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Regional Hourly Observations For OGLETHORPE County
Issued at 100 PM EST MON DEC 18 2017

ATLANTA        PTSUNNY   59  55  87 SW9       30.17F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  48; 6HR MAX TEMP:  59;                                

ATHENS         MOSUNNY   62  53  72 VRB6      30.15F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  48; 6HR MAX TEMP:  62;                                

CHAMBLEE       CLOUDY    55  51  86 SW6       30.17F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  46; 6HR MAX TEMP:  55;                                

PEACHTREE CITY CLOUDY    60  55  83 VRB3      30.19F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  48; 6HR MAX TEMP:  60;                                

ROME           CLOUDY    53  51  93 CALM      30.18F FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  45; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

WEST ATLANTA   CLOUDY    56  53  90 SW6       30.18F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  47; 6HR MAX TEMP:  56;                                

GAINESVILLE    SUNNY     60  52  74 VRB7      30.15F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  47; 6HR MAX TEMP:  61;                                

CARTERSVILLE   CLOUDY    52  51  97 VRB3      30.19F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  46; 6HR MAX TEMP:  54;                                

DALTON*        CLOUDY    52  52 100 CALM      30.21S                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* PTSUNNY   56  52  86 W8        30.16F FOG              
MARIETTA       CLOUDY    55  55 100 SW5       30.16F                  
KENNESAW*      CLOUDY    55  51  86 W10       30.19F FOG              
CANTON*        CLOUDY    57  54  88 NW6       30.17F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 59 degrees north, near 63 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. 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 75 degrees at Bainbridge. The lowest temperature is 52 degrees at Dalton and 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 OGLETHORPE County,GA

1106 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

Patchy dense fog, with visibilities of 1/4 mile or less, will be 
possible after midnight tonight. Otherwise, no hazardous weather 
is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

There is potential for heavy rainfall with a risk for Flash
Flooding over far north Georgia, from Rome to north of Gainesville,
Tuesday night and Wednesday. Also, there is a slight chance of
thunderstorms on Wednesday. 

There is also a slight chance for Thunderstorms over portions of
north Georgia Friday night.


Spotter activation will not be needed throught tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For OGLETHORPE County, GA
Issued at 1140 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. light West winds.

Areas of fog in the morning. Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. light Southwest winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

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

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

ETA Surface Forecast Maps, AVN 6-Panel Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:33 EST Set 17:31 EST
Transit Meridian 12:32 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:06 EST Ends 17:58 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

A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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