-157 mph,
and caused 650 thousand dollars damage. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Alamosa CO with a reading of 38
degrees. The low of 52 degrees at Bakersfield CA was a record for July. Up
to eight inches of snow covered the Northern Sierra Nevada Range of
California from a storm the previous day. During that storm, winds gusting
to 52 mph at Slide Mountain NV produced a wind chill reading of 20 degrees
below zero. Susanville CA reached 17 degrees that previous day, Blue Canyon
CA dipped to a July record of 36 degrees, and the high of 44 degrees at
Klamath Falls OR smashed their previous record for July by ten degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sweltering heat continued in California, with record highs of 111 degrees
at Redding and 112 degrees at Sacramento. Death Valley CA hit 127 degrees.
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central Plains Region
produced baseball size hail at Kimball NE, wind gusts to 79 mph at Colby
KS, and six inches of rain near Lexington NE. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, northern Texas and
Arkansas during the afternoon, and into the night. Thunderstorms produced
baseball size hail at Stamford TX, and wind gusts to 92 mph near
Throckmorton TX. Record heat continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 115 degrees, and a 111 degree reading at Midland
TX was second only to their all-time record high of 112 degrees established
sixteen days earlier. (The National Weather Summary)


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