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1014 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 1000 AM EDT WED JUL 18 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          SUNNY     72  59  64 NE7       30.14S                  
VALPARAISO     FAIR      72  58  61 NE6       30.13F                  
MICHIGAN CITY* FAIR      68  55  64 NE3       30.14S                  
LAPORTE*       FAIR      69  56  63 NE3       30.14S                  
KNOX*          FAIR      66  55  68 NE6       30.13S                  
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      69  57  65 N5        30.13F                  
ELKHART*       FAIR      68  55  64 CALM      30.13F                  
GOSHEN         FAIR      69  60  73 NE6       30.12F                  
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      67  58  73 E5        30.11F                  
LOGANSPORT*      N/A     66  59  77 CALM      30.12S                  
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      70  59  68 NE5       30.12S                  
WARSAW*        FAIR      70  59  68 NE6       30.12S                  
KENDALLVILLE*  FAIR      69  55  59 E6        30.13S                  
AUBURN*        FAIR      70  59  68 E6        30.12F                  
FORT WAYNE     FAIR      73  61  65 E9        30.11S                  
HUNTINGTON*    FAIR      70  60  71 E5        30.10F                  
PERU/GRISSOM   FAIR      67  60  77 E5        30.10S                  
MARION*        FAIR      67  61  80 CALM      30.11S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Wednesday July 18, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 69 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Huntingburg.


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 BENTON County,IN

533 AM CDT Wed Jul 18 2018 /633 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018/

 DAY ONE  Early this Morning through Tonight.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Thursday  
  Limited Severe Thunderstorm Risk.
Friday  
  Limited Severe Thunderstorm Risk.
Sunday  
  Limited Lakeshore Flood Risk
  High Swim Risk

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IN
Issued at 440 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 80.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 23-27 JUL 25-JUL 31    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Wednesday July 18, 2018 the 199th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.850000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 21:10 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:02 EDT Ends 21:40 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Yesterday's Highs , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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JULY 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1889...
A cloudburst in West Virginia along the small creeks in Wirt County,
Jackson County and Wood County claimed twenty lives. Rockport WV reported
nineteen inches of rain in two hours and ten minutes that Thursday evening.
Tygart Creek rose 22 feet in one hour, and villages were swept away on
Tygart, Slate, Tucker, and Sandy Creeks. (The Weather Channel)
...1942...
A record deluge occurred at Smethport in northern Pennsylvania, with 30.7
inches in just six hours. The downpours and resultant flooding in
Pennsylvania were devastating. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
One of the most "photo-genic" tornadoes touched down in the northern
suburbs of Minneapolis MN during the late afternoon. The very slow moving
tornado actually appeared live on the evening news by way of an aerial
video taken by the KARE-TV helicopter crew. The tornado, unlike most, was
quite the prima donna, staying visible to tens of thousands of persons for
thirty minutes. It was moderate in intensity, with winds of 113-157 mph,
and caused 650 thousand dollars damage. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Alamosa CO with a reading of 38
degrees. The low of 52 degrees at Bakersfield CA was a record for July. Up
to eight inches of snow covered the Northern Sierra Nevada Range of
California from a storm the previous day. During that storm, winds gusting
to 52 mph at Slide Mountain NV produced a wind chill reading of 20 degrees
below zero. Susanville CA reached 17 degrees that previous day, Blue Canyon
CA dipped to a July record of 36 degrees, and the high of 44 degrees at
Klamath Falls OR smashed their previous record for July by ten degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sweltering heat continued in California, with record highs of 111 degrees
at Redding and 112 degrees at Sacramento. Death Valley CA hit 127 degrees.
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central Plains Region
produced baseball size hail at Kimball NE, wind gusts to 79 mph at Colby
KS, and six inches of rain near Lexington NE. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, northern Texas and
Arkansas during the afternoon, and into the night. Thunderstorms produced
baseball size hail at Stamford TX, and wind gusts to 92 mph near
Throckmorton TX. Record heat continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 115 degrees, and a 111 degree reading at Midland
TX was second only to their all-time record high of 112 degrees established
sixteen days earlier. (The National Weather Summary)


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