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Regional Hourly Observations For OCONEE County
Issued at 800 PM EDT SUN JUL 22 2018

NORTH GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTA        TSTM      82  65  56 NW8       29.77R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  82; 6HR MAX TEMP:  87; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

ATHENS         TSTM      78  71  79 W17G30    29.79R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  78; 6HR MAX TEMP:  88; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

CHAMBLEE       LGT RAIN  77  65  66 N14       29.79R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  77; 6HR MAX TEMP:  87; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

PEACHTREE CITY FAIR      83  71  67 CALM      29.77R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  82; 6HR MAX TEMP:  89;                                

ROME           MOCLDY    73  72  96 SE3       29.78R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  73; 6HR MAX TEMP:  89; 6HR PCP:  0.06;                

WEST ATLANTA   MOCLDY    79  68  69 NW7       29.79R THUNDER          
6HR MIN TEMP:  79; 6HR MAX TEMP:  87;                                

GAINESVILLE    MOCLDY    72  69  90 N5        29.82S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  85; 6HR PCP:  0.06;                

CARTERSVILLE   TSTM      70  70 100 N6        29.82R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  68; 6HR MAX TEMP:  85;                                


  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DALTON*        FAIR      77  70  78 N3        29.80R                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* LGT RAIN  74  66  76 CALM      29.79S                  
MARIETTA       LGT RAIN  74  67  77 NW15G23   29.80R                  
KENNESAW*      LGT RAIN  71  69  93 NW6       29.82R                  
CANTON*        LGT RAIN  72  68  88 CALM      29.83R                  
BLAIRSVILLE*   FAIR      67  66  94 CALM      29.85R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 79 degrees central, and near 80 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is thunder central. Winds are from the west at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 14 mph with gusts at 20 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 91 degrees at Alma. The lowest temperature is 69 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 OCONEE County,GA

250 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon through Tonight  

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will move across 
north and central Georgia through early this evening. Main threats 
will be small hail, locally heavy rain, brief gusty winds to 35 mph 
and cloud to ground lightning. Isolated strong to severe storms are 
possible but widespread severe weather is not anticipated through 
tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms can be expected Monday
through Saturday. A few storms could be strong to severe on any
day with the main hazards being strong gusty winds, frequent
lightning and minor flooding from heavy rainfall.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For OCONEE County, GA
Issued at 752 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog late. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY
Patchy fog in the morning. Chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. light and variable winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 70. light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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

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

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.080000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:42 EDT Set 20:41 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:41 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:16 EDT Ends 21:07 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 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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