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Regional Hourly Observations For COLUMBIA County
Issued at 600 AM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018

CENTRAL GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
AUGUSTA-BUSH   CLOUDY    74  73  97 NE8       29.93S                  
AUGUSTA-DANIEL CLOUDY    75  73  93 NE9       29.96R                  
COLUMBUS       CLOUDY    74  72  93 E7        29.94R                  
MACON          MOCLDY    75  75 100 NE5       29.92F                  
ROBINS AFB     MOCLDY    76  76 100 CALM      29.91F                  

  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAGRANGE*      CLOUDY    74  74  98 CALM      29.96R                  
SYLVANIA*      RAIN      76  76 100 CALM      29.92S                  
MILLEDGEVILLE* CLOUDY    75  73  94 CALM      29.94S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 600am EDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 74 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the east at 10 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 south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Saint Simons. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Dalton.


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 COLUMBIA County,GA

332 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rainfall 
across southern portions of the CSRA and over southern and eastern
portions of the Midlands today. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Severe thunderstorms possible late Saturday afternoon and Saturday 
night.

Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will likely be needed Saturday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For COLUMBIA County, GA
Issued at 603 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy this morning, then becoming partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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

MONDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

ETA Surface Forecast Maps, AVN 6-Panel Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                              GEORGIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 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 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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 20:42 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 21:08 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 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