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Regional Hourly Observations For COLUMBIA County
Issued at 500 PM EST SAT DEC 16 2017

CENTRAL GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
AUGUSTA-BUSH   CLEAR     51  26  37 CALM      30.25R                  
AUGUSTA-DANIEL CLEAR     52  27  38 CALM      30.24F                  
COLUMBUS       CLEAR     56  27  32 W5        30.24R                  
MACON          CLEAR     54  30  40 E3        30.24S                  
ROBINS AFB     CLEAR     56  26  32 CALM      30.23S                  

  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAGRANGE*      CLEAR     54  27  35 CALM      30.24R                  
SYLVANIA*      CLEAR     53  33  45 CALM      30.26S                  
MILLEDGEVILLE* CLEAR     50  32  50 CALM      30.25R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 500pm EST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 51 degrees north, near 54 degrees central, and near 58 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are from the north at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Bainbridge. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Dalton.


Current NOWCAST not available:
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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

305 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For COLUMBIA County, GA
Issued at 503 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly clear this evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Not as cool with lows around 50. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 60.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                              GEORGIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:32 EST Set 17:30 EST
Transit Meridian 12:31 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:05 EST Ends 17:57 EST

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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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