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Regional Hourly Observations For WASHINGTON County
Issued at 400 PM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018

AUGUSTA-BUSH   CLOUDY    72  68  87 SW9       29.89F                  
AUGUSTA-DANIEL CLOUDY    71  66  84 SW7       29.90F                  
COLUMBUS       CLOUDY    71  66  84 NW7       29.98F                  
MACON          CLOUDY    71  70  96 NW5       29.95F                  
ROBINS AFB     CLOUDY    71  70  97 W5        29.95F                  

LAGRANGE*      PTSUNNY   70  66  86 NW6       29.99F                  
SYLVANIA*      RAIN      73  70  90 N10       29.92R                  
MILLEDGEVILLE* CLOUDY    70  64  83 W3        29.94F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Georgia
Based on observations at 400pm EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Georgia...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 89 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees south. Winds are from the northwest at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 90 degrees at Waycross. The lowest temperature is 65 degrees at Marietta and Kennesaw.

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 WASHINGTON County,GA

145 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight  

   Freeze Warning In Effect Tonight Through Sunday Morning For Far 
Northeast Georgia  

Showers and a few thunderstorms will affect portions of Central 
Georgia this morning. More substantial activity will develop later
this afternoon ahead of a cold front. Brief heavy rain and gusts
to 20 mph will be the main concerns, with lightning and higher
gusts the concerns in any thunderstorms that may develop. 

Behind the cold front, much colder temperatures will filter in to 
the area Saturday night. As we approach Sunday morning, temperatures 
in far Northeast Georgia will fall to around freezing for the first 
time this season. 

In addition to the cold temperatures, winds will increase as well, 
especially in the higher elevations where gusts will be in the 20 to 
30 mph range through early Sunday morning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

Spotter activation is not expected through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WASHINGTON County, GA
Issued at 238 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy late in the evening then becoming clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. light and variable winds.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around 10 mph.

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

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 20 percent.

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

Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 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 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:44 EDT Set 18:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:19 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EDT Ends 19:19 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

An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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