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Regional Hourly Observations For OCONEE County
Issued at 500 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

NORTH GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTA        MOCLDY    39  33  79 NW6       29.99R WCI  35          
ATHENS         CLOUDY    37  34  89 CALM      29.96F                  
CHAMBLEE       CLOUDY    38  30  73 W6        29.99R WCI  33          
PEACHTREE CITY CLOUDY    34  33  96 CALM      30.00S                  
ROME           CLEAR     35  29  78 N3        30.03S                  
WEST ATLANTA   CLOUDY    39  31  72 NW5       30.01R                  
GAINESVILLE    CLOUDY    39  32  76 W6        29.96F WCI  35          
CARTERSVILLE   CLEAR     35  29  78 CALM      30.04R                  

  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DALTON*        PTCLDY    32  28  86 CALM      30.05S                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* CLOUDY    39  32  76 W3        29.97F                  
MARIETTA       PTCLDY    38  28  67 NW9       29.99R WCI  31          
KENNESAW*      CLEAR     37  28  70 NW6       30.01S WCI  32          
CANTON*        CLEAR     36  32  87 W7        29.99S WCI  30          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 500am EST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 35 degrees north. Winds are from the west at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 51 degrees at Saint Simons. The lowest temperature is 32 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 OCONEE County,GA

556 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday  

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms across western and central
Georgia Sunday through Tuesday. There is uncertainty on how much
energy will be available for storm development. If this looks to
increase, then some stronger storms could be possible. Otherwise 
no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For OCONEE County, GA
Issued at 241 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

TODAY
Partly sunny. Highs 49 to 55. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 30. West winds up to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. light Southwest winds.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY
Cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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

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

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs around 60.

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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 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:31 EST Set 17:30 EST
Transit Meridian 12:30 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:05 EST Ends 17:56 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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