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Regional Hourly Observations For MACON County
Issued at 100 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018

CENTRAL GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
AUGUSTA-BUSH   PTSUNNY   86  77  74 S7        29.99F HX  97           
AUGUSTA-DANIEL FAIR      86  77  74 CALM      30.01F HX  97           
COLUMBUS       PTSUNNY   83  75  77 W5        30.03F HX  90           
MACON          PTSUNNY   87  75  67 W5        30.01F HX  96           
ROBINS AFB     MOSUNNY   89  75  64 SW5       30.00F HX  99           

  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAGRANGE*      PTSUNNY   87  78  72 S6        30.04F HX 100           
SYLVANIA*      PTSUNNY   87  78  76 W6        30.02F HX 100           
MILLEDGEVILLE* PTSUNNY   88  75  66 MISG      30.02F HX  97           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 87 degrees central, and near 87 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 90 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 76 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 west at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south 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 90 degrees at Brunswick. The lowest temperature is 80 degrees at Columbus.


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 MACON County,GA

1251 PM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

Scattered thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia
this afternoon and evening. A few of these storms could be 
strong, producing gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes. 
However, the main hazard will be locally heavy rainfall. The heavy
rain could cause temporary street flooding and ponding of water 
in low lying areas.


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday  

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Wednesday through 
Monday, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours each day. A few 
strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible each day with strong,
gusty winds, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall.


 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not requested but spotters are encouraged to 
submit reports of severe weather through the web by going to 
weather.gov/atlanta.

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7-Day Forecast For MACON County, GA
Issued at 1122 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 90. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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

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

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 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 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      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

Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.030000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:39 EDT Set 20:43 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:12 EDT Ends 21:10 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 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
...1941...
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
...1952...
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
...1957...
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky