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Regional Hourly Observations For POLK County
Issued at 100 AM EDT MON OCT 22 2018

NORTH GEORGIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ATLANTA        FAIR      48  36  63 NE3       30.24F                  
ATHENS         FAIR      42  35  76 E3        30.26S                  
CHAMBLEE       FAIR      41  38  89 CALM      30.25F                  
PEACHTREE CITY FAIR      40  39  97 CALM      30.26S                  
ROME           FAIR      38  35  89 CALM      30.25F                  
WEST ATLANTA   FAIR      41  41 100 CALM      30.25F                  
GAINESVILLE    FAIR      44  40  85 CALM      30.27S                  
CARTERSVILLE   FAIR      36  35  96 CALM      30.26F                  

  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
DALTON*        FAIR      36  36 100 CALM      30.28R                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* FAIR      39  39 100 CALM      30.26S                  
MARIETTA       FAIR      42  37  82 CALM      30.24F                  
KENNESAW*      FAIR      41  38  89 CALM      30.26F                  
CANTON*        FAIR      41  36  81 CALM      30.26S                  
BLAIRSVILLE*   FAIR      34  34  97 CALM      30.27F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 54 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. Winds are from the northeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 56 degrees at Saint Simons. The lowest temperature is 36 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 POLK County,GA

930 PM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

A Frost Advisory is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM for north and
parts of central Georgia. A Freeze Warning is in effect from 
midnight until 8 AM for Towns and Union counties.

Clear skies and light winds have allowed temperatures to drop
quickly after sunset. After midnight, as temperatures drop to the
lower to mid 30s across the area, frost is expected to develop. 
The frost will be most prevalent in low lying areas and colder 
valleys.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

The threat for freezing temperatures or any frost will diminish
by 8 AM.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For POLK County, GA
Issued at 657 PM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018


FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT MONDAY

TONIGHT
Clear. Patchy frost late. Lows in the mid 30s. light and variable winds shifting to the east after midnight.

MONDAY
Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. light North winds.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

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

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

FRIDAY
Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs around 60. Chance of rain 20 percent.

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

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 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 
               OCT 27-OCT 31 OCT 29-NOV 4    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 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

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.380000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:45 EDT Set 18:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:19 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:21 EDT Ends 19:17 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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OCTOBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1985...
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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