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Regional Hourly Observations For NEWTON County
Issued at 500 PM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018

ATLANTA        PTSUNNY   66  56  70 NW15G23   29.97S                  
ATHENS         FAIR      70  55  59 W16G22    29.92F                  
CHAMBLEE       PTSUNNY   66  56  70 W14       29.97S                  
PEACHTREE CITY PTSUNNY   69  59  70 NW13      29.99R                  
ROME           FAIR      70  55  59 NW9       29.99S                  
WEST ATLANTA   CLOUDY    66  58  75 NW9       29.98S                  
GAINESVILLE    FAIR      66  56  70 W17G24    29.95S                  
CARTERSVILLE   FAIR      67  56  67 VRB3      29.99S                  

DALTON*        FAIR      68  54  60 NW7       30.02R                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* PTSUNNY   67  57  70 W8G22     29.95S                  
MARIETTA       PTSUNNY   67  56  67 W13       29.97S                  
KENNESAW*      PTSUNNY   67  57  70 W13G20    29.98F                  
CANTON*        FAIR      64  52  63 W13G18    29.99S                  
BLAIRSVILLE*   FAIR      61  51  70 N7        29.99S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 66 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 86 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 89 degrees at Waycross and Saint Simons. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at West Atlanta, Gainesville, Chamblee, and Atlanta.

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 NEWTON County,GA

145 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

   Freeze Warning In Effect Tonight Through Sunday Morning For Far 
Northeast Georgia  

Showers and a few thunderstorms will affect portions of Central 
Georgia this morning. More substantial activity will develop later
this afternoon ahead of a cold front. Brief heavy rain and gusts
to 20 mph will be the main concerns, with lightning and higher
gusts the concerns in any thunderstorms that may develop. 

Behind the cold front, much colder temperatures will filter in to 
the area Saturday night. As we approach Sunday morning, temperatures 
in far Northeast Georgia will fall to around freezing for the first 
time this season. 

In addition to the cold temperatures, winds will increase as well, 
especially in the higher elevations where gusts will be in the 20 to 
30 mph range through early Sunday morning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For NEWTON County, GA
Issued at 238 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. light and variable winds.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. light and variable winds.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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 October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:44 EDT Set 18:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:19 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EDT Ends 19:19 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

An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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