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Regional Hourly Observations For THOMAS County
Issued at 700 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017

SAVANNAH       MOCLDY    45  39  79 S3        30.02S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  45; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                

VALDOSTA       CLOUDY    47  46  97 CALM      30.03R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  46; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                

ALMA           FOG       39  38  96 CALM      30.02S VSB 3/4          
6HR MIN TEMP:  37; 6HR MAX TEMP:  46;                                

ST SIMONS      CLOUDY    49  46  90 SW5       30.03S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  49; 6HR MAX TEMP:  53;                                

FT STEWART     MOCLDY    40  38  91 CALM      30.01S                  
ALBANY         CLOUDY    41  39  93 CALM      30.04F                  
HUNTER AFB     MOCLDY    43  38  83 CALM      30.00R                  
MOODY AFB      CLOUDY    46  46  99 CALM      30.02R                  
BRUNSWICK      CLOUDY    45  41  87 SW5       30.04S                  

BAINBRIDGE*    CLOUDY    46  46 100 CALM      30.03R                  
MOULTRIE*      CLOUDY    45  43  93 CALM      30.03F                  
VIDALIA*       MOCLDY    41  39  93 CALM      30.03R                  
WAYCROSS*      CLEAR     42  39  91 CALM      30.04R                  
DOUGLAS*       CLOUDY    41  41 100 CALM      30.04S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 600am EST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 38 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 31 degrees north. Winds are calm 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 50 degrees at Saint Simons. The lowest temperature is 30 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 THOMAS County
Hazardous report currently not available
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7-Day Forecast For THOMAS County, GA
Issued at 159 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds up to 5 mph.

Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Warmer. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 50s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70s.

Cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening, then slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70s.

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

Partly sunny. Chance of rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Georgia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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

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

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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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